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Ohio State is going to be OK. In fact, maybe this still can be a special season for the Buckeyes, even without Braxton Miller.
What did Tom Dienhart learn in Michigan State’s season-opening win over Jacksonville State on Friday night? Here’s what!
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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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The Illinois defense struggled in 2013. The good news: Illinois defensive coordinator Tim Banks thinks his group is improved. Find out why inside.
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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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What did we learn from Rutgers’ Week 1 victory over Washington State? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart has the answer here!
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What did Tom Dienhart learn from Minnesota’s season-opening win over Eastern Illinois? Find out inside!
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Lots of questions from readers coming off the BTN bus tour. Plus, the season is underway. So, let’s answer some of your queries. Keep ‘em coming!
Like bold predictions? Of course, you do! Well, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Week 1 bold predictions and observations in this post.
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Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff tops BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s preseason player rankings. Who else made his top five? Find out inside!
The day has arrived! Big Ten football kicks off tonight, with Minnesota hosting Eastern Illinois (7 ET, BTN/BTN2Go). Before the action, get Thursday’s top Big Ten headlines.
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BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart explains how there are two prime opportunities for the Big Ten to earn some much-needed credibility by scoring victories vs. elite programs.
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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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.
Not many people know the Big Ten as well as former Iowa quarterback Chuck Long. Tom Dienhart goes one-on-one in this Q&A with the former Hawkeye standout.
Everyone can agree Wisconsin-LSU is the most intriguing Week 1 Big Ten matchup, right? Right. OK, now it’s time for Tom Dienhart’s full Week 1 Big Ten game rankings.
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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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The Big Ten recently unveiled what its 2014 men’s basketball tourney bracket will look like going forward now that the conference has 14 teams. The format will feature a double-bye for the top four seeds.
I have to say: I was a bit shocked to see this report that Tanner McEvoy has beaten out Joel Stave for the starting quarterback job at Wisconsin. This decision surprises, unlike the other quarterback competitions this fall that saw Danny Etling win the job at Purdue, Gary Nova prevail at Rutgers and Wes Lunt emerge at Illinois.
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I’ve spent months (seems like years, some days) analyzing the coming 2014 season. I’ve talked to head coaches. assistant coaches and players. I even asked the greeter at my local Walmart who he likes to win the Big Ten. Hey, he’s a big Ohio State fan. I wanted to at least humor the guy, ya know?
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With the 2014 BTN bus tour in the rearview mirror, it’s time to take a look back at my team-by-team player on the rise. These are the players who have a bright future. They might not be a star or consistent regular this fall, but you should learn their names and get to like their games.
The BTN bus traveled almost 4,000 miles, beginning in Bloomington, Ind., on Aug. 4 and ending in Champaign, Ill., on Aug. 20. We have kicked the tires on all 14 teams one last time—watching practice, talking to players, talking to coaches–before the season kicks off next week. Deep breath!