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3:05 PMLindenwood at MinnesotaWatch
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Soccer Report: Here comes Big Ten play

Can you believe it? Big Ten conference play is only a few days away. As we approach week one, I must say that from a distance it looks like the tectonic plates in Big Ten country sat still over the past eight months. But if you use your microscope, you’ll see that those plates are slowly gathering momentum. Michigan may be 2-4-0, but I think new head coach Chaka Daley is beginning to see his coaching mindset take shape on the pitch. Three of the Wolverines four losses have come against Top 20 teams, and Michigan lost by a single

Allen Robinson

Week 4 Player Rankings: PSU WR debuts on list

With Week 3 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

Le'Veon Bell

Better Bell Hurdle: Boise State or Notre Dame?

Hurdling defenders sure seems like the latest craze. And if the first three weeks of the season is any indication, few do it better than Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell. The Spartan star first showed off his track and field skills in Week 1, when he hurdled Boise State’s Jeremy Ioane. On Saturday night, Bell made another would-be tackler look foolish, this time hurdling Notre Dame’s Zeke Motta. [Related: Where does Bell land on our Week 4 Player Rankings?] Big Ten secondaries may want to take notice, because that’s two hurdles over opposing safeties in three weeks. To be fair, what

Denard Robinson

Bowl Projections: Michigan headed to Fiesta Bowl

Three weeks are in the books, but the bowl picture remains a work-in-progress. 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. The Big Ten did little to improve its stock on Saturday, despite posting a 10-2 mark. The conference lost its biggest game, as Michigan State fell at home to Notre Dame. The other loss? Indiana lost in Bloomington on a last-second field goal to Ball State. [Related: Week 4 Big Ten Power Rankings | Week

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Northwestern approves plan for new athletic facility

What does $220 million buy you these days? If you’re Northwestern, it gets you a new state-of-the-art lakefront athletic facility. Northwestern announced Saturday that the Board of Trustees approved a plan to build the major athletics-recreation complex that also includes a 1,200 car parking garage. [NUSports.com: Northwestern announces new athletics/recreation complex] “This new plan will provide greatly enhanced recreational facilities for all of our students, increased parking at the north end of campus and improved key areas for our athletic programs,” Northwestern President Morton Schapiro told NUSports.com. “This will be a benefit to many members of the Northwestern community.” The

Keanon Cooper

How did we do? Big Ten Week 3 predictions revisited

Before we turn our complete attention to Week 4, it’s time to look back at how we did with our Week 3 predictions. Following a terrible showing last week, I went 10-2 to lead the way this week, while Tom Dienhart and BTN.com fans went 9-3. Three weeks in, the standings remain tight, with BTN.com fans and Dienhart tied for the top spot, at 28-8. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 28-8; .778 Tom: 28-8; .778 Brent: 27-9; .750 Illinois, 44, Charleston Southern 0 Tom’s pick: Illinois, 33-7 – The Fighting Illini won’t need QB Nathan Scheelhaase vs. this FCS team. Just

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Power Rankings: New team tops Dienhart's list

Following Michigan State’s 20-3 home loss to Notre Dame, there’s a new team on top of my Week 4 Power Rankings. Who is it? Here’s a hint: It’s the only remaining undefeated team from the Leaders Division. Check out my Big Ten Power Rankings in this post. Disagree with my list? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below. 1. Ohio State. After cruising the first two weeks over Miami (Ohio) and UCF, the Buckeyes had their backs pushed against the wall vs. Cal in a 35-28 win that required some late-game heroics. And maybe that’s exactly what this team needed

Bo Pelini

Bo Pelini back to work day after trip to hospital

(AP) Nebraska coach Bo Pelini returned to work Sunday, a day after he was taken to a hospital during the Cornhuskers’ game against Arkansas State. Pelini was taken by ambulance to a Lincoln hospital after halftime for precautionary tests. The 44-year-old was released from the hospital by Saturday evening. He said in a statement after the 42-13 win that “everything checked out just fine” and that he planned to work Sunday. Nebraska athletic department spokesman Keith Mann said in a text message to The Associated Press on Sunday that Pelini was back at work. “Normal Sunday,” Mann said. Pelini’s statement

Purdue Boilermakers defensive back Frankie Williams (2) celebrates with cornerback Antoine Lewis (26) after intercepting a pass in the first quarter against the Eastern Michigan Eagles at Ross Ade Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Week 3

A week after suffering through the conference’s first six-loss non-conference week since 2000, the Big Ten bounced back with an 10-2 clip in Week 3 action. The victories included wins over BCS foes Cal and Boston College, one week after the Big Ten went 1-6 versus such foes. Northwestern, for the third consecutive week, notched a win over a BCS team. What did I learn from Week 3 action? See the five biggest things in this post. 1. The Legends Division race just got a whole lot more interesting with Michigan State’s 20-3 loss to Notre Dame. And wins by

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Sunday Olympic Sports Roundup

The 11th-ranked Penn State women’s soccer team ended a three-year win-less stretch against Wisconsin by knocking off the No. 13 Badgers, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Jeffrey Field. Read the full recap at GoPSUSports.com. Watch the highlights now and dive inside to see more of our Sunday Olympic sports video. The 14th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team defeated No. 20 Albany, 2-1, Sunday at Grant Field. Iowa improved to 2-0 at home this season and 5-2 overall. Read the full recap at HawkeyeSports.com. Big Ten Student U talks with Iowa’s Kelsey Mitchell after their 2-1 victory over Albany on