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Dienhart: Spring game adds to opening chapter of Chryst's Wisconsin career

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Paul Chryst knows the culture of this school and state. He knows, loves it, sells it and embraces it … and most importantly, he understands it. That’s what makes Chryst so perfect for this job. He’s a natural in Wisconsin red. And, it showed today in Wisconsin’s spring game.

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Darrell Hazell Q&A: Improvement from 2013 to now is 'night and day'

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Will David Blough be Purdue's QB in 2015?

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When speaking to Darrell Hazell, it’s impossible not to be impressed with the third-year Purdue boss. Tough, unflappable, focused, goal-oriented and positive … always positive, even though Hazell has exactly one Big Ten victory in two seasons in West Lafayette. No matter, when Hazell says he is on track to succeed, you believe him.

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James Franklin Q&A: 'I understand our players better and Penn State better'

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The nation is abuzz over Jim Harbaugh’s arrival at Michigan. And Ohio State is coming off a national title behind Urban Meyer, while Michigan State has emerged as an elite program under Mark Dantonio. But keep an eye on Penn State and James Franklin in the uber-tough Big Ten East.

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Which school is Big Ten Running Back U? Let's take a look at recent numbers

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Carlos Hyde goes for five TDs at Illinois

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The Big Ten likely will end its first-round drought in this year’s draft, as Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon looks primed to be a top selection. There also is an outside chance Indiana’s Tevin Coleman could go in the opening round in what is lauded by many as a deep collection of backs available nation-wide.

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Big Ten links: Big Ten football satellite camps rankle one SEC coach

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In Thursday’s Big Ten links, Tom Dienhart looks at the simmering controversy around Big Ten football teams setting up camp in SEC country. Also, what did Jim Harbaugh say this time? And how is Michigan State football giving Western Michigan football a boost? Get the answers to these questions and more in this post.

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Dienhart: Check out Wisconsin's 10-year NFL draft snapshot

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This Montee Ball montage is impressive!

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Wisconsin has been one of the Big Ten’s bellwether programs of late, and that success has yielded 42 picks in the last 10 NFL drafts. See Tom Dienhart’s Wisconsin’s NFL draft snapshot inside.

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Dienhart: Here's what I learned in Saturday's five spring games

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There was a lot of spring game action across the Big Ten over the weekend. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue all hosted spring games Saturday, leaving four Big Ten teams still in action.

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Dienhart: Check out Purdue's 10-year NFL draft snapshot

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Ryan Kerrigan: Best d-linemen of the 2000s

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Purdue has had some surprising success in the last 10 NFL drafts, with 19 overall selections and three first-round picks. Not bad for a program that has been to just four bowls in the last 10 years.

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Latest Big Ten QB buzz includes Buckeyes' timeline to name a starter

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Urban Meyer wants to name a starting quarterback by the middle of Ohio State’s training camp (pssst, Ohio State’s spring game is on BTN/BTN2Go Saturday). And there’s a QB battle at Rutgers, too. And where dopes Jake Rudock fit in at Michigan? We take a spin around Friday’s Big Ten headlines.

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Randy Edsall Q&A: 'Our guys have a lot of confidence'

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Three TDs in Maryland's spring game? Yup!

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Maryland enjoyed a successful Big Ten debut in 2014, going 7-6 overall and 4-4 in conference play. That allowed the Terps to finish in third place in the uber-tough East Division highlighted by roads victories at Penn State and at Michigan. Now, it’s time to keep developing.

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