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The Big Ten will have a nine-game conference schedule in 2016, three new head coaches, a slew of talented freshmen, and the same old favorite.
Fired Illinois coach Tim Beckman has joined North Carolina as a volunteer coach, with Tar Heels coach Larry Fedora describing the decision as helping a friend while gaining Beckman's expertise.
The Big Ten has some the most iconic uniforms in college football. Now, you get to decide who has the league's best uniforms.
A preseason look at who in the Big Ten will likely dominate the college football headlines.
Optimism is on high with former Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith leading the way, but Illinois must grasp a new system while trying to develop depth.
The return of the Big Ten mailbag suggests that Maryland will be among the teams on the rise, while Northwestern is primed for a fall.
Which school has the Big Ten's best running back corps? Who might emerge this fall and who has some serious issues that must be addressed?
The Ohio State-Michigan rivalry could reach another peak this season, as the teams rank 1-2 in ESPN's early Big Ten Power Rankings.
Illinois coach Lovie Smith says redshirt freshman quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald is leaving the team.
The Big Ten's switch to nine league games is designed to increase its appeal to the CFP committee, but B1G coaches know there are some risks with the change. Just ask the Big 12 and Pac-12.
Who will be this year's Baker Mayfield and Chad Kelly? Cal's Davis Webb leads a list of 10 instant-impact transfers to keep an eye on in 2016.
Among the B1G things to watch are the Buckeyes' growing pains (or lack of them), if James Franklin's seat gets hot and a team (or two) from Michigan.
His playing days might be behind him, but Illinois AD Josh Whitman can still make catching footballs look easy.
Lovie Smith traces roots to Tony Dungy
The Illini's new head coach started his NFL career on Tony Dungy's 1996 staff with the Buccaneers, coaching linebackers. Two decades later, Smith is running a college team for the first time. Dungy's coaching tree
Watch: Lovie Smith joins SportsCenter
Lovie Smith brings 11 years of experience as an NFL head coach to his new job as the head coach at Illinois. Smith's last college job was when he coached defensive backs at Ohio State in 1995. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN
Two Wisconsin players find themselves in this grouping, along with Ohio State defensive end Sam Hubbard, who is tasked with replacing Joey Bosa.
Three Wolverines among those who just missed the cut for our preseason top 25 players in the Big Ten.
Signs point to Illinois Fighting Illini running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn getting a lot more carries this season, and he's ready to run.
Urban Meyer, Mark Dantonio and Kirk Ferentz lead a parade of coaches and players who will take the stage on Day 2 of Big Ten media days.
Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer
Lovie Smith, back in Chicago as the new Illinois coach, leads off Day 2 of Big Ten media days. Smith says the Illini "are not there yet" in terms of competing for championships, but he intends to get them to that point.
Ohio State fell short of a Big Ten title game appearance last season. Will the Buckeyes get back for the third time in four seasons? Or will Michigan take over the East Division?
Illinois vs Murray State Racers
Memorial Stadium (Champaign, IL) - Sat 9/3