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Barry Alvarez Interview

Friday’s Big Ten Football report with Mike Hall, Rosevelt Colvin and Tony Banks, saw one athletic director and several coaches check in. Wisconsin’s Barry Alvarez, Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Ohio State’s Luke Fickell all joined the show. Dive inside to watch all the interviews now. What other great stuff is coming up on TV? Oh, a Big Ten Icons episode on Bo Schembechler, a new show called BTN LiveBig, and big Saturday of football coverage including Minnesota at Michigan. Get TV info and times on our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Is Nebraska-Wisconsin winner a title contender?

Nebraska's Taylor Martinez

Big Ten Pulse - Sept. 30, 2011

Tonight on The Big Ten Pulse our Rick Pizzo, Derek Rackley and Tim Doyle answer the question: Should the Nebraska-Wisconsin winner be a National Championship contender? Plus, our “Impulses” segment touches on the Taylor Martinez/Russell Wilson matchup, the Northwestern-Illinois and Denard Robinson rushing skills vs. his passing skills. And in “Word Games” we look at Michigan State-Ohio State getting the silent treatment, the Nebraska fan who became a Badgers booster and how a quarterback can affect Big Ten teams heading into conference play. Follow us on Twitter @BTNThePulse.

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Big Ten Play Off to Good Start

Wisconsin's Nick Toon

Badgers Talk Big Win Over Huskers

It was an exciting opening week of Big Ten play Saturday as divisional play kicked off, with Michigan shutting out Minnesota and Penn State holding off Indiana, and Wisconsin routed Nebraska in the Huskers’ much-anticipated Big Ten debut. In other action, Illinois rallied past Northwestern, Michigan State stifled Ohio State and Notre Dame dropped Purdue. Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and relive games with our quarter-by-quarter Rapid Recap stories, packed with your best tweets and fan photos. Don’t forget about Brent Yarina’s Week 5 Recap, either.

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Quick spin around a few Big Ten headlines

With Big Ten play set to begin this weekend a number of media outlets are sizing up their local teams and looking ahead at the inaugural season of Legends & Leaders divisional play culminating with a Big Ten Football Championship. In this post find just a few morning links to a handful of Friday stories.

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Iowa & the art of the no-huddle offense

Iowa's Marvin McNutt

James Vandenberg: One-on-One

 Is Iowa about to pour a little high-octane fuel on their offense? Iowa is off this weeked but HawkCentral.com’s Randy Peterson takes a look at Kirk Ferentz joking in his press conference that  the Hawkeyes will go no-huddle “100 percent” during the final eight regular-season games, but jokes aside Marc Morehouse at the Cedar Rapids Gazette writes that the “no-huddle will be a part of what Iowa’s going to do as it goes into Big Ten play next week at Penn State until it doesn’t work.”

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USA Today: Wilson Seizes 2nd Chance

Just about every Wisconsin Badgers fan knows how Russell Wilson wound up leaving North Carolina State for the Big Ten school in Madison, but here’s a pretty good story from USA TODAY’s Kelly Whiteside on the background. It gets into how Russell Wilson had to make a choice but also how N.C. State had to make a choice, too.

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