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Photos: Big Ten mascots make all the Chicago stops

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Fresh off an appearance at the 42nd Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday, Big Ten mascots are on the loose in Chicago. Our furry friends are still in town, because they’ll be all over Saturday’s Big Ten B1G 10K, which begins at 8 a.m. ET in front of the Adler Planetarium. The 5K begins at 9:15 a.m. ET.

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Ohio State, Michigan highlight B1G Players to Watch

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Before Big Ten media days kick off in a couple of hours in Chicago, the conference released its official Big Ten Players to Watch early Wednesday morning. The list includes 10 players – five from both divisions – and Michigan (Devin Gardner & Taylor Lewan) and Ohio State (Braxton Miller, Bradley Roby and Ryan Shazier) account for half of the representatives. See the full list in this post.

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Photos: Nebraska fan Jack Hoffman at ESPY Awards

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Seven-Year-Old Jack Hoffman Runs For Touchdown

Every summer, the biggest sports stars come together to celebrate the best of the best from the year that was at the ESPY Awards. This year’s show had as much star power as any of the previous installments, however few personalities were more popular than Jack Hoffman, the 7-year-old Nebraska fan and brain cancer patient.

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Twitter: Your name ideas for new bowl at Ford Field

The Big Ten and Detroit Lions reached a six-year agreement Wednesday for a bowl game at Ford Field, starting next season. The bowl, which will debut Dec. 30, 2014, has yet to be named. Naturally, I went to Twitter to ask fans for their ideas. They didn’t disappoint. For what it’s worth, the previous bowls at Ford Field were the Motor City Bowl and Little Caesar’s Pizza Bowl.

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Twitter: Urschel 'honored' to speak at Kickoff Luncheon

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Kirk Cousins Kickoff Luncheon Speech

Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel has the honor – not to mention stress – of speaking on behalf of the players at the Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon on July 25 in Chicago. Urschel tweeted that he’s “honored” to represent the 36 Big Ten players who will be in attendance at the Hilton Chicago.

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Twitter: Former Badger star subject of clever tweet

It was a big day Tuesday for Wisconsin product Devin Harris. The point guard officially rejoined the Dallas Mavericks, agreeing to a three-year, $9 million deal, and consequently was the subject of one of the day’s top sports tweets.

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Twitter: Mark Wahlberg visits Wolverines

Actor Mark Wahlberg is in Michigan shooting “Transformers 4,” so what does a big-time sports fan do when he has free time in such a situation? He visits the Michigan football team, of course. Wahlberg hung out with the Wolverines on Wednesday at Schembechler Hall. See tweets and a video from Wahlberg’s visit in this post.

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Undrafted Big Ten products sign NBA free-agent deals

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While five Big Ten products were selected in the 2013 NBA Draft on Thursday night, several of the conference’s eligible players did not hear their names called. As is the case every year after the draft, it’s time to monitor the NBA Summer League invites. Check out all the Big Ten products who have signed in this post.

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Clothes Call: Check out these new Nebraska cleats

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Nebraska will be even more recognizable on the gridiron in 2013, and it has its new adizero 5-Star custom cleats to thank. The new kicks feature the following nods to Nebraska: “Huskers” on the right side, Nebraska’s “N” logo, with “Huskers” in it, on the back of the heel, and “Big Red Football” on the sole (we’ll rarely see this, I know). See pictures of the new cleats in this post.

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Twitter: B1G champ Indiana at College World Series

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Indiana has arrived in Omaha, Neb., for its first College World Series, and the team is using social media to take family, friends and fans along on its journey to the game’s grandest stage. The Hooisers, the Big Ten’s first CWS team since 1984 (Michigan), play Louisville at 8 p.m. ET Saturday on ESPN. See some of the best tweets in this post.

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McRobbie, others congratulate CWS-bound Hoosiers

The College World Series is a pretty big deal. So, it comes as no surprise that Indiana received its share of love Sunday after sealing up the program’s first CWS berth, and the Big Ten’s first since 1984 (Michigan). Indiana beat Florida State, 11-6, to sweep the best-of-3 Tallahassee Super Regional.

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Twitter: Tweets from Big Ten spring meetings

The Big Ten spring meetings have hit Chicago, and there are plenty of topics on the table. For example, further conference expansion, football schedules, bowl games and basketball divisions, among others. Get some of the best tweets from the meetings in this post.

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Seven-Year-Old Jack Hoffman Runs For Touchdown

A young brain cancer patient runs for a touchdown and the video is almost instantly shared across Twitter. A basketball coach reacts to the some tragic news and the clip goes viral on Facebook. And while the NCAA has reportedly banned Twitter hashtags from college football fields, TV networks like BTN use hashtags on the air all the time.

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Draymond Green has some fun on Twitter

Things are getting physical – as far the NBA goes these days – in the Golden State-Denver playoff series. Both head coaches are complaining, and during Tuesday night’s postgame press conference, George Karl said this: “Did Draymond Green play football or basketball at Michigan State?”

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Tweets That Matter: Who has a give-a-damn meter?

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BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart spends a big portion of his days on Twitter. While reading all the latest Big Ten tweets, Dienhart enjoys offering his opinion and thoughts on some of his favorite ones. See today’s collection of tweets in this post.

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Video: BTN.com's Tom Dienhart visits BTN telecast

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Tom Dienhart Visits Badgers Spring Game

BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart was in Madison, Wis., for Wisconsin’s spring game Saturday afternoon. Dienhart joined the telecast during the second half to offer his thoughts on the new-look Badgers. Watch Dienhart’s segment with the BTN crew now and get his tweets from the game in this post.

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Twitter: PGA's Donald congratulates NU golfer

It was a good day Tuesday for Jack Perry and the Northwestern men’s golf team. Perry broke PGA Tour players’ David Lipsky and Luke Donald’s school record for lowest 54-hole tournament total, carding a 16-under 200 (67-67-66), and Northwestern cruised to the NU Spring Invitational title at The Glen Club. Read full NUSports.com recap.

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Video: Robot delivers Michigan game ball

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If one wasn’t on social media during the beginning of the Michigan spring game last Saturday, he or she probably didn’t hear about the robot that delivered the game ball to midfield. Yes, you read that correctly. The Wolverines had a robot present the game ball to the officials prior to their spring game at Michigan Stadium. Watch video of it in this post.

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