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'11 Team Rankings: Big Ten

The finalizing of recruiting in the Big Ten for 2011 symbolizes the end of an extremely transitional year for the country’s most lucrative conference. (Well, at least it's over for now.) Heartland powerhouse Nebraska is now recruiting to the Big Ten, and it didn’t take long for the Huskers to ...

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'11 Predictions: Big Ten

Athlon Sports is in the predictions business. We are America’s oldest preseason College Football publication (1967) and have been the most accurate NCAA football predictor over the last five years. With this in mind, and the finale of the 2010 football season quickly approaching, Athlon...

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The Big Ten's Best

Athlon will be awarding postseason honors to each BCS conference in the country. Today we look at the Big Ten’s best for 2010.For the sake of this exercise, the Heisman and Bednarik will function as MVP and Defensive Player of the Year awards. The Outland will be given to the offensive...

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Coachin 'Em Up

… And it’s Tolzien by a nose.Now that the Big Ten season is in the books (all except Illinois’ final contest), it’s time to hand out the end-of-season awards …Most Valuable Player: Scott Tolzien, QB, Wisconsin ...

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Floyd Of Rosedale

One Sweet PigIt was 75 years ago that a pig played peacemaker, and with that a rivalry began. Here is how the legend goes …Angered by Minnesota’s style of play the year before, Iowa Governor Clyde Herring stated that the 1935 contest between the Hawkeyes and Gophers would be a...

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Big Ten Preview: Wk 12

Penn State (6-4, 3-3) at Indiana (4-6, 0-6), Saturday, 11 a.m. CTThis is a season to forget for the Hoosiers, as Bill Lynch’s club has failed to capitalize on too many opportunities. With two games to go, Indiana needs two wins to extend its season — highly unlikely. For one thing,...

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The Friendly Confines

Back where football belongsIt’s the perfect home for a baseball afternoon, but Wrigley Field’s football history is also rich with gridiron stories from a forgotten era.For half a century, the Chicago Bears called Wrigley home, when from 1921 to 1970 the franchise was one of the NFL...

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Big Ten Preview: Wk 11

Iowa (7-2, 4-1) at Northwestern (6-3, 2-3), Saturday, 11 a.m. CTThe Big Ten’s biggest contest of the week pits two clubs trying to hang on to the momentum that carried them through the first half of the year. Northwestern’s season took a turn for the worse in the second half of last...

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