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Web links: QB battles, Ferentz's optimism & tweets

Indiana is one of two Big Ten teams that opens the season on Thursday (Minnesota is the other). And, it could be a big season in Bloomington. How big?  Well, it’s bowl game or bust for Indiana—so says, Indianapolis Star columnist Bob Kravitz.

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Tuesday links: Who has Huskers going 11-1?

Happy Tuesday, America! We are just 48 hours from kickoff! Until then, keep stretching and make sure your fridge is full. Oh, and read this stuff. When Lee Barfknecht of the Omaha World-Herald types, I read. And he has seven reasons why Nebraska will have a magnificent season.

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Monday links: Teams prep as Game Week arrives

Game week is here! Hallelujah! On Thursday night, Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) kick off the Big Ten season. Depth charts are firming up as position battles come into focus. The chase for the Big Ten championship will commence! At Michigan, five key spots have been decided—almost–as the Wolverines chug toward their opener on Saturday. True freshman Shane Morris will be the backup quarterback.

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Friday's links: Kill feature, more QB talk & tweets

Here is a good way to begin your Friday. Check out this terrific story by Rick Reilly of ESPN.com on Minnesota coach Jerry Kill, who has turned his public seizure into a teaching moment for others.

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Web links: Badgers QB battle, coaching wizardry & tweets

It looks like we may be getting a bit more clarity in the Wisconsin quarterback derby, with Joel Stave perhaps gaining an edge on Curt Phillips. At least that’s what Jeff Potrykus of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel thinks.

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Web links: Another U-M injury, Alvarez vs. Bielema & more

Tough start to a Wednesday in Ann Arbor: Highly touted WR Amara Darboh recently injured a foot that will require surgery and will force him to miss the entire season. This is a tough blow, as Darboh looked to be a rising star as a big-bodied receiver cut from the mold as former Michigan greats.

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Web links: Spartans QB race, U-M pass rush & tweets

Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio says he now has a four-man quarterback race, with true freshman Damion Terry coming on following a strong showing in a scrimmage.

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Web links: Possible Gopher upsets, Beck's future & more

Big doings this weekend. The AP poll came out, with Ohio State pacing five Big Ten teams and ranking No. 2. Here is a good side-by-side comparison between the Coaches and AP polls. And Purdue tabbed Rob Henry as starting quarterback, leaving Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan State and Penn State yet to name a starter. Here’s what else is going on, as camps march on across Big Ten territory.

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Friday's links: Abdullah's message to young RBs & more

The storylines continue to percolate in training camps across the Big Ten as we inch closer to the start of the season. But, heck, I’m gonna race right past the opening kickoff and on to the Big Ten title game. The great David Jones of PennLive.com ponders the possibility of Northwestern playing Ohio State in the Big Ten championship game. Hey, it could happen.

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Thursday's links: Iowa checklist, NU gauntlet & tweets

Pat Harty of HawkCentral.com has 10 things that need to happen for Iowa to avoid another losing season. Hmmm. This should be good.

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Wednesday's links: Who are top 100 seniors in nation?

We offer a quick break from the regular training camp content to bring you NFL.com’s Gil Brandt’s list of top 100 seniors in the nation. Take a gander.

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Tuesday's links: 'Sky is the limit' for Spartan offense?

The BTN tour has made six stops already, with one being at Michigan State. Here is a nice photo gallery of Spartans fall camp from MLive.com. This is an impressive looking team that may be getting overlooked.

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Monday's links: Huskers, building boom & more

Training camps continue across the Big Ten. And few are as important as the one going on at Nebraska. The great Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald has identified the major talking points for the coming season.

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Friday's web links: Badgers & Tigers at Lambeau?

Minnesota’s coaches hope the defense is dominant this fall. No doubt, but that rarely has happened in my lifetime. But, this unit has a chance to be decent, as the line and secondary look promising. The key? The development of the linebackers.

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Thursday's links: A whole lot of Big Ten quarterback talk

There are a lot of questions facing Purdue in its first season under Darrell Hazell. One of the biggest is at quarterback. Well, it looks like Rob Henry is slowly emerging as the No. 1 quarterback at Purdue over true freshman Danny Etling and redshirt freshman Austin Appleby.

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