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Mailbag: Is Ohio State a worthy Big Ten favorite?

Oct 13, 2012; Bloomington, IN, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) runs the ball against the Indiana Hoosiers during the 2nd half at Memorial Stadium. Ohio State defeated Indiana 52-49. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-US PRESSWIRE.Credit: US PRESSWIRE

Jack Mewhort Interview - 2013 Fall Football Practice Tour

The BTN bus is rolling through Big Ten territory, checking out training camps at each school during the Network’s annual tour. Lots to see. And, by the volume of mail, I can tell there is a lot of anticipation from fans. With that, I reach into my mail bag and answer your questions. Keep those cards and letters coming! I appreciate it.

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Phil Steele releases 2013 Initial Power Ratings

The highly respected Phil Steele released his 2013 Initial Power Ratings on Friday, and the list is certain to get the attention of Big Ten fans. For starters, Big Ten preseason favorite Ohio State lands at No. 4, behind reigning national champ Alabama, Oregon and Texas A&M. Ohio State fans won’t like that. Nebraska? The reigning Legends Division champ comes in at No. 27, and is the fifth (!) Big Ten team.

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'Johnson Rod' reference? Dienhart wins Twitter

We sent BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart on the BTN Football Tour to provide analysis from every Big Ten camp. He’s done so through the first three stops. With a day of travel planned Friday, well, he couldn’t stop the analysis. This time, Dienhart provided witty and entertaining play-by-play of the tour bus’ mechanical troubles, right outside State College, Pa.

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B1G Player Rankings: No. 20, Darqueze Dennard

Nov 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Michigan State Spartans cornerback Darqueze Dennard (31) tips the ball away from Minnesota Golden Gophers wide receiver Devin Crawford-Tufts (80) in the first half at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Darqueze Dennard Interview - 2013 Fall Football Practice Tour

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

We’re 20 days from the 2013 football season kicking off. Indiana (Indiana State) and Minnesota (UNLV) get things started for the Big Ten on Thursday, Aug. 29 on BTN/BTN2Go. To help count down the days to kickoff, BTN.com is ranking the top 25 players. Join us as we count it down, from 25-1, every day.

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No. 3 game of 2012: Nebraska 28, Michigan State 24

Kenny Bell

Nebraska at Michigan State - Football Highlights

BTN/BTN2Go is airing the top 10 football games of 2012, and the countdown hits No. 3 today: Nebraska’s thrilling 28-24 victory at Michigan State. Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET tonight, and the next two games at the same time through Aug. 11. Until then, relive the Huskers’ win in this post.

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Dienhart: Penn State's Ferguson 'may be the guy'

Penn State practice

Penn State Impressions - 2013 Fall Football Practice Tour

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – The BTN Football Tour took us to Penn State camp Thursday. My first thought: Bill O’Brien runs a great practice. No doubt who is in charge here, as O’Brien is a commanding presence on the field who is organized and intense. The front-line players are very nice. The depth? Meh.

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