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BTN.com's 2012 All-Big Ten teams

BTN will announce the 2012 Big Ten All-Big Ten teams at 7 p.m. ET Monday. Before the lists are made official on our 60-minute special, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina offer their first-teams and superlative winners. See who made the teams in this post. Who did we miss? Tell us your teams in the comment section at the bottom of the post. ALL-BIG TEN OFFENSE BRENT TOM QB Braxton Miller, Ohio State* Braxton Miller, Ohio State* RB Montee Ball, Wisconsin Montee Ball, Wisconsin RB Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State Le’Veon Bell, Michigan State WR Allen Robinson, Penn State Allen Robinson,

Dienhart: My latest Big Ten bowl projections

The regular season is over. All that’s left is the Big Ten title game, which could alter the Big Ten bowl projections at the top of the pecking order. We know this for sure: seven teams will go bowling, as Purdue and Michigan State punched their tickets with wins on Saturday to join Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan, Northwestern and Minnesota. That means the Big Ten won’t be able to fill its eighth and final bowl spot in the Little Caesar’s Bowl. If Ohio State and Penn State weren’t on probation, the Big Ten bowl ranks would swell to nine. The Big

Nebraska vs. Wisconsin: Title teams meet media

Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema understands a lot of people believe his Badgers don’t deserve to be playing in the Big Ten championship game. Asked if he’s insulted by the sentiment, he says he’s not. “I appreciate the question and understand it totally,” he said Sunday. “I think there are 10 teams out there in the Big Ten that would love to be in the position Nebraska and we’re in right now. When the two teams take the field on Saturday, neither is going to care how the other team got there or what their record is.” Listen to Bret Bielema’s

Final Player Rankings: Bell, Hill reenter list

It’s time for my final regular season Big Ten Player Rankings. This week, Le’Veon Bell and Jordan Hill reenter the list following jaw-dropping individual performances. See all the latest changes 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: Tom Dienhart’s Power Rankings ] OFFENSE 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State – Lost in a season full of eye-popping statistical days, there’s this: Miller’s only thrown six interceptions, including zero in the last three games. Week 13

Final power rankings: Ohio State finishes No. 1

This is the final edition of the 2012 Big Ten power rankings. And it’s pretty clear who the two best teams in the Big Ten are: Ohio State and Nebraska. Alas, they can’t meet in the conference title game, as the Buckeyes are on probation. But Ohio State finished 12-0, including a 63-38 win over the Cornhuskers in Columbus earlier this season. So, the Buckeyes must be best, right? [RELATED: Big Ten Player Rankings] See the final power rankings in the photo gallery below. About Tom Dienhart BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is a veteran sports journalist who covers Big

How did we do? Week 13 picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game in Indianapolis, it’s time to check out how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 13 predictions. For the second straight week, it was a perfect showing for BTN.com fans, who now stand two games ahead of Dienhart in the season standings. Dienhart and I both went 5-1, as the former missed Michigan-Ohio State and latter Indiana-Purdue. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 75-21; .781 Tom: 73-23; .760 Brent: 69-27; .719 Nebraska 13, Iowa 7 Tom’s pick: Nebraska, 35-13 – This will be like a de facto

PSU 24, Wisconsin 21 (OT): Photos, videos & recaps

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 emotional season finale in Happy Valley. The Nittany Lions (8-4, 6-2 Big Ten) could have ended it for good a play earlier, but linebacker Glenn Carson dropped a potential interception. Still, the Beaver Stadium faithful celebrated anyway after French’s miss on Senior Day capped a challenging year that began with landmark sanctions from the NCAA for the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal. [RELATED: Penn State honors Mauti with helmet decal |

Week 13: We predict all six Big Ten games

Every week this season, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) have offered their predictions for each Big Ten football game and provided polls for fans to pick their winners. We’re down to the final week of play, and BTN.com fans are in the lead. After 12 weeks, BTN.com fans lead Dienhart by one game and Yarina by five games. See our Week 13 predictions and choose your winners in this post. Listen to Dienhart on Wednesday night’s “#BTNLive.” SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 69-21; .767 Tom: 68-22; .755 Brent: 64-26; .711 [RELATED: Week 13 Power Rankings | Week 13

Senior Day, Ball's touchdown on tonight's 'Journey'

You’ll want to see how “The Journey 2012” covers Montee Ball’s historical TD last Saturday on tonight’s episode of the show at 7:30 p.m. ET. Ahead of the show we’ve posted two highlight reels, one from Ohio State vs. Wiscosnin and the other from Iowa vs. Michigan. As part of our ongoing coverage of the various Senior Day celebrations  our crew tracked Ball and Michigan’s Denard Robinson. Also on the show tonight, we profile Michigan State running back Le’Veon Bell and trace his path from high school in Ohio to East Lansing. And as usual, we have our spectacular highlights from two games – this week it’s Iowa-Michigan

What to do with Big Ten divisions?

As BTN’s Gerry DiNardo mentioned during Tuesday’s coverage of Rutgers joining the Big Ten, there are three variables to consider when creating the conference’s new divisions: 1. Competitive balance; 2. geography; and 3. rivalries. Right now, no one knows how the new divisions will look, and that includes commissioner Jim Delany. Said Delany on the rumors out there: “Those are news to me.” The only thing that’s a guarantee is there will be change. Whether it’s moving Illinois to the Legends and throwing Maryland and Rutgers into the Leaders – one of the popular rumors – or something else, we’ll