1. Michigan State Football: Meet Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi

    There is no more fearsome defense in the Big Ten this season than the unit Michigan State has assembled. William Gholston, Johnny Adams, Denicos Allen and Isaiah Lewis all look like ...

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  2. Wisconsin Football: What Danny O'Brien as a Starter Means to Badger Offense

    Bret Bielema announced over the weekend that junior quarterback Danny O'Brien, the Maryland transfer who's eligible to play immediately for the Badgers, has officially been named the starting quarterback...

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  3. Rivals 100: Michigan's Shane Morris Earns 5-Star Rating and More B1G Moves

    The new Rivals 100 is out, and the list has been shaken up pretty dramatically. There are six new 5-star prospects and plenty of moving and shaking as the summer camp schedule winds down...

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  4. Penn State Football Should Rejoice in Landing Transfer Despite Level of Talent

    Another day, another transfer for Penn State. Bad times, right? Well, not on Monday. For the first time since the NCAA handed down sanctions against PSU—in fact, the first ...

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  5. Ohio State Football: Meyer's Offense Thrives on Players Like Stoneburner, Brown

    When it comes to building a highly successful offense, coaches usually have one of two options: Either do one thing so well that opponents can't stop it (Wisconsin and the power rush, ...

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  6. Classic Big Ten Football: Penn State at Michigan, 2005

    Every week, the Big Ten Blog will break down one classic game from the Big Ten's long and storied history. Today, we're going back to 2005—and back to our old friend, the Dread Level ...

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  7. Big Ten Football Tweets of the Week: Michael Mauti Isn't Very Good at Breakfast

    Every Friday on the Big Ten Blog , we'll bring you the best Big Ten-related tweets of the week. Have you ever had Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti looking you dead in the ...

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  8. Penn State Football: Posnanski Book Excerpts Paint Picture of Detached Paterno

    One of the continuing themes of the response to the Penn State scandal was that Joe Paterno was, in some way, somewhere between complicit to Jerry Sandusky 's acts and outright involved in covering them up...

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  9. Penn State Football: Devon Smith's Transfer to Marshall Is Actually Brilliant

    The transfer train keeps chugging along for Penn State, as wide receiver Devon Smith has been cleared to play for Marshall starting this season...

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  10. Michigan Football: Ondre Pipkins' Neck Injury Shows Inherent Danger in Football

    UPDATE, 6:30 pm ET: Pipkins is out of the hospital and "up and walking around while watching afternoon practice, doing well," per the official Michigan football Twitter feed ...

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  11. Wisconsin Football: Montee Ball Appeared to Be Innocent Bystander to Fight

    It's been a tumultuous month for Montee Ball and the Wisconsin Badgers, to say the least. the Heisman hopeful was attacked by a gang of five men on August 2 on the streets of Madison ...

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  12. Big Ten Conference Predictions

    Let's look at who the overall favorite is to win the conference. Obviously Wisconsin has to be near the top of the list on account of making the last two Rose Bowls and bringing so much talent back for 2012...

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  13. Big Ten Football Q&A: Flop Sweat in the Mitten State, Plus Job Pressure and More

    On Thursdays on The Big Ten Blog , we will feature questions from the B/R inbox , Twitter and email. Do you have a question for next week's Q&A? Send them to Big Ten lead ...

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  14. Nebraska Football: Stafford Has Talent and Attitude to Be Husker D's Next Star

    One of the pleasant surprises for Nebraska's defense—an uncharacteristically average unit for most of 2011—was the emergence of junior college transfer Daimion Stafford, ...

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  15. Penn State Football: What Bill Belton as Starter Means for Nittany Lions Offense

    The look of the 2012 Penn State offense, even post-transfers, is starting to round into form. Matt McGloin is going to be the Tom Brady-esque man under center, the line's essentially ...

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  16. Penn State Football: Matt McGloin Compares Self to Tom Brady; Cue the Laughter

    For as much as we wail and bemoan Penn State's fate at the hands of the NCAA, it does bear repeating that the Nittany Lions are about to start playing actual football very soon, and ...

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  17. Penn State Football: Justin Brown's Oklahoma Transfer Deal Strains Credulity

    One of Penn State's biggest losses of the offseason was when wide receiver Justin Brown decided to head to Oklahoma for his senior season, a step which will be crucial on his path toward graduating from college...

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  18. Penn State Football: Mid-Camp Paintball Excursion Looks All Kinds of Awesome

    It's been a rough offseason for Penn State, there's no denying that. And while the Penn State players are at least in camp now, that's hardly a respite, and anyone who's ever gone through two-a-days knows exactly what we mean...

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  19. Big Ten Football Weekly Recruiting Roundup: Michigan Adds '14 LB Michael Ferns

    Every Wednesday here at The Big Ten Blog, we will update you on the latest commits, news and rumors in the recruiting world. Commits Michigan's 2014 class is off to an early start, as Michael Ferns has verbally committed...

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  20. Michigan Football: No News Is Good News for Fitzgerald Toussaint's Bama Status

    It's been over three weeks since Fitzgerald Toussaint was arrested for DUI, an arrest that resulted in an immediate and indefinite suspension by Michigan head coach Brady Hoke...

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  21. Ohio State Football: Freshman Taylor Decker Gaining Steam in Right Tackle Battle

    For an offense replacing several starters and bringing in a whole new playbook, coaching staff and identity, Ohio State has the relative luxury of knowing who its best 11 are on offense...

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  22. Penn State Football: Joe Posnanski Book Reveals a Vulnerable Joe Paterno

    When Joe Posnanski announced in March 2011 that he would be writing a book about Joe Paterno , it was when things were going relatively well at Penn State—even relative to ...

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  23. Big Ten Football: Predicting the Final Leaders Division Standings

    Do you feel that in the air—that wisp of a chill in the early-morning hours? That's football weather making its way back to the Midwest...

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  24. Nebraska Football: New Traditions for Huskers' TDs While Balloons Are on Hiatus

    Oh, Nebraska. For decades upon decades, your fans have been releasing red and white helium balloons into the sky after every first touchdown of the game...

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  25. Minnesota Football: Jimmy Gjere's Retirement Shows Maturity in Concussion Issue

    Jerry Kill has a mountain of a rebuilding job in front of him at Minnesota, and the one thing people know about Big Ten football is that success always starts on the line ...

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