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Twitter: Is title game Big Ten's biggest game since '06?

The Big Ten title game is going to be great. Not only do you have 11-1 Michigan State vs. 12-0 Ohio State, you have Michigan State’s No. 1 defense vs. Ohio State’s No. 1 offense. There’s more intriguing storylines, too. Like, Ohio State can make the BCS title game with a win. That got BTN’s Mike Hall wondering if this was the biggest Big Ten game since Michigan-Ohio State in 2006. [ MORE: Check out Tom Dienhart’s final Big Ten Bowl Projections ] The question: Is Saturday's Big Ten Title game (#2 vs #10, 8-0 in conf vs 8-0 in

Audio: Spartans, Buckeyes talk B1G title game

On Monday, Ohio State and Michigan State players spoke with reporters from around the country about the upcoming Big Ten Football Championship game in Indianapolis. Listen to what group of players each had to say about reaching the title game and their opponents Listen to the Ohio State’s Jack Mewhort, Ryan Shazier and Michael Bennett:  Listen to the Michigan State’s Max Bullough, Darqueze Dennard and Connor Cook: 

Dienhart: Ohio State deserving of No. 2 ranking

As I suspected, Ohio State ascended from No. 3 to No. 2 in the BCS standings following its win at Michigan and the loss of BCS No. 1 Alabama to BCS No. 4 Auburn on Saturday. In the just-revealed BCS standings, the Buckeyes are behind No. 1 Florida State. Auburn moved from No. 4 to No. 3 in the BCS standings. Alabama is No. 4. The Buckeyes have a .950 BCS score; the Tigers have a .923. The fact Ohio State is 12-0 and Auburn is 11-1 is the primary reason why the Tigers didn’t leap over the Buckeyes, as

MSU vs. Ohio State: This is what good football looks like

Get me some visine. My vision must be blurry. I thought I just saw two Big Ten teams ranked in the top 10 of the BCS Standings — and both teams are well deserving of it. Really? This is happening? Well, let me check this again… Yup. It’s still there. Make a mental note of this Big Ten football fans. This is what good football looks like. [ MORE: Ohio State moves up to No. 2 in AP and Coaches Polls ] It looks like the Ohio State Buckeyes, jumping up and down in celebration after defeating rival Michigan 42-41,

Power Rankings: Ohio State starts No. 1, ends No. 1

My final Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, remain relatively unchanged after the final week of regular-season action. There are some potential debates. Like, should Minnesota be ahead of Nebraska? Still, there is no arguing about who the top two teams are. [ MORE: Ohio State-Michigan was a “classic” | Ohio State a double winner Saturday ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (12-0, 8-0). The Buckeyes didn’t score any style points, but they won a thriller with Michigan to finish 12-0 and push their winning streak to 24-0. The offense is tremendous. Few teams in the nation are playing

Dienhart: Here's what I learned in Week 14

A lot went on during the final weekend of the regular season, with Ohio State and Michigan State ending with wins to set up a clash between a 12-0 and 11-1 teams in the Big Ten title game. It should be a great battle. Here’s what I learned. Hang on, there’s a lot to cover. 1. If Braxton Miller had played every game this season, he’d be a top Heisman contender—if not THE top Heisman contender. No quarterback is playing better coming down the stretch. Miller was at his best as a runner at Michigan, carrying 16 times for 153

How did we do? Week 14 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 14 Big Ten predictions. Big Ten fans led the way, at 5-1, to move into a first-place tie atop the season standings. Nice work, fans! See all the Week 14 results and latest standings in this post. [ MORE: Week 14 scoreboard | Week 14 grades, stocks | Power Rankings ] Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 80-16 Week 14 record: 4-2 Picks: Nebraska 27, Iowa 17; Michigan State 34, Minnesota 10; Ohio State

Audio: Mark Dantonio, Urban Meyer meet media

On Sunday, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio spoke with reporters from around the country about the upcoming Big Ten Football Championship game in Indianapolis. Listen to what each had to say about his team’s shot at capturing the conference title. [ MORE: AP: Urban Meyer won’t suspend ejected Buckeyes ] Listen to Coach Urban Meyer and Coach Mark Dantonio:  Stakes high for Ohio State, Michigan State in Big Ten title game (AP) — Stakes will be high for No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan State in the Big Ten championship

Twitter: Get DiNardo's Week 14 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 Week 14 thoughts in this post. Also, don’t forget to follow @gerrydinardo. [ MORE: Power Rankings | What did Dienhart learn in Week 14? | Dienhart’s honors, grades & more ] ILLINOIS Sunday Ruminations #Illinois Significant progress from last year shown from game 1 to 12. Same jump next year would be impressive. — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) December 1, 2013 INDIANA Sunday Ruminations #Hoosiers Excellent progress for KW in 3yrs Two more steps – extend KW contract and

Tom's Take: Week 14 honors, grades & stocks

A wild Saturday saw Ohio State push its winning streak to 24 and see its BCS title game hopes receive a massive boost with Alabama’s stunning loss at Auburn. Wisconsin saw its hopes for an at-large BCS bowl slot ruined by a baffling home loss to Penn State. Here’s my recap of Week 14. [ MORE: Get Dienhart’s final Power Rankings | See what Dienhart learned in Week 14 ] Biggest surprise: Few envisioned Penn State strolling into Wisconsin and leaving with a win. The Nittany Lions were a heavy underdog and had lost two of their previous three games