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Week 1 Polls: Before the 2016 season kicks off Thursday night, pick your Week 1 Big Ten winners.

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Friday Sep 2
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3:00 PMLSU at IndianaWatch
4:00 PMPepperdine at MarylandWatch
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7:00 PMIowa St. at NebraskaWatch
7:30 PMGeorgetown at MarylandWatch
8:00 PMSan Diego at WisconsinWatch
8:00 PMArizona St. at IowaWatch

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U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week

BTN.com has a new staple every Saturday night. It’s called “United States Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s a feature designed to honor the best from every weekend of Big Ten action. Find the top performances and quotes from Week 13 in this post. Rex Burkhead, Nebraska – The Huskers running back received a school-record 36 carries the day after Thanksgiving, and he took advantage of it, running for 160 yards and a touchdown in Nebraska’s victory over Iowa on senior day in Lincoln. Lavonte David, Nebraska – Another week, another impressive day from David, as the star

U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week

BTN.com has a new staple every Saturday night. It’s called “United States Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s a feature designed to honor the best from every weekend of Big Ten action. Find the top performances, quotes and tweets from Week 12 in this post. Marvin McNutt, Iowa – The star receiver continued his torrid pace with nine receptions for 151 yards and two touchdowns at Purdue (watch and rate his 2nd TD!). McNutt hasn’t had fewer than 101 receiving yards in any of the last five games. James Vandenberg, Iowa – Vandenberg completed 22 of 32 passes

U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week

BTN.com has a new staple every Saturday night. It’s called “United States Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s a feature designed to honor the best from every weekend of Big Ten action. Find the top performances, quotes and tweets from Week 11 in this post. Marvin McNutt, Iowa – Not only did McNutt haul in arugably the catch of the season (watch catch here), he became Iowa’s all-time leading receiver with his 130 receiving yards, on eight catches, scored yet another touchdown and added 27 rushing yards. Max Bullough, Michigan State – Bullough registered a game-high 13 tackles and

U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week

BTN.com has a new staple every Saturday night. It’s called “United States Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s a feature designed to honor the best from every weekend of Big Ten action. Find the top performances, quotes and tweets from a wild Week 10 in this post. Marcus Coker, Iowa – One week after going for a career-high 252 rushing yards, Coker racked up 132 yards and a pair of scores – his fourth straight game with two touchdowns – in a 24-16 win over Michigan. Da’Jon McKnight, Minnesota – McKnight busted out of a season-long slump in

Best of the Best: Week 8 Recap

Every week during the fall, BTN.com web editor and blogger Brent Yarina recaps the week that was in Big Ten football. Each recap includes Brent’s superlative winners and the best stats, quotes and tweets, among other things, from around the Big Ten that particular week. Have a worthy stat, quote or tweet that you think should make the recap? Tweet it to @BTNBrentYarina. Check out Brent’s Week 8 Recap in this post. Game of the Week: Michigan State 37, Wisconsin 31 – You know what? There’s no sense in even trying to let written words do this one justice. The

Wisconsin's Montee Ball

Best of the Best: Week 7 Recap

Every week during the fall, BTN.com web editor and blogger Brent Yarina recaps the week that was in Big Ten football. Each recap includes Brent’s superlative winners and the best stats, quotes and tweets, among other things, from around the Big Ten that particular week. Have a worthy stat, quote or tweet that you think should make the recap? Tweet it to @BTNBrentYarina. Watch our sideline interview with former Hawkeye Jared DeVries now and check out Brent’s Week 7 Recap in this post. Game of the Week: Michigan State 28, Michigan 14 – Aside from the uniforms both teams wore,

Wisconsin's Montee Ball

Best of the Best: Week 5 Recap

Every week during the fall, BTN.com web editor and blogger Brent Yarina recaps the week that was in Big Ten football. Each recap includes Brent’s superlative winners and the best stats, quotes and tweets, among other things, from around the Big Ten that particular week. Have a worthy stat, quote or tweet that you think should make the recap? Tweet it to @BTNBrentYarina. Watch our interview with former Michigan quarterback John Navarre now and check out Brent’s Week 5 Recap in this post. Game of the Week: Illinois 38, Northwestern 35 – Dan Persa finally returned, and while an injury

Iowa's Marvin McNutt

Handing Out Big Ten Noncon Honors

It’s finally that time. Big Ten play kicks off Saturday, starting with a trio of noon ET games, including Michigan (4-0) hosting Minnesota (1-3) on BTN. Now that the full weeks of nonconference action are a thing of the past, BTN.com web editor and blogger Brent Yarina looks back at the first four weeks and offers his nonconference Big Ten honors. Watch now as “The Big Ten Pulse” also discusses nonconference awards and see all of Brent’s winners in this post. A quick look ahead to Saturday’s Big Ten slate: Northwestern (2-1) at Illinois (4-0) (noon ET/ESPN2), Penn State (3-1)

Wisconsin's Russell Wilson

Best of the Best: Week 4 Recap

Every week during the fall, BTN.com web editor and blogger Brent Yarina recaps the week that was in Big Ten football. Each recap includes Brent’s superlative winners and the best stats, quotes and tweets, among other things, from around the Big Ten that particular week. Have a worthy stat, quote or tweet that you think should make the recap? Tweet it to @BTNBrentYarina. Watch our South Dakota-Wisconsin highlights now and check out Brent’s Week 4 Recap in this post. Game of the Week: Illinois 23, Western Michigan 20 – Not a lot of great candidates in a week where the

Iowa's James Vandeberg

Best of the Best: Week 3 Recap

Every week during the fall, BTN.com web editor and blogger Brent Yarina recaps the week that was in Big Ten football. Each recap includes Brent’s superlative winners and the best stats, quotes and tweets, among other things, from around the Big Ten that particular week. Have a worthy stat, quote or tweet that you think should make the recap? Tweet it to @BTNBrentYarina. Watch BTN’s interview with Purdue basketball standout Robbie Hummel now. Game of the Week: Iowa 31, Pittsburgh 27 – Entering the final 15 minutes, it looked as though the Hawkeyes were going to fall to 1-2, which