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BTN's Tom Dienhart

BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart covers Big Ten football all year. Check out these links:

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Predict It: Who will be 2015 Big Ten interceptions leader?

One of the tougher stats to predict every season is interceptions. [ MORE: Sacks leader? | Get all of our preseason coverage ] Consider this: Former Michigan CB Blake Countess followed up his 2013-leading six-interception campaign with zero picks last season. Or this: Darqueze Dennard, a first-round pick in 2014, finished two off the pace in his final season, and Trae Waynes, a first-round pick in 2015, finished three off the pace last season. Who will lead the Big Ten in interceptions this fall? See what our BTN.com team says below: INTERCEPTIONS 2014 leader: William Likely, CB, Maryland & Ohio

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Tom Dienhart's 10 storylines to expect for Big Ten media days

The Big Ten will hold its annual media days this Thursday and Friday. Writers, broadcasters, pundits and fans will descend on Chicago. And here is a look at 10 storylines that figure to emerge.

BTN has you covered during 2015 Big Ten football media days

We're doing Big Ten media days bigger and better than ever before. BTN/BTN2Go will provide more than 13 hours of live coverage, more than double last year’s total, at the 2015 Big Ten Football Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon.

Big Ten links: New Big Ten coaches, media days primer & more

Of the Big Ten’s three new coaches—Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst, Nebraska’s Mike Riley, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh–which one figures to have the best debut? One poll tabs Chryst. I’m not gonna disagree with that. *** Who doesn’t enjoy a good walk-on story? Here are the best ones for Penn State from the last 12 years. Does get it get much better than Matt McGloin? As a fifth-year senior, McGloin led the Big Ten with 3,266 yards and 24 touchdowns that season and showed new-found efficiency with just five interceptions. *** Big Ten media days begins this Thursday. And Dustin Hockensmith of Pennlive.com

Yes, that's a life-sized Urban Meyer sculpture made out of butter

Ohio State football fans won't want to miss the Ohio State Fair this summer. A 2,000-pound butter sculpture featuring a life-sized Urban Meyer will be on display Wednesday through Aug. 9 at The Ohio Expo Center & State Fair in Columbus.

Michigan ditches Legends jerseys, will retire six numbers before OSU game

The University of Michigan athletic department has announced that the “Legends” jersey program is officially finished. According to Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com, Michigan will retire the numbers 48 (Gerald Ford), 87 (Ron Kramer), 11 (the Wistert brothers), 98 (Tom Harmon), 47 (Bennie Oosterbaan) and 21 (Desmond Howard) in an official ceremony prior to the Wolverines’ Nov. 28 home game against Ohio State. Here is a statement from Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett. “At one end of the spectrum (the current players) are awed by the legacy of the men who wore them and at the other end of the

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Predict It: Who will be 2015 Big Ten sacks leader?

Look out, Big Ten quarterbacks! Once again, the Big Ten will boast more than its share of premier pass-rushers. In all, the Big Ten returns seven of its top 10 sack leaders. It all starts with Ohio State’s Joey Bosa, the reigning Big Ten defensive player of the year who racked up a Big Ten-best 13.5 sacks in 2014. All of the following guys are back after finishing tied for fourth place with eight sacks: Vince Biegel (Wisconsin), Shilique Calhoun (Michigan State), Darron Lee (Ohio State), Drew Ott (Iowa), Kemoko Turay (Rutgers) and Anthony Zettel (Penn State). After that, don’t

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Tonight on BTN/BTN2Go: Purdue's 2009 upset win vs. No. 7 Ohio State

At 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN/BTN2Go, we are replaying Purdue’s 26-18 victory over No. 7 Ohio State in the 2009 Big Ten season. Purdue QB Joey Elliott was outstanding in this game, passing for 281 yards and hooking up with Aaron Valentin on a pair of touchdowns. The victory marked Purdue’s first win over a ranked team in six years, and the first victory over Ohio State in seven seasons. Here is a breakdown of Purdue’s win over Ohio State. Top moment: Joey Elliott hit Aaron Valentin for a 23-yard touchdown strike with 3:35 left in the third quarter,