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Big Ten Football and Beyond

Big Ten Football and Beyond

Our Big Ten football experts take a look at the national football landscape and put Big Ten football stories in perspective at noon ET every weekday.


Beyond: Penn St. Special Report

Dave Revsine, along with analysts Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin, hosted a 90-minute special Wednesday on the ongoing Penn State scandal. The crew discussed the latest developments and offered their thoughts on what Penn State and Joe Paterno, who announced he will retire at the end of the season, should do next.’s Andy Staples and the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein also made their weekly appearances, plus Revsine interviewed D.J. Dozier, Adam Taliaferro and Michael Haynes. Watch our analysts’ take now and see all our video clips from the show in this post. Earlier Wednesday, senior writer Tom Dienhart

Former Nittany Lions React to News

On Wednesday night’s 90-minute special edition of Big Ten Football & Beyond, BTN host Dave Revsine interviewed former Penn State football players D.J. Dozier, Adam Taliaferro and Michael Haynes to get their reaction to the Penn State scandal and their thoughts on their former coach Joe Paterno. Watch our interview with Dozier now and see the Taliaferro and Haynes interviews in this post. Watch all of our other video from Wednesday night’s show here. Adam Taliaferro on Paterno Michael Haynes on Paterno Earlier Wednesday, senior writer Tom Dienhart posted a column on the scandal. Penn State and Jim Delany both

Breakdown: Kain Colter Interview

On Monday’s Big Ten Breakdown, at 7 p.m. ET, Howard Griffith breaks down the offensive line’s role in Wisconsin RB Montee Ball‘s success and Chris Martin shows us how Iowa’s defense shut down Denard Robinson and Michigan. The crew also will take a look at MarQueis Gray‘s progression the last couple of weeks, plus Northwestern’s do-it-all star Kain Colter will join us to talk about his team’s upset win at Nebraska. Submit your nominees for “Howard’s Hero” and “On the Corner” with Chris @BTN_Breakdown, @HowardGriffith

Beyond: Divisions And Their Affect

On Wednesday’s Big Ten Football & Beyond, at 7 p.m. ET, Dave Revsine and the usual cast of characters will discuss how divisions have changed the Big Ten, offer the latest news on realignment, evaluate how the conference’s four new head coaches have done and give nonconference scouting reports on Boise State and South Carolina. Following Beyond, at 8, don’t miss Purdue hosting Illinois in live volleyball action.’s Andy Staples, the man for all your latest realignment news, will be in studio tonight for the show, along with Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Chris Martin and Teddy Greenstein, of the Chicago

Beyond: A Look Back, A Look Ahead

On tonight’s Big Ten Football & Beyond, at 7 p.m. ET, Dave Revsine and his cast of characters discuss what they learned about Wisconsin and Michigan State following last week’s unforgettable finish, analyze the latest developments in realignment and break down Saturday’s highly anticipated matchup between Nebraska’s offense and Michigan State’s defense. Other topics include: The crew offers its Silver Football winner up to this point Heisman conversation – Chris Martin breaks down Clemson’s Sammy Watkins Scouting Reports – Arkansas with Gerry DiNardo; Kansas State with Chris Martin With Boise State ranked No. 4 in latest BCS Standings, is it

Beyond: Who Has The Advantage?

It’s a dream battle. Wisconsin’s prolific offense, ranked No. 1 in points per game and touchdowns, versus Michigan State’s defense, ranked No. 1 in total yards and passing yards. Something’s got to give when the sixth-ranked Badgers travel to the 16th-ranked Spartans on Saturday night. Which dominant unit has the edge? How can Michigan State stop Wisconsin’s white-hot offensive attack? And how will Wisconsin account for Michigan State’s physical and aggressive defense? Watch as our Big Ten Football & Beyond analysts, Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin, break down the week’s, and possibly the season’s, most intriguing Big Ten matchup now.

Beyond: Badger 'O' vs. Spartan 'D'

At 7 p.m. ET Wednesday on Big Ten Football & Beyond, Dave Revsine and company break down the fallout from last week, including which loss was more disappointing, Michigan or Illinois’, and which win was more meaningful, Ohio State or Michigan State’s? Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martine will break down the highly contested matchup between Michigan State’s top-rated defense and Wisconsin’s top-rated offense, and we’ll discuss the current two-quarterback epidemic that has been employed at seven of the Big Ten schools this season. Also, Andy Staples will join us for the latest news in expansion and realignment, plus the crew

Behind The Scenes of 'Beyond'

When Big Ten Football and Beyond airs every Wednesday at 7 PM ET, viewers may not realize that creating Beyond, as it is known in-house, is a 36-hour process to produce slightly less than one hour of actual show content. Show producer Paul Cordell oversees the entire process from start to finish in coordination with host Dave Revsine and analysts Gerry DiNardo, Chris Martin, the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein, and Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples, as well more than a dozen of other production staffers. Most of the Beyond crew has a long history with the network. Cordell began working at

Big Ten & Beyond: Who's No. 2?

On the next episode of Big Ten & Beyond at 7 p.m. Wednesday, BTN’s Gerry DiNardo and the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein debate who is the second-best team behind Wisconsin. Do you have any thoughts on the matter? Leave your comments (and your supporting arguments) in the comments at the end of this post. What else will the show focus on? Jump down this post for more. Our experts will also discuss this question: Does Saturday’s Michigan vs. Michigan State game mean more to the Wolverines or the Spartans? Later in the show, DiNardo will examine Michigan State’s defense while

Beyond: Breaking Down Michigan's 'D'

Wednesday night on “Big Ten Football & Beyond,” BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo broke down Michigan’s improved defense, which has gone from the worst unit in program history to a strong group in just one season. A year ago, the Wolverines defense compiled all-time worst numbers in points per game (35.2), total yards (450.8), passing yards per game (261.8) and yards per play (6.1). In Year 1 under defensive coordinator Greg Mattison – at least through the first five games – those numbers look like this: 10.2 ppg, 316.2 total yards, 176.8 passing yard and 5.2 yards per play. That’s a