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Dienhart: 101 Big Ten media day questions - Part II

Big Ten media days kick off Wednesday at the Hilton Chicago. There will be no shortage of questions, but not all of them will be posed or answered. I have a long list of questions—101, to be exact–as we await the 2013 season. So, for a little fun, I shared my questions with colleague Brent Yarina to see his answers. We broke the activity into two parts, and here’s the second installment. Have any other questions you want me to ask a player or coach? Send it to me in the comment section at the bottom of this post or

Reid Compton-US PRESSWIRE

Dienhart: 101 Big Ten media day questions - Part I

Big Ten media days kick off on Wednesday in Chicago. Myriad queries will be asked by reporters, but not all of them will be posed or answered. Me? I have a long list of questions—101, to be exact–as we sit on the precipice of the 2013 season. So, for a little fun, I shared my questions with colleague Brent Yarina to see his answers. We broke the activity into two parts, and you can see the first installment here. Have any other questions you want me to ask a player or coach? Send it to me in the comment section

2013 Big Ten title game tickets go on sale Saturday

Tickets for the 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. ET Saturday. The third annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 7 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, with kick-off set for 8:17 p.m. ET. The Championship Game will be broadcast nationally on FOX. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets will range from $50 to $90, depending on the seat location and each order will be limited to eight tickets. In addition, every Big Ten Football Championship

Jeffrey Koterba

Photos: Nebraska fan Jack Hoffman at ESPY Awards

Every summer, the biggest sports stars come together to celebrate the best of the best from the year that was at the ESPY Awards. This year’s show had as much star power as any of the previous installments, however few personalities were more popular than Jack Hoffman, the 7-year-old Nebraska fan and brain cancer patient. [ RELATED: Jack Hoffman wins “Best Moment” ESPY Award ] Hoffman’s memorable, touching – you name the adjective – touchdown run in the Nebraska Red-White Game (watch it above) took home the year’s “Best Moment.” And everyone in attendance wanted to rub elbows with Hoffman.

Braxton Miller

BTN.com's 2013 Big Ten football mock draft

Last summer, BTN.com hosted a football mock draft featuring a beat writer for every Big Ten team. It was a fun project. This summer, your friends at BTN.com held their own draft. The participants: senior writer Tom Dienhart, video operations manager Wesley White and web news editor Brent Yarina. This is how it worked: The draft consisted of eight rounds (QB, RB, RB, WR, WR, TE, K, D) and it went in snaking order, starting with Dienhart and ending with Yarina. Here’s who we picked: TOM’S TEAM QB: Braxton Miller, Ohio State RB: Venric Mark, Northwestern RB: Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Jerry Kill

BTN/BTN2Go to air football media days this week

CHICAGO – BTN/BTN2Go will kick off the 2013 Big Ten football season with five hours of live televised coverage of Big Ten Football Media Days on Wednesday and a two-hour Kickoff Luncheon Special on Friday. Live coverage from the Hilton Chicago will begin at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday. Mike Hall and Derek Rackley host the coverage that will include the press conferences for all 12 coaches, BTN President Mark Silverman, Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. [ RELATED: See which Big Ten players will attend 2013 media days ] BTN will re-air the press

November 24, 2012; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Zach Zwinak (28) is wrapped up by several Wisconsin Badgers defenders at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE

Mailbag: Why conference games so early?

I can’t think of anything better to do on a hot July day than to drink a tall, cool Arnold Palmer and wade through my deep mail bag and answer your questions. And there is a lot to talk about even though none of the footballs or basketballs have been inflated. So, let’s get started. Is replay something that will be used to determine ejections in the Big Ten for football? Something like that should have a safeguard, because if you remove certain defensive players, it changes the defense completely and sometimes plays happen fast. – Jonathan Yes, replay will

Brett Hundley

Dienhart: Ranking top 10 opposing Big Ten quarterbacks

It’s important to know your opponent—especially your opponent’s quarterback. You know how it goes: A team typically will go only as far as its quarterback is able to take it. Well, here’s my ranking of the top 10 quarterbacks that Big Ten teams will face in the non-conference this season. 1. Brett Hundley, UCLA (at Nebraska, Sept. 14) Nebraska got an up-close look at him last year when he was a redshirt freshman; and it wasn’t pretty for the Huskers. Hundley threw for 305 yards and four scores and ran for 53 yards in leading the Bruins to a 36-30

Jack Hoffman

Did You See This? Jack Hoffman wins ESPY award

The impact of little Jack Hoffman’s scintillating 69-yard touchdown run in the Nebraska spring game continues to reverberate. Last night, the inspiring run by the 7-year-old cancer patient won an ESPY award for “Best Moment.” Fitting and appropriate. I was at the game and in the broadcast booth when Damon Benning made the call on the run. I was at a loss for words when the play unfolded, caught up in the wonder of the moment and soaking in the reaction of the crowd in attendance on that beautiful day in Lincoln. Little Jack continues to amaze and inspire–and always

Greg Jones

Dienhart: My All-Big Ten Defense since 2000

The 2000s saw plenty of great players in the Big Ten. One, in fact, won the Heisman: Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith (2006), who arguably is the top player from the 2000s. Yesterday, I looked at the best of the best offensive players in the Big Ten since the calendar flipped to 2000. Next up: Defense. Before I get to the list, I have a couple rules:  1. A player had to play at least two seasons to be considered; 2. Nebraska players prior to 2011 are not eligible. [ RELATED: See Dienhart’s All-Big Ten Offense since 2000 ] DEFENSE