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11th BIG10 I | 9-22
    • Dienhart: These junior college transfers will help Big Ten teams
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      Dienhart: These junior college transfers will help Big Ten teams

      A coach never wants to build a program around junior college players. But they can be valuable to help fill in gaps on a roster, especially during the building process. And the Big Ten will feature several interesting JC transfers. Here are the schools that figure to be impacted the most by junior college transfers this fall. ILLINOIS The Fighting Illini are counting on Del’Shawn Phillips from NJCAA champion Garden City CC to start at a linebacker spot. And Phillips’ teammate, QB Dwayne Lawson, is verbally committed but needs to get his associates degree at Garden City this summer to be able to enroll at Illinois. Many fingers are crossed among Illini fans that Lawson arrives, as the quarterback