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Rutgers football coach Chris Ash: We are on 'The Hunt'

Chris Ash

Follow Chris Ash for one day at Rutgers

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Chris Ash arrived at Rutgers from Ohio State and immediately went to work to build up the Scarlet Knights program. With spring football behind him, he talked with BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart about the challenges ahead. “We are at the bottom of the Big Ten looking up,” Ash said. “We are on ‘The Hunt.'”

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Kevin Wilson: 'The QB play, defensive confidence … those are key'

Nov 21, 2015; College Park, MD, USA;  Indiana Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson  walks onto the field during the third quarter against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium. Indiana Hoosiers defeated Maryland Terrapins 47-28. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana coaches offer thoughts on spring game

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In his fifth season in Bloomington, Indiana, Kevin Wilson enjoyed a breakthrough by leading the Hoosiers to their first bowl since 2007. Now, he wants to take the program another step foward: winning a bowl. Wilson and Co., are on track. But work needs to be done to move up the pecking order in the rugged Big Ten East.

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Spring Football Q&A: Meet new Purdue OC Terry Malone

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In his latest of a series of Q&A sessions this spring with recent Big Ten football coaching appointees, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart talks to Purdue’s Terry Malone, who was hired as the tight ends coach in 2015 and promoted to offensive coordinator this year. Is this David Blough’s quarterback job to lose? “David is holding on to it,” Malone said. “And he is getting better every day.”

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Ross Els Q&A: 'The kids are eager to learn the new system'

Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Things have to improve at Purdue. Darrell Hazell knows this, which is why his staff has been radically altered. In all, there are five new assistants—and a holdover in a new role. Perhaps no new assistant is more vital than defensive coordinator Ross Els. He was coaching high school ball in Nebraska last year—now, he has one of the biggest rehab projects in the Big Ten.

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Jay Johnson Q&A: 'This is a really neat place'

Oct 10, 2015; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers dance on the sideline after scoring a touchdown against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross Ade Stadium. Minnesota defeats Purdue 41-13. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Check in on Minnesota's 2016 recruiting class

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Change is brewing in the air at Minnesota. The Tracy Claeys era has begun, and he quickly put his stamp on things by shaking up the staff.

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Journey 100 Q&A: Author & former Ohio State walk-on Mark Titus

Mark Titus

Watch Mark Titus back on Senior Day 2010

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The 100th episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball” airs at 9:30 p.m. ET Sunday on BTN/BTN2Go. To help celebrate the milestone episode of our award-winning series, BTN.com caught up with Mark Titus, arguably the Big Ten’s most popular benchwarmer of all time, a compelling “Journey” subject in 2010, and now an author. Among other things, Titus discussed his time at Ohio State, his moment on the show, and why he wore No. 34. “I was basically the Shaq of suburban Indianapolis youth rec league basketball,” Titus said.

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Big Ten Q&A: Penn State linebacker Jason Cabinda

Oct 3, 2015; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Jason Cabinda (40) celebrates a sack on Army Black Knights quarterback A.J. Schurr (not pictured) during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium.  Penn State won 20-14.

Jason Cabinda gives tour of Penn State facilities

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BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart chats with Penn States Jason Cabinda, and asks the linebacker he knows the scenario that could lead to the Nittany Lions winning the East Division. Cabinda says, “Yes, absolutely. And that’s the goal.”

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Danny Anthrop Q&A: 'We just have to rely on each other'

Southern Illinois at Purdue

Watch this week's Purdue press conference

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To say Purdue’s season has been a disappointment to date would be an understatement. The team looked like it may be poised for a breakthrough of sorts in its third year under Darrell Hazell. It hasn’t happened, as the Boilermakers are 1-6 overall and 0-3 in the Big Ten.

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