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Best of Week 3: We have our first Big Ten game of the year, people!

Howard at Rutgers

Whose stock is up, and whose stock is down?

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Our weekly “Best of the Weekend Ahead” feature is back as we lay out the best of the best in Big Ten football for this Saturday. Best game? Best QB matchup? Best chance at an upset? We roll through it all. Read what we think, then tell us how you see Saturday shaping up.

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Big Ten links: Rutgers vs. Penn State, Iowa's run game woes & more

Gary Nova

Rutgers' Nova: 'Can't wait for Saturday'

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Every weekday morning’s Tom Dienhart scours the Internet for the latest news worthy headlines, then he tells you what that means for Big Ten teams Today: How does Rutgers handle Penn State’s air game? What’s up with Iowa’s ground game? Plus much more.

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NCAA ruling 'great news' for Penn State, first-year coach James Franklin

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Steve Jones: 'Everybody's thrilled by this'

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The NCAA announced Monday that Penn State’s postseason ban has been lifted effective immediately. Also, the school’s full complement of football scholarships will be restored for the 2015 season.

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Best of Week 2: Three nationally relevant games on the slate

Mark Dantonio

Dantonio: 'This is a great opportunity for us'

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Three nationally relevant games offer the Big Ten a golden chance to make a statement this week. But what’s the best coaching matchup? How about a player on the spot? senior writer Tom Dienhart provides an in-depth preview of what to watch for in Week 2.

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