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Badgers' Chris Borland: 'I think I can be the best'

Chris Borland

Chris Borland leaping tackle

Who’s the best linebacker in the Big Ten? Is it Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier? Michigan State’s Max Bullough or Denicos Allen? How about one of Iowa’s guys: James Morris, Anthony Hitchens or Christian Kirksey? Maybe Illinois’ Jonathan Brown, Penn State’s Glenn Carson or Northwestern’s Chi Chi Ariguzo?

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'Journey' extra: John Urschel and his Barney diaper

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The Journey 2013: Big Ten Football Bonus: John Urschel

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

By now, Big Ten football fans know all about John Urschel’s affinity for math. After all, the Penn State senior guard earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics in three years, a master’s in math the next year and now is working on his second master’s (math education). But did you know he used to love Barney, too? Yes, THAT Barney.

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Mailbag: About those Michigan State freshmen...

R.J. Shelton

R.J. Shelton 34-Yard Rushing TD

My mailbag is getting full as the season hits the halfway mark. And, many of my letters are from antsy Michigan fans and happy Michigan State fans. By the way, only three more weeks until they play! So, let’s dig right in and answer some questions.

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B1G Clicks: Tracking today's Big Ten trends

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The Journey 2013: Big Ten Football Bonus: John Urschel

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a video of a Michigan fan surprising his dad with tickets to the Ohio State-Michigan game.

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#BTNLive asks: Should OSU fans root for Michigan?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this topic: Should Ohio State want Michigan to win their remaining games up until they play against each other so that it gives the Buckeyes the best chance to get into the national championship picture? We offer two answers for voting: #OSUforUM or #OSUagainstUM

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Video: Son surprises dad with tickets to 'The Game'

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Who wouldn’t want tickets to the annual season-ending Michigan-Ohio State game? It’s one of sports greatest rivalries, and it’s hardly a cheap ticket. So, one can only imagine the reaction a die-hard Michigan fan had when his son recently surprised him with tickets to this season’s game. Watch the reaction in this post.

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