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Go Inside Big Ten Football With Our Crew

We inch closer to another season of Big Ten football every day, and with 2012 conference games comes a fresh season of “The Journey.” If you love watching our award-winning show for moments like the videos in this post, then you’ll love “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2012.” It debuts Oct. 3, but you can follow our Journey crew every step of the way on Twitter and our recently launched Facebook and Instagram (BTNJourney) pages. On Twitter, we’ll be using the Twitter hashtag #BTNJourney both during the shows and all the days in between. In previous seasons this show documented the

Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell

Michigan State: 10 reasons to be excited in 2012

These are high times in East Lansing, as Michigan State has gone an aggregate 22-5 the past two seasons (14-2 in the Big Ten) under Mark Dantonio with a share of the 2010 league crown and the 2011 Legends Division pennant. And Dantonio has taken the Spartans to a bowl in each of his five seasons, as he has the program playing as well as it has since the glory days of the 1960s. That momentum should continue in 2012. With that, I present 10 reasons for Michigan State fans to be excited about the coming season. 1. Linebackers. The

Penn State's Gerald Hodges

FAQ: Penn State football players' options

The NCAA’s sanctions against Penn State rocked the program. And the effects will be felt for years. Scholarship cuts, postseason bans … the list went on. Another aspect of the penalties will allow any player on the Penn State roster to transfer to another school and be immediately eligible. Typically when a player transfers from one FBS school to another, he has to sit out a season. Not so for Nittany Lion players. Penn State can’t restrict a player from transferring. Those who wish to pursue a transfer simply need to notify the Penn State compliance office that they are

Kara Patterson (Purdue) will throw the javelin. Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

Sending Off Our Big Ten 2012 Olympians

The Big Ten Conference and member schools released their official lists of all Big Ten names past and present competing in the upcoming 2012 London Summer Olympics, which open this Friday. The list includes the handful of Big Ten athletes contributing Olympic journals to, featuring an entertaining band of Big Ten swimmers. Find the official list by school in this post and click on the linked names to find the latest journals from those athletes. You can also read all of’s Olympic coverage in our special 2012 Olympics Section. Also, we’re posting best wishes from readers to our Olympians

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Big Ten Web Links: More Penn State reaction

News about the NCAA sanctions against Penn State dominated the headlines Monday. Seemingly everyone around the nation had a take, and for the most part agreed with the severe sanctions levied by NCAA prez Mark Emmert. But here are a few aspects of the story that didn’t get as much play. For starters, amid the penalties it was announced that any players already on the Penn State roster could transfer to any school immediately and be eligible. This is devastating news for the Nittany Lions. REDD ON THE MOVE? There already has been this report that running back Silas Redd


Dienhart: What's Next for Nittany Lions?

INDIANAPOLIS — Penn State football never will be the same. Not after today. Not after NCAA czar Mark Emmert strolled to the dais in the Palmer E. Pierce Room in the NCAA headquarters early on this Monday morning and delivered Penn State’s punishment for covering up the atrocities of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case. The verdict was as severe as many expected. There were scholarship cuts, a postseason ban, vacating of victories and a massive financial penalty—among other sanctions. But honestly, it could have been worse. [ Penn State football family reacts on Twitter] Penn State avoided the death

NCAA president Mark Emmert speaks during a press conference at the NCAA Headquarters with NCAA Executive Committee chair Ed Ray standing behind him to announce corrective and punitive measures against Penn State University for the child abuse committed by former Penn State Nittany Lions assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

NCAA Hammers Penn State With Sanctions

The NCAA dealt a series of heavy blows to the Penn State football program less than two weeks after a devastating report accused Joe Paterno and other top university officials of concealing child sex abuse allegations against a retired assistant coach. The NCAA sanctions include a $60 million fine with funds to be used for an endowment for non-university programs preventing child sexual abuse or assisting victims as well as a dramatic cut in football scholarships. Watch the NCAA’s opening statement and Q&A video at the bottom of this post, and read the full list of sanctions at Reaction

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Big Ten Conference Censures Penn State

Shortly after the NCAA released its list of sanctions, the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors released a statement with its additional penalties for Penn State. You can read the punishments in this post. The Big Ten Council of Presidents/Chancellors Chair and University of Iowa President Sally Mason and Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany explained the sanctions and took questions in a Monday morning teleconference on BTN/BTN2Go. Watch both videos in this post. [ Penn State football family reacts to sanctions on Twitter] [VIDEO: Watch all of’s Penn State video segments] Among the penalties, the Big Ten says

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Twitter: Penn State Family Reacts to Sanctions

The Penn State football family is a tight one. Current and former players hit Twitter on Monday to offer their feelings on the NCAA’s stiff punishments, which included vacating wins from 1998-2011, a $60 million fine, a four-year postseason ban and the loss of 10 scholarships each of the next four seasons. See all the best tweets, including one from former running back and current Washington Redskin Evan Royster, in this post. [ Twitter reaction from national media personalities] [ Dienhart: What’s next for Nittany Lions?] [ Paterno family responds to NCAA sanctions] [VIDEO: Watch all of’s Penn State

General view of Beaver Stadium as the lights illuminate the field to remember former Penn State Nittany Lions head coach Joe Paterno. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US PRESSWIRE

Video Gallery: Penn State Analysis

BTN covered Monday’s news conference and reaction. Our on-air guests included: University of Iowa President Sally Mason, New York Times reporter Pete Thamel, Yahoo! Sports columnist Pat Forde, former Penn State players including quarterback Michael Robinson as well as writers Mike DeCourcy (The Sporting News), Ron Musselman (, David Jones (Harrisburg Patriot-News) and others. Find all of our videos from today’s coverage in one place. [ Penn State football family reacts to sanctions on Twitter] [ Dienhart: What’s next for Nittany Lions?] **** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ****