BTN Live Today: Vote for your top players

On a special day and at a special time, we bring you the latest BTN Live at 3:30 p.m. ET today. We’ve reached Week 13, the final week of the regular season, so we’re asking our viewers to vote for their Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, in addition to their Week 13 picks. Cast your votes in this post, send your comments to our Twitter account, @BTNLive, or use #BTNLive, and tune in Friday afternoon to watch our show live.

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Turkeys and Tropical Locales

If you ask most national observers about John Beilein’s coaching style, you’ll hear phrases like “live and die by the three” or “offensive-minded.” In Maui, Michigan used none of the above to get an impressive win over Memphis. The Wolverines took their threes, sure, but they weren’t particularly good from there. Instead, they dominated the Tigers in the paint, making those national observers’ collective heads explode.

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Gophers Sweep Border Rival Badgers

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Wisconsin at Minnesota - Volleyball Wrap-up

(GopherSports.com) The No. 19 University of Minnesota volleyball team beat border rival Wisconsin in straight sets (25-21, 25-21, 28-26) Wednesday at the Sports Pavilion. The Golden Gophers (17-11, 10-9) swept the Badgers this season, also defeating UW on Oct. 19 in Madison, Wis. in five sets. Minnesota was led on the court by sophomore sensations Ashley Wittman and middle blocker Tori Dixon, both of which tied for match-highs with 14 kills. Read the full recap at GopherSports.com.

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Beyond: We're on at 6 p.m. ET tonight

At 6 p.m. ET Wednesday, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Chris Martin and Teddy Greenstein bring you Big Ten Football & Beyond. On tonight’s show, our crew debates whether Michigan State, which wrapped up the Legends Division last week, should have a different approach for this weekend’s game. The guys also will answer which game they’d watch if both were on at same time they couldn’t flip channels: Ohio State-Michigan or Penn State-Wisconsin. See what else we’ll be talking about in this post.

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Nov. 22 Big Ten Hoops Roundup

Michigan's Tim Hardaway Jr.

UMKC at Wisconsin - Men's Basketball Highlights

The Big Ten went 2-1 Tuesday night, with No. 11 Wisconsin thrashing UMKC, Illinois dropping Richmond in the Cancun Classic and No. 15 Michigan falling to No. 6 Duke in the Maui Invitational. Catch up on all the action and stats on our Big Ten scoreboard. And don’t forget to check out our halftime and final recap stories for all of the games in this post. You can also get results from the five Big Ten women’s games with our women’s hoops roundup. Watch our highlights from Wisconsin’s victory over UMKC now.

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Dienhart: Week 13 Player Rankings

Wisconsin's Montee Ball

The Next Level - Nov. 22, 2011

The best player in the Big Ten? It has been a moving target for much of the season. Several players have occupied the top spot. In what has been the Year of the Running Back, it’s no surprise that a ball carrier tops this week’s edition of the Top 25 Players in the Big Ten.

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Dienhart: Week 13 Best Suggestions

Wisconsin's Montee Ball

Big Ten Blast: Nov. 22nd Afternoon Update

The Michigan-Ohio State game is the annual exclamation mark on the Big Ten season. This year’s storyline: Can the Wolverines end the Buckeyes’ seven-season run of dominance? A Wolverine victory not only would ease the pain for Michigan fans, but it also will enhance the team’s resume in its bid to earn a BCS at-large bowl slot.

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