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Goldy the Gopher can't decide what to be for Halloween


Goldy, Fans Dress Up For Halloween

With it being the last Saturday before Halloween, Goldy the Gopher made sure to bring a festive spirit to TCF Bank Stadium for Saturday’s game vs. Nebraska. Watch a video of Goldy dancing around in one of his costumes, and check out all of his different costumes in this post.

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Photo: Iowa fan decked out in USA body suit

As former Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi said following the Hawkeyes’ 2010 Orange Bowl victory: “If you don’t love it, leave it. USA, No. 1.” One Iowa fan at Saturday’s game vs. Northwestern agrees 100 percent.

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Video: NU long snapper can, um, snap it

Trick shot videos are great. Even the ones involving long snappers and other special teamers. Northwestern recently posted a video to its YouTube page entitled, “The Specialists.” Basically, it follows around the team’s special teams players, including star kicker Jeff Budzien.

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Video: Gallon & Gardner sing on #BTNLive

Devin Gardner

Jeremy Gallon and Devin Gardner - #BTNLive Interview

No doubt, Michigan’s Jeremy Gallon and Devin Gardner work well together. They’re best friends, they’re a lethal quarterback-receiver tandem, and they’re not afraid to belt out a few tunes. Gallon, the reigning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, and Gardner showed off their pipes on #BTNLive Tuesday night. Watch the full interview above and see the singing clip in this post.

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Video: Jerry Kill's emotional locker room speech

Jerry Kill

Jerry Kill Speech Following Win over Northwestern

Jerry Kill wasn’t expected to be at the Minnesota-Northwestern game Saturday. The head coach was on a leave of absence to get his epilepsy under control, after all. But there was Kill in the Minnesota coaches box at Ryan Field. Kill’s wife, Rebecca, drove him to the game, because he couldn’t stand not being there with his team after missing the Michigan game.

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Video: Chris Collins surprises walk-on with scholarship

Earlier this year, we saw first-year Wisconsin football coach Gary Andersen tell walk-on Nick Hill that he was now on scholarship (watch). Well, another first-year coach has broken the great news to another committed walk-on. This time, it was new Northwestern basketball coach Chris Collins surprising senior walk-on James Montgomery III. Watch the video in this post.

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Video: Watch our Week 8 top 10 plays

Kofi Hughes

Big Ten Top Ten - Oct. 19th, 2013

What was your favorite play from Week 8 Big Ten action? Was it Carlos Hyde’s video-game-like touchdown run in Ohio State’s comeback win over Iowa? Or maybe Kofi Hughes’ ridiculous catch and touchdown run in Indiana’s wild loss at Michigan? Whatever it was, see if it made our Week 8 top 10 plays. Watch the video in this post.

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Video: OSU band honors Michael Jackson, moonwalks

You don’t get to be known as “The Best Damn Band in the Land” without putting together some unforgettable halftime performances. Well, the Ohio State band lived up to its nickname, and then some, Saturday afternoon. Quite simply, the band’s “Michael Jackson Tribute” was nothing short of fantastic.

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It was the Jeremy Gallon show vs. Indiana

Jeremy Gallon

Jeremy Gallon 21-Yard Touchdown

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Michigan wide receiver Jeremy Gallon had a career day in Saturday’s wild 63-47 victory vs. Indiana. Devin Gardner’s favorite target went for a Big Ten-record 369 receiving yards and hauled in a pair of scoring strikes. The 369 yards were just 93 short of Gallon’s season total (462) entering the game. Watch a few of Gallon’s highlights in this post.

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Photo: Longtime IU coach & his Michigan blanket

BTN showed a great pregame moment between the Mallory family during the Indiana-Michigan game Saturday afternoon. Bill Mallory, the patriarch of the family and the former longtime Indiana coach (1984-1996), turned some heads with his blanket of choice at a wet Michigan Stadium. Yep, that’s a Michigan blanket!

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Cody Latimer makes catch No. 100 memorable one

Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Here’s a guarantee: Indiana wide receiver Cody Latimer will never forget career catch No. 100. Not only did the reception give him a lofty milestone, he turned it into a 59-yard touchdown to give the Hoosiers the early lead at the Big House. Watch the milestone catch in this post.

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Spartans use trickeration for much-needed TD

It’s been an offensive struggle in the Purdue-Michigan State game, but we got our first offensive score of the day in the fourth quarter. Fitting for a game like this, it came on a trick play. Watch receiver Tony Lippett, a former quarterback, take the pitch and hit tight end Andrew Gleicher for the touchdown in this post.

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Check out what Purdue band formed at halftime

Michigan State Band

Marching Band at MSU-PUR Forms Motorcycle

At halftime of the Purdue-Michigan State on Saturday afternoon, the Boilermakers’ marching band put on a performance that caught our attention. Motorcycle enthusiasts will find it interesting, too. Yes, the band formed a motorcycle, and it even included “exhaust” for when it moved across the field. It was really cool, and you can watch it below.

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Video: Bullough forces fumble, Allen returns it for TD

Michigan State’s defense just keeps making big plays. Early in the second quarter vs. Purdue, Max Bullough hit Purdue QB Danny Etling and forced a fumble, which Denicos Allen returned to the house for the game’s first score. The play marked Michigan State’s fifth defensive touchdown of the season. Watch the play here.

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Photo: Check out this mammoth Ohio Stadium cake

Craving something sweet? Whether you’re an Ohio State football fan or not, there’s plenty of sugar in the school’s latest annual Ohio Stadium cake. Like, 350 pounds of goodness, that is. The cake, which serves 1,000 people and was made with 90 mixes and 22 dozen eggs, can be found on the south lawn of St. John Arena prior to Saturday afternoon’s game vs. Iowa.

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Did you see this? Mike Hopkins interview from space


USAF Colonel Mike Hopkins - Interview From the International Space Station

Hundreds of former athletes have appeared on the Big Ten Network since it was launched back in August, 2007. But former Illinois defensive back Mike Hopkins was the first interviewee to answer questions from Space.

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'Journey' extra: John Urschel and his Barney diaper

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

The Journey 2013: Big Ten Football Bonus: John Urschel

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

By now, Big Ten football fans know all about John Urschel’s affinity for math. After all, the Penn State senior guard earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics in three years, a master’s in math the next year and now is working on his second master’s (math education). But did you know he used to love Barney, too? Yes, THAT Barney.

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Video: Son surprises dad with tickets to 'The Game'

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Who wouldn’t want tickets to the annual season-ending Michigan-Ohio State game? It’s one of sports greatest rivalries, and it’s hardly a cheap ticket. So, one can only imagine the reaction a die-hard Michigan fan had when his son recently surprised him with tickets to this season’s game. Watch the reaction in this post.

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Watch our top 10 plays of Week 7

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Week 7 featured more than its share of impressive highlights. From Melvin Gordon’s long TD run to Frank Clark’s scoop and score to Allen Robinson’s late clutch catch, there was something for everyone. Watch our top 10 plays of Week 7 in this post.

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Allen Robinson's catch, in photo and video

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

If you enjoyed that Allen Robinson catch late in Saturday night’s game vs. Michigan, you’ll want to check out this post. We have a terrific photo of the catch, courtesy USA TODAY Sports, and the video of the ridiculous leaping catch that helped set up Penn State’s game-tying score and send the game to overtime.

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Did You See That Penn State finish?

It took Penn State four overtimes but the Nittany Lions rebounded from a tough loss last week to upset visiting Michigan with a touchdown. Watch the play in this post. Look at the crowd go wild!

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