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Video: Shilique Calhoun offers his best 'Bane'

Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun likes to go by “Bane” on the football field. Dark Knight fans will know what that means. For the non-Batman fans out there, he was the villain in the latest film. To help achieve the alter ego, the Michigan State equipment team gave Calhoun a Justin Tuck-like facemask, one with several bars close together, like Bane’s. [ MORE: LansingStateJournal.com: Calhoun on his alter ego: “I’m Bane” ] Calhoun discussed his alter ego, and even offered his best Bane impression on Monday night’s #BTNLive. Thank you, Mike Hall, for making Calhoun offer up this Bane

Jordan Hall

Debate It: Is Ohio State still Big Ten's best team?

Ohio State entered the year as the overwhelming Big Ten favorite. Two weeks in, are the Buckeyes still the Big Ten’s best? According to Tom Dienhart’s latest power rankings, presented ArcelorMittal, the answer is yes. Dienhart and Brent Yarina debate the topic in this post. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] Brent: Right now, two weeks into the season, and following Saturday night’s victory over Notre Dame, Michigan has to be considered the Big Ten’s best. Tom: Yes, Michigan has looked good. But didn’t Ohio State begin the year considered to be

Jeremy Gallon

Dienhart: Ranking the non-con wins halfway through

We are halfway through the non-conference season. Can you believe it? And, so far, so good for the Big Ten, which has gone 21-3. The losses: Purdue at Cincinnati, 42-7; Iowa to Northern Illinois, 30-27; Indiana to Navy, 41-35. None of those are shameful. And there have been some impressive wins. Some big matchups loom. This Saturday, we have UCLA at Nebraska; Wisconsin at Arizona State; Ohio State at Cal; Washington vs. Illinois in Chicago. On Sept. 21, we have Michigan State at Notre Dame. Here is how I rank the Big Ten non-conference wins through two weeks: 1. Michigan

Brian Wozniak

Week 3 Bowl Projections: Badgers vs. Bielema?

Another week, another round of bowl projections. Just one Big Ten team lost on Saturday, with Indiana falling at home to Navy, 41-35. The other 11 schools won. But my bowl projections have changed—at least the lower-tier bowl projections. The big winner this week: Illinois, which surprised everyone with a relatively easy 45-17 home win over Cincinnati. The Fighting Illini’s rise, coupled with Indiana’s loss and Michigan State’s second consecutive unimpressive victory, was the agent for change. As a result, Illinois is now in my projections, going from out of my bowl picture all the way to the Buffalo Wild

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#BTNLive asks: Biggest surprise so far is ... ?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On Monday’s show, our experts discuss this question: What has surprised you most through two weeks of the B1G season? Select your choice below and tweet out your vote. Anytime you use one of those hashtags on Twitter, you’re casting a vote. Spread the word. We’ll be tabulating the hashtag totals all day and throughout the show. The hashtags are: #BTNILLINI #BTNBADGERS #BTNHACKENBERG #BTNCALHOUN Also tonight, Mike Hall, Howard Griffith, Glen Mason recap

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Big Ten office releases Week 2 Players of the Week

The Big Ten office announced its Week 2 Players of the Week on Monday. The recipients: Jeremy Gallon (Offense), Shilique Calhoun (Defense), Marcus Jones & Akeem Hunt (Special Teams) and Corey Clement (Freshman). Read more about each player and see one of their highlights in this post. Offensive Player of the Week: Jeremy Gallon, Michigan, Sr., WR Finished with career highs in receiving yards (184) and touchdowns (three) as Michigan defeated Notre Dame on Saturday in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109 Collected eight catches to accrue 184 yards, the sixth-most in program history and most since Roy Roundtree

Denard Robinson

The week that was: BTN.com's top 10 stories, videos

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories and most-watched videos from the past week. See both lists in this post. [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] TOP 10 STORIES 1. Video: Denard ranks Michigan’s rivals on #BTNLive 2. Power Rankings: How high did 2-0 Illini ascend? 3. Tom’s Take: My Week 2 honors, grades, top 10 & more 4. Week 2: We predict all 12 Big Ten games 5. Photo: LeBron James gets locker at Ohio State 6. Photo: Eminem’s awkward halftime

Devin Gardner

Web links: Gardner love, Spartans' offense & more

What a Monday to wake up and be Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner! They guy is the BMOC in Ann Arbor after that sensational performance vs. Notre Dame on Saturday night. Heck, he’ll be a BMOC for a while with his skills and this offense. Nick Baumgardner of Mlive.com says if Devin Gardner is on the money, the Wolverines’ offense knows no limits. As Baumgardner notes, if he hasn’t already, Gardner officially lives in college football star territory now. He completed 21 of 33 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns. And Gardner also ran for 82 yards and a score.

NCAA Football: Notre Dame at Michigan

Twitter: Your tweets to top plays from Week 2

Week 2 of the college football season was a pretty darn good one for the Big Ten, wouldn’t you say? As a whole, the Big Ten went 11-1 on Saturday, with the only slip-up being Indiana’s 41-35 loss to a good Navy team. With that said, it’s time to hit the rewind button and take a look back at the top plays and twitter reactions from this weekend. See my updated roundup as I dig deep into the twitterverse and pull the best football-related tweets from athletes, coaches and beat writers around the Big Ten. Did I miss something? Tweet

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Tom's Take: My Week 2 honors, grades, top 10 & more

Michigan’s pulsating 41-30 victory over Notre Dame capped another strong week for the Big Ten, which went 11-1 after opening 10-2 last week. It also showed that Brady Hoke’s Wolverines should be taken seriously. Very seriously. Through two weeks, the Big Ten is 21-3, the losses coming at Cincinnati (Purdue) vs. Northern Illinois (Iowa) and vs. Navy (Indiana). Week 2 saw a lot of great performances—and some that deserve scrutiny. It’s all right here. Enjoy! [ MORE: Enter the Buffalo Wild Wings Trip to the Football Championship Sweepstakes ] Biggest surprise: Illinois. Let’s hear it for the Fighting Illini! I