Friday's links: Abdullah's message to young RBs & more

The storylines continue to percolate in training camps across the Big Ten as we inch closer to the start of the season. But, heck, I’m gonna race right past the opening kickoff and on to the Big Ten title game. The great David Jones of ponders the possibility of Northwestern playing Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game. Hey, it could happen.

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B1G Player Rankings: No. 13, Tyler Scott

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Tyler Scott Interview - 2013 Fall Football Practice Tour

We’re 13 days from the 2013 football season kicking off. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, is ranking the top 25 players. Join us as we count it down, from 25-1, every day.

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Twitter: 2013 Big Ten football breakout players?

Michigan Wolverines tight end Devin Funchess

Devin Funchess's 30 Yard Touchdown

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The topic of breakout players can be an ambiguous one. For example, some people view Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah as a 2013 breakout player. Others, meanwhile, feel that with 1,315 total yards and 10 scores a season ago, he’s well past “breakout” territory. I tend to side with the latter. Either way, I went to Twitter and asked Big Ten fans for their 2013 breakout candidates.

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Dienhart, on Badgers: 'This is still Wisconsin'

Beau Allen

Wisconsin Impressions - 2013 Fall Football Tour

MADISON, Wis. – No doubt about it, Gary Andersen will possess plenty of talent in his first season at Wisconsin. In fact, ex-coach Bret Bielema often pointed toward 2013 as being a potentially big season for a program that has gone to the last three Rose Bowls. On Thursday, the defense had a big edge on the offense, as camp legs appear to be setting in.

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Twitter: Our guys' tweets from Wisconsin camp

Rob Havenstein

Beau Allen Interview - 2013 Fall Football Practice Tour

The BTN Football Tour stopped at three-time reigning Big Ten champ Wisconsin on Thursday morning. Our guys live tweeted from the practice, and w posted some of their best thoughts in this post. Reminder: Watch the Wisconsin Preview Show at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 22 on BTN/BTN2Go.

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