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Big Ten Names Players of the Week

On Monday morning, the Big Ten Conference announced its players of the week for Week 3. The honorees include four first-time winners, highlighted by Iowa’s James Vandenberg, the Offensive Player of the Week. Vandenberg threw for 162 of his 399 passing yards and for all three of his touchdown passes in a remarkable fourth quarter to help Iowa tally its largest comeback in school history. The junior quarterback also added a rushing score, for good measure, as the Hawkeyes rallied from a 21-point deficit against Pittsburgh.

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Big Ten Announces Times, TV for Openers

One more Saturday of nonconference football action, and it will be time for Big Ten play to kick off. With that in mind, the Big Ten Conference office has released the kickoff times and TV stations for the opening week of conference play, Oct. 1, including Nebraska’s Big Ten debut at Wisconsin. Click inside to see the time and TV station for your favorite Big Ten team.

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Breakdown: Who is your nominee?

Each Monday on Big Ten Breakdown at 7 p.m. ET, our Howard Griffith and Chris Martin select their stars from the past weekend of football. Martin’s choice is named “On the Corner” while Griffith chooses one “Howard’s Hero.” Now it’s time for you to nominate your own Big Ten player of the week, and be sure to back up your nomination with Big Ten stats. Tonight we break down the amazing comeback for Iowa, examine Nebraska’s offense, and talk to Duane Bennett.

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Week 3 Screen Plays: Big Ten Fans on TV

It’s Week 3, and we’re on the lookout for great images from our TV broadcasts. We collect selected screen shots right off the TV in our Big Ten Screen Plays archive page. Did you spot someone you know? Or did you see something on one of the games that we just must include in our collection? Let us know in the comments section!

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Four Big Ten Teams Ranked in Both Polls

The latest AP and Coaches’ polls were released Sunday, and there are four Big Ten teams ranked in each poll. Wisconsin (3-0) is the highest Big Ten team in both polls, at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively. Nebraska (No. 9), Michigan (No. 22) and Illinois (No. 24) join the Badgers in the AP Poll, which dropped Michigan State and Ohio State out of the poll, while Nebraska (No. 9), Michigan (No. 21) and Michigan State (No. 23) round out the Coaches’ Poll, which also dropped Ohio State.

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