Best of Week 1: Stay up late to catch NU at Cal

Nov 24, 2011; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats head coach Pat Fitzgerald coaches against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the first half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE

Tyler Scott Interview - 2013 Fall Football Practice Tour


Every season teems with promise. But this one glimmers a bit more brightly for the Big Ten, as No. 2 Ohio State looks primed to make a run at the BCS national championship. And several other schools dot the preseason polls, like Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Northwestern.

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Thursday links: Hey look! More scoreboard replays!

Spartan Stadium Scoreboard

Leaders Division Preview - Predicting the Champion

The Big Ten season is here! The Big Ten season is here! Indiana State plays at Indiana, while UNLV is at Minnesota. But first, this: The Big Ten will allow an unlimited number of replays to be shown on video boards in football stadiums this fall. Smart move. Attendance is a concern at many stadiums, as the in-home football experience is difficult to beat, what with HD TVs, mini fridges, clean and convenient restrooms and such. Other changes proposed by the Big Ten are to have wireless in stadiums and exclusive content on video boards.This all is a good start. Now, about those games that start at 8 p.m. local time…

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Gophers' Wally Ellenson wins gold in high jump

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Wally Ellenson entered Minnesota last year as a noted leaper. We saw a few glimpses of the 6-foot-4 guard’s athleticism on the hardwood during his freshman season. Here’s one example. And another. Nothing, however, compares to his latest leap. On Sunday, Ellenson won gold in the high jump (2.15 meters; or just over seven feet) at the Junior Pan Am Games in Medellin, Colombia.

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It's here: Welcome to the 2013 Big Ten football season!

Week 1 Collage

Legends Division Preview - Fall Camp Impressions

And just like that, Big Ten football is here. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) open up the 2013 season at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN/BTN2Go. Before then, there’s so much to catch up on. Like, Tom Dienhart’s preseason power poll and Week 1 previews. Or, our Week 1 picks and countdown of the top 25 players. And, finally, all the 2013 helmet and uniform changes.

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Dienhart: My Week 1 Big Ten previews

Damon Bullock

Legends Division Preview - Fall Camp Impressions

It’s time for football. Are you ready? There’s a full slate of Big Ten games in Week 1, starting with Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN/BTN2Go. Before the games kick off, here’s my preview of all 12 games. Hope you enjoy all the action!

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Rank it: Top 10 Big Ten basketball games of 2013-14

Gary Harris

Burke Steals and Dunks To Clinch The Win

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Big Ten basketball fans were treated to some incredible games last season. To this day, we continue to talk about Wisconsin’s shot at the buzzer vs. Michigan to send the game to overtime; Illinois upsetting No. 1 Indiana; and Indiana’s late comeback win at Michigan to clinch the Big Ten regular-season title. What great matchups are in store for the upcoming season, you ask? Let’s find out as I rank my top 10 B1G games on the 2013-14 schedule.

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#BTNLive: Kevin Wilson, Max Bullough join show

Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson Joins #BTNLive

On Wednesday night’s #BTNLive, Indiana coach Kevin Wilson and Michigan State star linebacker Max Bullough joined the show to preview Week 1 of the Big Ten football season. Wilson and the Hoosiers host Indiana State at 7 p.m. ET Thursday, while Bullough and the Spartans entertain Western Michigan at 8 p.m. ET Friday. Both games are on BTN/BTN2Go. Watch both interviews in this post.

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