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Big Ten links: Recent Michigan-Michigan State games & much more

Let’s keep priming the pump for the Michigan State at Michigan game. takes a look at the most recent matchups when both teams were ranked. As you certainly know, both teams are currently ranked. This should be so much fun Saturday. *** More Michigan: It is incredible to think that Wolverines’ odds to win the national title are now 10:1, fourth best in the nation. The only teams with better odds than Michigan at the moment are Ohio State (5-2), Baylor (5-1) and LSU (8-1). Remember: The Wolverines finished 5-7 last season. *** In case you forgot, the three-game

Bowl Projections: Would-be record 11 B1G teams on Palm's list

Time to check up on the bowl projections of the great Jerry Palm of, who has pushed the Big Ten bowl teams from 10 last week to a would-be conference record 11 this week. The new addition: Illinois.

Big Ten links: Michigan-Michigan State week, no-huddle D & more

Finally, it’s here: Michigan State at Michigan. And, no doubt, the Wolverines are playing better than any team in the Big Ten. But the Spartans—who have won 32 of their last 35 games–are just where they want to be: being overlooked despite being 6-0. MSU has won six of the last seven games in the series, a run of MSU dominance that this series hasn’t seen in years. When was the last time a Wolverine-Spartan game meant so much or was as highly anticipated? *** Unbelievably, Michigan is just a win over Michigan State from being a national contender, says

Maryland fires football coach Randy Edsall after 2-4 start

Maryland has seen enough from Randy Edsall, who was fired today. The move had been widely speculated for days, as the Terrapins have struggled mightily in Edsall’s fifth season in College Park, Maryland.

What did Tom Dienhart learn in Week 6? Find out here!

The Michigan bandwagon is officially a runaway train. Will the party every stop? Is this the best team in the Big Ten East? Is this a … playoff team? The possibilities seemed endless for the Wolverines.

Tom’s Take: Week 6 Big Ten honors, grades, stock reports & numbers

Another Saturday, another heart-breaking loss for Nebraska ... and another dominating effort by Michigan. This time, Northwestern felt the wrath of Jim Harbaugh’s Sharpie and khakis. Next up: A visit from Michigan State, which survived and advanced at Rutgers. Oh, and don’t forget about No. 1 Ohio State, which may have turned a corner offensively.

Dienhart: Jordan Canzeri, 'vintage' Iowa impress en route to 6-0

IOWA CITY, Iowa – There goes Jordan Canzeri, bolting off tackle 75 yards in the brilliant Iowa sunshine. Touchdown Iowa! [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Week 6 uniforms | Canzeri, Iowa have “vintage effort | Video: Jehu Chesson returns opening kick for TD | Video: Braxton Miller highlight grab | Video: Randy Edsall gets passionate ] And so it went on this glorious homecoming afternoon. Canzeri’s third quarter mad dash gave Iowa a 23-13 lead. And, it essentially iced the game in which the Hawkeyes rode Canzeri all day—and showed why

Big Ten links: USA Today coaches salary database is released

USAToday has its coaching salary data base out, and the updates are interesting. Also, Rutgers hasn't forgotten what Michigan State did last time. And Northwestern has lost four consecutive games to Michigan - does that streak end this weekend? Dive into Friday's headlines leading up to Saturday's games.