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Mark Dantonio

Mark Dantonio: 'I just wanted to get out of there'

Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio joined “BTNLive” Tuesday night, and the head coach was much more talkative than the last time we saw him in front of the camera. Dantonio, of course, conducted a very short postgame press conference (Watch it) following Saturday’s lackluster victory over Eastern Michigan. Why was he a man of so few words. “I just wanted to get out of there, in all honesty,” Dantonio told our crew. Watch the full interview now and see our chat with Rex Burkhead in this post. Here’s what else Dantonio had to to say about his presser: “I just had

Russ Lande

Lande's Big Board: William Gholston no longer No. 1

There’s a new No. 1 player on BTN NFL draft expert Russ Lande’s weekly Big Board. Fresh off a 10-tackle performance versus UAB, Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins flipped spots with Michigan State defensive end William Gholston, who held the top spot for the season’s first three installments. Watch Lande explain his reasoning for the switch at No. 1 and break down his latest Big Board now. Russ Lande’s Big Board (9/25/12) 1. Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State 2. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State 3. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue 4. Michael Buchanan, DE, Illinois 5. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin

Russell Wilson

Antwaan Randle El, Tom Waddle weigh in on MNF ending

Perhaps you heard there was a controversial ending to last night’s Monday Night Football game. Here’s the skinny, if you missed it. Crazy, huh? There’s a Big Ten angle to the play, too. The man who threw the pass that will forever live in NFL lore was former Wisconsin star QB Russell Wilson. Watch our “The Next Level” crew, including former Indiana QB and Super Bowl champ Antwaan Randle El and ex-NFL WR Tom Waddle, discuss the aftermath of the play now. [Related: Week 3 Big Ten NFL standouts] Check out “The Next Level” at 8 p.m. ET every Tuesday

Denicos Allen

Best of Week 5: Miller vs. Spartan LBs

It’s Floyd of Rosedale Week! Hallelujah! Not only that, but this is the first week of full-scale conference—save for one game. And there are some intriguing matchups. The headliner is Ohio State’s visit to Michigan State. The Buckeyes lost an ugly 10-7 game last year in Columbus with just 178 yards of offense. Wisconsin comes to Nebraska in another good inter-divisional matchup. Each team has won two in a row and is looking to continue that ascent after an ugly loss to a Pac-12 school on September 8. [RELATED: Week 5 Power Rankings | Week 5 Player Rankings] Minnesota is

Matt McGloin

Dienhart: Week 5 Big Ten questions

Another Saturday looms. And, I have questions. Here are my most pressing queries for the 11 teams in action entering Week 5, the first week of conference play. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. Illinois Who will be the quarterback? Nathan Scheelhaase started last week after hurting an ankle in the opener, and he hit 8-of-11 passes for 85 yards with a touchdown and pick. Reilly O’Toole took over and completed 19-of-25 passes for 120 yards in the 52-24 loss at

Penn State Nittany Lions linebacker Michael Mauti (42) in the second half against the Temple Owls at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Temple 22-13. Mandatory Credit: Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

Big Ten Links: Penn State builds some momentum

Looky here: After an 0-2 start, Penn State is now 2-2 as we sit on the doorstep of Big Ten play. The Nittany Lions have some mojo as they head to Illinois on Saturday. Could this team win the Leaders Division? Hmmmm. If the offense keeps playing well under the leadership of surprising quarterback Matt McGloin, it could happen. No Big Ten quarterback is passing the ball better. Simply amazing. Read those Penn State links and find more of the Tuesday headlines from around the Big Ten further down in this post. Good hands: Up to this point, Michigan State

Le'Veon Bell

What a difference a year makes...

In sports, we constantly hear the phrase, “What a difference a year makes.” It’s a cliche, no doubt about it. But, often times, it’s so true. And that’s the case when one compares the first four weeks of the 2012 Big Ten football season to the first quarter of the 2011 campaign. Here’s an example of the differences, team by team: ILLINOIS One year ago after four weeks: The Illini were 4-0 and had outscored its opponents, 129-52. This year: Illinois is 2-2 and it matched last year’s 52 points allowed in the Louisiana Tech game alone; its 104 points

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Soccer Report: First weekend in the books

Normality prevailed this past weekend as Indiana and Northwestern got their conference seasons off to a winning start. However, the standout result of the weekend was Penn State’s impressive road win at Wisconsin. The Badgers’ struggles this season have been documented, but this was never going to be an easy game for the Nittany Lions, especially after a long trip to Madison. What surprised me was the sheer one-sided nature of the statistics. I’m not one to read into stats too much, but when the road team outshoots the hosts, 23-9, that says a lot about the overall pattern of

Donnell Kirkwood

Dienhart: Week 5 bowl projections

Four weeks are in the books, but the bowl picture remains a work-in-progress—as usual 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. Once again, the Big Ten did little to improve its stock on Saturday, notching no impressive wins while seeing Michigan lose to Notre Dame in the biggest game of the weekend. Also, Iowa was stunned at home by Central Michigan and Illinois got hammered at home by Louisiana Tech. [RELATED: Week 5 Power Rankings

Mark Weisman

Week 5 Player Rankings: It's Weisman time!

With Week 4 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. OFFENSE 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio