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Big Ten links: Catch up with Monday's news digest

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How many games could Penn State win this fall? Here comes the NBA Draft – who is the most intriguing prospect? Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh had QB campers do an interesting drill. Read these stories and more in Monday’s Big Ten news digest.

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Big Ten links: Thursday's news digest is here

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Which NBA owner is kicking himself for not drafting Draymond Green in 2012? One outlet gives us a nice update on former Wisconsin standout Chris Borland. Another outlets ranks the “best night game environments” in football, too. Catch up with Thursday’s Big Ten news digest.

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Best of Week 10: Full seven-game slate to open November

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Yeah, J.T. Barrett is kind of good

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All 14 Big Ten teams are in action on the first Saturday in November. And, no doubt, a big focus will be on Columbus, Ohio, where Nebraska travels to play Ohio State. This is the month championship teams make a push. Who’s gonna step up?

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Ranking 2016 Big Ten West non-conference schedules

Sep 12, 2015; Ames, IA, USA; Iowa State Cyclones defensive back Kamari Cotton-Moya (5) dives and misses Iowa Hawkeyes running back LeShun Daniels Jr. (29) at Jack Trice Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reese Strickland-USA TODAY Sports

Hawkeyes discuss 2016 spring practice

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If Nebraska is going to have a banner season, it will have to navigate a challenging non-conference slate that is highlighted by a visit from Oregon. Conversely, Purdue’s Darrell Hazell catches a break by not having much heavy lifting out of conference.

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Best of Week 9: It's Michigan vs. Michigan State week!

Oct 17, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan State Spartans celebrate a touchdown in the third quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Dantonio talks wild win at Michigan

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Welcome to Week 9, which has a couple of hefty matchups with Michigan at Michigan State and Nebraska at Wisconsin. And, Northwestern’s trip to Ohio State could be compelling, too. This could be a season-defining Saturday, which features six games.

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Ranking 2016 Big Ten East non-conference schedules

Jan 2, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions head coach James Franklin looks on from the sideline during the third quarter against Georgia Bulldogs at EverBank Field. Georgia defeated Penn State 24-17 to win the 2016 TaxSlayer Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Logan Bowles-USA TODAY Sports

How awesome was this Saquon Barkley play?

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With the Big Ten playing nine league games for the first time since 1984, there are fewer non-conference tilts with each school playing just three. So, the number of marquee out-of-conference games has been trimmed. Still, there are some intriguing matchups.

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Big Ten links: Harbaugh, rankings & more in Friday's news digest

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One writer says Jim Harbaugh calling Nick Saban a hypocrite is something the Big Ten should embrace. Speaking of Harbaugh, he met with baseball legend Hank Aaron recently. In other news, one publication says the nation’s top linebacker is … well, come read it for yourself. Another publication says Nebraska’s has the best set of wide receivers in the Big Ten, and the use data to explain why. Friday’s news digest is now available.

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