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Twitter: Our guys' tweets from Wisconsin camp

The BTN Football Tour stopped at three-time reigning Big Ten champ Wisconsin on Thursday morning. Our guys live tweeted from the practice, and w posted some of their best thoughts in this post. Reminder: Watch the Wisconsin Preview Show at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, Aug. 22 on BTN/BTN2Go. [ INSTAGRAM: Get all of our photos/videos from Wisconsin practice ] TOM DIENHART Not many humans walking the planet who are bigger than #Badgers OT Rob Havenstein. pic.twitter.com/FFi2vJatBh — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 15, 2013 Who among this corps of WRs will emerge as a complement to Jared Abbrederis? #Badgers http://t.co/leibG5ZCPa

Yankee Candle now selling select Big Ten candles

Gee, you know what the fan who has it all could really use? A school-specific candle, that’s what. Well, Illinois, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin fans are in luck. Just in time for kickoff, Yankee Candle has released school-specific (scented) candles, and the collection includes the aforementioned four Big Ten schools. Here are the links to purchase the Big Ten candles: Illinois Michigan State Ohio State Wisconsin It’s no misprint, these 22-ounce candles will run you $27.99. Hey, no one said school pride was cheap. But nothing will complete your tailgate or viewing party better than the scent coming

BTN Football Tour: Relive all of our 2013 coverage

It’s one of our favorite annual traditions. Every summer, after each practice on our 12-stop trek across Big Ten country, the player represented on our tour bus signs his likeness. It makes for a tremendous photo op – not to mention a really cool memento from our travels. See a photo of all the players signing their likeness and relive all of our tour coverage right here. Stop No. 1: Indiana ( RECAP | TWEETS | PICS | VIDEO ) [ VIDEO: Watch our football tour impressions, interviews ] Stop No. 2: Ohio State ( RECAP | TWEETS | PICS | VIDEO

B1G Player Rankings: No. 18, Jared Abbrederis

We’re 18 days from the 2013 football season kicking off. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, BTN.com is ranking the top 25 players. Join us as we count it down, from 25-1, every day. No. 18: Jared Abbrederis, WR, Wisconsin The former walk-on who started his career in Madison as a spread option quarterback on the scout team has emerged as one of the Big Ten’s top wideouts. The 6-2, 188-pound senior from Wautoma, Wis., was a consensus first-team

No. 2 game of 2012: Nebraska 30, Wisconsin 27

BTN/BTN2Go is airing the top 10 football games of 2012, and the countdown is down to No. 2: Nebraska’s 30-27 come-from-behind win over Wisconsin in the Big Ten opener. Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET tonight, and the No. 1 game at the same time Sunday. Until then, relive the improbably second-half comeback in this post. [ RELATED: Check out our previous top 10 games of 2012 ] NEBRASKA 30, WISCONSIN 27 Taylor Martinez guided four straight scoring drives against a tiring Wisconsin defense in the second half to lead No. 22 Nebraska’s comeback from a 17-point deficit to

Phil Steele releases 2013 Initial Power Ratings

The highly respected Phil Steele released his 2013 Initial Power Ratings on Friday, and the list is certain to get the attention of Big Ten fans. For starters, Big Ten preseason favorite Ohio State lands at No. 4, behind reigning national champ Alabama, Oregon and Texas A&M. Ohio State fans won’t like that. Nebraska? The reigning Legends Division champ comes in at No. 27, and is the fifth (!) Big Ten team. [ PhilSteele.com: 2013 Initial Power Ratings ] Before you get too upset, understand that this is just one of Steele’s nine sets of power ratings. He refers to

'Johnson Rod' reference? Dienhart wins Twitter

We sent BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart on the BTN Football Tour to provide analysis from every Big Ten camp. He’s done so through the first three stops. With a day of travel planned Friday, well, he couldn’t stop the analysis. This time, Dienhart provided witty and entertaining play-by-play of the tour bus’ mechanical troubles, right outside State College, Pa. Breaking the news: Uh-oh: BTN bus has encountered mechanical issues along I-99 minutes outside of State College. Driver is furiously working his cell phone. — Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) August 9, 2013 Spot-on analysis: BTN bus was coughing smoke. Small section

Q&A: Thanks for joining us on the bus, commish!

When it comes to traveling, Jim Delany is the best. The Big Ten commissioner hitched a ride on the BTN bus during the first three stops—Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State–of our tour of training camps. He sat quietly on the back of the bus, surfing his iPad, reading, relaxing. And thinking. I’m sure the most powerful man in college sports is always thinking. It’s one of the things that makes Delany a collegiate icon who has been at the forefront of reshaping and transforming collegiate sports in his 25 years as Big Ten commissioner. His list of accomplishments is

B1G Player Rankings: No. 21, Melvin Gordon

We’re 21 days from the 2013 football season kicking off. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, BTN.com is ranking the top 25 players. Join us as we count it down, from 25-1, every day. No. 21: Melvin Gordon, RB, Wisconsin With Montee Ball and has gaggle of records gone, there is a big void in the Wisconsin backfield. Look for Gordon to assume a big role—along with senior James White. Gordon flashed potential last season as a redshirt freshman,

No. 4 game of 2012: Penn State 24, Wisconsin 21 (OT)

BTN/BTN2Go is airing the top 10 football games of 2012, and the countdown has reached No. 4: Penn State’s memorable 24-21 overtime victory over Wisconsin. Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET tonight, and the next three games at the same time through Sunday. Until then, relive the thrilling game in this post. [ RELATED: Check out our previous top 10 games of 2012 ] PENN STATE 24, WISCONSIN 21 (OT) Sam Ficken hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime, and Wisconsin’s Kyle French attempt from 45 yards went wide left to seal Penn State’s 24-21 win Saturday in an