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Five keys to Saturday's Big Ten Championship

The first meeting between Michigan State and Wisconsin was an epic encounter that most consider to be the game of the year in the Big Ten. The Badgers raced to a 14-0 lead before seeing the Spartans go on a tear to lead 23-14 at halftime. Michigan State pushed its lead to 31-17 early in the fourth quarter before Wisconsin rallied to tie the game, 31-31.

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BTN Dials Up Title Coverage Friday in Indianapolis

Can Saturday’s Big Ten Football Championship match the excitement of the last game between Michigan State and Wisconsin (see video in this post)? We’re in Indianapolis Friday for complete coverage leading up to the game and kick it off with a feature story on the importance of the event by BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart. At 4 p.m. ET watch the teams’ press conferences live on TV and streamed live on BTN.com. Then at 6:30 p.m catch The Big Ten Pulse followed by a special Big Ten Football Report: Championship Preview at 9 p.m. Find our Saturday TV plans inside and read more news from the past few days over here.

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Dienhart: What Does A Title Game Mean to Big Ten?

The Big Ten finally has a showcase event to cap its football season, kicking off the inaugural Big Ten championship game this Saturday at 8:17 p.m. ET in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis with Legends Division champ Michigan State playing Leaders Division champ Wisconsin.

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Big Ten Bowl Selection Special Airs Sunday

For a fifth straight year, BTN will present the Big Ten Bowl Selection Special, with the 2011 edition at 8 p.m. ET Sunday night live from Chicago. Dave Revsine will host the show alongside Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith as they preview each Big Ten bowl matchup and discuss key post-season factors. Select coaches also will be interviewed during the 60-minute program.

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Dienhart: Which direction will Illinois' search go?

Illinois Athletic Director Mike Thomas hired two football coaches when he ran Cincinnati’s athletic department, looking to the MAC ranks on each occasion in first tabbing Brian Kelly from Central Michigan and then Butch Jones from the same school. But he’ll surely have an open mind in replacing Ron Zook.

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