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Here is the latest Big Ten Conference sports news from The Associated Press

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jul. 29, 2017 at 6:11 a.m.



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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — There is no quarterback drama going into preseason camp this year at Wisconsin. Alex Hornibrook is the unquestioned starter following his promising 2016 campaign as a freshman. The left-handed quarterback threw for more than 1,200 yards with nine touchdowns last season. Receiver Jazz Peavy says Hornibrook has gained confidence in the offseason and has grown more assertive. The Badgers hold their first preseason practice on Saturday.

UNDATED (AP) — Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian has returned to his home in Granger, Indiana, after spending more than a week in a nursing care facility because of an infection in his surgically repaired hip. The 94-year-old former Notre Dame and Northwestern coach is still receiving 24-hour care, said Paul Flatley, who played for Parseghian at Northwestern from 1960-62.

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Rookie offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk went from Division III college football a few years ago to starting at Wisconsin last season and now possibly protecting quarterback Drew Brees' blind side in his first NFL game. The late-first-round draft choice says he appreciates the gravity of the assignment he could receive because of an injury to starting left tackle Terron Armstead. Teammates say Ramczyk appears to have the eagerness to learn, the talent and the work ethic to handle it.

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