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Week 5 Big Ten Previews: Get excited, Big Ten play is here!

The first full week of Big Ten action awaits in Week 5. And all eyes will be on two Big Ten West clashes. Iowa’s trip to Wisconsin and Minnesota’s journey to Northwestern will help set a framework for what looks like a wide-open Big Ten West clash. And Nebraska goes to Illinois in a battle between two West teams looking to get a foothold in the division.

Watch our Big Ten Hockey coach and player preseason video interviews

With the Big Ten men’s hockey season approaching, BTN talked at length with six head coaches and one player from each Big Ten men’s team. We’ve got all of the interviews in this post. If you’re on Twitter, get updates from each team with the following accounts: @B1Ghockey @HockeyOnBTN @umichhockey @MSU_Hockey @GopherHockey @OhioState_MHKY @PennStateMHKY @BadgerMHockey Here are a few handy links for the upcoming season: NCAA.com: Men’s hockey rankings BigTen.org: Overall men’s standings GopherSports.com: Team page MGoBlue.com: Team page MSUSpartans.com: Team page OhioStateBuckeyes.com: Team page GoPSUsports.com: Team page UWBadgers.com: Team page And now, the preseason video interviews are below.

Video: Nik Stauskas hits 3s with cabbage, watermelon, other things

It's still the offseason in the NBA, and Nik Stauskas remains busy trying to raise money and awareness for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). He recently was on TSN's "Off the Record," drilling 3-pointers with random items, including a football, cabbage and watermelon.

Clothes Call: Maryland to debut new helmets against Michigan

When it comes to wild, out-of-the-norm uniform designs in the Big Ten, Maryland tops the list. It looks like the Terps will have another new design this weekend, and as you would expect, it’s loud! The Terrapins, who will host Michigan at 8 p.m. ET Saturday night at Byrd Stadium, will be sporting hand-painted “Black Ops” helmets, as well as alternate black-on-black uniforms. Take a look at the video Maryland Football’s official Twitter account, @MarylandPride, tweeted out today. Here is a photo tweeted out by Maryland’s Assistant Director of Social Media and Branding. Personally, I think these new-look helmets are

Watch former Big Ten standouts' Week 3 @NFL highlights

From Tom Brady's historic day to Brian Hartline's highlight catch, former Big Ten stars produced several highlights in Week 3 NFL action. See the top highlights, via @NFL, inside.

Big Ten Mailbag: Tom Dienhart answers your Big Ten questions

You send me emails. I answer emails—if they are good ones. Pretty simple. So, let’s enjoy another round of Big Ten Mailbag, the best part of every week. As a bonus: There even is a Vinnie Barbarino reference in this week’s bag ‘o’ mail. How lucky are you?

No. 1 Penn State, 7 other Big Ten teams ranked in AVCA Coaches Poll

Eight Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll, released Monday, headlined by defending national champion and No. 1 Penn State. The Nittany Lions (13-0) received 63 of the 64 first-place votes to remain atop the poll for the sixth consecutive week, while No. 4 Nebraska also stayed put to keep two Big Ten teams ranked in the top 5. Here’s where the remaining six Big Ten teams are ranked: Illinois (No. 7), Ohio State (No. 13), Minnesota (No. 16), Purdue (No. 18), Wisconsin (No. 19) and Michigan (No. 23). Michigan State and Iowa are among the