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Time for me to reach into my mailbag. Many comments on the post last week that ranked the football/basketball coaching combinations in the Big Ten. It seems many of you disagreed with my order!
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Michigan State product and current Washington Redskin Kirk Cousins joined “Big Ten Football Report” on Monday. The show also airs several times Tuesday morning. Check out the TV schedule for the complete list. With Cousins in studio, BTN.com flagged down the quarterback for a quick Q&A. We asked him about his transition to the NFL, his Hail Mary pass, Mark Dantonio and Robert Griffin III, among other things.
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How tough is the Big Ten this season? A week ago, several people thought Michigan State might be the Big Ten’s top team. Today, following back-to-back losses, the Spartans land at No. 4 on my latest Power Rankings. Where does your team land? Find out in this post. Oh, and feel free to send me your thoughts, either in the comment box in this post or on Twitter (@BTNBrentYarina).
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Ryan Evans, a 71 percent free-throw shooter entering the season, is considering making a drastic change to his approach at the charity stripe. It’s funny what a surprisingly low and unexpected 40.5 percent clip will make a player consider, huh? In Evans’ case, he’s toying with the idea of turning free throws into uncontested jump shots.
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The homestretch of the Big Ten season is here, with teams scrambling to improve their NCAA tournament stock over the final two weeks of the regular season.
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The 2013 NFL Draft’s top prospects are in Indianapolis taking part in the annual NFL Combine from Feb. 20-26. Several Big Ten products received an invitation, and here we’ve compiled a USA TODAY Sports photo gallery with some of the best shots. See photos of Montee Ball, Denard Robinson and MarQueis Gray, among others, in this post.
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Any sober look at Iowa in the preseason would have put the team somewhere in the vicinity of the bubble. The team was coming off an 8-10 Big Ten campaign that, albeit one blessed with good fortune, portended good things to come with most of the roster returning this season.