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Big Ten football mailbag: Counting down the days to football

How good could the Huskers football team be? Is this the year Michigan knocks out Michigan State? Which team is in a transition year but still has hope? Your emails landed in Tom Dienhart's inbox, and he answers them once again in his weekly mailbag.

Best of Week 3: Blockbuster Saturday packed with big games

Ohio State at Oklahoma. Michigan State at Notre Dame. Oregon at Nebraska. Week 3 of the 2016 football season is packed with a lot of great games. Tom Dienhart breaks it down in his latest schedule analysis.

Big Ten links: Rounding up Thursday's news headlines

The NBA Draft deadline came and went, so we know who's staying and who's gone. Also, Big Ten athletic directors talk early signing period. And what hat did one rock star wear at Penn State that drew some attention from his home state of New Jersey? Thursday's news digest is good to go.

BTN LiveBIG: Penn State art professor goes audio for visuals

Two artists sit in a paint-festooned studio surrounded by works of art in various stages of completion. It’s a casual setting; there’s coffee and easy conversation between the two as they weave in and out of topics. They discuss color, artistic discovery, passion, mysticism and the finer points of Herbie Hancock. “After the first minute or two, most people forget they are speaking into a microphone and we just chat,” said Brian Alfred, Brooklyn-based artist and creator of the Sound & Vision podcast. “I’d like to think I also set them at ease. The fact that I am a fellow

#BTNStandout: Minnesota's Dan Motl makes incredible catch

There are good plays. There are great plays. And then there is the kind of play Minnesota centerfielder Dan Motl made in Wednesday’s Big Ten Baseball Tournament opener against Iowa. [ MORE: Watch Wednesday’s Big Ten Tourney highlights ] Leading 5-0 in the top of the third inning, Iowa’s Eric Schenck-Joblinske drove a ball to deep center. But Motl ran back, reached out and made an incredible diving catch. Iowa went on to upset No. 1-seeded Minnesota, 8-2, but this was undoubtedly the play of the game, and possibly the play of the year in the Big Ten. Check out

Best of Week 2: Penn State, Pitt face off for first time since 2000

Thirteen schools are in action. And there are some top matches on deck in the second week of action highlighted by two rivalry games. The Iowa-Iowa State battle for the Cy-Hawk trophy always is a humdinger. This year, the Cyclones led by new coach Matt Campbell come to Iowa City. He had some top offenses at Toledo and is a rising star. Know this: Iowa boss Kirk Ferentz is just 8-9 vs. Iowa State. Finally! Penn State and Pitt are playing! Penn State leads the all-time series, 50-42-4. Pitt won the last meeting, taking a 12-0 decision in the Steel

Day 1: Watch Wednesday's Big Ten baseball tourney highlights

The 2016 Big Ten Baseball Tournament got underway on Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park, home of the College World Series. [ MORE: BigTen.org: Get scores, stats and recaps for every game ] No. 6 Maryland began the day with a 5-3 win over No. 1 Indiana (watch replay on BTN2Go). In other action: No. 7 Michigan State upset No. 2 Nebraska, 5-1 (watch replay on BTN2Go), No. 8 Iowa got by No. 1 Minnesota, 8-2 (watch replay on BTN2Go), and No. 4 Ohio State beat No. 5 Michigan, 8-3 (watch replay on BTN2Go). This was the first day of the