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Sep 5, 2015; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats linebacker Anthony Walker (18) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Stanford Cardinal 16-6 at Ryan Field.

Justin Jackson joins BTN Live

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“Can Northwestern really be a factor in the Big Ten West?” “I won’t be shocked if Minnesota wakes up on Sunday morning 0-2.” “Penn State is under big-time pressure to win.” These are a just a few of the Friday topics of Tom Dienhart tackles heading into Saturday’s games.

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Big Ten links: On big games ahead, injuries & the new 'crop top' rule

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Did you know there is a new rule that says players’ shirts must cover their bellies? See what one Big Ten running back said about it, plus look at stories covering Penn State’s offensive line shift, what Notre Dame thinks of the rivalry game against Michigan, and one writer’s theory on why Cardale Jones started against Virginia Tech.

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Big Ten links: Could this be the blueprint for OSU QB situation?

Sep 7, 2015; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes linebacker Raekwon McMillan (5) and quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) and quarterback Cardale Jones (12) and running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) after the game. The Ohio State Buckeyes defeated the Virginia Tech Hokies 42-24 at Lane Stadium.

Matt Millen looks ahead to Saturday

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In Thursday’s spin around the Big Ten headlines, our writer looks at a story from Bill Landis of wherein he wonders if the Buckeyes have a two-QB blueprint now. Also, we have an update on Purdue’s Danny Anthrop, five things to watch for in Michigan vs. Oregon, and more. Come have a look.

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Dienhart: Abrupt coaching changes not common - but they happen

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Illinois opens the 2015 Illini football season with an interim head coach after Tim Beckman’s dismissal a week before the first game. It’s an odd circumstance for a college football team, but’s Tom Dienhart remembers a few other times in history when abrubt coaching switches occurred. Do you remember this coaching changes?

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Big Ten Links: Gophers, Wolverines have work to do as games roll on


Cubit: We got to rally around each other


In Friday’s Big Ten Links, we take one more look back at Thursday’s games and see what each loss tells about about each team. Plus, two more Big Ten teams kick off tonight. Penn State has a very promising tight end prospect. And is Iowa officially on upset alert this weekend? catch up on all the Big Ten football headlines today

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