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Big Ten Blast: Expansion Notes

In this morning’s edition of the Big Ten Blast, we take a look at the latest expansion news and tell you what Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany said in his statement on why the Big Ten has not changed positions on this issue.  Remember: You can learn more about the Big Ten Blast weekday video update right here.

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Big Ten Names Players of the Week

On Monday morning, the Big Ten Conference announced its players of the week for Week 3. The honorees include four first-time winners, highlighted by Iowa’s James Vandenberg, the Offensive Player of the Week. Vandenberg threw for 162 of his 399 passing yards and for all three of his touchdown passes in a remarkable fourth quarter to help Iowa tally its largest comeback in school history. The junior quarterback also added a rushing score, for good measure, as the Hawkeyes rallied from a 21-point deficit against Pittsburgh.

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Big Ten Saturday: Tripleheader Time

The third week of the college football season kicks off at noon ET Saturday with a pair of games as Michigan hosts Eastern Michigan and Purdue faces Southeast Missouri State. BTN’s lineup continues at 3:30 p.m. with two more Big Ten home games. Minnesota and Indiana are both looking for their first wins of the season as they host Miami (Ohio) and South Carolina State, respectively. At 7 p.m. Illinois plays No. 18 Arizona State. All five games will air on the BTN to a national audience, so use our handy BTN GameFinder to find you TV information.

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Coach Kill Released From Hospital

Good news for Gopher fans and college football fans everywhere: Minnesota’s Jerry Kill was discharged from the hospital today and is now resting at home, according to Gopher football team physician Dr. Pat Smith. Dr. Smith said that Kill was released during the lunch hour Thursday.

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Big Ten Blast: Update on Coach Kill

BTN’s Samantha Goldwasser brings you Thursday afternoon’s Big Ten Blast video update. What is the Big Ten Blast? Find out right now. In this afternoon’s update we have news on Minnesota coach Jerry Kill, who has not yet returned to the team following a seizure on the sideline at the end of the Gophers’ last game.

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Vote Now: BTN Live Week 3 Polls

So our new show “BTN Live” airs at 7 p.m. ET Thursday on BTN, and as you can tell from the name, it’s a live show from our BTN studios. All season long, they’ll be spotlighting tweets (follow @BTNLive now if you don’t already), Facebook comments, call-in messages, and poll results. That’s where you come in right here and right now. Answer the poll questions below, and we’ll use the results on Thursday’s show. Also, make sure to watch the show to see if your tweet, comment or message makes the show.

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Big Ten Names Players of the Week

The Big Ten Conference announced the three players of the week after a wild and exciting weekend of football. Offensive honors went to Michigan’s Denard Robinson, who led the Wolverines to 28 fourth-quarter points, including two touchdowns in the final 1:12, in a 35-31 win over Notre Dame. The star quarterback accounted for 446 of Michigan’s 452 total yards and had a hand in all five of the team’s touchdowns. See all the honorees inside.

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