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The five most powerful conferences passed NCAA legislation that increases the value of an athletic scholarship by several thousand dollars to cover the federally determined actual cost of attendance.
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BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and web editor Sean Merriman came up with one burning question facing every Big Ten team heading into next season.
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How will the Big Ten East race shape up in 2015? Find out BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s answer inside this post!
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Historic? Tide turning? However you wanna label the Big Ten’s bowl season, it sent a message that the conference still carries a big stick and may be primed for a run of domination.
Decades ago, before there were collective bargaining agreements, television rights mega-deals and a galaxy of corporate sponsorships, players in the National Football League worked in other vocations during the offseason. Auto dealerships, real estate offices, corporate jobs — they went wherever they could leverage name recognition (even just a little bit) and make a buck for the half a year they weren’t playing football. And if they were lucky, those part-time gigs turned into full-time jobs when their playing days ended.
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With the New Year just about here, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is taking a look back at the bets of 2014 Big Ten football.