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Final power rankings: Ohio State finishes No. 1

Nov 24, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer reacts on the sidelines in the fourth quarter against the Michigan Wolverines at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State Buckeyes defeated Michigan Wolverines 26-21. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Buckeyes Celebrate Tressel's Return


This is the final edition of the 2012 Big Ten power rankings. And it’s pretty clear who the two best teams in the Big Ten are: Ohio State and Nebraska. Alas, they can’t meet in the conference title game, as the Buckeyes are on probation. But Ohio State finished 12-0, including a 63-38 win over the Cornhuskers in Columbus earlier this season. So, the Buckeyes must be best, right?

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How did we do? Week 13 picks revisited

November 24, 2012; West Lafayette, IN, USA; Purdue Boilermakers wide receiver Charles Torwudzo (17) holds up a chain from the Old Oaken Bucket after the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Sandra Dukes-US PRESSWIRE

Shavers Stiff-arms his way to a Purdue Touchdown


Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis, it’s time to check out how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 13 predictions. For the second straight week, it was a perfect showing for BTN.com fans, who now stand two games ahead of Dienhart in the season standings.

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No. 19 Michigan State nips upset-minded UL-Lafayette

Louisiana-Lafayette at Michigan State

Louisiana-Lafayette at Michigan State - Men's Basketball Highlights

Keith Appling scored 19 points to help sluggish Michigan State survive a scare and beat Louisiana-Lafayette 63-60 on Sunday. Appling, who has scored at least 17 points in every game except one this season, was 4 for 11 from the field. But he made other plays at key times, hitting 10 free throws and adding six rebounds and five assists for the No. 15 Spartans (5-1).

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U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of Week 13

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Shavers Stiff-arms his way to a Purdue Touchdown

Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten Game Balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 13? Find out in this post.

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Snap Reactions: Take a bow, Le'Veon; 1K for Zwinak

Nov 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Michigan State Spartans running back Le'Veon Bell (24) runs for a first down in the first half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Montee Ball: Rushing to the Endzone

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As BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart has done throughout the season, he offered his immediate thoughts to Saturday’s season finales. Get Dienhart’s Snap Reactions to Penn State’s emotional overtime win over Wisconsin and Michigan State’s victory at Minnesota in this post.

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Michigan State tops Oakland, 70-52

Oakland at Michigan State

Oakland at Michigan State - Men's Basketball Highlights


Denzel Valentine scored 10 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and Adreian Payne added 15 points and nine boards as they teamed up to lead No. 19 Michigan State to a 70-52 victory  over Oakland on Friday at the Jack Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing. Michigan State (4-1) shot 52 percent from the field (26-of-50).

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