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Ranking Week 1 Big Ten quarterback performances

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How did Connor Cook stay in after this hit?

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After Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a season-ending injury, the biggest question around the Big Ten became: Who is the top quarterback?

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Site ranks Ann Arbor No. 2 college town in America

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Rankings are always fun. They’re even more fun in the summer, when we need something to debate until the games start. Well, bestcollegereviews.org posted a popular list ranking the best college towns that made its way around social media Thursday, and the Big Ten was all over it. In fact, the Big Ten owned two of the top three towns: Ann Arbor (No. 2) and Madison (No. 3).

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Four B1G teams land on ESPN's top 25 Power Rankings

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BTN Live: Around the B1G (Aug. 11, 2014)

With the College Football Playoff era upon us, ESPN.com decided to assemble a 13-member committee to create its preseason Top 25 Power Rankings. Four Big Ten teams made the list, headlined by Ohio State (No. 6) and Michigan State (No. 7), last year’s Big Ten title game participants. Wisconsin came in at No. 17, and Nebraska No. 22.

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Top 10 offensive players B1G teams will face in 2014

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If you take a look up and down the Big Ten, you will find a number of high-profile offensive stars. Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah are both preseason All-American candidates at running back, and Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff is being talked about as the top pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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Top 10 2014 Big Ten nonconference foes

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This year’s non-conference schedule for Big Ten teams is one of the best in recent memory. College football royalty fills the must-see slate with teams such as Oregon, LSU, Miami (FL) and Notre Dame scheduled to take on the Big Ten’s best.

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Five Big Ten programs listed on top 25 jobs list

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James Franklin Joins "BTN Live"

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FoxSports.com posted its top 25 jobs in college football Monday, and a handful of Big Ten teams made the list. Ohio State paced the Big Ten, at No. 6, behind Florida, Texas, Georgia, USC and Alabama. Michigan, Penn State, Wisconsin and Nebraska also made the cut. See where all the Big Ten teams land in this post.

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Ranking the Big Ten's best defensive trios

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Shilique Calhoun Interception Touchdown

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With Big Ten media days Monday and Tuesday, media members are busy predicting what the conference landscape may look like in the upcoming 2014 season. One thing is for certain: The Big Ten should be loaded with talent on defense. To that point, I was wondering which teams feature the best trios, when it comes to the three levels (line, linebacker and secondary)?

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Dienhart's 15 Big Ten units under pressure

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Doe Makes Diving Touchdown Grab

You hate to put too much pressure on any one unit–this is a team game. But there’s no denying some have to step up this fall if their teams want to make a push for a division title. From the Michigan offensive line to the Ohio State linebackers, here’s a look at the 15 Big Ten units with most to prove in 2014.

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10 new Big Ten starters poised for big seasons

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Tom Dienhart Gives His Spring Football Impression

Can you feel it, Big Ten fans? College football is just over one month away, which means it’s time to get you ready for the season. We already know about the big-time stars in the conference, including Braxton Miller, Melvin Gordon and Shilique Calhoun, to name a few. But how about those first-year starters who could make an immediate impact?

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Dienhart ranks top 50 Big Ten games of 2014

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B1G Football Championship Game - Top Plays

So many good games to choose from, so little time … where to begin? That’s the conundrum when looking over the composite Big Ten schedule. There are a lot of very appealing games as the Big Ten begins its new 14-team era. Here are my top 50 games on the 2014 schedule.

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Ranking the Big Ten's top 10 QB-WR duos

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Miller Finds Smith for the 47-Yard TD

The Big Ten is set to return a ton of talent at quarterback, but the same can’t be said at wide receiver. With names like Jared Abbrederis, Corey Brown, Quincy Enunwa, Jeremy Gallon, Cody Latimer and Allen Robinson all off to the NFL, there will be plenty of new names atop the receiving leader list.

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Scherff, Mostert land on FOX's top 20 'Freaks' list

Iowa offensive tackle Brandon Scherff and Purdue running back and track star Raheem Mostert were listed on Bruce Feldman’s list of top 20 “Freaks” in college football. Scherff came in at No. 2, behind Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates, while Mostert landed at No. 10. See what Feldman said about each player in this post.

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Seven B1G coaches land on ESPN.com's top 50 list

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Tom Izzo Interview - 2014 Men's Basketball Tournament Championship

It was only a matter of time before ESPN.com’s countdown of the top 50 men’s basketball coaches reached Michigan State’s Tom Izzo. It did on Wednesday, with Izzo earning the No. 3 spot. Barring a huge surprise – don’t hold your breath – Izzo is the seventh and final Big Ten coach on the list. See all the Big Ten coaches who made the cut in this post.

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ESPN.com names Ohio State 'Linebacker U' of 2000s

When you hear “Linebacker U,” you think Penn State, right? You wouldn’t be alone. According to ESPN.com, though, the modern day “Linebacker U” moniker belongs to another Big Ten power. Ohio State took the No. 1 spot in the site’s “Linebacker U” of the 2000s list, and it wasn’t even close.

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Ranking Big Ten's top 10 position units in 2014

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Ameer Abdullah Breaks Free for TD

Take a moment to open your Big Ten football history books and think back to some of the top position units that have defined the conference’s excellence. Think back to when Penn State first adopted the name “Linebacker U.” Or Purdue’s “Den of Defensive Ends.”

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Meyer, Dantonio ranked in top 10 of coach rankings

Two Big Ten coaches land in the top 10 of SportingNews.com’s 2014 ranking the coaches. To little surprise, it’s Urban Meyer (No. 3) and Mark Dantonio (No. 9). For the curious minds, former Michigan State coach Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier top the list. See what the site says about Meyer and Dantonio, plus see where they rank the rest of the Big Ten’s 12 coaches, in this post.

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Ten B1G teams land on ESPN's Fab 50 for 2014-15

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Bo Ryan Feature

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman released his Fab 50 for 2014-15, a ranking of his top 50 men’s hoops teams, on Tuesday. Ten Big Ten teams make the list, including newcomer Maryland (No. 30), paced by reigning national semifinalist Wisconsin (No. 3). The No. 1 team? That’s Kentucky, of course. See Goodman’s analysis of all 10 Big Ten teams in this post.

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Dienhart: Here are my final Big Ten hoops grades

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Stephen Bardo's Top Returning Big Ten Basketball Players

The dust has settled on another basketball season. And, it was a good one for the Big Ten, as three schools advanced to the Elite Eight (Wisconsin, Michigan, Michigan State) and one made it to the Final Four (Wisconsin). Another won the NIT (Minnesota).

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