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2:30 PMNorthwestern at Rutgers Watch
3:00 PMIowa at IndianaWatch
7:00 PMMichigan St. at Penn St.Watch
7:00 PMMinnesota at IndianaWatch
7:00 PMMichigan at Rutgers Watch
8:00 PMIndiana at NebraskaWatch
8:00 PMMaryland at NorthwesternWatch
8:00 PMPurdue at IowaWatch

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Countdown to kickoff: East bowl teams?

How many East teams will make a bowl game in 2014? Our three-member panel picks four teams, with the fourth being Indiana or Maryland. What do you think?

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Countdown to kickoff: West bowl teams?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: West bowl teams? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 countdown to kickoff posts: Tom Dienhart: 5. I have Iowa, my preseason West favorite, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern and Wisconsin all bowling. Iowa, Nebraska and Wisconsin are easy picks. Minnesota is not, due to its tough schedule, and neither is Northwestern, which recently lost Venric Mark (transfer) and Christian Jones

Ohio State Band

Countdown to kickoff: East top tradition?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: East top tradition? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 countdown to kickoff posts: Tom Dienhart: Script Ohio. This one’s easy, and I’ll keep it short: There is nothing better than watching script “Ohio” get formed by The Best Damn Band In The Land. Capped, of course, by the doting of the “I.” *** Sean Merriman: Script Ohio. This

Wisconsin Fans

Countdown to kickoff: West top tradition?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: West top tradition? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 countdown to kickoff posts: Tom Dienhart: Jump Around. Every fan should experience “Jump Around” in Camp Randall Stadium at Wisconsin, a tradition that signals the start of the fourth quarter. You can feel the stadium sway. Really. While you’re jumping up and down, don’t forget to check out the

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Countdown to kickoff: East best fans?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: East best fans? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 countdown to kickoff posts: Tom Dienhart: Ohio State. The Horseshoe is a monstrosity of sound and noise nestled along the banks of the Olentangy River, spilling out Scarlet and Gray-clad fans who fiercely chant “O-H-I-O.” There are no more loyal denizens in the nation. *** Sean Merriman: Ohio State.

Nebraska fans

Countdown to kickoff: West best fans?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: West best fans? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 countdown to kickoff posts: Tom Dienhart: Nebraska. Few campuses across the nation can top the environment in Lincoln. Memorial Stadium is blast-furnace of sound and sea of red on Saturdays. And the fans follow their team like Grateful Dead groupies. *** Sean Merriman: Nebraska. This is a no brainer.

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Countdown to kickoff: East best coaching staff?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: East best coaching staff? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 predictions: Tom Dienhart: Michigan State. Mark Dantonio sets the tone. Is there a better defensive coordinator than Pat Narduzzi? Nope! Jim Bollman and Dave Warner run the offense; Harlon Barnett is a top DB coach. Brad Salem (QB) and Terrence Samuel (WR) are other top assistants. *** Sean

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Countdown to kickoff: West best coaching staff?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: West best coaching staff? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 predictions: Tom Dienhart: Minnesota. Few staffs have the connectivity of this one. The cohesion was on full display last season, when the Golden Gophers didn’t skip a beat when Jerry Kill missed time to tend to his health. It all begins with coordinators Matt Limegrover (offense) and Tracy

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Countdown to kickoff: East top pro prospect?

Kickoff is fast approaching. To help count down the days to Aug. 28, the BTN.com team is discussing one topic every day. Think of it as our countdown to kickoff. Today’s topic: East top pro prospect? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post. See our other 2014 predictions: Tom Dienhart: Christian Hackenberg, QB, Penn State. The last Big Ten quarterback selected in the first round? It was Penn State’s Kerry Collins in 1995. It’s fitting that the next could be another Nittany Lions signal-caller. “Hack” is just a sophomore, but he’s already special and has