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How Nebraska Came to the Big Ten

Nebraska's Taylor Martinez

How Nebraska Got to the Big Ten

One of the biggest stories in college athletics this past year was Nebraska’s decision to move from the Big 12 to the Big Ten. But how did the Big Red make the transition to the Big Ten? Watch now and learn more about the timeline and how the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten.

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BTN Tour: Northwestern Football Preview

Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith visited Northwestern practice during the BTN Football Tour in August. The Wildcats have played in a school-record three straight bowl games, and while they haven’t won a postseason game since 1948, it’s clear Pat Fitzgerald has raised expectations. Northwestern doesn’t hope to make bowl games any more — it expects to be in one. With Dan Persa back from last year’s Achilles’ injury, Northwestern should play a 13th game again. The Wildcats open the season Sept. 3 at Boston College. Watch our Northwestern Preview video inside.

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Purdue's Henry Tears ACL in Right Knee

For a team that suffered so many injuries to key players a season ago, the Purdue football team’s luck doesn’t seem to be getting any better in 2011. The latest bad luck struck Purdue quarterback Rob Henry, who tore the ACL in his right knee Wednesday, 10 days before the Boilermakers’ season opener against Middle Tennessee State. It’s a terrible loss for Danny Hope’s team, both from an on-the-field aspect and from a leadership perspective. Henry, a sophomore, had been elected a team captain for the season. Watch Hope discuss the injury inside.

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BTN Tour: Purdue Football Preview

Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith attended Purdue practice during our BTN Football Tour this August. Without question, the Boilermakers are ready to put last year behind them. Not only did they finish 4-8, including a season-ending loss to Indiana, but they couldn’t stay healthy. The injuries started early and they affected key guys throughout the fall, resulting in a lost season. Purdue’s luck isn’t getting better, as QB Rob Henry already has torn the ACL in his right knee. The Boilers open the season Sept. 3 against Middle Tennessee St. Watch our Purdue Preview video inside.

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