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1:00 PMWisconsin at Michigan St.Watch
1:00 PMIllinois at PurdueWatch
2:00 PMMichigan at MinnesotaWatch
2:00 PMRutgers at NebraskaWatch
4:00 PMIowa at MinnesotaWatch
4:00 PMPenn St. at MarylandWatch
6:00 PMNebraska at RutgersWatch
Tuesday Jan 23
7:00 PMIllinois at Penn St.Watch

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Dienhart: NCAA made 'correct call' on Penn State today

The NCAA has taken a lot of criticism of late, and rightly so, with the Miami (Fla.) case feeding the fury of NCAA critics who howl for reform or the organization’s outright banishment. But news that the overlords of collegiate athletics gradually will restore scholarships for Penn State is a good move that should quell some NCAA critics. Look, the NCAA isn’t totally uncompromising. It has a conscience. It can backtrack. It has perspective. [ MORE: NCAA.com: Executive Committee to gradually restore Penn State scholarships ] Still, others will take a dim view of this news, thinking the NCAA should

Penn State, Big Ten respond to NCAA sanction reductions

Penn State released a statement Tuesday in response to the NCAA reducing scholarship restrictions on the football team. Read the full release in this post, plus watch our #BTNLive interview with Bill O’Brien. [ MORE: NCAA to gradually restore Penn State scholarships | Dienhart: NCAA made ‘correct call’ ] Here’s the full release: Penn State officials are gratified by the decision of the NCAA Executive Committee to modify the scholarship limitations previously imposed on the University under the consent decree between the University and the NCAA. This action, announced today, taken in recognition of Penn State’s significant progress under and

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

Dienhart: My best of 2013 Big Ten noncon season

We have reached the one-third mark of the 2013 season. Where has the time gone? Last time I looked up from my keyboard, the kids still were splashing in the neighborhood swimming pool and the Cubs were eliminated from playoff contention. Wait, that last item happened back in June. Forget it. You get the point. Four weeks of the 2013 season are in the rearview mirror, as we head into the heart of conference play with only three non-leagues left: Northern Illinois at Purdue; Miami (Ohio) at Illinois; BYU at Wisconsin. Here is my one-third report. [ MORE: View BTN.com’s

BTN.com's 2013 noncon All-Big Ten Team

And just like that, the nonconference portion of the Big Ten football schedule is behind us. Now, there are still a trio of noncon games left, but it’s all about Big Ten matchups the rest of the way. With 11 of the 12 teams four games into their 2013 season, there’s no better time to release our annual noncon All-Big Ten Team. [ MORE: Dienhart: My best of 2013 Big Ten noncon season ] OFFENSE QB: Kenny Guiton, Ohio State – 65-95, 664 yards, 13 TD; 25 car., 186 yards, 1 TD RB: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin – 53 car., 624

How did we do? Week 4 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 5, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 4 Big Ten predictions. Stephen Bardo went a perfect 10-0 to move into a first-place tie (39-7) with Brent Yarina and Big Ten fans, who both went 9-1. [ MORE: Power Rankings | What Tom Learned in Week 4 | Week 4 honors, grades & more ] 39-7 38-8 38-8 39-7 Week 4 Games @BTNBrentYarina @BTNSean @BTNTomDienhart @stephenbardo SJSU at Minnesota San Jose St., 28-27 San Jose St., 27-24 Minnesota, 30-29 Minnesota, 28-21 FAMU at Ohio

Dienhart: 10 things I learned in Week 4

It was a busy Saturday in the Big Ten, with 10 games taking place. Michigan continues to live dangerously, no team runs like Wisconsin, Nebraska still loves Bo and the Michigan State offense still has a ways to go. I learned a lot. Take a look. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Week 4 honors, grades, top 10 & more | U.S. Marine Corps: BTN.com Leaders of Week 4 ] 1. Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon is the Big Ten’s top running back. There, I typed it. But, honestly, that’s not too big of a statement, is it? I mean, the sophomore came

Tom’s Take: Week 4 honors, grades, top 10 & more

Week Four in the Big Ten is over. And, it was a mixed bag in what was the last big full-blown Saturday of non-conference action. The headliner game was Michigan State at Notre Dame. The Spartans came up short, as the Fighting Irish won despite notching a scant 221 yards in a 17-13 victory. For the second week in a row, Michigan barely avoided a big upset, sneaking by UConn, 24-21. The day also saw three games vs. FCS foes. And, the Big Ten won all three by an aggregate 170-41. Big Ten play began with Wisconsin trampling Purdue, 41-10. Here’s

Who's up & down in our Big Ten Power Rankings?

It’s time to get powered up with my Sunday Big Ten rankings. This Saturday didn’t provide any dramatic victories or stunning losses, so my ranking didn’t shift dramatically. But, Wisconsin did make a move, as did Minnesota, Penn State and Iowa, while Michigan State sinks the most. POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State, 4-0: Ohio State could have played with 10 guys and picked plays out of a hat and still squashed Florida A&M. Now, the real season starts for a team with a national-best 16-game winning skein. Will Braxton Miller be ready? This week: Beat Florida A&M, 76-0

Twitter: Get DiNardo’s Week 4 Sunday Ruminations

Every Sunday during the Big Ten football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo heads to Twitter to offer his “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s analysis of the Big Ten’s Week 4 performance in this post. Also, don’t forget to follow @gerrydinardo. [ MORE: Power Rankings | What did Dienhart learn in Week 4? | Dienhart’s honors, grades & more ] Sunday Ruminations Two best teams in B1G right now are in Leaders Division #Buckeyes and #Badgers — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) September 22, 2013 Sunday Ruminations For the season B. Miller has only thrown 24 passes and has only 18 carries going into