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11:55 AMNorthwestern at RutgersWatch
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12:12 PMGrand Canyon at IllinoisWatch
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1:58 PMMichigan St. at NorthwesternWatch

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Today
11:55 AMNorthwestern at RutgersWatch
11:59 AMNebraska at RutgersWatch
12:12 PMGrand Canyon at IllinoisWatch
12:59 PMPurdue at MarylandWatch
1:01 PMPurdue at WisconsinWatch
1:01 PMIowa at IllinoisWatch
1:02 PMIndiana at Ohio St.Watch
1:58 PMMichigan St. at NorthwesternWatch

Watch hundreds of live non-televised Big Ten events via BTN Plus on BTN2Go.

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Big Ten links: Our Thursday Spring Football edition

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Big Ten Mailbag: Dark horse players, Penn State QB & more

It’s time for my latest Big Ten Mailbag, what with the basketball season in our rear-view mirror and spring football in full swing. Lots of interest in Michigan and its upcoming season. And who could be some dark horse offensive players next fall? Who do you think are some dark-horse offensive players for the 2016 season? – Joey Brown There are some interesting choices for the upcoming football season. Here are some dark horses to watch for each school. Illinois WR Mikey Dudek Indiana QB Richard Lagow Iowa RB Akrum Wadley Maryland WR D.J. Moore Michigan RB Ty Isaac Michigan

Former Iowa basketball standout Murray Wier, 89, passes away

Former University of Iowa men’s basketball standout Murray Wier passed away Wednesday at the age of 89 at his home in Georgetown, Texas. Funeral arrangements are pending. Wier, a Grandview, Iowa, native was a four-year starter on the Hawkeyes from 1945-48. He averaged 7.8 points per game as a freshman in 1945, helping lead Iowa to a Big Ten championship. As a senior, Wier became the first officially recognized Division I NCAA scoring leader and Iowa’s first-ever consensus first-team All-American, averaging 21 points per game. He set a then-Big Ten record of 272 points in conference play, earning first-team all-league

Big Ten links: Spartans disrespect, football updates & more

Just what Michigan State needed: a bigger chip on its shoulder. ESPN sent out a push notification Monday erroneously referring to newly selected basketball hall of famer Tom Izzo as “Tim” Izzo, riling many in the Michigan State fan base. You think ESPN would make this mistake for, say, Michigan’s “Joe” Harbaugh? I doubt it. This blunder comes on the heels of what seems like an uncharacteristically high rate of mispronunciations and misspellings related to Michigan State’s veteran football coach, Mark Dantonio. Mistakes happen, and all media organizations make them from time to time. But it sure seems like Michigan