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Saturday football: Plan ahead with our Week 5 Big Ten football schedule & TV info

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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
8:00 PMPurdue at IowaWatch

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Wisconsin's Montee Ball

Dienhart: Ball Makes A Nifty Move

Wisconsin may have lost the Rose Bowl, but it gained a big win today when Montee Ball opted to return to school for his senior season. “I’m looking forward to bettering my stock and improving in the offseason,” said Ball, who said the NFL told him he projected to be a third-round draft choice. Alabama’s Trent Richardson, Boise State’s Doug Martin, Miami’s Lamar Miller, Washington’s Chris Polk and Virginia Tech’s David Wilson all were projected by most draft experts to be picked ahead of Ball. A few weeks ago, USC quarterback Matt Barkley announced he would be back for his

Michigan State's Jerel Worthy

MSU's Worthy Headed to NFL

Michigan State consensus All-American Jerel Worthy announced Thursday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-3, 310-pound junior defensive tackle produced a tackle for loss in nine of MSU’s 14 games. Read the full report at MSUSpartans.com.

Stagg Trophy

Dienhart: It's Big Ten Mailbag time

You have questions, I have answers in this week’s mailbag. Many of you are still in football mode, wondering about the recently completed bowl season—while also wanting to sneak a peek toward 2012. Here we go. Just judging from the Big Ten’s recent bowl records, is there anything that can be done either from an administrative standpoint or otherwise to make the conference more competitive in bowl games?– Stephanie What is the league gonna do? These things just go in cycles. The Big Ten will bounce back and started to do so in this postseason in forging a 4-6 record.

Impact the World

BTN Debuts New Series 'Impact the World'

CHICAGO – BTN will debut a powerful new original series called Impact the World, which shifts the focus from the playing field to the world stage, where Big Ten universities continue to make their presence known. Impact debuts at 9:30 PM ET Tuesday, Jan. 10, and will air weekly through the winter. “Impact the World gives regular BTN viewers a window into the ground-breaking work being done on Big Ten campuses that is improving and impacting lives, both in the United States and around the world,” says BTN president Mark Silverman. The series is hosted by actor Dennis Haysbert and

Wisconsin's Montee Ball

Ball returning for his senior season

Wisconsin junior running back Montee Ball is returning for his senior season with the Badgers. Ball made the announcement in a Thursday afternoon press conference in Madison. Ball added he plans to add at least 10 pounds in the offseason to get stronger while increasing his speed in order to raise his stock in the NFL Draft after next season. “I believe I’m making the right decision,” Ball said. Read what BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart thinks of this decision, then tell us what you think. Would you have made the same call if you had been in his shoes? Tell us

Minnesota's Rodney Williams

Did You See This? Minnesota's Williams

Give Rodney Williams an inch anywhere near the rim, and he’ll make you look silly. The Minnesota junior has springs in his shoes, something Iowa witnessed in the second half of Wednesday night’s game at Williams Arena. On this particular play, Williams turned a Julian Welch missed 3-pointer into a gem of a highlight. The Hawkeyes forgot to account for Williams on the glass, somehow, and he made them pay with a powerful putback of the errant shot. And Williams hung on the rim for style — and to avoid landing on Zach McCabe, we suppose. Watch the play now.

Illinois' Meyers Leonard

Did You See This? Illinois' Leonard

It’s no secret that Illinois’ Meyers Leonard is blessed with a lot of athleticism. The 7-foot-1 big man moves and leaps unlike most guys his size, and he displayed it once again Wednesday at Northwestern. Late in the first half – a frustrating one for Leonard and the Illini – the breakout sophomore jumped out of the gym on a one-handed slam. Look at how high he got up there. And listen to that rim rattle! As BTN color commentator Shon Morris put it: “I think that rim is going to file assault charges.” Watch the dunk now and see

Minnesota's Rodney Williams

Jan. 4 Big Ten Hoops Roundup

That was exciting! The season’s first BTN Super Wednesday doubleheader, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings, came down to the final second in both games. In the first one, Meyers Leonard swatted away a shot to seal Illinois’ win over Northwestern (recap). And in the nightcap, Iowa denied Minnesota on the final possession (recap). Catch up on all the action on our Big Ten scoreboard and view our Super Wednesday schedule. Also, get stats, recaps and video highlights in this post. Speaking of highlights, watch Leonard’s game-sealing block now and check out Rodney Williams’ powerful putback. Leonard had a big dunk

The Journey 2012 logo

The Journey Returns for Fifth Season on Sunday

BTN’s first original series and its highest rated last year, he Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2012 returns at 8 p.m. ET Sunday.  The Emmy-nominated, documentary-style program takes viewers deep inside Big Ten basketball programs, spending consecutive days with different conference teams to follow the season’s most compelling storylines during the 10-week march toward the Big Ten Tournament. The season premiere will feature Michigan State senior forward Draymond Green and the connection he shares with his hometown of Saginaw, Mich. The show also will introduce fans to Indiana freshman forward Cody Zeller and highlight a special moment as the 1987 Indiana

Sugar Bowl Helmet

Sugar Bowl: Michigan beats Va. Tech in OT

(AP) Brendan Gibbons drilled a 37-yard field goal down the middle in overtime to lift Michigan to a 23-20 victory over Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl on Tuesday night. The victory capped an impressive debut season for head coach Brady Hoke, who has led the Wolverines (11-2) back to prominence with a BCS bowl victory. Denard Robinson highlighted an otherwise unspectacular night with touchdown passes of 45 and 18 yards to Junior Hemingway. Virginia Tech (11-3) had more than double Michigan’s total yards, 377-184, and had 22 first downs to Michigan’s 12. Read the full AP recap, get Tom