On tonight’s Pulse, at 6 ET, Rick, Rack and Timmy D discuss whether it will be Penn State or Wisconsin joining Michigan State, the Legends Division champion, in Indianapolis for the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game. Speaking of the title game, FOX and BTN released the coverage plans Monday. Read the release here and see what else our crew will be talking about on tonight’s show in this post. Watch a web-only segment for the show now.
At a special 10:30 p.m. slot tonight, thanks to a men’s hoops doubleheader on BTN, Big Ten Breakdown takes a look at how Wisconsin’s defense made the appropriate second-half adjustments to lead to the comeback victory at Memorial Stadium. Also, Howard Griffith and Chris Martin will break down Denard Robinson’s four-touchdown performance in Michigan’s big win over Nebraska
Every week during the football season, Brent Yarina posts his latest Big Ten Power Rankings. Week 12 saw Michigan State clinch the Legends Division and a spot in the Big Ten title game. As for the power rankings, they are not meant to mimic the Big Ten standings. What fun would that be? They aren’t scientific, either. They’re simply Brent’s thoughts on where each Big Ten team stands after its latest game and entering its next contest. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina.
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An interesting Saturday saw champions crowned in each division and one team clinch a spot in the inaugural Big Ten title game. Northwestern also became bowl eligible for a school-record fifth season in a row. But what else did I learn this weekend?
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Legends Division champ Michigan State moved up one spot, from No. 15 to No. 14, to pace the Big Ten in the latest BCS Standings, released Sunday night. Michigan and Wisconsin come in right behind the Spartans, at Nos. 15 and 16, respectively. No. 19 Penn State and No. 21 Nebraska round out the Big Ten teams ranked in the poll.
Every Sunday, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo has made it a point to tweet some of his thoughts and impressions from Saturday’s Big Ten slate of action – a practice he’s appropriately coined Sunday Ruminations. You can find DiNardo on Twitter (@gerrydinardo). See his Week 12 Sunday Ruminations in this post.
The votes are in, and our viewers selected Michigan’s victory over Nebraska as our Big Ten Football Game of the Week. Catch the game again at 8 p.m. ET. The Wolverines cruised to victory in this one, thanks in large part to Denard Robinson and a stout defensive effort. The Michigan quarterback accounted for four touchdowns to bust out of a recent funk, and the defense limited the Huskers to 260 total yards. Don’t miss the game again tonight.