Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, all 12 coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. This week ten Big Ten teams play (Nebraska and Penn State are off). Check out the games schedule here, and listen to your Big Ten coach answer questions in this post. We post the audio Tuesday afternoon for each segment of the call, and we do this every week.
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Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the next episode of “Big Ten Elite” we look at one of the defining seasons of Wisconsin football. Barry Alvarez took over a program that was at the bottom of the Big Ten in 1990, but by his fourth season the Badgers were on the rise.
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Every Tuesday morning during the NFL season, Brent Yarina singles out the best offensive, defensive and special teams performances by Big Ten products and links to their NFL.com highlights. View all the former Big Ten players on NFL active rosters. See Brent’s Week 5 winners in this post.
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We take a look at stories on one offensive line and one defensive line in today’s installment of Big Ten Links. Also, Urban Meyer is keeping an eye on the AP poll while Illinois fans are taking a long, hard look at Tim Beckman. One longtime Big Ten writer breaks out some wild stats from the season so far while another continues to grade the units at Penn State. Let’s get to the roundup of stories in this post.
This isn’t a great weekend for games, especially with Nebraska and Penn State off. And the league’s two best teams appear to be in mismatches, with Michigan hosting Illinois and Ohio State visiting Indiana.
The question was posed, and BTN football analysts Howard Griffith and Chris Martin gave their educated answers. So, which electric running quarterback is more crucial to his team: Braxton Miller or Denard Robinson?
Six weeks are in the books, and the bowl picture is coming into a bit sharper focus … a bit. To review: The Big Ten has tie-ins with eight bowls—but it has only 10 bowl-eligible schools, as Penn State and Ohio State are banned from the postseason in 2012.
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