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Look for Buckeyes to bounce back

While Ohio State reached last season's playoff semifinals, it's easy to forget that the Bucks' most recent Big Ten championship was won in the national title season of 2014. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook sees that changing this season.

Tom VanHaaren ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck said he referenced Bo Schembechler's infamous phrase, those who stay will be champions, at Western Michigan and Minnesota.

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Dan Murphy ESPN Staff Writer 

Minnesota RB Rodney Smith said it didn't take long to start speaking the same language as new coach P.J. Fleck.

Michele Steele ESPN Reporter 

Gophers' PJ Fleck carries a life bucket list around. Last thing he checked off? "Become a head coach in the BigTen. Check!" Next thing? "We'd like to be a part of some championships in the power 5, that's on there as well."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

Fleck said the ESPNU show "Being P.J. Fleck," which starts next week, is a chance to "bring national exposure" to Gophers football. Said coaches are expected to promote their programs. But he said he's also not sure what to expect with the show. "I don't know if it's going to be like the Kardashians or tamer."

Myron Medcalf ESPN Staff Writer 

P.J. Fleck calls the Minnesota gig "a wonderful challenge" in his opening remarks here in Chicago. Said he wants to be the bridge between the program's success years ago and what he hopes to establish with the Gophers.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Who needs coffee? Wake up with P.J. Fleck, kicking off Day 2 at Big Ten media days. Jim Harbaugh, Pat Fitzgerald, Mike Riley, Jeff Brohm, Chris Ash and James Franklin also will speak.

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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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2dDan 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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19dPhil 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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27dDan 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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48dTom 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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65dAdam 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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68dTom 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.

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