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2:02 PMSeattle at MinnesotaWatch
3:05 PMWisconsin at IowaWatch
3:08 PMBest of Minnesota at MinnesotaWatch
4:00 PMMinnesota St. at WisconsinWatch
5:07 PMBemidji St. at MinnesotaWatch
Tuesday Feb 28
7:00 PMN. Dakota St. at MinnesotaWatch
Wednesday Mar 1
4:00 PMJames Madison at MarylandWatch
6:00 PMPenn at RutgersWatch

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Week 10 Previews: Get ready for a busy Saturday

There is a full Saturday of action, as all 12 teams will play. The last time that happened? The third week of the season, September 14. And there are some interesting games, with Michigan’s trip to Michigan State the clear headline tilt. Here are looks at all six games as the season hits the homestretch. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Darqueze Dennard Q&A ] OHIO STATE (8-0, 4-0) at PURDUE (1-6, 0-3) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why you should watch: It’s 20 victories in a row and counting for Ohio State. The Buckeyes continue to

Carollo assesses targeting penalty after nine weeks

The early returns are in, and the new penalty for targeting is having an impact. According to Big Ten officials coordinator Bill Carollo, there have been 54 targeting calls in 534 FBS games in 2013. Fifteen were subsequently overturned upon replay review, putting the number of disqualifications through 534 games and nine weeks of action at 39. Last year in the Big Ten, targeting was flagged six times, according to Carollo. This year, it has been flagged twice: Nebraska’s Stanley Jean-Baptiste at Purdue on Oct. 12 and Ohio State’s Bradley Roby vs. Iowa on Oct. 19. Watch Jean-Baptiste’s hit (Roby’s

Reader mail: So what about Michigan-MSU?

As we head full steam into the second half of the season, my mail box is getting stuffed with comments and questions. You know what that means: I have to reach into my mail bag and answer the best of your queries. Thanks for all of the interest! Keep the cards and letters coming! And don’t forget to watch this week’s top ten plays in this post, too. And now, your letters … Who do you pick to win the Michigan State-Michigan game? – Andrew Bates Well, the Spartans enter the game playing well, winners of four in a row

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

Bowl Projections: Still seeing two B1G BCS teams

Not much movement in this week’s bowl projections. Ohio State is still No. 4 in the BCS standings and has a big hill to climb to get to the Nos. 1 or 2 spots. But Wisconsin still has time to perhaps be a BCS at-large bowl bid. The Badgers were just No. 24 in the BCS standings; they need to get into the Top 14. Michigan is No. 21; Michigan State is No. 22. The Spartans’ situation has improved, as have the bowl destinations for Iowa and Minnesota. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Week 9 grades & stocks | What

Big Ten office releases Week 9 Players of the Week

The Big Ten office released its Week 9 Players of the Week on Monday morning. Ohio State had a pair of honorees, Braxton Miller and Dontre Wilson, for its 63-14 victory over Penn State under the lights. See all the honorees in this post. Offensive Player of the Week: Braxton Miller, Ohio State, Jr., QB Had a hand in five Ohio State touchdowns, including three passing and two rushing, in the Buckeyes’ victory over Penn State Finished with 320 yards of total offense, completing 18 of 24 passes for a career-high 252 yards, and rushing for 68 yards on 11

Twitter: Your top tweets and plays from Week 9

Week 9 of the college football season was filled with a little bit of everything. We had upsets, blowouts and plenty of top plays. Minnesota had a memorable 34-23 upset victory over Nebraska, making the Gophers bowl eligible. Iowa edged out Northwestern in overtime, while both Michigan State and Ohio State cruised to blowout wins over Illinois and Penn State, respectively. Through nine weeks, Ohio State remains the only unbeaten team in the conference. With that said, let’s dig deep into the twitterverse and pull the best plays and tweets from athletes, coaches and reporters around the Big Ten. Did

Dienhart: Here's what I learned in Week 9

What did I learn in Week Nine? Ohio State and Michigan State are really good—and may be headed for a showdown in Indianapolis. Minnesota is a feel-good story that keeps getting better. Iowa is alive and well. And Northwestern’s season is on the edge. It’s all right here, and more. 1. Ohio State and Michigan State may be on a collision course to meet in the Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis. These look like the top teams in their respective divisions. And, honestly, I’d love to see them meet. How great would it be to see the Buckeye offense

Power Rankings: Surging Spartans move on up

If you somehow had any doubts prior to Saturday about who was the best team in the Big Ten, Ohio State surely cleared those up with its dominating effort vs. Penn State. Iowa and Minnesota were big risers. But Saturday wasn’t so good for Nebraska and Penn State. Here are my post-Week Nine Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (8-0, 4-0). It was pure domination for the Buckeyes vs. Penn State. I’m guessing Ohio State wanted to send a message to

Tom's Take: My Week 9 grades, stock report & more

With just four games, it was an abbreviated week of action in the Big Ten. But there was no shortage of excitement. A big revelation: Michigan State looks like the class of the Legends Division. Oh, and Ohio State sent a heck of a message by trouncing a Penn State team that was coming off a win vs. Michigan. Here is a wrap on Week Nine. Biggest surprise: No one saw Minnesota dumping No. 14 Nebraska. But the Golden Gophers pulled the big upset, taking a 34-23 win. Minnesota did nothing fancy, relying on their physical ground game to over