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Week in Review: Looking ahead to Week 9 B1G games

It’s time to get you ready for another exciting weekend of Big Ten football action. Here is a rundown of the upcoming games on Saturday and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead. BTN’s game coverage will kick off at noon ET when Northwestern travels to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes. That game will also be available on BTN2Go. Let’s break down the Big Ten games here. GAMEDAY LINKS: LIVE SCOREBOARD | BTN CONNECT | BTN2GO | STANDINGS | POLLS NORTHWESTERN (4-3, 0-3) at IOWA (4-3, 1-2) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Every week

Ready for Saturday? Take this Week 9 Quiz

It’s that time of the week, time to take my Big Ten grid quiz to prep you for a big Saturday full of action. Clear your desks, take out your No. 2 pencils and get ready to have your brain bent. You’ll thank me later. I promise. 1. If the season ended now, who would be the first-team All-Big Ten quarterback? A. Christian Hackenberg, Penn State B. Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois C. Braxton Miller, Ohio State D. Jake Rudock, Iowa E. Devin Gardner, Michigan F. Joel Stave, Wisconsin Answer: B. Hackenberg has been as good as any true freshman in the

#BTNLive asks: Who wins more games - Iowa or NU?

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: Which team will finish the season with more wins? Two answers: #BTNNorthwestern or #BTNIowa. 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: #BTNNorthwestern #BTNIowa  

Four Downs: Who's ready for Week 9?

Saturday is almost here. Can you feel it? Can you sense it? OK, if you can’t, just fake it until you make it. Every team gets four downs to make something happen. So, why not me? That’s the idea behind this article. Here’s what’s running through my mind as I dream fancifully about Week 9 of the Big Ten season. 4 PREDICTIONS 1. Michigan State isn’t going to look past Illinois and fast forward to its Nov. 2 visit from Michigan. Not a chance. Not after the Spartans’ basically sleepwalked past Purdue in a 14-0 win that set off alarm

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 clever shirt design for Nebraska WR Kenny Bell. Like what you see? We do this every weekday. Visit our Clicks archive. Here are Thursday’s B1G Clicks: My new Kenny Bell shirt! #heckyes #obsessed #huskers #GBR @AFRO_THUNDER80 pic.twitter.com/B2K6ZeeNCO — Sarah Crawford (@CrawfordSar) October 24, 2013 Our take: Even Kenny Bell himself wants one of those shirts! Wildcats lead FBS in grad success rate http://t.co/Mv4hl4vR3B — ESPN Michigan

Best of Week 9: Can PSU pull off another upset?

Another light, yet exciting week ahead, with four teams off–Indiana, Michigan, Purdue and Wisconsin. Still, this Saturday has a marquee, prime-time game to hang its hat on with Penn State playing at Ohio State. The loser of the Northwestern at Iowa game may be hard-pressed to become bowl-eligible. Nebraska is locked and loaded for a big second half of the season, which begins at Minnesota. NU must win if it wants to win the Legends, right? How lopsided has the Nebraska-Minnesota series been? Check it out: Nebraska has beaten the Golden Gophers 16 times in a row. The last Gophers’

Week 9: We predict all four 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. Eight weeks down, Bardo, Merriman and Yarina are tied for the top spot, at 53-11. Big Ten fans are one game off the pace. [ MORE: Week 9 scoreboard | Week 9 Previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections ] Stephen Bardo (@stephenbardo) Season record: 53-11 Week 9 picks: Iowa 24, Northwestern 21; Nebraska 35, Minnesota 31; Michigan State 24,

Week 9 Previews: Penn St-Ohio St under the lights

This is a light menu for Week 9, as there are just four games. Wisconsin, Michigan, Purdue and Indiana all are off this week. And there is just one marquee game, with Penn State playing at Ohio State looking to end the Buckeyes’ remarkable run of 19 victories in a row. Here’s a look at this week’s games. [ MORE: Week 9 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Week 9 picks ] NORTHWESTERN (4-3, 0-3) at IOWA (4-3, 1-2) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why you should watch: These are two teams struggling for a toe hold in the Legends

Video: NU long snapper can, um, snap it

Trick shot videos are great. Even the ones involving long snappers and other special teamers. Northwestern recently posted a video to its YouTube page entitled, “The Specialists.” Basically, it follows around the team’s special teams players, including star kicker Jeff Budzien. At one point, long snapper Pat Hickey shows off his long-snapping skills. Go directly to the snaps. Snap the ball through two rolling tires? Check! Snap the ball from the video tower? Check! Here’s Hickey from the video tower. And here’s the full video: About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com.

Audio: Listen to your Big Ten coach's teleconference

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 Interim Coach Tracy Claeys:  Listen