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Debate It: Who will be 2014 receiving TD leader?

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Shane Wynn 7-Yard Touchdown

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The Big Ten lost a plethora of talent at wide receiver, including touchdown reception leader Quincy Enunwa, who hauled in 12 scoring grabs. With Enunwa gone, the Big Ten is certain to feature a new TD reception king. Who will it be? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s predictions in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 passing yards leader?

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Devin Funchess 24-Yard Touchdown

Quick! Who is the Big Ten’s returning passing yards leader? Chances are, you’re thinking it’s Christian Hackenberg or Nate Sudfeld, right? Nope, it’s Devin Gardner (2,960 yards). Who will find his name on top of the passing yards list at season’s end? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s predictions in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 passing TD leader?

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Cook Evades Blitz, Hits Kings for 46-Yard TD

Think Braxton Miller is just a runner? Think again. The electric Ohio State quarterback tossed a Big Ten-leading 24 touchdowns last season. Will Miller, the two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, lead the Big Ten again? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 Big Ten scoring leader?

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Jeremy Langford's 4th Trip into Endzone

Raise your hand if you predicted Jeremy Langford to lead the Big Ten in scoring a year ago. There should be no hands. Langford came out of nowhere last season to register a Big Ten-leading 114 points. Will the talented Spartan defend his scoring crown, or will someone dethrone him? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 Big Ten INT leader?

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Kurtis Drummond's Awesome 1-Hand Interception

The Big Ten returns one of its interception leaders (Blake Countess, 6) and five of its runner-ups (4). The interception race figures to be a close one, but who will finish the season on top? Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina offer their picks in this post.

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Debate It: Who will be 2014 Big Ten sacks leader?

Michigan State at Nebraska

Randy Gregory Interception Touchdown

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Like sacks? You’re in luck in 2014, because the Big Ten boasts a boatload of talented pass-rushers. Here’s what’s back: Randy Gregory, last season’s leader (10.5), plus five of the next six 2013 leaders. Who will lead the Big Ten in sacks in 2014? Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina offer their picks in this post.

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Debate It: 2014 Big Ten tackles leader?

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Chi Chi Ariguzo Interception

Tackles are an inexact science, to be sure. Teams award them differently, so it’s not always as simple as comparing Player A from School A to Player B from School B. Whatever the case, someone will finish the season atop the tackles chart. Who will it be? Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina offer their picks in this post.

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Yarina: A super-early look at 2014-15 hoops predictions

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Stephen Bardo's Top Returning Big Ten Basketball Players

With Mitch McGary announcing Friday that he will enter the NBA draft, we officially know what each Big Ten team will return for the 2014-15 season. So, naturally, that means it’s time to take a SUPER-early stab at next year’s standings and All-Big Ten teams. See my way-too-early predictions in this post.

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Steve Smith's bold predictions for Michigan-Michigan St

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Michigan at Michigan State Game Preview

When it comes to Big Ten basketball, there aren’t many who know the state of Michigan better than former MSU All-American Steve Smith. I caught up with Smith and asked him for three bold predictions leading up to tonight’s much-anticipated Michigan-Michigan State matchup.

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How did we do? Big Ten bowl picks revisited

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2013 Bowl Game Images

All season long, our BTN.com panel predicted every Big Ten football game. We also provided polls for Big Ten fans to make their picks. With the Big Ten bowl season now complete, it’s time to crown the 2103 champion. That would be BTN.com’s Sean Merriman, who went 85-19, including a 4-3 bowl clip. Big Ten fans finished third, at 82-22. See the full season standings and bowl picks in this post.

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Big Ten bowls: We predict all seven B1G games

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What does each bowl mean to each team?

All season long, our BTN.com panel has predicted every Big Ten football game. We’ve also provided polls for Big Ten fans to make their picks. Now, it’s time to focus on the seven Big Ten bowl games. See our panel’s picks and cast your winners in this post. Keep in mind, Big Ten fans, you are just one game off the lead.

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Video: See who our expert picks to win wrestling crowns

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Predicting the Big Ten Wrestling Champions

The Big Ten wrestling season is just a month old, but BTN analyst Jim Gibbons already is looking forward to the Big Ten Championships. We had Gibbons recently look into his crystal ball and offer his picks to win each and every weight class at the Big Ten Championships, held March 8-9 in Madison. Watch Gibbons’ early championship picks in this post.

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How did we do? B1G title game picks revisited

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Denicos Allen - 2013 Big Ten Title Game Interview

Before we turn our attention to bowl season, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Big Ten title game predictions. Sean Merriman picked Michigan State, meaning he broke a first-place tie with Big Ten fans and now sits atop the season standings. See our title game predictions and season standings in this post.

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How did we do? Week 14 Big Ten picks revisited

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Hull Makes Fantastic TD Catch

Before we turn our attention to the Big Ten title game, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 14 Big Ten predictions. Big Ten fans led the way, at 5-1, to move into a first-place tie atop the season standings. Nice work, fans! See all the Week 14 results and latest standings in this post.

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Week 14: We predict all six Big Ten games

Week 14 Picks

Big Ten Power Rankings - Nov. 25, 2013

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners.

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How did we do? Week 13 Big Ten picks revisited

NCAA Football: Indiana at Ohio State

Braxton Miller 37 Yard-Touchdown Somersault

Before we turn our attention to Week 14, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 13 Big Ten predictions. Sean Merriman and Stephen Bardo both went 6-0 to remain tied atop the season standings. Big Ten fans also went 6-0 and continue to be one game off the pace.

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Week 13: We predict all six Big Ten games

Week 13 Picks

Big Ten Power Rankings - Nov. 18, 2013

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners.

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How did we do? Week 12 Big Ten picks revisited

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Michigan at Northwestern - Football Highlights

Before we turn our attention to Week 13, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 12 Big Ten predictions. Stephen Bardo went 5-0 and everyone else went 4-1, missing the Michigan-Northwestern game, meaning Bardo and Sean Merriman are tied atop the standings. Big Ten fans are one game off the pace.

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Week 12: We predict all five Big Ten games

Week 12 Picks

Shilique Calhoun Joins #BTNLive

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners.

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How did we do? Week 11 Big Ten picks revisited

Cody Latimer

Howard Griffith Wins BTN Belt

Before we turn our attention to Week 12, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 11 Big Ten predictions. Everyone went 4-1, with the entire panel misfiring on Michigan over Nebraska, meaning Sean Merriman remains atop the season standings. Big Ten fans are one game off the pace.

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Week 11: We predict all five Big Ten games

Week 11 Picks

Allen Robinson Joins #BTNLive

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners.

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BTN.com's Big Ten hoops mock draft results

Fantasy Draft

Adreian Payne Left-Handed Stuff

The Big Ten men’s basketball season officially tips off Friday night. Before the ball goes into the air, the BTN.com team thought it would be fun to hold a Big Ten mock draft. Our draft consisted of five teams and six rounds, and we all selected a starting 5 and one “reserve,” which could be any player.

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How did we do? Week 10 Big Ten picks revisited

Mark Dantonio

Abdullah Gets the 4th Down Converstion

Before we turn our attention to Week 10, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 10 Big Ten predictions. Sean Merriman went a perfect 6-0, as did Big Ten fans and Tom Dienhart, to move into sole possession of first place. Fans, you’re only one game off the pace, tied with Stephen Bardo.

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