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Video: Is Michigan rivalry personal to Mark Dantonio?

Fitz Toussaint drew plenty of attention for his “little brother” jab at Michigan State following Tuesday’s practice. Toussaint said, “We labeled them as a little brother,” and that the rivalry is “personal.” Read more on Toussaint’s comments. On Wednesday night’s #BTNLive, Dave Revsine mentioned Toussaint’s words to Mark Dantonio and asked if he took the rivalry personal. Watch the full interview above and his classic response below. Check out this back-and-forth: Revsine: “Is it personal to you?” Dantonio: “What do you think?” Revsine: “You tell me, coach.” Dantonio: “Yeah, what do you think? I think I’m on record on how

Big Ten beat writers' preseason All-Big Ten teams, honors

Which Big Ten players will earn All-Big Ten honors in 2013-14? Who will take home the conference’s individual awards? BTN.com recently polled one beat writer from every Big Ten team to seek out the answers. See their 2013-14 All-Big Ten Teams and superlative winners in this post. Here’s how this worked: Players were awarded three points for first-team distinction, two for second-team, and one for third-team. The numbers were added up, and the top 5 vote-getters, regardless of position, made first team, the next five second team, the next five third team. B1G MEDIA FIRST TEAM: Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Yarina: My All-Big Ten hoops Underrated Team

The exhibition basketball season is upon us (view our streaming schedule). Soon enough, the games will start to count. With that in mind, I thought I’d offer up my All-Big Ten Underrated Team. See my five guys in this post. Who did I miss? Tweet it my way, @BTNBrentYarina. [ MORE: Don’t forget about these guys in 2013-14 ] G: Shannon Scott, Jr., Ohio State. Aaron Craft gets all of the hype and pub, and rightly so. But his fellow guard is pretty good, too. Scott burst onto the scene last year, using his speed and quickness to develop into

They're back! Don't forget about these Big Ten players

Everyone knows about the talent the Big Ten returns to the hardwood this winter. You know, the Adreian Paynes, the Gary Harrises and the Aaron Crafts of the world. Not everyone, perhaps, is aware of the starpower the conference also welcomes back from season-ending injuries. Northwestern’s Drew Crawford (labrum), Penn State’s Tim Frazier (Achilles) and Wisconsin’s Josh Gasser (knee), to name a few, combined to play 14 games early last season. Gasser, actually, didn’t play a single game. Well, all three are ready to make up for lost time. Which one will have the best season? And which one will

Photo: Ohio Stadium sets off pink fireworks

Ohio State is wearing pink accessories for Saturday night’s game vs. Penn State. The Buckeyes have pink socks, gloves, armbands, mouthpieces and eye stickers. It’s all about promoting breast cancer awareness. The pink didn’t stop there, though. Prior to kickoff, pink fireworks were set off from Ohio Stadium. [ MORE: Ohio State band forms giant dinosaur at halftime ] Kind of a cool shot, no? Here’s a look at some of the pink accessories tonight: About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also

Ohio State to wear Nike 'Rivalry' uniform tonight

Ohio State will wear its Nike “Rivalry” uniform Saturday night for the second time in its last three home games. This time, though, the Buckeyes will rock pink accents to promote breast cancer awareness. In other words, Ohio State will have pink gloves and pink socks. Check out a picture of the collection in this post. OSU's uni for tonight. RT @CoachWithersOH Uh Oh! Bringing out the Pro Combats and supporting breast cancer awareness! pic.twitter.com/3GMAlfhloN — Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) October 26, 2013 Ohio State hosts Penn State at 8 p.m. ET Saturday. Remember Braxton Miller’s incredible 1-yard touchdown run last

Braxton Miller on last year's 'crazy' 1-yard TD at PSU

It’s rare for a one-yard run to drop jaws, but that’s just what Braxton Miller did on his short highlight-reel scoring run last season at Penn State. The run was so great, in fact, the Ohio State quarterback picked it as his “Signature Moment.” And to think it almost didn’t happen. The play was designed to go to running back Carlos Hyde, but he was taken out by Penn State defenders. That’s when Miller did what he does best and decided to improvise. Lucky us! Watch our short feature on the run in the video above. Here’s what Miller said

Most impressive first-year Big Ten quarterback?

It hasn’t been a great year for Big Ten quarterbacks. Returning stars Braxton Miller, Taylor Martinez and Kain Colter have missed extended periods due to injury, while Devin Gardner has been inconsistent and turnover-prone. Luckily, for the conference, a few first-year starters have exceeded expectations. Guys like Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld, Iowa’s Jake Rudock and Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg all are in the midst of strong seasons. Which one has been the most impressive, though? It has to be Rudock. Look, we weren’t sure who would start for Indiana at the beginning of the season, but we knew the winner of

Video: NU long snapper can, um, snap it

Trick shot videos are great. Even the ones involving long snappers and other special teamers. Northwestern recently posted a video to its YouTube page entitled, “The Specialists.” Basically, it follows around the team’s special teams players, including star kicker Jeff Budzien. At one point, long snapper Pat Hickey shows off his long-snapping skills. Go directly to the snaps. Snap the ball through two rolling tires? Check! Snap the ball from the video tower? Check! Here’s Hickey from the video tower. And here’s the full video: About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com.

Big Ten's top WR: Abbrederis? Gallon? Robinson?

Allen Robinson entered the 2013 season as the Big Ten’sĀ undisputed top wide receiver. The Nittany Lion star earned the honor following his breakout 2012 campaign, in which he led the conference in receptions (77), receiving yards (1,013) and touchdowns (11). Through six games, Robinson is on pace for even better numbers. But is he the Big Ten’s best receiver? I asked our resident quarterback, Stanley Jackson, for his answer. [ MORE: View 2013 Big Ten receiving leaders ] Check out the top candidates’ player pages: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin Jeremy Gallon, Michigan Allen Robinson, Penn State BTN.com: Who is the best