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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.

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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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#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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#BTNLive asks: Is Big Ten bowl season a success yet?

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Kyler Elsworth Interview - 100th Rose Bowl Champion

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: Does Michigan State’s Rose Bowl victory win make the Big Ten’s bowl season a success to date? Your choices: #BTNSUCCESS or #BTNNOTYET

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#BTNLive asks: Most favorable bowl matchup left is ... ?

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Rose Bowl Preview - Shilique Calhoun

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 airing of #BTNLive, our show host talk over this intriguing question:  What is the most favorable bowl matchup remaining for the Big Ten? The choices: #BTNGator, #BTNOutback, #BTNCapOne, #BTNRose or #BTNOrange.

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#BTNLive asks: Which freshman shines in bowl game?

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 Big Ten freshman will have the biggest impact in a bowl game? Our choices today: #BTNBosa (Joey Bosa), #BTNButt (Jake Butt), #BTNShelton (Sojourn Shelton) or #BTNMaxx (Maxx Williams)

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Video: Pete Thamel, on Bill O'Brien's future

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Pete Thamel Talks Bill O'Brien and Penn State

Penn State’s Bill O’Brien is a hot commodity, and he’ll remain that way as long as he stays at Penn State. Last year, NFL teams inquired about O’Brien following his remarkable job in leading the Nittany Lions to an 8-4 season. Reports indicate there will be more NFL executives pursuing O’Brien this offseason. And the fact O’Brien recently had the NFL buyout in his contract lowered only fuels that notion.

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Before they were stars: #BTNLive's All-Senior Team

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Jared Abbrederis Acrobatic Catch

On Thursday’s #BTNLive, at 6 p.m. ET, it will be all about the seniors. The show will release its 2013 All-Senior Team, which is littered with big-time talent all over the field, and include interviews with select senior stars. See the show’s complete team in this post.

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#BTNLive asks: Who's the top NFL prospect?

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 Big Ten player is the best NFL prospect? Taylor Lewan (#BTNLewan), Allen Robinson (#BTNRobinson), Ryan Shazier (#BTNShazier), or Darqueze Dennard (#BTNDennard).

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BTN expands studio team of basketball analysts

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Gary Williams Honored Before OSU/Maryland Game

CHICAGO – BTN will bolster its team of studio analysts to coincide with the start of conference basketball by adding former Maryland and Ohio State head coach Gary Williams and Hall of Fame sportswriters Dick “Hoops” Weiss and Mike DeCourcy, who returns for a third season.

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#BTNLive asks: The best Big Ten bowl QB matchup 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 discuss this question: Which college bowl game features the best quarterback matchup? Our choice of answers include: #RoseQB, #OrangeQB, #CapitalOneQB or #BuffaloWWQB.

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#BTNLive asks: How will Big Ten do vs. SEC?

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: How many football bowl games will the Big Ten win vs. SEC teams? To vote, tweet one of these phrases: #B1G0 #B1G1 #B1G2 or #B1G3

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#BTNLive asks: Which unit faces toughest BCS test?

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Langford Breaks TD Run to Put Sparty Up 10 Points Late

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 unit will face the toughest challenge in its BCS game? The options: #MSUOffense, #MSUDefense, #OSUOffense, #OSUDefense.

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#BTNLive asks: Which QB will have biggest game?

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Mumphrey Hauls in 72-Yard TD Catch

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 Big Ten quarterback in a January Bowl will have the biggest game? The options: #BTNArmstrong, #BTNBraxton, #BTNCook, #BTNRudock and #BTNStave.

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#BTNLive asks: Which non-bowl team makes biggest leap?

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What does each bowl mean to each team?

So, which Big Ten football team not playing in a bowl game this season will improve the most in 2014? If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our latest Big Ten Twitter poll for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On today’s show, we look ahead to 2014 and debate which of the non-bowl teams will make the biggest leap.

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