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7:00 PMMichigan St. at IndianaWatch
7:00 PMMichigan at PurdueWatch
7:00 PMPrinceton at Michigan St.Watch
7:00 PMCanisius at Penn St.Watch
8:00 PMNorthwestern at IowaWatch
8:00 PMRutgers at MinnesotaWatch
8:05 PMSt. Cloud St. at MinnesotaWatch

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Signing Day talk, NFL Hall of Fame & more in Monday's Big Ten links

Wednesday is Signing Day. And no lead-up to the big day would be complete without the requisite “do recruiting stars really matter?” story. Here you go. *** More Signing Day scuttlebutt: Check out this video with Barton Simmons of 247 Sports, who looks at how some big-time programs—including Michigan–are scrambling with Signing Day near. *** How much of an investment is Rutgers making in recruiting? Between the 2007 and 2011 seasons, Rutgers spent an average of $322,062 annually on its football recruiting budget, according to a review of the university’s athletics department fiscal year reports since 2008. That line item

Purdue at Indiana

Tom Dienhart's top 5 Purdue Boilermakers to replace in 2015

The building project continues for Darrell Hazell at Purdue. There was progress from Year One to Year Two, as the Boilermakers went from 1-11 overall (0-8 Big Ten) in 2013 to 3-9 (1-7) last season.

Virginia Tech at Penn State

D.J. Newbill Q&A: 'I am more patient on the court'

Finally, after six losses in a row, Penn State has some momentum. It is much-needed. On Wednesday night, the Nittany Lions took down visiting Minnesota, 63-58, with Brandon Taylor—the team’s second-leading scorer–out with a knee injury. Before that, Penn State toppled Rutgers, 79-51, to earn its first Big Ten win of the season. Now, the Nittany Lions will play at Illinois on Saturday with a modest two-game winning streak and a bit of swagger. One player who deserves credit for the mini-surge is senior guard D.J. Newbill, the hub of this team that began the season with a 12-1 mark

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Tom Dienhart's top 5 Penn State players to replace in 2015

The debut for James Franklin had its ups and downs. The Nittany Lions opened the season 4-0 and then went in a 2-6 funk to end the season before rallying to beat Boston College in overtime in the Pinstripe Bowl. senior writer Tom Dienhart takes a look at the Top Five Penn State players who must be replaced in 2015.

Ranking Big Ten players who have declared for the NFL draft

The Big Ten suffered some key attrition with players declaring for the 2015 draft, which will be April 30-May 2 in Chicago. Tom Dienhart ranks the 11 Big Ten players who have declared for the NFL Draft.

Big Ten Links: Tackling the recruiting advantage of 'unofficial visits'

Interesting take from Bleacher Report that says the Big Ten needs to fight back on recruiting rules that favor the SEC. The author of this piece, Greg Couch, says unofficial visits hurt Big Ten schools, who can’t get as many from top players as SEC schools on those “unofficials” because of proximity. Unofficial visits aren’t paid for by the school, so it’s cheaper for a recruit in the south to drive to many SEC schools than it is for them to fly to a Big Ten one. The story quotes BTN’s very own Gerry DiNardo, too. “The Big Ten can advocate for