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Best of Week 11: Big Legends Division clash in Ann Arbor

Week 11 is highlighted by a key Legends Division clash, with Nebraska playing at Michigan. Let’s call this the “Sense of Urgency Bowl.” Sounds about right. The loser will have a difficult time getting back into the division hunt. There also is a rare November non-conference tilt, with BYU playing at Wisconsin. Beware, Badgers. This looks like a tough game. And we also may see Iowa become bowl eligible with a win at Purdue. Illinois returns to Indiana, where it won its last Big Ten game in 2011. Since then, the Illini have dropped 18 league games in succession. Will

USA Today ranks football coach salaries

The always popular USA Today salary ranking is out for college football coaches, and Alabama’s Nick Saban is on top with a whopping $5.5 million salary in total compensation. That’ll buy a lot of ribs at Dreamland in Tuscaloosa. That’s what winning three national titles in four years will do for your pocketbook. The Big Ten is well-represented with three coaches among the top 10. The top-paid Big Ten boss? Do you have to ask? It’s Ohio State’s Urban Meyer at $4.6 million, which ranks No. 6 in the nation. Michigan’s Brady Hoke is No. 8 at $4.1, followed by

BTN LiveBIG: Matt Light leading by example

Matt Light had a pretty good year in 2001. He was drafted out of Purdue by the New England Patriots in the second round of the NFL Draft (48th overall) and went to work on a team that was supposedly rebuilding. That year, the Patriots shocked the world and won the Super Bowl. For Light, it was a dream come true. But he knew that the championship was only starting to open doors for him, and others. “It’s my first year in the NFL, I sign with a team that nobody thought would do anything and then we go out

Week 11: We predict all five Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners. Ten weeks down, Merriman sits atop the season standings, 62-12. Big Ten fans are one game off the pace. [ MORE: Week 11 scoreboard | Week 11 Previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections ] Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 62-12 Week 11 picks: Minnesota 28, Penn State 23; Iowa 24, Purdue 7; Indiana 38, Illinois 31; Michigan 38, Nebraska

Week 11 previews: Five games on tap for Saturday

The games in November are the ones we all remember. And, there are a few interesting clashes this Saturday that will go a long way toward determining the pecking order in each division, especially atop the Legends Division. All eyes will be on Ann Arbor, where Nebraska will play Michigan. For all intents and purposes, the loser likely will be out of the division race. Here’s a look at the games of Week 11. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Ameer Abdullah Q&A ] Iowa (5-4, 2-3) at Purdue (1-7, 0-4) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why

'Journey' tracks two rivals & another thriller

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy, we go inside Michigan’s game preparations for Michigan State through the eyes of senior tackle Taylor Lewan and longtime equipment manager Jon Falk. Also, learn about the longtime friendship between Northwestern’s Kain Colter and Nebraska’s Kenny Bell, and trace Purdue coach Darrell Hazell’s Ohio State roots. We’ll have the usual excellent game highlights from Michigan-Michigan State game and Northwestern-Nebraska game, including dramatic coverage of Jordan Westerkamp’s Hail Mary TD catch on the last play of regulation. The show airs at 7 p.m. ET and re-airs multiple

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

Power Rankings: Gophers keep jumping up poll

A thrilling Saturday of action went a long way in shaking up my weekly Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. But, in the end, the trio at the top–Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State–reframed its top-billing status with impressive wins. After that trio, it’s surprising Minnesota checking in at No. 4. See my latest list in this post. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (9-0, 5-0). The Buckeyes have been absolutely dominating the last two weeks, beating Penn State, 63-14, and crushing Purdue, 56-0. Ohio State is

How did we do? Week 10 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 10, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 10 Big Ten predictions. Sean Merriman went a perfect 6-0, as did Big Ten fans and Tom Dienhart, to move into sole possession of first place. Fans, you’re only one game off the pace, tied with Stephen Bardo. [ MORE: Week 10 scoreboard | Week 10 grades, stocks | What did Tom learn? | Power Rankings ] Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 62-12 Week 10 record: 6-0 Week 10 picks: Ohio St. 38, Purdue 7; Penn

Tom's Take: My Week 10 grades, stocks & more

This was one of the best weeks of action, highlighted by Nebraska’s stunning last-second win over Northwestern on a Hail Mary pass. Ohio State rolls on, while Michigan State continues to look like the team to beat in the Legends. And the feel-good vibes continue for Minnesota, which may have killed Indiana’s bowl hopes. Here is my wrap of Week 10. [ MORE: Power Rankings | What Tom Learned | Week 10 picks revisited | Week 10 polls ] Biggest surprise: I thought Iowa had a shot to beat Wisconsin in Iowa City. But, it wasn’t close, as the Badgers