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Dienhart: 'The Big Ten made a big statement in this postseason'

With another bowl season behind us – a highly successful one, at that – we decided to pick BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s brain about the conference’s 7-1 performance. 848 more words

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Best of 2017-18 Big Ten Bowls: Grades, individual honors & numbers

The Big Ten posted a glistening 7-1 mark in bowls. Only an Outback Bowl loss by Michigan on New Year’s Day kept the league from going 8-0. 1,463 more words

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Best of 2017 Orange Bowl: No. 6 Wisconsin takes over No. 10 Miami's turf, 34-24

The Badgers had their eyes on a playoff spot after going 12-0 in the regular season, but those hopes were dashed when Wisconsin lost to Ohio State in the Big Ten title game. 653 more words

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Best of 2017 Fiesta Bowl: No. 9 Penn State holds off No. 11 Washington, 35-28

Penn State capped a special season with a resounding 35-28 win vs. Washington in the Fiesta Bowl.

It makes some wonder: If there was a six- or eight-team playoff, how would the Nittany Lions do? 731 more words

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Best of 2017 Cotton Bowl: No. 5 Ohio State stifles No. 8 USC, 24-7

Some felt Ohio State should have earned a playoff berth after winning the Big Ten. But the Buckeyes were left on the curb in favor of Alabama, which didn’t even win its division in the SEC. 735 more words

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Best of 2017 Music City Bowl: No. 21 Northwestern holds on for 24-23 win over Kentucky

Northwestern had to turn back a two-point conversion attempt that would have won the game in the final seconds, making for some tense moments for Wildcat fans. 640 more words