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Hard Takes: Big Ten looks primed to send a team to the playoffs

It’s the final weekend of the regular season. And, a lot is on the line. Michigan State is trying to sew up the East Division, while four teams are fighting to get to win No. 6 and guaranteed bowl eligibility. Oh, and Urban-Jim Bowl I takes place. [ MORE: Week 13 previews | Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | Polls: Pick Week 13 winners | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 13 | Mailbag | Q&A: Greg McMullen | Week 12 award winners | YouTube highlights ] Here are some Week 13

'Hy-Vee Heroes Game Preview' show spotlights Iowa-Nebraska

BTN is airing a 30-minute preview show ahead of Friday’s football game between No. 3 Iowa and Nebraska. Debuting at 11:30 p.m. ET Tuesday, the show will run again several more times, including Wednesday (10 a.m. ET) and Friday (3 p.m. ET) ahead of kickoff. [ MORE: Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Week 12 award winners | YouTube highlights ] Hosted by Dave Revsine, former players and current BTN analysts Chuck Long and Matt Davison look at the last four Hy-Vee Heroes Game. Davison, a former Huskers receiver, and Long,

Big Ten Player Rankings: Denzel Valentine takes over No. 1 spot

How good was Denzel Valentine’s triple-double vs. Kansas? So good, it played a big role in the Michigan State star winning Big Ten Player of the Week. [ MORE:  Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Big Ten award winners | Polls | Standings | Stats | Scoreboard ] The historic performance also was enough to place Valentine atop my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. That’s right, Valentine, previously No. 2 on my list, has taken the top spot from Maryland’s Melo Trimble. Check out my latest Big Ten Player Rankings below: 1. Denzel Valentine, Michigan State. Valentine’s epic performance against

Bowl Projections: Michigan State enters playoff in Palm's latest list

Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s bowl picture with Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. And with Ohio State getting dumped, things look different. [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Stats | Standings | Polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 award winners | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights ] First order of business: Indiana is back in the bowl picture, giving the