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Five facts to know heading into Week 1 of the Big Ten Football season

Like most of you, I’ve spent the summer months anxiously counting down the days to the college football season. And now, here we are just a few days away from what is surely to be an exciting ninth year of coverage here on BTN. It all starts on Friday with Illinois hosting Kent State, followed by Illinois State at Iowa on Saturday. With a new season of college football comes the opportunity of taking a deeper look into those unique and sometimes quirky statistical facts, which most fans may not be aware of. Here are five facts you should know

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Check out BTN.com’s 2015 Big Ten fantasy football draft

It was a fun day in the BTN.com department Tuesday morning. Two days before Michigan (at Utah) and Minnesota (vs. No. 2 TCU) kick off the 2015 season, we held our annual Big Ten fantasy draft.

Seven Big Ten volleyball teams ranked in latest AVCA poll

Six Big Ten teams in the preseason AVCA poll was great. Seven teams in the first regular-season poll is even greater. Yes, half of the Big Ten teams are represented in the latest AVCA poll, highlighted by No. 1 Penn State, released Monday. The reigning national champion Nittany Lions went 3-0 last week to remain atop the poll. The other Big Ten teams ranked include: No. 4 Nebraska, which received one first-place vote, No. 6 Illinois, No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 19 Michigan State, No. 22 Ohio State and No. 24 Purdue, which debuts in the poll after winning its first

BTN LiveBIG: University of Illinois finds fit bodies equal fit brains

If movies like “Revenge of the Nerds” are to be believed, one of the things that has long separated the brainy from the brawny is the latter’s participation in sports and other regular physical activity. While there may be some truth to that stereotype, professors at the University of Illinois recently found that 9- and 10-year-olds who have good cardiorespiratory health — usually the product of regular exercise — tend to have “thinner” grey matter in their brains than their less-fit counterparts. Thinning of the outermost layer of brain cells and blood vessels in the cerebrum is associated with better