Following the action every Saturday, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart breaks down what every game, every result means for the teams involved and the Big Ten itself. Week 10 featured a quartet of close games that were in doubt into the fourth quarter, and you can find Tom’s analysis in this post.
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(AP) Le’Veon Bell‘s 35-yard touchdown run with 10:58 remaining helped No. 15 Michigan State hold off upset-minded Minnesota 31-24 on Saturday. Bell ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns, and Kirk Cousins threw for 296 yards and a pair of TDs. The Spartans (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) trailed 24-21 after three quarters before rallying. MarQueis Gray tossed three touchdown passes to Da’Jon McKnight and threw for a career-high 295 yards for the Golden Gophers (2-7, 1-4), who upset Iowa last weekend. Read the full AP recap, see the box score and view the Big Ten scoreboard.
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The Michigan State volleyball team (18-7, 7-6 Big Ten) swept past Iowa (11-15, 1-12 Big Ten), 3-0, on Friday, Nov. 4 in Iowa City, Iowa, to open the first of four straight road contests. For MSU, seniors Jenilee Rathje and Kyndra Abron, and sophomore Alexis Mathewseach tallied double-digit kill numbers against the Hawkeyes. Watch the highlights of that game now. Dive inside for coverage of the Michigan-Nebraska and Penn State-Minnesota match-ups.
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On Thursday night’s episode of “BTN Live,” Dave Revsine, Glen Mason, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith covered a host of topics in 60 minutes, including interviews with Penn State’s Derek Moye and Illinois’ Whitney Mercilus. One key part of the show is “ReJoice Mail” where fans can call and give their reaction to any game, their team or a player. Check it out now and join in next time by calling (319) BIGTEN-1 and maybe your message will get on air.
In March of 2008, The Journey captured one of the most dramatic moments in Big Ten Tournament history – when Minnesota’s Blake Hoffarber, then a freshman guard, hit a buzzer-beater to defeat Indiana in one of the craziest finishes in years. The cameraman, Cody Shimek, told us after he shot this shot that it was one of the greatest pieces of footage he has ever captured — from following the pass, through the shot and his immediate reaction to get as close to the pile-up as possible. An amazing moment none of us involved with the show will ever forget. Watch the video clip once again inside on this post.