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Week 1: We predict all 14 Big Ten football games

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Drummond: 'If I weren't a football player, I'd be an astronaut

Football season is here! Like we’ll do all season long, we’re predicting every Big Ten game and providing polls for Big Ten fans to pick their winners. This week, Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen joins the panel.

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Dienhart's 2014 Big Ten football predictions

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QB Jake Rudock - Fall Practice Interview

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I’ve spent months (seems like years, some days) analyzing the coming 2014 season. I’ve talked to head coaches. assistant coaches and players. I even asked the greeter at my local Walmart who he likes to win the Big Ten. Hey, he’s a big Ohio State fan. I wanted to at least humor the guy, ya know?

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2014 preseason All-Big Ten Freshman Team

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Tom Herman - BTN Live Interview

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Our BTN Summer Bus Tour is officially in the books. After visiting 14 Big Ten schools in 17 days, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart received plenty of insight and got an inside look into what to expect in the upcoming 2014 college football season.

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One bold prediction for every B1G position

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MSU DB Kurtis Drummond - BTN Live

Are you ready for college football to start already? The Big Ten season officially kicks off in 15 days with a doubleheader of action as Minnesota takes on Eastern Illinois, while Rutgers will battle Washington State. We have seen plenty of preseason rankings thus far, so I wanted to take it one step further. How about some bold predictions?

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 rushing yards leader?

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Melvin Gordon 27-Yard Touchdown Run

A season ago, Ameer Abdullah and Melvin Gordon battled for the rushing yards crown. Abdullah, in the end, finished on top, albeit on 75 more carries than his rival in Madison. This season, the way the Big Ten’s loaded at running back, it might be more than a two-man race. Will Abdullah be able to hold off the deep pool?

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 rushing TD leader?

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Langford Breaks TD Run to Put Sparty Up 10 Points Late

Jeremy Langford’s 2013 season doesn’t seem to get enough fan fare. Did you know his 18 rushing touchdowns led the Big Ten, which was home to names such as Ameer Abdullah, Melvin Gordon and Carlos Hyde, among others? The Big Ten is loaded at running back, once again, so it will be a fun race. See who are panelists pick to win the rushing TD crown in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 receiving yards leader?

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Jones Makes an Awesome Touchdown Catch

It’s no secret that the Big Ten lost a lot of talented receivers. Just how much, you ask? All seven of last year’s receiving yards leaders are gone, to be exact, and only two (Devin Funchess and Christian Jones) of the top 10 return. Who will lead the Big Ten this year? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 receiving TD leader?

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Shane Wynn 7-Yard Touchdown

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The Big Ten lost a plethora of talent at wide receiver, including touchdown reception leader Quincy Enunwa, who hauled in 12 scoring grabs. With Enunwa gone, the Big Ten is certain to feature a new TD reception king. Who will it be? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s predictions in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 passing yards leader?

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Devin Funchess 24-Yard Touchdown

Quick! Who is the Big Ten’s returning passing yards leader? Chances are, you’re thinking it’s Christian Hackenberg or Nate Sudfeld, right? Nope, it’s Devin Gardner (2,960 yards). Who will find his name on top of the passing yards list at season’s end? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s predictions in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 passing TD leader?

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Cook Evades Blitz, Hits Kings for 46-Yard TD

Think Braxton Miller is just a runner? Think again. The electric Ohio State quarterback tossed a Big Ten-leading 24 touchdowns last season. Will Miller, the two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, lead the Big Ten again? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 Big Ten scoring leader?

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Jeremy Langford's 4th Trip into Endzone

Raise your hand if you predicted Jeremy Langford to lead the Big Ten in scoring a year ago. There should be no hands. Langford came out of nowhere last season to register a Big Ten-leading 114 points. Will the talented Spartan defend his scoring crown, or will someone dethrone him? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 Big Ten INT leader?

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Kurtis Drummond's Awesome 1-Hand Interception

The Big Ten returns one of its interception leaders (Blake Countess, 6) and five of its runner-ups (4). The interception race figures to be a close one, but who will finish the season on top? Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina offer their picks in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 Big Ten sacks leader?

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Randy Gregory Interception Touchdown

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Like sacks? You’re in luck in 2014, because the Big Ten boasts a boatload of talented pass-rushers. Here’s what’s back: Randy Gregory, last season’s leader (10.5), plus five of the next six 2013 leaders. Who will lead the Big Ten in sacks in 2014? Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina offer their picks in this post.

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Debate It: 2014 Big Ten tackles leader?

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Chi Chi Ariguzo Interception

Tackles are an inexact science, to be sure. Teams award them differently, so it’s not always as simple as comparing Player A from School A to Player B from School B. Whatever the case, someone will finish the season atop the tackles chart. Who will it be? Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina offer their picks in this post.

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Yarina: A super-early look at 2014-15 hoops predictions

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Stephen Bardo's Top Returning Big Ten Basketball Players

With Mitch McGary announcing Friday that he will enter the NBA draft, we officially know what each Big Ten team will return for the 2014-15 season. So, naturally, that means it’s time to take a SUPER-early stab at next year’s standings and All-Big Ten teams. See my way-too-early predictions in this post.

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Steve Smith's bold predictions for Michigan-Michigan St

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Michigan at Michigan State Game Preview

When it comes to Big Ten basketball, there aren’t many who know the state of Michigan better than former MSU All-American Steve Smith. I caught up with Smith and asked him for three bold predictions leading up to tonight’s much-anticipated Michigan-Michigan State matchup.

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How did we do? Big Ten bowl picks revisited

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2013 Bowl Game Images

All season long, our BTN.com panel predicted every Big Ten football game. We also provided polls for Big Ten fans to make their picks. With the Big Ten bowl season now complete, it’s time to crown the 2103 champion. That would be BTN.com’s Sean Merriman, who went 85-19, including a 4-3 bowl clip. Big Ten fans finished third, at 82-22. See the full season standings and bowl picks in this post.

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