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Q&A: Chuck Long breaks down B1G title game

Way back on August 1, I did a Q&A with Iowa legend and BTN analyst Chuck Long, asking for his views on the 2013 season. In one of my questions, I asked Long who he was picking to win the Legends Division. His selection was a bit of a surprise: Michigan State.

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Q&A: David Cobb enjoying his 'dream season'

No player in the Big Ten has been more surprising this season than Minnesota running back David Cobb.

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Mark Weisman: 'There is no other place I'd rather play'

Iowa’s comeback from a disappointing 4-8 effort in 2012 is almost complete. But fullback Mark Weisman and his teammates still have unfinished business.

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Q&A: Ameer Abdullah likes 'carrying the whole state'

The nation is still buzzing over the Hail Mary pass (Watch it!) that Nebraska completed in the dying moments last Saturday to beat Northwestern, 27-24. But it wouldn’t have happened if Ameer Abdullah had not picked up a huge first down on the fourth-and-15 dump-off pass featured in the video above.

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Dennard, on Michigan rivalry: 'It means everything'

When you think of Michigan State, you think defense. And, there is no better player on the Spartan “D” than cornerback Darqueze Dennard. The 5-11, 197-pound senior from Dry Branch, Ga., is in his third season as a starter and has 136 tackles and 25 passes defended (eight interceptions, 17 pass break-ups) in 37 career games, including 33 starts (22 consecutive).

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Ra'Shede Hageman: 'I still have soft hands'

Ra’Shede Hageman arrived at Minnesota in 2009 as a tight end, fighting for a place to fit in on Tim Brewster’s roster. Now, the 6-6, 311-pound senior has become arguably the best defensive tackle in the Big Ten under a new regime in the Twin Cities.

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Badgers' Chris Borland: 'I think I can be the best'

Who’s the best linebacker in the Big Ten? Is it Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier? Michigan State’s Max Bullough or Denicos Allen? How about one of Iowa’s guys: James Morris, Anthony Hitchens or Christian Kirksey? Maybe Illinois’ Jonathan Brown, Penn State’s Glenn Carson or Northwestern’s Chi Chi Ariguzo?

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Q&A: Ohio State hockey coach Steve Rohlik

In April, Steve Rohlik was appointed head coach of the Buckeyes after spending three years as associate head coach under Mark Osiecki. Ohio State is Rohlik’s first college head coaching job after assisting at Minnesota-Duluth (2001-2010) and Nebraska-Omaha (1997-2000). Coming off a 16-17-7 campaign as part of the CCHA, the Buckeyes return the majority of their roster, including team captain Curtis Gedig on the blue line and forwards Tanner Fritz and Ryan Dzingel, who finished one-two on the CCHA point leaderboards last season.

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Connor Cook: 'Of course we can' win Legends

Connor Cook looks like the answer to the riddle that has been the Michigan State offense. The Spartan attack went in fits and starts to begin the 2013 season with senior Andrew Maxwell as the starting quarterback. The sluggish start saw the MSU coaches mix and match signal-callers until finally anointing Cook the starter in the third game of the season vs. Youngstown State.

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Seth Davis excited to call hoops games for BTN

Come basketball season, Seth Davis is all over your television screen. This winter, that will include BTN/BTN2Go. Davis, along with former “Flyin’ Illini” star Stephen Bardo, highlights the new additions to BTN’s 2013-14 hoops talent roster. The SI and CBS Sports personality will serve as a game analyst and hopes to also find the time to do some studio work.

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Taylor Lewan: 'There is no apologizing for being 4-0'

Michigan is 4-0. You can argue the merits of that 4-0 mark all you want. Has it been pretty? Nope. The wins over Akron and UConn felt more like great escapes than mighty triumph over lesser foes. Regardless, style points don’t matter. A win is a win is a win. And the Wolverines are unbeaten coming off a bye week. Stud Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan says that’s all that matters. And I’m not gonna argue with the 6-8, 315-pound senior from Cave Creek, Ariz.

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A view from a coach who was there for NU's dark days

These are high times for Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern, as they prep to play one of the biggest games in school history on Saturday night vs. Ohio State. In fact, NU has been a solid program for almost 20 years now, dating to Gary Barnett’s miraculous revival back in 1995. But, it wasn’t always like that.

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Q&A: Jake Rudock talks favorite QB, INT vs. NIU & more

Coming off a 4-8 season, Iowa faced many questions as 2013 dawned. One of the biggest: Who would play quarterback with James Vandenberg gone? Jake Rudock emerged from a three-man battle in training camp. And the Hawkeyes haven’t looked back in forging a 3-1 start.

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What's wrong with Michigan's Devin Gardner?

Michigan fans know it all too well. Devin Gardner is in a funk, and it’s played a role in the Wolverines struggling against far inferior foes. The junior has committed 10 turnovers, including eight interceptions, and is fresh off his worst career performance (11-23, 97 yards, 0 TD, 2 INT). So, what’s wrong with Michigan’s signal-caller?

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Q&A: Wisconsin hockey coach Mike Eaves

It’s tough to find an individual more emblematic of Wisconsin hockey than Mike Eaves. The Badgers’ head coach, all-time leading scorer, 1977 national champion and head coach of the 2006 title team has been around for it all. From the earliest days of Big Ten hockey, where informal standings were kept between schools and a trophy given out for the best record (there weren’t enough teams for a Big Ten conference) to the emergence of the new Big Ten, as a player and coach, Eaves’ knowledge bridges that gap.

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