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Big Ten Links: Tackling the recruiting advantage of 'unofficial visits'

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Interesting take from Bleacher Report that says the Big Ten needs to fight back on recruiting rules that favor the SEC. The author of this piece, Greg Couch, says unofficial visits hurt Big Ten schools, who can’t get as many from top players as SEC schools on those “unofficials” because of proximity.

Unofficial visits aren’t paid for by the school, so it’s cheaper for a recruit in the south to drive to many SEC schools than it is for them to fly to a Big Ten one.

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Wrestling Q&A: Shane Sparks on Friday's Iowa vs. Minnesota dual

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Iowa is on a roll!

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The top-ranked Iowa Hawkeyes and second-ranked Minnesota Golden Gophers, both 10-0, will face off in a highly anticipated dual at 7 p.m. ET Friday on BTN. We caught up with BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks and asked him five questions leading up to the much-anticipated dual.

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