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Surveying the field: Who is the Big Ten's best RB right now?

There are many good running backs in the Big Ten in 2016, but who is the best? Think about it for a moment, then read what a a handful of Big Ten writers said in our latest Big Ten survey.

Polls: It's time to pick your Week 7 Big Ten winners

Every week during the 2016 football season, the BTN.com team makes its Big Ten game predictions. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners, and to compete with BTN’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina all season long. See our Week 7 predictions below, and scroll down to vote for your winners. Big Ten fans 2016 record: 43-15 Week 7 picks: See polls below Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) 2016 record: 42-16 Week 7 picks: Minnesota 28, Maryland 24; Iowa 35, Purdue 17; Rutgers 31, Illinois 30; Michigan State 17, Northwestern 14; Nebraska 29, Indiana 27; Ohio State 30,

Week 7 primer: Don't sleep on No. 10 Nebraska at Indiana

The headline act Saturday is No. 2 Ohio State’s trip to No. 8 Wisconsin. In fact, depending on how things play out, this could be a preview of the Big Ten title game. And it also will feature two standout defenses. The schools arguably have been the best in their divisions in recent years. The Buckeyes have won the last four meetings and seven of eight. The last Badger win was in Madison in 2010—two coaches ago. The Buckeyes won the last time they visited Camp Randall Stadium, taking a 21-14 decision in 2012. The schools last played in 2014

Buy or Sell: The Big Ten could have two playoff teams?

Week 6 is in the books, meaning several Big Ten teams have reached the midpoint of their 2016 season. Here is what Tom Dienhart is buying and selling as we enter Week 7.

After Rutgers rout, Ann Arbor Ruth's Chris offering 50 percent off food

The Ann Arbor Ruth's Chris location is offering a weekly discount, up to 50 percent, corresponding to the Michigan football team's margin of victory for the remainder of the 2016 season. For example, if Michigan wins by 21 points, all food is 21 percent off.