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Dienhart: Best of the Big Ten Bowls

So many bowls, so little time. That’s where I come in. Think of me as your bowl concierge. Time is precious. With that said, before you go ahead and make any bowl-watching plans, check out my Best of the Big Ten Bowls list. [ MORE: View our 2013-14 bowl schedule ] Best game: This will be the 100th Rose Bowl, so that’s a big posterity factor. Even better: This also may be a heck of a ballgame. Michigan State and Stanford are virtual clones in many ways. Each possesses a blue-collar quality, being built around physical offenses that like to


Thursday links: ranks football teams

This is a great place to start daily links. has ranked the “most valuable” college football teams of 2013. A pretty interesting exercise. The most “valuable” Big Ten franchise: Michigan at No. 5. Next is Ohio State at No. 9; Nebraska No. 10; Penn State is No. 15; Wisconsin is No. 16. I guess I am a bit shocked that Ohio State isn’t No. 1 among Big Ten schools. I don’t care what metrics you use, how can the Buckeyes not be No. 1? Oh, well. It doesn’t really matter. *** The most emotional sports moment of the year?

Dienhart: Ranking stars Big Ten will face in bowls

The Big Ten has seven teams in bowls. And there are some high-level opponents, including Stanford, Clemson, South Carolina and LSU. And one of the best parts of the bowl season is watching players you rarely get a chance to see compete vs. Big Ten foes. Here’s a ranking of the top 25 players Big Ten teams will face in the postseason. For what it’s worth, if Georgia’s Aaron Murray and LSU’s Zach Mettenberger weren’t out with knee injuries, each quarterback would have been high on this list. [ MORE: View our 2013-14 bowl schedule ] 1. Jadeveon Clowney, DE,

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Dienhart: My top 10 2013 football storylines

The Big Ten football season was filled with many headline-grabbing events in 2013. In fact, in some respects, it was a history-making year for the conference. Here are my top 10 storylines of 2013. [ MORE: View all of our end-of-the-year top 10 lists ] 1. New divisions, more games. From the day “Legends” and “Leaders” were hatched, the division names were widely reviled. The honchos in Big Ten HQ, listened. In April, the conference announced conventional “East” and “West” monikers and realigned accordingly for 2014 with Rutgers and Maryland coming aboard. Competitive balance was out; geography was in. The

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Clothes Call: A look back at new 2013 uniform designs

With the year quickly coming to a close, I decided to take a look at the new basketball and football uniform designs that debuted in 2013. Don’t worry, 2014 is certain to include just as many, if not more, new designs. Actually, I’m not so sure that’s a good thing. Either way, enjoy the look back. ILLINOIS Tim Beckman and Illinois showed off plenty of new designs in 2013. Prior to the season, the Illini unveiled a new orange primary helmet. It went on to wear a blue helmet, white jersey and blue pants combination for the first time ever,

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Dienhart: My top 10 2013 Big Ten football games

Pretty soon, it will be time to usher in 2014. Before we officially say good-bye to 2013, though, I looked back and considered the best 2013 Big Ten football games. See my complete top 10 list in this post. Did I miss one? Send me your nomination in the form at the bottom of the post. [ MORE: View our end-of-the-year top 10 lists | Help decide BTN’s top 10 marathon! ] 10. Iowa 17, Northwestern 10 OT, Oct. 26. The season looked to be slipping away for Iowa, which lost to Michigan State and Ohio State in the previous

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Gallery:'s favorite 2013 football photos

With the calendar soon flipping to 2014 and the Big Ten football season complete, we decided to take a look back at some of our favorite photos from the 2013 season. Check out the entire gallery, courtesy USATODAY Sports, in this post. Enjoy! [ MORE: Get our Big Ten bowl coverage | View 2013-14 bowl schedule ]

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Big Ten bowls: We predict all seven B1G games

All season long, our panel has predicted every Big Ten football game. We’ve also provided polls for Big Ten fans to make their picks. Now, it’s time to focus on the seven Big Ten bowl games. See our panel’s picks and cast your winners in this post. Keep in mind, Big Ten fans, you are just one game off the lead. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 81-16 Big Ten bowl game predictions: Minnesota 28, Syracuse 14; Kansas State 27, Michigan 17; Georgia 31, Nebraska 21; LSU 42, Iowa 24; South Carolina 31, Wisconsin 27; Michigan State 27, Stanford 24;

B1G Clicks: Tracking today's Big Ten trends

Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including this movie trailer-style video for the upcoming 2014 Rose Bowl. Like what you see? We do this every weekday. Visit our Clicks archive. Here are Friday’s B1G Clicks: Our take: Spartan fans will LOVE this! Students lined up from Hilton entrance to behind Johnny's. That's half of the outside of Hilton. #Cyclones — Chris Williams (@ChrisMWilliams) December 13, 2013 Our take: When was the last time

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Outback Bowl Preview: Iowa vs. LSU

Iowa has enjoyed a season of redemption. And it has been sweet for a program that was scrutinized and criticized coming off a 4-8 season in 2012. Had Kirk Ferentz lost it? Laughable. The Hawkeyes enjoyed a reversal of fortune, going 8-4 behind a strong defense and the emergence of quarterback Jake Rudock, allowing Iowa to avoid missing the postseason in consecutive seasons for the first time since a three-year absence from 1998-2000. Not bad for a team picked by most to finish fifth in the Legends Division. And Iowa is hot, arriving in Tampa having won four of its