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Reader mail: Spring football sparks questions

Christian Hackenberg

James Franklin Vists #BTNLive

The Big Ten has put a bow on the basketball season, while spring football is about to wrap up. Lots going on. Keep those cards and letters coming. Now, let me get to some of your queries. This week, I was asked about the Penn State quarterback situation and losses on the Ohio State offense. One reader asked if Nebraska could win the Big Ten this fall and my answer may surprise you.

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Reader mail: Send Big Ten spring football questions

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball season is over and spring football is reaching its peak. What’s it all mean? My email inbox is filling up. Let’s answer some of your questions. Remember that there are eight Big Ten schools conducting spring games Saturday and all eight will be available live via BTN2Go. The teams in action: Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Indiana.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Let's dive into your letters

Michigan State Fans

Minnesota vs. Florida State - Men's NIT Analysis

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Firing through my e-mail inbox on this rainy day, reading your Big Ten love letters and answering the best ones. Keep ‘em coming! You can always email me directly at the bottom of any of my posts – including this one.

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Mailbag: Big Ten football on Friday night?

NCAA Football: Western Michigan at Michigan State

Randy Edsall Talks Maryland and B1G

Talk of the Big Ten considering the possibility of playing some Friday night football games has created a buzz. I wrote a story about it earlier this week. In the two-and-a-half years I’ve been doing this job, I never have gotten as much email on a subject. It’s not even close. And, judging by the majority of your correspondence, the idea of Friday night football doesn’t have great appeal for fear of the high school game being impacted. Still opinions vary. Have a look.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Our guy answers your questions

Josh Gasser

Frazier to Newbill for Dunk and the Lead

Yes, it’s that time of the week when I reach into my mailbag and answer your questions. See my latest installment in this post. And don’t forget, send me your questions via the comment box at the bottom of the post. My survey to Big Ten hoops writers that posed the question “who is the Big Ten’s toughest player” struck a chord.

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Big Ten letters: Your questions, Tom's answers

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Should athletes be able to transfer without penalty when their coach leaves?

Time for me to reach into my mail bag that runs deep with a thicket of letters from you, passionate BTN.com readers. Thanks for your thoughts! Lots to get to, with many questions about football, even though we are neck-deep in hoops season.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Fans sound off on bowl games

Melina Vastola-USA TODAY Sports

Sights and Sound - B1G Bowl Games

The New Year is here. And, what better way to kick it off than by answering some of your question in a mail bag. Warning: This is college football bowl-heavy content as fans critique their team’s performances as well as a few of my latest posts.

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Mailbag: Could Michigan State beat Ohio State?

Mark Dantonio

Michigan State at Nebraska - Football Highlights

Just two weeks are left in the regular season, and things are heating up down the stretch. Among the hot button issues: Who is the second-best team in the Big Ten? Michigan State or Wisconsin? Read about that, and more, in my weekly mailbag. Keep those cards and letters coming.

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Mailbag: Our expert tackles your questions

Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) is taken down by Nebraska Cornhuskers safety LeRoy Alexander (18) and defensive end Randy Gregory (44) in the second quarter at Michigan Stadium.

Bo Pelini Joins #BTNLive

Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The cards and letters keep coming in. Thanks. And, by the look of things, many of you are excited about what Minnesota is doing. No doubt, to be 8-2 and riding a four-game winning streak is pretty incredible. Michigan has many flummoxed. And Nebraska’s rise has stirred the masses.

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Mailbag: Would Spartans D stop Buckeyes O?

Denicos Allen

Nebraska Wins on a Hail Mary

November is here, meaning all the games have more importance. Your cards and letters? They always are important . It seems there’s a healthy debate on who is the second-best team in the Big Ten: Michigan State or Wisconsin? Interesting. So, it’s time for to reach into my mail bag and answer some of your queries.  Thanks for all of the interest! Keep the cards and letters coming!

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Reader mail: So what about Michigan-MSU?

Max Bullough

Big Ten Top Ten - Oct. 26th, 2013

As we head full steam into the second half of the season, my mail box is getting stuffed with comments and questions. You know what that means: I have to reach into my mail bag and answer the best of your queries. Thanks for all of the interest! Keep the cards and letters coming! And don’t forget to watch this week’s top ten plays in this post, too.

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Mailbag: Top tight ends, Connor Cook & more

Devin Gardner

Devin Funchess 37-Yard TD Grab

It’s that time of the week, time for me to reach into my mailbag. Keep those cards and letters coming, as there is much to talk about. This week, Ohio State’s BCS title game hopes, Michigan’s defense, Purdue’s Darrell Hazell and much more. So, let’s get started.

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Mailbag: About those Michigan State freshmen...

R.J. Shelton

R.J. Shelton 34-Yard Rushing TD

My mailbag is getting full as the season hits the halfway mark. And, many of my letters are from antsy Michigan fans and happy Michigan State fans. By the way, only three more weeks until they play! So, let’s dig right in and answer some questions.

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Mailbag: Has Devin Gardner's slump ended?

Devin Funchess

Devin Funchess 24-Yard Touchdown

You have questions. And, as usual, I have answers. Yes, it’s that time of the week, time for me to reach into my mailbag. Lots of good questions, with many fans already curious about bowl destinations. Keep those cards and letters coming. I appreciate it.

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Mailbag: Does Iowa remind you of 2008 team?

Floyd of Rosedale

Damond Powell 74-Yard Touchdown

The calendar says “October,” and I can’t believe it. The season is almost halfway over, with most of the best action yet to come in November. I can tell by your cards and letters that you are excited. Keep the correspondence coming! Let’s dig into this week’s Mailbag!

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Mailbag: Will Kenny Guiton have an NFL career?

Kenny Guiton

Penn State Sanctions - BTN Football and Beyond

It’s time for me to reach into my mailbag to answer the questions that are pressing your mind as we chug into the teeth of Big Ten season. The cards and letters keep streaming in. Thanks. Keep ‘em coming. Now, let’s get to your latest Big Ten queries, ranging from Kenny Guiton’s NFL prospects to Sam Ficken’s improvement.

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