The weekend saw several of the conference’s soccer and volleyball teams in action. The 18th-ranked Indiana men’s soccer team rallied from a 1-0 deficit with four unanswered goals from Eriq Zavaleta, Alec Purdie and Nikita Kotlov in a 4-1 victory at Michigan on Saturday night. Watch the highlights now. Moving to volleyball, Nebraska won a five-set thriller over Minnesota, 3-2, on Saturday night at Williams Arena. Dive inside for highlights of that game, plus much more from around the conference.
Every week during the football season, Brent Yarina posts his latest Big Ten Power Rankings. Week 7 saw two of the Big Ten’s remaining perfect teams, Illinois and Michigan, fall from the ranks of the unbeaten. As for the power rankings, they are not meant to mimic the Big Ten standings. What fun would that be? They aren’t scientific, either. They’re simply Brent’s thoughts on where each Big Ten team stands after its latest game and entering its next contest. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina. See the rankings in this post and watch the well-orchestrated card stunt from Kinnick Stadium now.
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No. 15 Penn State women’s soccer won a thrilling nail biter against Nebraska, 5-4, Friday night at Jeffrey Field. Whitney Church tallied her first collegiate goal, a game-winner in the 79th minute, to cap a nine-goal outburst between the two squads which was the most goals in a Penn State match since a 7-2 win vs. Pittsburgh in 2002. Watch now as coach Walsh talks about the win with our BTN Student U reporter.
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Pretty good interview with Nebraska’s Tom Osborne that aired on our Tailgate 48 show this week. The Huskers athletic director talks about what makes being at Nebraska so special, but we really like the archival footage. It’s great for fans of the other 11 Big Ten schools to get to know Nebraska through access like this. Reminds us of Mike Hall’s interview with Bo Pelini on Step Into My Office a few weeks ago. Watch that episode on BTN2Go.com.
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If you missed the first episode of Tailgate 48 last week, you can get a taste of it in the video posted here. Our hosts Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher went to Madison for the Nebraska game and Badgers great Ron Dayne talked to them about his playing days and then showed them how to strike the Heisman pose. Last Saturday our crew attended the Ohio State game at Nebraska. What did they discover?
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Nebraska defensive lineman Jared Crick entered the 2011 season as a favorite to win the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. Unfortunately, Crick won’t be in the running for the accolade after Nebraska announced Wednesday that its star senior has a torn pectoral muscle and will miss the rest of the season.