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

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Big Ten links: Reliving that final play, Iowa's perfect start & more

Still don’t believe what you saw at the end of the Michigan State-Michigan game? Mlive.com has a good breakdown from the snap, to the run, to the celebration. It still takes my breath away. *** The Spartans’ win brings more focus on their visit to Ohio State on Nov. 21 in a showdown of what could be unbeaten teams at the top of the Big Ten East. As Doug Lesmerises of Cleveland.com notes, after seven weeks of leaving doubt as to whether they belonged there, No. 1 Ohio State and No. 7 Michigan State are right where everyone predicted –

Big Ten Power Rankings: Michigan State reclaims No. 2 position

It hasn't been pretty every week for Michigan State or Ohio State, but the two programs keep winning. And now, after a couple weeks of Ohio State and Michigan atop my Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, the Spartans are back at No. 2.

Cam Heyward to be fined, again, for putting 'Iron Head' on eye black

Former Ohio State defensive lineman Cam Heyward doesn’t care about the money. He just wants to honor his late father and support the fight against cancer. For the second consecutive week, the NFL is expected to fine Heyward for putting “Iron Head,” his father’s nickname, on his eye black. Heyward was fined $5,700 for wearing the message on his eye black on Monday night, and today’s second offense figures to result in a fine of more than $11,000. Heyward’s father, Craig, who played 11 NFL seasons, died in 2006 after a battle with cancer. Like the first fine, this won’t

See Michigan AD Jim Hackett's open letter to Michigan community

It wouldn’t be hyperbole for one to argue that No. 12 Michigan’s improbable last-second loss to No. 4 Michigan State is the most heartbreaking defeat in college football history. [ MORE: Best of Week 7 | Week 7 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Week 7 picks revisited | Week 7 top performers | What our expert learned | Dienhart: The Mitten State rivalry is back | Twitter: Former Spartans react to winning play | Read Jim Hackett’s letter to fans | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Photo: Braxton Miller jersey mix-up | Big Ten standings | Big Ten

Four Big Ten teams ranked in latest AP & Coaches polls

Four Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Sunday, headlined by No. 1 Ohio State. [ MORE: Best of Week 7 | Week 7 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Latest polls | Week 7 picks revisited | Week 7 top performers | What our expert learned | Dienhart: The Mitten State rivalry is back | Twitter: Former Spartans react to winning play | Read Jim Hackett’s letter to fans | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Photo: Braxton Miller jersey mix-up | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] The Buckeyes, No. 1 for the

What did Tom Dienhart learn about Big Ten in Week 7? Find out here!

Crazy enough for you? Michigan State stuns Michigan in an ending you’ll never see again, and Rutgers roars back from 25 points down to crush Indiana’s spirit. What did I learn from those results, and others? Check it out inside!