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Ezekiel Elliott apologizes for critical postgame comments

Ezekiel Elliott tweeted an apology Monday for his negative comments following Ohio State's 17-14 loss to Big Ten East rival Michigan State on Saturday night. See the full apology inside.

Bowl Projections: Michigan State enters playoff in Palm's latest list

Time to take the temperature of the Big Ten’s bowl picture with Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. And with Ohio State getting dumped, things look different. [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Stats | Standings | Polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 award winners | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights ] First order of business: Indiana is back in the bowl picture, giving the

Big Ten links: Iowa-Nebraska rivalry, NFL futures & more

Iowa has the Big Ten West sewn up, but it still must win-out if it hopes to maybe land a playoff spot. That means winning at Nebraska on Black Friday. And, that could be tough in what looks like a rivalry that finally could have some teeth to it. Pride. Respect. That’s what Tom Shatel of Omaha.com says is on the line on Friday. And what gives this would-be rivalry a chance to be a very hot annual shindig. This is gonna be fun. *** Big Ten Nation is still buzzing about Michigan State’s win at Ohio State that kept

Iowa (No. 3), Michigan State (No. 6) ascend three spots in latest polls

A handful of Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Sunday, and each lands in the same spot in both polls. [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Stats | Standings | Polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 award winners | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights ] The Hawkeyes, who just wrapped up the Big Ten West’s bid

Watch Jazz Peavy's controversial overturned TD reception

No. 25 Wisconsin had several chances to score the potential go-ahead touchdown Saturday vs. No. 20 Northwestern. [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 top performers | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights ] It looked like the Badgers registered said touchdown on a Joel Stave 1-yard pass to Jazz Peavy with just under 30

Twitter: Get Gerry DiNardo's Week 12 Sunday Ruminations

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for Gerry DiNardo’s weekly Sunday Ruminations. [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 top performers | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights ] The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on each Big Ten team that was in action the previous

SEC Network puts Charleston Southern's FCS ranking on graphic

Attention, Big Ten fans: If you missed the Charleston Southern-Alabama game or highlights of it, this post will be of interest. [ MORE: Best of Week 12 | Week 12 scores | Big Ten stats | Big Ten standings | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Week 12 picks revisited | Dienhart: Spartans end Buckeyes’ pursuit of perfection | What did our guy learn? | Week 12 top performers | Twitter: Iowa family reacts to Big Ten West title | YouTube highlights ] The SEC Network aired the game Saturday afternoon, and it received plenty of attention (and eye rolls)