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Dienhart: Wisconsin spring football wrap

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Coach Andersen Talks Wisconsin Spring Game

Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen inherited some good talent from Bret Bielema, riding that skill to a nine-win season in 2013 that would have culminated with a BCS bowl if not for that Senior Day loss to Penn State. But now, Andersen faces some big voids—especially on defense. That side of the ball was a major emphasis for the Badgers this spring. And, the unit showed some spark during last Saturday’s spring game.

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Braxton Miller knocks Michigan spring attendance

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Braxton Miller - Spring Game Interview

Steve Mitchell

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller didn’t compete in the Scarlet and Gray Spring Game on Saturday, but that didn’t mean he wasn’t involved in the action. Miller sent out a tweet Sunday morning of a graphic that compared Ohio State and Michigan’s spring game attendance.

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Dienhart: Penn State spring football wrap

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Cole Chiappialle Breaks through Tackles for a Touchdown

The Penn State spring game ushered in the James Franklin era amid much excitement and energy in front of over 72,000 fans, the most for any spring game this year. It couldn’t be any other way with a coach like the enthusiastic Franklin. The Blue squad took a resounding 37-0 win over the White squad.

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Video: Jeremiah Sirles proposes at spring game

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Jeremiah Sirles Proposes in Front of Husker Stadium Crowd

Nearly one month after Mike Peltz proposed to his girlfriend on senior night, former Nebraska offensive lineman Jeremiah Sirles did the same at Saturday’s spring game. Sirles got on a knee during the team’s Punt, Pass and Kick part of the scrimmage. As he was about to punt the ball, he dropped it, reached into his left pocket, walked toward his girlfriend, and took a knee. Watch the proposal in this post.

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Video: One year later, Jack Hoffman talks TD run

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Catching Up with Jack Hoffman

It was just a year ago that Jack Hoffman, then 7, introduced himself to the world with his memorable and emotional touchdown run in Nebraska’s spring game. It’s been a whirlwind year since the brain cancer patient took the handoff from Taylor Martinez and sprinted to paydirt last April. Hoffman has met the President, had an Upper Deck card made and won an ESPY. We caught up with Jack and father Andy Hoffman at Saturday’s spring game.

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OSU student beats Dontre Wilson in 40-yard dash

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Dontre Wilson Races Students in 40-Yard Dash

Ohio State tailback Dontre Wilson is thought of by many to be the fastest player in the Big Ten… Not so fast! Urban Meyer invited OSU students to challenge several Buckeye football players in a race during halftime of Saturday’s Scarlet and Gray spring football game.

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Video: Big Ten spring game highlights, interviews

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Braxton Miller - Spring Game Interview

It’s a Saturday in April, so that means it’s time for spring football games. There was a total of eight games today, and we aired all of them live on BTN2Go. Here are the team’s in action today: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin.

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Photos: Get images from today's B1G spring games

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Buckeye D Scores Off Sack/Fumble

Eight Big Ten football teams are holding their spring football game today, and BTN2Go is airing each and every one. Here’s the complete schedule, all times ET: Purdue (1), Ohio State (1:30), Penn State (1:30), Nebraska (3), Illinois (3), Indiana (3), Minnesota (3:30) & Wisconsin (4). Check out some of the best photos from the day’s action in this post.

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Spring football: See 8 games live on BTN2Go

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Seven-Year-Old Jack Hoffman Runs For Touchdown

Remember Jack Hoffman’s memorable spring football moment? Remember Sparty taking a handoff? With eight Big Ten football teams conducting spring games Saturday, BTN.com will monitor each one and post video highlights and special moments to Twitter, Facebook, and our instant highlights central page. Who’s playing? It’s Purdue (1 p.m. ET), Ohio State (1:30 p.m. ET), Penn State (1:30 p.m. ET), Nebraska (3 p.m. ET), Illinois (3 p.m. ET), Indiana (3 p.m. ET), Minnesota (3:30 p.m. ET), and Wisconsin (4 p.m. ET).

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Spring Football: Q&A with former Gopher QB Adam Weber

NCAA Football: Texas Bowl-Syracuse vs Minnesota

Adam Weber enjoyed a standout career during his time at Minnesota. The former Gopher signal caller holds school records for career passing yards with 10.917 and career touchdown passes with 72. Currently an NFL free agent, Weber will be taking on a new role and spending his time in the booth on Saturday to call the Gophers’ annual spring football game. I recently caught up with Weber and asked him about Jerry Kill, Big Ten expansion and a number of other fun-filled topics.

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Spring Football: What to watch for on Saturday

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Michigan Spring Practice Highlights

There will be a lot to watch at the Ohio State spring game this Saturday. How will the defense look? Is the offensive line coming together? Any good running backs with Carlos Hyde gone?

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Audio: Spring football teleconferences

Coaches and players from the West and East Division football teams joined the Big Ten teleconference to take questions from the media. We’ve posted the audio for each coach on the call here. All of Saturday’s spring games can be seen live via BTN2Go.

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#BTNLive poll: Best chance to repeat?

If you’re on Twitter or Facebook, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten social media polls for our weekday show #BTNLive. On tonight’s episode of #BTNLive at 6 p.m. ET, our experts discuss this question: Which 2013 Big Ten divisional football champion has the best chance to repeat this season?

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Spring Football Q&A: Mauti to call PSU game

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Gerry DiNardo Conversation with James Franklin

The new-look Penn State Nittany Lions will take the field on Saturday for their annual spring football game. Fans will get a first-look at new head coach James Franklin, who takes over a Penn State team coming off a 7-5 season and a 4-4 mark in Big Ten play.

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Dienhart: Thoughts from Michigan spring game

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Brady Hoke Post Spring Game Interview

This will be Michigan’s fourth season under Brady Hoke. And, make no mistake about it: It’s a crossroads campaign. No one in Ann Arbor was satisfied with the 7-6 record last season. And heads rolled, as offensive coordinator Al Borges was fired. Hoke looked to Alabama for a replacement, tabbing Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier.

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Video: Michigan spring game highlights

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Michigan Spring Practice Highlights

BTN/BTN2Go aired Michigan’s spring practice Saturday afternoon, and we clipped all the top moments and interviews from Michigan Stadium. Relive all of the top highlights and all of our interviews in this post.

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Photo: Michigan QBs go all-maize in spring game

The way uniforms change nowadays, nothing is out of the question. Like, could adidas one day outfit the Michigan football team in an all-maize uniform? Possibly, although the school and company have not announced any such plans. For what it’s worth, Devin Gardner and the rest of the quarterbacks were in all-maize for Saturday’s annual spring game.

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Video: NU spring practice highlights, interviews

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Kyle Prater One-Handed Catch

BTN/BTN2Go aired Northwestern’s spring practice Saturday morning, and we clipped all the top moments and interviews from the 90-minute session. If you’re a Northwestern fan, you’ll want to see Kyle Prater’s highlight-reel catch and hear Venric Mark’s bold prediction about the team’s 1-2 backfield punch. Watch all of the videos in this post.

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How to watch Michigan's spring football game

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Spring Camp Impressions: Michigan

BTN/BTN2Go will air the Michigan spring game at 2 p.m. ET Saturday, with a re-air at 8. The Wolverines are coming off a frustrating 7-6 season, one that started with many experts pegging them for the Big Ten title game. There’s a clear sense of urgency in Ann Arbor, as Michigan has gone from 11 to eight to seven wins in Brady Hoke’s first three seasons.

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How to watch Northwestern's spring practice

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2014 Signing Day - Northwestern

BTN/BTN2Go will air Northwestern’s spring practice at 11 a.m. ET Saturday, with re-airs at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.. The Wildcats, fresh off a disappointing 5-7 season that saw them miss a bowl game for the first time in six years, welcome back plenty of talent from a team that started 4-0 in 2013.

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Dienhart: Spartans need to address OL in spring drills

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Connor Cook Interview -100th Rose Bowl Champion

The good times are rolling in East Lansing for a Michigan State program coming off a Big Ten and Rose Bowl championship. Mark Dantonio has this program humming along as an elite machine that can stand toe-to-toe with any Big Ten squad—if not the nation. The next goal: A national championship. Why not?

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Dienhart: Linebacker U needs help at linebacker

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Spring Camp Impressions: Penn State

The lid is being taken off the James Franklin era. And it’s an exciting time. He brings energy and enthusiasm—not to mention a strong resume that saw him win 24 games in three seasons at Vanderbilt—to State College.

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