staff, October 6, 2011

In Thursday morning's "Big Ten Blast," Kara Lentz reports on Ohio State losing wide receiver Verlon Reed for the rest of the season after he tore his ACL in last week's loss to Michigan State. Read about the injury here. Lentz also highlights the conference's latest Big Ten Field Hockey Players of the Week. Read more about the honorees here. Tonight on BTN, catch "BTN Live" at 8 ET, one hour later than usual. Have you voted in the show's Week 6 polls? Do so now. After that, at 9 ET, Mike Hall sits down with Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema on "Step Into My Office." Watch bonus clips from the show.

Get the latest from the Big Ten on the Web: Illinois' Donovonn Young should receive a heavier workload. Three Hoosiers quit the team Wednesday. Iowa has had Penn State's number recently. Michigan center David Molk almost went to Northwestern, Michigan's opponent Saturday. Mark Dantonio wants the Spartans to take down time during bye week. MarQueis Gray expects to test injured foot Thursday. Nebraska hopes to break out of defensive slump against Ohio State. Darnell Autry almost didn't return to Northwestern for the 1995 season. The Big Ten needs Ohio State back as a power. Purdue wants to play like it practices. Russell Wilson is focused on the field, not the Heisman Trophy. Three Big Ten products made ESPN's Rookie Watch top 10 list. Where did your school's city land on Sporting News' Best Sports Cities? The AP's Ralph D. Russo offers his Week 6 predictions. One Yahoo! writer has three Big Ten stadiums in his list of favorite college football stadiums.