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NCAA ruling 'great news' for Penn State, first-year coach James Franklin

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Steve Jones: 'Everybody's thrilled by this'

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The NCAA announced Monday that Penn State’s postseason ban has been lifted effective immediately. Also, the school’s full complement of football scholarships will be restored for the 2015 season.

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Best of Week 2: Three nationally relevant games on the slate

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Dantonio: 'This is a great opportunity for us'

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Three nationally relevant games offer the Big Ten a golden chance to make a statement this week. 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 2.

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Which injury is more worrisome: Melvin Gordon or Randy Gregory?

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Gary Andersen on Melvin Gordon: 'We're trying to be smart with him'

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The Big Ten had a solid showing in Week 1, registering a 12-2 record. However, there were several notable injuries in the opening week. Which one is the most worrisome?

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