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Big Ten survey: What is the loudest Big Ten arena?

Northwestern at Maryland

Here's one loud Big Ten arena

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The Big Ten has some intimidating venues. Loud crowds, suffocating environments, blaring pep bands. Just watch the video clip from one of the Big Ten’s newest member schools in this post. So, which school has the best home-court advantage in the Big Ten?

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Iowa Spring Preview: What's ahead for Iowa football in 2015

Iowa at Purdue

Watch Kirk Ferentz discuss newcomers

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Kirk Ferentz will have plenty of veteran talent to work with as he embarks on his 17th season at Iowa. The defense has remained a steady force in recent years; the offense has been inconsistent. To that end, Ferentz tweaked his staff by naming his son Brian the run-game coordinator in addition. Brian will also remain coach of the offensive line, a mainstay unit on any Iowa team.

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Big Ten links: Illini wins a thriller, Iowa stumbles & some NFL Draft news

Michigan at Illinois

Watch Illinois-Michigan highlights

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In Fridays Big Ten links, we take a closer look at Illinois OT win over Michigan. Plus, what does Purdue need to do to make the men’s tourney? And here’s an an update on Penn State and their sanctions. Take a spin around Friday’s headlines in the Big Ten

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Big Ten mailbag: Can Badgers nab No. 1 seed? How far can Iowa go? Read on

This week your questions include “What does Wisconsin need to do to earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tourney?” “Will Nebraska men’s basketball make it to the NCAA tournament again?” and “How about Iowa’s Fran McCaffery as Big Ten Coach of the Year?” among others. Our senior writer’s answers are in this post.

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Big Ten links: Michigan hangs in, Iowa's McCaffery responds & more

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In Thursday’s Big Ten links, we look at a number of stories, including one on Michigan’s NCAA tourney hopes and another on a new addition to Tom Crean’s Indiana roster. Hint: The new guy plays football. Also, Iowa coach Fran McCaffery talked to local reporters and made himself perfectly clear on a number of issues involving the eye-poking incident. Watch the video from HawkCentral.com.

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Big Ten Signing Day: Notes on legacies, brothers, flips & more

Mike Riley - Signing Day

Mike Riley on Huskers' signing class

National signing day for football has become a major happening as Big Ten football programs join the rest of the nation’s teams to officially welcome their signed football recruits. But once the dust settled and the lists were set, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart pulled together a few more of the interesting notes from around the Big Ten.

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Big Ten Links: One look at the Big Ten the day after Signing Day

National Championship-Ohio State Celebration

Watch Urban Meyer discuss signing class

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In Thursday morning’s roundup of Big Ten stories from beat writers, we collected a number of interesting “day after Signing Day” links, including one that says Ohio State’s offensive coordinator is certain Braxton Miller will return. Also, who flipped? And which two schools had surprisingly good days? All that and more in this post.

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