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Eighteen former Big Ten players on Super Bowl LIII active rosters

Super Bowl LIII is set, and it will be the New England Patriots vs. the Los Angels Rams on Sunday, Feb. 3. Eighteen former Big Ten players will be vying for a Super Bowl ring, including at least one representative from 11 of the conference's schools.

Here's where Big Ten teams land in way-too-early 2019 top 25 polls

A couple things we can expect to see every year the day after the national championship game: 1. the final AP top 25 poll, and 2. the way-too-early polls for the following season. This post is all about the way-too-early 2019 polls.

No. 3 Ohio State paces Big Ten in final 2018 AP Top 25 Poll

Five Big Ten teams are ranked in the final AP Top 25 Poll, headlined by Big Ten and Rose Bowl game champ Ohio State, at No. 3. Michigan (No. 13), Penn State (No. 17), Northwestern (No. 21) and Iowa (No. 25) also finish ranked.

Purdue super fan Tyler Trent, 20, dies

Tyler Trent wasn't introduced to the world long ago, but the Purdue superfan made quite the impact in a very short time. Trent, 20, who raised so much awareness for cancer and inspired so many with how he handled the disease, died Tuesday.

Iowa knocks off No. 18 Mississippi State, 27-22, in Outback Bowl

Chances are, Iowa fans will be talking about the 2019 Outback Bowl for a while.  The Hawkeyes weren't expected to win, but they rallied a pair of times en route to carding a memorable 27-22 victory over No. 18 Mississippi State.

Big Ten features 84 players on 2018 NFL playoff teams

The NFL playoffs are set, and former Big Ten standouts are all over the rosters. There's 84 in all (not including Maryland, Nebraska and Rutgers players who were in school before entering B1G), paced by an even dozen for both Dallas and New Orleans.

Big Ten National Signing Day Flashbacks

Early signing day is Wednesday (9 a.m.-5 p.m. ET on BTN), and there will be no shortage of can't-miss recruits inking with Big Ten schools. To get ready for the big day, we spotlights several recent Big Ten signees who have lived up to the hype.