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2:30 PMNorthwestern at Rutgers Watch
3:00 PMIowa at IndianaWatch
7:00 PMMichigan St. at Penn St.Watch
7:00 PMMinnesota at IndianaWatch
7:00 PMMichigan at Rutgers Watch
8:00 PMIndiana at NebraskaWatch
8:00 PMMaryland at NorthwesternWatch
8:00 PMPurdue at IowaWatch

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Jim Delany

What to do with Big Ten divisions?

As BTN’s Gerry DiNardo mentioned during Tuesday’s coverage of Rutgers joining the Big Ten, there are three variables to consider when creating the conference’s new divisions: 1. Competitive balance; 2. geography; and 3. rivalries. Right now, no one knows how the new divisions will look, and that includes commissioner Jim Delany. Said Delany on the rumors out there: “Those are news to me.” The only thing that’s a guarantee is there will be change. Whether it’s moving Illinois to the Legends and throwing Maryland and Rutgers into the Leaders – one of the popular rumors – or something else, we’ll

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 Tuesday afternoon for each segment of the call, and we do this every week. Also, @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online Tuesday mornings. 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:

Taylor Martinez

Dienhart: My Week 13 bowl projections

The Big Ten bowl picture continues to solidify. Nebraska remains the favorite to get to the Rose Bowl. But with Notre Dame—my projection last week to play the Huskers in Pasadena–now projected to play in the BCS title game, the Cornhuskers have a new foe: Oregon. Michigan (Capital One) and Wisconsin (Outback) remain poised to play in Florida on New Year’s Day. And Northwestern (Gator) also looks to be in prime position to join them after beating Michigan State. [RELATED: Week 13 Power Rankings | Week 13 Player Rankings] Minnesota is the only other bowl-eligible Big Ten team. Purdue (vs.

Johnathan Hankins

Week 13 Power Rankings: Ohio State stays on top

Some high drama on Saturday, headed by Ohio State’s 21-14 overtime win at Wisconsin. But no upsets. What’s it all mean? My weekly power rankings didn’t change much as we head toward the last week of the regular-season. But there’s still time for some chaos next Saturday! 1. Ohio State. The beat goes on for the Buckeyes, who moved to 11-0 with a 21-14 overtime win at Wisconsin. And what really was impressive was the fact Ohio State escaped Madison despite not playing well on offense. Last week: 1 Next: Michigan [RELATED: Dienhart: Defense wins this one for Ohio State]

Denard Robinson

How did we do? Week 12 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 13, it’s time to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 12 predictions. It was a perfect showing for BTN.com fans, which means they jump Dienhart and move into sole possession of first place. Dienhart and I both went 5-1, as we incorrectly picked Michigan State to beat Northwestern. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 69-21; .767 Tom: 68-22; .755 Brent: 64-26; .711 Penn State 45, Indiana 22 Tom’s pick: Penn State, 44-21 – Expect another big game from Nittany Lions running back Zach Zwinak, which will fuel play-action

Kawann Short

Purdue edges Illinois, moves closer to bowl game

Akeem Hunt turned a short pass into a 63-yard touchdown, and Purdue took another step toward a second consecutive bowl berth with a 20-17 victory at Illinois on Saturday. Hunt’s big play gave the Boilermakers (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten) a 13-3 lead in the third quarter. After Illinois pulled within 13-10 on a 16-yard touchdown run by Dami Ayoola, Ralph Bolden‘s 63-yard run set up Akeem Shavers‘ 6-yard TD scamper for a 20-10 Purdue lead. [RELATED: Tom Dienhart: Marve continues to amaze] With their first back-to-back Big Ten road wins since 2009, the Boilermakers stayed alive in its chase for

O.J. Ross

3rd quarter recap: Purdue 20, Illinois 10

The offense led Purdue to 14 third-quarter points, and the Boilermakers now lead 20-10. Purdue threw for 75 yards and ran for 97 yards in the quarter. The Boilermakers expanded their lead to 13-3 thanks to a one-play, 63-yard drive that ended when Robert Marve tossed a 63-yard touchdown to Akeem Hunt. Illinois made the score 13-10 after Dami Ayoola pounded in a 16-yard touchdown run to finish off a 69-yard drive. Purdue opened up the lead, 20-10, after Akeem Shavers ran six yards to paydirt to end a three-play, 78-yard drive. The key play on the Boilermakers’ drive was

Robert Marve

2nd quarter recap: Purdue 6, Illinois 3

Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase led the offense in the second quarter. He threw for 18 yards and ran for 33 yards, but the Fighting Illini now trail 6-3. Purdue’s Sam McCartney booted two field goals in the quarter. The Boilermakers struck first when McCartney drilled a 31-yard field goal, the final play of a 12-play, 78-yard drive. Illinois tied things up at three when a seven-play, 39-yard drive ended after Taylor Zalewski made a 54-yard field goal. Purdue broke the 3-3 standoff when McCartney kicked a 29-yard field goal to polish off an 11-play, 62-yard scoring drive. The Boilermakers will have

1st quarter recap: Purdue 0, Illinois 0

The teams combined for no points and two turnovers in an ugly first quarter and the game is tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. Illinois will start the second quarter with the ball on its own 32-yard line. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER | WATCH ON BTN2GO ] More on this game from BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart: Player on the spot: Purdue QB Robert Marve. The guy is remarkable, starting the last two games for an ineffective Caleb TerBush despite having a torn ACL. Marve led the Boilermakers to a 27-24 win

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Last-minute check: Find your BTN game on TV

In this video, “Big Ten Football & Beyond” guest Pat Forde of Yahoo! Sports previews the Northwestern-Michigan State game, Russ Lande from “The Next Level” previews the Ohio State-Wisconsin game, BTN analyst Antwaan Randle El previews the Iowa-Michigan game, and Tony Banks from “The Big Ten Football Report” previews the  Minnesota-Nebraska game. Three football games are on BTN: Indiana-Penn State, Purdue-Illinois, and Minnesota Nebraska. We know it’s Week 12 but use our TV GameFinder page to find the TV channel for your game. Or just use the app in this post below. To review: The “Extra Football Game Channels” come