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Kain Colter

Four Downs: Predictions, thoughts & more

All eyes are on Evanston for the Ohio State at Northwestern game in what shapes up as an interesting Week 6 of the Big Ten season. To prep for the first full-blown Saturday of Big Ten action, check out the latest incarnation of my Four Downs feature, with predictions, thoughts, truths and more. After reading this, you’ll be smarter. You have my 100 percent guarantee. 4 PREDICTIONS 1. Michigan isn’t going to just win over Minnesota. Michigan is going to win big over Minnesota in the battle for the Little Brown Jug. The Wolverines have sat around for two weeks

B1G Clicks: Tracking today's Big Ten trends

Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a hilarious video about College Game Day coming to Northwestern. Like what you see? We do this every weekday. Visit our Clicks archive. Here are Thursday’s B1G Clicks: Our take: Gotta love the “Chi Chi: So nice they named him twice” sign! Why Chicago's Big Ten Team? How about this? Thanks to @chicagobulls & @unitedcenter for the support! #B1GCats #MJ pic.twitter.com/JThpZuwK0i — Northwestern Sports (@NU_Sports) October 3,

Treyvon Green

Best of Week 6: All eyes on Evanston

This is the first Saturday that features exclusively Big Ten games, with five on the slate. All eyes will be on Evanston, Ill., where a national TV audience will tune in for the Ohio State at Northwestern game. The Michigan State at Iowa tilt also drips with intrigue, as each program is looking to climb over the other in the Legends Division pecking order. The Little Brown Jug is on the line with Minnesota playing at Michigan. And Illinois’ trip to Nebraska is fascinating on many levels, with the Illini coming in hot and the Huskers dealing with a defense

Little Brown Jug

Week 6: We predict all five Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners. Five weeks in the books, Big Ten fans are in sole possession of first place, one game ahead of Bardo, Merriman and Yarina. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Bowl Projections ] Big Ten fans Season record: 43-7 Week 6 picks: See polls below Stephen Bardo (@stephenbardo) Season record: 42-8 Week 6 picks: Penn

Kirk Ferentz

Week 6 previews: Get ready for Saturday's Big Ten games

The sixth week of the season is on our doorstep. And all eyes are on Evanston, where Ohio State will play at Northwestern in a game with national and Big Ten championship implications. But even beyond that Titanic clash, there are several interesting games. Here are previews of each contest in this first full-blown Saturday of conference action. Penn State (3-1, 0-0) Indiana (2-2, 0-0) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why you should watch: Each team should be well-rested coming off a bye week. But each is coming into this clash off far different circumstances. The last time out, the Nittany

#BTNLive asks: Who wins the Legends Division race?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question:  Who is the favorite in the Legends Division race? Your options for answers:  #LegendsIowa, #LegendsMich, #LegendsMSU, #LegendsNEB, or #LegendsNU Select your choice below and tweet out your vote. We’ll be tabulating the hashtag totals all day and throughout the show. The hashtags are: #LegendsIowa #LegendsMich #LegendsMSU #LegendsNEB #LegendsNU  

A view from a coach who was there for NU's dark days

These are high times for Pat Fitzgerald and Northwestern, as they prep to play one of the biggest games in school history on Saturday night vs. Ohio State. In fact, NU has been a solid program for almost 20 years now, dating to Gary Barnett’s miraculous revival back in 1995. But, it wasn’t always like that. Rick Venturi knows. In fact, he lived the misery as Wildcats head coach from 1978-80. That in many respects was the nadir of the program, which went 1-31-1 overall and 0-26 in the Big Ten during that three-year span. Venturi, 67, went on to

Braxton Miller

Fun with numbers: Miller vs. NU pass defense

The streaking No. 3 Ohio State Buckeyes head to Evanston on Saturday night to battle No. 15 Northwestern in one of the biggest conference games of the year. With Ohio State riding an FBS-high 17-game win streak and Northwestern 4-0 for the third time in the last four seasons, look for this matchup of unbeatens to come down to the Buckeyes’ strong passing attack vs. the Wildcats’ pass defense. [ MORE: Follow @BTNStatsGuys on Twitter! ] Between sensational quarterbacks Braxton Miller and Kenny Guiton, the Buckeyes’ 19 touchdown passes lead the Big Ten and rank second in the FBS behind

Treyvon Green

Dienhart: Is this the biggest game in NU history?

The excitement seemingly has been building since the spring for Saturday’s Ohio State at Northwestern game. Oh, who am I kidding? The buildup actually began the moment last season ended. Back then, we all could see the delicious possibilities. The Buckeyes had a loaded roster for a team that was coming off a 12-0 debut under Urban Meyer. Northwestern also had lots of veteran talent back from a 10-win team that was coming off the program’s first bowl victory since the 1948 season. Every Big Ten watcher circled October 5 on their calendar, anticipating the Buckeyes’ trip to Northwestern in

Listen to your Big Ten football coach

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 12 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Tuesday afternoon. Also, @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online. Listen to Coach Brady Hoke: Listen to Coach Gary Andersen:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio:  Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz:  Listen to Coach Jerry Kill:  Listen to