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BTN LiveBIG: Indiana, NFLPA partner to give football players a second career

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. Most NFL players now earn sizeable salaries, relatively speaking, both in comparison to their pro football forebears and today’s

Greatest bowl performances from all 14 Big Ten schools

With college football's bowl season just around the corner, BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman got in touch with media members from every Big Ten school and asked them for their picks of the top Big Ten bowl performers of all time.