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Football Report: Hoke, Bielema Interviews

Michigan football coach Brady Hoke talked with Eric Collins from Ann Arbor about where Michigan stands right now. Watch the BTN interview now and jump inside for our preview of the game, which airs on BTN at noon ET. And Wisconsin football coach Bret Bielema doesn’t want to overlook South Dakota one bit.

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NU's Persa: 'I'd be shocked if I don't play'

Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa talked to The Big Ten Pulse crew on Friday and told the guys he’s feeling good about playing next week against Illinois. Persa, who continues his recovery from a torn Achilles’ tendon, benefits from the Wildcats’ bye this weekend. As the Chicago Sun-Times reported Friday, Persa said, “At this point, I’m ready to go and don’t consider myself injured anymore. ” The quarterback added, ‘‘I have the same percentage of getting injured as anybody else because I’m [medically] cleared, and the more I think like that, the better off I’ll be.’’

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BTN Saturday Pregame to Feature IU's Duwyce Wilson

As a standout wide receiver for Indiana, Duwyce Wilson has become accustomed to the roar of the crowd at Memorial Stadium.  The redshirt sophomore led the Hoosiers with an average of 15.2 yards per reception last year and is off to a strong start this season, tallying 11 receptions and two touchdowns in Indiana’s first three games.  This is in sharp contrast to what Wilson refers to as his “quiet home.”

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Hoke, Bielema to appear on Big Ten Football Report

Tonight at 7 p.m. on the Big Ten Football Report we interview Michigan’s Brady Hoke and Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema and talk about their big games on Saturday.  Also, Rosevelt Colvin takes a look at Michigan’s opportunistic defense while Tony Banks gives a scouting report on San Diegio State’s star running back Ronnie Hillman and breaks down Ohio State’s Braxton Miller.

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BTN Live: Our Experts Answer Your Tweets

On tonight’s episode of BTN Live our experts covered a host of topics in 60 minutes, then produced a bonus Web-only video clip we call The Fifth Quarter. It’s been a newsy week leading up to some very interesting games on Saturday. Plus, we asked you to vote in a whole batch of Internet polls, and you responded.

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