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Excited for Saturday? Take this B1G Grid Quiz!

It’s time for you to test your Big Ten knowledge by taking my weekly quiz. Clear your desk, get out a No. 2 pencil. If you’ve been paying attention, the quiz shouldn’t be too difficult. Your game-day experience will be much better because of it. 1. True or false. The Ohio State at Northwestern game will be a preview of the Big Ten championship game. Answer: False. I think the Buckeyes will win the Leaders Division and play in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis. But I don’t think Northwestern will make it to Nap Town as Legends Division

Four Downs: Predictions, thoughts & more

All eyes are on Evanston for the Ohio State at Northwestern game in what shapes up as an interesting Week 6 of the Big Ten season. To prep for the first full-blown Saturday of Big Ten action, check out the latest incarnation of my Four Downs feature, with predictions, thoughts, truths and more. After reading this, you’ll be smarter. You have my 100 percent guarantee. 4 PREDICTIONS 1. Michigan isn’t going to just win over Minnesota. Michigan is going to win big over Minnesota in the battle for the Little Brown Jug. The Wolverines have sat around for two weeks

Best of Week 6: All eyes on Evanston

This is the first Saturday that features exclusively Big Ten games, with five on the slate. All eyes will be on Evanston, Ill., where a national TV audience will tune in for the Ohio State at Northwestern game. The Michigan State at Iowa tilt also drips with intrigue, as each program is looking to climb over the other in the Legends Division pecking order. The Little Brown Jug is on the line with Minnesota playing at Michigan. And Illinois’ trip to Nebraska is fascinating on many levels, with the Illini coming in hot and the Huskers dealing with a defense

Week 6: We predict all five Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners. Five weeks in the books, Big Ten fans are in sole possession of first place, one game ahead of Bardo, Merriman and Yarina. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Bowl Projections ] Big Ten fans Season record: 43-7 Week 6 picks: See polls below Stephen Bardo (@stephenbardo) Season record: 42-8 Week 6 picks: Penn

Week 6 previews: Get ready for Saturday's Big Ten games

The sixth week of the season is on our doorstep. And all eyes are on Evanston, where Ohio State will play at Northwestern in a game with national and Big Ten championship implications. But even beyond that Titanic clash, there are several interesting games. Here are previews of each contest in this first full-blown Saturday of conference action. Penn State (3-1, 0-0) Indiana (2-2, 0-0) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why you should watch: Each team should be well-rested coming off a bye week. But each is coming into this clash off far different circumstances. The last time out, the Nittany

#BTNLive asks: Who wins the Legends Division race?

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:  Who is the favorite in the Legends Division race? Your options for answers:  #LegendsIowa, #LegendsMich, #LegendsMSU, #LegendsNEB, or #LegendsNU 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: #LegendsIowa #LegendsMich #LegendsMSU #LegendsNEB #LegendsNU  

Listen to your Big Ten football coach

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 Coach Jerry Kill:  Listen to

Player Rankings: See who makes first list of 2013

I’ve said it several times: College football polls shouldn’t come out until at least October. You know, until we see what the teams look like and how they perform against quality competition. Well, with the calendar flipped to October, that means we’ve seen enough football to also consider other things. Like, for example, player rankings. View my first Big Ten player rankings of the season in this post. 1. Ohio State quarterbacks. Braxton Miller or Kenny Guiton, it doesn’t matter. The duo has combined to win the last three Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week awards, and it has

Bowl projections: Where is your team this week?

It’s never too early to make postseason plans, right? Yes, it is. Well, forget all of that and play along with me in my weekly bowl projections. It’s fun to play make-believe! Iowa was the biggest mover in my weekly bowl prognostications, as I now have the Hawkeyes in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, where they would play Baylor. Minnesota fell to the Little Caesar’s Bowl—if it is able to reach bowl eligibility, which could be difficult. In the end, the Big Ten may have difficulty filling all of its bowl slots. Penn State is ineligible, while Indiana and Purdue

Power Rankings: Surging Iowa shoots up list

With six schools off and just four games that featured no upsets, there was little movement in my weekly Big Ten power rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. Iowa was the biggest winner, jumping three spots from No. 9 to No. 6. Conversely, Minnesota fell like a rock from No. 6 to No. 10. Here is my latest Power Poll. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (5-0, 1-0). Braxton Miller looked impressive in his first action since early in the second game of the season. This team