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Anthony Zettel plays hours after dad loses cancer battle

Anthony Zettel played, all right, and the Penn State defensive tackle made quite the impact. [ MORE: Best of Week 4 | Power Rankings | Week 4 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Dienhart: Is it time to fear Michigan? | Gerry DiNardo tweets | Latest polls | Week 4 scores | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Week 4 top stars | Week 4 uniform designs | Derek Jeter attends Michigan game ] Suiting up hours after his father Terry Zettel, 46, died, Zettel registered a team-high seven tackles, had a half-sack and recovered a

Catch up on today's late afternoon Week 4 Big Ten games

No. 1 Ohio State rolled Western Michigan, 38-12, and Iowa notched a dominating 62-16 victory over North Texas to highlight Week 4 late afternoon Big Ten action. Catch up on all of today’s Big Ten football action on our live scoreboard. Use our TV GameFinder lookup tool to find BTN games on your TV. Also, watch these games tonight on BTN2Go: Ball State at Northwestern, and Hawaii at Wisconsin. Looking for available live in-game highlights? We got them! Looking for available live in-game highlights? Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for

Video: Seriously, how did De'Veon Smith score on this run?

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh insists Michigan has no running back controversy, and De’Veon Smith is the reason why. [ MORE: Watch Amara Darboh make ridiculous one-handed grab ] Two weeks after torching Oregon State for 126 yards and three touchdowns, the Michigan running back ran for one of the wildest touchdowns fans may see this season. When it was all said and done, after Smith emerged from a massive cluster of players at the line of scrimmage and fended off the same would-be tackler several times, the run covered 60 glorious yards. It’s safe to say BYU lost Smith, all

Catch up on today's early Week 4 Big Ten football games

Michigan shut out BYU, 31-0, and No. 2 Michigan State pulled away from Central Michigan, 30-10, to highlight early Week 4 Big Ten action. Also, here are today’s later games on BTN/BTN2Go: San Diego State at Penn State, Ohio at Minnesota, Ball State at Northwestern, and Hawaii at Wisconsin. Looking for available live in-game highlights? We got them! Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football

Watch Amara Darboh make highlight-reel one-handed grab

Just last week, people were talking about Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbridge’s amazing touchdown grab as the “catch of the year.” [ MORE: Watch De’Veon Smith run for wild touchdown ] Another week, another honoree. The latest entrant also came in the state of Michigan, this time via Michigan wide receiver Amara Darboh, who hauled in a one-handed grab that reminded some of Odell Beckham Jr.’s circus catch last season. Watch the ridiculous one-handed catch in the tweet above. What a week for Darboh, huh? Earlier this week, the Sierra Leone native became a United States citizen. Congratulations, Amara!

Future MLB Hall of Famer Derek Jeter attends BYU-Michigan game

Derek Jeter is a Michigan fan, and the football program honored the former Wolverines’ baseball signee Saturday morning. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh presented the former Kalamazoo Central High star and future MLB Hall of Famer with a personalized No. 2 Wolverines jersey. Based on the picture above, Jeter absolutely loved receiving the iconic jersey, this one, unlike his old Yankees one, with his surname on it. See more pictures of Jeter at Michigan Stadium below:

Watch a live pregame camera from Michigan State on BTN2Go today

Want a chance to see the No. 2-ranked team in the nation warm up prior to today’s game against Central Michigan? No problem, we’ve got you covered!  Thanks to our exclusive Field Pass cameras only available with BTN2Go, Big Ten fans will get an early live look at Michigan State players warming up before their matchup against Central Michigan at noon ET on BTN. Look at the video in this post to see what we did last week at Penn State, and you’ll have an idea of whats coming this Saturday from Michigan State One hour before kickoff (11:00 a.m. ET)

Fox Sports' Joel Klatt: 'The best program in college football is Michigan State'

When thinking of the top programs in college football today, schools such as Alabama, Ohio State and Notre Dame come to mind. But according to Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt, over the past couple of years, the best program in college football is Michigan State. Klatt appeared as a guest on The Herd Thursday and told listeners why he believes the Spartans deserve the No. 1 ranking in the country right now. “They’ve only lost three games in the last three years,” Klatt said. “They have one of the best wins in the country this year, beating Oregon at home. They

Ohio State, Western Michigan coaches to wear #CoachtoCureMD patches

Ohio State fans will never forget the beautiful story of Jacob Jarvis, who is a huge Buckeye football fan and followed the team on their memorable national championship run last season. Jarvis has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood, which primarily affects boys across all races and cultures. On Saturday, coaches from Ohio State and Western Michigan will be wearing patches to honor the fight against Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Last year, “BTN Journey: Big Ten Football 2014″ spotlighted the friendship between Jarvis and Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer. Watch our Journey preview clip

Big Ten Football: Tom Dienhart's hot takes heading into Week 4

Week 4 is on our doorstep—and it’s the last round of non-conference games. After this Saturday, most schools should have a pretty good idea of what type of team they have heading into Big Ten action. [ MORE: Week 4 scoreboard | Week 4 previews | Polls: Pick Week 4 winners | Q&A: Jordan Canzeri | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Latest polls | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats ] Here are some hard takes entering a hefty Saturday of action that features 14 games. 1. It took a few days, but Urban Meyer