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Big Ten Player Rankings: Two new names enter Jess Settles' list

Nov 13, 2015; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins forward Jake Layman (10) dunks against the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers at Xfinity Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Layman gets the steal and transition flush

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One week is in the books, meaning it’s time to take a look at my updated Big Ten Player Rankings. My top two players remain the same, however there’s a bit of change among the rest of the top 10, including Illinois’ Mike Thorne Jr. and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan debuting.

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14 burning Big Ten basketball questions on opening night

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Can Jae’Sean Tate will Ohio State to a Big Ten championship? Can Mark Turgeon manage the Terp talent? Who will step up for the Badgers? BTN men’s basketball analyst Jess Settles poses one burning question for each of the 14 teams as we get set to tip off the 2015-2016 season.

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Big Ten links: Ready for a projected hoops tourney bracket ... in November?

Today we have USA Today projection – wait for it – an early NCAA men ‘s basketball bracket. It’s not even Thanksgiving yet! Also, which Ohio State assistant football coaches are ready to be come head coaches? And Tom Izzo is very high on his latest basketball recruiting class. Get caught up on these stories and more with Tom Dienhart’s roundup of these Thursday Big Ten headlines.

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