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This is one of the most glorious weeks of the year: It’s rivalry week, with eclectic trophies and bragging rights up for grabs. Get Tom Dienhart’s best of the week ahead inside.
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It’s almost here. Week 12 football games. None of the games is bigger than Michigan State at Ohio State in a battle between two of the best teams in the Big Ten. Our Tom Dienhart looks at all of the games and lays out his weekly upset alert, best matchups, spotlight players and more. Plus, watch the video to look back at recent history between Ohio State and Michigan State.
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Finally, it is game week! Hallelujah! Even better: The opening week of action is filled with some interesting clashes headlined by Ohio State’s visit to Blacksburg, Virginia, to play Virginia Tech.
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Rivalry week is here, with several juicy clashes. All eyes will be on Madison, though, where Minnesota and Wisconsin will meet in a de facto Big Ten West title game.
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The final two weeks of the season are on our doorstep. Ohio State remains in firm control of the East Division. But the West is up for grabs among four schools.
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Week 12 is filled with some intriguing storylines, with all eyes on the Nebraska at Wisconsin game.
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With a tip of the hat to hype king Don King, let’s go ahead and call Ohio State’s trip to Michigan State the “game of the year” in the Big Ten.
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See why Tom Dienhart has Justin Jackson on the spot, and why he’ll be watching Tevin Coleman vs. the Michigan defense inside.
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The intense Michigan-Michigan State rivalry always draws a lot of attention. And the name-brand appeal of Ohio State-Penn State is interesting.
Some interesting games dot the Big Ten map, including a key West Division tilt with Nebraska visiting Northwestern (watch on BTN/BTN2Go) and an interesting intra-divisional clash with Iowa at Maryland. And could we see an upset when Purdue visits Minnesota?
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Week 7 features five Big Ten games, headlined by Northwestern at Minnesota. Tom Dienhart previews the best of the week in this post. Any guesses as to which team he puts on upset alert?
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Week 6 features a condensed six-game slate, headlined by Nebraska at Michigan State. Tom Dienhart previews the best of the week in this post. Any guesses as to which team he puts on upset alert?
From the best matchups to the best chance at an upset, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart covers it all as he looks ahead to Saturday’s Week 5 action. Read the entire weekend preview and send him our Big Ten football questions for his mailbag at the bottom of his post.
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Best game? Best matchup? Best chance for an upset? BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart rolls out his weekly “Best Suggestions” and looks at these questions and more. Plus, quick notes from around the conference.
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Our weekly “Best of the Weekend Ahead” feature is back as we lay out the best of the best in Big Ten football for this Saturday. Best game? Best QB matchup? Best chance at an upset? We roll through it all. Read what we think, then tell us how you see Saturday shaping up.
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Three nationally relevant games offer the Big Ten a golden chance to make a statement this week. But what’s the best coaching matchup? How about a player on the spot? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides an in-depth preview of what to watch for in Week 2.
Wisconsin’s Week 1 matchup with LSU is a must-see prime-time showdown. But what’s the best coaching matchup? How about a player on the spot? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart provides an in-depth preview of what to watch for in Week 1.
The Big Ten has saved the best for last, as the Week 14 lineup features seven games that all are enticing for one reason or another. In fact, titles in both divisions may be on the line.
The penultimate Saturday brings us seven Big Ten games for the first time in 2014. The Big Ten West must be watched, as Minnesota plays at Nebraska and Wisconsin travels to Iowa in two division-defining games. Here’s a breakdown of the best of Week 13.
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There are two non-conference games tucked into this mid-November Saturday, which rarely happens this late in the season in the Big Ten. Northwestern’s trip to Notre Dame could be interesting. But a division title could be center stage: Nebraska at Wisconsin. Here’s a breakdown of the best of Week 12.
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Ohio State’s trip to Michigan State could be the game of the year in the Big Ten, as both schools look like the favorites to win the conference crown. They met in the Big Ten title game last season, with the Spartans dumping the Buckeyes to earn their first trip to the Rose Bowl since the 1987 season and end OSU’s 24-game winning streak and national championship hopes. Here’s a breakdown of the best of Week 11.
The calendar now says “November.” And, as coaches are known to say: “November is when they play the games to remember.” But this Saturday lacks any apparent marquee games, although that could change depending on how things unfold. Looking at you, Northwestern at Iowa.
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Two interesting clashes make this Saturday appealing, as Michigan plays at Michigan State and Ohio State goes to Penn State in a light week of action. Despite the presence of just five games, the heft of those aforementioned contests makes this a good week, as the Big Ten East race will start to take form. Here’s my best of Week 9.
Another light Saturday, as there are just five games with four teams enjoying byes. But the weekend isn’t without a big game, as the Nebraska at Northwestern tilt could be another doozy in what has been an exciting series that has seen the Cornhuskers go 2-1 vs. the Wildcats since joining the Big Ten. Here’s a breakdown of the best of Week 8.
This is a light week of action with just five games—all Big Ten affairs–as four schools are off. But there are several good games, headlined by Penn State’s trip to Michigan. And the winner of the Northwestern-Minnesota game figures to be set up for a run at the division title. Here’s a breakdown of the Best of Week 7.