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Photos: Look at what NIU sent to opponents' media

The words “Heisman” and “Candidate” are nowhere to be found, but Northern Illinois sure seems to be promoting dual-threat quarterback Jordan Lynch as such. In fact, the school recently sent out “Jordan Lynch for 6″ lunch bags to opposing media that includes everything one wants to know about the QB.

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Video: 'Ahhhhh!' Watch this Ryan Kerrigan ad

Ever wonder what Purdue product Ryan Kerrigan is doing when he isn’t terrorizing NFL quarterbacks? We now know the answer–at least for part of his free time. The Washington Redskins linebacker dresses up as the sun, dances around, peers into random homes, and yells “Ahhhhhhhh!” Don’t worry, it’s all for a commercial.

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Photos: Illinois turns on new video displays

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Illinois turned on its new video displays Friday for the first time at Memorial Stadium, and they all were met with rave reviews. The main scoreboard, located in the south end zone, is more than four times larger than the previous one (3,456 square feet vs. 858 square feet) and ranks in the top 25 among NCAA video displays.

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The week that was: BTN.com's top 10 stories, videos

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Nebraska Season Preview - 2013 B1G Media Day

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories and most-watched videos from the past week. See both lists in this post.

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Photos: Big Ten mascots make all the Chicago stops

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Fresh off an appearance at the 42nd Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday, Big Ten mascots are on the loose in Chicago. Our furry friends are still in town, because they’ll be all over Saturday’s Big Ten B1G 10K, which begins at 8 a.m. ET in front of the Adler Planetarium. The 5K begins at 9:15 a.m. ET.

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Video: Jeff Budzien crashes Big Ten media day

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CHICAGO – Northwestern kicker Jeff Budzien didn’t get an invite to the Big Ten media days at the Hilton Chicago. Coming off a season in which Budzien made all but one kick, he decided to crash the event. Not in a bad way. The Northwestern communications and media department thought it would be fun to have the kicker attend the event and cover it in a self-deprecating and humorous way. Budzien and Northwestern nailed it.

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Video: Ohio State Urban Meyer's 360 Vine

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Ohio State's Urban Meyer - 2013 B1G Football Media Day

CHICAGO – Urban Meyer is a big draw under normal circumstances. Add Ohio State’s recent player discipline to the equation, and the two-time national championship coach easily had the largest throng of media following him at Wednesday’s Big Ten media day. Meyer knew the attention was coming. He also knew he’d be answering plenty off-the-field questions despite being the coach of a popular preseason pick to make the BCS title game.

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The week that was: BTN.com's top 10 stories

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Seven-Year-Old Jack Hoffman Runs For Touchdown

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories from the past week. See the complete list in this post.

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Did You See This? Watt shows off unreal athleticism

J.J. Watt is a freak. There’s really no other way to describe the former Wisconsin standout defensive lineman. The guy is as athletic as they come – yes, even with a 6-5, 289-pound frame – and the 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year proved it in a quick YouTube video that captures him nailing a 59.5-inch box jump.

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Photos: Nebraska fan Jack Hoffman at ESPY Awards

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Seven-Year-Old Jack Hoffman Runs For Touchdown

Every summer, the biggest sports stars come together to celebrate the best of the best from the year that was at the ESPY Awards. This year’s show had as much star power as any of the previous installments, however few personalities were more popular than Jack Hoffman, the 7-year-old Nebraska fan and brain cancer patient.

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Video: Michigan football introduces 3D team poster

Here’s something really cool: Michigan has gone 3D on its 2013 football poster. Look at it one way, and you see the Michigan stars of today; look at it another way, and you see the Michigan stars of the past. Watch the Vine video of the poster in this post.

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Ohio State fan, 12, beats brain tumor 'Michigan'

Even the most ardent Michigan supporters can root for Ohio State fan Grant Reed. When Reed, now 12, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2011, he named it “Michigan.” The son of a mother and father who were both Ohio State band members, Reed recently beat the disease at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

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The week that was: BTN.com's top 10 stories, videos

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MSU's "Hydrochrome" Helmets

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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories and most-watched videos from the past week. See both lists in this post.

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NU products play in Messi & Friends exhibition

Chances are, members of the Northwestern men’s soccer family won’t soon forget Saturday night. That’s because nine former Wildcats and head coach Tim Lenahan had the honor of participating in the Messi and Friends exhibition event at Soldier Field.

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Did You See This? Joe Paterno July 4 cloud

Before the annual July 4 fireworks Thursday in Happy Valley, an eerily familiar looking cloud emerged. Like, a cloud that resembled the school’s late football coach Joe Paterno. Seriously. Check out the picture sent to Paterno’s son, Jay, in this post.

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Twitter: Mark Wahlberg visits Wolverines

Actor Mark Wahlberg is in Michigan shooting “Transformers 4,” so what does a big-time sports fan do when he has free time in such a situation? He visits the Michigan football team, of course. Wahlberg hung out with the Wolverines on Wednesday at Schembechler Hall. See tweets and a video from Wahlberg’s visit in this post.

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Photo: Ohio State fan puts Script Ohio in front yard

Ohio State fans dream of dotting the “I” at Ohio Stadium. It might not be Ohio Stadium and it might not be in front of more than 100,00 fans, but one Ohio State fan can dot the “I” whenever he desires. Craig Washington tweeted a picture of a huge Script Ohio printed in his front yard, and it’s impressive. So much so, he called it “The Best Damn Lawn in the Land” in a tweet.

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The week that was: BTN.com's top 10 stories, videos

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BTN Awards: Men's Team Coach of the Year - Bill O'Brien

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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories and most-watched videos from the past week. See both lists in this post.

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Did You See This? Victor Oladipo 'job interview'

Victor Oladipo is proof that hard work pays off. The Indiana product spent most of last offseason in the gym and it turned the previous fringe pro prospect into a guaranteed lottery pick in next week’s draft. With his improved jump shot and always-present defense, Oladipo could go as high as No. 2, according to some of the mock drafts.

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