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Big Ten Mailbag: Ed Davis injury, Tommy Armstong outlook & more

As I travel on I-35 North toward Minneapolis to visit Golden Gophers’ camp, I decided to reach into my Mailbag as I eat breakfast bars masquerading as candy bars. The cards and letters are coming fast. More Red Bull!! On to the love letters … What does Ed Davis’ injury mean to Michigan State? – Matt This is a big loss for the Spartans, as they already were replacing CB Trae Waynes, FS Kurtis Drummond, LB Taiwan Jones and DE Marcus Rush. Now Davis, who Mark Dantonio said is one of the best linebackers the program has had under his

Big Ten football beat writers pick 2015 breakout players

The first installment of our four-part Big Ten football preview series asks a beat writer from every school for his/her team's potential breakout player. See their picks inside.

Penn State tops Big Ten women's soccer preseason Coaches Poll

The Big Ten Conference announced its 2015 women’s soccer preseason coaches poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Penn State tabbed as the preseason favorite among the 14 conference teams.

Times, television networks set for 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

The Big Ten and ESPN have announced the tip-off times and television network information for the 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. See your team’s time and network information in this post. [ MORE: Ranking 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge games ] Monday, Nov. 30 Wake Forest at Rutgers, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) Clemson at Minnesota, 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Tuesday, Dec. 1 Michigan at NC State (7 p.m., ESPN2) Northwestern at Virginia Tech (7 p.m., ESPNU) Virginia at Ohio State (7:30 p.m., ESPN) Miami at Nebraska (9 p.m., ESPNU) Purdue at Pittsburgh (9 p.m., ESPN2) Maryland at North Carolina (9:30 p.m., ESPN) Wednesday, Dec.

Follow our Summer Football Camp Tour & watch BTN Live for updates

BTN’s annual summer football camp tour is back as we visit all 14 Big Ten training camps and count down the days to #KickoffOnBTN. Watch “BTN Live” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET for various camp coverages, and find the daily show on Facebook and Twitter. Also, follow BTN on social media for bonus coverage from the road, too. That includes: Pictures & videos on BTN’s Instagram page Camp updates via BTN’s Facebook page Camp reports from BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) Find us on Snapchat at bigtennetwork for stories from each stop Occasional live video reports from various stops via

BTN LiveBIG: Minnesota program 'opens' textbooks across the country

It’s a nearly universal experience for new college students — the “sticker shock” from buying textbooks for their upcoming semester. (“I have to pay $75 for a used geology textbook? Are you kidding me!?!?”) But that reaction may be less prevalent in the future, thanks to the Open Textbook Library and a growing national network of institutions to support it. Spearheaded by David Ernst, chief information officer at the University of Minnesota’s College of Education and Human Development and director of the school’s Center for Open Education, the Open Textbook Library marries two phenomena of modern technology. The first is

BTN Hits the Road to Open 2015 Football Season Coverage

CHICAGO – BTN kicks off its 2015 football coverage with the season debut of BTN Live on Monday, as the ninth annual football bus tour departs for all 14 Big Ten campuses. BTN Live, airing at 6 PM ET Monday through Friday and simulcast on select Fox Sports Radio affiliates, will include analysis and interviews from the various campuses over the duration of the bus tour. Complete tour details can be found on Facebook, Twitter and BTN.com. BTN Live throughout the month of August is presented by Culligan. Also included in BTN’s studio coverage this season is B1G Football and

Minnesota accepts resignation of AD Norwood Teague

The University of Minnesota announced Friday morning that it has accepted the resignation of athletics director Norwood Teague. Teague, 48, was hired in April 2012, replacing Joel Maturi; he hired men’s basketball coach Richard Pitino and women’s basketball coach Marlene Stollings, among other hires. Teague came to Minnesota from VCU, where he spent six seasons and hired Shaka Smart, now the head coach at Texas. Minnesota president Eric W. Kaler held a press conference Friday afternoon to address the resignation. Watch his opening remarks in the video above. Friday morning, Teague filmed this statement. Here’s a quick look at Minnesota’s

Tom Dienhart's top Big Ten West head coach hires the last 40 years

Where’s Jim Harbaugh? Did you see him? Did you hear what he said? And so it went at Big Ten media days last week. Everyone with a pen and notebook was on the lookout for the new Michigan coach. Heck, we tracked the guy’s day! Harbaugh didn’t disappoint in Chicago. He charmed. He transfixed. He mesmerized. The kooky Harbaugh had them eating out of his hand—just as he had since being hired in late December. Harbaugh’s arrival offers hope for a Wolverines program looking to regain its national rep. How bad has it been? Michigan hasn’t won the Big Ten