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Twitter: Get DiNardo's Week 9 Sunday Ruminations

Every Sunday during the Big Ten football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo heads to Twitter to offer his “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s analysis of the Big Ten’s Week 9 performance in this post. Also, don’t forget to follow @gerrydinardo. [ MORE: Power Rankings | What did Dienhart learn in Week 9? | Dienhart’s honors, grades & more ] ILLINOIS Sunday Ruminations #Illini still has 3 match ups on schedule & have 2 find a way 2 continue to improve with good morale until they play them — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) October 27, 2013 IOWA Sunday Ruminations #Hawkeyes TD Ruddock 2

U.S. Marine Corps: BTN.com Leaders of Week 9

Every Saturday night during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com posts its “U.S. Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week.” The feature is designed to honor some of the top individual Big Ten performances. Check out our Week 9 stars and highlights in this fun-filled post. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State. Miller had another phenomenal individual performance in the Buckeyes 63-14 win over Penn State on Saturday night. The Buckeyes’ junior signal caller totaled 321 yards and five touchdowns in the win, putting himself right back into the Big Ten Player of the Year conversation. Miller’s 252 passing yards marked a

Watch Week 9 Big Ten football highlights

Looking for Week 9 highlights, stats and game stories? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Catch up on all the day’s best highlights and check out all the stats and action from Week 9 in this post. Ohio State 63, Penn State 14 RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Ohio State was looking for a lopsided win to impress the voters and boost better its BCS standings numbers. The Buckeyes made Penn State paid the price. Braxton Miller passed for three touchdowns and ran for two and Carlos Hyde rushed for 147 yards and two more scores to lead

Photo: Iowa fan decked out in USA body suit

As former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi said following the Hawkeyes’ 2010 Orange Bowl victory: “If you don’t love it, leave it. USA, No. 1.” One Iowa fan at Saturday’s game vs. Northwestern agrees 100 percent. BTN cameras caught a fan decked out in a USA body suit. It wasn’t the prettiest sight, of course, but it resulted in a good laugh. As they say on Twitter, #Merica! Watch Stanzi’s famous quote:

Live Blog: Track Week 9 Big Ten action

We live blogged throughout Week 9 Big Ten action: Ohio State 63, Penn State 14; Michigan State 42, Illinois 3; Minnesota 34, Nebraska 23; Iowa 17, Northwestern 10 (OT). Jump on in for all the best video highlights, tweets and photos. Before your game kicks off, check out Tom Dienhart’s latest Power Rankings, Bowl Projections and Mailbag. Feeling lucky? Pick your Week 9 Big Ten winners. [ PREVIEWS | SCOREBOARD | CONNECT | WEATHER | BTN2GO | GAMEFINDER | VIDEO ]

Week in Review: Looking ahead to Week 9 B1G games

It’s time to get you ready for another exciting weekend of Big Ten football action. Here is a rundown of the upcoming games on Saturday and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead. BTN’s game coverage will kick off at noon ET when Northwestern travels to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes. That game will also be available on BTN2Go. Let’s break down the Big Ten games here. GAMEDAY LINKS: LIVE SCOREBOARD | BTN CONNECT | BTN2GO | STANDINGS | POLLS NORTHWESTERN (4-3, 0-3) at IOWA (4-3, 1-2) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Every week

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