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Dienhart's 2014 Big Ten football predictions


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

NCAA Football: Ohio State-Spring Game

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, 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: 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

Steve Smith

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 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’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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