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Penn State to open 2014 vs. UCF in Ireland

Penn State will open its 2014 football season against the University of Central Florida in Ireland, the first international game for either team.

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Big Ten releases 2016 & 2017 conference slates

Back in April, the Big Ten announced it was going to implement a nine-game conference schedule, starting in 2016. Thursday, it unveiled the first such schedule—along with the 2017 Big Ten league slate.

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Dienhart: Pinstripe Bowl deal helps grow Big Ten brand

If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere, so the saying goes. Well, the Big Ten is going to give it a shot on one of the biggest stages in the world.

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Big Ten announces 2015 conference schedule

The Big Ten office announced the conference schedule for the 2015 football season today, which will consist of eight games for each of the Big Ten’s 14 teams before the conference moves to nine-game schedules in 2016. The 2015 schedule starts on Sept. 19 and will culminate with the fifth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game.

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Download 2014 football schedule

The Big Ten office announced the conference schedule for the 2014 football season today, as approved by the Big Ten Directors of Athletics. The 2014 schedule will consist of eight games for each of the Big Ten’s 14 teams, feature a new division alignment, include the conference debut of Maryland and Rutgers and culminate with the fourth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game.

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Big Ten releases 2013-14 basketball single plays

The Big Ten released 2013-14 basketball single plays Tuesday. See who all 12 teams will face only once this winter in this post.

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Big Ten teams strengthen football schedules

The Big Ten has said that it wants schools to beef up their non-conference schedules. Well, so far, so good. Michigan is the latest school to add a marquee non-conference foe. Today, the school announced a home-and-home series with Virginia Tech in 2020 and 2021. The schools have met just one time, with the Wolverines beating the Hokies, 23-20, in the Sugar Bowl after the 2011 season.

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Ranking 2013 Big Ten/ACC Challenge games

It’s time to talk the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The event might be six-plus months away, but the 2013 matchups were released Wednesday afternoon. This year’s event is Dec. 3-4, with six games each night, and it features first-year ACC members Notre Dame, Pittsburgh and Syracuse.

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Big Ten announces inaugural conference hockey slate

The Big Ten office announced Wednesday the dates and opponents for the inaugural 2013-14 Big Ten hockey season. The schedule features 60 games, with all six schools – Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin – playing 20-game schedules.

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BTN unveils 2013 primetime football schedule

BTN will televise 12 primetime games during the 2013 college football season, the most in network history. Five games feature a pre-season top-25 Big Ten team, while three of the 12 matchups feature games versus teams from the SEC, ACC and Pac-12 conferences. Eight Big Ten schools in all will be featured in primetime.

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Wisconsin adds power Alabama to 2015 slate

Strength of schedule figures to be a big component of the criteria used to determine who will play in the coming four-team playoff in 2014. To that end, Wisconsin’s 2015 slate will get a big boost from having a game with Alabama on its slate.

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BTN2Go to air Iowa-Nebraska game on Saturday

Saturday afternoon’s Iowa-Nebraska game, originally scheduled for Thursday but postponed due to an impending winter storm, will air at 2 p.m. ET on BTN2Go, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.

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Thursday's Iowa-Nebraska game moved to Saturday

Nebraska and Iowa athletic departments, in conjunction with the Big Ten Conference, announced Tuesday afternoon that the Iowa-Nebraska game, originally scheduled for Thursday night, has been moved to 2 p.m. ET Saturday at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.

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BTN to Air 7 Big Ten Winter Championships

For the sixth consecutive year, BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including men’s and women’s swimming and diving, wrestling, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s gymnastics. Every event will be produced in high definition.

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Dienhart: Dropping FCS foes makes total sense

Talking on his radio show last night, Wisconsin A.D. Barry Alvarez said that Big Ten A.D.s have agreed to stop scheduling FCS schools in the future. Alvarez gave no indication on when Big Ten schools would stop playing FCS foes. But, it can’t happen soon enough in what often are little more than glorified scrimmages.

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Dienhart: Potential PSU game in Ireland 'brilliant idea'

Penn State coach Bill O’Brien recently mentioned that playing a game in Ireland is in the works for his program. It’s a brilliant idea.

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Watch gymnastics on BTN/BTN2Go

Here’s the full schedule for televised Big Ten men’s and women’s gymnastics events on BTN TV and BTN2Go.

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Nebraska inks 3-game series with Northern Illinois

Nebraska announced a three-game series with Northern Illinois in 2016, 2017 and 2019. The Huskies are one of the top non-AQ schools in the nation, advancing to the Orange Bowl this season to play Florida State.

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Huskers vs. Sooners: Better later than never

The announcement last week that Nebraska and Oklahoma were renewing their rivalry was great news. The teams will meet on Sept. 18, 2021 in Norman, Okla., and in Lincoln, Neb., on Sept. 17, 2022.

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BTN releases expanded 2012-13 wrestling TV schedule

With the Big Ten expected to compete for a seventh straight national championship, BTN will provide extensive live coverage of Big Ten Wrestling for the 2012-13 season on television and online. The television schedule includes a pair of Monday night meets live in primetime; a late-season showdown between Penn State and Iowa, which between them have accounted for the past five National Champions; and live coverage of both the Midlands Championships and the Big Ten Wrestling Championships.

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Buckeyes, Ducks to play in 2020, 2021

Ohio State and Oregon agreed to a home-and-home football series with games to be played in 2020 in Eugene, Ore., and in 2021 in Columbus. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart says “This is a beautiful thing,” in his Wednesday Big Ten Links, and our crew from #BTNLive” broke it down on Tuesday night’s show. What do you think?

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BTN to air fall championships live for first time

For the first time, BTN will provide full coverage of the Big Ten fall championships and tournaments, including live broadcasts during the 2012 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament, Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments and delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships.

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NU football fills open 2013 date with W. Michigan

It didn’t take long for Northwestern to fill an opening in the 2013 football schedule after Vanderbilt bailed on two future games against the Wildcats. Northwestern will play Western Michigan on Sept. 14, 2013 in what will be the seventh home game for Northwestern next season. Read more at NUsports,.com.

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Friday's links: What's with these schedule changes?

Schools are changing and massaging schedules all the time. So, don’t flip out over recent revelations about Vanderbilt opting out of upcoming games with Ohio State and Northwestern. Now, the manner in which Vanderbilt informed each school (through the mail) wasn’t appropriate. But canceling a series? Not a big deal.

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Vandy backs out of Northwestern, Ohio State games

The Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein is reporting that Vanderbilt canceled it’s 2013 and 2014 football games with Northwestern this week, and the same SEC school has also canceled its 2013 game against Ohio State, too. Northwestern beat Vanderbilt in Evanston earlier this season.

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