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If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten social media polls for our weekday show #BTNLive. On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: How many schools should qualify for the college football playoff? On tonight’s show,  our experts talk about how the new college football playoff committee set parameters for its inaugural season. We’ll debate what makes sense and what needs some tweaking. How do you vote via social media? It’s simple. On Twitter, just use any of the above hashtags and we will tabulate them. There’s

#BTNLive: How would 'Power 5' shift impact B1G?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten social media polls for our weekday show #BTNLive. On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: Would the separation of the “Power 5” conferences be a good thing for the Big Ten? The choices: #BTNyes and #BTNno How do you vote via social media? It’s simple. On Twitter, just use any of the above hashtags and we will tabulate them. There’s another very easy way to vote via Twitter – just use click on the poll below and share your

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Northwestern players vote on union question

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#BTNLive: Jim Delany on NCAA proposal

The NCAA’s board of directors took the first step toward shifting power to the five largest football conferences on Thursday, endorsing a 57-page plan that calls for giving 65 of the nation’s biggest schools more autonomy in how to fund scholarships, handle health care and decide other increasingly hot-button issues involving their athletes. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany appeared on Thursday’s “#BTNLive” to discuss the latest developments, and you can watch that entire interview in this post. If approved later this year, schools in the ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and SEC could implement some rules on their own

#BTNLive asks: How many bowl games should there be?

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten social media polls for our weekday show #BTNLive. On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: How many college football bowl games should there be? The choices: #Lessthan20, #21to30, #31to40,  or #AsManyAsPossible How do you vote via social media? It’s simple. On Twitter, just use any of the above hashtags and we will tabulate them. On Facebook, go to BTN’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/BTN) and post your chosen hashtag there. There’s another very easy way to vote via Twitter

#BTNLive poll: Who's headed back to B1G title game?

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten social media polls for our weekday show #BTNLive. On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: Which previous Big Ten Football Championship Game participant has the best chance to get the title game back next fall? How do you vote via social media? It’s simple. On Twitter, just use any of the above hashtags and we will tabulate them. On Facebook, go to BTN’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/BTN) and post your chosen hashtag there. There’s another very easy way

#BTNLive poll: Best chance to repeat?

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten social media polls for our weekday show #BTNLive. On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: Which 2013 Big Ten divisional football champion has the best chance to repeat this season? The choices: #MSURepeat or #OSURepeat How do you vote via social media? It’s simple. On Twitter, just use any of the above hashtags and we will tabulate them. On Facebook, go to BTN’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/BTN) and post your chosen hashtag there. There’s another very easy way

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#BTNLive poll: Pick your high-impact Gopher tonight

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten social media polls for our weekday show #BTNLive. On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: Who needs to make the biggest impact for the Gophers in the NIT final? The choices: #AustinHollins, #AndreHollins, #DeAndreMathieu or #MauriceWalker How do you vote via social media? It’s simple. On Twitter, just use any of the above hashtags and we will tabulate them. On Facebook, go to BTN’s Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/BTN) and post your chosen hashtag there on our wall. There’s

#BTNLive poll: Who comes home with a title?

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