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Ranking top Quarterback-Wide Receiver duos in the Big Ten

Every year around this time, I put my thinking cap on and come up with a list of the top QB-WR duos in the Big Ten. [ MORE: Week 9 previews | Week 9 schedule | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Hear your coach’s teleconference | Big Ten paces Power 5 in bowl teams | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] There are plenty of good options to chose from this season. In fact, three Big Ten quarterbacks have already surpassed the 2,000-yard mark heading into Week 9 of the season. A

Thirty-three former Big Ten names on 2015-16 NBA rosters

The 2015-16 NBA season tips off Tuesday night. Thirty-two former Big Ten players, not including three former Maryland stars, are listed on NBA rosters, according to NBA.com team pages.

Pick your games, send us a video & you could make it on TV

So far this season, a number of fans have sent us some creative videos of them making their Big Ten football confidence picks just like BTN football analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Watch all of the weekly submissions that made it to TV in this post, then find out how to submit your video to us each remaining week of the season. Here’s what you do: Watch Monday’s “BTN Live” to find out which games to pick. The show airs at 6 p.m. ET. Rank your confidence in your picks from 5 (most confident) down to 1 (least confident). Include

Crispin to Crispin: Joe & Jon discuss impact of 30-second shot clock

It’s been reported and talked about it a lot since it became official. The shot clock in men’s college basketball is going from 35 seconds to 30 seconds this season. [ MORE: Follow Jon Crispin on Twitter (@BTNJonCrispin)! ] How will the five-second change impact the game, the players and the coaches? BTN analyst Jon Crispin and his brother Joe Crispin, both former Penn State basketball players, take a look at what the shortened shot clock will do to the game below. JOE CRISPIN In all my years as a professional, I never heard a single player say, “Man, I

And now our 2015 Big Ten Football midseason superlatives

Which Big Ten football team has been the most impressive through seven weeks of the college football season? That is one of several questions we ponder as we head past the midway point of the season. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN,.com web editor Sean Merriman hand out some superlatives heading into this week’s Big Ten action. Joined by several national college football writers, here’s where Dienhart and Merriman stand heading into Week 8 of the college football season. BEST GAME: Michigan State 27, Michigan 23. Were there more exciting games from start to finish? Yes, probably. But good luck finding

Dienhart: An in-season look at Big Ten's new medical spotter system

With the Big Ten Conference's Independent Medical Spotter system in it's first year, BTN Senior Writer Tom Dienhart checks in to see what the conference has learned about spotting injuries in football games. What is the exact process? Who are the spotters and what have they seen through 42 non-conference games and 20 conference home games so far? Read Dienhart's update here.

Midseason Big Ten All-Americans and where they came from

The 2015 college football season has reached the midway point, meaning midseason All-America teams are being released at a rapid pace. BTN.com took a look at four of those All-American teams on Wednesday, listing all of the Big Ten honorees from ESPN, CBS, Sports Illustrated and USA Today. The biggest takeaway from the All-American teams: Penn State star defensive end and former walk-on Carl Nassib is receiving the attention he deserves. The same goes for guys like Wisconsin’s Joe Schobert, another former walk-on, and Iowa’s Desmond King, a Detroit native who wasn’t offered by Michigan and Michigan State. So, we