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Big Ten's top WR: Abbrederis? Gallon? Robinson?

Allen Robinson entered the 2013 season as the Big Ten’s undisputed top wide receiver. The Nittany Lion star earned the honor following his breakout 2012 campaign, in which he led the conference in receptions (77), receiving yards (1,013) and touchdowns (11). Through six games, Robinson is on pace for even better numbers. But is he the Big Ten’s best receiver? I asked our resident quarterback, Stanley Jackson, for his answer. [ MORE: View 2013 Big Ten receiving leaders ] Check out the top candidates’ player pages: Jared Abbrederis, Wisconsin Jeremy Gallon, Michigan Allen Robinson, Penn State BTN.com: Who is the best

'Journey' profiles Buckeye, Badger & Gopher stars

At 7 p.m. ET tonight, “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy, shows you what famous athlete inspires Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier. Plus, track the amazing path Minnesota’s Cedric Thompson took from Bombay Beach, Calif., to Minneapolis, and see how James White and Melvin Gordon have become the Big Ten’s best one-two punch at the running back position. Wednesday’s episode will also have it’s usual stunning highlights from Iowa-Ohio State and Wisconsin-Illinois games. Follow BTN’s popular documentary-style show “The Journey” on Twitter and go behind the scenes with show producers running @BTNJourney for updates, photos, videos

Audio: Listen to your Big Ten coach's teleconference

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 12 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Tuesday afternoon. Also, @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online. Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:  Listen to Coach Gary Andersen:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio:  Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz:  Listen to Interim Coach Tracy Claeys:  Listen

Bowl Projections: Two Big Ten teams in BCS bowls?

Ohio State is still on the outside looking in when it comes to playing in the BCS title game (BCS Standings), but plenty of time remains. Don’t fret, Brutus. The Big Ten has a decent shot to get two teams into BCS bowls, with Wisconsin a good bet to finish 10-2 and claim a sweet postseason slot. In fact, I have the Badgers slotted to be an at-large BCS bowl team in this week’s rankings. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Week 8 grades & stocks | What did Tom learn? | Week 8 picks revisited ] BOWL GAME MATCHUP TOM’S

Dienhart: Here's what I learned in Week 8

So much went on this Saturday, I don’t know where to start. How about with 110 points and 1,323 yards, which is what Indiana-Michigan combined for in a game that left many breathless. While the Wolverines may have answered some questions about their listless offense, questions about their defense may have been created in the process. Oh, well. What else did I learn? Check it out. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Week 8 grades | Week 8 picks revisited ] 1. Ohio State isn’t overwhelmingly good in any one area. But the Buckeyes have championship resourcefulness about

Power Rankings: Wildcats continue descent

With Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan State and Michigan winning—and Nebraska being off—there were no changes to the top of my Big Ten power rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. But there was plenty of shifting in the bottom half, highlighted (lowlighted?) by Northwestern’s continued descent. It wasn’t long ago that I had the Wildcats No. 2 in the Big Ten. Now? Well, have a look for yourself. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (7-0, 3-0). The Buckeyes keep on winning, pushing their streak to 19 games. This team

Tom's Take: My Week 8 grades, stocks & more

For the most part, it was business as usual in the Big Ten on this Saturday. Ohio State reasserted its dominance with a 19th victory in a row. Wisconsin dominated Illinois and Michigan State was methodical vs. Purdue, while Michigan beat Indiana in one of the wildest games of the season. Northwestern? I don’t know what to make of the Wildcats. Here is a wrap of Week 8. [ MORE: Here’s what Tom Dienhart learned in Week 8 ] Biggest surprise: Michigan State only winning 14-0 over a one-win Purdue team in East Lansing. Pitching a shutout was expected. But

Three Big Ten teams ranked in initial BCS standings

The latest college football polls were released Sunday, including the initial 2013 BCS standings. Three Big Ten teams are listed in the standings, led by Ohio State (7-0) at No. 4 overall. Michigan (6-1) comes in at No. 22, while Nebraska (5-1) appears at No. 24 in the standings. Wisconsin (5-2) does not appear in the BCS standings, despite being ranked in the AP, Coaches and Harris Polls. Find out where all Big Ten teams are ranked following a wild and exciting Week 8 across the nation in this post. BCS Standings Rankings as of 10/20/2013 Rank School Total Prev

How did we do? Week 8 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten predictions. Our entire panel and Big Ten fans all went 4-1, missing Minnesota’s victory over Northwestern, meaning Stephen Bardo, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina remain in a first-place tie. Stephen Bardo (@stephenbardo) Season record: 53-11 Week 8 record: 4-1 Week 8 picks: Michigan State 31, Purdue 10; Northwestern 35, Minnesota 21; Michigan 41, Indiana 35; Ohio State 41, Iowa 14; Wisconsin 31, Illinois 17. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 53-11 Week 8 record:

Dienhart: 5-2 Wisconsin still has a lot to play for

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – There is gonna come a time in, say, February or March when Wisconsin fans are gonna wonder: What if? What if the Badgers hadn’t been rooked by the refs at Arizona State? What if the Badgers had found a way to win at Ohio State? The possibilities will seem endless in the dead of winter. But, great possibilities still loom for the Badgers in 2013. There still is a lot to play for, even with the two excruciating defeats. [ MORE: Watch all of the top Week 8 Big Ten plays ] This is a good Wisconsin