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Dienhart: Big Ten recruiting notebook

The calendar says 2012, but it may as well be 1975. The Big Ten is all about Michigan and Ohio State on this Signing Day, hearkening to days of the “Big Two and the Little Eight.” Only in today’s world, it’s the “Big Two and the Little 10.” According to Scout.com, Ohio State and Michigan dominated the Big Ten in recruiting. And, it really wasn’t close. The Buckeyes singed seven Top 100 recruits, with four five-star signees and 11 four-star recruits. The Wolverines inked six of Scout.com’s Top 100 players, including one five-star recruit and 14 four-star recruits. Scout.com’s Allen

Designer's Big Ten helmet ideas hit Web

There’s a designer out there, Charles Sollars, who is designing FAUX Nike Pro Combat helmets for BCS conference schools. While the helmets are just concepts and something he does as a hobby, I assume, they’re still really fun for all of us to consider and critique. Many of the lids are pretty cool, too. He has a design for every Big Ten school — some good, some ridiculous — and you can see them in this post. Again, these are not real — just something fun to consider. Read more about the helmets over at LostLettermen.com. Click the links below

Signing Day: Purdue

The big catch for the Boilers this year was four-star guard Ryan Watson, a Maryland kid who chose them over offers from his home-state Terrapins, Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin and others. Two wide receivers, Jordan Woods and Danny Anthrop, aren’t big names, but have big time ability to go with strong senior years. Woods, an Ann Arbor native is smooth and a knack for big plays, while Anthrop regularly ran his forty in the 4.3-4.4 range. The Boilers were also able to keep two of Indiana’s top defenders at home in safety Jordan Shine, who has a chance to play

Dienhart: Team-by-team recruiting needs

With Wednesday’s Football Signing Day right around the corner, it’s time to focus on the areas of need for each Big Ten team. Should your team be eying offensive linemen? Wide receivers? Defensive backs? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his top three recruiting needs for all 12 Big Ten teams in this post. Don’t forget: BTN will air a live 90-minute Signing Day show at 4:30 p.m. ET Wednesday. ILLINOIS 1. Defensive line 2. Running back 3. Defensive back New coach Tim Beckman has hit the ground running, but he has work to do. The defensive front has lost

‘Football Signing Day Special’ Airs Wednesday

A new class of future Big Ten football stars will sign National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, and BTN will air a live, 90-minute “Football Signing Day Special” at 4:30 PM ET that day to reveal which student-athletes will attend Big Ten universities. Host Mike Hall, analysts Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Chris Martin will review each school’s recruiting class and evaluate how each team filled its most pressing roster needs. The program will include video highlights of top recruits, one-on-one interviews with Big Ten head coaches and expert analysis from Scout.com national recruiting expert Allen Trieu.

Way-too-early '12 Big Ten OPOY candidates

Now that the deadline to declare for the 2012 NFL Draft has passed, it’s a lot easier to analyze what could be in store for the Big Ten next season. This is far too early, admittedly, but you can find my list of the top candidates for the 2012 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year in this post. Disagree? Did I leave someone off the list? Leave your thoughts in the comment box, or tweet @BTNBrentYarina. 1. Montee Ball, Wisconsin, RB, Sr. – A Heisman finalist and the owner of a Big Ten-record 39 touchdowns a season ago, Ball

Big Ten well represented in Super Bowl XLVI

As many as 20 Big Ten products will participate in Super Bowl XLVI on Feb. 5, headlined by New England QB Tom Brady (Michigan), a three-time Super Bowl winner and two-time Super Bowl MVP. Brady is the biggest name, by far, but it’s the New York Giants who have the most Big Ten players (14 players to six). See all the Big Ten products in the Super Bowl in this post. New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara, Nebraska* C David Baas, Michigan TE Jake Ballard, Ohio State TE Travis Beckum, Wisconsin T James Brewer, Indiana C Jim Cordle, Ohio State

Dienhart: Predicting the Big Ten Race ... of 2012

The 2011 season was barely punctuated, and the 2012 football polls were already coming out. LSU looks like a consensus pick for No. 1, but the Big Ten is well represented. In the five polls I found, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin all were ranked. And Nebraska appeared in all but one poll. Ohio State, which is ineligible to win the Big Ten title or play in a bowl in 2012 because of probation, is in two polls. There is no consensus as to who the best Big Ten team will be in 2012, as Michigan State, Michigan and Ohio

Dienhart: My Big Ten Bowl Honor Roll

The bowl season is over, with the Big Ten forging a 4-6 mark in the postseason. Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue and Illinois all scored victories. Wisconsin and Ohio State lost close games, while Northwestern’s comeback against  Texas A&M came up just short and Iowa fell as well. Penn State? Nebraska? Maybe they will do better next season. Here’s a look at the best of the bowl season in my Honor Roll. Tell me what you think in the comments at the end of my post. Best Game: There were a lot of good ones, with Oregon and Wisconsin playing one

What Were BTN.com's Top Videos for 2011?

We post plenty of videos here at BTN.com ranging from TV show excerpts and bonus Web-only clips to game highlights and interviews. We even started some very popular sections called “Did You See This?” and the “Best of Gus Johnson.” As 2011 winds down and 2012 warms up in the bullpen, we dove into the last 12 months of videos to find the most-watched pieces from the past calendar year. Our search revealed this gem from Minnesota pitcher Luke Rasmussen adding his own style to reading lineups from the Big Ten Baseball Tournament. It didn’t crack the top ten most-viewed but