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Big Ten Football: Tom Dienhart's hard takes heading into Week 6

The first full slate of Big Ten games looms with all 14 teams in action vs. one another in seven contests. Top billing: Northwestern at Michigan on BTN/BTN2Go. Can NU remain perfect as it treks to play the white-hot Wolverines? Also, Illinois can show it’s legit by winning at unbeaten Iowa. And Wisconsin visits Nebraska with both teams desperate for success. Here are some hard takes on this Saturday’s action. 1. My pal Mike Huguenin of Gridironnow.com—a site devoted to SEC coverage–compares this year’s Ohio State squad with the 2009 Florida team that finished 13-1 and ranked No. 3. Each

Surprise guest impersonates Penn State football coach James Franklin at team meeting

The Penn State football team got a funny surprise in a recent team meeting and it led to plenty of double-takes. Penn State Homecoming Grand Marshal Keegan-Michael Key, a Penn State alumnus, showed up to impersonate Penn State football coach James Franklin during squad meeting, and it’s hilarious. Watch it all unfold in this clip from Penn State. After getting a few tips from Franklin himself, Key donned his coaching gear and made the perfect entrance to the team’s meeting room. He nailed the quote of the day, the handshake, and the overall delivery, and the players laughed through the

Big Ten links: USA Today coaches salary database is released

USAToday has its coaching salary data base out, and the updates are interesting. Also, Rutgers hasn't forgotten what Michigan State did last time. And Northwestern has lost four consecutive games to Michigan - does that streak end this weekend? Dive into Friday's headlines leading up to Saturday's games.

Ohio State releases hype video for Saturday's game vs. Maryland

Will we finally see Ohio State play a perfect game this weekend? That’s the million-dollar question as the Buckeyes get ready to take on Maryland in a Big Ten East matchup at noon ET Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go. In anticipation for Saturday’s game, Ohio State released a must-see hype video on YouTube. Check it out at the top of this post. Ohio State has won the only meeting between these two programs, notching a commanding 52-24 win over the Terps last season in College Park. Enjoy, Buckeye fans! Watch our Week 6 Big Ten football previews on YouTube:

BTN’s award-winning original programming returns on Wednesday

Returning for its fourth season to provide fans with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse of the Big Ten and its key personalities, BTN Originals debuts The Journey: Big Ten Football 2015 at 9 p.m. ET on Wednesday. Big Ten Elite: 2014 Ohio State Football follows The Journey at 9:30 p.m. ET, and goes inside the Buckeyes 2014-15 regular season and sensational three-game postseason run with interviews from players, coaches and media members. “The Big Ten is full of compelling students, coaches and storylines, and we are in the unique and enviable position of bringing those stories to our loyal viewers and

Iowa defensive linemen Drew Ott, Nate Meier in 'Sack Brothers'

Iowa’s defense has been nothing short of outstanding this season. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Week 6 previews | Polls: Pick Week 6 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Q&A: Shilique Calhoun | Big Ten Mailbag | Leonte Carroo reinstated | BTN to air No. 1, No. 4 & No. 13-No. 18 this week ] The Hawkeyes are giving up just 15.4 points per game this season, including an impressive 10-6 win over Wisconsin last weekend. With that victory, Iowa improves to 5-0

Our BTN Stats Guys roll out 5 facts around Saturday's BTN games

Why would 6-0 be so special to Northwestern? How many yards is Ezekiel Elliott averaging per rush for his career? And what is Michigan's defense doing that makes them special this season? With five ranked Big Ten football teams playing on BTN this Saturday, here are five facts you should know when you tune in to watch.

Best of Week 6: Northwestern at Michigan headlines Big Ten action

This is the first week of full-scale Big Ten action, with seven conference games. And the headliner is Northwestern at Michigan. But there are other enticing clashes. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Week 6 previews | Polls: Pick Week 6 winners | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Q&A: Shilique Calhoun | Big Ten Mailbag | Leonte Carroo reinstated | BTN to air No. 1, No. 4 & No. 13-No. 18 this week ] Wisconsin at Nebraska is a meeting of desperate teams. Nebraska is

By embracing changes, Iowa's Ferentz has Hawkeyes riding high

In 2015, Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has embraced change in college football and it's paying off for the Hawkeyes this season. "The big thing is before we change anything," Ferentz said recently, "we want to make sure we’re making the right changes." BTN.com's Tom Dienhart takes a look at the veteran football coach and his 5-0 Hawkeyes, and watch a one-on-one interview with BTN's Rick Pizzo.

Easiest remaining schedule? Buckeyes' best H-Back? Read today's headlines

Who has the easiest schedules among the 15 major college unbeatens to stay perfect? Have you seen Nebraska I-back Devine Ozigbo? Is Braxton Miller really Ohio State’s best H-back? BTN.com's Tom Dienhart scoured the headlines from the Big Ten beat writers on Thursday morning and assembled this roundup for all Big Ten football fans. Dive in for those stories and more.