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Dienhart: Week 13 Player Rankings

The best player in the Big Ten? It has been a moving target for much of the season. Several players have occupied the top spot. In what has been the Year of the Running Back, it’s no surprise that a ball carrier tops this week’s edition of the Top 25 Players in the Big Ten. Watch our Next Level guys preview Week 13 matchups now and see Tom’s full Top 25 list in this post. 1. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin – Last Week: No. 2 2. Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin – LW: No. 1 3. Lavonte David, LB, Nebraska –

Wisconsin's Montee Ball

Dienhart: Week 13 Best Suggestions

The Michigan-Ohio State game is the annual exclamation mark on the Big Ten season. This year’s storyline: Can the Wolverines end the Buckeyes’ seven-season run of dominance? A Wolverine victory not only would ease the pain for Michigan fans, but it also will enhance the team’s resume in its bid to earn a BCS at-large bowl slot. While Michigan-Ohio State will take a big stage this Saturday, it still must play second fiddle to the Penn State at Wisconsin tilt when it comes to importance on the 2011 season. The Nittany Lions already have claimed a share of the Leaders

Bernard Pollard

Week 11 Big Ten NFL Stats

Week 11 of the NFL season is in the books, and Big Ten products made quite the impact. All season long, use our Big Ten NFL Stat Tracker to see how ex-Big Ten stars performed each week. Simply click on a player’s name, and the link will lead you to his game log. Every Tuesday, Brent Yarina singles out the best offensive, defensive and special teams performances, plus links to their highlights. Watch our interview with Nebraska’s Alfonzo Dennard now and see Brent’s Week 11 winners in this post. Offense: Tom Brady, New England – The former Michigan

Week 13: Hear Your Coaches

In Week 13 of the Big Ten football season we’re adding the audio from the weekly Big Ten Conference coaches teleconference with reporters as we do each and every week. And @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter. Fitzgerald on NU D – went through some growing pains with new guys in October, guys worked tails off to get better fundamentally — Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) November 22, 2011 Listen to Coach Pat Fitzgerald: Hoke on OSU QB Miller – presents alot of problems as dual-threat QB, whether he drops back or

Dienhart: Sneak Peek at Week 13 Games

Saturday is still five days away. But it isn’t too early to sneak a peek at the matchups. There’s a lot riding on the line for the last weekend of regular-season action. Penn State and Wisconsin will play to decide who will advance to play Michigan State in the Big Ten title game; Purdue is trying to become bowl eligible; and it’s Ohio State-Michigan week. The storyline: The Wolverines are trying to end seven years of misery and enhance their BCS at-large resume. Penn State (9-2, 6-1) at Wisconsin (9-2, 5-2). This is it: A de facto Leaders Division title

Dienhart: Big Ten Trophy Tracker

It’s almost time to hand out the postseason hardware, as there is just one week left to impress. Many of the trophy races are still in flux, including the Player of the Year award. Who is my leader? Russell Wilson? Kirk Cousins? Montee Ball? Marcus Coker? Denard Robinson? Check out my latest Trophy Tracker. BIG TEN TROPHY TRACKER Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year 1. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin 2. Russell Wilson, QB, Wisconsin 3. Kirk Cousins, QB, Michigan State THE BUZZ: Ball is closing fast. He ran a career-high 38 times for a career-high 224 yards in a 28-17

Wisconsin's Russell Wilson

Week 13 Football Power Rankings

Every week during the football season, Brent Yarina posts his latest Big Ten Power Rankings. Week 12 saw Michigan State clinch the Legends Division and a spot in the Big Ten title game. As for the power rankings, they are not meant to mimic the Big Ten standings. What fun would that be? They aren’t scientific, either. They’re simply Brent’s thoughts on where each Big Ten team stands after its latest game and entering its next contest. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina. 1. Wisconsin (9-2, 5-2) – Even with a season-low 285 total yards, the Badgers managed to score 28 points

Dienhart: What I Learned in Week 12

An interesting Saturday saw champions crowned in each division and one team clinch a spot in the inaugural Big Ten title game. Northwestern also became bowl eligible for a school-record fifth season in a row. But what else did I learn this weekend? 1. Wisconsin and Michigan State are the best teams. And, you know what? It’s not really close. The Badgers showed resiliency and moxie in willing themselves to a workmanlike 28-17 win at Illinois. That sets up a winner-takes-all game when Penn State visits Madison next Saturday. Meanwhile, the Spartans looked thoroughly dominating in dispatching Indiana, 55-3. It

DiNardo's Week 12 Sunday Ruminations

Every Sunday, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo has made it a point to tweet some of his thoughts and impressions from Saturday’s Big Ten slate of action – a practice he’s appropriately coined Sunday Ruminations. You can find DiNardo on Twitter (@gerrydinardo). See his Week 12 Sunday Ruminations in this post. Sunday Ruminations – #Goblue changes to their O scheme has helped their D develop to a point where they could limit R. Burkhead to 36 yds — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) November 20, 2011 Sunday Ruminations-The way the #Pennstate players played yesterday is 1 of most impressive things this fall in

Dienhart: Week 12 Snap Reactions

Following the action every Saturday, senior writer Tom Dienhart breaks down what every game, every result means for the teams involved and the Big Ten itself. See Tom’s Week 12 Snap Reactions in this post. Iowa 31, Purdue 21 WHAT IT MEANS: The Boilermakers have to wait another week to try to become bowl eligible for the first time since 2007. The Hawkeye defense yielded just one meaningful touchdown and held Purdue to under 300 yards. Not bad for a unit that has been maligned all season. Iowa’s offensive triplets were stellar, as QB James Vandenberg had 273 yards