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How did we do? Week 6 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 7, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 6 Big Ten predictions. Sean Merriman went 4-1 to lead the way, while Big Ten fans and the rest of our panel went 3-2. That means it’s Merriman and Big Ten fans tied atop the standings, at 46-9. [ MORE: Power Rankings | What Tom Learned in Week 6 | Week 6 honors, grades & more ] Big Ten fans Season record: 46-9 Week 6 record: 3-2 Week 6 picks: See polls below Sean Merriman (@BTNSean)

Seth Davis excited to call hoops games for BTN

Come basketball season, Seth Davis is all over your television screen. This winter, that will include BTN/BTN2Go. Davis, along with former “Flyin’ Illini” star Stephen Bardo, highlights the new additions to BTN’s 2013-14 hoops talent roster. The SI and CBS Sports personality will serve as a game analyst and hopes to also find the time to do some studio work. [ MORE: Follow @SethDavisHoops on Twitter! ] What brought Davis to BTN? “First of all, the BTN is terrific,” he said. “I’m a fan. I watch it. It’s high quality production and a high quality product.” Most of all, Davis

Yahoo! Best-case, worst-case for top Big Ten hoops teams

How does three Big Ten teams in the top 10 sound? That’s what Yahoo! Sports’ Jeff Eisenberg has in his Preseason top 25 best-case and worst-case scenarios. The three teams, of course, are Michigan State (No. 4), Michigan (No. 7) and Ohio State (No. 8). Eisenberg also lists Wisconsin (No. 19), but no Indiana or Iowa. The four ranked Big Ten teams are fewer than other experts, who either include the aforementioned Hoosiers or Hawkeyes, or both. Still, three teams in the top 10 – top 8, to be precise – is nothing to ignore. [ MORE: Yahoo.com: Preseason top

Video: Pat Fitzgerald answers reporter's cell phone

It’s kind of a big week at Northwestern. The 4-0 Wildcats are hosting Ohio State, which has won its last 17 games, Saturday night in a game that could be a preview of the 2013 Big Ten title game. If Monday’s press conference is any indication, Pat Fitzgerald isn’t letting the pressure of the big-time battle ruin his disposition. Not even a poorly timed phone call. In what is becoming a more common occurrence these days, a call came through to a reporter’s cell phone that was placed in front of Fitzgerald to record his comments. And, let’s just say,

Player Rankings: See who makes first list of 2013

I’ve said it several times: College football polls shouldn’t come out until at least October. You know, until we see what the teams look like and how they perform against quality competition. Well, with the calendar flipped to October, that means we’ve seen enough football to also consider other things. Like, for example, player rankings. View my first Big Ten player rankings of the season in this post. 1. Ohio State quarterbacks. Braxton Miller or Kenny Guiton, it doesn’t matter. The duo has combined to win the last three Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week awards, and it has

Video: Buckeyes console grieving local anchor

Here’s a moment everyone can enjoy. Following Saturday night’s win over Wisconsin, Ohio State players exited the field and headed to their locker room, as they always do. This time, however, the Buckeyes stopped to hug a man wearing a suit and headphones. The man was Dom Tiberi, a sport director for the local CBS affiliate. He had been on a leave from work following the death of his 21-year-old daughter in a car accident on Sept. 17. Needless to say, the Buckeyes felt his pain and were thrilled to see his face again. Watch the touching moment below: And

How did we do? Week 5 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 6, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 5 Big Ten predictions. Big Ten fans and Sean Merriman both went 4-0, putting the former in sole possession of first place for the first time this season. Congrats, fans! [ MORE: Power Rankings | What Tom Learned in Week 5 | Week 5 honors, grades & more ] Big Ten fans Week 5 record: 4-0 Season record: 43-7 Week 5 picks: See polls below Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) Week 5 record: 3-1 Season record: 42-8 Week

Photo: How about this shot from Izzone Campout?

As it does every year around this time, the Izzone held its annual Izzone Campout on Munn Field. It happened Friday night, and the raucous Michigan State basketball student section got to hear from head coach Tom Izzo, meet the 2013 Spartans and, of course, camp out with their fellow sections. This year’s event yielded an incredible photo, too. Check it out in this post. Best photo of last night's Izzone Campout that I've seen. Awesome. pic.twitter.com/1XBU1Zyg7z — Mike Wilson (@MikeWScout) September 28, 2013 About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He

Photo: Ohio State to wear Nike 'Rivalry' uniform Saturday

It’s official: Ohio State will wear a Nike “Rivalry” uniform Saturday night vs. Wisconsin. Urban Meyer confirmed the news Wednesday night, this after Andrew Holleran of BuckeyeGrove.com sent out this tweet and Ben Axelrod of BuckeyeSports.com this tweet. [ MORE: landgrantholyland: Ohio State to wear alternate uniforms vs. Wisconsin, Michigan ] The Buckeyes wore the same alternate in last season’s win over Michigan. This year’s version, according to landgrantholyland.com, will be very similar to that one, pictured above. In fact, the only expected difference is a redesigned collar. So, get ready for a helmet that features a very thick stripe

NCAA: Camp Randall among nation's loudest stadiums

There’s no doubt Camp Randall Stadium is a wild and loud place. But, is it the Big Ten’s loudest stadium? It is, according to NCAA.com, which ranked Wisconsin’s home No. 4 in its top 5 loudest stadiums feature. Camp Randall was the lone Big Ten venue to make the list. [ VIDEO: NCAA.com ranks top 5 loudest college football stadiums ] Here’s a look at NCAA.com’s top 5: No. 1: LSU No. 2: Oregon No. 3: Texas A&M No. 4: Wisconsin No. 5: Virginia Tech What put Wisconsin on NCAA.com’s list? “The Wisconsin fans that helped build Camp Randall Stadium