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Dienhart: Bielema Embraces Rivalry

It can be argued that Wisconsin and Michigan State have become the top programs in the Big Ten. The teams met in the inaugural Big Ten championship game and have won a combined 44 games the last two seasons. No Big Ten schools can match that. Wisconsin has advanced to the last two Rose Bowls, while Michigan State has won 11 games each of the past two seasons and claimed a share of the 2010 title. So, is this a burgeoning rivalry?

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Video: Mark Dantonio at Media Day

Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio discussed the rivalry with Michigan State among other topics during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Video: Kirk Ferentz at Media Day

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz talked about what it was like to be the longest tenured Big Ten football coach among other topics during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Video: Brady Hoke at Media Day

Michigan coach Brady Hoke talked about the Wolverines’ offseason leadership program and Joran Kovacs (see video Q&A here)  among other topics during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Video: Pat Fitzgerald at Media Day

Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald discussed Northwestern’s rivalry with Illinois and his returning players among other topics during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Video: Bill O'Brien at Media Day

Penn State coach Bill O’Brien discussed coming as a first-year head coach as well as the issues surrounding the recruitment of current Nittany Lions players during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Video: Danny Hope at Media Day

Purdue coach Danny Hope discussed his quarterback situation among other topics during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Video: Jerry Kill at Media Day

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill discussed heading into his second year at Minnesota  during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Video: Bret Bielema at Media Day

Wisconsin coach Danny Hope discussed quarterback transfer Danny O’Brien  as well as how Wisconsin will not actively recruit any Penn State players. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Video: Tim Beckman at Media Day

Illinois coach Tim Beckman discussed taking over a veteran Illinois team as well as the topic of recruiting players from Penn State during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Video: Bo Pelini at Media Day

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini discussed what is was like to coach his first year in the Big Ten among other topics during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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The List: Big Ten Players to Watch

The Big Ten has released its second annual Players to Watch list and here it is. What do you think? Whenever a list is this short, some deserving players will be omitted. Follow all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage today.

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Video: Kevin Wilson at Media Day

Indiana coach Kevin Wilson discussed the importance of his second season at Indiana  during his press conference at Big Ten Media Day on Thursday. Find all of our Big Ten Media Day coverage.

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Photos: Big Ten Media Day

We’re pulling photos from the 2012 Big Ten Media Day and posting them in a gallery in this post. Take a look at the latest shots so far and click on any thumbnail to launch the gallery.

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Dienhart: 101 questions for Big Ten media days

Big Ten media days kick off on Thursday in Chicago. Myriad queries will be asked by the Fourth Estate, but not all of them will be posed or answered. Me? I have a long list of questions—101, to be exact–as we sit on the precipice of the 2012 season. See all 101 of my questions in this post. Have any other ones you want me to ask a player or coach? Send it to me in the comment section at the bottom of this post or tweet it to @BTNTomDienhart.

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BTN to Air Thursday's Football Media Day Live

BTN will kick off the 2012 Big Ten football season Thursday, July 26, with nearly five hours of live televised coverage of Big Ten Football Media Days from the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. The show also will be available on BTN2Go.

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Big Ten releases names to attend Kickoff Luncheon

On Wednesday afternoon, the Big Ten Conference released the list of student-athletes who will attend the 2012 Big Ten Media Days and Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday and Friday, July 26 and 27, at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago. Three players from every team will be in attendance, as well as all 12 head coaches. See the complete list of players in this post.

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Watch your Coach's Media Session

BTN.com streamed live video from Thursday’s Big Ten Conference Basketball Media Days in Chicago. If you didn’t get the chance to watch your Big Ten men’s coach address the media live, we’ve got you covered. The Thursday morning sessions with every Big Ten coach will be archived on our men’s basketball video page.

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Big Ten Hoops Media Day Roundup

CHICAGO – Everyone at Big Ten Basketball Media Day on Thursday seemed to agree that two-time reigning conference champ and preseason No. 3 Ohio State is the 2011-12 Big Ten men’s favorite. Everyone except Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor, that is. “I’d be lying to you if I didn’t see us winning it,” the star point guard said.

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Recapping 2011 Big Ten Media Days

Big Ten Media Days came and went late last week in Chicago, and it was an eventful couple of days at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. While no preseason favorites were announced this year, there still was plenty of activity and countless storylines. You had legendary Penn State coach Joe Paterno back for yet another season, a new perennial power joining the conference (Nebraska), and five new coaches in attendance.

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