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A simulcast of the Big Ten Network radio show discussing the topics of the day during the football season

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#BTNLive poll: Vote for the best coaching duo

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday show #BTNLive.” On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: Which Big Ten football and basketball head coaching duo is the best?

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#BTNLive asks: Who makes longest NCAA tourney run?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday show #BTNLive.” On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: Which Big Ten men’s basketball team advances the furthest in the NCAA tourney?

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#BTNLive asks: What about an early signing period?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On Tuesday’s show Mike Hall, Gerry DiNardo, Stanley Jackson, and Gary Williams discuss this question: Are you in favor of an early signing period in college football?

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#BTNLive asks: Who should have been first team?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On Monday’s show we asked: Which player is the biggest omission from the All-Big Ten first team? The answers for this debate are: Yogi Ferrell, Adreian Payne, Caris LeVert, D.J. Newbill or Aaron Craft

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Video: Gerry DiNardo sits down with Doug Nussmeier

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Gerry DiNardo Conversation with Doug Nussmeier

Doug Nussmeier spent the last two seasons as the Alabama offensive coordinator. What drew him to Michigan, to replace the fired Al Borges? Gerry DiNardo sat down with the freshly minted Michigan play-caller to get that answer and so much more. He even quizzed Nussmeier on who the Wolverines play in the final week every season. Hint: Brady Hoke would be very happy with Nussmeier’s response.

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#BTNLive asks: Key to Ohio State's spring camp is ...

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s show, our experts discuss this question: What area do you think is the biggest key at Ohio State’s spring football camp?: #OSUOline, #replacingHyde, #OSUFront7 or #OSUDBs

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#BTNLive crew debates Friday night football games

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Friday Night Football Games?

Earlier this week, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart wrote a piece about Big Ten football games being played on Friday nights. The idea generated plenty of feedback from Big Ten fans across the country. Some fans were in favor of the idea, but the majority were against it, which can be seen by reading Dienhart’s weekly mailbag.

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#BTNLive asks: Best men's hoops team right now is ...

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. Tonight our experts discuss this question: Which Big Ten men’s hoops team do you think is the best right now? Your choices for this Twitter poll: #BTNMichigan, #BTNMSU, #BTNWisconsin, or #BTNIowa.

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#BTNLive welcomes Big Ten football commits

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Meet B1G commits Brendan Brosnan, Steven Richardson, Clayton Thorson

Thursday night’s #BTNLive was a special one as the show welcomed nine Big Ten football signees from the Chicago area, including Michigan’s Ian Bunting and Ohio State’s Jamarco Jones. The interviews were split into three segments, and you can watch all of them in this post.

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Tonight: Big Ten commits appear on #BTNLive

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Meet B1G commits Jamarco Jones, Ian Bunting, Enoch Smith, Jr.

We have a number of special guests in the studio for tonight’s “#BTNLive” and Big Ten football fans will want to get to know them. On tonight’s show hosted by Rick Pizzo, Glen Mason, and Howard Griffith, we talk to nine Chicago area high school football players who have committed to play for Big Ten football teams next fall.

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#BTNLive asks: How about this '29-second' rule?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive” weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On On tonight’s show, we’re talking about a proposed change by the NCAA rules committee that would prohibit offenses from snapping the ball until at least 10 seconds had run off the 40-second play clock. We ask “Are you for the new NCAA ’29-second’ rule to slow down offenses?”  The two answers: #BTNYes OR #BTNNo

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#BTNLive asks: Who should go first in the NFL Draft?

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Russ Lande Talks B1G Defensive Prospects

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s show, our experts kick around an NFL Draft question: Who should be the first Big Ten football player taken in the 2014 NFL Draft?

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Video: Why those recruiting ratings aren't everything

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#BTNLive Talks About Russell Wilson

When you’re inevitably checking out your Big Ten football team’s signing class tomorrow, don’t gloss over the one- and two-star players. The rating system is an inexact science, and these lower-profile players could just turn out to be, say, Russell Wilson. Out of high school, the freshly minted Super Bowl-winning quarterback was a two-star recruit. He played nothing like a two-star recruit at North Carolina State or Wisconsin, and he plays nothing like a third-round NFL draft pick.

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#BTNLive asks: Who's done the most on Signing Day?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: What program has made the most of football’s National Signing Day in the last 4 years? Five choices:  #BTNBuckeyes, #BTNBadgers, #BTNSpartans, #BTNHuskers or #BTNPSU.

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#BTNLive asks: Who needs the win more tonight?

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If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: For which team is a win tonight more important? Two answers: #BTNMSU or #BTNIowa.

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#BTNLive asks: What's been the biggest surprise win?

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Ohio State at Nebraska - Men's Basketball Highlights

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Which men’s basketball team has pulled off the most surprising win so far this season? Three choices: Northwestern beating Indiana, Michigan over Wisconsin or Nebraska stunning Ohio State.

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#BTNLive honors Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday's show

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Gene Smith Reflects on Martin Luther King Jr.

With it being Martin Luther King Day, #BTNLive honored the civil rights pioneer throughout Monday night’s show. We had interviews with Ohio State AD Gene Smith, the lone African American at his level in the Big Ten, Penn State women’s basketball coach Coquese Washington and Ohio State guard Shannon Scott and his father, Charlie. We also had a segment with Stephen Bardo and Jim Jackson discussing MLK.

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#BTNLive talks with MSU strength coach Ken Mannie

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#BTNLive Talks with Michigan State's Ken Mannie

Michigan State’s football team has been known as one of the top conditioned teams in the nation during the Mark Dantonio-era, and the man responsible for that is Spartans strength and conditioning coach Ken Mannie.

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Allow players to leave sans penalty when coach leaves?

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Should athletes be able to transfer without penalty when their coach leaves?

Here’s a topic that is certain to get some reaction: Should student-athletes be able to transfer without penalty when their head coach leaves? That was the topic presented to BTN analysts Stanley Jackson and Stephen Bardo on Wednesday night’s #BTNLive, and their responses were very interesting. Watch the segment in this post.

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Video: Reaction to Larry Johnson to Ohio State

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FightOnState.com's Mark Brennan Joins #BTNLive

So, there was some serious coaching moves Tuesday. Not only did former Wisconsin and Arkansas assistant Chris Ash join Ohio State as co-defensive coordinator, longtime Penn State defensive line coach and ace recruiter Larry Johnson also joined Urban Meyer’s staff. FightOnState.com’s Mark Brennan joined Tuesday’s #BTNLive to talk about Johnson’s decision, among other things.

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Video: Jeremy Gallon at East-West Shrine Game

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Jeremy Gallon at East-West Shrine Game

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The East-West Shrine Game is on Saturday in St. Petersburg, Fla., and BTN reporter Lisa Byington is there to cover the Big Ten contingent in the game. On Tuesday, Byington caught up with Michigan’s Jeremy Gallon. Watch our interview with Gallon in this post.

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#BTNLive asks: Is this the Badgers' best team ever?

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 (Episode 1, Segment 2)

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Is this the best Wisconsin men’s hoops team you’ve ever seen? BTNYes or #BTNNo

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DiNardo: 'Why can't Michigan play Ohio State in September?'

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2013 College Football Season Takeaways

Michigan State and Auburn both started the season unranked and went on to go 12-1 and win their respective conferences. So, why did the Tigers get the BCS title game bid over the Spartans? Other than the fact they play in the SEC, of course? Gerry DiNardo said on Tuesday’s #BTNLive that it has to do with how the Big Ten schedules. DiNardo’s recommendation? Play more big-time September night games. Watch the segment here.

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#BTNLive asks: The B1G's best men's team right now is ...?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts debate who is the best men’s basketball team in the Big Ten right now. What do you think? Vote for Ohio State, Wisconsin or Michigan State via the hashtags #BTNOSU, #BTNWisconsin and #BTNMSU.

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