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Video: Watch our 'Rose Bowl Preview' interviews

On Sunday night’s “BTN Football Report: Rose Bowl Preview,” Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith took a look ahead to the 100th Rose Bowl. Watch our interview with Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio here and our talks with players Shilique Calhoun, Connor Cook and Darqueze Dennard in this post. [ MORE: View the 2013-14 bowl schedule | Read our Rose Bowl Game Preview ] Michigan State DE Shilique Calhoun: Michigan State QB Connor Cook: Michigan State CB Darqueze Dennard

B1G Clicks: Tracking today's Big Ten trends

Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a photo of former Illinois football player Mike Hopkins on a Christmas Eve spacewalk. Like what you see? We do this every weekday. Visit our Clicks archive. Here are Friday’s B1G Clicks: RT @rosebowlgame: Stanford OC Mike Bloomgren is sporting his Google Glass for today's press conference. #RoseBowl100 pic.twitter.com/FvIGcg4Rcv — Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 27, 2013 Our take: Fancy. Will Michigan State OC Dave Warner follow suit

Major storyline for every Big Ten bowl game

Bowl season is officially here. Can you feel it, Big Ten fans? Minnesota will kick off the Big Ten bowl season on Friday night against Syracuse in the Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium. The Gophers are one of seven Big Ten teams playing in bowl games this season. There has been plenty of news and notes leading up to bowl season, but what are the major storylines facing every Big Ten bowl team? Let’s have a look. Texas Bowl: Minnesota (8-4) vs. Syracuse (6-6),  Dec. 27, 6 p.m. ET Major storyline: Can Minnesota take the next step? Minnesota had a

B1G Clicks: Tracking today's Big Ten trends

Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a great shot of Michigan State’s Rose Bowl lounge. Like what you see? We do this every weekday. Visit our Clicks archive. Here are Thursday’s B1G Clicks: Our take: Cruising The World arcade edition and Big Ten football. Top that! A: RT @Beau_Allen: @THEbolstad @BadgerFootball c'mon now… pic.twitter.com/de56TjoYoa #Badgers — Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) December 26, 2013 Our take: Beau Allen’s new hairdo? You be the judge. Giant

Dienhart: Rough end to Bullough's college career

It was shocking to see the news release from Michigan State. It was so pragmatic, so succinct, so short, so to the point and so disappointing. “Max Bullough has been suspended for the remainder of the season for a violation team rules.” Just like that, the career of one of the greatest Spartans ever is over in the grim, black-and-white reality of a cold email release late on Christmas Day. No explanation. No reason why. No nothing. It wasn’t supposed to end like this for Bullough. The senior was Mr. Spartan, Michigan State royalty with Green and White blood coursing

Spartans LB Max Bullough suspended for Rose Bowl

Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough has been suspended for the rest of the season, which includes the Rose Bowl, according to Michigan State. Bullough, a senior who played 53 games for the Spartans,  is also a team captain. Here is the full statement from Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio: “Max Bullough has been suspended for the remainder of the season for a violation of team rules. It is extremely disappointing for all parties involved. We will stay focused and close ranks as we prepare for Stanford on January 1 in the Rose Bowl. Max will forever remain a Spartan

Let's watch 2013's top 10 B1G football games

The holidays can be a time for reflection, so over Tuesday, Dec. 24 and Wednesday, Dec. 25, BTN is airing our top 10 Big Ten football game from the past season. Five games air on Tuesday and the other five air on Wednesday. Over the past week BTN viewers and BTN.com readers voted for their favorite games, then we compiled the top 10 list. RANK AIRS (all times ET) GAME | HIGHLIGHTS No. 10: Dec. 24, Noon. Nebraska at Michigan – 11/9/13 | WATCH HIGHLIGHTS No. 9: Dec. 24, 2 p.m. Wisconsin at Ohio State – 9/28/13 | WATCH HIGHLIGHTS

#BTNLive asks: Who's the top NFL prospect?

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 Big Ten player is the best NFL prospect? Taylor Lewan (#BTNLewan), Allen Robinson (#BTNRobinson), Ryan Shazier (#BTNShazier), or Darqueze Dennard (#BTNDennard). 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: #BTNLewan #BTNRobinson #BTNShazier #BTNDennard  

BTN LiveBIG: Monday Morning Download

Since the beginning of November, we’ve been sharing the inspiring stories of Big Ten students, faculty and alumni who are making a difference in the world through innovations in research, education and community service. In an effort to shine a light on even more wonderful Big Ten happenings, we’ll be serving up positive headlines every Monday morning, right here on the BTN LiveB1G blog. In USA Today’s first-ever “Ad Meter: Year in Sports” awards, Jack Hoffman scoring a touchdown during Nebraska’s spring game was named the “Best Emotional Moment.” We won’t argue! International Human Rights Day was Dec. 10, and

Season Review: Spartans roll to Rose Bowl

No one needed to remind Mark Dantonio of the pain of 2012, when Michigan State finished 7-6 and lost five games by a combined 13 points coming off consecutive 11-win seasons. The Spartans embarked on a redemption tour of sorts in 2013, marching through an 8-0 Big Ten season that saw them win every game by double-figures. The key: A devastatingly good defense that ranks No. 1 in the Big Ten in scoring (12.7 ppg); No. 1 overall (248.2 ypg); No. 1 vs. the run (80.8 ypg); No. 1 vs. the pass (167.4 ypg). Coordinator Pat Narduzzi’s unit was the