Week 9 is in the books. Ohio State remained perfect with a win at Penn State, and Nebraska dropped Michigan and injured Denard Robinson to force a tie atop the Legends Division.
Indiana plays at Illinois while Purdue travels to Minnesota and both games air on BTN/BTN2Go this Saturday. Our editors dove into our online archive of football games featuring these same two matchups and found some great old games, including the 2001 game when the Boilermakers and Gophers took it to overtime.
Wisconsin defensive lineman Warren Herring was one of thousands of Wisconsin students to take part in the Charity Stripe Challenge, benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer and he stuck a shot that cost Wisconsin men’s basketball coach Bo Ryan a $1,000 donation to charity. Get the details and the YouTube clip in the rest of this post.
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The story of the 2012 Penn State team just keeps getting more interesting … and improbable. Back in August, no one was authoring this script. No one saw the Nittany Lions becoming a Big Ten star with a 5-2 overall record and 3-0 Big Ten mark with Ohio State rolling into State College, Pa., on the last Saturday of October.
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There were a few new faces mixed in among the veteran women’s basketball coaches at the 2012 Big Ten Basketball Media Day on Thursday. Each one held press conferences and we’ve posted video for all of them in this post. Be sure to check our robust and searchable BTN.com video gallery for other videos, too.
As we sit on the edge of Football Saturday, there’s lots of news to catch up on. I will be at the Michigan at Nebraska game, and the more I think about it, the more I realize the magnitude of this game for the Cornhuskers. A win over the Big Ten unbeaten Wolverines would push Nebraska into the driver’s seat in the Legends—and give the program a much-needed marquee win. In fact, it would be the biggest Big Ten victory for the Huskers.
It’s time for No. 1. The last nine days, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina has unveiled his 2012-13 preseason Big Ten Player Rankings one by one. See players 2-10 here. Who’s No. 1? It’s pretty simple at this point, really. The pick is Indiana sophomore Cody Zeller. Reminder: Once the season gets underway, Yarina will release a weekly Player Rankings every Monday.