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BTN's Tom Dienhart

BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart covers Big Ten football all year. Check out these links:

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2017 football schedule analysis: Michigan Wolverines

Is this the season Jim Harbaugh breaks through and delivers Michigan’s first Big Ten title since 2004? Perhaps. But Harbaugh has work to do, as many key pieces from last year’s 10-win team are gone. No doubt, the 2017 season will be a year of transition for the program

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten defensive line units

With spring practices finished, schools are focusing on offseason work before fall camp kicks off. Some positions are in better shape than others for certain schools. Let’s take a look at the seven schools in the best shape at defensive line.

2017 football schedule analysis: Maryland Terrapins

There might not be a program in the Big Ten with more opportunity for growth than Maryland, which is coming off a bowl trip in DJ Durkin’s debut and a monster recruiting class. But work remains to be done if Maryland wants to move up the pecking order in the rugged Big Ten East.

Video: Michael Geiger windmills across stage on graduation day

Michael Geiger will forever be remembered for his game-winning field goal in Michigan State's 2015 upset at Ohio State. His celebration was pretty memorable, too. Sunday, on gradation day, Geiger was windmilling again.

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten offensive lines

With spring practices finished, schools are focusing on offseason work before fall camp kicks off. Some positions are in better shape than others for certain schools. Let’s take a look at the seven schools in the best shape along the offensive line.

2017 football schedule analysis: Indiana Hoosiers

Tom Allen has a steep schedule ahead of him in his first season as Indiana's football coach as the program looks to reach a third consecutive bowl game.

Post-spring position check: Top Big Ten running back units

With spring practices finished, schools are focusing on offseason work. Let’s take a look at which position units are in the best shape … beginning with running backs. The seven schools in the best shape, taking into account experience, productivity and depth, are …

2017 football schedule analysis: Illinois Fighting Illini

Lovie Smith is looking to take the next step following a debut season that was filled with more downs than ups en route to a 3-9 season. Year 2 could be a tough one, too, as the 2017 schedule is filled with myriad challenges.