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2hJesse Temple

Big Ten viewer's guide: Week 1

From Thursday's big road tests to the prime time showdown on Monday, a look at this week's action in the Big Ten.

Spartan makes Kiper's Big Board

See which Michigan State player landed a spot on Mel Kiper's first Big Board of the college football season. Kiper's 2016 Big Board (Insider)

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Should Connor Cook be upset he wasn't elected team captain? (1:26)
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Our 2015 Big Ten predictions

The Ohio State Buckeyes top our big Ten predictions, led by Ezekiel Elliott, Joey Bosa and J.T. Barrett,

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Spartans have bettors seeing green

The experts have picked their best bets for the season, and Michigan State is attractive for several reasons. See how and why they are betting on the Spartans. CFB Betting Guide (Insider)

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How to bet on college football this year

ESPN Chalk's Will Harris has Michigan State as the best value pick to win the college football playoff. Ultimate betting guide (Insider)

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Championship Drive: Who's Second Best?

Zubin Mehenti, Heather Dinich and Ryan McGee discuss the non-announcement announcement by Jim Harbaugh and debate who the country's second best team and conference are.

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Big Ten players: Perception is changing (2:21)
1dMatt Hinton

Grantland: Weak Links: Flaws That Could Doom College Football’s Top Contenders

The 2015 college football season kicks off in a little more than 24 hours, marking the end of summer’s boundless sunny prognostications and the arrival of autumn’s cold, hard truths. Of 128 FBS teams, only eight will open the season ranked in the top 10 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls and listed with odds of 25-1 or better to win the second edition of the playoff, according to Vegas Insider. From the back of the pack to the front, here’s why each of the front-runners could ultimately fail.

Cook-ing on high

Michigan State's QB is expected to be one of the nation's best this season, according to Athlon Sports. How does he stack up to other FBS starters?

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Spartans' Cook upset with lack of captaincy (1:48)
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2dDan Murphy

Spartans' Cook on not being captain: 'It stinks'

Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.

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Cook disappointed to not be team captain

Michigan State QB Connor Cook may be the leader of the Spartans' offense and a potential Heisman candidate, but that wasn't enough to earn him a vote as a team captain. Instead, he'll remain on the team's 12-man leadership council.

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