On Thursday night’s episode of “BTN Live,” our experts covered a host of topics in 60 minutes, talked to Wisconsin star wide receiver Nick Toon and produced a bonus Web-only video clip we call The Fifth Quarter. It’s been a newsy week leading up to some very important games on Saturday, including Northwestern entertaining perfect Michigan at 7 p.m. ET on BTN. Track all of Saturday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Get ready for the games with Dave Revsine’s Numbers and Brent Yarina’s Week 6 Preview. Watch The Fifth Quarter now and check out our Toon interview and your best Rejoice Mail at the bottom of this post.
On Thursday night’s season debut of “Tailgate 48,” hosts Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher kicked off their eight-week excursion across Big Ten country in Madison, Wis. The pair gave Big Ten fans an all-access pass to the traditions, pageantry and gameday excitement in and around Camp Randall Stadium for last week’s much-anticipated Nebraska-Wisconsin battle. During their 48-hour tour of the campus, Alexandria and Fisher caught up with Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, AD Barry Alvarez and hoops sensation Jordan Taylor. Watch the interview with Dayne now and see Taylor’s sitdown in this post.
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On last week’s Step Into My Office, our Mike Hall sat down with Michigan coach Brady Hoke and the week before that it was Minnesota coach Jerry Kill. At 9 p.m. ET tonight on BTN, Hall takes you behind the scenes with Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema. Hall, who can be found on Twitter, @BTNMikeHall, filed a couple bonus Web-only video clips from his visit to Madison. He also wrote a little about what it was like to hang with Bielema, whose perfect Badgers have a bye week before hosting Indiana on Oct. 15. Watch one clip now and see Hall’s comments below.
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CHICAGO – Face paint, chants, cheerleaders, marching bands, pep rallies, grilling and die-hard fans are all part of the excitement surrounding Big Ten football. BTN gives fans an inside look at how Big Ten campuses prepare for game day with its new show Tailgate 48, presented by Omaha Steaks. Tailgate 48 kicks off with a trip to Camp Randall Stadium to capture the pregame festivities and party atmosphere as Wisconsin hosted Nebraska in the Huskers’ Big Ten debut. The new eight-episode series airs at 7 PM ET Thursdays beginning tomorrow.
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Penn State coach Joe Paterno is getting rid of his cane and says he’ll be on the sidelines this week. That’s just one of the tidbits you can hear in the audio from the weekly Big Ten Conference football coaches teleconference with reporters. Read the selected tweets from @B1Gfootball at the conference office, then listen to any of the 12 Big Ten football coaches now.
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