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2016 Schedule
7-6, 4th in Big Ten - West
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4dJesse 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.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern expects transfer wide receiver Jalen Brown to report the day after he graduates from Oregon. He will start summer school immediately. Northwestern recruited Brown in high school and Brown reached out to the coaches after Oregon's coaching change.

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7dJesse 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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18dJesse Temple

Instant impact recruit: Northwestern Wildcats

Four-star defensive end Earnest Brown got a late offer from Ohio State but stuck with his commitment to the Wildcats at a postion of need.

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19dChris Low

The 10 teams with the easiest 2017 nonconference slates

Once again, Washington will refrain from much heavy lifting in its nonconference schedule. The Huskies headline the teams who are keeping it light out of conference play in 2017.

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern officially announced the addition of graduate transfer Jalen Brown. The wide receiver played in 25 games for Oregon, catching 26 passes for 407 yards and four TDs in two seasons. The former ESPN 300 recruit will have two years of eligibility remaining and can play this fall for the Wildcats, who must replace Biletnikoff Award finalist Austin Carr.

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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.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Here are the schools that voted against the proposal to ban offseason trips for practice during a vacation period: NC State, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Pitt, Syracuse, Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, Washington, West Virginia.

Jeremy Crabtree RecruitingNation 

NCAA Division I Council chairman Jim Phillips confirmed the council will meet again on April 13-14 in Indianapolis, and it's during that session that the recruiting reform package that will create an early signing period in December and alter the official visit calendar for April-June trips is expected to pass.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Interesting comment during the autonomy discussion on Proposal No. 2016-139 (banning offseason practice off campus) from Nandi Mehta of Northwestern women's soccer: "Why are we here?" Mehta, among 15 student-athlete reps on the autonomy committee, opposes the proposal. She says the point of college athletics is to create opportunity for student-athletes. "I don't think it's right to strip a student-athlete of this opportunity."

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