Friday night Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio talked with our Big Ten Network team in Indianapolis leading up to Saturday’s Big Ten Football Championship. Watch Bielema now and dive inside this post for our Dantonio interview and the complete press conference for each coach from earlier in the day. For more, go to our Big Ten Football Championship section for more updates on this game.
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The first meeting between Michigan State and Wisconsin was an epic encounter that most consider to be the game of the year in the Big Ten. The Badgers raced to a 14-0 lead before seeing the Spartans go on a tear to lead 23-14 at halftime. Michigan State pushed its lead to 31-17 early in the fourth quarter before Wisconsin rallied to tie the game, 31-31.
There were five games on Thursday night as the Big Ten/ACC Challenge concluded, including Miami visiting Michigan State. Morgan Stroman scored 20 points in a near-perfect shooting night to lead Miami past Michigan State 76-60. Watch the highlights now and get the latest on our full scoreboard page with box scores here.
For a fifth straight year, BTN will present the Big Ten Bowl Selection Special, with the 2011 edition at 8 p.m. ET Sunday night live from Chicago. Dave Revsine will host the show alongside Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith as they preview each Big Ten bowl matchup and discuss key post-season factors. Select coaches also will be interviewed during the 60-minute program.
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Tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET our Tailgate 48 crew heads to Ann Arbor for “The Game.” Co-hosts Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher interview Michigan football coach Brady Hoke and men’s lacrosse head coach John Paul. Jason also tests his skills on the volleyball court with the Michigan volleyball team while Julie checks out a Michigan men’s hockey game. Catch the show on BTN.
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