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Wednesday's Big Ten web links: Click, read, enjoy

Wanna make your Hump Day more enjoyable? Check out these Big Ten football links. Click, read, enjoy. Yes, it’s really that simple.

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Look ahead to 2012 season: Best of Week 2

Each week of the college football season offers a variety of games for fans to watch. I’m taking a super-early look at each week of the Big Ten season as a way to preview the 2012 campaign. Find my Week 2 schedule analysis in this post. Here’s Week 1, if you missed it.

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Dienhart: Q&A with Ohio State's Ed Warinner

Urban Meyer has built an impressive staff at Ohio State. On defense, Meyer retained coordinator Luke Fickell and lured Everett Withers from North Carolina to help run the unit. On offense, Meyer tabbed Tom Herman from Iowa State to serve as coordinator. And the offense will be co-coordinated with Ed Warinner, one of the nation’s most respected—and underrated—offensive minds.

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Tuesday's links: About those 2015-16 schedules

The Big Ten announced its conference football schedules for the 2015-16 seasons. And the reactions in some precincts were interesting, which makes for a good jumping off point for Tuesday’s Big Ten grid links.

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Look ahead to 2012 season: Best of Week 1

Each week of the college football season offers a variety of games for fans to watch. I’ll start taking an early look at each week of the Big Ten season as a way to preview the 2012 campaign. Find my Week 1 schedule analysis in this post.

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Dienhart: My top 10 Big Ten defensive linemen

The Big Ten lost some good defensive linemen after last season. Four defensive tackles and three ends were selected in the NFL draft, highlighted by first-round pick Whitney Mercilus (Illinois). Also drafted were: Michigan State tackle Jerel Worthy (Packers), Penn State tackle Devon Still (Bengals), Michigan tackle Mike Martin (Titans), Nebraska tackle Jared Crick (Texans) and Iowa end Mike Daniels (Packers) and Penn State end Jack Crawford (Raiders).

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Dienhart: Instant 2015-16 schedule analysis

The Big Ten announced its 2015-16 conference football schedules on Monday morning. It’s difficult to know which teams will be good this far in advance, but it’s always fun to think about the future. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart breaks down the 2015-16 Big Ten schedules in this post. What are some of the top cross-division games? Which teams don’t play during the 2015-16 seasons? And which teams benefit the most from these schedules?

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Ready, set, click Monday's best B1G web links

Got a case of the “Mondays”? Read these Big Ten football links! They’re 100 percent guaranteed. And you’ll be cheerier because of it.

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Reader Mail: Football Playoff Questions Roll In

How could potential costs come into play when officials discuss a college football playoff? What about the idea of home games for potential playoff qualifiers? Could there be more conference expansion coming? These are the questions that came into our BTN reader mailbox this week.

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Dienhart: My Top 10 Big Ten Offensive Linemen

I’ve been using the offseason to rank a number of units, including running backs and tight ends. You can find all of my ranking posts over here. And now I turn my attention to ranking of the Top 10 Big Ten offensive linemen.

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Hit the Links: Surfing Across Today's Big Ten News

Delivered my usual Big Ten news analysis and links this week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Now, it”s Friday. So before you try to cut out early to avoid this guy asking you to come to work over the weekend, check out these extra-super-terrific Big Ten grid links. Your life will be changed forever.

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Dienhart: My Top 10 Big Ten Tight Ends

The tight end spot continues to evolve into a more prominent position across the football landscape, as teams are featuring them more often as vertical passing threats.

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Analyzing Wisconsin's 2012 Schedule

In my last Big Ten football schedule analysis post, I examine Wisconsin, your defending Big Ten champions. What will be the Badgers’ toughest non-conference and conference games? Where does the schedule get really rugged? Go ahead and guess which game I call their “must win” game, then read the rest of this post to what else I picked.

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Thursday's Links: More Big Ten Meetings Buzz

News continued to pour out of Chicago as Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and league’s athletic directors wrapped up meetings highlighted by discussions of a playoff—among other juicy topics. Let’s dig in.

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Dienhart: Ranking 2012's Big Ten WRs

Who will be the best receiver in the Big Ten? It’s a difficult question. The position lost a lot of good talent after last season. How much?

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