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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 fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 9 predictions. It was a rough week for all involved, as fans led the way with a 3-3 record. As a result, 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 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, 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’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.

Where were you for that Spartans-Badgers play?

When Michigan State beat Wisconsin on a long, last-second touchdown pass from Kirk Cousins to Keith Nichol last fall, the eyes of the rest of the conference were on that game. In a feature story that ran on our pregame TV show this morning, BTN talked to a number of Big Ten names who recall watching that incredible play on TV. We’ve posted the whole video here. Track today’s rematch with us on the Wisconsin-Michigan State game page. Also, here’s a look at another feature on that same play where the participants from both teams recall what it was like

Week 9 Previews: Legends battle comes to Lincoln

In my preview of this Saturday’s six games, I believe most teams will play with a real sense of urgency. Nebraska and Michigan are two good examples, but Ohio State and Penn State each have something to prove, too. Michigan State and Wisconsin have a history, Iowa leads Northwestern in the standings, and Purdue, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois each seek their first conference win. I’ll be in Lincoln to cover Michigan and Nebraska, and you can follow me on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. I’ll track all of the other games with my usual Saturday Snap Reactions. Drop me your questions at the

Listen to your Big Ten football coach

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, all 12 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. Listen to Coach Tim Beckman: Listen to Coach Kevin Wilson: Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz: Listen to Coach Brady Hoke: Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio: Listen to Coach Jerry Kill: Listen to Coach Bo Pelini: Listen