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  1. Big Ten viewer's guide: Week 1

    Josh Moyer

    Take a deep breath, Big Ten fans. The wait is over. Our first weekend of Big Ten football is finally here. And though we might be lacking in quality this weekend, at least there's quantity. 8:30 a.m. ET Penn State vs. Central Florida (Dublin, I...

    Blog | August 30, 2014
  2. Big Ten morning links

    Austin Ward

    Making it through an entire offseason is tough, and the Big Ten must know the toll it takes on fans when it throws them a bone and lets them open up their presents a couple days early. That generosity is greatly appreciated, and tearing into a pai...

    Blog | August 28, 2014
  3. B1G players in Week 1 spotlight

    Brian Bennett

    Just a little more than 24 hours now before the first Big Ten team kicks off the season. We've waited so long for football to return that we'll even eagerly gobble up games against FCS opponents this weekend. There's so much to look forward to, in...

    Blog | August 27, 2014
  4. A B1G youth movement at receiver

    Brian Bennett

    Like many football coaches, Penn State's James Franklin subscribes to the theory that young players can contribute quickly at wide receiver. "The farther from the ball you are, the better chance you have to get on the field early," Franklin said T...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  5. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Game week is here. Let that sink in. Revel in it. With the season about to begin, let's take at a few teams outside the top expected Big Ten contenders (Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, Nebraska) who could get off to fast starts in 201...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  6. Best case/Worst case: Illinois

    Adam Rittenberg

    We are a week away from football, and as the season preview winds down, we are taking a look at the best-case and worst-case scenarios for each Big Ten team in 2014. As a reminder, these aren't actual predictions or even projections of probable ou...

    Blog | August 21, 2014
  7. Illini name Wes Lunt starting QB

    Brian Bennett

    In what has to be one of the least surprising resolutions ever to a quarterback competition, Illinois has named Wes Lunt as its starter for the 2014 season opener against Youngstown State next Saturday. Head coach Tim Beckman made the announcement...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  8. Big Ten morning links

    Brian Bennett

    Actual college football returns next week. Huzzah. And players are likely celebrating as well, because training camps are winding to a close. Depth charts are also shaping up as well as teams move nearer toward preparing for Week 1. But some key j...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  9. Illini hope transfer trail leads to wins

    Adam Rittenberg

    Illinois isn't trying to be Kansas State. The Illini would love to replicate K-State's on-field results, but their recent influx of junior college players isn't an effort to model what Bill Snyder has done in the Little Apple. It boils down to bas...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  10. Scenes from B1G training camps

    Brian Bennett

    Teams around the Big Ten are practicing hard in preparation for the season. They're also having a little fun at times. Thanks to social media and some behind-the-scenes access provided by the schools, we can keep an eye on what those teams are doi...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  11. Big Ten morning links

    Austin Ward

    The hyperbole hits a high point in February on signing day. For the early enrollees, some over-the-top praise and projections of early impacts might keep going through April. Around July and media days, the optimism from coaches about their talent...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  12. Big Ten morning links

    Adam Rittenberg

    I asked Doug Nussmeier on Sunday what he felt his role will be for Michigan this season. "Coach [Brady] Hoke brought me here to be the offensive coordinator and coach the quarterbacks," Nussmeier said. (Well, if this guy needs a stand-in, we kn...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  13. Schedule analysis: Illinois

    Brian Bennett

    Just a few more weeks before the games kick off. Until then, we're looking forward and analyzing every Big Ten team's 2014 schedule. Up next: Illinois Nonconference schedule (with 2013 records) Aug. 30: Youngstown State (8-4) Sept. 6: Weste...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  14. Big Ten Wednesday mailbag

    Brian Bennett

    I'm pumped up to return to the mailbag rotation after a busy week at Big Ten media days and the Big Ten coaches car wash at ESPN last week. Remember that you can always ask questions on Twitter, and we've all got our own individual accounts now. Foll...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  15. Illinois Fighting Illini season preview

    Adam Rittenberg

    Previewing the 2014 season for the Illinois Fighting Illini: 2013 overall record: 4-8 (1-7 Big Ten) Key losses: Nathan Scheelhaase, QB; Steve Hull, WR; Corey Lewis, OT; Jonathan Brown, LB; Houston Bates, DE/LB Key returnees: J...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  16. Video: Outlooks for Illinois, Minnesota

    ESPN.com staff

    Illinois Fighting Illini coach Tim Beckman and Minnesota Golden Gophers coach Jerry Kill discuss the upcoming season....

    Blog | July 30, 2014