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For the first time since 1984, the Big Ten will play nine conference games. Schools will play the other six teams in their division … and three from the opposite division. And, schedule strengths can vary a great deal based on which schools a team does not have to play from the other division.
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Week 5 brings us the first full-blow Saturday of all Big Ten games, as all 14 teams are in action headlined by a big intra-division tilt with Wisconsin at Michigan.
This week’s Jim Harbaugh-Nick Saban flareup leads our writer to ask one of his favorite questions: What about a college football commissioner? Also in today’s news digest: An assessment of the Iowa QB situation, an update from Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio on his junior class, and Nebraska’s Mike Riley make a fascinating move to educate his players on sexual assault.
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BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart takes a look at teams from the Big Ten West that Big Ten East clubs will miss in 2016.
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The SEC spring meetings are underway this week, and former Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema presented an idea that would match his current conference, the SEC, against his former conference, the Big Ten
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In week 4 of the 2016 football season, the Big Ten takes the lid off conference action. This season each team plays nine Big Ten games during the season for the first time since 1984. On this weekend, four leagues games are on the docket as the race to the 2016 title begins. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart delivers his fourth in a series of weekly looks at the upcoming 2016 football season.
Baseball players are quirky.