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Big Ten links: NFL Draft news & a scholarship offer for an 8th-grader?

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The Big Ten had three first-round picks, as Iowa T/G Brandon Scherff went No. 5 to the Redskins, then Michigan State CB Trae Waynes went No. 11 to the Vikings, and Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon went No. 15 to the Chargers. I was a bit surprised to see Scherff go so high, but he’s a safe pick, and he is very good. Waynes went about where I thought he would as did Gordon. But I thought Gordon would be the first back taken. He wasn’t, as the St. Louis Rams took Georgia’s Todd Gurley at No. 10.

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Big Ten links: Commissioner Delany defends football satellite camps

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In Thursday’s Big Ten links, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany talked to reporters at the College Football Playoff spring meetings about the satellite camps this week. “I view it as permissible practice,” Delany said. Also, get some last minute Big Ten updates before tonight’s NFL Draft

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Big Ten links: Big Ten football satellite camps rankle one SEC coach

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In Thursday’s Big Ten links, Tom Dienhart looks at the simmering controversy around Big Ten football teams setting up camp in SEC country. Also, what did Jim Harbaugh say this time? And how is Michigan State football giving Western Michigan football a boost? Get the answers to these questions and more in this post.

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Latest Big Ten QB buzz includes Buckeyes' timeline to name a starter

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Urban Meyer wants to name a starting quarterback by the middle of Ohio State’s training camp (pssst, Ohio State’s spring game is on BTN/BTN2Go Saturday). And there’s a QB battle at Rutgers, too. And where dopes Jake Rudock fit in at Michigan? We take a spin around Friday’s Big Ten headlines.

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Big Ten links: Spartans football feel 'game ready' & more Friday news

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Happy Friday! In today’s Big Ten links, Mark Dantonio feels his football team is ready to play now. Plus, we found five great questions about Michigan’s basketball team. Braxton Miller won’t get in trouble for that Instagram photo. And a few other football teams are focused on improving specific team units. Let’s get to the links.

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Big Ten links: Badgers bow out, Big Ten spring football updates & more

Final Four-Championship Game-Wisconsin vs Duke

Analysis: Duke tops Wisconsin

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In Tuesday’s Big Ten links, we look at a few angles of Monday’s national championship game and the officiating on the court. Plus, Big Ten spring football talk heats up as Urban Meyer has a recruiting idea, one writer has five players to watch at Michigan State, and there’s a new tackling technique that’s all the rage. Dive in.

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Big Ten links: Izzo, Ryan flourish, Elliott's Heisman hopes & more

NCAA Tournament-Team Press Conferences

Watch Pat Forde talk Final Four

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A former Michigan State star explains Tom Izzo’s success. A Wisconsin writer explains how the Badgers hit it big with Bo Ryan. Could Ohio State’s top Heisman Trophy candidate be a running back? And let’s look at how transfer quarterbacks actually do. All of this and more in Friday’s Big Ten headlines.

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Big Ten links: Badgers look loose, Spartans look familiar & more links

NCAA Tournament-3rd Round-Oregon vs Wisconsin

What happens to Kentucky on Saturday?

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In Thursday’s Big Ten links, we take a look at a number of basketball and football stories. Wisconsin looks loose headed into the Final Four. Michigan State shares some things in common with last year’s NCAA champs. Maryland’s Melo Trimble is staying at Maryland. Christian Hackenberg is refocusing at Penn State. Read all that and more in this post.

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