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Mailbag: Unbalanced schedules, Coach of the Year & more

Mar 1, 2016; Iowa City, IA, USA; Indiana Hoosiers center Thomas Bryant (31) celebrates after the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Indiana won 81-78. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Watch the final seconds and celebration

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The basketball season is winding down. Who is the league coach of the year? And all hail Indiana! Spring football also is on the minds of readers. Could Nebraska win the West? I look at those questions and others in my mail bag.

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Mailbag: Purdue's NCAA outlook, Iowa's offensive line & more

Feb 20, 2016; Bloomington, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers bench players cheer during a game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Assembly Hall. Indiana defeats Purdue 77-73. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Indiana holds off heated rival Purdue

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Cruising through my Big Ten Mailbag on a quiet February afternoon. What do I find? Questions about Purdue’s prospects, Iowa’s offensive line, an Indiana football recruit and Denzel Valentine’s award hopes, among other things. Enjoy!

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Big Ten Mailbag: Tom Dienhart answers your questions

Feb 13, 2016; College Park, MD, USA; Wisconsin Badgers bench celebrates after guard Zak Showalter (not pictured) scores during the second half against the Maryland Terrapins at Xfinity Center. Wisconsin Badgers defeated Maryland Terrapins 70-57.

Greg Gard joins BTN Live

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Do the Badgers will make the tournament? What’s ahead for Minnesota basketball? Read Tom Dienhart’s answers to your weekly emails, then drop him your own note. he reads them all and responds to the best ones each week.

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Big Ten mailbag: 2016 football questions keep rolling in

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“How long do you think it will take D.J. Durkin to make a difference at Maryland?” “What is the ceiling for Michigan State football next year?” “What is the one thing that Iowa can get better at in 2016?” “Who replaces Michigan’s Jake Rudock?” These are a few of the football questions readers sent in. Tom Dienhart answers them and more.

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Mail call: Wrapping up your Big Ten bowl season questions

Dec 31, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Michigan State Spartans players huddle before the 2015 CFP semifinal at the Cotton Bowl against the Alabama Crimson Tide at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Looking back at the Cotton Bowl loss

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It’s so very early but who do you see making the 2016 Big Ten football title game? What’s the outlook for Michigan in 2016? These are a few of the questions readers sent in, and BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart tackles them all in his weekly mailbag.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Our guy answers your postseason questions

Dec 5, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State players celebrate after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes during in the Big Ten Conference football championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Dantonio: 'We're used to success'

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You have questions? I have answers in my Big Ten Mailbag. Is Michigan State’s offense better than Alabama’s? Did I rank the Iowa-Stanford Rose Bowl matchup too low in my bowl rankings? Will Nebraska whip UCLA in its bowl? I address those topics and others.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Tom Dienhart answers your Big Ten questions

Sep 26, 2015; Iowa City, IA, USA; The Iowa Hawkeyes celebrate a touchdown during the second quarter against the North Texas Mean Green at Kinnick Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa fans will really like this highlight

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You send me emails. I answer emails—if they are good ones. Pretty simple. So, let’s enjoy another round of Big Ten Mailbag, the best part of every week. As a bonus: There even is a Vinnie Barbarino reference in this week’s bag ‘o’ mail. How lucky are you?

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