Breakdown: Nebraska's Lavonte David Joins Us

Nebraska's Lavonte David

Big Ten Breakdown Preview - Oct. 10. 2011

Tonight on Big Ten Breakdown with Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall), Howard Griffith (@HowardGriffith) and Chris Martin (@BTN_Cmart16), our crew looks back at Michigan’s comeback and Nebraska’s historic rally. Plus, Nebraska’s Lavonte David joins us in an interview from campus, we look at how Penn State shut down Iowa, and we take nominees for “Howard’s Hero” and Martin’s “On the Corner” awards. Watch our Web-only segment now where our analysts talk about who impressed them in Week 6.

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Women's Report: Examining Illinois' big win

Join Lisa Byington, Kara Lentz, and Megan Bower on The Big Ten Women’s Sports Report on a new night as the weekly show moves to Tuesdays at 8 a.m. ET with multiple re-airs later on. This week catch highlights and analysis of Illinois volleyball breaking Penn State’s 68-match Big Ten home win streak. Plus, Penn State field hockey’s Kelsey Amy joins us to talk about the roll the Nittany Lions are on.

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Joe Paterno on the Late Al Davis

Al Davis

John Paterno on Friend Al Davis

The football world lost a legend Saturday with the passing of Oakland Raiders’ owner Al Davis. Davis, 82, was a central figure in the merger of the upstart American Football League with the established NFL and helped pave the way for the extravaganza that is the Super Bowl. Penn State coach Joe Paterno knew Davis well and the latter even tried to lure Paterno, then a Penn State assistant, to the Raiders as an offensive coordinator. Watch now as Paterno reflects on Davis and answers why he never took the Raiders job.

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Week 7 Football Power Rankings

Michigan's Denard Robinson

Michigan at Northwestern - Football Highlgihts

Every week during the football season, Brent Yarina posts his latest Big Ten Power Rankings. Week 6 saw Illinois and Michigan both move to 6-0 and it also included a historic Nebraska rally. As for the power rankings, they 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 after its latest game and entering its next contest. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina. See the rankings in this post.

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Six Big Ten Teams Make Coaches' Poll

A season-high six Big Ten football teams are ranked in the Coaches’ Poll, released Sunday afternoon. One week after having five teams ranked, the Big Ten added a sixth as Penn State returned to the poll, at No. 25, for the fist time since Sept. 6. Four of the Big Ten teams land in the top 15, with Wisconsin leading the way, at No. 4. Michigan lands at No. 10, its first top 10 ranking since 2007, while Nebraska (No. 14), Illinois (No. 15), and Michigan State (No. 19) round out the Big Ten teams.

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