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Spartans & Badgers Spring Game Preview

The Big Ten wraps up spring drills this Saturday with Michigan State and Wisconsin being the last two schools to finish. And, in some ways, it’s fitting they punctuate spring practices in the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans and Badgers met last season in the inaugural Big Ten title game, with Wisconsin pulling an exhilarating 42-39 victory. Earlier in the season the teams played perhaps the game of the year in the Big Ten, with Michigan State claiming a 37-31 win in East Lansing on a last-second Hail Mary pass from Kirk Cousins to Keith Nichol that forever will be

Tonight on BTN2Go: Wisconsin Spring Game

At 5 p.m. ET Saturday, it’s Wisconsin’s spring game live on  BTN2Go and the Big Ten Digital Network. The Wisconsin game will debut on BTN at 8 p.m. ET Sunday.’s Tom Dienhart delivers three things to watch for during each of these two game. BTN also will have highlights and analysis from the day’s Big Ten spring games at 8 p.m. ET on the “B1G Tonight: Spring Football Edition” with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. This week’s episode will also include an NFL Draft feature on Illinois’ Whitney Mercilus, profiling his rise to excellence from his beginnings

Daily Links: Spielman Discusses New Book

What a way to end your work week, reading Big Ten football links while hunched over your computer eating a meatball sub and wiping the marinara sauce from the corner of your mouth with your sleeve. Mom would be so proud. Lucky you. Spielman’s story: Bruce Feldman of conducted a Q&A with former Buckeye Chris Spielman, talking about his book about his late wife Stefanie, who died after an 11-year battle with cancer.  The book’s is entitled “That’s Why I’m Here: The Chris and Stefanie Spielman Story.” Chris Spielman opens up and shows a vulnerable side, particularly in response

BCS Takes Step Toward Football Final Four

Be prepared to say good-bye to the old Bowl Championship Series system. Or, perhaps you feel more like uttering “good riddance.” Either way, get ready to say “hello” to a college football playoff. That’s correct—a playoff. No, you haven’t died and gone to heaven. It’s true. College football could be crowning its national champion with a playoff as soon as the 2014 season, although there is plenty of work to do before that. The 11 conference commissioners and Notre Dame have emerged from three days of meetings in Hollywood, Fla., with a plan that will forever change the sport. It won’t

Daily Links: Badgers' Wagner Latest OL Star

Have a look at my Big Ten links for Thursday plus my take on others’ tweets. It’s below, my Big Ten brethren. Enjoy and stay in touch with me via the comments section below in this post as well as on Twitter and Facebook. And you can email me via my mailbag. Up front: Is Wisconsin’s Ricky Wagner one of the nation’s top left offensive tackles? It just may be true. I talked to Badger coach Bret Bielema last week, and he thinks Wagner is next in line of many great Wisconsin tackles. In fact, Wagner could join Joe

Daily Links: Nebraska's Pelini gets raise

A look at the #B1G football headlines on a wonderful Wednesday in the heart of America, including a Nebraska coach getting a raise, a Wisconsin linebacker getting a haircut, and a quarterback battle at Penn State getting ready to heat up. Husker raise: Bo Pelini’s contract has been bumped back to five years, and his salary has been increased from $2.775 million to $2.875 million—per terms of the revised agreement signed a year ago–reports Rich Kaipust of the Omaha World-Herald. Pelini’s deal runs through 2016. This, of course, will help Pelini in recruiting and offer this building program the stability

Dienhart: Tuesday's Best Big Ten Links

The Big Ten grid links that matter are right here. Come inside and get the latest headlines, from Matt McGloin to the YouTube videos John L. Smith doesn’t want any of us to remember to Michigan and Michigan State’s challenging schedules, among other things. TALKING WITH McGLOIN: Stefanie Loh has a nice Q&A with Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin. Among the interesting questions, McGloin is asked how the new offensive system is better than the old one. His response: “In a lot of ways. I’m not trying to say anything bad about the offense that was here before, because I

Rank it: Top B1G non-con schedules

Not all non-conference schedules are created equal, as you can see from my rankings, from 1-12, of the Big Ten non-league menus. Some are high calorie. Some are low-calorie. So, who has the toughest slate? And the easiest? Find out in this post. You can find all of my Big Ten football coverage here. Oh, and if you like rankings like this, you’ll want to check out this archive, where I’m ranking 2012 games, players and schedules. Some notes: FCS teams playing Big Ten teams: 10 (counting UMass, which is transitioning from FCS to FBS) Fewest FCS teams played: Michigan

Check Out Monday's Best B1G Web Links

Three more spring games are in the books, as Ohio State, Penn State and Minnesota punctuated their drills with games on Saturday. Michigan State and Wisconsin are the only schools left playing, with each conducting a spring game this Saturday when the NFL draft still will be going on. BUTKUS’ TIME: Is this a worrisome thought? The most critical and complicated position on Tim Beckman’s Illinois staff is being handled by the unit’s least experienced coach. His name: Luke Butkus. His position: The offensive line. How badly did the Illini attack struggle in 2011? The unit failed to score a

Dienhart: Thomas Shines in Spring Game

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Urban Meyer has talked about the need to find players who can make things happen. He calls them “wow” players. Well, the first-year Ohio State coach found one in the spring game today in receiver Michael Thomas. The Scarlet beat the Gray, 20-14, but that was far from the top story. Rather, the emergence of Thomas was the headliner. The true freshman who graduated high school early to take part in spring drills led all players with 12 catches for 131 yards with a long of 23. Not bad for a kid who should be preparing for