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Thursday's Links: More Big Ten Meetings Buzz

News continued to pour out of Chicago as Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany and league’s athletic directors wrapped up meetings highlighted by discussions of a playoff—among other juicy topics. Let’s dig in.

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Dienhart: Ranking 2012's Big Ten WRs

Who will be the best receiver in the Big Ten? It’s a difficult question. The position lost a lot of good talent after last season. How much?

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Former Buckeye Mangold gets chest waxed on Late Night

Nick Mangold is an entertainer, no doubt about it. If you follow the former Ohio State center on Twitter (@nickmangold), you know this all too well. Mangold took his likable ways to another level on Tuesday night’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. If you missed it, let’s just say his upper body is a lot smoother. That’s right, Mangold had his chest waxed on national tv during a skit called “Wax On, Wax Off.” It looked painful — nothing an NFL player can’t handle, though — and, wow, was it funny. Watch the videos of the hilarious segment.

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Analayzing Purdue's 2012 Schedule

Next up in my schedule analysis series: Purdue. What will be the Boilermakers’ toughest non-conference and conference games? Where is the schedule seemingly easiest, and then when does it get really rugged? Go ahead and guess which game I call their “must win” game, then read the rest of this post and see what I picked. You can find all of my Big Ten schedule analysis posts here. All of the teams are included except for Wisconsin, which you can look for Thursday.

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Wednesday's links: More playoff talk

We are talking playoffs today. That’s correct, Jim Mora … playoffs. An honest-to-goodness playoff. Feel free to rub your eyes and shake your head.

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