Big Ten Play Off to Good Start

It was an exciting opening week of Big Ten play Saturday as divisional play kicked off, with Michigan shutting out Minnesota and Penn State holding off Indiana, and Wisconsin routed Nebraska in the Huskers’ much-anticipated Big Ten debut. In other action, Illinois rallied past Northwestern, Michigan State stifled Ohio State and Notre Dame dropped Purdue. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and relive games with our quarter-by-quarter Rapid Recap stories, packed with your best tweets and fan photos. Don’t forget about Brent Yarina’s Week 5 Recap, either.

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Michigan's Hein to have cancer surgery

Brad Rudner at MGoBlue.com wrote a feature story on junior Holly Hein, a member of the Michigan women’s soccer team who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. Hein is having the surgery today at the University of Michigan Hospital just two days before her 20th birthday.

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‘Big Ten Icons’ debuts with Michigan’s Bo Schembechler

Throughout the Big Ten Conference’s illustrious history, many coaches have defined excellence, both on and off the field. Banners, busts and statues commemorate their achievements, and pay tribute to their lasting impact. They are the coaches by which all others are measured.

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Step Into My Office: Coach Hoke

On last week’s Step Into My Office, our Mike Hall sat down with Minnesota coach Jerry Kill and the week before that it was Illinois coach Ron Zook. At 10 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN, Hall takes you behind the scenes with Michigan head coach Brady Hoke. Hall, who can be found on Twitter, @BTNMikeHall, filed a couple bonus Web-only video clips from his visit to Ann Arbor. He also wrote a little about what it was like to hang with Hoke, whose perfect Wolverines host Minnesota at noon ET Saturday on BTN. Watch the clip here and see his comments in this post.

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Week 5 Big Ten Football Preview

No one can say we’re being eased into Big Ten play this season. Saturday’s opening week features the Big Ten’s first divisional games (Minnesota at Michigan; Penn State at Indiana), in addition to Wisconsin hosting Nebraska in a battle of undefeated top 10 teams under the lights at Camp Randall Stadium. Not a bad way to start things, huh? BTN has the Gophers and perfect Wolverines battling for the Little Brown Jug at noon ET. Use our GameFinder to find your BTN game and track all of the action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Read Brent Yarina’s Week 5 Preview in this post.

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