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Use GameFinder to find BTN Games on TV

BTN TV is producing two games at noon ET today: Minnesota at Michigan State, and Indiana at Ohio State. Enter your zip code into the BTN GameFinder to get specific TV channel information for your cable provider. If your football game is not listed, it’s on another TV network. Try GameFinder now.  Want to watch online? Participating cable and satellite providers now offer BTN2Go, a free streaming service that consists of a live 24/7 feed of BTN and Extra Football Game Channels. For more information, visit BTN2Go.com.

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Legends & Leaders: Races Heat Up

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Tom Dienhart Talks Division Races

Heading into Saturday’s games BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart examines the Big Ten divisional races in the Legends and Leaders divisions on The Big Ten Football Report tonight. Let us help you get caught up: Read Dienhart’s Big Ten bowl projections, player rankings, mailbag, then check Q&A with Michigan assistant coach Greg Mattison, game previews, ten things to watch for this weekend, and his game picks. Dienhart’s on Twitter during all football games using @BTNTomDienhart and he will also chat live with readers every Monday at noon ET.

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Friday's Report Spotlights Players, Coaches

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Derek Moye: One-on-One

Friday night’s episode of The Big Ten Football Report at 8 p.m. ET is packed with interviews leading up to Saturday’s games, just like the video of the chat Dave Revsine had with Penn State’s Derek Moye on Thursday night in this post. On Friday our crews will talk with Nebraska’s Bo Pelini, Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio, and Ohio State’s Luke Fickell while studio host Mike Hall will chat with Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson and Illinois’ Ron Zook. We’ll also have a segment with BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart, who will break down the divisional races in the Legends and Leaders divisions.

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Dienhart: Weekend Football Selections

November will serve as a de facto playoff of sorts for the conclusion to the Big Ten’s first season of 12-team, two-division football. Four teams remain in the hunt in the Legends, while three are in the mix in the Leaders (full Big Ten football standings here). Michigan’s trip to Iowa highlights the opening salvo of this important month. Here’s a look at my pick for that game and the others for this first Saturday of November.

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Keith Nichol's Long Road Home

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Keith Nichol Feature

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With no time left on the clock, Michigan State’s quarterback Kirk Cousins threw a Hail Mary to the end zone that bounced off of B.J. Cunningham’s helmet into the hands of wide receiver Keith Nichol, who drives to the end zone to give Michigan State the win over previously undefeated Wisconsin. That play cemented Nichol’s place in Michigan State history and represented the culmination of an amazing journey.

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Talking football with BTN Live

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BTN Live: ReJoice Mail - Nov. 3, 2011

On Thursday night’s episode of “BTN Live,” Dave Revsine, Glen Mason, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith covered a host of topics in 60 minutes, including interviews with Penn State’s Derek Moye and Illinois’ Whitney Mercilus. One key part of the show is “ReJoice Mail” where fans can call and give their reaction to any game, their team or a player. Check it out now and join in next time by calling (319) BIGTEN-1 and maybe your message will get on air.

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Dienhart: Week 10 Big Ten Previews

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Evaluating The First Year Head Coaches

Michigan’s trip to Iowa is without a doubt the biggest Big Ten clash of the weekend. It’s a key battle in a Legends Division race that is wide open and features four schools still in the thick of the hunt: Nebraska, Michigan State, Michigan and Iowa. Suffice it to say, neither the Wolverines nor the Hawkeyes can afford to lose. And the fact it’s a road game makes matters more difficult for Michigan, playing just its third game away from the Big House this season and in the midst of playing four road games in a five-game stretch.

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