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Derrick Williams talks Penn State rivals on #BTNLive

With the Ohio State-Penn State game fast approaching, #BTNLive had former Penn State standout Derrick Williams on the show Friday. The guys asked Williams who he viewed as Penn State’s biggest rivalry, and he gave a dynamite response. [ More: Make your Week 9 Predictions ] “Well, going into school I always didn’t like Michigan,” Williams said. “But me personally… I can’t stand Iowa because my senior year we were on our way to the National Championship and lost in the last seconds against Iowa.” Interesting response. But, Williams does justify his reasoning for choosing Iowa over the likes of

Ready for Saturday? Take this Week 9 Quiz

It’s that time of the week, time to take my Big Ten grid quiz to prep you for a big Saturday full of action. Clear your desks, take out your No. 2 pencils and get ready to have your brain bent. You’ll thank me later. I promise. 1. If the season ended now, who would be the first-team All-Big Ten quarterback? A. Christian Hackenberg, Penn State B. Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois C. Braxton Miller, Ohio State D. Jake Rudock, Iowa E. Devin Gardner, Michigan F. Joel Stave, Wisconsin Answer: B. Hackenberg has been as good as any true freshman in the

#BTNLive asks: Who wins more games - Iowa or NU?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Which team will finish the season with more wins? Two answers: #BTNNorthwestern or #BTNIowa. Select your choice below and tweet out your vote. We’ll be tabulating the hashtag totals all day and throughout the show. The hashtags are: #BTNNorthwestern #BTNIowa  

Four Downs: Who's ready for Week 9?

Saturday is almost here. Can you feel it? Can you sense it? OK, if you can’t, just fake it until you make it. Every team gets four downs to make something happen. So, why not me? That’s the idea behind this article. Here’s what’s running through my mind as I dream fancifully about Week 9 of the Big Ten season. 4 PREDICTIONS 1. Michigan State isn’t going to look past Illinois and fast forward to its Nov. 2 visit from Michigan. Not a chance. Not after the Spartans’ basically sleepwalked past Purdue in a 14-0 win that set off alarm

Big Ten Elite profiles 1985 Iowa football

On Saturday right after Iowa’s football game against Northwester, BTN airs the latest “Big Ten Elite,” which profiles the 1985 Iowa Football team. Led by Head Coach Hayden Fry and senior quarterback Chuck Long, the Hawkeyes won their second Big Ten Title in a five-year span and headed to the Rose Bowl. The one hour show included extended interviews with Fry, Long, linebacker Larry Station, then assistant coaches Kirk Ferentz and Bob Stoops, and kicker Rob Houghtlin among others. In the clip in this post, watch several people describe Iowa football before Fry arrived and then hear Fry himself describe

Best of Week 9: Can PSU pull off another upset?

Another light, yet exciting week ahead, with four teams off–Indiana, Michigan, Purdue and Wisconsin. Still, this Saturday has a marquee, prime-time game to hang its hat on with Penn State playing at Ohio State. The loser of the Northwestern at Iowa game may be hard-pressed to become bowl-eligible. Nebraska is locked and loaded for a big second half of the season, which begins at Minnesota. NU must win if it wants to win the Legends, right? How lopsided has the Nebraska-Minnesota series been? Check it out: Nebraska has beaten the Golden Gophers 16 times in a row. The last Gophers’

Most impressive first-year Big Ten quarterback?

It hasn’t been a great year for Big Ten quarterbacks. Returning stars Braxton Miller, Taylor Martinez and Kain Colter have missed extended periods due to injury, while Devin Gardner has been inconsistent and turnover-prone. Luckily, for the conference, a few first-year starters have exceeded expectations. Guys like Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld, Iowa’s Jake Rudock and Penn State’s Christian Hackenberg all are in the midst of strong seasons. Which one has been the most impressive, though? It has to be Rudock. Look, we weren’t sure who would start for Indiana at the beginning of the season, but we knew the winner of

Week 9 Previews: Penn St-Ohio St under the lights

This is a light menu for Week 9, as there are just four games. Wisconsin, Michigan, Purdue and Indiana all are off this week. And there is just one marquee game, with Penn State playing at Ohio State looking to end the Buckeyes’ remarkable run of 19 victories in a row. Here’s a look at this week’s games. [ MORE: Week 9 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Week 9 picks ] NORTHWESTERN (4-3, 0-3) at IOWA (4-3, 1-2) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why you should watch: These are two teams struggling for a toe hold in the Legends

Audio: Listen to your Big Ten coach's teleconference

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 12 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Tuesday afternoon. Also, @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online. Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:  Listen to Coach Gary Andersen:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio:  Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz:  Listen to Interim Coach Tracy Claeys:  Listen

Bowl Projections: Two Big Ten teams in BCS bowls?

Ohio State is still on the outside looking in when it comes to playing in the BCS title game (BCS Standings), but plenty of time remains. Don’t fret, Brutus. The Big Ten has a decent shot to get two teams into BCS bowls, with Wisconsin a good bet to finish 10-2 and claim a sweet postseason slot. In fact, I have the Badgers slotted to be an at-large BCS bowl team in this week’s rankings. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Week 8 grades & stocks | What did Tom learn? | Week 8 picks revisited ] BOWL GAME MATCHUP TOM’S