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Tom Dienhart's top 5 Illinois Fighting Illini to replace in 2015

Illinois enjoyed a breakthrough in 2014 under Tim Beckman, getting to a bowl for the first time since 2011. Beckman hopes to build on that in Year Four in Champaign. [ MORE: Illinois team homepage | 2014 Illinois stats | 2014 Illinois schedule ] All of the players who earned postseason honors from the Big Ten return: S Taylor Barton; LB Mason Monheim; OL Ted Karras; CB V’Angelo Bentley; DE Jihad Ward; WR Mikey Dudek. And RB Josh Ferguson also is back, in addition to QB Wes Lunt. So, many good building blocks will be back in 2015. But the

Wisconsin hires Daronte' Jones & Tim Tibesar as assistant coaches

Wisconsin head football coach Paul Chryst has added two more assistant coaches to the Badgers’ staff, both on the defensive side of the ball. Daronte’ Jones will coach UW’s defensive backs while Tim Tibesar will handle the outside linebackers. Jones comes to the Badgers from Hawai’i, where he spent the last three seasons overseeing the Warriors’ secondary. Jones added the title of assistant head coach in 2014. Led by All-Mountain West Conference pick Mike Edwards at cornerback, the Warriors ranked 11th nationally in passing defense in 2012, allowing 182.8 yards per game. Last season, the Warriors ranked fifth in the

SB Nation ranks top 100 college football games of 2014

SBNation.com’s Bill Connelly recently ranked the top 100 college football games of 2014, and 18 contests featuring the Big Ten made the list. [ MORE: View our 2014-15 bowl schedule | Relive our Ohio State coverage ] Michigan State’s memorable 42-41 comeback vs. Baylor in the Cotton Bowl comes in at No. 2 to pace the Big Ten. The only game ahead of the Cotton Bowl is another Baylor shootout, this time its 61-58 comeback win vs. TCU. Ohio State’s 42-35 win over then-No. 1 Alabama in the Sugar Bowl takes the No. 4 spot to give the Big Ten

Love your Big Ten campus? One site is selling school street posters

Big Ten fans love their campuses, and for good reason. The conference, after all, is home to some of the nation’s most beautiful and fun college towns. One site, schoolstreetposters.com, is selling school street posters that will make you think of your time on campus every time you look at it. Good thing is, the site has 10 Big Ten school maps available (click links to view and purchase): Ann Arbor, Bloomington, Champaign-Urbana, Columbus, East Lansing, Evanston, Iowa City, Madison, University Park, West Lafayette. So, if you’re in the market for a present for the Big Ten fan that has