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Connor Cook wins 2015 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

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Big Ten links: Chris Ash reaction, Ohio State hypothetical & more

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It's time to see what's inside 2015-16 Big Ten bowl gift bags

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These Big Ten state signs could be the perfect holiday present

Need a holiday present for the Big Ten fan who seems to have everything? [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section ] You may be in luck; that is, if you know someone who is a Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State or Wisconsin fan who loves representing his/her school and state. Groupon is currently running a sale on NCAA College State Signs, with the aforementioned five Big Ten schools included in the collection, for $36.99. Each sign, which weighs roughly 4.5 pounds, is the shape of the school’s state and includes geographical features. Click

Dienhart: Rutgers football hires rising defensive mind Chris Ash

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How did we do? Big Ten title game predictions revisited

Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten’s 10 bowl games, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Yahoo! writer Dan Wetzel and Big Ten fans did with their 2015 Big Ten Football Championship Game predictions. Wetzel and BTN.com’s Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina picked the Spartans, while Big Ten fans and BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart selected the Hawkeyes. See our title game picks and the latest standings below: Rotating Beat Writer: Dan Wetzel (@DanWetzel), sports.yahoo.com 2015 record: 93-20 Big Ten title game: Michigan State 28, Iowa 17 Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) 2015 record: 92-21 Big Ten title game: Michigan