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Big Ten belongs to Buckeyes?

Vegas gives Ohio State the best odds to win the Big Ten in 2017. Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan are next in the running, according to Westgate.

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1dDan Murphy

Five storylines to watch at Big Ten media days

Ohio State is the big favorite to win the Big Ten (pause for Penn State fans to smack their heads) and that's just one of many topics to be covered.

Weyler named to Rimington Award watch list

Minnesota C Jared Weyler was one of eight Big Ten player named to the Rimington Award watch list. The awards honors the nation's top center.

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18dPhil Steele

Which college football conference is No. 1 for 2017?

After a (sort of) down year, the SEC is loaded again in 2017. But the ACC and Big Ten are right there. So which league enters 2017 as the deepest in the country?

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26dDan Murphy

B1G Ultimate Road Trip 2017: November

As usual, The Game highlights a month full of huge matchups that will shape the postseason picture in the Big Ten.

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47dTom VanHaaren

Big Ten West teams poised to score big upsets

Pulling off an upset can make a good season great. Here are some Big Ten West teams that could score some surprise victories this fall.

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64dAdam Rittenberg

Fleck walks into unusual circumstances

P.J. Fleck takes over after at Minnesota after a controversial coaching change, but he inherits a team that won nine games last season.

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67dTom VanHaaren

Young recruiters giving the Big Ten a boost

Six Big Ten teams are in the top 20 of the 2018 recruiting class rankings, and a big reason is the infusion of youth in the assistant coaching ranks.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

East Carolina announces three graduate transfer additions from Power 5 programs: Duke quarterback Thomas Sirk, Clemson running back Tyshon Dye and Minnesota defensive lineman Gaelin Elmore. All three will be eligible this season.

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Minnesota regents launch probe into media leak

The University of Minnesota's regents are investigating a leak of confidential information regarding sexual harassment allegations against its athletic department.

Michael DiRocco ESPN Staff Writer 

What an emotional conference call with Jaguars seventh-round pick Jalen Myrick. Fought back tears throughout the entire five-minute call. An amazing, raw moment.

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96dESPN.com

First 2018 class rankings: Minnesota

The Golden Gophers will make headlines under head coach P.J. Fleck. Georgia has already been targeted by the new staff, and the returns have netted OT Oyenmwen Uzebu and WR Terell Smith, among others.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota has received an immediate recruiting boost under new coach P.J. Fleck, now with the No. 16 ranked recruiting class for 2018. That is the highest ranking for Minnesota at this stage in the process since ESPN started its rankings in 2006. Fleck and his staff have been relentless on the recruiting trail and have infused the same kind of energy that they did at Western Michigan. If the staff can turn things around on the field, this could be the start of a lot of positive momentum at Minnesota.

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Minnesota new head football coach P.J. Fleck, aka Mr. "Row the Boat," asked fans to bring oars to the Golden Gophers' spring game. Clearly, the fans did not disappoint. (Photo Courtesy: @GopherFootball/Twitter)

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