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B1G Player Rankings: No. 17, Kain Colter

Nov 24, 2011; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats quarterback Kain Colter (2) celebrates his touchdown with tight end Dan Vitale (40) against the Illinois Fighting Illini during the first half at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-US PRESSWIRE

Kain Colter and Venric Mark Interview - 2013 Fall Football Practice Tour

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We’re 17 days from the 2013 football season kicking off. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, BTN.com is ranking the top 25 players. Join us as we count it down, from 25-1, every day.

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No. 1 game of 2012: Michigan 38, NU 31 (OT)

November 10, 2012; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines wide receiver Roy Roundtree (21) makes a reception for fifty three yards to set up a game tying field goal against the Northwestern Wildcats in the fourth quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Roundtree Receives A 53 Yard Pass

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And we’ve reached No. 1 on BTN’s top 10 games of the 2012 football season. The winner: Michigan’s 31-28 overtime victory over Northwestern. This was a wild game, one that featured five lead changes and three ties. Oh, and one of the more memorable plays of the season (Roy Roundtree’s catch above). Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Until then, relive the back-and-forth game in this post.

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Phil Steele releases 2013 Initial Power Ratings

The highly respected Phil Steele released his 2013 Initial Power Ratings on Friday, and the list is certain to get the attention of Big Ten fans. For starters, Big Ten preseason favorite Ohio State lands at No. 4, behind reigning national champ Alabama, Oregon and Texas A&M. Ohio State fans won’t like that. Nebraska? The reigning Legends Division champ comes in at No. 27, and is the fifth (!) Big Ten team.

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'Johnson Rod' reference? Dienhart wins Twitter

We sent BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart on the BTN Football Tour to provide analysis from every Big Ten camp. He’s done so through the first three stops. With a day of travel planned Friday, well, he couldn’t stop the analysis. This time, Dienhart provided witty and entertaining play-by-play of the tour bus’ mechanical troubles, right outside State College, Pa.

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No. 6 game of 2012: NU's historic Gator Bowl win

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Miss. St. vs. Northwestern - Gator Bowl Highlights

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BTN/BTN2Go is airing the top 10 football games of 2012, and the countdown is at No. 6: Northwestern’s historic bowl win over Mississippi State. Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET tonight, and the remaining five games at the same time through Aug. 11. Until then, relive the thrilling game in this post.

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