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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 Tuesday afternoon for each segment of the call, and we do this every week.  Also @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online Tuesday mornings. Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:  Listen to Coach Pat Fitzgerald:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio:  Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz:  Listen to Coach Jerry Kill: 

Bowl projections: Boilers out, Huskers looking rosy

The bowl picture got a bit jumbled after a topsy-turvy weekend. The big winner was Nebraska, which moved into the Rose Bowl slot with its triumph over Michigan. The Legends Division is the Cornhuskers if they win out, which could set up a likely clash with Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game. The Huskers beat the Badgers, 30-27, earlier this season. Michigan still is primed for a nice bowl and still could go to the Rose if it wins out and sees Nebraska lose. [RELATED: Week 10 Power Rankings | Week 10 Player Rankings] Like Nebraska, Northwestern (beat Iowa)

Week 10 Player Rankings: Bullough breaks in

It’s time for my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. There’s one name making its debut on this week’s installment. What other movement was there? Find out in this post. Remember, this feature ranks the Big Ten’s top six offensive and defensive players. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa. [RELATED: Week 10 Power Rankings | Week 10 Bowl Projections] OFFENSE 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State – It’s safe to say Miller is back from last week’s scare that knocked him out of the game and sent him to the hospital. The

Wisconsin QB Joel Stave out for season

Wisconsin quarterback Joel Stave is out for the season with a broken left collarbone, Bret Bielema announced Monday. Bielema says Stave, who was injured on a William Gholston sack in Saturday’s overtime defeat to Michigan State, will need eight weeks to recover. In seven games, the Badger completed 70-of-118 passes (59 percent) for 1,104 yards and six touchdowns. He threw three interceptions. Junior Danny O’Brien, the Maryland transfer who opened the season as the starter, and senior Curt Phillips will vie for the starting spot for Wisconsin (6-3, 3-2). The Badgers are on a bye this week and play at

Week 10 Power Rankings: How 'bout them Huskers?!

With another Saturday in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to take the temperature of the Big Ten. It was a tough week for the Leaders Division, with four of its six teams losing. And a new leader emerged in the Legends, as Nebraska continues to move up. Where do all the teams land in my latest Power Rankings? Find out in this post. [RELATED: Week 10 Player Rankings | Week 10 Bowl Projections] 1. Ohio State (9-0, 5-0). The Buckeyes imposed their will on Penn State, 35-23, to push their record to 9-0. The maligned defense played well, allowing 359

How did we do? Week 9 picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 10, we need to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 9 predictions. It was a rough week for all involved, as BTN.com fans led the way with a 3-3 record. As a result, BTN.com fans tied Dienhart for the top spot in the season standings, at 54-20. I sit three games behind the pace. SEASON RECORDS Tom: 54-20; .730 BTN.com fans: 54-20; .730 Brent: 51-23; .690 Indiana 31, Illinois 17 Tom’s pick: Indiana, 30-29 – Let’s call this the “Desperation Bowl.” The Fighting Illini have lost

Michigan State rallies, tops Wisconsin in OT

Andrew Maxwell threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Bennie Fowler in overtime, giving Michigan State a 16-13 victory and snapping Wisconsin’s 21-game home winning streak. It was the first win at Camp Randall since 2001 for the Spartans (5-4, 2-3 Big Ten), who have won four of the last six games against Wisconsin. It was the Badgers’ first loss at home since Oct 17, 2009. The teams have had a hand in the last two Big Ten titles, sharing it in 2010 and playing in the first conference championship game last year. But this was nothing like those games. After

3rd quarter recap: Wisconsin 7, Michigan State 3

Defense continues to dominate as Wisconsin leads Michigan State, 7-3, heading to the fourth quarter. The two teams combined for four punts in the quarter. More proof of the defense: Michigan State, with Le’Veon Bell, and Wisconsin, with Montee Ball and James White, have combined for 31 rushing yards. The Badgers have possession on their own 42-yard line to start the fourth quarter. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, BTN.com posts recaps after every quarter of every Big Ten football game. Use the links above for

2nd quarter recap: Wisconsin 7, Michigan State 3

Wisconsin’s defensive line went crazy in the second quarter, penetrating Michigan State’s backfield so often that the Spartans finished the second quarter with minus-2 rushing yards. The Badgers take a 7-3 lead to the locker room. To be fair, neither team has found much rushing room thus far, as the Spartans have nine rushing yards to the Badgers’ 23. Both teams had 14 carries in the first half. The Badgers scored when Joel Stave and Jacob Pedersen hooked up for a 31-yard touchdown to cap a 10-play, 90-yard drive, giving Wisconsin the game’s first lead. Michigan State made the score

1st quarter recap: Michigan State 0, Wisconsin 0

Fans were treated to more punts than points in the first quarter, and the game is tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. The teams’ stale offenses boomed a total of three punts in the quarter. Wisconsin will start the second quarter with possession on Michigan State’s 38-yard line. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER ] Read more from BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart on this game: Player on the spot: Le’Veon Bell, RB, Michigan State. He’s coming off his second-worst game of the year, running for just 68 yards on 26 carries vs.