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2016 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Big Ten - West
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3dBrian Bennett

What's new in the Big Ten for 2016?

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.

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Northwestern needs more from Vault

Solomon Vault scored two touchdowns on kick returns last season, but Pat Fitzgerald wants to see the junior produce more as an all-purpose back and receiver. Breakout players (Insider)

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14dJosh Moyer

Big Ten position outlook: Running back

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?

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You can always go home

There are 19 head coaches at the helm of the schools they attended, highlighted by stalwarts like Mike Gundy, in his 12th season at Oklahoma State, and new faces such as Kirby Smart in his first year at Georgia.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern CB Matthew Harris has switched to No. 11 for his final season to honor his late father, Russell, who passed away in 2007. Russell Harris Sr. was born on November 11. Other players had the number until now. "He didn't get to watch me play football," said Matt, who was just 12 when his father died. "I didn't realize how much he meant to me until he was gone."

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19dJosh Moyer

Top position battles: Big Ten West

We take a look at five critical competitions in the Big Ten West, where several key position battles still need to be resolved.

Team Stats

Passing Yards139.3120th
Rushing Yards193.338th
Points For22.5108th
Points Against16.47th