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Week 10: We predict all six Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners. Nine weeks down, Bardo and Merriman are tied for the top spot, at 56-12. Big Ten fans are one game off the pace. [ MORE: Week 10 scoreboard | Week 10 Previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections ] Stephen Bardo (@stephenbardo) Season record: 56-12 Week 10 picks: Ohio St. 45, Purdue 10; Penn St. 42, Illinois 17; Wisconsin 28,

Week 10 Previews: Get ready for a busy Saturday

There is a full Saturday of action, as all 12 teams will play. The last time that happened? The third week of the season, September 14. And there are some interesting games, with Michigan’s trip to Michigan State the clear headline tilt. Here are looks at all six games as the season hits the homestretch. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Darqueze Dennard Q&A ] OHIO STATE (8-0, 4-0) at PURDUE (1-6, 0-3) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why you should watch: It’s 20 victories in a row and counting for Ohio State. The Buckeyes continue to

Carollo assesses targeting penalty after nine weeks

The early returns are in, and the new penalty for targeting is having an impact. According to Big Ten officials coordinator Bill Carollo, there have been 54 targeting calls in 534 FBS games in 2013. Fifteen were subsequently overturned upon replay review, putting the number of disqualifications through 534 games and nine weeks of action at 39. Last year in the Big Ten, targeting was flagged six times, according to Carollo. This year, it has been flagged twice: Nebraska’s Stanley Jean-Baptiste at Purdue on Oct. 12 and Ohio State’s Bradley Roby vs. Iowa on Oct. 19. Watch Jean-Baptiste’s hit (Roby’s

Reader mail: So what about Michigan-MSU?

As we head full steam into the second half of the season, my mail box is getting stuffed with comments and questions. You know what that means: I have to reach into my mail bag and answer the best of your queries. Thanks for all of the interest! Keep the cards and letters coming! And don’t forget to watch this week’s top ten plays in this post, too. And now, your letters … Who do you pick to win the Michigan State-Michigan game? – Andrew Bates Well, the Spartans enter the game playing well, winners of four in a row

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: Still seeing two B1G BCS teams

Not much movement in this week’s bowl projections. Ohio State is still No. 4 in the BCS standings and has a big hill to climb to get to the Nos. 1 or 2 spots. But Wisconsin still has time to perhaps be a BCS at-large bowl bid. The Badgers were just No. 24 in the BCS standings; they need to get into the Top 14. Michigan is No. 21; Michigan State is No. 22. The Spartans’ situation has improved, as have the bowl destinations for Iowa and Minnesota. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Week 9 grades & stocks | What

Power Rankings: Surging Spartans move on up

If you somehow had any doubts prior to Saturday about who was the best team in the Big Ten, Ohio State surely cleared those up with its dominating effort vs. Penn State. Iowa and Minnesota were big risers. But Saturday wasn’t so good for Nebraska and Penn State. Here are my post-Week Nine Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (8-0, 4-0). It was pure domination for the Buckeyes vs. Penn State. I’m guessing Ohio State wanted to send a message to

Next on Forever B1G: Drew Henson & Trent Jackson

Friday’s episode of “Forever B1G” profiles Michigan’s Drew Henson and Wisconsin’s Trent Jackson in our latest look at two former Big Ten stars who pursued careers once their playing days ended. Learn more about them both from a portion of the show in this post, and then tune in tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET to see the entire program. Henson was Michigan ‘s quarterback from 1998 to 2000 and as a standout baseball player who left Michigan to sign with the New York Yankees. He wound up playing in both the NFL and in Major League Baseball. He is currently

Best of Week 9: Can PSU pull off another upset?

Another light, yet exciting week ahead, with four teams off–Indiana, Michigan, Purdue and Wisconsin. Still, this Saturday has a marquee, prime-time game to hang its hat on with Penn State playing at Ohio State. The loser of the Northwestern at Iowa game may be hard-pressed to become bowl-eligible. Nebraska is locked and loaded for a big second half of the season, which begins at Minnesota. NU must win if it wants to win the Legends, right? How lopsided has the Nebraska-Minnesota series been? Check it out: Nebraska has beaten the Golden Gophers 16 times in a row. The last Gophers’

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