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Links: Robinson's elbow, The Fumble & more

Denard Robinson

Big Ten Blast: Nov. 14th Afternoon Update

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has missed the last two games with a right elbow issue. It has been a heck of way for his senior season to come draw to a close. What if he can’t play Saturday on Senior Day? It’s a possibility. See what Nick Baumgardner and Kyle Meinke of MLive.com say about that topic—along with other Big Ten news in my daily links.

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Dienhart: Week 12 Big Ten questions

Curt Phillips

Curt Phillips Visits "#BTNLive"

Week 12 is upon us, and the questions persist for each school. Chief among them this week centers around Wisconsin quarterback Curt Phillips and his ability to pass the football against Ohio State. If Phillips can’t chuck it effectively, the Badgers may have a difficult time beating the Buckeyes. He certainly didn’t need to throw much last week at Indiana. But he likely will vs. Ohio State.

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Big Ten Links: Here comes Badgers vs. Buckeyes

Braxton Miller

Big Ten Blast: Nov. 13 Afternoon Update

Are Ohio State and Wisconsin rivals? Apparently so. Sure, Buckeyes-Badgers isn’t on par with Buckeyes-Wolverines. It’s not even close. Still, it’s a rivalry. Check that out and other newsy tidbits in my daily links. The burgeoning Wisconsin-Ohio State feud was fueled the last time the Buckeyes visited Madison in 2010. Ohio State arrived with a No. 1 ranking and left with a 31-18 loss that cost the Buckeyes a shot at playing for the national title.

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Bowl projections: Irish vs. Huskers in Rose Bowl

Bo Pelini

A Turner Touchdown Against Penn State

This much we know: Wisconsin will play either Nebraska or Michigan in the Big Ten title game. All three are coming off wins and figure to land nice bowl slots, regardless of what the matchup ends up being in Indianapolis.

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Best of Week 12: All eyes will be on Madison

Ohio State's Devin Smith

Week 11: Watch All the Touchdowns

All eyes will be on Madison, Wis., where No. 6 Ohio State plays Wisconsin in a Week 12 that lacks compelling storylines. The Buckeyes are 10-0 and in search of perfection. The last time Ohio State came to Wisconsin, it got drummed, 31-18, in 2010. The Badgers already have the Leaders Division spot in the Big Ten title game sewn up, but a victory over the Buckeyes would be Wisconsin’s most impressive win of the season and give it momentum.

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Big Ten web links: About that controversial play

Daimion Stafford

Big Ten Blast: Nov. 12th Afternoon Update

Lots to digest after a tantalizing weekend of action. Front and center was the Penn State at Nebraska game. The Cornhuskers’ 32-23 triumph kept them in the driver’s seat to win the Legends Division. But Penn State denizens still are miffed that tight end Matt Lehman’s lunge across the end zone was ruled a fumble instead of what would have been a game-changing touchdown. Read about that, and more, in my daily links.

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Week 12 Power Rankings: Badgers ascend after rout

Curt Phillips

Catch of the Day - Nov. 10, 2012

The top of the power rankings didn’t get shaken up, but Wisconsin made a move from No. 6 to No. 4 following its emphatic victory at Indiana that clinched the Leaders Division’s spot in the Big Ten championship game. Where do I have your Big Ten team ranked? Find out in this post.

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Tom's Top 10: Abdullah, Huskers getting it done

Ameer Abdullah

Abdullah's 33 Yard Rush

Lots went on in Week 11. Wisconsin clinched the Leaders Division spot in the Big Ten championship game. Also, Nebraska stayed in control in the Legends, Minnesota became bowl eligible, Purdue’s bowl hopes remained alive, Northwestern’s hopes of getting to the Big Ten title game ended, Indiana’s Rose Bowl dreams got smashed … here’s my Top 10.

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Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Week 11

Devin Gardner

Gardner's Overtime Touchdown Rush

This was one of the top Saturday’s of the season, as the division races came into even sharper focus. In fact, Wisconsin sewed up the Leaders Division bid to the Big Ten title game, while Nebraska remained in control of the Legends with a fourth victory in succession and is a step closer to Indianapolis. Here’s what I learned.

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Snap Reactions: Michigan offense bails out defense

Devin Funchess

Funchess Catches Gardner's Pass For A Touchdown

Every Saturday throughout the fall, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart watches all the Big Ten games and offers his immediate thoughts. Get Dienhart’s Snap Reactions to Michigan and Purdue’s last-game heroics that led to exciting wins over Northwestern and Iowa, respectively, in this post.

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Week 11 Previews: Here comes PSU vs. Nebraska

Matt McGloin

Bret Bielema Visits "#BTNLive"

Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

It’s time to get ready for Week 11 of the Big Ten season. And it shapes up to be interesting on many fronts. Can Nebraska make it four wins in a row and knock off Penn State? Wisconsin’s game at Indiana in some ways will be a de facto Leaders Division championship game. Meanwhile, Northwestern plays at Michigan in a “Survivor” contest in the Legends Division.

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Reader mail: On Gardner, Buckeyes & the refs

You have questions and, as usual, I have answers. Many of you are curious about Michigan and what it has to do to win the Legends. And how about Devin Gardner? Plus, some Michigan State fans are still riled up about the officiating in the Spartans’ loss to Nebraska. Let’s get started.

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Surf through Dienhart's Wednesday links

Kirk Ferentz

Big Ten Blast: Nov. 7th Morning Edition

Looking for a way to unwind from the dizzying amount of election coverage? You have come to the right place. Sink your teeth into this barrage of Big Ten football news. If your favorite person lost an election last night, they can take a cue from Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz, who is handling some tough times with great decorum and aplomb.

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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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Bowl projections: Six Big Ten teams on Week 11 list

Bo Pelini & Brady Hoke

Gardner Buys Time, Hits Dileo in the Endzone

No changes at the top of my bowl projections this week with Nebraska and Michigan taking care of business, and Wisconsin and Northwestern being off. But the “lower-tier” bowls are in flux.

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