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BTN.com's last-minute 2013 predictions

Before football kicks off tonight, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina have some last-minute Big Ten predictions. Who will win the Big Ten? What about Defensive Player of the Year? And what about a sleeper team and sleeper player? Our trio offers all of their predictions in this post. [ RELATED Who wins Week 1 games? Make your picks! ] LEGENDS DIVISION CHAMP Dienhart: Nebraska. Yes, the offense will be great; but improved defense will be the key. Merriman: Nebraska. The Huskers get Michigan State and Northwestern at home and skip both Ohio State and Wisconsin this year.

Best of Week 1: Stay up late to catch NU at Cal

Every season teems with promise. But this one glimmers a bit more brightly for the Big Ten, as No. 2 Ohio State looks primed to make a run at the BCS national championship. And several other schools dot the preseason polls, like Michigan, Nebraska, Wisconsin and Northwestern. The Big Ten has a full slate of action for the opening week, with all 12 schools in action. There are five games vs. the MAC– Michigan (Central Michigan), Iowa (Northern Illinois), Wisconsin (UMass), Ohio State (Buffalo) and Michigan State (Western Michigan). But beware: The MAC has twice as many wins against the

It's here: Welcome to the 2013 Big Ten football season!

And just like that, Big Ten football is here. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) open up the 2013 season at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN/BTN2Go. Before then, there’s so much to catch up on. Like, Tom Dienhart’s preseason power poll and Week 1 previews. Or, our Week 1 picks and countdown of the top 25 players. And, finally, all the 2013 helmet and uniform changes. [ RELATED: View our Week 1 Big Ten scoreboard ] Starting with Thursday’s games, and throughout the season, we’ll launch live blogs for every Big Ten game. In those features, BTN.com editors will be

Dienhart: My Week 1 Big Ten previews

It’s time for football. Are you ready? There’s a full slate of Big Ten games in Week 1, starting with Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN/BTN2Go. Before the games kick off, here’s my preview of all 12 games. Hope you enjoy all the action! [ RELATED: Who wins Week 1 games? See our picks and vote for your winners ] THURSDAY Indiana State (0-0) at Indiana (0-0); 7 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why you should watch: You can discover who will be the Hoosiers’ quarterback. That’s right: Kevin Wilson won’t say a peep. My

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 Pat Fitzgerald:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio: Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz: Listen to Coach Jerry Kill: Listen to

Week 1: We predict all 12 Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina and Sean Merriman make their predictions for all the Big Ten games. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to pick their winners. This year, we’re proud to include former Flyin’ Illini and new BTN basketball analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge college football fan, to the weekly feature.  Week 1 Games @BTNTomDienhart @BTNBrentYarina @BTNSean @stephenbardo ISU at Indiana Indiana, 35-23 Indiana, 41-24 Indiana, 31-24 Indiana, 42-35 UNLV at Minnesota Minnesota 28-27 Minnesota, 32-17 Minnesota, 27-14 Minnesota, 28-7 WMU at Michigan St. Michigan St., 24-7 Michigan St., 24-7

Dienhart: Penn State QB race still on

Penn State released its first depth chart of the season this morning—and there is no No. 1 quarterback listed. Instead, Nittany Lions coach Bill O’Brien has an “or” between Tyler Ferguson and Christian Hackenberg. What’s it mean? America may not discover the identity of Penn State’s starter for this Saturday’s season opener vs. Syracuse in East Rutherford, N.J., until he walks under center for the first offensive snap of 2013. I honestly don’t know why this has to be drawn out any longer, do you? It’s not like Penn State will gain some schematic edge over Syracuse. Ferguson and Hackenberg

Dienhart: Ohio State tops preseason power poll

The analysis, opinion, conjecture, speculation and anticipation are almost finished. Real, live football kicks off Thursday, with Minnesota hosting UNLV and Indiana entertaining Indiana State. Both games air at 7 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Each week, I will rank the Big Ten teams 1-12. This is the first edition of my Power Poll, presented by ArcelorMittal. [ RELATED: Get Dienhart’s “Best” from the 2013 BTN Football Tour ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State. The Buckeyes are the bellwether, carrying the Big Ten’s water when it comes to being a national title contender. What do I like? Where do I

How much would you pay to attend a game? This much

If Big Ten fans want to attend games, they’ll have to reach deep into their pockets. Big Ten teams occupy three of the top four spots in Forbes.com’s ranking of most expensive average ticket price for 2013. [ Forbes.com: Notre Dame tops nation in college football ticket prices ] Ohio State has the second most expensive average ticket price in the nation at $246. Michigan is No. 2 at $230, while Nebraska is No. 4 at $210. Other Big Ten teams in the Top 25 are Iowa and Penn State. Notre Dame came up short in the BCS title game

Dienhart: Best of the 2013 BTN Football Tour

After 15 nights in 12 hotels and 12 cities, stretching from Lincoln, Neb., to State College, Pa., the BTN bus has come to a stop. It was a fun ride, visiting all the Big Ten schools to watch practices. It was the BTN crew’s last chance to kick the tires on each team before the start of the 2013 season. I ate a lot of fast food and drank a lot of Red Bull while traveling the interstates of this great nation. I chowed on Arby’s on I-80; enjoyed Wendy’s on I-94; grubbed on Subway on I-70. Along the way,