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Big Ten links: Purdue hoops rolls, spring football approaches & more

Purdue at Indiana

Watch Purdue-Indiana highlights

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Happy Friday! In today’s spin around the Big Ten headlines, we look at Purdue’s impressive road win. Plus, Michigan football starts practice and all eyes are on the QBs. Speaking of QBs, why didn’t Athlon include any Big Ten names on that “10 QBs on the rise” list? Dive in and click around.

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Dienhart: Reviving freshman ineligibility is not the way to go

There is a growing buzz around the idea to make freshmen students ineligible to play football and men’s basketball, and that buzz stems from recent reports that several conferences – including the Big Ten – want to discuss the idea.

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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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