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

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Dienhart: Potential flaws of Big Ten's final three unbeatens

With the season about to hit the home stretch, the Big Ten still has three teams unbeaten: Iowa (7-0), Michigan State (8-0) and Ohio State (8-0). What are some potential fatal flaws for each of the unbeatens?

Ohio State fan makes incredible 'stunned Michigan fan' pumpkin

Halloween is four days away, which means it’s time for fans to show off their best football-themed costumes and pumpkins. [ MORE: Best of Week 8 | Week 8 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Mailbag | Latest polls | Week 8 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Nebraska’s often-painful ride continues | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Now, we all remember Michigan State’s incredible game-winning touchdown against in-state rival Michigan. Images of stunned Michigan fans instantly went viral following the memorable play. Well, from the looks of it, an Ohio State

Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday: Inspiration is where you find it

We’re headed down the backstretch of the season, which means a limited number of Big Ten Animated GIF Tuesday remain in stock. Order now while supplies last, and remember they come in an array of colors:  Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6 and Week 7. A little paperwork before we proceed. Are you social? We’re social. Find out how social we are on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube, or  Vine and Instagram and Snapchat (bigtennetwork). Here are links to collections of available highlights on Twitter. BTN FAQ: Video highlights on social media BTN football highlights on Facebook BTN football highlights on YouTube If you’re a regular reader

Big Ten links: Jim Harbaugh quote, Nebraska struggles & more

What-if scenarios? Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh isn’t interested in them after that brutal loss to Michigan State. “I’m not into the ‘if this, if that’ type of scenarios,” Harbaugh said Monday. “If worms had machine guns then birds (would) be scared of them. “We’re looking to (define) our season over the next number of games that we play.” What did Harbaugh say? Worms? Machine guns? Never change, Jim Harbaugh. Never. Change. *** J.T. Barrett looked pretty good in his first 2015 start. How did he keep a starter’s mentality while backing up Cardale Jones? Cleveland.com has a good look at Barrett.

Big Ten Mailbag: Bart Houston time? Indiana cursed?

It’s that time of the week when I dig into my Big Ten Mailbag and answer your pressing questions. Injuries seem to be a theme, and one fan is worried about Nebraska’s postseason fate.

Ann Arbor, Madison, Iowa City among top college towns to live in

Pretty much any Big Ten college town would be a great place to call home. But, which ones are the best of the best when it comes to the entire nation? SmartAsset.com recently ranked its best college towns to live in, and the Big Ten took three of the 25 spots. Ann Arbor, Michigan, paced the Big Ten, at No. 7, while Madison, Wisconsin, rounded out the top 10. Iowa City, Iowa, came in at No. 13. For what it’s worth, Princeton, New Jersey, took the No. 1 spot on the ranking. The site considered more than 100 cities and