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Big Ten announces additional football games televised in primetime

Big Ten schools on Thursday announced football games to be televised in primetime by ABC, ESPN or ESPN2 during the 2015 season. Minnesota and Ohio State lead the way with three night games on those networks, while Michigan State boasts a pair of primetime matchups. Michigan, Nebraska, Penn State and Rutgers will each take part in one night contest on those networks. The Big Ten non-conference home schedule will feature two primetime games on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Minnesota hosts TCU to kick off the season at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN on Thursday, Sept. 3, and Michigan State faces

#BTNStandout: Purdue's Cody Strong makes outstanding diving catch

Big Ten fans have seen a number of outstanding plays on the diamond this season. On Wednesday, it was Cody Strong’s turn to join the fun. [ MORE: Check out other #BTNStandout plays ] With Purdue holding onto a 6-0 lead and one out in the ninth inning, Strong tracked down a fly ball to shallow right field and made an outstanding over-the-shoulder catch to help preserve the shutout. Check out the highlight in the video above. Can you say, “Web Gem!”    

Dienhart: Here's what I learned in Saturday's five spring games

There was a lot of spring game action across the Big Ten over the weekend. Illinois, Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue all hosted spring games Saturday, leaving four Big Ten teams still in action.

BTN.com's top moments & plays from Saturday's spring games

There were five Big Ten spring football games Saturday, including reigning national champ Ohio State taking the field for the first time since winning the crown. Relive our favorite moments and plays.

Video: Get all of Saturday's top Big Ten spring football game highlights

It was a day full of spring football on BTN/BTN2Go Saturday afternoon. There were five games in all, including Ohio State and Penn State. Ohio State, the reigning national champ, highlighted the day’s festivities with a national spring game record 99,391 fans at Ohio Stadium. A couple other highlights: Cardale Jones threw a football 74 yards in a halftime Quarterback Skills Challenge, and Penn State fans gave Devon Still a warm ovation during the coin toss. Catch up on all of the day’s top highlights in the videos below. ILLINOIS [ MORE: Watch replay of the Illinois spring game on

Photo: Purdue football unveils new white alternate helmet

Turns out, Purdue’s new gray alternate uniform won’t be the lone design it debuts in 2015. The Boilermakers unveiled a new white alternate helmet in the tweet above during Saturday afternoon’s spring game at Ross-Ade Stadium. What do you think, Big Ten fans? Like gray uniforms, white helmets are becoming more and more popular. Illinois, Indiana and Northwestern have added a white option to their combinations in recent years, while Minnesota wore one in its bowl game two years ago. This much is certain: The players and recruits will like this new lid, especially the gold details on the facemask.

BTN LiveBIG: Boilermaker rallies her fellow students to fight human trafficking

Students at Big Ten universities aren’t waiting until they get out into the “real world” to make a difference. Find out how they’re working together to create positive, meaningful change in this BTN LiveBIG series: the Student Section. Many college students spend their freshman year thinking mostly about what classes to take, which fraternity party to attend and the shortest route from their dorm room to the humanities building. As a freshman, Purdue University’s Sutton Roach was focused on how to change the world for the better. And she didn’t waste any time making it happen. Roach started Generation: Justice,

Four Big Ten stars in SI.com's first round NBA Mock Draft

The 2015 NBA Draft is more than two months away, but it’s never too early to speculate. Chris Mannix of SI.com recently released his 2015 NBA Mock Draft 1.0, which features four Big Ten names. [ MORE: Terran Petteway to enter the 2015 NBA Draft ] Ohio State’s D’Angelo Russell is the first name to appear on the list, going No. 6 overall to the Sacramento Kings. “Questions about Russell’s athleticism are drowned out by praise for his playmaking and brilliance in the pick-and-roll,” Mannix says. “Russell is an ideal complement to DeMarcus Cousins.” Russell has not formally declared for