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Dienhart: Big Ten's early MVP? It's Wisconsin's Ethan Happ

Let me be the first to apologize to Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan. Also, no offense to Iowa’s Peter Jok. And, I hope Maryland’s Melo Trimble understands. But as the calendar is about to flip to February, there is no Big Ten player more valuable, versatile and dynamic than Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ.

Overall recruiting appeal: A look at the Big Ten West in 2017

Earlier, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart looked at the overall recruiting appeal of the football programs in the Big Ten East. Now, it's time for him to take a look at the programs in the Big Ten West.

Big Ten Whiteboard: Everyone ready for Purdue at Maryland?

As the conference season chugs toward the halfway point, it’s becoming clearer that Wisconsin and Maryland are the teams to beat. But keep an eye on Northwestern, which has won six in a row.

Dienhart: Best of Week 5 in Big Ten conference play

Another week, another chance for Wisconsin and Maryland to assert their dominance in the Big Ten. And it’s becoming more apparent that Northwestern is a legit NCAA team, as the Wildcats have ripped off six wins in a row. Can NU win the Big Ten?

Overall recruiting appeal: A look at the Big Ten East in 2017

With Signing Day on Wednesday, players are in the midst of making their college choices. A lot of things go into a kid’s decision on where to go to college. Academics, coaching, facilities and tradition are just a few of the factors.

The Replacements: Top 5 Wisconsin players to replace

Wisconsin loses some serious talent in 2017, but there's no reason to believe the Badgers won't reload like usual. Tom Dienhart lists the team's top five departures.