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Dienhart: Purdue continues to forge change

Purdue has turned the page for the second time since Joe Tiller stepped aside after the 2008 season, as the wraps are taken off the Darrell Hazell era. One of the top goals this spring was to change attitudes, revise expectations and get tough. Schemes were installed, as well, as Hazell and his staff got familiar with their personnel and what those players can do.

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Video: Robot delivers Michigan game ball

If one wasn’t on social media during the beginning of the Michigan spring game last Saturday, he or she probably didn’t hear about the robot that delivered the game ball to midfield. Yes, you read that correctly. The Wolverines had a robot present the game ball to the officials prior to their spring game at Michigan Stadium. Watch video of it in this post.

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Dienhart: Indiana is a program on the rise

Kevin Wilson continues to put his stamp on the Indiana program as he enters his third season in Bloomington. The Hoosiers are looking for their first bowl trip since 2007. The team almost turned the corner last season, going from 1-11 overall and 0-8 in the Big Ten to 4-8 and 2-6. This is a program with some momentum that’s on the rise. Here are some observations from Saturday’s spring game.

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Debate it: Will Ohio State have B1G's best offense?

Give Braxton Miller and the Ohio State offense another year under Urban Meyer, and the results should improve. Heck, in Year One with Meyer, the Buckeyes averaged a Big Ten-best 37.2 points per game. With Miller and a host of his best weapons back, including Carlos Hyde, Corey Brown and Devin Smith, among others, will Ohio State have the Big Ten’s best offense in 2013? BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina discuss it in this post.

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Dienhart: Wildcats offense clicks

Hope is floating at a high level in Evanston for what may be Pat Fitzgerald’s best Northwestern team yet. In fact, it may be the school’s best team since the 1995 squad that marched to the Rose Bowl. The Wildcats have some swagger as they put the wraps on spring practice, as Fitz prepares for—can you believe this?—his eighth season leading Northwestern. And, it could be special. Very special.

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Dienhart: Michigan d-line looked real good

Michigan hopes it took the first few steps toward the school’s first Big Ten championship since 2004 Saturday in the spring game. Brady Hoke’s third team has a lot of potential after coming close to winning the Legends Division in 2012. But it’s also a program in transition on the offensive side of the ball with iconic Denard Robinson no longer around.

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Clothes Call: Spring game teams divided by helmet design

A couple years ago, the idea of a college football team lining up in different helmets during a spring game was the furthest thing from fans’ minds. Times have changed, though, and a majority of teams boast at least two helmets to choose from every week. In this weekend’s spring action alone, we saw a trio of Big Ten teams divide their squads by helmet design.

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Video: Watch Indiana spring game highlights

The Indiana spring game was played Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium on BTN2Go. Watch all the game’s best plays and other notable moments in this post. Remember: All of our Spring Football video clips can be found in our BTN.com video vault.

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Dienhart: Ohio State spring game thoughts

Urban Meyer put the wraps on his second Ohio State spring practice Saturday afternoon. And optimism remains high heading into Year Two coming off a 12-0 season. The offense showed flashes of why it could be one of the Big Ten’s best. And a rebuilt defensive front seven looked good—and only figures to improve. Yes, the Buckeyes may be the Big Ten’s top team—again.

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Did You See This? Miller vs. Guiton in circle drill

Braxton Miller donned the black no-contact jersey throughout Ohio State’s spring game Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium. But that doesn’t mean the star quarterback didn’t take any contact.

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Video: Watch Michigan spring game highlights

The Michigan spring game was played Saturday at Michigan Stadium on BTN2Go. Watch all the game’s best plays and other notable moments in this post. Remember: All of our Spring Football video clips can be found in our BTN.com video vault.

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Video: Watch Ohio State spring game highlights

The Ohio State Scarlet-Gray Spring Game was played Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium on BTN2Go. Watch all the game’s best plays and other notable moments in this post. Remember: All of our Spring Football video clips can be found in our BTN.com video vault.

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Video: Watch Purdue spring game highlights

The Purdue Black-Gold Spring Game was played Saturday at Ross-Ade Stadium on BTN2Go. Watch all the game’s best plays and other notable moments in this post. Remember: All of our Spring Football video clips can be found in our BTN.com video vault.

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Video: Watch NU spring game highlights

The Northwestern Spring Game was played Saturday at Lakeside Field on BTN2Go. Watch all the game’s best plays and other notable moments in this post. Remember: All of our Spring Football video clips can be found in our BTN.com video vault.

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Gallery: 2013 Michigan spring game

Michigan held its annual spring game Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Throughout the game, we added some of the best shots to a photo gallery in this post. Jump inside and check out all the top USA TODAY Sports images from Saturday’s Michigan spring game.

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