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Let's preview 7 upcoming games to remember in November

Time and again over the years, I have heard many coaches roll out the old quote “They play the games to remember in November.” Well, the calendar says November, so here are the seven biggest Big Ten games that will shape the league race down the stretch. Two of them go down this Saturday. Lots of good football left to go, and every game has major implications. 1. Michigan State at Ohio State, Nov. 21. The Big Ten’s 2015 version of the “Game of the Century.” This tilt has been circled on our calendars since the first college football preview mag

Big Ten links: Why no midwest sites for future College Football Championships?

On Wednesday, BTN's Dave Revsine talked to Bill Hancock, College Football Playoff Executive Director, an they discussed the new championship sites, the latest rankings and more. Also, Pat Forde has news on Purdue's Darrell Hazell while Michigan State's offensive line appears to be healthier. What's sparked the improvement in Penn State's Christian Hackenberg lately? And Michigan expects Jake Rudock to play this weekend.

Breaking down Big Ten contenders' path to Indianapolis

We’ve reached the final month of the regular season, meaning it’s time to start considering the path to Indianapolis, home of the Big Ten title game. [ MORE: Week 10 previews | Week 10 scoreboard | Polls: Pick your Week 10 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Q&A: Jake Butt | View your team’s homepage ] With only four weeks left, Iowa, Michigan State and Ohio State are the only teams that control their destiny. The Big Ten West, as it stands, is Iowa’s to

Week 10 Big Ten previews: Penn State at Northwestern tops slate

All 14 teams are in action. But there is only one matchup this week featuring teams that both have winning records: Penn State (7-2) at Northwestern (6-2). Let’s take a look at all seven Week 10 games.

Big Ten links: Braxton Miller to be backup QB, Leonte Carroo & more

With J.T. Barrett suspended for this week’s Minnesota game, Braxton Miller will back up Cardale Jones. What are reasonable expectations for Miller? The gang at Cleveland.com debates it in this video. Don’t be shocked if Miller takes some snaps. I sure as heck would use him under center. He’s the most dynamic weapon in the nation. *** Mlive.com has a good look at some interesting numbers surrounding Michigan State. And here’s an interesting one: The Spartans haven’t lost a Big Ten road game in three years. MSU last lost a Big Ten road game on Oct. 20, 2012, at Michigan.