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Photo: Check out Michigan State's motivational board

The biggest college football game this week features No. 5 Michigan State vs. No. 7 Oregon. ESPN’s College GameDay will be in attendance in East Lansing for the game, which gives you an idea of how important this non-conference clash is. While preparing for tomorrow’s big game, it looks like the College GameDay crew came across something unique in the Spartans’ weight room. Check out the tweet at the top of the post, which shows MSU’s motivational board leading up to the Spartans’ matchup with Oregon. Sayings such as “demand high standards” and “great effort requires a great attitude” fill

Sep 5, 2015; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats linebacker Anthony Walker (18) celebrates with teammates after defeating the Stanford Cardinal 16-6 at Ryan Field.

Tom Dienhart's Week 2 opinions, observations & hard takes

"Can Northwestern really be a factor in the Big Ten West?" "I won’t be shocked if Minnesota wakes up on Sunday morning 0-2." "Penn State is under big-time pressure to win." These are a just a few of the Friday topics of Tom Dienhart tackles heading into Saturday's games.

Use BTN.com/GameFinder to find BTN football games on your TV system

Plan ahead and use the popular BTN.com/gamefinder page before Saturday’s Big Ten football games to make sure you know where to find any of the five games on BTN TV. You can also search for your TV information on BTN games in this post. A few more notes for this weekend … All five of BTN’s televised games will be available live on BTN2Go? Here are the links to watch each game live: Bowling Green at Maryland, W. Illinois at Illinois, Hawaii at Ohio State, S. Alabama at Nebraska, and FIU at Indiana. Also, as an added bonus, use these Twitter pages

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Best of Week 2: 'All eyes will be on East Lansing when Oregon visits'

Things are ratcheted back a few notches in Week 2, as there is a dearth of top-quality matchups. But the headliner is a doozy. [ MORE: Pick Week 2 winners | Power Rankings | Week 2 previews ] The primetime clash between No. 5 Michigan State and No. 7 Oregon is the first game between top 10 teams at Spartan Stadium since 1966, when MSU and Notre Dame met as the No. 2- and No. 1-ranked teams in a classic 10-10 tie. The Spartans are looking for national respect—and payback for last year’s loss in Eugene. Don’t overlook Minnesota’s junket to

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Big Ten writers: What was the biggest surprise in Week 1?

Before we flip the script and focus on this coming Saturday, I wanted to take one last peek back at the opening week of the season. So, I asked some of the leading writers who cover the Big Ten: What was the biggest surprise in the first week of action? Kevin Noon, BuckeyeGrove.com: Northwestern defeating Stanford. I have always liked Pat Fitzgerald and what he has done with the Wildcats program, but I really did not see QB Clayton Thorson stepping in and playing as well as he did in Week 1 against a Power Five team. I would not

Sep 6, 2014; Eugene, OR, USA; Michigan State Spartans quarterback Connor Cook (18) throws the ball against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Olmos-USA TODAY Sports

Week 2 Big Ten Previews: Michigan State eyes revenge vs. Oregon

The Big Ten would like to forget about Week 1, which saw the league go 8-6, including 2-4 vs. "Power Five" schools. At least Ohio State closed things on a positive note with a convincing win at Virginia Tech.

Here's a look at former Big Ten stars on active NFL rosters

Last week, it was college football’s turn to kick off its season. This week, it’s the NFL’s turn. [ MORE: Polls: Pick Week 2 winners | Q&A: Wes Lunt | Big Ten Mailbag |  Power rankings | Bowl projections | Player rankings ] The 2015 season gets started Thursday night, when former Michigan quarterback and defending Super Bowl champ New England host Pittsburgh. Before the season kicks off, I wanted to take a look at former Big Ten players listed on active rosters, according to NFL.com‘s team pages. In all, there are 188 former Big Ten players, not including Maryland,

Check out this Michigan State vs. Oregon hype video

All eyes will be on Michigan State’s top-10 showdown with Oregon on Saturday. In preparation for the big day, MSU coach Mark Dantonio tweeted out a hype video, previewing the matchup. The video can be seen in Dantonio’ tweet on top of this post. The hype video features snippets from last year’s MSU vs. Oregon game, which the Ducks won, 46-27. It also shows clips from the Spartans’ season-opening 37-24 win over Western Michigan this past Friday. This year’s game marks the first matchup of Associated Press Top-10 teams in Spartan Stadium since the “Game of the Century” was played

Sep 5, 2015; Champaign, IL, USA; Illinois Fighting Illini wide receiver Sam Mays (9) catches a touchdown pass over Kent State Golden Flashes cornerback Demetrius Monday (21) at Memorial Stadium. Illinois beat Kent State 52-3.  Mandatory Credit: Mike Granse-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten Power Rankings: Illinois, Northwestern moving on up

One big, thick juicy Big Ten Power Rankings is coming right up. Sharpen your knife and fork ... and enjoy. This is just Week 1, so don't overeat--or overreact--to this poll, presented by ArcelorMittal.