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What's in a name? Best Big Ten names from signing day

Every year on National Signing Day, the college football world is introduced to some spectacular names. The Big Ten is no exception. This year’s group includes a “Taco,” a “Warfield,” a “Spearman” and a “Sprinkle,” among other gems. Check out my top 12 new Big Ten names in this post.

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2013 National Signing Day: Purdue

Oct 27, 2012; Piscataway, NJ, USA;  Kent State Golden Flashes head coach Darrell Hazell during the first half against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at High Point Solutions Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE.Credit: US PRESSWIRE

2013 Signing Day - Purdue

Purdue head football coach Darrell Hazell announced the signing of 23 student-athletes to National Letters of Intent to play for the Boilermakers. The class features three early enrollees in quarterback Danny Etling, defensive end John Strauser and running back David Yancey.

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Signing Day: 12 teams look to fill needs

The Feb. 6 National Signing Day for football is a less than a week away, and it’s the first day recruits can ink letters of intent. It’s also the day when every fan dreams big while studying the list of players their school signed and wondering which players will be stars and which ones might be busts. But, honestly, they all look like studs on Signing Day, right?

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Senior Bowl: Latest on Short, Simon & Thornton

November 24, 2012; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers defensive tackle Kawann Short (93) before the game against the Indiana Hoosiers in Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-US PRESSWIRE

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Day 2 of Senior Bowl practice is in the books, and BTN host Rick Pizzo and BTN NFL Draft expert Russ Lande have the latest updates from Mobile, Ala. For starters, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year John Simon was a no-show Tuesday, this after practicing with the linebackers Monday. Also, our guys talk about Kawann Short’s prospects and Hugh Thornton’s improving stock.

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