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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.
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Big Ten fans were treated to several outstanding individual performances in 2014. But now we ask, who had the top individual 2014 seasons?
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Indiana running back Tevin Coleman is leaving school early to enter the NFL draft. As a junior, Coleman rushed for 2,062 yards, a school record, and 15 touchdowns.
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With the New Year approaching, Tom Dienhart shares his top freshmen of 2014. Check out his complete top 5 list inside.