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Tom Dienhart's 20 Big Ten football questions for Week 1

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It's time to go Around the Big Ten!

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It’s Friday, the day before game day. (Well, Michigan State plays Jacksonville State tonight and Minnesota and Rutgers played last night. But, you get my point.) And my mind is filled with questions. Here are 20 to ponder until kickoff.

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Devin Gardner, unsold tickets & more in today's Big Ten headlines

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When discussing Michigan’s season, most focus on the offensive line as the key area. No doubt, the unit has a lot of pressure to perform after a lackluster effort in 2013. But quarterback Devin Gardner also has a big role. He must grasp new coordinator Doug Nussmeier’s attack—and play within the system. He can’t try to do too much.

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Best of Week 1: All eyes on LSU vs. Wisconsin

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Our experts give their predictions for the Big Ten West

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Wisconsin’s Week 1 matchup with LSU is a must-see prime-time showdown. But what’s the best coaching matchup? How about a player on the spot? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides an in-depth preview of what to watch for in Week 1.

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Michigan's captains, Iowa's opener & OSU's new QB? It's in Wednesday's links

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Around the Big Ten: Beat reporters check in

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In Wednesday’s Big Ten links, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart takes a spin around the headlines they include a look at how Michigan chooses football captains now, Iowa’s preparation for Northern Iowa, and a number of other stories. Dive in and get caught up.

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Heisman hopefuls? Take a spin through Tuesday's Big Ten headlines

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Watch BTN talk to Melvin Gordon

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With the season about to start, the Heisman talk is beginning to heat up. No doubt, defending champ Jameis Winston of Florida State is everyone’s favorite. But a few Big Ten players made the list of Mike Huguenin of NFL.com. Who is the top Big Ten contender with Braxton Miller out? Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon.

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Big Ten Power Rankings: Michigan State tops our expert's first poll

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Who do our experts pick to win the East?

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The Big Ten season kicks off Thursday. Before the action starts, make sure to check out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s preseason power rankings. His top team? Michigan State, the reigning Big Ten champ, of course. See where every team lands here.

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It's time for Monday's 10 Big Ten headlines

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BTN Live - Maryland WR Stefon Diggs

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Is there a better wideout in the Big Ten than Maryland’s Stefon Diggs? Probably not. The guy is a stud coming off a broken leg that ruined his 2013. Check this out: Ex-Terp and current Ravens receiver Torrey Smith has called Diggs the most naturally gifted receiver ever to play at Maryland. But the coaches would like to see him become more of a student.

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