Wednesday was a busy night for Big Ten volleyball. Several of the conference’s top teams were in action including top-ranked Illinois who faced Northwestern. The Illini’s perfect season is still in tact following a straight set win over the Wildcats (25-19, 25-23, 25-19). Watch a Student U wrap-up of the action now and jump inside for more coverage of No. 4 Nebraska facing Iowa, Indiana’s visit to Purdue and much more.
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Each week on “Tailgate 48,” the men and women of our armed forces send in support for their favorite Big Ten teams in a segment we like to call “Troop Salute.” This week, Specialist Jason Fuller sends a shout out to his Michigan State Spartans as they took on Michigan. Also, be sure to tune in at 7 ET tonight to catch all of the action from the past weekend in East Lansing on “Tailgate 48.”
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In a special Thursday installment of “BTN Soccer Report,” host Kevin Egan talks about some of the major women’s soccer storylines as conference play continues to heat up and highlights the latest Big Ten Players of the Week. Are you on Twitter? The @BTNSoccerReport is so give the show a follow!
Only a few weeks remain in the Big Ten men’s soccer season before the Big Ten Championship kicks off. In the latest “BTN Soccer Report,” host Kevin Egan highlights the big Akron-Michigan game, reports on the Players of the Week and catches up with Soccer By Ives college soccer writer John Boschini to talk about the conference as a whole. You can follow Kevin and the @BTNSoccerReport on Twitter, where he welcomes feedback and questions.
It’s a dream battle. Wisconsin’s prolific offense, ranked No. 1 in points per game and touchdowns, versus Michigan State’s defense, ranked No. 1 in total yards and passing yards. Something’s got to give when the sixth-ranked Badgers travel to the 16th-ranked Spartans on Saturday night. Which dominant unit has the edge? How can Michigan State stop Wisconsin’s white-hot offensive attack? And how will Wisconsin account for Michigan State’s physical and aggressive defense? Watch as our Big Ten Football & Beyond analysts, Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin, break down the week’s, and possibly the season’s, most intriguing Big Ten matchup now.
A day ago, Brent Yarina released his Preseason Top 10 Player Rankings and Preview in preparation for Tuesday night’s Hoops Hysteria show. Today, it’s time for the preseason power rankings. Every week during the hoops season, Brent posts his latest rankings. As a reminder, the rankings are not meant to mimic the Big Ten standings. What fun would that be? They aren’t scientific, either. They’re simply Brent’s thoughts on where each Big Ten team stands at the end of each week. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina. Watch Tom Izzo’s entertaining Midnight Madness entrance now and check out Brent’s rankings in this post.
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Last month, everyone was talking about how the Nebraska-Wisconsin game might be the Big Ten’s biggest game of the year. Three weeks later, it’s the Wisconsin-Michigan State game getting that treatment, and rightfully so. The game at Spartan Stadium highlights the Week 8 slate, which also includes Indiana-Iowa (noon ET) and Penn State-Northwestern (7) on BTN. Use our GameFinder to find your BTN game and track all of the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Watch former Big Ten players talk about how the Big Ten prepared them for the NFL now and check out Brent Yarina’s Week 8 Preview in this post.
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