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BTN's Tom Dienhart

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Janarion Grant's remarkable season at Rutgers cut short by injury

It’s unfortunate whenever a football player goes down with an injury, but losing a generational talent for the rest of the season is especially devastating. Just ask Rutgers. The mood surrounding Rutgers football was somber Sunday when it was reported that Janarion Grant, the Scarlet Knights’ “Mr. Everything” on offense, would miss the remainder of his senior season due to an ankle injury sustained during Saturday’s loss to Iowa. It’s a terrible turn of events for one of the Big Ten’s top talents, as Grant had cemented his status as one of the most electrifying players in the nation. It’s

Here's what we think we know heading into Week 5 of Big Ten Football

Penn State must win. Something's going on with Iowa's C.J. Beathard. Purdue has become ... intriguing. And Nebraska is flying low on the radar. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart rolls out 10 things he thinks he knows before Saturday's games.

Big Ten responds to Penn State-Michigan targeting ejection

The Big Ten had this to say about the Penn State targeting ejection in Week 4: "In this particular play, the defender was making a legitimate attempt to get to the ball and, upon full review, the call of Targeting should have been reversed by the Replay Official."

Jake Replogle Q&A: 'I knew this was where I wanted to play college football'

Consistency has been an issue for Purdue’s defense in recent years. But defensive tackle Jake Replogle has been a force during his entire tenure in West Lafayette, Indiana. The 6-5, 289-pound senior not only is the best defender for Purdue, he’s one of the top tackles in the Big Ten—if not the nation. He’s enjoying a strong start in his final season as he looks to get the program to its first bowl since 2012. So far, so good, as the Boilermakers are off to a 2-1 start as they trek to Maryland to begin Big Ten play this Saturday.

Week 5 primer: No. 8 Wisconsin at No. 4 Michigan, anyone?

Week 5 brings us the first full-blow Saturday of all Big Ten games, as all 14 teams are in action for the first time vs. each other. And there is no shortage of intriguing matchups.

Dienhart: Big Ten players join National Anthem protest

Like it, hate or feel indifferent about, the National Anthem protests by athletes across America have had their desired effect of bringing awareness to how African-Americans are treated by law enforcement.

Wisconsin at Michigan State on BTN earns highest rating across all networks in noon window

BTN opened up Big Ten Conference play with the highest rated college football game across all networks, broadcast and cable, during Saturday’s noon window in the network’s 12 metered markets*. Wisconsin at Michigan State, then ranked No. 11 and No. 8 respectively, earned a 2.1 rating. It became the highest rated Michigan State game in network history, and the second-highest rated Wisconsin game. Additionally, it was another week of strong growth for BTN2Go, with the Spartans and Badgers finishing with the second most-watched game in BTN2Go history with 173,491 views. Last week’s Colorado at Michigan became the most-watched game in