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Big Ten Championship: Underrated & understated quarterbacks will be key

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports’s Tom Dienhart is in Indianapolis for Saturday’s Big Ten Football Championshiop and he writes about the quarterbacks – Wisconsin’s Joel Stave/Tanner McEvoy and Ohio State’s Cardale Jones. “It won’t conjure images of Brady vs. Manning. Still, the signal-callers in the 2014 Big Ten title game still will be the keys to victory for their respective teams.”

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Dienhart: Saturday's outcome could keep a Big Ten bowl-eligible team home

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An email sent to Big Ten presidents and athletic directors earlier this week indicated that there’s a chance a league team that is bowl eligible could miss out on the postseason. That possibility will hinge on what happens in the Big Ten championship game this Saturday in Indianapolis between Ohio State and Wisconsin.

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Dienhart: Fast-moving Nebraska lands proven head coach in Mike Riley

Mike Riley at Oregon State

BTN's DiNardo on Riley's hiring

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Give Nebraska credit for one thing: It acted quickly in hiring a coach by tabbing Oregon State’s Mike Riley. But did the Huskers get the right guy? With Bo Pelini’s dismissal still fresh in their minds, Huskers fans started a raging debate immediately, and that debate with stay hot right up until Nebraska’s season opener against BYU next Sept. 5.

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