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Tuesday Jan 24
7:00 PMPenn St. at Ohio St.Watch
Wednesday Jan 25
7:00 PMNorthwestern at MichiganWatch
8:00 PMMichigan St. at WisconsinWatch
Thursday Jan 26
7:00 PMWisconsin at Ohio St.Watch
8:00 PMOhio St. at MinnesotaWatch
8:00 PMMaryland at IllinoisWatch
Friday Jan 27
2:00 PMLouisville at IndianaWatch
5:00 PMPSU National Open: Day 1Watch

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Rank It: Is It Football Season Yet?

One of the best things about college football bowl games is the inter-sectional matchups we typically never get to see. Well, it’s only April but the Big Ten features some non-conference games that already have the look and feel of bowl games. So I compiled my top 15 non-conference football games coming our way next fall, the first in a series of occasional off-season “Rank It” posts. But what fun are rankings if we don’t get some other points of view? So take a look at the upcoming football schedules for all 12 football teams inside and then tell the

Daily Links: Click Tuesday's Top Headlines

Seven Big Ten spring games down, five more to go. We’ll see three teams in action this week, as Minnesota, Ohio State and Penn State take to the field Saturday for the final time this spring. senior writer Tom Dienhart is all over Big Ten spring football. Read Dienhart’s daily links for Tuesday in this post and watch our highlights from Iowa’s spring festivities this past Saturday right now. CASHING IN: It’s good to be Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges! The big fella and resident Ann Arbor genius has gotten a hefty raise for his ability to scheme and

Roundtable: Let's Talk Badgers Football

Wisconsin never has won three Big Ten titles in a row, but that will change if it can finish on top again this fall. Still, Bret Bielema’s squad has issues to address this spring. The chief one: assimilating six new assistant coaches. Still, this is a program with lots of momentum that presses on without offensive coordinator Paul Chryst, who left to take the head coaching job at Pitt. The year before, defensive coordinator Dave Doeren left to coach Northern Illinois, so Bielema is used to change. I talked to three writers who cover Wisconsin to get their thoughts on

Dienhart: Monday's best Big Ten links

A look at some top Big Ten football news as the dust settles on spring football at seven schools. GET TO KNOW THESE GUYS: A lot of questions envelop Penn State as it continues to find its way under new coach Bill O’Brien. Will the offensive line come together? Is there a quarterback in the house? How will the secondary look? Who will rush the passer? It’s an exhausting exercise for Nittany Lion fans. Take a moment to relax and purvey this list of five young, promising Penn State players courtesy of Stefanie Loh of the Harrisburg Patriot-News. HALF FULL,

Last-minute links for Saturday's Spring Games

As with my Daily Big Ten Links, here are some of the bigger items buzzing in Big Ten territory with spring exhibitions looming this Saturday at Michigan, Northwestern, Purdue, Indiana, Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois. Want to know how to watch any of the seven Spring Football exhibitions? A full and detailed rundown is right here. Need a list of fan events or rosters for Saturday’s seven events? Got it here. Got a burning question for me, BTN’s very own Tom Dienhart? Fire away. Buckle your seatbelts, Iowa fans: Your offense is about to take off . No, the new coordinator isn’t

Ask the Expert: Send Your Questions In senior writer Tom Dienhart files Big Ten reader mailbags with answers to your questions and comments. Find all of his mailbags in Dienhart’s Q&A section. Now that Spring Football games are Saturday, it’s time for you to pepper our expert with any football questions and comments about your Big Ten team. He’ll use the best questions in his next mailbag posts. In addition to filing regular football fix posts, writer roundtables, and one-on-one interviews, Dienhart is monitoring the news around Big Ten practices. Stay in touch with Dienhart on his Twitter page (@BTNTomDienhart) and Facebook page (, too. Use

Dienhart: Check out Wednesday's web links

Here’s what is buzzing in Big Ten football circles on this glorious Wednesday, as we barrel toward the first batch of spring games this weekend. CHANGING IT UP: Are the days of the traditional tailback about to vanish at Ohio State with the arrival of Urban Meyer? Rob Oller of the Columbus Dispatch thinks so. Oller says Meyer will adjust, turning his tailbacks into multipurpose players. It will not seem like a sea change at first. The Buckeyes still will run their tailbacks, but the “November weather” offense on which the program was built gradually will fade. Meyer’s modern backfield

Hear coaches, players talk spring football

The Big Ten held spring football teleconferences this week, featuring the head coach and a player from all 12 teams. Listen to all the teleconferences in this post and don’t forget that all of our audio can be found in the audio archive. Legends Division Hear from Michigan coach Brady Hoke and safety Jordan Kovacs: Hear from Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz and quarterback James Vandenberg: Hear from Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald and quarterback Kain Colter: Hear from Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio and quarterback Andrew Maxwell: Hear from Minnesota coach Jerry Kill and quarterback MarQueis Gray: Hear from Nebraska

Dienhart: Tuesday's best Big Ten links

Take a spin around what is making news across the Big Ten football landscape on this day. Among other things, Michigan looks like it has a tight end … Ohio State may have a star safety … and more is revealed about the recruiting dust-up between Urban Meyer and Bret Bielema. MOORE READY TO GO: It has taken four years, but Brandon Moore has become the leader of the Michigan tight ends. Moore needs to play a huge role with Kevin Koger and Steve Watson gone. And depth behind Moore is, well, woeful. “Of course there’s responsibility on my shoulders,

Look! More Big Ten Pets! Now Add Yours!

Here’s another batch of Big Ten pets for our Big Ten Pets Hall of Fame. Do you have a picture of your adorable pet in Big Ten gear that we can add to our Big Ten Pets section? Submit your photo to us. Find out how right here. It’s easy, free and fun. So far we’ve had some great shots, including a greyhound in a fancy Michigan dress.  How do you submit a  photo of your Big Ten pet? Here’s how: Post your photo on Twitter and use the hashtag #B1Gpets Go to our BTN Facebook page and upload the