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3:05 PMLindenwood at MinnesotaWatch
6:00 PMWisconsin at IndianaWatch
6:30 PMWisconsin at MinnesotaWatch
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Analyzing Michigan's 2012 Schedule

The latest in my series examining the 2012 football schedules: Michigan. Previously, I covered Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa. Find them all right here now and moving forward Toughest non-conference game? Toughest Big Ten game? Upset alerts? I look at those and other categories because it’s never too early to talk about next fall. Feel free to leave me your own take on these schedules in the comments section, or come tell me on Twitter and Facebook. Toughest non-conference game: There will be no dipping of the big toe in the water for Michigan. Instead, the Wolverines will dive right into

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Wildcat Players + Special Need Kids = 'Buddy Ball'

Here’s a feature story from BTN that may make you stop, think and then decide you’re going to go out today and just make someone’s day. Northwestern’s baseball team hosts a group of friends to play “Buddy Ball” at the baseball field on the Evanston campus each spring. What is “Buddy Ball” exactly? For starters, it’s a day when local children with special needs get the chance to play a couple innings of baseball with the Wildcats.Watcy the video here to see what it’s all about. “When you see the energy these young people bring to the game of baseball,”

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Sunday's Softball Roundup

All 12 Big Ten softball teams are in action Sunday with a number of games airing live on the Big Ten Digital Network. BTN’s “B1G Diamond Report” will break down all the games on our 5 op.m. ET TV show. Click inside for links to GameTrackers or go to the national softball scoreboard for all the games. Also, get the latest Big Ten softball standings and Big Ten softball statistics at BigTen.org. Sunday’s Games (all times ET) Illinois 3, Penn State 2: The Penn State softball team looked for another comeback victory on Sunday at muggy Eichelberger Field, but two

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Sunday's Baseball Roundup

It’s another busy Sunday of Big Ten baseball. No. 11 Purdue baseball exploded for 10 runs in the ninth inning, recording 12 consecutive productive plate appearances in the frame, to overcome a five-run deficit and stun No. 14 UCLA, 15-11. Look back at all the games on the live national scoreboard, and read this post for recaps, videos and links. Sunday’s Games (all times ET) PURDUE 15, UCLA 11: No. 11 Purdue baseball exploded for 10 runs in the ninth inning, recording 12 consecutive productive plate appearances in the frame, to overcome a five-run deficit and stun No. 14 UCLA,

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BTN Profiles Ohio State Softball's Alicia Herron

In the latest Big Ten player profile from the Big Ten Network, we meet Ohio State Buckeyes softball shortstop Alicia Herron, who lost her mother Janet Herron a year ago to gastric cancer. Herron’s mother was Alicia’s biggest fan attending every game and practice during her high school career. “She was really proud of us having a focus on something,” Alicia Herron said. Alicia’s mother passed away in May 2011 on the same day that Ohio State played Michigan, an emotional day for both teams. “I believe in the names on the back of the jersey,” said Ohio State softball

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Saturday's Big Ten Baseball Roundup

Penn State baseball (24-22, 10-7) clinched its fourth-straight Big Ten series on Saturday evening, defeating the Minnesota Golden Gophers by a score of 5-1 at Target Field. Penn State is a season-high three games over .500 in Big Ten play and two games over .500 overall. Read the full recap at GoPSUsports.com. For all of Saturday’s Big Ten baseball action, we’re posting results and video as it comes in. Also, get the latest Big Ten baseball standings and Big Ten baseball statistics at BigTen.org. Game 1: MICHIGAN 8, IOWA 2 (10); Game 2: MICHIGAN VS, IOWA: The University of Iowa

Iowa Hawkeyes head coach Kirk Ferentz looks at the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter against the Indiana Hoosiers at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa won 45-24. Mandatory Credit: Byron Hetzler-US PRESSWIRE

Dienhart: Analyzing Iowa's 2012 Schedule

As we head into our first football-less weekend after three straight weekends of Spring Games coverage, I continue my Big Ten football team’s schedule analysis with a look at the Iowa Hawkeyes and their 2012 slate. If you missed my earlier ones, we covered Illinois here and Indiana over here. we’re rolling them all out in the coming days right here. Toughest non-conference game for Iowa? Toughest Big Ten game for the Hawkeyes? Where should Hawkeye fans be extra wary?  I give my opinion on these questions and more in this post so feel free to tell me what you

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BTN, Big Ten Baseball to hit Target Field

Minnesota and Penn State will be the latest Big Ten baseball teams to play in a MLB stadium when the Gophers and Nittany Lions open a three-game series in Minneapolis. They’ll play indoors at the Metrodome on Friday and Sunday but Saturday’s game airs at 3 p.m. ET on BTN live from Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins.Earlier this season, Illinois faced Missouri at Busch Stadium in St. Louis (see video in this post). GopherSports.com tells us this is the third straight year Minnesota has played at Target Field. The Gophers played in the first-ever game at Target Field

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Dream Team: Building My Best Big Ten Staff

You just got hired to be a head coach at a Big Ten school. Your head is spinning as you give you’re opening remarks at a press conference, but there is no time to be giddy. You must build a coaching staff—and you only can do so by taking assistants from other Big Ten schools. That’s where I come in. Here’s your guide to a dream team of Big Ten assistant coaches that surely will lead you to the Big Ten title, the Rose Bowl—and beyond. Thank me later. OFFENSE Offensive coordinator: Al Borges, Michigan. What more can be said

Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio reacts after they beat against the Georgia Bulldogs of the 2012 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Michigan State Spartans defeated the Georgia Bulldogs 33-30 in triple overtime. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-US PRESSWIRE

Dienhart: Q&A with Michigan State's Dantonio

Michigan State is one of the hottest programs in the Big Ten—if not the nation. And the Spartans can thank Mark Dantonio. Since arriving from Cincinnati to assume command in 2007, Dantonio has forged a 44-22 record in six seasons, including a 27-13 mark in the Big Ten. And each season, Michigan State has gone to a bowl, highlighted by a win over Georgia in the Outback Bowl after last season. Dantonio also beat rival Michigan for a fourth consecutive season in 2011, forever endearing him to Spartan fans. I caught up with the Spartan boss a few days after