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Next 'Journey' focuses on football families

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy, our crew spends time with Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to learn what it’s like to be the starting quarterback and a husband at the same time. Also, come meet Iowa linebacker James Morris and Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman and learn about their family backgrounds. This week’s show also features the usual lush highlights from the Iowa’s OT thriller against Northwestern and Minnesota’s upset over Nebraska. The show airs at 7 p.m. ET and re-airs multiple time after that. Follow BTN’s popular documentary-style show “The Journey”

Dienhart: My best of 2013 Big Ten noncon season

We have reached the one-third mark of the 2013 season. Where has the time gone? Last time I looked up from my keyboard, the kids still were splashing in the neighborhood swimming pool and the Cubs were eliminated from playoff contention. Wait, that last item happened back in June. Forget it. You get the point. Four weeks of the 2013 season are in the rearview mirror, as we head into the heart of conference play with only three non-leagues left: Northern Illinois at Purdue; Miami (Ohio) at Illinois; BYU at Wisconsin. Here is my one-third report. [ MORE: View’s

Q&A: Scheelhaase, on offense, marriage & BBQ

Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase has had his share of ups—and downs—while in Champaign. As a result, the senior has developed resiliency. He knows not to get too high, or too low. This last Saturday is a perfect example. Scheelhaase is coming one of the most impressive season-opening efforts in the Big Ten. He passed for a career-high 416 yards en route to leading Illinois past FCS Southern Illinois, 42-34, and earning Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week. Scheelhaase looked comfortable executing the quick-strike attack of new coordinator Bill Cubit, completing 28-of-36 passes. The next goal: End a 14-game Big

Big Ten office hands out Week 1 Players of the Week

The Big Ten office released its Week 1 Players of the Week on Monday, and it was Nathan Scheelhaase (Offense), Collin Ellis (Defense), Sam Ficken (Special Teams) and Christian Hackenberg (Freshman) taking home the season’s first accolades. Read more about their Week 1 performances and watch video highlights in this post. [ MORE: Week 1 honors, grades & more | What did Tom Dienhart learn? | Week 1 picks revisited ] Offensive Player of the Week: Nathan Scheelhaase, Illinois, Sr., QB, Kansas City, Mo./Rockhurst Threw for a career-high 416 yards and two touchdowns in Illinois’ season-opening win over Southern Illinois

Illinois' Scheelhaase ecstatic about tying the knot

CHICAGO – Nathan Scheelhaase is a happy man. For the first time in his Illinois career, the senior quarterback can finally forget about Skype and get some real face-to-face time. Scheelhaase and his longtime girlfriend, Morgan Miller, tied the knot July 6 in their hometown of Kansas City. “It was a great day,” Scheelhaase said at Wednesday’s media day of the wedding. “It was so awesome to share that experience with her.” [ RELATED: Read all of’s media day coverage ] The new Mrs. Scheelhaase, who just graduated from TCU with a communications degree, moved into her husband’s Champaign

Did You See This? Scheelhaase tries to high-five ref

Think Nathan Scheelhaase was excited about his first touchdown run since Week 1? Well, the Illinois quarterback did attempt to high-five an official following his second-quarter run Saturday at Wisconsin. To little surprise the ref wanted no part of the high-five. Scheelhaase had reason to be excited, though, as his scoring scamper gave Illinois its first lead, 7-0, since it struck first in a Week 4’s 52-24 home loss to Louisiana Tech. Illinois didn’t have much to celebrate the rest of the way Saturday en route to a 31-14 loss at Camp Randall Stadium. Scheelhaase explained his motive behind the

Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase signs BTN tour bus

There’s a familiar face on the side of the BTN tour bus this summer. It’s that of Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, the same guy who was featured on the bus last summer. Last year, the tradition was to take a picture of the players in front of their likeness on the bus. This year, we’re having them sign it. See a picture of Scheelhaase putting his autograph on his likeness in this post. [ Read all of our football tour coverage] Did you miss the Illinois Preview Show? Watch it on BTN2Go.

Fight Hunger Bowl Preview: Illinois vs. UCLA

Illinois raced out to 6-0 start and a national this season only to lose the next six games before Ron Zook was dismissed as head coach.  The Fighting Illini (6-6) take on UCLA (6-7) in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl at 3:30 p.m. ET on Dec. 31. Like Illinois, UCLA fired their head coach this season. senior writer Tom Dienhart breaks down the game, gives his keys and offers his prediction. See it all in this post and find the entire 2011-12 bowl schedule. ILLINOIS (6-6) VS. UCLA (6-7) Storyline: Each school limps into this bowl with interim head

Dienhart: Illinois 2011 Season Recap senior writer Tom Dienhart spent the season covering Big Ten football, and now it’s time for his team-by-team season recaps. Every day, for the next 12 days, Dienhart will post a recap for each Big Ten school, in alphabetical order. Up first: Illinois. Watch our video from the Illini’s impressive nonconference victory over Arizona State now and read Dienhart’s season recap in this post. ILLINOIS Record: 6-6 overall; 2-6 Big Ten Bowl: Kraft Fight Hunger vs. UCLA Season recap: A season of contrasts ultimately cost Ron Zook his job after seven seasons. Illinois raced to a 6-0 start and