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Saturday football: Plan ahead with our Week 5 Big Ten football schedule & TV info

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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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Tuesday's Links: How is this race shaping up?

The great Pat Harty of the Iowa City Press-Citizen takes the temperature of the Big Ten race. Did you see that video of Iowa players celebrating Saturday? Urban Meyer says Ohio State did nothing wrong with that game film. And at 0-1 in the Big Ten, Wisconsin seems to be in familiar territory. We take a look at those stories and more in today’s Big Ten Links. Bad losses: Among other things, what Big Ten losses does Harty feel were most embarrassing? He has Louiiana Tech over Illinois, ‘Bama over Michigan, and  Central Michigan over Iowa. That sounds about right.

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Soccer Report: What a weekend on the men's pitch

What a cracking weekend for Big Ten men’s soccer! We had three bruising encounters with plenty of quality and goals, and all three games went to overtime. I predicted on BTN Soccer Report that Todd Yeagley’s Indiana team would slip up in overtime at Penn State, and I wasn’t far off. Last year, the Hoosiers had just one off-day and Wisconsin capitalized. But on Saturday, Harrison Petts made sure that vital ‘W’ was with him and his teammates en route back to Bloomington. The Big Ten Soccer Report is a weekly online-only show that looks at the last action in

Bo Pelini

Best of Week 6: Bo Pelini returns to Columbus

This week’s schedule is loaded with three good games, the headliner being Nebraska’s trip to Ohio State. Each could be the top team in their respective division. The subplots are thick, with great quarterback and head coaching battles leading the way. Oh, and Bo Pelini, a Youngstown, Ohio, native returns to Ohio State, where he was a defensive back from 1987-90. The Buckeyes also are looking for revenge. The Cornhuskers roared back from a 21-point second-half deficit to beat the Buckeyes, 34-27, last year in the first Big Ten game played at Memorial Stadium. [RELATED: Week 6 Power Rankings |

Nathan Scheelhaase

Week 6 Bowl Projections: Illinois off latest list

Five weeks are in the books, and the bowl picture is coming into a bit sharper focus … a bit. To review: The Big Ten has tie-ins with eight bowls—but it has only 10 bowl-eligible schools, as Penn State and Ohio State are on NCAA and banned from the postseason in 2012. With conference play here, schools now are beating up on each other, alternately helping and hurting each program’s bowl stock. Several schools enhanced their bowl resume with nice wins last Saturday, including Iowa, Purdue, Nebraska and Northwestern. [RELATED: Week 6 Power Rankings | Week 6 Player Rankings] The

Matt McGloin

Week 6 Player Rankings: Hello, Matt McGloin

With Week 5 behind us, it’s time for my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. Again, I’m doing these a little different this year. Whereas I used to rank the top 10 players – a practice that was tough due to all the talent on both sides of the ball – I’ll rank the top six offensive and defensive players each week. Why six of both? Because it opens up the field, plus there are six teams in each division. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa. [RELATED: Tom Dienhart’s Week 6 Power

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BTN debuts two new original programs

BTN will debut two new original programs next week, one that will honor teams of the past and a second that will document the stars of the future. The two programs join an extensive slate of BTN fall programming that offers fans more Big Ten football and fall sports coverage than any other network. “These two shows really capture what fans love about their teams and schools,” said BTN President Mark Silverman. “They join a robust schedule of original and studio programs that complement our live events. We expect ratings and ad sales will continue to grow.” Wednesday, BTN fans

Nebraska Cornhuskers defender Will Compton (51) rushes the Washington Huskies quarterback Keith Price (17) during the first half at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska won 51-38. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

Big Ten Links: Huskers prep for Buckeyes

Nebraska’s 30-27 win over Wisconsin offers much to build on, but there also remains a lot to fix following the 17-point comeback, according to the great Tom Shatel of the Omaha World-Herald. The Cornhuskers may not have fallen behind and struggled early against the Badgers if they cut down turnovers and limit penalties. There will be little room for error in the game at Ohio State this Saturday in what shapes up as the latest “Game of the Year” in the Big Ten. Read more Big Ten links in the rest of my post. Boilers on a roll: This may

Philly Brown

Week 6 Power Rankings: Ohio State stays on top

Ohio State solidified its case for the top spot in my Week 6 Power Rankings, this after going into East Lansing at knocking off Michigan State. But what about the rest of my list? See my latest rankings in this post. Disagree? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below or tweet me (@BTNTomDienhart). 1. Ohio State (5-0, 1-0). The Buckeyes finally put together a good four quarters at Michigan State, quelling some fears of inconsistency on both sides of the ball that some had for Ohio State. The maligned defense was especially impressive vs. Michigan State. Could this team

Taylor Martinez

How did we do? Big Ten Week 5 picks revisited

Before we turn our complete attention to Week 6, we need to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 5 predictions. BTN.com fans went 5-1 and Tom and I went 4-2, meaning the fans have moved into sole possession of first place in the season standings. After five weeks, BTN.com fans are 41-11, one game ahead of Tom. I’m bringing up the rear, at 39-13. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 41-11; .788 Tom: 40-12; .769 Brent: 39-13; .750 [RELATED: Dienhart’s Week 6 Power Rankings] Penn State 35, Illinois 7 Tom’s pick: Penn State, 28-20 –

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Sunday's Big Ten Olympics Sport roundup

Iowa coach Tracey Griesbaum collected her 150th career win at Iowa on Sunday, as the No. 11 Hawkeyes downed No. 18 Ohio State (8-4, 1-1 Big Ten), 2-1, at Grant Field. Griesbaum became the third head coach in program history to win 150 games, joining Beth Beglin (199) and Judith Davidson (185). Read the full recap at HawkeyeSports.com. Watch our interview with Griesbaum now and get all of Sunday’s Olympic video in this post. Geena Lesiak interview: Iowa-Ohio State field hockey analysis In women’s soccer action, Wisconsin and Ohio State played to a 0-0 tie. Red full recap from OhioStateBuckeyes.com