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Big Ten links: Dive into Thursday's Signing Day news roundup

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Mark Dantonio on a big Signing Day

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Michigan and Jim Harbaugh stole the show on Signing Day 2016 with their big “Signing of the Stars” gala. Ohio State flexed its recruiting muscle once again. Penn State got much-needed help on the offensive line and Mark Dantonio just put the finishing touches on his best signing class since 2007. We round up Thursday’s Big Ten headlines.

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Big Ten links: Thursday's football & hoops news digest

Jan 27, 2016; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines guard Zak Irvin (21) goes to the basket defended by Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard Mike Williams (5) in the first half at Crisler Center.

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In today’s Big Ten headline roundup, we have one look at a critical stretch in Northwestern basketball’s schedule. Are they tourney worthy? Meanwhile, Wisconsin needs to enhance their tourney credentials, too. Rutgers football got some good news. Minnesota basketball has some, too. Read these stories and others in today’s digest.

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Big Ten links: Tom Izzo win total, Jarrod Uthoff praise & more

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Tom Izzo now stands tied with Gene Keady on the all-time Big Ten wins list with 512. This is perfect. Has there ever been two coaches more alike? Rough, tough, defensive-minded. … The only league coach with more Big Ten wins is Bob Knight with 661. Can Izzo catch The General? Probably not. But, who cares? Izzo is an all-time great.

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Big Ten links: White-hot Indiana, football updates & more

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Indiana basketball remains hot despite losing one of the Hoosiers’ stars. It’s an open competition to be the top QB next year at Penn State. One writer takes a look at Jim Tressel’s place in Ohio State history while another examines Michigan’s strong corps of receivers. An what’s all this about a Michigan vs. Michigan State night football game? Read today’s headlines now.

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Big Ten links: Friday's football & hoops news digest is now ready

Ohio State rolled out a 2015 football highlight reel. Michigan lands a familiar name on the College Football Playoff committee. There’s another reason why Michigan State might not be doing so well on the basketball court. And has there ever been a better time to be an Iowa hoops and football fan? We recap the headlines from around the Big Ten in this collection of Friday links.

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Big Ten links: Read Thursday's football, hoops headlines

Jan 20, 2016; East Lansing, MI, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers guard Andrew White (3) lays the ball up over Michigan State Spartans guard Denzel Valentine (45) and guard Bryn Forbes (5) during the 2nd half of a game at Jack Breslin Student Events Center.

Spartans drop third in a row

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With that loss to Nebraska, Michigan State has dropped three straight. One writer is comparing Iowa’s basketball team to another pretty good recent Big Ten squad. Meanwhile in football, Nebraska added a familiar foe to the schedule. And contract details are out for Michigan’s new defensive coordinator. Catch up on Thursday’s headlines in this post.

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Big Ten links: Read Tuesday's hoops & football headlines

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Iowa’s basketball team is ascending rising, and so is Peter Jok. Northwestern has hit some bump times. Get a few updates from the football programs at Michigan, Nebraska, Rutgers, and Indiana. Plus, did you look at Michigan State’s football schedule next season? It is not easy. Those are the headlines in Tuesday’s Big Ten links.

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Big Ten links: Is men's hoops race now down to six teams?

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Michigan's John Beilein on the games ahead

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One veteran Big Ten writer says the Big Ten hoops race is in two clear camps with six that look headed for the Big Dance and eight that do not. Also, Iowa is now the team to beat in the Big Ten after thrashing Michigan State. How good could Northwestern’s Bryant McIntosh be? Read these stories and more in today’s Big Ten roundup.

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Big Ten links: Coaching changes, a new deal and a recruiting analysis

Oct 10, 2015; University Park, PA, USA; Indiana Hoosiers head coach Kevin Wilson walks on the field during the third quarter against the Penn State Nittany Lions at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Indiana 29-7.

IU's Wilson discusses his six-year deal

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There are some more coaching changes around the Big Ten, but Indiana’s Kevin Wilson isn’t one of them after landing a new contract. Can James Franklin and Penn State win more than seven games next year? And with football signing day coming up, One writer takes an interesting look at how this season’s final Top 25 actually fared in recruiting the past five years. These stories and more in today’s Big Ten news digest.

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Big Ten links: Catch up on Monday's latest headlines

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Penn State’s football staff has some turnover. Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh gets an invite to President’s State of the Union address. What does a “quality control coach” do? Read those Monday headlines and more in today’s collection of Big Ten links.

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Big Ten links: Football title game vote coming at NCAA Convention

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The 2016 NCAA Convention is next week, and a vote will be taken on the Big 12 and ACC’s proposal to deregulate rules surrounding league title football games. What exactly does that mean? Also in Friday’s Big Ten headlines, two Big Ten football players wrote public letters to fans but for different reasons. Plus, Ohio State is dealing with seeing nine players entered the NFL Draft. Catch up in this post.

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Big Ten links: Take a spin through Thursday's headlines

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In Thursday’s roundup of Big Ten headlines, we’ve got a good look Ohio State’s 2013 recruiting class – how did they turn out? Plus, Michigan State has some holes to fill on offense. Rutgers has a new offensive coordinator who had a near-death experience. And a story on the legacy of Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg. Catch up in this post.

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Big Ten links: Hoosiers honor 1976 national championship squad

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Indiana honors 1976 national champs

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Indiana honored the 1976 Hoosiers squad on the 40th anniversary of that team’;s national championship season. One publication graded both the Michigan and Michigan State football teams. And Rutgers is eyeing new facilities. Those stories top our Wednesday collection of Big Ten headlines.

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