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Top Ten Storylines for the Upcoming Weekend in Big Ten Football

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Kevin Paul

It may not be the sexiest list of games slated for the Big Ten this weekend, but it's a week that nevertheless features enough potentially important storylines.  Take the following, which this writer feels could be the most intriguing as the weekend approaches:
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Ten by Ten: Can You Top Our Trio?

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Kevin Paul

College football is here and if you haven't heard already, the boys at First and Big Ten are celebrating by having a little contest on Big Ten football.

It's not too late to play - deadline for the first week is Saturday at 7am.  But since the season starts tonight with Indiana taking the field against Eastern Kentucky, we are going to post our picks now.

Here's a recap of the 10 questions for Week 1, plus our predictions:

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Breaking News: Wisconsin Unveils Starting Quarterback

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Tim Cary

Earlier Thursday, Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema released the long-awaited depth chart for next weekend's opener against Northern Illinois...and managed to tell us almost nothing about the skill-position battles that have dominated the camp storylines.

The starting quarterback, according to Bielema, is Scott Tolzien.  OR Curt Phillips.

The starting running back?  That would be Zach Brown.  OR John Clay.
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Breaking News: Wisconsin Suspends Pair of Safeties

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Tim Cary

BadgerBeat.com reported this morning that Wisconsin senior safeties Aubrey Pleasant and Shane Carter have been suspended indefinitely by coach Bret Bielema.  Bad news for the Badgers, as any time a team loses the services of two players at the same position, depth become an instant concern. 

No further details were released by the team, and according to David Kmiecick of NBC 15 in Madison, Bielema declined to explain the reason for the suspension after today's practice. 
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