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Wisconsin RB Montee Ball victim of unprovoked assault

Star Wisconsin running back and top Heisman contender Montee Ball was the victim of an “unprovoked assault” on Wednesday morning, according to Madison police. Here is a link to a report on the incident.

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Dienhart: My analysis of Sporting News preseason poll

The Sporting News released its preseason college football poll.

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Ready, set, click Wednesday's top Big Ten web links

Hope your week is going well. If not, here are some of the best Big Ten links that I found from around the web. Get to reading!

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Dienhart: Penn State will miss RB Silas Redd

News of star running back Silas Redd leaving Penn State for USC isn’t a shock, but it will be a blow to a Nittany Lion offense that already figured to be challenged even with Redd.

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Northwestern: 10 reasons to be excited in 2012

It’s four bowls in a row and counting for Northwestern. And that’s a school record. The next goal: Win the program’s first postseason game since claiming the Rose Bowl after the 1948 season. If you are scoring in Evanston, that’s nine bowl defeats in succession. Pat Fitzgerald knows all of this. And it keeps him motivated. His offense has been clicking and doing its part in recent years.

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NCAA: NU WR Kyle Prater eligible for 2012 season

Northwestern received good news Tuesday from the NCAA, which ruled USC transfer receiver Kyle Prater will be eligible to play this fall.

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Big Ten web links: Read Tuesday's top stories

Good morning. It’s Tuesday, and it’s time for the best daily links from across the Big Ten.

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Minnesota: 10 reasons to be excited in 2012

Last season was one of transition for Minnesota. Tim Brewster was out after three-and-a-half years and a 15-30 overall record (6-21 Big Ten). Jerry Kill was in, arriving after a successful three-year run at Northern Illinois that produced a 23-16 overall mark and three bowl bids.

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Dienhart: One List for Argument's Sake

Feuds are what help make college sports great. They get fans fired up. They create additional interest in already great games. So long those lines, the fellas at Lost Lettermen compiled a list of their top 10 college football coaching rivalries, and the Big Ten is well-represented. As you read, you’ll notice one coach who appears more often than some others.

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Big Ten web links: Click on Monday's top stories

It’s the Monday following Big Ten Media Days, we’re getting closer and closer to the college football season, so there’s plenty of terrific Big Ten web links from around the web. Get all of Monday’s top clicks in this post.

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Dienhart: Suspension further clouds Iowa RB situation

The running back hex at Iowa continues. De’Andre Johnson had a legal run in with law for a second time in three days after he failed to pull over after speeding on Saturday. Two days earlier, Johnson was cited for suspicion of disorderly house. Kirk Ferentz subsequently suspended Johnson.

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News & Notes: Penn State's Mauti Shows Heart

Michael Mauti looks like he’s ready to hit somebody or something. The Penn State linebacker sports slicked back hair that covers his neck, his suit coat pulled tight across his arms and shoulders as he leans forward answering questions and staring at a water bottle in front of him. They are tough questions about teammates transferring, and Mauti speaks with passion. He speaks from the heart. It’s refreshing.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Let's Dive Into Football

I’m at the Big Ten Media Day & Kickoff Luncheon and I’m covering Friday’s player and coach media availability so I’ll have more on that later today. Joining me is BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina, and we both on  on Twitter (@BTNTomDienhart & @BTNBrentYarina). Tonight BTN airs a 90-minute Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon Special at 8 p.m. ET, hosted by Dave Revsine, with analysis from BTN’s Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Watch it live on BTN/BTN2Go.

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Dienhart: More Big Ten News, Notes & Tweets

I spent most of Thursday listening to Big Ten coaches and officials address the upcoming season among other topics, then I filed these reports throughout the day. Here are a few extra notes from my notebook of Thursday’s Big Ten Media Day.

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Dienhart: NU's Fitzgerald Floats Title Idea

Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald is a smart man who calls himself the “youngest ‘old school’ coach” in the nation. But he had one of the most radical ideas today to deal with the perceived competitive imbalance between the Legends and Leaders Divisions.

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