1. Big Ten Q&A: Who Should Be the Favorite to Win the B1G in 2016?

    By this time next week, Big Ten media days in Chicago will have come and gone. That means the start of fall camp is almost here, and the 2016 season isn't far behind...

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  2. Ultimate Guide to 2016 Big Ten Media Days

    After six long months, the unofficial kickoff to the Big Ten's 2016 season is almost here. Next week, the conference will host its annual media days in Chicago, and the start of fall camps across the league will follow shortly...

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  3. Make No Mistake: Jim Harbaugh Is Still College Football's Most Marketable Coach

    A week ago, the SEC took center stage in the college football world with its annual media day festivities...

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  4. Bri'onte Dunn's Dismissal Could Make Curtis Samuel Ohio State's Go-To Guy

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ever since he arrived at Ohio State two years ago, a familiar question has followed Curtis Samuel: What position does he play? With fewer than two months ...

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  5. Big Ten Football: Biggest Trap Game for Every Team in 2016

    There are officially fewer than two months to go until the start of the college football season, which will contain no shortage of marquee games in the Big Ten...

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  6. Big Ten Q&A: Is the B1G in Danger of Becoming the Big 2, Little 12?

    In what is typically the slowest sports week of the year, the SEC has dominated the headlines of the college football world thanks to the conference's annual media days...

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  7. 2016 Preseason Watch Lists Prove Jim Harbaugh's Power as a Player Developer

    At this time last offseason, Michigan could hardly find its name as the annual July tradition that's become preseason award watch list releases in college football took place. What a difference a year makes...

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  8. Why J.T. Barrett Is the Best Preseason Bet to Win the 2016 Heisman Trophy

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — For all the talent Ohio State finds itself losing from last year's team—the 16 starters, the 12 draft picks and the five first-rounders—the Buckeyes ...

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  9. Every Big Ten Team's Best- and Worst-Case Scenarios for 2016

    The start of the college football season is officially fewer than two months away and anticipation for the coming year is already beginning to reach a fever pitch...

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  10. Big Ten Q&A: Is the Revival of the Notre Dame Rivalry Good or Bad for Michigan?

    Satellite camps have wrapped up, media days are on their way and the start of the 2016 college football season is officially fewer than two months away...

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  11. Why Satellite Camps May Not Be for Ohio State and Urban Meyer Moving Forward

    GENEVA, Ohio — Once he had settled into his new gig as the tight ends coach at UNC-Charlotte, Dean Hood approached Urban Meyer with a proposition...

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  12. Big Ten Football: Freshmen Who Will Explode in 2016

    The start of the college football season is officially fewer than two months away and buzz is already building for another exciting year. That rings especially true in the Big Ten, which will return several top stars and prominent teams in 2016...

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  13. What Did Jim Harbaugh Accomplish with Michigan's Second Satellite Camp Tour?

    Jim Harbaugh's second Summer Swarm Tour came to an end with not a bang, but a whimper. Due to concerns pertaining to the Zika virus, Michigan was forced to cancel its scheduled ...

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  14. Big Ten Q&A: Who Will Be the First B1G Player Picked in the 2017 NFL Draft?

    June has come to a close. Satellite season is just about over. Before you know it, there will be actual college football to talk about once again...

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  15. Could Ohio State's 2017 Recruiting Class End Up as Urban Meyer's Best Ever?

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Which of Urban Meyer 's recruiting classes you consider to be the best of his coaching career likely depends on where your allegiances lie...

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  16. Big Ten Football: Predicting Every Team's 2016 MVP

    The start of the 2016 college football season is nearly two months away, and anticipation for the coming campaign is building with each passing day...

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  17. Big Ten Q&A: Who Will Be the B1G's Most Improved Team in 2016?

    Between the end of the NBA Finals, baseball season heating up and the UEFA European Championship hitting its home stretch, it's been a relatively quiet week in the college football world...

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  18. Should James Franklin Get More Patience at Penn State?

    Technically, James Franklin is preparing to enter his third season at Penn State. But if it were up to the Nittany Lions head coach, he'd prefer to be treated as if his time in State College were just getting started...

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  19. Blockbuster TV Rights Deal Shows Big Ten Prominence Is Here to Stay

    It started five years ago with the hiring of Urban Meyer , continued with Ohio State ending the conference's 12-year national title drought in 2014 and was only furthered when Jim ...

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  20. Why Urban Meyer Is the LeBron James of College Football

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Like many in Ohio on Monday, Urban Meyer spent his day basking in the reflected glory of the Cleveland Cavaliers' NBA championship...

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  21. Big Ten Football: Predicting Conference's Top 2016 Stat Leaders

    The college football season is almost two months away and anticipation for the upcoming campaign is only building as the offseason hits its homestretch...

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  22. Big Ten Football Q&A: Who Will Be the B1G's Breakout Quarterback in 2016?

    We're nearly two months away from the start of the college football season and for perhaps the first time this offseason, Ohio State has stolen the spotlight from Michigan...

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  23. Why Nebraska Will Be the Sleeper of Big Ten Football in 2016

    As time expired inside of Memorial Stadium on college football's opening weekend, BYU backup quarterback Tanner Mangum rolled out and heaved a 42-yard pass into the ...

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  24. Why Urban Meyer Is College Football's Most Versatile Recruiter

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A week before Ohio State saw 12 of its players—including five first-rounders—picked in the NFL draft, I asked Buckeyes wide receivers coach Zach ...

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  25. Jim Harbaugh's Second Satellite Camp Tour More Style Than Substance Thus Far

    Speaking to reporters following a stop at New Jersey's Paramus Catholic High School to close the final week of his highly touted satellite camp tour, Jim Harbaugh insisted that ...

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