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2:30 PMNorthwestern at Rutgers Watch
3:00 PMIowa at IndianaWatch
7:00 PMMichigan St. at Penn St.Watch
7:00 PMMinnesota at IndianaWatch
7:00 PMMichigan at Rutgers Watch
8:00 PMIndiana at NebraskaWatch
8:00 PMMaryland at NorthwesternWatch
8:00 PMPurdue at IowaWatch

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Power Rankings: Wildcats continue descent

With Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Michigan winning—and Nebraska being off—there were no changes to the top of my Big Ten power rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. But there was plenty of shifting in the bottom half, highlighted (lowlighted?) by Northwestern’s continued descent. It wasn’t long ago that I had the Wildcats No. 2 in the Big Ten. Now? Well, have a look for yourself. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (7-0, 3-0). The Buckeyes keep on winning, pushing their streak to 19 games. This team

Jeremy Gallon

Tom's Take: My Week 8 grades, stocks & more

For the most part, it was business as usual in the Big Ten on this Saturday. Ohio State reasserted its dominance with a 19th victory in a row. Wisconsin dominated Illinois and Michigan State was methodical vs. Purdue, while Michigan beat Indiana in one of the wildest games of the season. Northwestern? I don’t know what to make of the Wildcats. Here is a wrap of Week 8. [ MORE: Here’s what Tom Dienhart learned in Week 8 ] Biggest surprise: Michigan State only winning 14-0 over a one-win Purdue team in East Lansing. Pitching a shutout was expected. But

Melvin Gordon

How did we do? Week 8 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten predictions. Our entire panel and Big Ten fans all went 4-1, missing Minnesota’s victory over Northwestern, meaning Stephen Bardo, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina remain in a first-place tie. Stephen Bardo (@stephenbardo) Season record: 53-11 Week 8 record: 4-1 Week 8 picks: Michigan State 31, Purdue 10; Northwestern 35, Minnesota 21; Michigan 41, Indiana 35; Ohio State 41, Iowa 14; Wisconsin 31, Illinois 17. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 53-11 Week 8 record:

Carlos Hyde

Watch Week 8 Big Ten football highlights

Looking for Week 8 highlights, stats and game stories? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Catch up on all the day’s best highlights and get caught up on all the stats and action from a wild Saturday in this post. Wisconsin 56, Illinois 32 RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY (AP) Melvin Gordon rushed for 142 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 25 Wisconsin to a 56-32 rout of Illinois on Saturday. Gordon topped 1,000 yards for the season on a 13-yard touchdown run in the third quarter that put the Badgers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) up 42-17. He

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Live Blog: Track Week 8 Big Ten action

We live blogged throughout Week 8 Big Ten action:. Wisconsin 56, Illinois 32; Michigan 63, Indiana 47; Ohio State 34, Iowa 24; Minnesota 20, Northwestern 17; Michigan State 14, Purdue 0. Jump on in and get all the best highlights, tweets and photos from an entertaining Saturday. Use these links to catch up on all the action. [ PREVIEWS | SCOREBOARD | CONNECT | WEATHER | BTN2GO | GAMEFINDER | VIDEO ]

Devin Funchess

Week in Review: Looking ahead to five B1G games

It’s time to get you ready for this weekend’s Big Ten football action. Here is a rundown of all five games on Saturday and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead. BTN will carry three games on Saturday. Michigan State vs. Purdue will kick off our coverage at noon E.T, followed by Michigan vs. Indiana at 3:30 p.m. and Illinois vs. Wisconsin at 8 p.m. All three games will also be available on BTN2Go. Let’s dive into the good stuff here. GAMEDAY LINKS: LIVE SCOREBOARD | BTN CONNECT | BTN2GO | STANDINGS | POLLS

Devin Gardner

Four Downs: Predictions, facts & more

It’s that time of the week, time for four predictions, four thoughts, four truths, four jockstrap games and four factoids. That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for Four Downs. Are you ready for it? Here we go! 4 PREDICTIONS 1. After a lackluster effort at Wisconsin last Saturday, Northwestern is going to come out motivated vs. Minnesota. Don’t read too much into the consecutive losses for the Wildcats. They got beat by arguably the two best teams in Ohio State and Wisconsin. No shame in that. It’s time for NU to get back on track—with or without dinged up

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Football report cards: How will season play out?

Before the second half of the season starts, let’s take a snapshot of the Big Ten at the halfway mark. Following is my team-by-team report card with award winners for each squad as well as projected won-loss totals, among other juicy tidbits. Where do you agree? Were do you think I’m wrong? Is your team going to be eligible for a bowl? Have a look at my assessments, watch the top ten plays from last week in the video in this post, and then let’s move forward with Saturday’s games. And don’t forget our Week 8 predictions, my Week 8

Urban Meyer

Friday links: Meyer hands out OSU report card

Happy Football Friday! Let’s not waste any time, OK? Let’s dig right into some of the Big Ten news that’s making ripples from Lincoln to State College—and all points in between. This caught my attention: Urban Meyer offers a midterm report card for his 6-0 team. There obviously are many areas that get good marks. The areas of concern? “The alarming areas are pass defense, our return game has not been what we thought it would be and we still have to improve the intermediate and short passing game,” Meyer said.” Speaking of Ohio State, Braxton Miller says he wasn’t

Devin Gardner

Best of Week 8: Will we see an upset Saturday?

After first looking at the menu for Week 8, you may be inclined to rake leaves this Saturday. But, don’t. I have a funny feeling we could have an upset. Besides, there aren’t enough leaves on the ground to rake just yet. [ MORE: Get Tom Dienhart’s Week 8 Big Ten previews ] BEST GAME: Iowa at Ohio State. This clash is the closest thing to a “best game.” The Hawkeyes travel to Ohio State. Good thing Iowa will be coming off a bye, as it likely will need the extra prep time. It’s worth noting that Iowa has lost