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Best of Week 4: 2016 weekend signals opening of league games

In week 4 of the 2016 football season, the Big Ten takes the lid off conference action. This season each team plays nine Big Ten games during the season for the first time since 1984. On this weekend, four leagues games are on the docket as the race to the 2016 title begins. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart delivers his fourth in a series of weekly looks at the upcoming 2016 football season.

BTN LiveBIG: A summer reading list with a Big Ten twist

For many people, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. And that means finding a few books that provide a combination of mental diversion and stimulation during those long, hot, idle days. If you’re still looking for some titles to add to your list, LiveBIG has a few suggestions from authors who have a connection to the Big Ten Conference and represent its ideals of excellence and ingenuity in their work.   It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War Afghanistan. The Congo. Iraq. Photojournalist and Wisconsin alumna Lynsey Addario photographed these and other global hotspots. Now,

Big Ten football mailbag: Counting down the days to football

How good could the Huskers football team be? Is this the year Michigan knocks out Michigan State? Which team is in a transition year but still has hope? Your emails landed in Tom Dienhart's inbox, and he answers them once again in his weekly mailbag.

Best of Week 3: Blockbuster Saturday packed with big games

Ohio State at Oklahoma. Michigan State at Notre Dame. Oregon at Nebraska. Week 3 of the 2016 football season is packed with a lot of great games. Tom Dienhart breaks it down in his latest schedule analysis.

Best of Week 2: Penn State, Pitt face off for first time since 2000

Thirteen schools are in action. And there are some top matches on deck in the second week of action highlighted by two rivalry games. The Iowa-Iowa State battle for the Cy-Hawk trophy always is a humdinger. This year, the Cyclones led by new coach Matt Campbell come to Iowa City. He had some top offenses at Toledo and is a rising star. Know this: Iowa boss Kirk Ferentz is just 8-9 vs. Iowa State. Finally! Penn State and Pitt are playing! Penn State leads the all-time series, 50-42-4. Pitt won the last meeting, taking a 12-0 decision in the Steel

Dienhart: With Nigel Hayes back, Wisconsin is Big Ten favorite

Big news at Wisconsin, as forward Nigel Hayes is returning to Madison for his senior season. What’s it mean? The Badgers are the favorite to win the Big Ten in 2016-17. Michigan State and Indiana will have something to say about that. But Hayes return to Madison stamps the Badgers as the team to beat in my book. Hayes will be the lynchpin of a Wisconsin lineup that returns every major contributor, including Bronson Koenig and Zak Showalter in the backcourt and Vitto Brown and Ethan Happ up front, and welcomes in a pair of heralded recruits. Koenig will be

Best of Week 1: Opening week all about LSU vs. Wisconsin

Not a lot of pizzazz in the first week of the season, as all 14 teams are in action over a three-day period. But there is one marquee clash: LSU vs. Wisconsin at iconic Lambeau Field. [ MORE: View the complete Week 1 Big Ten schedule ] Aside from that, there are no big-time matchups. In fact, four teams are playing FCS schools, with Furman at Michigan State; Murray State at Illinois; Howard at Maryland; Eastern Kentucky at Purdue. Here is a look at the Best of Week 1. Game of the week: LSU vs. Wisconsin at Green Bay. No

2016 football schedule analysis: Wisconsin Badgers

The debut for Paul Chryst was a success, as Wisconsin posted a 10-win season capped by a nice bowl win vs. USC. But the Badgers failed to win the West despite playing a favorable Big Ten schedule. Now, the schedule flips on Wisconsin, which has one of the most challenging slates in the nation. [ MORE: Dienhart: Wisconsin Badgers’ offseason to-do list ] Can the Badgers overcome the myriad hurdles while breaking in a new quarterback and with a new defensive coordinator? Here is a look at Wisconsin’s 2016 schedule. Toughest non-conference game: vs. LSU, Sept. 3 (Lambeau Field). No