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Today
3:59 PMMaryland at Michigan St.Watch
Tomorrow
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

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Michigan's Roy Roundtree

Week 4: We predict all 10 Big Ten games

Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After three weeks, it’s Tom and BTN.com fans on top, at 28-8, while Brent is in the cellar, at 27-9. See our Week 4 predictions and choose your winners in this post. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 28-8; .778 Tom: 28-8; .778 Brent: 27-9; .750 [Related: Dienhart’s Big Ten questions for Week 4] Louisiana Tech (2-0) vs. Illinois (2-1) – 8 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go Tom’s

Michigan State Spartan band performs in front of the statue of sparty prior to start of the game against the Boise State Broncos at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Tailgate 48: Getting ready with Spartans fans

Our “Tailgate 48” team spent last Saturday in East Lansing to chronicle the Michigan State tailgating experience and get a close look at the Notre Dame-Michigan State game. Also, don’t forget each week, the TV show spotlights a few great Big Ten fan tailgating photos (see the latest on BTN.com/connect now). Get your photo considered by tweeting it to @BigTenNetwork and use the hashtag #tailgate48. Watch our interview with Mark Dantonio: And Beth Rohl:

Michigan Wolverines tight end Devin Funchess (19) and running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) celebrate a touchdown by Funchess during the first quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Dienhart: My Big Ten questions for Week 4

As I do every Wednesday, I have questions that I hope are answered Saturday. One week away from the start of Big Ten play, here are my most pressing queries for the 10 Big Ten teams in action this week. 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 Will Nathan Scheelhaase be back? It sounds like he may be over an ankle injury suffered in the opener. Scheelhaase has missed the last two games, which the Fighting Illini have split. But Illinois

Venric Mark

Latest links: Wildcats heat up, Badgers cool off

Amid the negativity of the Big Ten’s uneven effort in non-conference play, Northwestern has emerged as a beacon, a feel-good story. The Wildcats are off to a 3-0 start—with all three victories coming vs. FBS conference foes: Syracuse, Vanderbilt, Boston College. The rest of the Big Ten has one win over FBS teams, and that was Ohio State over Cal. With a game against FCS South Dakota this week, Northwestern is primed for a 4-0 start. And, get this: Northwestern could be 7-0 when it plays host to Nebraska on Oct. 20. Yes, it’s true. And, I hope it happens.

Penn State Nittany Lions middle hitter Katie Slay (16) makes a shot during the fourth set in the game with the Illinois Fighting Illini at Rec Hall. Illinois defeated Penn State 3 sets to 2. Mandatory Credit: Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

Volleyball Report: Rolling into Big Ten play

Four weekends of the 2012 women’s volleyball season are behind us and another grueling conference campaign is about to begin. Seven teams came into the year ranked in the AVCA Top 25 and following a month of non-conference foes, the Big Ten remains the nation’s top league. Before the conference race begins here is some of what we learned from the first month. Following a disappointing early exit from last year’s NCAA Tournament, Nebraska faced the defending national champs in the first weekend and immediately made a statement. In the fifth set against top-ranked UCLA, the Huskers rallied from a

Chuck Long

Did You See This? #BTNLive looks at old hairdos

“#BTNLive” went on a rather entertaining tangent Tuesday night. It all started during our interview with Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah, when BTN analyst Howard Griffith asked the running back about the haircut he’s rocking in his Huskers.com player profile. The dreadlocks are no more, clearly. On the topic of hair, the show then spotlighted Griffith and Chuck Long’s bold hair styles from the early 1980s. Watch the segment now. Listen to Tuesday’s entire #BTNLive below: Abdullah on clipping the dreadlocks: “It was just time for a change. I had the dreadlocks for about three years, and I was just thinking about

Johnathan Hankins

Lande's Big Board: Johnathan Hankins moves up to No. 2

On Tuesday’s “The Next Level,” our resident NFL draft expert Russ Lande released his latest Big Board. The list didn’t change much this week, other than Ohio State’s Johnathan Hankins and Purdue’s Kawann Short switching spots and Purdue’s Ricardo Allen reentering the list. Watch Lande break down his updated Big Board now. Speaking of Short, he joined “The Next Level” on Tuesday: [Related: Tom Dienhart’s top 3 Big Ten Heisman Trophy candidates] Russ Lande’s Big Board (9/18/12) 1. William Gholston, DE, Michigan State 2. Johnathan Hankins, DT, Ohio State 3. Kawann Short, DT, Purdue 4. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin 5.

Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson (16) warms up before the game against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

#BTNLive: Abdullah, Robinson join the show

Did you catch “#BTNLive” on Tuesday night? If not, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson and Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah joined the show. Robinson talked to the guys about preparing for Notre Dame, Saturday night’s opponent, and Abdullah told the crew how he’s been able to fill in for starter Rex Burkhead. Watch both interviews in this post. Here’s Robinson talking with the guys: And Abdullah: Also, on “#BTNLive,” the guys had a good time poking fun of old hairdos:

Michigan's Denard Robinson

Best of Week 4: Denard vs. Notre Dame Part III

The Big Ten went 10-2 last week. But look closer. It wasn’t an impressive 10-2. The wins came vs. FCS Charleston Southern; FCS Northern Iowa; UMass; Arkansas State, Western Michigan; Cal; Navy; Boston College, Utah State and Eastern Michigan. And Indiana lost to Ball State. But, most noteworthy of all: The Big Ten lost its biggest game of the weekend, with Michigan State falling at home to Notre Dame, 20-3. That casts doubt on the Big Ten’s ability to compete for the national championship. But, a new week brings new hope. This week’s lineup of games is loaded with innocuous

Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Rex Burkhead (22) in action against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first quarter of the 2012 Capital One Bowl at the Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-US PRESSWIRE

Big Ten Headlines: What are the experts saying?

Lots of questions in today’s Big Ten headlines. Will Rex Burkhead play this weekend? How dangerous is this upcoming opponent for Illinois? What does Michigan’s Brady Hoke think about the future of the series against Notre Dame? Find those items and plenty more in my links in this post. And as always, let me know what you’re thinking about your team and the Big Ten so far. I read the comments in this post, I have a weekly mailbag where you can email me directly, and I’m on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart Burkhead’s back? It was a site that had to please