Football

Big Ten Fans, Come Rate The Plays

Last Saturday we posted a page with video clips of ten Big Ten football plays on it, one for each of the schools playing that day. Then we let fans rate any and all of the plays all week long right up until kickoff of the next games. In fact, if you missed the feature you can still rate the plays right here. Good news: We’re going to do this again for every football weekend left in the season, including the Dec. 3 Big Ten Championship. Right now, Iowa’s Tanner Miller has the highest-rated play. Watch it here.

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Coaches To Appear on Football Report

On the next Big Ten Football Report on Friday at 7 p.m. ET we roll out the red carpet for our Big Ten football coaches as we prepare for Saturday’s Big Ten slate. Our own Mike Hall chats with Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema, Michigan’s Brady Hoke, and Minnesota’s Jerry Kill and checks in with Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald. On top of all of that, the show will air a great feature on Joe Paterno and the 10th anniversary of the Penn State coach Bear Bryant’s coaching victory record. Watch a preview video clip here.

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BTN Live Fifth Quarter - Spartan Defense

On Thursday night’s episode of “BTN Live,” our experts covered a host of topics in 60 minutes and kicked out another bonus Web-only video clip we like to call ” The Fifth Quarter.” This week, the BTN Live panel answers questions about Saturday’s big game in East Lansing between Wisconsin and Michigan State.  Why is nobody talking about Wisconsin’s scoring defense?  Can Michigan State pressure Badger quarterback Russell Wilson?  Track all of Saturday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard andwatch ” The Fifth Quarter” now!

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Big Ten Suspends Gholston for 1 Game

The Big Ten Conference announced today Michigan State’s William Gholston is suspended for one game after he violated Big Ten rule by “striking or attempting to strike or otherwise physically abusing an official, opposing coach, spectator or athlete.” The conference office also publicly reprimanded Gholston for his actions.

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Getting out the Big Ten Football Vote

It’s been a busy week around here, what with adding a BTN.com senior writer, previewing a weekend of football with Dave Revsine’s Numbers, and looking ahead to basketball season with our Hoops Hysteria show. We also rolled out a new feature where fans can rate the top plays from Saturday’s football games. This weekend BTN airs Indiana at Iowa at noon ET and Penn State at Northwestern at 7 p.m. Full TV info and times on our Big Ten scoreboard and bookmark www.btn.com/ratetheplay to rate selected plays from all Big Ten games Saturday night.

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