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Weekend at Indy: Follow BTN's title game coverage

Tune into BTN/BTN2Go and BTN.com leading up to the and through Saturday’s Big Ten Football Championship for extensive coverage from Indianapolis this weekend. Join BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com editor Brent Yarina for a live blog from the press box. In addition to their analysis and observations we’ll be adding selected in-game highlights, photos, tweets and quarterly game stories. On Friday, BTN airs the Big Ten Football Championship team press conferences from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. ET. Dienhart will have updates from those events and Yarina will be filing posts throughout Friday afternoon. Bookmark our Big Ten Football Championship section,

Mix & Matchup: Badgers vs. Huskers

Act Two of the Big Ten title game is almost upon us, but it will be difficult to top last year’s 42-39 sprint that Wisconsin won over Michigan State. Still, Wisconsin and Nebraska will try. Like last year’s Badgers-Spartans game, this year’s Badgers-Huskers game is a rematch of a scintillating regular-season meeting. On that Saturday night Sept. 29 in Lincoln, Cornhusker quarterback Taylor Martinez led Nebraska on four consecutive scoring drives in the second half to erase a 17-point hole to notch a 30-27 victory (watch the video in this post). In that game, Nebraska had 440 yards; Wisconsin had

Lucas Oil Stadium's field ready for Saturday

Three days away, the field at Lucas Oil Stadium is ready to host the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game on Saturday night. The B1G Championship Game logo has been added to midfield, the “B1G” logo to the 25-yard lines, and the school names to the end zones. See a photo, courtesy of @B1GFootball, in this post. [AP: 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game preview] The game pits Legends Division champ Nebraska versus Wisconsin, which finished third in the Leaders Division but advances due to Ohio State and Penn State being on postseason bans. Like last year, the inaugural event,

2012 All-Big Ten Conference Football Teams

The 2012 All-Big Ten Football Teams were announced Monday night on BTN. Dave Revsine hosted the 60-minute special that included analysis from Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Chris Martin and interviews with several of the Big Ten’s individual award winners, including Wisconsin’s Montee Ball. See both of the teams in this post. Earlier Monday, BTN.com released its 2012 All-Big Ten teams. Here’s a look at the Coaches Team: 2012 All-Big Ten Conference Football Team as Selected by Conference Coaches FIRST TEAM OFFENSE SECOND TEAM Taylor Martinez, Nebraska Quarterback Braxton Miller, Ohio State Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State Running Back Ameer Abdullah,

BTN.com's 2012 All-Big Ten teams

BTN will announce the 2012 Big Ten All-Big Ten teams at 7 p.m. ET Monday. Before the lists are made official on our 60-minute special, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina offer their first-teams and superlative winners. See who made the teams in this post. Who did we miss? Tell us your teams in the comment section at the bottom of the post. ALL-BIG TEN OFFENSE BRENT TOM QB Braxton Miller, Ohio State* Braxton Miller, Ohio State* RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin Montee Ball, Wisconsin RB Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State WR Allen Robinson, Penn State Allen Robinson,

Dienhart: My latest Big Ten bowl projections

The regular season is over. All that’s left is the Big Ten title game, which could alter the Big Ten bowl projections at the top of the pecking order. We know this for sure: seven teams will go bowling, as Purdue and Michigan State punched their tickets with wins on Saturday to join Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan, Northwestern and Minnesota. That means the Big Ten won’t be able to fill its eighth and final bowl spot in the Little Caesar’s Bowl. If Ohio State and Penn State weren’t on probation, the Big Ten bowl ranks would swell to nine. The Big

Nebraska vs. Wisconsin: Title teams meet media

Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema understands a lot of people believe his Badgers don’t deserve to be playing in the Big Ten championship game. Asked if he’s insulted by the sentiment, he says he’s not. “I appreciate the question and understand it totally,” he said Sunday. “I think there are 10 teams out there in the Big Ten that would love to be in the position Nebraska and we’re in right now. When the two teams take the field on Saturday, neither is going to care how the other team got there or what their record is.” Listen to Bret Bielema’s

Final Player Rankings: Bell, Hill reenter list

It’s time for my final regular season Big Ten Player Rankings. This week, Le’Veon Bell and Jordan Hill reenter the list following jaw-dropping individual performances. See all the latest changes in this post. Remember, this feature ranks the Big Ten’s top six offensive and defensive players. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa. [RELATED: Tom Dienhart’s Power Rankings ] OFFENSE 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State – Lost in a season full of eye-popping statistical days, there’s this: Miller’s only thrown six interceptions, including zero in the last three games. Week 13

Final power rankings: Ohio State finishes No. 1

This is the final edition of the 2012 Big Ten power rankings. And it’s pretty clear who the two best teams in the Big Ten are: Ohio State and Nebraska. Alas, they can’t meet in the conference title game, as the Buckeyes are on probation. But Ohio State finished 12-0, including a 63-38 win over the Cornhuskers in Columbus earlier this season. So, the Buckeyes must be best, right? [RELATED: Big Ten Player Rankings] See the final power rankings in the photo gallery below. About Tom Dienhart BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is a veteran sports journalist who covers Big

How did we do? Week 13 picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis, it’s time to check out how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 13 predictions. For the second straight week, it was a perfect showing for BTN.com fans, who now stand two games ahead of Dienhart in the season standings. Dienhart and I both went 5-1, as the former missed Michigan-Ohio State and latter Indiana-Purdue. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 75-21; .781 Tom: 73-23; .760 Brent: 69-27; .719 Nebraska 13, Iowa 7 Tom’s pick: Nebraska, 35-13 – This will be like a de facto