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Debate It: Who will be 2014 Big Ten INT leader?

The Big Ten returns one of its interception leaders (Blake Countess, 6) and five of its runner-ups (4). The interception race figures to be a close one, but who will finish the season on top?

Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina offer their picks in this post.

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Five ex-B1G stars named to 2014 USA Men's Select Team

A quintet of former Big Ten basketball stars, including a pair of Big Ten Player of the Year winners, were named to the 2014 USA Men’s Select Team, USA Basketball announced Tuesday.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 Big Ten sacks leader?

Like sacks? You’re in luck in 2014, because the Big Ten boasts a boatload of talented pass-rushers. Here’s what’s back: Randy Gregory, last season’s leader (10.5), plus five of the next six 2013 leaders. Who will lead the Big Ten in sacks in 2014? Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina offer their picks in this post.

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Photos: See Michigan State's new locker room

Fresh off one of the greatest seasons in program history, the Michigan State football team will defend its Big Ten championship in some impressive new digs. Tuesday, Mark Dantonio tweeted pictures of the team’s new locker room and plenty of new decorations around the facility. See the pictures in this post.

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Former Illinois OL Shawn Afryl, 22, dies Monday

Former University of Illinois offensive lineman Shawn Afryl, 22, passed away Monday. The Skokie, Illinois, native and Niles West High School graduate played in one game for the Fighting Illini during his three years on the team.

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BTN.com's 2014 Big Ten football uniform poll

Everybody enjoys a good football uniform. Already home to some of the game’s most iconic uniforms, the Big Ten will garner even more attention for its designs with Maryland and Rutgers’ arrival. Who has the best uniforms? We asked five college football writers to help us form BTN.com’s 2014 Big Ten uniform poll.

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Ex-Indiana rower dies in Malaysia Air Flight 17 crash

Indiana University has learned that Karlijn Keijzer, a doctoral student in the chemistry department in the IU College of Arts and Sciences, was among the passengers on Malaysia Air Flight 17, which crashed Thursday, July 17, leaving no survivors. Keijzer, 25, was a member of the women’s rowing team during the 2011 season.

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Debate It: 2014 Big Ten tackles leader?

Tackles are an inexact science, to be sure. Teams award them differently, so it’s not always as simple as comparing Player A from School A to Player B from School B. Whatever the case, someone will finish the season atop the tackles chart. Who will it be? Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina offer their picks in this post.

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Check out these 50 fun Big Ten football facts

With football season just around the corner, BTN.com decided to offer up a heavy dose of Big Ten football facts. See Sean Merriman’s 50 fun and interesting list of factoids in this post. Have another tidbit? Feel free to leave it in the comment box at the bottom of the post.

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BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota teaching future teachers

Today, there is more diversity in public school classrooms than ever before. This creates a rich, worldly experience for America’s youth, but it also poses a challenge to teachers who must meet the needs of students from a variety of backgrounds.

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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois, NU create self-charging heart

The human heart is one of the most incredible natural phenomena in existence. The ways in which it powers various functions of the human body is one of the great wonders of life. Yonggang Huang and John Rogers, professors at Northwestern University and the University of Illinois, respectively, have spent much of their careers studying this amazing organ.

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BTN LiveBIG: Maryland student help girls in Nigeria

When terrorist group Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds of school girls in Nigeria in May of this year, it made headlines around the world and sparked a grassroots social media campaign that centered around the Twitter hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. For University of Maryland student Jennifer Soba Pearse, the news hit close to home — figuratively and literally.

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Six B1G basketball stars land on top 50 players list

It’s the summer, so that means there’s no shortage of countdowns for your consumption. Today, thebiglead.com released its 50 best players in college basketball. The Big Ten was all over the list, with six players included.

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Video: A.J. Hawk tackles fan at golf tournament

Former Ohio State star and current Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk knows how to tackle. Like, really well. So, if, for some reason, you wanted to find out what it’s like to be tackled by him, simply ask. That’s what happened at the American Century Championship, where Hawk, all in good fun, tackled a willing fan. Watch it above.

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Big Ten names on Walter Camp Award watch list

It’s mid-July, and that means it’s preseason college football awards watch lists season. See which Big Ten players were named to the Walter Camp Award watch list in this post. Also, see the watch list for every award.

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