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2015 Schedule
0-0, 1st in Big Ten - West
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1dBrian Bennett

Week 1 is a big moment for B1G momentum

The Big Ten took a major step toward rebuilding its reputation with last season's bowl games, but a challenging opening weekend will test the league.

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Northwestern remains relevant (0:49)
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Tough task for any Big Ten West team to win conference (0:56)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Northwestern announces redshirt freshman Clayton Thorson will start opener against Stanford. Think it's a smart choice by Pat Fitzgerald to go with the younger guy. Has the most upside of size, speed, arm strength. Fitzgerald often leans toward veterans but decided future is now with Thorson.

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Uni watch 2015 college football preview (4:38)
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6dAustin Ward

Big Ten preseason quarterback rankings

The offseason is finally nearing an end, which means the Big Ten is all set to usher in what should be the Year of the Quarterback in the league.

Don't sleep on Deonte Gibson

The Northwestern DE has been marred by injuries throughout his career. Now healthy, his coach is hyping him up as someone who could take advantage of being underestimated. Breakout players: Nos. 50-41 (Insider)

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8dTravis Haney

Top breakout players in 2015: Nos. 50-41

The first batch of this season's breakout players include Florida State's next disruptive pass-rusher and a versatile USC tailback.

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