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Dave Revsine

Dave Revsine Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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BTN host Dave Revsine and Gerry DiNardo took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday in Minneapolis. Revsine challenged fellow BTN host Mike Hall, while DiNardo challenged Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini. Watch Revine’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge here and see DiNardo’s in this post.

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Football Tour: Dienhart's best from Minnesota

Minnesota Practice

Minnesota Coach Jerry Kill - BTN Live

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MINNEAPOLIS – There is some mojo to Minnesota as it enters its fourth season under the steady hand of Jerry Kill. This team opened 2013 with an 8-2 mark, running off four Big Ten victories in a row for the first time since 1973.

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Wisconsin Practice

BTN.com's Tom Dienhart with Michael Caputo

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Our annual summer football tour rolls on! BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith are at Wisconsin practice Friday. Get some of the best tweets from the practice in this post.

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Minnesota camp preview: Is Leidner the answer?

Mitch Leidner

Jerry Kill Q&A - 2014 B1G Football Media Day

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Minnesota is a program on the rise as it enters its fourth season under Jerry Kill. The Golden Gophers have seven starters back on offense and six on defense. At one point last year, Minnesota was 8-2, ripping off four Big Ten wins in a row before losing its last three games. Kill has seen his win total go from three to six to eight in each of this three seasons in Dinkytown. Can he improve it for a fourth season in succession?

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Wisconsin camp preview: How does front 7 look?

Gary Andersen

Chris Borland leaping tackle

The debut of the Gary Andersen regime was a successful one. Wisconsin started 9-2 and had some hopes of a BCS bowl before losing to Penn State in the season finale at Camp Randall Stadium. The Badgers also lost to South Carolina in Capital One Bowl. For Act Two, challenges loom for a program that is the pick of many to win the Big Ten West.

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Football Tour: Dienhart's best from NU practice

Northwestern Practice

Pat Fitzgerald - Fall Practice Interview

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KENOSHA, Wis. – It was a great day for practice, almost chilly. It was brief, as players worked in helmets and shoulder pads. It also was notable for who didn’t partake: WR Miles Shuler; DE Ifeadi Odenigbo; DE Sean McEvilly; OL Shane Merz; OL Ian Park; OT Jack Konopka; WR Tony Jones; RB Warren Long; S Traveon Henry; WR Cameron Dickerson were the most prominent.

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Northwesten Practice

Tom Dienhart talks with Treyvon Green

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Our annual summer football tour rolls on! BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith are at Northwestern practice Thursday. Get some of the best tweets from the practice in this post.

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NU camp preview: Who replaces Mark, Jones?

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Pat Fitzgerald Media Q&A - 2014 B1G Football Media Day

Northwestern was primed for a big 2013. It didn’t happen, as the Wildcats missed the postseason for the first time since 2007, ending a five-year run. Pat Fitzgerald’s crew welcomes back lots of veteran talent from a team that started 4-0 but finished 5-7, enduring a seven-game losing skid before ending the season with a victory over rival Illinois.

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Football Tour: Dienhart's best from Purdue

Purdue Practice

Darrell Hazell - Fall Practice Interview

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RENSSELAER, Ind. – It’s all about improving for Purdue, which is coming off a rough 1-11 season that saw the team struggle in just about every phase of the game.

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Twitter: Our experts' takes from Purdue practice

Raheem Mostert

BTN.com's Tom Dienhart with Akeem Hunt

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Our annual summer football tour rolls on! BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith are at Purdue’s practice Wednesday morning. Get some of the best tweets from the practice in this post.

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Football Tour: Dienhart's best from Michigan State

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MSU Coach Mark Dantonio - BTN Live

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EAST LANSING, Mich. – Michigan State is now the hunted. How will it respond? It should be interesting. The Spartans have scaled the top of Big Ten mountain, capping a conference championship season with a Rose Bowl triumph en route to going 13-1 last season.

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Purdue camp preview: Is Etling the man at QB?

Danny Etling

Darrell Hazell Opening Statement - 2014 B1G Football Media Day

After a 1-11 debut (0-8 Big Ten), things can only go up for Darrell Hazell and Purdue, right? That’s the hope in West Lafayette. The Boilermakers have myriad questions to answer, with the biggest being along both fronts.

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Twitter: Our experts' takes from Michigan State practice

Malik McDowell

BTN.com's Tom Dienhart with Jeremy Langford

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Our annual summer football tour rolls on! BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith are at Michigan State’s practice Tuesday morning. Get some of the best tweets from the practice in this post.

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Gas leak, weather affect Michigan State practice

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It was an eventful practice at Michigan State Tuesday morning. With the BTN crew in town to watch the Spartans for tonight’s BTN Live (6 ET, BTN/BTN2Go), the team practiced at three different locations. Things started on the practice field, until a gas leak forced the team to move to Munn Field, but not before inclement weather shifted things to the indoor facility.

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Devin Gardner says he's been sacked 'twice' in camp

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Devin Gardner - Fall Practice Interview

Give Devin Gardner time in the pocket, and the Michigan quarterback can hurt opponents with his arm or legs. We’ve seen Gardner compile eye-popping stat lines – Notre Dame and Indiana ring a bell? – but poor line play led to an inconsistent and turnover-prone 2013 season. The Wolverines ranked 105th in sacks allowed (2.77 per game), 113th in yards per rush (3.3) and 121st in tackles for a loss allowed (8.77 per game).

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Michigan State camp preview: Is this group still hungry?

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Mark Dantonio Media Q&A - 2014 B1G Football Media Day

Michigan State is the reigning Big Ten king. Can the Spartans stay on top? This program is rolling as Mark Dantonio enters his eighth year in East Lansing. The last four years, MSU has gone 42-12 overall and 25-7 in the Big Ten. What’s next? A national title? Maybe.

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Twitter: Our experts' takes from Michigan practice

Michigan Practice

Doug Nussmeier - Fall Practice Interview

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Our annual summer football tour rolls on! BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith took in Michigan’s practice Monday morning. Get some of the best tweets from the practice in this post.

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Football Tour: Dienhart's best from Michigan

Michigan Practice

Brady Hoke - Fall Practice Interview

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan has just 10 scholarship seniors as Brady Hoke enters his fourth season in Ann Arbor. He hasn’t been able to replicate his 2011 debut, when he went 11-2 and won the Sugar Bowl. Needless to say, the Wolverines will be scrutinized this fall.

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Michigan camp preview: Is the o-line better?

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Brady Hoke Opening Statement - 2014 B1G Football Media Day

It’s no secret: This is a big year for Michigan and Brady Hoke, who last year saw a 5-0 start melt into a 7-6 finish. The offense floundered, so coordinator Al Borges was dismissed. Hoke tabbed Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier to take over. What new wrinkles will we see? It won’t really matter unless the line improves.

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Football Tour: Dienhart's best from Penn State

James Franklin

Penn State Head Coach James Franklin - BTN Live

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – There is much anticipation for the start of James Franklin’s maiden voyage at Penn State. But he faces big depth hurdles due to NCAA sanctions. And attrition could prove hazardous to the program as it continues to deal with scholarship limits.

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Twitter: Our experts' takes from Penn State practice

Penn State Helmets

Tom Dienhart Talks with PSU LB Mike Hull

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Our annual summer football bus tour rolls on! BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith are on hand at Penn State practice Saturday morning. Get some of the best tweets from the practice in this post.

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Penn State camp preview: Will the o-line hold up?

NCAA Football: Penn State-Spring Game

James Franklin Q&A - 2014 B1G Football Media Day

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James Franklin has created a buzz around the Penn State program with his electric personality and general bombast. The guy is a high-wire act of energy and enthusiasm. No doubt, the former Vanderbilt coach has “won” the offseason. But how will his first team do?

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Football Tour: Dienhart's best from Rutgers

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Kyle Flood - Fall Practice Interview

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Rutgers is an interesting squad as it enters the Big Ten. The schemes are more traditional, as the Scarlet Knights to a degree have the look of a Big Ten squad. The team has new coordinators on both sides of the ball. Offensive coordinator Ralph Friedgen has brought his multiple West Coast attack with him as the program’s fifth OC in five years.

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