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Big Ten Player Rankings: Two new names enter Jess Settles' list

Nov 13, 2015; College Park, MD, USA; Maryland Terrapins forward Jake Layman (10) dunks against the Mount St. Mary's Mountaineers at Xfinity Center. Mandatory Credit: Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Jake Layman gets the steal and transition flush

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One week is in the books, meaning it’s time to take a look at my updated Big Ten Player Rankings. My top two players remain the same, however there’s a bit of change among the rest of the top 10, including Illinois’ Mike Thorne Jr. and Purdue’s Caleb Swanigan debuting.

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BTN's Jon Crispin: Putting Wisconsin's opening loss in perspective

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The upsets we saw in the first day of the college basketball season rivals that of the last two NCAA tournaments combined. Many coaches and players are already getting back to work in hopes of fixing correctable errors and restoring confidence as the college basketball season is a marathon, not a sprint. On Friday night, I got to call the Wisconsin-Western Illinois game and walked away with a few thoughts for the Badgers and a little perspective for The Grateful Red.

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14 burning Big Ten basketball questions on opening night

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Can Jae’Sean Tate will Ohio State to a Big Ten championship? Can Mark Turgeon manage the Terp talent? Who will step up for the Badgers? BTN men’s basketball analyst Jess Settles poses one burning question for each of the 14 teams as we get set to tip off the 2015-2016 season.

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