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Twitter: 'Mandatory Cat Nap' for Wildcats on Saturday

It’s no secret college kids like to nap after an early-morning obligation. The Northwestern football team is no different. The Wildcats will take a “Mandatory Cat Nap” at 9:30 a.m. CT Saturday prior to its 2:30 p.m. game against Nebraska. Head coach Pat Fitzgerald tweeted out the news Wednesday, and the nap is sandwiched between position meetings and the pre-game meal.

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Week 8: We predict all six Big Ten games

Matt McGloin

Jake Ryan "#BTNLive" Interview

Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After seven weeks, it’s Dienhart on top, one game ahead of BTN.com fans and three ahead of Yarina. See our Week 8 predictions and choose your winners in this post.

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Lande's Big Board: Breaking down Iowa's Hyde

Micah Hyde

Russ Lande's Big Board (10/16/2012)

Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register

BTN NFL draft expert Russ Lande released his latest Big Ten Big Board on Tuesday’s “The Next Level,” and Wisconsin running back Montee Ball was the bigger mover and shaker. Ball, fresh off his career-high 247 rushing yards, moved from No. 5 to No. 3. Watch Lande break down his Big Board, with a spotlight on Iowa’s Micah Hyde, now and catch our interview with Hyde in this post.

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Heisman watch: Mark gets back in conversation

Venric Mark

Mark Bursts Up the Middle for 48-Yard TD

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller continues to strengthen his Heisman candidacy—not just in the Big Ten, but nationally. West Virginia’s loss at Texas Tech hurts the resume of quarterback Geno Smith, but he remains in the race. Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein continues to roll, and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o also is in the mix.

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