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Easiest remaining schedule? Buckeyes' best H-Back? Read today's headlines

Bill Rabinowitz

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Who has the easiest schedules among the 15 major college unbeatens to stay perfect? Have you seen Nebraska I-back Devine Ozigbo? Is Braxton Miller really Ohio State’s best H-back?’s Tom Dienhart scoured the headlines from the Big Ten beat writers on Thursday morning and assembled this roundup for all Big Ten football fans. Dive in for those stories and more.

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Big Ten links: 5 teams in the Big Ten West title chase

Jordan Westerkamp

Would Jordan Westerkamp ever shave the 'stache?

The race to win the Big Ten West shapes up as a wild and wooly one, with five teams seemingly in the hunt (sorry, Illinois and Purdue). And the opening Saturday of full-blown Big Ten action will give us an early taste of what’s to come with three key West Division tilts: Iowa at Wisconsin; Minnesota at Northwestern; Nebraska at Illinois. Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune has a nice breakdown of the contenders.

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Big Ten links: Take a spin around Thursday's notable football stories

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

In Thursday’s spin around the headlines for Big Ten football, we look at a story that points out how Michigan’s loss to Utah is looking better and better. Plus, who’s running the offense at Ohio State? How serious is Wisconsin running back Corey Clement’s injury? Look – great old pictures from the 1973 Penn State-Army game! Read these stories and more in our daily digest of Big Ten news.

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Big Ten links: Possible No. 1 vs. No. 2, Minnesota QB situation & more

OK, yesterday marked the two-month warning bell for the Michigan State at Ohio State game. I know what you are thinking … that’s WAY too much time between now and then to be talking about that game. SO much can happen over the next 60 or so days. Point taken. But that won’t stop me from cranking up the hype machine right now. Will both teams make it to 10-0 before meeting?

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Big Ten links: Catch up on Friday's Big Ten football headlines

Sep 12, 2015; Evanston, IL, USA; Eastern Illinois Panthers wide receiver Anthony Taylor (3) looses his helmet while being tackled by Northwestern Wildcats cornerback Nick VanHoose (23) during the first half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports

Watch Pat Fitzgerald discuss hot start

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Wisconsin RB Corey Clement could be out until the Badgers open their Big Ten season. Ohio State left a school’s name off their trophy. A detailed look at Braxton Miller’s transition. And no football ticket price increases any time soon for at least one Big Ten school. We touch on these stories and more in Friday’s Big Ten links.

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Big Ten links: On big games ahead, injuries & the new 'crop top' rule

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Did you know there is a new rule that says players’ shirts must cover their bellies? See what one Big Ten running back said about it, plus look at stories covering Penn State’s offensive line shift, what Notre Dame thinks of the rivalry game against Michigan, and one writer’s theory on why Cardale Jones started against Virginia Tech.

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Big Ten links: Could this be the blueprint for OSU QB situation?

Sep 7, 2015; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) and quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) and quarterback Cardale Jones (12) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) after the game. The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 42-24 at Lane Stadium.

Matt Millen looks ahead to Saturday

Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

In Thursday’s spin around the Big Ten headlines, our writer looks at a story from Bill Landis of wherein he wonders if the Buckeyes have a two-QB blueprint now. Also, we have an update on Purdue’s Danny Anthrop, five things to watch for in Michigan vs. Oregon, and more. Come have a look.

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Big Ten Links: Gophers, Wolverines have work to do as games roll on


Cubit: We got to rally around each other


In Friday’s Big Ten Links, we take one more look back at Thursday’s games and see what each loss tells about about each team. Plus, two more Big Ten teams kick off tonight. Penn State has a very promising tight end prospect. And is Iowa officially on upset alert this weekend? catch up on all the Big Ten football headlines today

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