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Dienhart: Toughest stretch in each Big Ten schedule

A tough stretch of games can make or break a team’s season. Here is BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's pick for the “toughest stretch” of each Big Ten team’s schedule.

No. 1 Tom Brady headlines 18 ex-Big Ten players on NFL top 100 players of 2017

The NFL's countdown of the top 100 players entering the 2017 season is complete, and the Big Ten occupies 18 spots. No. 1 Tom Brady (Michigan) tops the list, while No. 7 Ezekiel Elliott (Ohio State) and No. 9 Le'Veon Bell (Michigan State) help give the Big Ten three top 10 players.

Dates for 2017 Big Ten/ACC Challenge announced

The Atlantic Coast and Big Ten Conferences on Monday announced the dates for the 19th annual Big Ten-ACC Challenge. The matchups, featuring all 14 Big Ten teams and all but one ACC member, were announced on June 8.

Dienhart: Best chance for each Big Ten team to be upset

Upsets. They happen. Ask Iowa fans, who won’t soon forget losing at home to FCS North Dakota State last season. Northwestern can sympathize, as the Wildcats fell at home to Illinois State in 2016. No doubt, more upsets will take place this fall.

Dienhart: Every Big Ten team's best chance to pull an upset

Few things get fans more excited than an upset. Most will fondly recall the time their school knocked off a team that it was supposed to lose to. Some upsets of note of recent vintage are Michigan State taking down Ohio State in Columbus in 2015.

Dienhart: Every Big Ten team's easiest 2017 game

They are on every schedule—even your school’s. They are the easy games. You know, games that look like a sure win. Some call them “creampuff games” or “layups.” Get Tom Dienhart's pick for each Big Ten school's easiest game this season.

Dienhart: Must-win game for each Big Ten team

Look at your school’s schedule. Now, get out a red pen and circle the game you feel is a “must win.” You know, the game that your team can't afford to drop in order to reach its season goals, whether that be bowl eligibility or a division crown.