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DeAndre Levy, Cameron Wake win Week 1 NFL defensive honors

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The NFL announced its Week 1 superlative winners Wednesday, and former Big Ten stars swept the defensive honors. Miami’s Cameron Wake (Penn State) and Detroit’s DeAndre Levy (Wisconsin) took home the AFC and NFC Defensive Player of the Week, respectively.

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Video: Alex Gordon leads 'Go Big Red' chant

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Former Nebraska baseball star Alex Gordon smacked a home run Saturday on Nebraska Night at Kaufman Stadium, and to celebrate he led the red-clad Royals fans in a “Go Big Red” chant during his postgame on-field interview.

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Which conference produces most NFL starting QBs?

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#BTNLive Talks About Russell Wilson

During last week’s Big Ten football media days, I asked one player from all 14 Big Ten teams this question: If you were an NFL GM and could pick one Big Ten player to start a franchise with, who would it be?

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Video: You have to see this Mitch McGary dunk

The NBA held its annual rookie photo shoot over the weekend in New York City. There were plenty of photos taken, of course, but there was also a lot of fun had while the players waited their turns in front of the camera. There was an impromptu dunk contest, among other things, and former Michigan forward Mitch McGary easily threw down the best dunk.

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Video: Drew Brees shows off spot-on accuracy

You already knew Purdue product Drew Brees was one of the NFL’s most accurate passers. His career 66 percent completion percentage is all the proof one needs. For anybody not sold on Brees’ ability to put the ball anywhere he wants, there’s this video from New Orleans Saints’ training camp.

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Video: A.J. Hawk tackles fan at golf tournament

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Former Ohio State star and current Green Bay Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk knows how to tackle. Like, really well. So, if, for some reason, you wanted to find out what it’s like to be tackled by him, simply ask. That’s what happened at the American Century Championship, where Hawk, all in good fun, tackled a willing fan. Watch it above.

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NBA Summer League: Get your Big Ten updates

The NBA Summer League has tipped off in Las Vegas, and Big Ten players are off to a strong start. Michigan product Tim Hardaway Jr., a member of the 2014 NBA all-rookie team, is averaging 22.5 points in the New York Knicks’ first two games. See other top performers, from both Las Vegas and Orlando, in this post.

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