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'Journey' extra: John Urschel and his Barney diaper

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The Journey 2013: Big Ten Football Bonus: John Urschel

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By now, Big Ten football fans know all about John Urschel’s affinity for math. After all, the Penn State senior guard earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics in three years, a master’s in math the next year and now is working on his second master’s (math education). But did you know he used to love Barney, too? Yes, THAT Barney.

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BTN Soccer Report: Three weeks in the books

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BTN Soccer Report - Oct. 15, 2013

In the latest “BTN Soccer Report,” host Kevin Egan recaps the third week of Big Ten soccer action, including Sunday’s double-overtime decision between Ohio State and Michigan State. Also, Wisconsin defender A.J. Cochran talks with Kevin about his season so far and former Northwestern star Matt Eliason stops by the show to talk about his time as a Wildcat.

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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.

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Player Rankings: Pair of Badgers top latest list

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It’s a new week, which means it’s time to release my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. This week, a pair of Badgers top the list following standout performances in the team’s rout over Northwestern. View my latest Big Ten Player Rankings in this post. Who did I miss?

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Dienhart: Here's my Big Ten midseason report

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The days are growing shorter, as Halloween draws nearer. It all means one thing: We are at the midseason point of the season. Here’s a look back at what we’ve experienced so far in the 2013 season—and a look ahead at what’s about to come in the season-defining home stretch.

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