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Big Ten finally has reason to smile

For years, the Big Ten had to defend itself while others made jokes and said the league couldn't win national titles. Not any more. Now the league can celebrate its place in the football landscape.

Rutgers captain geeks out over One Direction; calls roommate out (1:07)
Shell Shocker: Iowa lineman eats entire egg (1:15)
Buckeyes and Ott steal the show on day 1 (3:22)
Connor Cook finds inspiration off the field (0:39)
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Deontae Cooper's six keys to fall camp

The Washington RB is embarking on his sixth fall camp during an injury-plagued career. His advice can serve anyone, not just football players.


Jemele Hill's egg-cellent moment

The His & Hers host couldn't let Iowa's Drew Ott have all the fun. So Hill scarfed down a raw egg -- shell and all.


Rutgers captain reveals favorite band

Darius Hamilton loves One Direction -- even if it is now down to four members. They must light up his world like nobody else.


No stairs for Sparty

The Michigan State mascot, making the rounds at Big Ten media day in Chicago, is hoping the Spartans match or improve upon last season's 11-2 record, which included a Cotton Bowl win.


Kevin Gemmell @Kevin_Gemmell

Helfrich says he appreciates the guys who "stick it out" and don't transfer if they aren't named a starter. Cites ASU's Mike Bercovici.

Ted Miller @TedMillerRK

Helfrich says happy birthday to David Shaw & that he can’t talk about Vernon Adams (without saying ‘Vernon Adams’)

Ted Miller @TedMillerRK

Sarkisian says OT chad Wheeler will be ready for fall camp. So good Oline even deeper for USC.