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2016 Schedule
3-9, 7th in Big Ten - West
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3dJesse Temple

Biggest questions for teams in Big Ten West

Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota must pick QBs. Northwestern and Purdue need playmakers. Wisconsin and Illinois need help on the defensive front.

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5dBrett McMurphy

Ex-Purdue interim coach Parker charged with OVI

Gerad Parker was arrested Tuesday on a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He was in the process of joining East Carolina as an assistant coach.

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6dJesse Temple

Biggest strengths of teams in Big Ten West

From Iowa's running game to Wisconsin's linebackers, we examine the biggest strengths of each team in the Big Ten West division.

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24dESPN.com

Drew Brees among best long-shot recruits

Purdue's recruiting class finished 59th in the nation and dead-last in the Big Ten. Recruiting rankings, however, aren't an exact science. Just ask Drew Brees.

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25dESPN RecruitingNation

Grading the 2017 Big Ten recruiting classes

Ohio State and Michigan grabbed the headlines, but don't ignore what Penn State, Maryland -- Maryland! -- and Nebraska did on national signing day as the Big Ten flexed its recruiting muscles.

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31dAdam Rittenberg

Entrance exam: Grading the college football coaching hires

Time -- and wins and losses -- will ultimately tell if the hires during this coaching cycle made the dean's list, but it's not too early to review how the new 21 head coaches are doing so far.

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Yancey yanks down passes in Shrine Game

Purdue receiver DeAngelo Yancey caught two passes for 34 yards during Saturday's East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. The senior's 29-yard reception was the longest of the day for the East team, which lost 10-3. Box score

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37dBrian Bennett

Stats that defined 2016: Purdue Boilermakers

Here are three stats that help explain the 2016 season for Purdue, which finished 3-9 before making a coaching change and hiring Jeff Brohm.

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44dBrian Bennett

Coaches, revenues pushing Big Ten toward top

Maybe bowl season didn't quite go as planned for the Big Ten, but the league is as strong as its ever been from top to bottom and trending up.

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Big Ten West coaches in 2014: Tim Beckman (Illinois), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa), Jerry Kill (Minnesota), Bo Pelini (Nebraska), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Darrell Hazell (Purdue), Gary Andersen (Wisconsin) Big Ten West coaches in 2017: Lovie Smith (Illinois), Ferentz (Iowa), P.J. Fleck (Minnesota), Mike Riley (Nebraska), Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Jeff Brohm (Purdue), Paul Chryst (Wisconsin).

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