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What did Tom Dienhart learn about Big Ten in Week 3? Find out here!

Here is what I learned on Saturday, a day when Northwestern and Iowa continued to dream big, Illinois had its balloon burst, Nebraska had its heart broken (again) and Ohio State, Michigan State and Minnesota won ugly.

5 things Tom Dienhart learned at Illinois football practice

The first stop on our annual summer trek across the Big Ten had us in Rantoul, Illinois, to watch the Illini practice Monday. [ MORE: View our tour schedule |

BTN LiveBIG: Purdue helps flight students with disabilities soar on wings of confidence

Just a few years ago, Wes Major didn’t know he could fly. The Wilmington, Del., native lost the use of his legs in a motorcycle accident at the age of

BTN LiveBIG: Purdue student aims to be the 'Neil Armstrong' of Mars

Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big

How do you beat Oregon? Rich Rodriguez has the answer’s Tom Dienhart called up the coach of the only football team to beat Oregon this season in order to find out what needs to be done to berat the Ducks again. That coach’s name will be a familiar one for Big Ten fans – it’s Rich Rodriguez of the Arizona Wildcats.

Volleyball Report: Badgers remain in control of title hopes

The Badgers are in control of their Big Ten Volleyball title hopes. Who will challenge Wisconsin going forward? Find out inside!

Minnesota camp preview: Is Leidner the answer?

Minnesota is a program on the rise as it enters its fourth season under Jerry Kill. The Golden Gophers have seven starters back on offense and six on defense. At

Football Tour: Dienhart's best from Purdue

RENSSELAER, Ind. – It’s all about improving for Purdue, which is coming off a rough 1-11 season that saw the team struggle in just about every phase of the game.

Football Tour: Dienhart's best from Maryland

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – I was eager to check out this Maryland squad to see if my high thoughts were merited. I wasn’t disappointed. This is a veteran squad that’s

Greg Hudson Q&A: 'We have to do better on first down'

The hits just kept on coming for the Purdue defense last season en route to one of the worst performances in school history and a 1-11 record. The final numbers

Nebraska paces linebacker unit rankings

Linebackers are the heart and soul of any good defense. Speed, strength, athletic ability, toughness … they must embody all of it. And no Big Ten team has a better

Ranking Big Ten's Top 50 NFL Draft prospects

Big Ten football fans have plenty to be excited about at the NFL draft. By almost every expert’s estimation, there should be at least five Big Ten prospects selected in

Dienhart: My 2014 All-Spring Football Team

With Big Ten spring practices finished, it’s time for my annual tradition of naming an All-Spring Team. These are players who made moves in the spring as surprise players—or vets

Dienhart: Rutgers spring football wrap

Rutgers is ready to turn the page on a 2013 season that began with the promise of a 4-1 start but melted into a 6-7 finish. The program seemingly has

BTN LiveBIG: Nebraska institute developing leaders

Grant Fehr saw a lot of himself in Connor Long. Connor displayed an outgoing personality, but he was unsure what he wanted to do with his life. One difference was

Catch up with Wednesday's Big Ten headlines

Is there a more hip and social media savvy coach than Penn State’s James Franklin? Nope. Oh, but there are pros and cons. He discusses it here. Franklin’s embrace of

BTN LiveBIG: An out of this world reunion at Purdue

Purdue University graduates have walked on the moon, worked in the Mir Space Station, and flown the Shuttle. They also have contributed many others who work at NASA or in

Big Ten Geeks: Back to square one

Weekends like this one have me considering whether it’s just better to disregard the non-conference season entirely. Because despite the last three months, there was a lot of reverting to

BTN LiveBIG returns Jan. 8 with new shows

CHICAGO – A new season of the television series BTN LiveBIG debuts Jan. 8, with stories about the community of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a

Big Ten Geeks: Early Trends

It’s still early, but it can be instructive to look at how Big Ten teams have performed relative to preseason expectations. With so few games of consequence being played this

X-Factors: 6 players to watch tonight

Kickoff is just hours away. BCS No. 2 Ohio State and BCS No. 10 Michigan State each has a lot on the line in the third annual Big Ten championship

Thursday links: Gophers, Wolverines expect better

Michigan has a big game against Minnesota on Saturday. The Wolverines have had two weeks to prep, two weeks to tweak things and show the world those wins over Akron

Clothes Call: See Big Ten's new looks for 2013

With kickoff less than a week away, coupled with the fact Northwestern and Wisconsin both just unveiled new alternate helmets, it’s time to take one last look at all the

Dienhart: Myriad questions loom for Hawkeyes

As Kirk Ferentz enters his 15th season in Iowa City, he finds himself looking to get his program back on track. The Hawkeyes’ win total has gone from 11 to

Clothes Call: 2013 Big Ten media days edition

CHICAGO – There’s no better time or place to get an up-close look at the latest changes to Big Ten uniforms and helmets than at the annual Big Ten Kickoff