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Week 11 questions: How will Badger O look sans Stave?

Joel Stave

Every Single Week 10 Touchdown

Like the November rain, the questions never stop coming. Each week I pose a key one for each Big Ten squad. There are some vexing queries this week. Chief among them: How will the Wisconsin offense look without injured quarterback Joel Stave? See what other questions I have as we head toward Week 11 of the Big Ten season.

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Heisman watch: Miller can't bolster case this week

Braxton Miller

Miller Rolls Right, Throws Left for 51-Yard Score

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein remains the Heisman front-runner, but his future may be murky after he got hurt last week. If Klein misses time or is ineffective, that would open opportunities for Ohio State’s Braxton Miller and others like Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o and Alabama’s A.J. McCarron, among others, to climb the Heisman ladder.

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On Badger QBs, referees & an old rivalry

Bret Bielema

Big Ten Blast: Nov. 6th Morning Edition

Happy Election Day, Big Ten denizens! But before you get out and vote—if you haven’t already—read these Big Ten links. Fittingly, they begin with a big decision that has to be made at Wisconsin. See what I just did there? Big. Decision. It’s Election Day. OK, forget it and read on.

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Monday's Links: Spin around today's headlines

Devin Gardner

Big Ten Blast: Nov. 5th Afternoon Update

Upon closer inspection after a spectacular effort in a win at Minnesota, Michigan’s Devin Gardner may be a quarterback after all even though the uber talent was moved to receiver in camp.  I’m not gonna argue that. But some feel despite Gardner’s standout effort on Saturday, the Michigan offense still needs Denard Robinson. Read about that and other hot Big Ten topics in my daily links.

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How did we do? Week 10 picks revisited

Fitzgerald Toussaint

Toussaint Breaks Tackle, Keeps Balance, Finds Paydirt

Before we turn our attention to Week 11, we need to review how 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 fans and Dienhart tied for the top spot.

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Dienhart: What I learned in Week 10

Bill O'Brien

McGloin Finds Moseby-Felder for a Deep TD

It was another interesting Saturday that saw Nebraska continue its hot streak in its quest to win the Legends Division. And even though Wisconsin didn’t play, it saw its competition in the Leaders Division heat up with Indiana’s win over Iowa. Here’s what I learned following another glorious day of football.

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Snap Reactions: Where does Iowa go from here?

James Vandenberg

Miller Scrambles for the Touchdown

Every Saturday during the Big Ten football season, senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Snap Reactions to each conference game. Get Dienhart’s immediate thoughts from Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State’s wins in this post. Want a teaser? Following its loss at Indiana, Dienhart wonders where Iowa goes from here?

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Big Ten Links: Michigan in must-win situation

Brady Hoke

Big Ten Blast: Nov. 2nd Morning Edition

Welcome to the calm before the storm of football Saturday. First up on my Friday links is a look at Michigan. I’m gonna go ahead and call the Wolverines’ game at Minnesota a must-win if they want to stay in the Legends Division race – just look at the standings. So, what is it that the Wolverines must do to defeat the Golden Gophers? Kyle Meinke of tells us here.

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Big Ten's Carollo: Rules evolved since 1997 hit


Player Safety a Growing Concern

Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials Bill Carollo remembers the hit. Whoever saw that hit will never forget it. The collision that took place between Michigan safety Daydrion Taylor and Penn State’s Bob Stephenson back in 1997 resonates today. “And you know what?” says Carollo. “Back then, it was a legal hit. But today, it would be a penalty.”

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Week 10 Previews: Breaking down Saturday's games

Alonzo Whaley

Adam Replogle Visits "#BTNLive"

Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

Coaches always say: You play the games to remember in November. Well, my calendar says “November.” While this Saturday may lack some pizzazz on the surface, there still are several contests that will go a long way toward shaping the Legends and Leaders division races.

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Big Ten links: Tebow's advice for Braxton Miller

Michael Carter

Big Ten Blast: Nov. 1st Morning Edition

Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Among my other daily links from around the Big Ten, Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer got an exclusive interview with New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. You may have heard of him. In addition to being known for an iconic pose, Tebow once was a Heisman winning quarterback for Urban Meyer at Florida. Lesmerises talked to Tebow about a variety of subjects, including Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller. What advice would Tebow give Miller?

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Dienhart: The monetary impact of one BCS team

US Presswire

Step Into My Office - Bret Bielema

With just over a month to play, the bowl picture is starting to come into focus. You can’t talk bowls without talking bowl payouts. And, in 2012, the Big Ten’s postseason bottom line may take a hit.

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Big Ten Mailbag: Danny O'Brien's struggles

Danny O'Brien

Cornhuskers stuff Montee Ball on 4th down

You have questions, and I have answers in this week’s mailbag. A good variety of queries populated my in-box this week, with fans wondering about Wisconsin quarterback Danny O’Brien and the stagnant Michigan offense, among other topics. Let’s get started!

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Today's Links: Breaking down Big Ten headlines

Phillip Nelson

Big Ten Blast: Oct. 31 Morning Edition

When it comes to biggest surprises of the 2012 season, the emergence of Philip Nelson as quarterback at Minnesota ranks right up there. Only one quarterback in the history of Golden Gopher football that has won the job as a true freshman and kept it for four seasons. That was Rickey Foggie. See what Foggie has to say about Nelson and check out other Big Ten news in my daily links.

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In the spotlight: B1G players who need to produce

Melsahn Basabe & Ben Brust

Terone Johnson 3-pointers

The exhibition season already has tipped off for Big Ten men’s hoops teams. Before the games start to count, though,’s Brent Yarina wanted to offer his Big Ten players in the spotlight. Whether the players have big shoes to fill, they’re considered the missing piece or they’re coming off down years, Yarina offers one guy for every Big Ten team. See the list in this post.

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Q&A: Exploring Big Ten research on concussions

Yard markers during the game between the Michigan State Spartans and the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Discussion on Player Safety in the NFL

The subject of concussions and head injuries has become a white-hot topic at every level of football, and the Big Ten is doing its part to better understand the issues and make things more safe. On this Saturday’s “Big Ten Football Pregame Show,” at 11 a.m. ET, our TV crew explores this topic by observing the 15th anniversary of the Daydrion Taylor-Bob Stephenson collision in a 1997 game between Penn State and Michigan.

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Dienhart: Week 10 Big Ten questions

Stephen Houston

Week 9 Sights and Sounds

The Big Ten slate isn’t loaded with many great games this Saturday, but questions still loom for each team. Chief among them are if Indiana can keep its momentum rolling? Is Denard still Denard? Will the Nebraska defense continue its solid run? Check out those and the other nine pressing questions for Big Ten teams this week.

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