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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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Flashback: Wild Night Game at Wisconsin

Greatest Games: 1998 Purdue at Wisconsin

Greatest Games: Purdue at Wisconsin (1998)

With the Big Ten and conference football fans abuzz over Nebraska’s game at Wisconsin this weekend, we went back into our archives and dug up this classic night game in Madison from 1998. Remember Drew Brees and his incredible 83 passes, 55 completions and 494 yards with two touchdowns? Recall the Badgers forcing five turnovers, including four interceptions? Can the Huskers and the Badgers match this thriller?

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Step Into My Office: Coach Hoke

Mike Hall Headshot

Step Into My Office: Hoke Bonus 2

On last week’s Step Into My Office, our Mike Hall sat down with Minnesota coach Jerry Kill and the week before that it was Illinois coach Ron Zook. At 10 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN, Hall takes you behind the scenes with Michigan head coach Brady Hoke. Hall, who can be found on Twitter, @BTNMikeHall, filed a couple bonus Web-only video clips from his visit to Ann Arbor. He also wrote a little about what it was like to hang with Hoke, whose perfect Wolverines host Minnesota at noon ET Saturday on BTN. Watch the clip here and see his comments in this post.

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