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Tim Beck Q&A: What to expect from Nebraska in 2014

The Big Ten West division shapes up as an interesting, wide-open race, with several schools having legit chances to win it. One of those clubs is Nebraska, a relatively young team with just 13 seniors.

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Athlon Sports posts preseason bowl projections

Yes, it’s early July. Yes, it’s crazy to entertain possible 2014-15 bowl destinations. But, man, it’s fun to consider these lists. Athlon Sports recently released its preseason bowl projections, and nine Big Ten teams made the cut. The headliner: Ohio State, in the Rose Bowl, part of the inaugural College Football Playoff.

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DB rankings: Spartans' 'No Fly Zone' tops B1G

Few schools have played defense as well as Michigan State in recent years. And a big reason for the success has been the secondary, a unit known for its aggressive, press-man coverage. MSU will have another talented secondary in 2014. In fact, it will be the best in the conference. Here’s a look at Big Ten defensive backfields.

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Purdue releases plans for South End Zone Patio

Last month, Purdue demolished the south end zone bleachers at Ross-Ade Stadium. It is unknown what the finished project will look like, but the school Tuesday released renderings of a new South End Zone Patio, a temporary addition while the major renovation is designed and completed.

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Big Ten players on Mackey & Rimington watch lists

It’s early July, and that means it’s preseason college football awards watch lists season. See which Big Ten players were named to the Mackey Award an Rimington Trophy watch lists in this post.

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