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Dienhart: There's talk of a football federation

This should get your attention on a Tuesday morning in early October. Interesting meetings going on at Big Ten headquarters, where league officials and conference athletic directors are discussing a possible football federation. Scott Dochterman of the Cedar Rapids Gazette says it’s possible the new football structure and rules could be voted upon at the annual NCAA convention Jan. 15-18, 2014 in San Diego. “Northern Iowa and Iowa, for example, we might vote similarly for basketball, for wrestling,” Iowa A.D. Gary Barta said. “But there might be certain things in the sport of football because of the size and scope

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Power Rankings: OSU bolsters case for top spot

Six weeks are in the books, and Ohio State still sits atop my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. But pecking order behind the Buckeyes remains in flux as schools continue to jockey to ride shotgun with Ohio State. The big winners this week: Michigan State and Indiana, who happen to also play this Saturday. Here are my power rankings. [ MORE: Dienhart: Nothing was going to stop OSU on this night ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (6-0, 2-0). That’s two terrific wins in a row over arguably the second- and third-best teams in the Big Ten

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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

Floyd of Rosedale

Dienhart: Here's what I learned in Week 5

Quality over quantity was the theme Saturday in the Big Ten, which had just four games. The marquee matchup between Wisconsin and Ohio State lived up to its billing, as the Buckeyes reaffirmed that they are the best team in the conference. Iowa and Illinois also showed they mean business, as each program continues to surprise. Purdue? Well, it’s gonna be a long season in West Lafayette. See what I learned this Saturday. 1. Braxton Miller is A-OK. He essentially had missed the last three games recovering from a strained MCL in his left knee. Rusty? Out of synch? Off

Philly Brown

How did we do? Week 5 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 6, it’s time to revisit how the team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 5 Big Ten predictions. Big Ten fans and Sean Merriman both went 4-0, putting the former in sole possession of first place for the first time this season. Congrats, fans! [ MORE: Power Rankings | What Tom Learned in Week 5 | Week 5 honors, grades & more ] Big Ten fans Week 5 record: 4-0 Season record: 43-7 Week 5 picks: See polls below Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) Week 5 record: 3-1 Season record: 42-8 Week

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Power Rankings: Surging Iowa shoots up list

With six schools off and just four games that featured no upsets, there was little movement in my weekly Big Ten power rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. Iowa was the biggest winner, jumping three spots from No. 9 to No. 6. Conversely, Minnesota fell like a rock from No. 6 to No. 10. Here is my latest Power Poll. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (5-0, 1-0). Braxton Miller looked impressive in his first action since early in the second game of the season. This team

Josh Ferguson

Tom's Take: Week 5 honors, grades, top 10 & more

There were just four games this Saturday, but that doesn’t mean there was any lack of action. Ohio State showed that it means business, and Iowa’s methodical victory at Minnesota sent a message: The Hawkeyes are over the doldrums of a 4-8 2012 season. Here is my wrap up on Week 5 in the Big Ten. Biggest surprise: Iowa. The Hawkeyes dispatched Minnesota with relative ease, using dominating play in the trenches on both sides of the ball to smother the Golden Gophers in the battle for Floyd of Rosedale. This shocked me. I thought Minnesota not only would have

Philly Brown

Live Blog: Track Week 5 Big Ten action

We live blogged throughout the Week 5 Big Ten slate: Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 24; Iowa 23, Minnesota 7; Illinois 50, Miami (OH) 14; Northern Illinois 55, Purdue 24. Jump on in to track all the action and get the best video highlights, tweets and photos. Use these links to track all the action: [ PREVIEWS | SCOREBOARD | CONNECT | WEATHER | BTN2GO | GAMEFINDER | VIDEO ]

James Morris

What's on tap for Saturday's slate of B1G games

Who’s ready to get conference play underway? We sure are! In order to get you ready for Saturday’s Big Ten action, here is a rundown of all four games on the slate and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead. BTN’s coverage will kick off at 12:00 p.m. ET with Miami (Ohio) at Illinois. That game will also be available on BTN2Go. GAMEDAY LINKS: LIVE SCOREBOARD | BTN CONNECT | BTN2GO | STANDINGS | POLLS Miami (OH) (0-3) at Illinois (2-1) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go A win over Miami (Ohio) tomorrow will give Illinois one more