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Video: Minnesota special teams shine against UNLV

After getting off to a slow start, Minnesota is now cruising after back-to-back special teams touchdowns. The Gophers came out on fire after halftime as Marcus Jones took the opening kickoff 98 yards for a score to give make it 23-13. The fireworks continued shortly after that as Ra’Shede Hageman blocked a UNLV field-goal attempt and Martez Shabazz returned it for a 51-yard touchdown. Watch Jones and Shabazz electrify this Minnesota crowd. [ RELATED: Check out our Minnesota-UNLV live blog ] Marcus Jones' kick return TD is the #Gophers' first since Duane Bennett's vs. Wisconsin in 2011. — Minnesota Football

Video: You have to see these new BTN commercials

Five years ago, there was our memorable recruiting ad. You know, the one with Big Ten coaches on the couch trying to convince you to play for them. This year, we have an equally great set of spots to promote our Saturday football coverage, from pregame to postgame. The ads once again feature the coaches, only this time in more of a coaching role. See all three ads in this post. Illinois, Michigan, Northwestern & Wisconsin Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska & Penn State Michigan State, Minnesota Ohio State & Purdue

BTN.com's last-minute 2013 predictions

Before football kicks off tonight, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina have some last-minute Big Ten predictions. Who will win the Big Ten? What about Defensive Player of the Year? And what about a sleeper team and sleeper player? Our trio offers all of their predictions in this post. [ RELATED Who wins Week 1 games? Make your picks! ] LEGENDS DIVISION CHAMP Dienhart: Nebraska. Yes, the offense will be great; but improved defense will be the key. Merriman: Nebraska. The Huskers get Michigan State and Northwestern at home and skip both Ohio State and Wisconsin this year.

#BTNLive asks: Who wins more games in 2013?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On Thursday’s show leading up to the season openers for Indiana and Minnesota,  our experts discuss this question: Which team will finish the season with more wins: #BTNGophers or #BTNHoosiers? Select your choice below and tweet out your vote.Anytime you use one of those hashtags, you cast a vote. Spread the word. We’ll be tabulating the hashtag totals all day and throughout the show. The hashtags again are: #BTNGophers and #BTNHoosiers. Dave Revsine,

Best of Week 1: Stay up late to catch NU at Cal

Every season teems with promise. But this one glimmers a bit more brightly for the Big Ten, as No. 2 Ohio State looks primed to make a run at the BCS national championship. And several other schools dot the preseason polls, like Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Northwestern. The Big Ten has a full slate of action for the opening week, with all 12 schools in action. There are five games vs. the MAC– Michigan (Central Michigan), Iowa (Northern Illinois), Wisconsin (UMass), Ohio State (Buffalo) and Michigan State (Western Michigan). But beware: The MAC has twice as many wins against the

It's here: Welcome to the 2013 Big Ten football season!

And just like that, Big Ten football is here. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) open up the 2013 season at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN/BTN2Go. Before then, there’s so much to catch up on. Like, Tom Dienhart’s preseason power poll and Week 1 previews. Or, our Week 1 picks and countdown of the top 25 players. And, finally, all the 2013 helmet and uniform changes. [ RELATED: View our Week 1 Big Ten scoreboard ] Starting with Thursday’s games, and throughout the season, we’ll launch live blogs for every Big Ten game. In those features, BTN.com editors will be

Dienhart: My Week 1 Big Ten previews

It’s time for football. Are you ready? There’s a full slate of Big Ten games in Week 1, starting with Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN/BTN2Go. Before the games kick off, here’s my preview of all 12 games. Hope you enjoy all the action! [ RELATED: Who wins Week 1 games? See our picks and vote for your winners ] THURSDAY Indiana State (0-0) at Indiana (0-0); 7 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why you should watch: You can discover who will be the Hoosiers’ quarterback. That’s right: Kevin Wilson won’t say a peep. My

Listen to your Big Ten football coach

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 12 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Tuesday afternoon. Also, @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online. Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:  Listen to Coach Pat Fitzgerald:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio: Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz: Listen to Coach Jerry Kill: Listen to

Week 1: We predict all 12 Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina and Sean Merriman make their predictions for all the Big Ten games. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to pick their winners. This year, we’re proud to include former Flyin’ Illini and new BTN basketball analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge college football fan, to the weekly feature.  Week 1 Games @BTNTomDienhart @BTNBrentYarina @BTNSean @stephenbardo ISU at Indiana Indiana, 35-23 Indiana, 41-24 Indiana, 31-24 Indiana, 42-35 UNLV at Minnesota Minnesota 28-27 Minnesota, 32-17 Minnesota, 27-14 Minnesota, 28-7 WMU at Michigan St. Michigan St., 24-7 Michigan St., 24-7

Dienhart: Kicking off my 2013 bowl projections

Not one football has been kicked off. Regardless, I bring to you my first edition of the 2013 bowl projections. I’ll be rolling these out there every Monday this season, so let me know what you think. As you can see, I have Ohio State playing Alabama in the BCS title game. That would be a fitting end to the BCS era, with two of the sport’s iconic programs battling in the historic Rose Bowl. Hey, if the Big Ten is gonna show it is making strides on the national scene, what better way to impress than by possibly beating