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New programming, content and talent highlight upcoming football season at BTN

As the Big Ten Network prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary in August, BTN president Mark Silverman today announced what lies ahead of the network at Big Ten Football media days. BTN Programming BTN Tailgate, BTN’s on-campus college football pregame show, will return for its second season and expand to two hours, now airing from 10 a.m. ET to noon ET. Analyst Stanley Jackson will join the crew of Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Spice Adams for 10 shows to serve as the home for Big Ten football fans this fall. Big Ten Elite: 2016 Penn State Football will debut

BTN kicks off the 2017 season with live coverage of Big Ten Football Media Days

BTN and BTN2Go will provide more than 14 hours of live coverage at Big Ten Football Media Days in 2017. Coverage will include the press conferences of all 14 Big Ten head football coaches, as well as remarks by Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. From 1 p.m. ET through 3 p.m. ET on Monday, July 24, BTN will televise remarks from Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), Tom Allen (Indiana), Lovie Smith (Illinois), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), DJ Durkin (Maryland), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State). Immediately afterward, from 3 p.m. ET – 7 p.m. ET, the coaches and their students

Dienhart: Here are my top 25 Big Ten games of 2017

There is no shortage of great games that dot the Big Ten schedule in 2017. The best non-league game? Oklahoma at Ohio State. The best conference tilt? Penn State at Ohio State. Here is my ranking of the Top 25 games on the Big Ten schedule.

See the 42 Big Ten football stars to attend 2017 media days

The Big Ten Conference announced Tuesday the 42 students scheduled to attend the 2017 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon, held Monday and Tuesday, July 24 and 25, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and Convention Center in Chicago.

Dienhart: Top freshmen to watch in 2017

Which first-year players are worth watching as the 2017 season inches closer? Check out Tom Dienhart's freshmen focus.

Offensive-minded head coaches rule the Big Ten ... and nation

Every head coach has a side of the ball he was “brought up in” and is associated with. Some come with an offensive background; others were raised on the defensive side of the ball. In the Big Ten, offense has the edge, as eight of the 14 head coaches have an offensive background.

Dienhart: The Ultimate 2017 Big Ten football road trip

Get out your calendar and find a red Sharpie. It’s time to make your Saturday plans for September to November. What’s the best game each week that you must watch? It’s all here in my Ultimate 2017 Big Ten Schedule.

Dienhart: Top Big Ten players back from injury

Injuries are a part of football. And sometimes, they can ruin a team’s season. Last season saw several key Big Ten players miss significant time due to injury. Here is a look at the top player from each squad who missed a lot of time after suffering an injury in 2016 and hopes for better times in 2017.

Dienhart: Ranking 2017 Big Ten West schedules

Not all schedules are created equally. And college football may be the sport most impacted by scheduling, especially in today's divisional setup. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's ranking of the Big Ten West schedules inside.