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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?

Melvin Gordon and Randy Gregory

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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Tom Dienhart's 20 Big Ten football questions for Week 1

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It's time to go Around the Big Ten!

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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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Devin Gardner, unsold tickets & more in today's Big Ten headlines

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

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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