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Big Ten/SEC Challenge, you say? These matchups would be fun!

Arkansas coach Bret Beilema offered an idea that garnered plenty of attention on social media Wednesday. Speaking to the media, the former Wisconsin coach proposed a Big Ten/SEC Challenge to help with future non-conference scheduling.

Big Ten links: Hackenberg's future, Iowa tickets & more

Could Saturday’s game vs. Michigan be Christian Hackenberg’s final appearance in Beaver Stadium? The Penn State QB isn’t thinking about that. Greg Pickel of Pennlive.com says questions linger regarding whether or not Hackenberg will return to Penn State. But asked on Tuesday if he had considered that this game could be his last at home in a blue and white jersey, the junior stuck to the message he gave in August. “Not really,” Hackenberg said. “I’m just, again, focusing on it one week at a time, doing what I need to do to make sure I’m the most prepared I

Week 12 Big Ten previews: Michigan State at Ohio State is here!

Just two weeks remain in the regular season, and both division titles remain up for grabs. Iowa can clinch the West with a win—or Wisconsin loss. The Michigan State at Ohio State will go a long in shaping the East champ.

Big Ten Q&A: Penn State linebacker Jason Cabinda

BTN.com's Tom Dienhart chats with Penn States Jason Cabinda, and asks the linebacker he knows the scenario that could lead to the Nittany Lions winning the East Division. Cabinda says, "Yes, absolutely. And that’s the goal."

Big Ten links: Comparing Huskers, Hawkeyes over 15 years

Today one writer compares the recent histories of Iowa and Nebraska. Plus, a closer look at Ohio State's kicking situation and five-year contracts for athletic directors. And could Iowa's C.J. Beathard be all-Big Ten? Read these stories and more in this roundup of Big Ten headlines now.

Bowl Projections: Big Ten down to eight teams on Jerry Palm's list

Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s bowl picture with Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. This week, Palm has eight Big Ten teams in the postseason, with Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota falling off his chart. [ MORE: Best of Week 11 | Big Ten scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Week 11 picks revisited | Week 11 top performers | Dienhart: Your move, Ohio State | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 11 honor roll | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Highlights on YouTube ] Last week, Palm

Big Ten links: Jake Rudock's success, Iowa's hot start & more

How about Michigan QB Jake Rudock? Who saw this type of season coming from the former Iowa signal-caller? I didn’t. Nick Baumgardner of Mlive.com has a nice tribute to him after his six touchdown pass effort at Indiana. In September, Baumgardner notes that Rudock had moments where he looked like a liability. In October, he looked like a game manager. But not much more. Now? Rudock’s playing like a warrior. The best football of his life, on the biggest stage of his career with everything on the line and no margin for error. Mr. November. “So good, so good,” Michigan