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Best of Week 4: MSU-Notre Dame matchup has it all

There aren’t many high-calorie contests on this 10-game Big Ten menu for Saturday, just light fare for the most part. Michigan State at Notre Dame is the clear headliner. And Missouri at Indiana is filled with intrigue, as this is the lone regular-season clash between the Big Ten and SEC. And the lid is taken off Big Ten action with Purdue playing at Wisconsin. After that? Meh. A big issue– There are three games vs. FCS foes: Maine at Northwestern; South Dakota State at Nebraska; Florida A&M at Ohio State. There are absolutely no redeeming qualities about any of those

Week 4: We predict all 10 Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners. Three weeks in the books, we have a logjam at the top, with Big Ten fans, Merriman and Yarina all tied at 30-6. [ MORE: Week 4 previews | Week 4 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections ] 30-6 30-6 29-7 29-7 Week 4 Games @BTNBrentYarina @BTNSean @BTNTomDienhart @stephenbardo SJSU at Minnesota San Jose St., 28-27  San Jose St.,

Week 4 previews: Spartans-Irish highlights slate

There are 10 games on the schedule this Saturday. And, at first glance, it’s not a great lineup of contests. No doubt, Michigan State’s visit to Notre Dame is the headliner. Lots of good storylines around the Spartans, who think they have found their offense. We shall see. Also, Big Ten play opens, with Purdue traveling to Wisconsin. But other than that, there isn’t too much to get excited about, with Northwestern, Nebraska and Ohio State all playing FCS foes. Iowa and Penn State clash with the MAC. You get the picture. Here’s a look at the Week 4 games.

Bowl Projections: Wildcats in Rose Bowl

With Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois losing, my weekly bowl projections have changed. Michigan’s great escape vs. Akron also caused me to shuffle bowl slots. But, Ohio State continues to take care of business, so there is no change at the top of my projections. So, let’s get to it: Here are my Week 4 bowl projections. [ MORE: Week 3 honors, grades & more | What did Tom Dienhart learn? | Week 3 picks revisited ] BOWL GAME MATCHUP TOM’S PROJECTIONS BCS title game, Jan. 6 BCS No 1 vs. No. 2 Ohio State vs. Alabama Rose Bowl, Jan. 1

Teague has '100 percent' confidence in Jerry Kill

(AP) Minnesota coach Jerry Kill has returned to work, and his boss says he still has full confidence in Kill’s ability to do the job despite another public seizure. Kill had to leave Saturday’s game at halftime because of his latest episode, the fourth on a game day in three years with the Gophers. After a precautionary hospital visit, Kill returned home that afternoon. Athletic director Norwood Teague said Monday that he had not discussed with Kill a worst-case scenario in which his epilepsy would be too much to manage while trying to run a winning team. The seizures can

Dienhart: See my Week 4 Power Rankings

Three weeks are in the books. And this much I know: I don’t know what to make about a lot of teams. My Big Ten power rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, didn’t suffer a massive shakeup following a strange Saturday. Michigan State and Minnesota are most upwardly mobile; Penn State and Illinois took significant hits. Check it out. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State, 3-0. No Braxton Miller, no problem for the Buckeyes, as Kenny Guiton played the role of “super sub” again. That’s a national-best

Tom's Take: My Week 3 honors, grades, top 10 & more

Week 3 was a mixed bag for the Big Ten, which went a disappointing 7-5, including a 1-3 mark vs. the Pac-12. And, in some ways, it seemed fitting the end to a bizarre Saturday was capped by a finish to the Wisconsin-Arizona State game that still has my head spinning. Here is a look around the Big Ten’s third week of action. Biggest surprise: Honestly, there was no surprise. At least there was no pleasant surprise. OK, I had some doubts if Indiana (Bowling Green) and Iowa (Iowa State) would win, but each prevailed in games some felt each

How did we do? Week 3 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 4, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 3 Big Ten predictions. Brent Yarina led the way with a 10-2 clip to move into a first-place tie with Sean Merriman and Big Ten fans, who both went 9-3 to move to 30-6 on the season. [ MORE: Power Rankings | What Tom Learned in Week 3 | Week 3 honors, grades & more ]  29-7 30-6 30-6 29-7 Week 3 Games @BTNTomDienhart @BTNBrentYarina @BTNSean @stephenbardo BGSU at Indiana BGSU, 34-31 Indiana, 38-34 Indiana, 31-21

Jerry Kill suffers seizure right before halftime

Jerry Kill returned home Saturday afternoon following a trip to the hospital for an epileptic seizure suffered during Minnesota’s 29-12 victory over Western Illinois. Kill has a long history of game-day seizures, including one in the final seconds of Minnesota’s 2011 home loss to New Mexico State. David Benedict, Minnesota’s deputy athletic director, updated Kill’s status early in the fourth quarter from the Big Ten Network booth. Benedict said: “Coach is resting comfortably at an area hospital now,” and added that his vital signs are “great.” Benedict said the condition is not life threatening. “It’s really more of a precautionary

Live Blog Part I: Track Week 3 early games

We live blogged right here throughout the Big Ten’s five Week 3 early games: Michigan State 55, Youngstown State 17; Michigan 28, Akron 24; UCLA 41, Nebraska 21; Indiana 42, Bowling Green 10; Minnesota 29, Western Illinois 12. Get live stats and all the best video highlights, photos and tweets in this post.  [ PREVIEWS | SCOREBOARD | CONNECT | WEATHER | BTN2GO | GAMEFINDER | VIDEO ]