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Today
12:00 PMPurdue at RutgersWatch
1:00 PMN. Dakota at WisconsinWatch
2:00 PMMinnesota at IndianaWatch
3:00 PMMichigan at NebraskaWatch
5:00 PMIllinois at Ohio St.Watch
Tuesday Jan 24
7:00 PMPenn St. at Ohio St.Watch
Wednesday Jan 25
7:00 PMNorthwestern at MichiganWatch
8:00 PMMichigan St. at WisconsinWatch

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Big Ten Mailbag: Most important Minnesota unit vs. TCU?

Digging around my email on a hot summer night, enjoying some of the correspondence from devoted visitors to BTN.com. I have gotten a lot of negative responses for a recent story I penned about Connor Cook being the best player in the Big Ten. Cook isn’t even the best player on his own team. Other than your obvious disdain for Ohio State, how can you be thinking this? – Nathan Point taken. The Big Ten has several good candidates for “best player.” Ohio State RB Ezekiel Elliott, any Buckeye quarterback, OSU defensive end Joey Bosa. Maybe Wisconsin running back Corey

Big Ten links: Big Ten media days recap, Riley's good-guy image & more

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Big Ten's Jim Delany eyes true balance between athletics & academics

When BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart asked Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany for the biggest challenge ahead, Delany pointed to the "sweet spot" for student-athlete that balances the educational experience and the rich athletic experience. But that's just one of several challenges, including the new game scheduling outlines.

Dienhart: Connor Cook is the Big Ten's best football player

BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart took a close look at Michigan State QB Connor Cook during the opening day of Big Ten Football Media Days, and our writer comes away with this impression: Cook is the best player in the Big Ten.

Buckeyes suspend Bosa, three other key players for season opener

Ohio State announced today the suspensions of four key players for the season opening game at Virginia Tech on Sept. 7. Junior defensive end Joey Bosa, sophomore H-back Jalin Marshall, senior receiver Corey Smith and junior H-back Dontre Wilson have been suspended for violating department of athletics policy. The Buckeyes will miss the foursome, as Bosa, Marshall, Smith and Wilson are expected to play key roles this season for a team projected by most to be No. 1 in the nation. Bosa is the preseason Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Some feel he may be the No. 1

Big Ten links: New Big Ten coaches, media days primer & more

Of the Big Ten’s three new coaches—Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst, Nebraska’s Mike Riley, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh–which one figures to have the best debut? One poll tabs Chryst. I’m not gonna disagree with that. *** Who doesn’t enjoy a good walk-on story? Here are the best ones for Penn State from the last 12 years. Does get it get much better than Matt McGloin? As a fifth-year senior, McGloin led the Big Ten with 3,266 yards and 24 touchdowns that season and showed new-found efficiency with just five interceptions. *** Big Ten media days begins this Thursday. And Dustin Hockensmith of Pennlive.com