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Big Ten links: Spin through Thursday's news digest

Little bit of football news, little bit of men's basketball news, and a few slideshows looking at incoming players and upcoming games. Run through these headlines for Thursday's Big Ten news digest.

Best of Week 5: First week of 7 Big Ten matchups in 2016

Week 5 brings us the first full-blow Saturday of all Big Ten games, as all 14 teams are in action headlined by a big intra-division tilt with Wisconsin at Michigan. Nebraska will have revenge on its mind when Illinois comes to town. Last year in Champaign, the Huskers suffered an epic meltdown in a 14-13 loss. The Fighting Illini moved 72 yards in 41 seconds, scoring with 10 seconds to play on a 1-yard TD grab by Geronimo Allison. Illinois trailed 13-0 before scoring with 13:21 to play. Nebraska squandered chances, the last when it elected to throw on third

Big Ten links: Football satellite camp chatter flares up again

This week's Jim Harbaugh-Nick Saban flareup leads our writer to ask one of his favorite questions: What about a college football commissioner? Also in today's news digest: An assessment of the Iowa QB situation, an update from Michigan State's Mark Dantonio on his junior class, and Nebraska's Mike Riley make a fascinating move to educate his players on sexual assault.

Best of Week 4: 2016 weekend signals opening of league games

In week 4 of the 2016 football season, the Big Ten takes the lid off conference action. This season each team plays nine Big Ten games during the season for the first time since 1984. On this weekend, four leagues games are on the docket as the race to the 2016 title begins. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart delivers his fourth in a series of weekly looks at the upcoming 2016 football season.

Big Ten links: Your post-holiday weekend news digest

Minnesota new athletic director has plenty on his plate while Iowa's athletic director discussed his overall vision at Iowa. NFL rookie Ezekiel Elliott bought his mom a nice gift. One Big Ten football locker room got flooded. Let's get caught up on the headlines after a long Memorial Day weekend.

Best of Week 3: Blockbuster Saturday packed with big games

Ohio State at Oklahoma. Michigan State at Notre Dame. Oregon at Nebraska. Week 3 of the 2016 football season is packed with a lot of great games. Tom Dienhart breaks it down in his latest schedule analysis.