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Dienhart: Bielema Embraces Rivalry

It can be argued that Wisconsin and Michigan State have become the top programs in the Big Ten. The teams met in the inaugural Big Ten championship game and have won a combined 44 games the last two seasons. No Big Ten schools can match that. Wisconsin has advanced to the last two Rose Bowls, while Michigan State has won 11 games each of the past two seasons and claimed a share of the 2010 title. So, is this a burgeoning rivalry? “I think our players just have so much respect for the Michigan State players and the way they

BTN announces on-air talent roster for 2012 season

CHICAGO – BTN today revealed its game broadcast teams and studio talent for the 2012 football season. The network’s football schedule will feature more than 40 games, extensive pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage on Saturdays and football-themed studio shows every weeknight. For the sixth straight year, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will anchor the network’s game-day studio coverage on Big Ten Football Saturday, and will contribute to additional studio shows during the week. [ Track Big Ten media days with BTN’s coverage] BTN’s broadcast teams for football telecasts include Eric Collins (play-by-play) and Derek Rackley (analyst); Kevin Kugler

Purdue's Terone Johnson

Big Ten's top 2012-13 football & hoops programs

During my time at, I’ve done countless football and men’s basketball power rankings. But I’ve never combined the two as a way to rank the Big Ten’s football-basketball programs. Until now, that is. What criteria did I consider while ranking the Big Ten schools, you ask? I took into account how the schools fared in football and basketball during the 2011-12 season, how they will fare in 2012-13, all while putting an equal value on football and basketball success or failure. So, for example, Nebraska and Indiana figure to be solid in football and basketball, respectively, but their expected

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Dienhart: 101 questions for Big Ten media days

Big Ten media days kick off on Thursday in Chicago. Myriad queries will be asked by the Fourth Estate, but not all of them will be posed or answered. Me? I have a long list of questions—101, to be exact–as we sit on the precipice of the 2012 season. See all 101 of my questions in this post. Have any other ones you want me to ask a player or coach? Send it to me in the comment section at the bottom of this post or tweet it to @BTNTomDienhart. 1. Is Andrew Maxwell the answer at quarterback for Michigan


Go Inside Big Ten Football With Our Crew

We inch closer to another season of Big Ten football every day, and with 2012 conference games comes a fresh season of “The Journey.” If you love watching our award-winning show for moments like the videos in this post, then you’ll love “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2012.” It debuts Oct. 3, but you can follow our Journey crew every step of the way on Twitter and our recently launched Facebook and Instagram (BTNJourney) pages. On Twitter, we’ll be using the Twitter hashtag #BTNJourney both during the shows and all the days in between. In previous seasons this show documented the

Badgers-Boilers to play in Week 4 in 2013

Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema has long been a proponent of playing Big Ten games during the season’s first four weeks, and he’ll get his wish in 2013. Wisconsin announced Wednesday in a press release that it will host Purdue on Sept. 21, 2013 – also known as Week 4 – one week before the Big Ten typically starts conference play. “One of the things that I’m excited about is adding a conference game to that beginning four weeks of the schedule, much the same as the SEC does,” Bielema said in the release. “It’s similar to the SEC model,

Big Ten web links: Wednesday's top clicks

Big Ten media days kick off on Thursday in Chicago. Get all the latest Big Ten web links in this post. MICHIGAN QUESTIONS: Prior to heading to the event, scribe Kyle Meinke posed five questions around the Wolverine program as it heads to the Windy City. Perhaps the most interesting is how Michigan will handle higher expectations after surprising the nation in 2011 with an 11-2 season that was capped by a Sugar Bowl triumph over Virginia Tech. It’s easy to be under the radar. Much tougher to play with a target on your back. MEDIA DAY HOT TOPICS:

Preseason Big Ten Player Rankings: Ball, Short on top

Big Ten media days kick off Thursday in Chicago, so I thought I’d release my preseason Big Ten player rankings. I’m going to do these a little different this year. In previous years, I’d rank the top 10 players, which often became a tough task with all the talent on both sides of the ball. To account for both sides, I’ll rank the top six offensive and defensive players each week. Why six? Well, because there are six teams in each division. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice-versa. OFFENSE 1. Montee Ball,

B1G Championship Game tickets go on sale Saturday

Tickets for the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, July 28 at 10 a.m. ET. The second annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 1, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis and will begin at 8:17 p.m. ET on FOX. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets range from $50 to $125 depending on seat location and orders will be limited to eight tickets. In addition, every Big Ten Football Championship Game ticket will allow complimentary admission to

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Big Ten Web Links: More Penn State reaction

News about the NCAA sanctions against Penn State dominated the headlines Monday. Seemingly everyone around the nation had a take, and for the most part agreed with the severe sanctions levied by NCAA prez Mark Emmert. But here are a few aspects of the story that didn’t get as much play. For starters, amid the penalties it was announced that any players already on the Penn State roster could transfer to any school immediately and be eligible. This is devastating news for the Nittany Lions. REDD ON THE MOVE? There already has been this report that running back Silas Redd