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Northwestern dreaming big after commanding win over Minnesota

Where were you the night of Oct. 6, 2013? Northwestern knows exactly where it was back then. Why shouldn’t it? The program hasn’t been the same since that infamous night—the night the music died for the Northwestern program as it slipped from relevancy.

Perfect Northwestern keeps on winning ... and dancing

Northwestern likes to dance. And dance some more. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | Top performers | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline | Northwestern keeps on dancing ] Why not, right? The 16th-ranked Wildcats shut out Minnesota, 27-0, Saturday afternoon to move to 5-0, matching their win total from each of the previous two seasons. After each win, thanks to @NUFBFamily, we get to see this beautiful and never-gets-old dance. That’s tough to top, but the

Catch up on today's early Week 5 Big Ten football action

Iowa edged No. 19 Wisconsin, 10-6, at Camp Randall Stadium and No. 16 Northwestern shut out Minnesota, 27-0, at Ryan Field to highlight early Week 5 Big Ten action. In other early action, No. 2 Michigan State held off Purdue, No. 22 Michigan blanked Maryland and Penn State edged Army. Looking for available live in-game highlights? We got them! Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights

Here's what Big Ten football teams are wearing in Week 5

It’s Week 5, and that means Big Ten play is here! [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Power Rankings | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 5 top performers | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline | Northwestern keeps on dancing ] Twelve Big Ten teams are opening the conference slate Saturday, while Penn State hosts Army and Rutgers is the first Big Ten team to have an open week. As is the

BTN LiveBIG: Northwestern graduates coach athletes on ... sleep habits?

Wildcats football is off to its best start in a few years. Northwestern’s team, which hosts Minnesota today, is undefeated, at the top of the Big Ten West division, and ranked 16th and 17th in the AP and Coaches Polls, respectively. The team’s success is surprising given the lackluster couple of seasons that preceded this year. Many attribute the turnaround to tough defensive play or simpler, more streamlined offensive systems. But another possibility — and one you’ll probably only read about here — is that they’re getting a healthy amount of shuteye. That’s because Northwestern graduates Jeff Kahn, Jacob Kelter

Debate it: Who will win the Big Ten West?

Who will win the Big Ten West? [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Week 5 previews | Polls: Pick Week 5 winners | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Bowl Projections | Big Ten Mailbag | Q&A: Nate Sudfeld | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] That’s the million-dollar question right now, and with Northwestern and Iowa being the only two remaining undefeated teams in the division, it looks to be wide open as we enter Big Ten play. Nebraska and Wisconsin were the two popular picks heading into the season. However, the Huskers already

Big Ten Football: Tom Dienhart's hot takes heading into Week 5

Big Ten action is finally here on a full-scale. And there are three interesting clashes involving West Division squads that will help set up an early pecking order in what looks like a wide-open race: Iowa at Wisconsin; Minnesota at Northwestern; Nebraska at Illinois. The Hawkeyes and Wildcats are looking to remain perfect, while the Fighting Illini are looking for a signature victory and the Huskers for some credibility.

Use BTN.com/GameFinder to find Week 5 BTN football games on TV

Several games are being played in the same time slot this Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go, so it’s a good move to  use our popular TV gamefinder lookup tool before kickoff. That way, you’ll have all the channel information you need.  You can also search for your TV information on BTN games in this post. And if you get BTN on your TV, you get access to our free app BTN2Go and the BTN2Go.com website. Click the matchup to watch live on BTN2Go this Saturday: Minnesota at Northwestern, Nebraska at Illinois, and Michigan at Maryland. Also, if you use a second screen during football

Big Ten links: 5 teams in the Big Ten West title chase

The race to win the Big Ten West shapes up as a wild and wooly one, with five teams seemingly in the hunt (sorry, Illinois and Purdue). And the opening Saturday of full-blown Big Ten action will give us an early taste of what’s to come with three key West Division tilts: Iowa at Wisconsin; Minnesota at Northwestern; Nebraska at Illinois. Joe Christensen of the Minneapolis Star Tribune has a nice breakdown of the contenders. My pick? I went with the Gophers to win the West back in August. And, I’m going to stick with them! Meanwhile, the legendary Loren Tate