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Spanning the Empire: Your Week 9 Open Thread

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It's Halloween weekend, and I'm not sure that all of the Big Ten teams will get candy when they go knock on their friends' doors. Now that the pundits have declared that we'll have a Wisconsin-Michigan State rematch in Indianapolis, I wouldn't be surprised to see one of those squads open up their bag Saturday, only to end up saying, "I got a rock."

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Candy aside, it is shaping up to be a day of treats for us as Big Ten fans.

Time (CDT) Visitor Home Television Notes
11:00 Northwestern Indiana BTN It looks like Zombie Persa will be starting for the 'Cats.
11:00 Michigan State Nebraska ESPN The winner controls its own destiny in Legends. 
11:00 Purdue Michigan ESPN2 Could this be Purdue's one needed win before Indiana to get bowl eligible?
2:30 Illinois Penn State

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When the day is done, Penn State could have a two game lead in the Leaders Division. You read that right.
2:30 Iowa Minnesota BTN This says it all.
7:00 Wisconsin Ohio State ESPN Is Wisconsin good enough to win a road game? Don't the Buckeye uniforms look stupid?

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