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U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of Week 12

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Robinson Takes Screen Pass 53 Yards for TD vs. Indiana

Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten Game Balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 12? Find out in this post.

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Nebraska honors legend Tom Osborne, seniors

Tom Osborne

Tom Osborne Tribute

Saturday was a special day at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. Not only was it Senior Day, the game marked the 500th, and final at Memorial Stadium, of Tom Osborne’s career at Nebraska. The former head coach and current athletic director will retire Jan. 1, 2013, and the school honored him and the team’s seniors Saturday. Watch the school’s halftime tribute to Osborne now, plus see the day’s other tributes in this post.

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Did You See This? BTN analyst asks for Houston, gets it

Stephen Houston

Houston Goes 79 Yards to the Endzone vs. Penn State

BTN color analyst Chris Martin asked for it, and he got it on the very next play. After Indiana running back Stephen Houston received two carries in the first half of Indiana’s game at Penn State on Saturday, Martin begged for Houston to get involved prior to a 1st-and-10 play early in the third quarter. And guess what happened seconds later?Yep, Houston scored. See exactly what Martin said in this video.

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Did You See This? Penn State fans cheer Mauti

Michael Mauti

PSU's Mauti Gets Carted Off The Field

This is not the way Penn State’s Michael Mauti wanted to leave Beaver Stadium, perhaps, for the final time in his career. Already having suffered a pair of knee surgeries, Mauti left Saturday’s game on a cart after injuring his left knee. Mauti is a fan favorite, both for his incredible play and leadership, so it’s no surprise the Penn State faithful gave him a standing ovation and chanted his name as he left the field. Watch the ovation now and see the injury in this post.

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Debate it: Should Devin or Denard start?

Devin Gardner

Gardner Buys Time, Hits Dileo in the End Zone vs. Minnesota

If and when Denard Robinson returns from his right elbow injury, who should Michigan start at quarterback? Is it Robinson, or Devin Gardner, the replacement the past two games? The question may seem crazy, considering Robinson’s experience and ability to rack up big statistical days, but Gardner has impressed in two starts.

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Welcome to the Big Ten Dunk Archive

Michigan State Spartans center Adreian Payne (5) drives to the basket during practice the day before the semifinals of the west region of the 2012 NCAA men's basketball tournament at US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Branden Dawson Left-Handed Dunk vs. Northwood

Like dunks? You’re in luck, because we here at BTN.com are clipping every Big Ten dunk – from the games we have online rights to – and linking to them for your viewing pleasure. Find your favorite team’s November slams in the table below. Throughout the season, we’ll update the list on our Big Ten Dunk Archive. Bookmark that page to keep up with all the latest slams.

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Clothes Call: What does OSU have in store for The Game?

Prior to last season, Ohio State wore Nike Pro Combat uniforms for the previous two rivalry games against Michigan. Will the Buckeyes make it three out of four years? The internet is abuzz over this picture, which Ohio State beat writer Ben Axelrod tweeted with this text: “The Ohio State team shop/Nike may have accidentally revealed this year’s pro combat 2002 tribute uniform.”

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Hardaway Jr. moves into hoops player rankings

Tim Hardaway Jr.

Big Ten Dunks of the Week

It’s early, what with 11 of the Big Ten’s 12 teams only playing one game at the time this post was published. But it’s Monday, the day I release my weekly hoops player rankings. The season’s first installment features one new name from my preseason list. That name is Tim Hardaway Jr., the conference’s Big Ten Player of the Week. See who fills out the entire top 10 in this post.

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Week 12 Player Rankings: Ball moves on up

Montee Ball

Ball Breaks Free for 49-Yard Touchdown

It’s time for my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. Montee Ball moved up a couple spots following his incredible effort at Indiana, and there’s a new name making the list on the defensive side. Who is it? Find out in this post. Remember, this feature ranks the Big Ten’s top six offensive and defensive players. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa.

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How did we do? Week 11 picks revisited

Imani Cross

A Turner Touchdown Against Penn State

Before we turn our attention to Week 12, it’s time to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 11 predictions. Dienhart and BTN.com fans both went 4-1 to remain tied atop the standings, while I went 3-2 to fall four back.

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U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of Week 11

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Roundtree Receives A 53 Yard Pass vs. Northwestern

Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten Game Balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 11? Find out in this post.

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Did You See This? Roundtree's catch, in video & photos

Roy Roundtree

Roundtree Receives A 53 Yard Pass vs. Northwestern

No matter what happens from here on out, Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree will be remembered for his catch in Saturday’s game vs. Northwestern. The 53-yard tip reception was jaw-dropping regardless of the game situation, but it was all the more ridiculous because it set up Michigan’s game-tying field goal with two seconds left at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines, of course, went on to win the game in overtime.

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Did You See This? Badgers' 7 rushing TDs

Montee Ball & James White

All of Wisconsin's Rushing Touchdowns vs. Indiana

Wisconsin running backs Montee Ball and James White torched Indiana’s defense in Saturday’s 62-14 win, to the tune of  359 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Ball and White had their share of help on the ground, too, as the Badgers racked up a school-record and Memorial Stadium-record 564 yards, not to mention seven rushing touchdowns. Watch every one of Wisconsin’s rushing scores in this video.

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Rock the vote: Your 2012-13 winners are...

Ohio State's Aaron Craft

Branden Dawson Left-Handed Dunk vs. Northwood

Tuesday was Election Day. That being the case, we wanted to give BTN.com fans something else to vote on. We’re asking you to pick your superlative winners for the 2012-13 Big Ten men’s basketball season. From Big Ten champ to defensive player of the year, we want to hear your winners. For the record, the candidates in each poll were selected by BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina.

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Clothes Call: Ohio State releases Carrier Classic uni

Camouflage is in. A day after Michigan State unveiled its camo look for this week’s game in Germany, Ohio State released its uniform for Friday’s Carrier Classic. And much like the Michigan State uniform, it’s hardly lacking in the camo department. You’ll find it on the jersey, shorts, socks and shoes.

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How did we do? Week 10 picks revisited

Fitzgerald Toussaint

Toussaint Breaks Tackle, Keeps Balance, Finds Paydirt vs. Minnesota

Before we turn our attention to Week 11, we need to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 10 predictions. Believe it or not, we all went a perfect 5-0 in a week that, to be honest, wasn’t littered with many tough games. So, we’ll enter Week 11 with BTN.com fans and Dienhart tied for the top spot.

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