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Big Ten bowls: We predict all seven B1G games

All season long, our BTN.com panel has predicted every Big Ten football game. We’ve also provided polls for Big Ten fans to make their picks. Now, it’s time to focus on the seven Big Ten bowl games. See our panel’s picks and cast your winners in this post. Keep in mind, Big Ten fans, you are just one game off the lead. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 81-16 Big Ten bowl game predictions: Minnesota 28, Syracuse 14; Kansas State 27, Michigan 17; Georgia 31, Nebraska 21; LSU 42, Iowa 24; South Carolina 31, Wisconsin 27; Michigan State 27, Stanford 24;

Vote for Big Ten Football Game of the Year

The 2013 college football regular season is in the books. That means it’s time to hit the rewind button and take a look back at the top Big Ten football games of 2013. This past season included many memorable moments– Penn State’s quadruple-overtime win over Michigan, Nebraska’s Hail Mary to beat Northwestern, and Michigan State’s unforgettable victory over Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game. But now, we ask, which game was the best? Cast your vote here: Week 1: Penn State 23, Syracuse 17 Week 2: Michigan 41, Notre Dame 30 Week 3: Michigan 28, Akron 24 Week

#BTNLive asks: Who needs a bowl win the most?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Which non-BCS bowl team needs a bowl win the most? The options: #BTNBadgers, #BTNHawkeyes, #BTNCornhuskers, #BTNWolverines or #BTNGophers Select your choice below and tweet out your vote. We’ll be tabulating the hashtag totals all day and throughout the show. The hashtags are: #BTNBadgers #BTNHawkeyes #BTNCornhuskers #BTNWolverines #BTNGophers  

Dennard, Shazier named USA TODAY All-Americans

With the regular season in the books and bowl games just around the corner, USA TODAY released their All-American teams on Wednesday. Michigan State defensive back Darqueze Dennard and Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier were honored as first-team All-Americans. Dennard, a senior cornerback, had four interceptions and 10 pass breakups this season for the Spartans. He was also honored as the winner of the Jack Tatum Award (nation’s top defensive back), earlier today. Shazier, a junior linebacker, led the Big Ten in tackles with 122 and in tackles for loss (21). He is a finalist for the Butkus Award, which

Best of The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013

The season finale of The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013 will air tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BTN. The episode will feature all the build-up and storylines leading into the Big Ten Football Championship Game in Indianapolis between Leaders Division Champion Ohio State and Legends Division Champion Michigan State. Here is a look back at some of the top Journey moments from this year. 1. Episode 9: The Journey goes behind the scenes of college football’s most prestigious rivalry – Michigan vs. Ohio State. 2. Episode 7: Find out how Michigan State senior Darqueze Dennard went from an unknown

Dienhart: All-Big Ten Assistant Coaching Team

Head coaches get plenty of accolades and awards. The players? They have myriad trophies they can win and postseason all-league teams they can be named to. But what about the assistant coaches? It’s time to shine the spotlight on the guys at heart of every program’s engine. Here is my annual All-Big Ten Assistant Coaching Team. [ MORE: View the 2013-14 bowl schedule ] OFFENSE Coordinator: Tom Herman, Ohio State. The 38-year-old Wunderkind continues to impress. He cut his teeth as coordinator at Rice and Iowa State. His star is soaring in Columbus, pushing the buttons for the Big Ten’s

Around the web: Ranking 2013-14 bowl games

The 2013-14 bowl schedule has been released, and that means it’s time for the national pundits to rank the games, from 1 to 35. Regardless of the ranking, the Big Ten’s best bowls are all over the top of the lists. No surprise there. See where several sites ranked the Big Ten bowls in this post. [ MORE: Get all of our 2013-14 bowl coverage ] AthlonSports.com 2. Orange Bowl – Ohio State vs. Clemson 3. Rose Bowl Game – Michigan State vs. Stanford 5. Capital One Bowl – Wisconsin vs. South Carolina 12. Outback Bowl – Iowa vs. LSU

Twitter: Capital One Bowl to feature Pac-12 refs

A Tuesday morning tweet from the Capital One Bowl’s official Twitter account surely got the attention of Wisconsin football fans across the country. The news? The officials for the Badgers’ New Year’s Day Bowl vs. South Carolina will come from the Pac-12. Yes, the same conference’s officials who played a role in the crazy Wisconsin-Arizona State finish. [ MORE: View the 2013-14 bowl schedule ] Just got word that this year's game officials will come from the Pac-12. — Capital One Bowl (@CapitalOneBowl) December 10, 2013 Mike Pereira talks Wisconsin-Arizona State ending: Matt Lepay, too: About Brent Yarina BTN.com senior

Dienhart: What's in your B1G team's bowl swag bag?

Street and Smith Sports Business Daily is out with its annual rundown of bowl swag. What is swag? I had a guy affiliated with the military tell me once that it stands for “stuff we all get.” And, well, the thick-necked Big Ten players are gonna get some nice “stuff.” Check out the items the players will find stuffed in their bowl goodie bags upon arrival at their postseason destinations. You won’t find any socks on this list—or giant pink bunny costumes from Aunt Clara. [ MORE: View the complete 2013-14 bowl schedule ] Texas Bowl Minnesota vs. Syracuse Fri.,

Tuesday links: Could football playoff go to 8 teams?

This is the last year for the BCS. Thank, goodness. A four-team playoff starts in 2014. But how soon will it give way to an eight-team playoff? David Jones of Pennlive.com thinks after the new 13-person College Football Playoff committee endures a couple of seasons trying to pick four participants, we’ll see another adjustment. Jones’ model makes sense: five major-conference champions, one mandated rep from among the six minor conferences and then two at-large berths will compose an 8-team tournament. Perfect. *** The Heisman Trophy winner will be unveiled on Saturday night in New York. And the six Heisman finalists