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Monday's links: Looking ahead to Badgers at Buckeyes

Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE

Let the hype begin on this week’s Wisconsin at Ohio State game! It’s a massive showdown in the Leaders Division. In fact, let’s go ahead and call it what it is, OK? A de facto Leaders Division championship game. That’s correct: The winner of this game almost assuredly will win the division and advance to the Big Ten title game to play who knows who?

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#BTNLive asks: Who had best performance?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Who had the most impressive performance on Saturday? Four possible answers: B.J. Lowery (#BTNLowery), Kevonte Martin-Manley (#BTNKMM), Mitch Leidner (#BTNLeidner), Kenny Guiton (#BTNGuiton).

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Video: Army captain surprises daughter at UW game

Sometimes, words just don’t do a moment justice. Moments like the one that occurred Saturday afternoon at Camp Randall Stadium. In short: Wisconsin helped an Army Captain, Jane Renee, surprise her 13-year-old daughter with an early return from Afghanistan. As one would expect, it was powerful stuff. Check out the emotional YouTube video in this post.

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How did we do? Week 4 Big Ten picks revisited

Devin Gardner

Team Jack Interview

Before we turn our attention to Week 5, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 4 Big Ten predictions. Stephen Bardo went a perfect 10-0 to move into a first-place tie (39-7) with Brent Yarina and Big Ten fans, who both went 9-1.

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Twitter: Your top tweets and plays from Week 4

Jordan Hall

Michigan State at Notre Dame - Football Highlights

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Week 4 of the college football season was somewhat of a mixed bag for the Big Ten. The team’s that were favored to win took care of business. The teams that weren’t favored, came away empty handed. As a whole, the Big Ten went 7-2 in non-conference matchups on Saturday, and Wisconsin cruised to an easy win over Purdue in the lone Big Ten game of the day. Through four weeks, Ohio State, Michigan Minnesota and Northwestern are the only remaining unbeaten teams in the conference. With that said, let’s go back and take a peak at the top plays and twitter reactions from this past weekend.

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Dienhart: 10 things I learned in Week 4

Connor Cook

Melvin Gordon 27-Yard Touchdown Run vs. Purdue

It was a busy Saturday in the Big Ten, with 10 games taking place. Michigan continues to live dangerously, no team runs like Wisconsin, Nebraska still loves Bo and the Michigan State offense still has a ways to go. I learned a lot. Take a look.

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Tom’s Take: Week 4 honors, grades, top 10 & more

Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes tight end Jeff Heuerman (86) hits Florida A&M Rattlers cornerback Devonate Terry Johnson (4) to get into the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter at Ohio Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Purdue at Wisconsin - Football Highlights

Week Four in the Big Ten is over. And, it was a mixed bag in what was the last big full-blown Saturday of non-conference action. The headliner game was Michigan State at Notre Dame. The Spartans came up short, as the Fighting Irish won despite notching a scant 221 yards in a 17-13 victory.

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