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Iowa at Penn State

Big Ten links: Iowa back on track, spring football talk & more

That gutty overtime win by Iowa at Penn State on Saturday likely sealed an NCAA bid for the Hawkeyes. So, after that two-game skid that saw Iowa lose at home to Minnesota and at Northwestern, the Hawkeyes have won four in a row, something an Iowa team hasn’t strung together since the 2005-06 season. Iowa improved to 10-6 in the Big Ten and 19-10 overall. It’s the program’s first winning Big Ten season since 2006-07. The Hawkeyes were 9-9 in each of the past two seasons. Iowa picked up its sixth win in the month of February, something that hasn’t

Paul Chryst

Wisconsin spring preview: Our early look at the Badgers in 2015

For the second time since 2012, Wisconsin was rocked by an unexpected coaching defection. First, it was Bret Bielema bolting for Arkansas after the 2012 season. Next, Gary Andersen took off for Oregon State after last season. But Wisconsin A.D. Barry Alvarez turned to a native son this time, tabbing Madison denizen, former Badger player and assistant and Wisconsin grad Paul Chryst for the post. And Chryst—who coached Pitt prior to coming home–will walk into a good situation. In fact, Chryst’s team should be tabbed the favorite to win the Big Ten West. But for that to happen, work must

Minnesota at Michigan State

Big Ten links: Big win for Gophers, hope for Iowa & a social media story

Happy Friday! In today's Big Ten links we review Minnesota's big win, take look at Iowa's tourney hopes, and found an interesting IndyStar.com story on the perils of social media. Also, Michigan State's Mark Hollis is all for discussion of freshman preparedness, but he would vote against ineligibility. Let's dive in and read some more.

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Rutgers Spring Preview: Our early look at the Scarlet Knights in 2015

The Big Ten debut for Rutgers was a success, as Kyle Flood led the Scarlet Knights to a bowl and a fourth-place finish in the rugged Big Ten East. It was RU’s fourth postseason appearance in succession, as the Scarlet Knights finished with three wins in their last four games. Now, Flood will try to move Rutgers up the food chain in the East. And he’ll have lots of key players back to help that cause. But work must be done. [ MORE: View Tom Dienhart’s other Big Ten spring previews ] Here are three key areas Rutgers must focus

Mail call! Now's a good time to check out the Big Ten tiebreakers

How does the Big Ten basketball tiebreaker work? Are the Terps for real? Could Iowa make some noise in the Big Ten tourney? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart tackles those questions and more in his weekly mailbag feature.

Big Ten links: Take a quick spin around Thursday's Big Ten headlines

In Thursday's Big Ten links, we present an update on the NCAA bracketology (because the tourney is coming at us fast). Also, various outlets and reporters tell us about Michigan DB Jabrill Peppers, the QB race at Northwestern, Nebraska's Mike Riley, and more.

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Purdue Spring Preview: Our early look at the Boilermakers in 2015

Two seasons, four wins. That’s it. No one said Darrell Hazell had an easy job, but it’s time to show a pulse after getting one Big Ten win in two seasons. This is Year Three. The roster is improving, but there still are glaring needs—especially from a speed standpoint. [ MORE: View Tom Dienhart’s other Big Ten spring previews ] Here are three key areas Purdue needs to focus on this spring. 1. Find playmakers. This offense lacked significant, steady explosion with speedy running backs Akeem Hunt and Raheem Mostert—two go-the-distance talents. Now, both are gone. Who will stretch defenses