Athlon: 18 B1G stars earn preseason All-America honors

Athlon Sports released its College Football 2014 All-America Team on Monday, and 18 Big Ten stars made the cut, with Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon, Ohio State DT Michael Bennett and Michigan State P Mike Sadler earning first-team distinction. See all of Athlon’s Big Ten preseason All-Americans in this post.

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BTN LiveBIG: Monday Download

Northwestern students have graduated, meaning the Class of 2014 have closed the books on their collegiate careers. Let’s take a look at how some recent graduates looked back, and how one university honored their retiring leader.

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BTN LiveBIG: Arts Across Nebraska sharing performance

Stromsburg, Nebraska, is a town with 1100 people living in one square mile.  It also got to host a touring performance of UNL alum Becky Key Boesen’s play What the Wind Taught Me. The story was inspired by the playwright’s visit to Joplin, Missouri, right after the devastating tornado in 2012.

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Ranking all the Big Ten games, from Week 1 to 14

I’ve spent the last few weeks offering my super-early thoughts on the  2014 football schedule. You can catch up here. Today, it’s time to compile my game rankings for all 14 weeks in one post.

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Ohio Stadium ranked No. 1 B1G venue in Athlon Sports poll

Athlon Sports is doing a series of college football stadium rankings, and it was time to consider the Big Ten homes Friday. Ohio Stadium took the top spot, garnering nine of 12 first-place votes, while Memorial Stadium (Nebraska) came in second. The voters included 10 Big Ten personalities, including BTN’s Gerry DiNardo, Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina, and a pair of Athlon experts. See the full results in this post.

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