September 2012 Archives

Weekend Roundup

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September 28
No. 6 PENN STATE at No. 10 NORTHWESTERN - 3 p.m.
INDIANA at No. 22 MICHIGAN STATE - 3 p.m.
Pacific at No. 17 MICHIGAN - 4 p.m.

September 30
No. 11 IOWA def. OHIO STATE, 2-1
Ball State def. INDIANA, 3-2

Weekend Roundup

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September 28
#13 PURDUE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-1
#21 ILLINOIS def. INDIANA, 3-1
MICHIGAN (rv) def. IOWA, 3-0
#10 MINNESOTA def. #22 OHIO STATE, 3-0
#1 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-0

September 29
NORTHWESTERN def. INDIANA, 3-1
#24 MICHIGAN STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
#1 PENN STATE def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-0
#22 OHIO STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-1
#13 PURDUE def. #21 ILLINOIS, 3-2

September 30

MICHIGAN (rv) at #6 NEBRASKA def. MICHIGAN (rv), 3-1

Seven Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest National Polls

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Seven Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) and USA Today coaches polls, released on Sunday. Ohio State leads all conference teams, appearing at No. 12 in the AP rankings. Nebraska and Northwestern appear in the top 25 in both rankings, with the Huskers checking in at No. 20 in the coaches' poll and No. 21 in the writers' rankings. Northwestern, joining Ohio State as the two conference teams with 5-0 marks, was voted No. 22 by the coaches and No. 24 in the AP poll. Michigan State and Michigan are receiving votes in both rankings, while Purdue and Wisconsin are among others receiving votes in the coaches poll.

PSU's Mauti Named National Defensive Player of the Week

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Penn State linebacker Michael Mauti was named the Walter Camp National Defensive Player of the Week on Sunday after helping the Nittany Lion defense hold Illinois to seven points on Saturday. The senior recorded six tackles with 0.5 sack and picked off two passes, including a school-record 99-yard return to the Illinois' 1-yard line at the end of the first half. He intercepted his second-pass of the day late in the third quarter, which led to a Penn State touchdown.

Big Ten Week 5 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Six Big Ten rushers finished with 100 or more yards on the ground on Saturday, with two rushing for more than 160 yards. Iowa's Mark Weisman led all conference rushers with 177 yards and a touchdown on just 21 attempts, an average of 8.4 yards per carry. Northwestern's Kain Colter finished with 11.5 yards per tote, totaling 161 yards on 14 carriers, scoring four touchdowns in the Wildcats' win. Other 100-plus yard rushers included Northwestern's Venric Mark (139 yard and one touchdown), Ohio State's Braxton Miller (136 yards), Nebraska's Taylor Martinez (107 yards and a touchdown), and Penn State's Zach Zwinak (100 yards and two touchdowns).

Passers: Four Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 250 yards on Saturday, led by Northwestern's Trevor Siemian, who finished with 308 yards on 22-of-32 passing, against Indiana. Purdue's Caleb TerBush threw for 294 yards and four touchdowns in Purdue's non-conference victory over Marshall. Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase completed 28 passes for 270 yards in the Illini's conference opener versus Penn State, while Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell had 269 yards and a touchdown through the air against Ohio State.

Receiving: Eight conference standouts recorded seven catches or 100 or more receiving yards on Saturday. Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis led all wideouts with 142 yards receiving on seven catches against Nebraska, while Ohio State's Corey Brown finished with 12 catches against Michigan State, the most in the Big Ten this season. Northwestern's Kain Colter and Purdue's O.J. Ross totaled nine catches, while Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell had eight grabs, and Illinois' Ryan Lankford and Purdue's Gary Bush had seven receptions. Colter finished the day with 131 receiving yards, Indiana's Kofi Hughes totaled 110 through the air, and Lankford had 104 yards.

Tackles: Eleven defenders registered 10 or more tackles last weekend, highlighted by Wisconsin's Mike Taylor, who finished the day with 15 stops against Nebraska. Northwestern's Damien Proby recorded 14 tackles against Indiana, including 10 solos, while Michigan State's Max Bullough and Iowa's Anthony Hitchens each recorded 12 tackles on Saturday. Indiana's Mark Murphy and Illinois' Mason Monheim finished with 11 tackles, while Illinois' Ashante Williams and Supo Sanni, Iowa's James Morris, Michigan State's Isaiah Lewis and Nebraska's Will Compton rounded out the group of double-figure tacklers.

Tackles for Loss: Eight conference players notched two or more tackles for loss on Saturday, with Purdue's Kawann Short posting 3.0 stops behind the line of scrimmage against Marshall, while Nebraska's Will Compton finished with 2.5 tackles for loss against Wisconsin. Six other defenders finished with two tackles for loss on Saturday, including Indiana's Jacarri Alexander and Adam Replogle, Michigan State's Chris Norman, Nebraska's Baker Steinkuhler and Alonzo Whaley, and Purdue's Bruce Gaston.

Saturday Roundup

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NORTHWESTERN def. INDIANA, 3-1
#24 MICHIGAN STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
#1 PENN STATE def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-0
#22 OHIO STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-1
#13 PURDUE def. #21 ILLINOIS, 3-2

Friday Roundup

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#13 PURDUE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-1
#21 ILLINOIS def. INDIANA, 3-1
MICHIGAN (rv) def. IOWA, 3-0
#10 MINNESOTA def. #22 OHIO STATE, 3-0
#1 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-0

Weekend Schedule

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September 28
#13 PURDUE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-1
#21 ILLINOIS def. INDIANA, 3-1
MICHIGAN (rv) def. IOWA, 3-0
#10 MINNESOTA def. #22 OHIO STATE, 3-0
#1 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-0

September 29
NORTHWESTERN def. INDIANA, 3-1
#24 MICHIGAN STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
#1 PENN STATE def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-0
#22 OHIO STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-1
#13 PURDUE def. #21 ILLINOIS, 3-2

September 30

MICHIGAN (rv) at #6 NEBRASKA def. MICHIGAN (rv), 3-1

Weekend Schedule and Results

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September 28
MICHIGAN STATE def. NEBRASKA (2-1)
ILLINOIS def. INDIANA (2-1)
IOWA tied # 22 MICHIGAN (0-0, 2OT)
PURDUE def. NORTHWESTERN (1-0)

September 30
IOWA 
tied MICHIGAN STATE (0-0, 2OT)
ILLINOIS tied PURDUE (1-1, 2OT)
INDIANA def. NORTHWESTERN (1-0)
WISCONSIN tied OHIO STATE (0-0, 2OT)
# 8 PENN STATE def. MINNESOTA (4-3)
# 22 MICHIGAN def. NEBRASKA (2-1, 2OT)

Weekend Schedule and Results

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September 29
# 11 INDIANA
def. PENN STATE (1-0, 2OT)
WISCONSIN def. Cleveland State (2-1)

September 30
# 18 NORTHWESTERN 
def. MICHIGAN STATE (2-1, OT)
MICHIGAN def. OHIO STATE (3-2, 2OT)

Weekend Schedule

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September 28
No. 6 PENN STATE at No. 10 NORTHWESTERN - 3 p.m.
INDIANA at No. 22 MICHIGAN STATE - 3 p.m.
Pacific at No. 17 MICHIGAN - 4 p.m.

September 30
No. 11 IOWA def. OHIO STATE, 2-1
Ball State def. INDIANA, 3-2

Weekend Schedule

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Sept. 28-30
MINNESOTA at Nittany Lion Invitational
PENN STATE at Nittany Lion Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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September 28
ILLINOIS
at Notre Dame Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
NORTHWESTERN at Notre Dame Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
OHIO STATE at Notre Dame Invitational - South Bend, Ind.

September 29
INDIANA
at Rim Rock Farm Classic - Lawrence, Kan.
IOWA at Roy Griak Invitational - Minneapolis, Minn.
# 11 MICHIGAN at Rim Rock Farm Classic - Lawrence, Kan. 
# 14 MICHIGAN STATE
at Louisville Invitational - Louisville, Ky.
MINNESOTA at Roy Griak Invitational - Minneapolis, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Rim Rock Farm Classi - Lawrence, Kan.
# 17 PENN STATE at Greater Louisville Classic - Louisville, Ky.
PURDUE at Sean Early Loyola Lakefront Invitational - Chicago, Ill.
# 29 WISCONSIN at Greater Louisville Classic - Louisville, Ky.

 

Weekend Schedule

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Sept. 28-29
MINNESOTA at William H. Tucker Invitational [1]

Sept. 30-Oct. 1
PENN STATE at Miromar Lakes Collegiate [2]

Sept. 30-Oct. 2
ILLINOIS at Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational [3]
INDIANA at Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational [3]
NORTHWESTERN at Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational [3]
PURDUE at Olympia Fields/Illini Invitational [3]

[1] Albuquerque, N.M.
[2] Ft. Myers, Fla.
[3] Olympia Fields, Ill.

Weekend Schedule

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September 28
ILLINOIS
at Notre Dame Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
# 26 MICHIGAN at Notre Dame Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
OHIO STATE at Notre Dame Invitational - South Bend, Ind.

September 29
# 11 INDIANA
at Rim Rock Farm Classic - Lawrence, Kan.
IOWA at Roy Griak Invitational - Minneapolis, Minn.
MICHIGAN STATE at Louisville Invitational - Louisville, Ky.
# 16 MINNESOTA at Roy Griak Invitational - Minneapolis, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Rim Rock Farm Classi - Lawrence, Kan.
PENN STATE at Greater Louisville Classic - Louisville, Ky.
PURDUE at Sean Early Loyola Lakefront Invitational - Chicago, Ill.
# 1 WISCONSIN at Sean Earl Loyola Lakefront Invitational - Chicago, Ill.

 

Eight Named Semifinalists for William V. Campbell Trophy

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Eight Big Ten student-athletes were among 50 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players to be named semifinalists for the National Football Foundation's William V. Campbell Trophy, it was announced on Thursday. The Big Ten is one of only two FBS conferences with eight or more student-athletes named semifinalists for the award, with recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. Big Ten semifinalists are Indiana's Adam Replogle, Iowa's James Vandenberg, Nebraska's Rex Burkhead, Northwestern's Patrick Ward, Ohio State's Ben Buchanan, Penn State's Pete Massaro, Purdue's Robert Maci and Wisconsin's Shelton Johnson. Four student-athletes from Big Ten schools have won the Campbell Trophy, a group that includes Nebraska's Rob Zatechka (1994) and Kyle Vanden Bosch (2000) and Ohio State's Bobby Hoying (1995) and Craig Krenzel (2003).

Former Hawkeye Selected as Houston Astros Manager

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Former Hawkeye Bo Porter has been named the next manager of the Houston Astros, the organization announced on Thursday. A two-sport athlete at Iowa, Porter was an outfielder and a defensive back from 1990-94.

Porter is currently the third base coach for the Washington Nationals, and will remain with the organization through its postseason run. When he takes the reigns at Houston, he will become the fourth former Big Ten player actively serving as manager in the MLB, joining Michigan's Mike Matheny (St. Louis Cardinals), Michigan State's Kirk Gibson (Arizona Diamondbacks) and Northwestern's Joe Girardi (New York Yankees).

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MSU's Sims Named John Mackey Tight End of the Week

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Michigan State's Dion Sims was named the John Mackey Tight End of the Week, as announced by the Nassau County Sports Commission, following his effort against Eastern Michigan on Saturday. Sims recorded six catches for a career-best 112 yards and a touchdown, with three receptions, 73 yards and the touchdown coming in the final quarter. This season, Sims ranks fourth in the conference in receptions (5.5) and fifth in receiving yards per game (69.2), having totaled 277 yards on 22 catches through four games.

Wednesday's Result

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Big Ten in the NFL - Week 3

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NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Tallied a team-leading 18 tackles in the 49ers' 24-13 loss to the Vikings.

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 335 yards and one touchdown in New England's 31-30 loss to Baltimore.

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns in New Orleans' 27-24 overtime loss to Kansas City.

Kurt Coleman, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Ohio State) - Notched nine total tackles, including seven solo, in the Eagles' 27-6 loss to the Cardinals.

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Caught a team-high eight passes for 136 yards in the Broncos' 31-25 loss to the Texans.

Brandon Fields, P, Miami Dolphins (Michigan State) - Averaged 58.8 yards on four punts, including a long of 62 yards, in the Dolphins'23-20 overtime loss to the Jets.

Charles Godfrey, S, Carolina Panthers (Iowa) - Racked up nine tackles, including five solo, in the Panthers' 36-7 loss to the Giants.

Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears (Penn State) - Nailed all three field goal attempts, including a long of 54 yards, and two extra points in the Bears' 23-6 win over the Rams.

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Led Minnesota with 13 tackles, including 10 solo, and notched two sacks in the Vikings 24-13 victory over the 49ers.

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Led the Packers with 11 tackles, including five solo, in Green Bay's 14-12 loss to Seattle.

Santonio Holmes, WR, New York Jets (Ohio State) - Caught nine passes for 147 yards in the Jets' 23-20 win over the Dolphins.

Brandon Lloyd, WR, New England Patriots (Illinois) - Caught nine passes for 108 yards in the Patriots' 31-30 loss to the Ravens.

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Recorded seven tackles and an interception in Jacksonville's 22-17 win over Indianapolis.  

Anthony Spencer, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Purdue) - Recorded seven tackles, including five solo, in the Cowboy's 16-10 victory over the Buccaneers.

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans, (Wisconsin) - Notched seven tackles and 2.5 sacks in the Texans' 31-25 win over the Broncos.

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Completed 10-21 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns, and rushed for 18 yards on three carries, en route to the Seahawks' 14-12 victory over the Packers.

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten field hockey teams decorate the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches Poll, including two top-10 teams. Penn State sits at No. 6, followed by No. 10 Northwestern and No. 11 Iowa. Michigan clocks in at No. 17, Ohio State is No. 18 and Michigan State is No. 22.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

In The Polls

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Two Big Ten women's soccer teams appear in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire rankings, announced on Tuesday. Penn State (8-2-0) jumps three spots to No. 8, while Michigan (9-2-0) claims No. 22. Also receiving votes were Wisconsin (7-3-0), Ohio State (7-3-0) and Iowa (11-1-0).

Click here for the entire poll.

In The Polls

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Two Big Ten men's soccer teams garnered rankings in the NSCAA/Continental Tire poll, released on Tuesday. Indiana (6-1-1) jumps four spots to No. 11, while Northwestern (6-0-2) comes in at No. 18. Penn State (6-1-1) also received votes.

For the complete poll, click here.

In The Polls

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Four Big Ten women's cross country teams earned rankings in the USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll, announced on Tuesday. Michigan tops the list of ranked conference teams, garning the No. 11 spot. Michigan State follows close behind at No. 14. Penn State jumped two spots to No. 17 and Wisconsin clocks in at No. 29. Minnesota is receiving votes.

Click here for the full ranking.

In The Polls

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Four Big Ten men's cross country teams have earned top-30 rankings in the USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll, released on Tuesday. Defending national and Big Ten Champion Wisconsin holds the top spot, while Indiana jumps a spot to No. 11. Minnesota claims No. 16 and Michigan clocks in at No. 26. Ohio State is receiving votes.

For the complete poll, click here.

Pommel Horse Skill Named After Michigan's Mikulak

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The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) recently approved naming a pommel horse skill after University of Michigan men's gymnast and 2012 U.S. Olympic team member Sam Mikulak. The junior became the first gymnast to compete the skill at an official FIG competition when he performed it during the men's qualification round at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

USA Gymnastics Release

Michigan Release

In The Polls

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Seven Big Ten volleyball teams are ranked in the latest AVCA Division I Coaches Poll, the most of any conference, led by No. 1 Penn State. The Nittany Lions top the rankings for the first time this season, jumping three spots from last week's poll. Nebraska sits at No. 6, followed by No. 10 Minnesota and No. 13 Purdue. Illinois checks in at No. 21, Ohio State is No. 22 and Michigan State is No. 24. Michigan is also receiving votes.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

Times and TV for Oct. 6 Released

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The times and television designations for Saturday, Oct. 6 have been released.

Noon ET/11 a.m. CT
Northwestern at Penn State, ESPN or ESPN2
Michigan State at Indiana, BTN

3:30 p.m. ET/2:30 p.m. CT
Illinois at Wisconsin, ABC (ESPN or ESPN2 outer market)

4 p.m. ET/3 p.m. CT
Michigan at Purdue, BTN

8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT
Nebraska at Ohio State, ABC or ESPN2

Weekend Roundup

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September 21
#6 PENN STATE def. #24 INDIANA, 7-1
#13 IOWA def. #15 MICHIGAN STATE, 1-0
OHIO STATE def. #10 NORTHWESTERN, 3-2

September 22
#17 MICHIGAN def. Bucknell, 2-0

September 23
#13 IOWA def. Central Michigan, 4-1
#10 NORTHWESTERN def. Ohio, 2-1
#24 INDIANA def. Lock Haven, 2-1
#6 PENN STATE def. #17 MICHIGAN, 4-3
OHIO STATE def. Missouri State, 10-1
#19  Duke def. #15 MICHIGAN STATE, 4-2

Weekend Roundup

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September 21
#17 PURDUE def. #25 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-2
MICHIGAN (rv) def. INDIANA, 3-1
#23 OHIO STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
#12 MINNESOTA def. #20 ILLINOIS, 3-0
WISCONSIN def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-1   
    
September 22
#4 PENN STATE def. IOWA, 3-1
#3 NEBRASKA def. #23 OHIO STATE, 3-1
#17 PURDUE def. MICHIGAN (rv), 3-2
#25 MICHIGAN STATE def. INDIANA, 3-0   

September 23

#12 MINNESOTA def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-1
#20 ILLINOIS def. WISCONSIN, 3-2

ESPN College GameDay To Air From East Lansing on Saturday

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ESPN College GameDay, celebrating its 26th season, will make its sixth appearance in East Lansing, Mich., for Saturday's Michigan State-Ohio State game. ESPN College GameDay - featuring Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Samantha Steele - airs Saturday from 9-10 a.m. on ESPNU and from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. on ESPN.

ESPN College GameDay returns to the Michigan State campus for the second year in a row, as the broadcast crew witnessed from the sidelines Kirk Cousins' 44-yard Hail Mary pass to Keith Nichol on the final play of regulation to give the 15th-ranked Spartans a 37-31 victory over No. 4 Wisconsin.

Eight Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Eight Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today coaches polls, released Sunday. Ohio State leads the way at No. 14 in the AP poll, while Michigan State and Nebraska join the Buckeyes in the top 20. The Spartans are No. 18 in the coaches' rankings and No. 20 in the AP poll, while the Huskers are No. 20 in the coaches rankings and 22nd in the AP vote. Wisconsin moved up one spot and is rated No. 23 in the coaches' rankings and is receiving votes in the writers' poll. Michigan, Northwestern and Purdue are also receiving votes from both the AP and coaches groups, while Minnesota is receiving votes from the coaches.

Big Ten Week 4 Stat Breakdown

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The following are some of the top Big Ten statistical performers from Week 4

Rushing: Seven Big Ten student-athletes broke the 100-yards rushing barrier, including two who surpassed 200 yards on the ground. Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell recorded his second 200-yard performance of the season with 253 yards and a touchdown against Eastern Michigan, and Iowa's Mark Weisman totaled 217 yards and three touchdowns against Central Michigan. Other 100-yard rushing efforts on Saturday included Nebraska's Rex Burkhead (119 yards, two TDs) and Imani Cross (100 yards, one TD), Northwestern's Venric Mark (117 yards, three TDs), Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon (112 yards, one TD) and Ohio State's Jordan Hall (105 yards).

Passers: Four Big Ten signal callers threw for 200 or more yards on Saturday, led by Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin, who passed for a career-best 318 yards and one touchdown to lead the NIttany Lions past Temple. Minnesota's Max Shortell threw for 231 yards against Syracuse, Iowa's James Vandenberg totaled 215 yards and one touchdown against Central Michigan and Wisconsin's Joel Stave finished with 210 yards and a touchdown in his first game as a starter versus UTEP.

Receivers: Four conference wideouts finished with 100 yards receiving or six or more catches on Saturday. Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis led all receivers in yardage, finishing with 147 yards and a touchdown on six receptions, while Michigan State's Dion Sims hauled in 112 yards and a touchdown on six catches. Illinois' Josh Ferguson led all wide receivers in catches, finishing with 10 grabs for 84 yards. Iowa's Keenan Davis caught six passes for 88 yards, while four others finished the day with five catches.

Tacklers: Nine Big Ten defenders finished with 10 or more tackles on Saturday, led by a pair of Hawkeyes with 14 tackles apiece. Iowa's Anthony Hitchens and Micah Hyde paced all conference defenders with 14 stops, while teammate James Morris had 12 against Central Michigan. Ohio State's Ryan Shazier (13), Michigan State's Isaiah Lewis (12), Wisconsin's Chris Borland (12), Ohio State's Etienne Sabino (11), Minnesota's Aaron Hill (10) and Ohio State's Johnathan Hankins (10) all finished with 10 or more stops on Saturday.

TFLs/Sacks: Five conference standouts finished with at least two tackles for loss or sacks on Saturday, led by Nebraska's Eric Martin's four tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks against Idaho State. Wisconsin's Chris Borland totaled 3.5 tackles for loss, including two sacks, against UTEP. Other conference defenders achieving the feat included Michigan State's James Kittredge (2.5 tackles for loss), Nebraska's Courtney Osborne (two tackles for loss) and Wisconsin's Beau Allen (two tackles for loss).

Saturday Roundup

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#4 PENN STATE def. IOWA, 3-1
#3 NEBRASKA def. #23 OHIO STATE, 3-1
#17 PURDUE def. MICHIGAN (rv), 3-2
#25 MICHIGAN STATE def. INDIANA, 3-0

Friday Roundup

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#17 PURDUE def. #25 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-2
MICHIGAN (rv) def. INDIANA, 3-1
#23 OHIO STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
#12 MINNESOTA def. #20 ILLINOIS, 3-0
WISCONSIN def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-1  

Finalists Selected for Legends and Leaders Contest

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After sorting through hundreds of entries, the five finalists for the Big Ten's Legends and Leaders Contest have been decided!

Visit bit.ly/B1Gcontest and click "Vote Now" to choose your favorite. Whoever you think has the most unique way of remembering which teams are in the Legends and Leaders Divisions will win a trip for two to the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game!

Weekend Schedule

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September 21
#6 PENN STATE def. #24 INDIANA, 7-1
#13 IOWA def. #15 MICHIGAN STATE, 1-0
OHIO STATE def. #10 NORTHWESTERN, 3-2

September 22
#17 MICHIGAN def. Bucknell, 2-0

September 23
#13 IOWA def. Central Michigan, 4-1
#10 NORTHWESTERN def. Ohio, 2-1
#24 INDIANA def. Lock Haven, 2-1
#6 PENN STATE def. #17 MICHIGAN, 4-3
OHIO STATE def. Missouri State, 10-1
#19  Duke def. #15 MICHIGAN STATE, 4-2

Weekend Schedule

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September 21
IOWA
at Toledo Bubble Buster Invitational - Toledo, Ohio
# 30 MINNESOTA at UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite - Eau Claire, Wis.

September 22
WISCONSIN
at Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational - Earlysville, Va.

Weekend Schedule

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September 21-23
MICHIGAN STATE at Mason Rudolph Championship [1]

September 22-23
ILLINOIS at Wolverine Invitational [2]
MICHIGAN at Wolverine Invitational [2]
PENN STATE at Yale Intercollegiate [3]

[1] Franklin, Tenn.
[2] Ann Arbor, Mich.
[3] New Haven, Conn.

Weekend Schedule

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September 22-23
ILLINOIS at D.A. Weibring Invitational [1]
NEBRASKA at D.A. Weibring Invitational [1]
WISCONSIN at D.A. Weibring Invitational [1]

September 23-24
INDIANA at Windon Memorial Classic [2]
MICHIGAN at Windon Memorial Classic [2]
MICHIGAN STATE at Windon Memorial Classic [2]
NORTHWESTERN at Windon Memorial Classic [2]
OHIO STATE at Windon Memorial Classic [2]

[1] Normal, Ill.
[2] Glencoe, Ill.


Weekend Schedule

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September 21
IOWA
at Toledo Bubble Buster Invitational - Toledo, Ohio

September 22
# 21 MICHIGAN
at Virginia/Panorama Farms Invitational - Earlysville, Va.

Weekend Schedule

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September 21
#17 PURDUE def. #25 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-2
MICHIGAN (rv) def. INDIANA, 3-1
#23 OHIO STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
#12 MINNESOTA def. #20 ILLINOIS, 3-0
WISCONSIN def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-1   
    
September 22
#4 PENN STATE def. IOWA, 3-1
#3 NEBRASKA def. #23 OHIO STATE, 3-1
#17 PURDUE def. MICHIGAN (rv), 3-2
#25 MICHIGAN STATE def. INDIANA, 3-0   

September 23

#12 MINNESOTA def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-1
#20 ILLINOIS def. WISCONSIN, 3-2

Weekend Schedule and Results

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September 21
Purdue def. Nebraska (2-1, 2OT)
# 14 Wisconsin def. Michigan State (1-0)
Illinois def. Ohio State (1-0)
Michigan def. Minnesota (1-0)
# 11 Penn State def. Northwestern (4-1)
Iowa def. Indiana (1-0)

September 23
Ohio State def. Northwestern (2-0)
# 11 Penn State def. Illinois (4-0)
Iowa def. Purdue (3-2)
Michigan def. # 14 Wisconsin (3-0)
Nebraska def. Indiana (2-1)
Minnesota def. Michigan State (1-0)

Nebraska's Gina Mancuso and Purdue's Ariel Turner were selected as candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate volleyball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.

The complete list of candidates can be found HERE. 

Weekend Schedule and Results

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September 21
MICHIGAN STATE
def. Western Michigan (2-1)
PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN (1-0)

September 23
# 15 INDIANA
 def. OHIO STATE (2-0)
# 21 NORTHWESTERN def. MICHIGAN (2-0)

Four Big Ten Players Named Senior CLASS Award Candidates

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Indiana's Adam Replogle, Nebraska's Rex Burkhead, Ohio State's John Simon and Wisconsin's Montee Ball were selected as candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate football. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.

Michigan State's Kirk Cousins was named the 2011 FBS Senior CLASS Award winner. Cousins became the second Big Ten standout to earn the honor after Ohio State's James Laurinaitis won the first Senior CLASS Award in 2008. Cousins was also named a Senior CLASS Award First-Team All-American, while Northwestern's Dan Persa was tabbed as a Senior CLASS Award Second-Team All-American.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplify excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.

For more information on all the candidates, click on this link.

Wednesday's Result

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Big Ten in the NFL - Week 2

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NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Tallied eight tackles and one pass deflection in the 49ers' 27-19 win over the Lions.

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 316 yards and one touchdown in New England's 20-18 loss to Tennessee.

Kurt Coleman, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Ohio State) - Notched seven tackles, including five solo stops, in the Eagles' 24-23 win over the Ravens.

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Recorded eight tackles, including two for loss, in the Bucs' 41-34 loss to the Giants.

Brandon Fields, P, Miami Dolphins (Michigan State) - Averaged 52.2 yards on six punts, including four inside the 20-yard line, and a long of 59 yards in Miami's 35-13 win over Oakland.

Charles Godfrey, S, Carolina Panthers (Iowa) - Racked up 11 tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown in the Panthers' 35-27 win over the Saints.

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Racked up seven tackles in Minnesota's 23-20 loss against Indianapolis.

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Recorded 111 yards on nine receptions in the Dolphins' 35-13 win over the Raiders.

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Made five tackles, including one for loss, in the Packers' 23-10 victory over the Bears.

Sean Lee, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Penn State) - Recorded 14 of his league-leading 26 tackles in Dallas' 27-7 loss to Seattle.  

Brandon Lloyd, WR, New England Patriots (Illinois) - Caught eight passes for 60 yards in the Patriots' 20-18 loss to the Cardinals.

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Recorded nine solo tackles, including one for loss, in Jacksonville's 27-7 loss to Houston.  

Anthony Spencer, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Purdue) - Recorded seven tackles, two sacks and one pass deflection in the Cowboys' 27-7 loss to the Seahawks.

Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions (Nebraska) - Recorded three tackles and 1.5 sacks in Detroit's 27-19 loss to San Francisco.

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans, (Wisconsin) - Led Houston with five tackles, 1.5 sacks and two pass deflections in the Texans' 27-7 win over the Jaguars.

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Completed 15-20 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for 28 yards on four carries, en route to earning his first NFL victory in Seattle's 27-7 win over Dallas.

Omameh and Burkhead Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

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Michigan's Patrick Omameh and Nebraska's Rex Burkhead were two of 11 Football Bowl Subdivision players named to the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. One of the sport's premier service honors, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team shines a spotlight on the positive, off-the-field impact that a select group of student-athletes has on their communities. The Big Ten also had two members of last year's Allstate AFCA Good Works Team in Nebraska's Jared Crick and Northwestern's Al Netter.

For player bios on all the 2012 honorees, including Omameh and Burkhead, click this link. This summer, the program received 117 nominations from colleges and universities hailing from 35 states.  From the nominations, a prestigious voting panel comprised of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team members and college football media selected the honorees. 

Fans can vote for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Captain by clicking on this link.  Fans can learn more about this year's team members and their charitable accomplishments by viewing player profiles on the website. The Team Captain and his fellow award recipients will be invited to New Orleans to take part in a special youth football clinic leading up to the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl.

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten field hockey teams decorate the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches Poll, including two top-10 teams. Penn State sits at No. 6, followed by No. 10 Northwestern and No. 13 Iowa. Michigan State clocks in at No. 15, Michigan is No. 17 and Indiana is No. 24.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

Five Named to Wade Trophy Watch List

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On Tuesday, five Big Ten women's basketball standouts were named to the Wade Trophy Watch List, awarded annually to the nation's most outstanding player. Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore, Ohio State's Tayler Hill and Penn State's Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas were named to the list, which is composed of 25 of the nation's premier players. Nebraska and Penn State are among six schools to have two or more players named to the list, making the Big Ten one of only two conferences to have two programs with multiple standouts selected. The five Big Ten players named to the watch list is tied with the Big 12 for second among all conferences, behind only the Big East.

To read the complete release, click here.

Michigan women's soccer player Clare Stachel was named a candidate for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award, announced on Tuesday. The list includes thirty women's soccer senior student-athletes who excel both on and off the field, with notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.

For the complete release, click HERE

In The Polls

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Two Big Ten women's soccer teams appear in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire rankings, announced on Tuesday. Penn State (6-2-0) checks in at No. 11, while Wisconsin (6-2-0) claims No. 14. Also receiving votes were Michigan (7-2-0) and Ohio State (6-2-0).

Click HERE for the entire poll.

In The Polls

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Two Big Ten men's soccer teams garnered rankings in the NSCAA/Continental Tire poll, released on Tuesday. Indiana (5-1-1) jumps a spot to No. 15, while Northwestern (5-0-2) enters the poll at No. 21. Penn State (5-1-1) also received votes.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

In The Polls

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Four Big Ten women's cross country teams earned rankings in the USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll, announced on Tuesday. Michigan tops the list of ranked conference teams, garning the No. 11 spot. Michigan State follows close behind, coming in at No. 13. Penn State jumped four spots to No. 19. Minnesota rounds out the rankings at No. 30. Wisconsin and Iowa both received votes.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

In The Polls

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Four Big Ten men's cross country teams have earned top-30 rankings in the USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll, released on Tuesday. Defending national and Big Ten Champion Wisconsin holds the top spot, while Indiana jumps a spot to No. 12. Minnesota clocks in at No. 17 and Michigan claims No. 21. Ohio State and Michigan State are also receiving votes.

Click HERE for the complete poll.

PSU's Robinson Added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

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Penn State's Allen Robinson was added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nation's top wide receiver. Through three games this season, Robinson leads the Big Ten and ranks 10th in the nation with eight receptions and 107.33 receiving yards per game. Robinson is now the fifth Big Ten player on the Biletnikoff Award watch list, joining Iowa's Keenan Davis, Michigan's Roy Roundtree, Ohio State's Corey Brown and Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis. Four Big Ten wideouts have claimed the Biletnikoff Award, most recently when Michigan's Braylon Edwards was honored in 2004.

 

In The Polls

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Seven Big Ten volleyball teams are ranked in the latest AVCA Coaches' Poll, the most of any conference, it was announced on Monday. Nebraska appears at No. 3, followed by No. 4 Penn State. Minnesota checks in at No. 12, while Purdue is No. 17 and Illinois is No. 20. Ohio State is No. 23, and Michigan State rounds out the poll at No. 25. Michigan and Northwestern are also receiving votes.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

Times and TV for Sept. 29 Games Released

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The times and television for games set for Saturday, Sept. 29, have been released and appear below:

Noon ET / 11 a.m. CT
Penn State at Illinois, ESPN or ESPN2
Minnesota at Iowa, ESPN or ESPN2
Indiana at Northwestern, BTN

3:30 ET / 2:30 CT
Ohio State at Michigan State, ABC
Marshall at Purdue, BTN

8 ET / 7 CT
Wisconsin at Nebraska, ABC

NU's Budzien Named Groza Award "Star of Week"

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Northwestern kicker Jeff Budzien was named one of the "Stars of the Week" by the Lou Groza Award. Budzien went a perfect five-for-five on field goals to match a school record in the Wildcats' 22-13 victory over Boston College on Saturday in Evanston. The junior from Hartland, Wis. connected from 42, 41, 34, 20 and 19 yards to help his team improve to 3-0 and score its third straight victory. Budzien has begun the season a perfect eight-for-eight on field goal tries, which is already more than his entire output for last season (six). He converted his lone extra point try and has now converted on all 60 of his PAT attempts which is also a school record.

Weekend Roundup

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September 14
#19 MICHIGAN STATE def. American, 3-2
#6 PENN STATE def. Lehigh, 8-0

September 15
INDIANA def. #22 California, 2-1 (OT)
#16 MICHIGAN def. Saint Louis, 6-2
#10 NORTHWESTERN def. Ball State, 8-0
#6 PENN STATE def. Monmouth, 7-1 - 2 p.m.

September 16
OHIO STATE def, Bucknell, 3-1
#19 MICHIGAN STATE def. Louisville, 2-1 (OT)
#14 IOWA def. #20 Albany, 2-1
#16 MICHIGAN def. #25 Fairfield, 5-0

Weekend Roundup

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September 14
WISCONSIN def. Savannah State, 3-0 [1]
#14 PURDUE def. Jacksonville State, 3-1 [2]
#22 MICHIGAN def. Eastern Michigan, 3-0 [3]
Pacific def. IOWA, 3-1 [4]               
#10 MINNESOTA def. #20 Dayton, 3-0 [11]
NORTHWESTERN (rv) def. Delaware, 3-0 [5]
Kansas State def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-2 [11]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Presbyterian, 3-0 [6]
IOWA def. Milwaukee, 3-2 [4]
#18 Pepperdine def. #21 OHIO STATE, 3-0 [7] - 5:30 p.m.
WISCONSIN def. Georgia Southern, 3-2 [1]
Valparaiso def. INDIANA, 3-2 [9]
#4 PENN STATE def. Portland, 3-0 [10]
Western Kentucky (rv) def. #22 MICHIGAN, 3-2 [3]
UAB at #14 PURDUE [2] - 7:30 p.m.@
NORTHWESTERN (rv) def. Saint Louis, 3-0 [5]
#23 ILLINOIS def. #6 Texas, 3-2 [8]
       
September 15
#4 PENN STATE def. Duquesne, 3-0 [10]
#23 ILLINOIS def. Central Florida, 3-0 [8]
WISCONSIN def. Jacksonville, 3-0 [1]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Georgetown, 3-0 [6]
INDIANA def. Chattanooga, 3-1 [9]
#25 Iowa State def. #1 NEBRASKA, 3-1
Marquette (rv) def. IOWA, 3-0 [4]
#11 Florida State def. #21 OHIO STATE, 3-1 [7]
#10 MINNESOTA def. Tulsa, 3-0 [11]
WISCONSIN def. South Alabama, 3-1 [1]
#14 PURDUE def. Bowling Green, 3-0 [2]
INDIANA def. Miami (Oh), 3-0 [9]
#22 MICHIGAN def. Duke, 3-0 [3]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. College of Charleston, 3-0 [6]
#23 ILLINOIS def. Cincinnati, 3-1 [8]
#4 PENN STATE def. Eastern Illinois, 3-0 [10]
#21 OHIO STATE def. Houston, 3-1 [7]
      
September 16
NORTHWESTERN (rv) def. Western Michigan, 3-1

Legend
[1] - Georgia Southern Tournament - Statesboro, Ga.
[2] - Active Ankle Challenge - West Lafayette, Ind.
[3] - Coke/Michigan Invitational - Ann Arbor, Mich.
[4] - Marquette Tournament - Milwaukee, Wis.
[5] - Wildcat Classic - Evanston, Ill.
[6] - Holiday Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant Tournament - Charleston, S.C.
[7] - Houston Tournament - Houston, Texas
[8] - Texas Tournament - Austin, Texas
[9] - Hoosier Classic - Bloomington, Ind.
[10] - Penn State Classic - University Park, Pa.
[11] - Tulsa Tournament - Tulsa, Okla.

Six Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Six Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) and USA Today coaches polls, including five teams appearing among the top 25 in at least one ranking. Ohio State leads the way at No. 16 in the AP poll, while Michigan and Michigan State join them among the top 20. The Wolverines were voted No. 17 by the coaches and No. 18 by the media, while the Spartans were rated No. 20 in the coaches poll and No. 21 in the media rankings. Nebraska returned to the top 25 in the AP poll at No. 25 while moving up two spots to No. 22 in the USA Today vote. Wisconsin was rated No. 24 by the coaches and received votes in the media poll. Northwestern also received votes from both groups.

Big Ten Football Week 3 Stat Breakdown

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With the third Saturday of Big Ten football now complete, we take a look at the statistical top performers from the games of Sept. 15.

RUSHERS: Eight Big Ten student-athletes broke the 100-yard barrier, led by Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah with 167 yards and two touchdowns against Arkansas State. Other Big Ten players over 100 rushing yards included six more running backs in Wisconsin's Montee Ball (139 yards, one TD), Iowa's Mark Weisman (113 yards, three TDs), Minnesota's Donnell Kirkwood (110 yards), Northwestern's Mike Trumpy (106 yards, one TD), Purdue's Akeem Hunt (106 yards, one TD) and Indiana's Stephen Houston (102 yards, one TD), along with Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson (106 yards, one TD).

PASSERS: Six Big Ten quarterbacks went over 200 passing yards, led by Illinois' Reilly O'Toole with 333 yards and five touchdowns against Charleston Southern. Other signal callers over 200 yards were Michigan's Denard Robinson (291 yards, three TDs), Indiana's Cameron Coffman (251 yards, two TDs), Ohio State's Braxton Miller (249 yards, four TDs), Penn State's Matt McGloin (231 yards, four TDs) and Iowa's James Vandenberg (228 yards).

RECEIVERS: Six Big Ten players surpassed 100 yards or totaled eight or more catches, led by Ohio State's Devin Smith with five catches for 145 yards and two touchdowns against California and Northwestern's Demetrius Fields with nine receptions for 77 yards against Boston College. Four other wideouts went over 100 receiving yards - Penn State's Allen Robinson (136 yards, three TDs), Indiana's Cody Latimer (115 yards, two TDs), Iowa's Kevonte Martin-Manley (101 yards) and Minnesota's A.J. Barker (101 yards, three TDs).

TOTAL OFFENSE: Four Big Ten standouts went over 250 yards of total offense, with Michigan's Denard Robinson racking up 397 yards (106 rushing, 291 passing) against Massachusetts. Other Big Ten players over 250 yards of total offense were Illinois' Reilly O'Toole (355), Ohio State's Braxton Miller (324) and Indiana's Cameron Coffman (263).

TACKLES: Nine Big Ten defenders tallied 10 or more tackles, led by Wisconsin's Mike Taylor with 15 tackles against Utah State. Other Big Ten players with 10 or more tackles were Ohio State's trio of Ryan Shazier (13), C.J. Barnett (10) and Johnathan Hankins (10), Penn State's Michael Mauti (12), Iowa's A.J. Hitchens (10), the Minnesota duo of Mike Rallis (10) and Derrick Wells (10) and Northwestern's Chi Chi Araguzo (10).

TFLS/SACKS: 10 Big Ten student-athletes posted two tackles for loss or two sacks, led by Penn State's Anthony Zettel with two sacks against Navy. Other Big Ten defenders with two TFLs were Illinois' Ralph Cooper, Michigan's Jibreel Black, the Michigan State duo of Johnny Adams and Marcus Rush, Nebraska's P.J. Smith, Ohio State's pair of Bradley Roby and Ryan Shazier, Penn State's Michael Mauti and Purdue's Ryan Russell.

Saturday Roundup

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#4 PENN STATE def. Duquesne, 3-0 [10]
#23 ILLINOIS def. Central Florida, 3-0 [8]
WISCONSIN def. Jacksonville, 3-0 [1]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Georgetown, 3-0 [6]
INDIANA def. Chattanooga, 3-1 [9]
#25 Iowa State def. #1 NEBRASKA, 3-1
Marquette (rv) def. IOWA, 3-0 [4]
#11 Florida State def. #21 OHIO STATE, 3-1 [7]
#10 MINNESOTA def. Tulsa, 3-0 [11]
WISCONSIN def. South Alabama, 3-1 [1]
#14 PURDUE def. Bowling Green, 3-0 [2]
INDIANA def. Miami (Oh), 3-0 [9]
#22 MICHIGAN def. Duke, 3-0 [3]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. College of Charleston, 3-0 [6]
#23 ILLINOIS def. Cincinnati, 3-1 [8]
#4 PENN STATE def. Eastern Illinois, 3-0 [10]
#21 OHIO STATE def. Houston, 3-1 [7]

Legend
[1] - Georgia Southern Tournament - Statesboro, Ga.
[2] - Active Ankle Challenge - West Lafayette, Ind.
[3] - Coke/Michigan Invitational - Ann Arbor, Mich.
[4] - Marquette Tournament - Milwaukee, Wis.
[5] - Wildcat Classic - Evanston, Ill.
[6] - Holiday Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant Tournament - Charleston, S.C.
[7] - Houston Tournament - Houston, Texas
[8] - Texas Tournament - Austin, Texas
[9] - Hoosier Classic - Bloomington, Ind.
[10] - Penn State Classic - University Park, Pa.
[11] - Tulsa Tournament - Tulsa, Okla.

Friday Roundup

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September 14
WISCONSIN def. Savannah State, 3-0 [1]
#14 PURDUE def. Jacksonville State, 3-1 [2]
#22 MICHIGAN def. Eastern Michigan, 3-0 [3]
Pacific def. IOWA, 3-1 [4]               
#10 MINNESOTA def. #20 Dayton, 3-0 [11]
NORTHWESTERN (rv) def. Delaware, 3-0 [5]
Kansas State def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-2 [11]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Presbyterian, 3-0 [6]
IOWA def. Milwaukee, 3-2 [4]
#18 Pepperdine def. #21 OHIO STATE, 3-0 [7] - 5:30 p.m.
WISCONSIN def. Georgia Southern, 3-2 [1]
Valparaiso def. INDIANA, 3-2 [9]
#4 PENN STATE def. Portland, 3-0 [10]
Western Kentucky (rv) def. #22 MICHIGAN, 3-2 [3]
UAB at #14 PURDUE [2] - 7:30 p.m.@
NORTHWESTERN (rv) def. Saint Louis, 3-0 [5]
#23 ILLINOIS def. #6 Texas, 3-2 [8]

Legend
[1] - Georgia Southern Tournament - Statesboro, Ga.
[2] - Active Ankle Challenge - West Lafayette, Ind.
[3] - Coke/Michigan Invitational - Ann Arbor, Mich.
[4] - Marquette Tournament - Milwaukee, Wis.
[5] - Wildcat Classic - Evanston, Ill.
[6] - Holiday Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant Tournament - Charleston, S.C.
[7] - Houston Tournament - Houston, Texas
[8] - Texas Tournament - Austin, Texas
[9] - Hoosier Classic - Bloomington, Ind.
[10] - Penn State Classic - University Park, Pa.
[11] - Tulsa Tournament - Tulsa, Okla.

Weekend Schedule

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September 15-16
MICHIGAN at Mary Fossum Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at Mary Fossum Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
MINNESOTA at Mary Fossum Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
PURDUE at Mary Fossum Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
WISCONSIN at Mary Fossum Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.

Weekend Schedule

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September 15-16
ILLINOIS at Wolf Run Intercollegiate - Zionsville, Ind.
INDIANA at Wolf Run Intercollegiate - Zionsville, Ind.
MICHIGAN STATE at Wolf Run Intercollegiate - Zionsville, Ind.
OHIO STATE at Wolf Run Intercollegiate - Zionsville, Ind.
WISCONSIN at Wolf Run Intercollegiate - Zionsville, Ind.

September 16

PURDUE at Purdue/Midwest Shootout - West Lafayette, Ind.

September 16-18

IOWA at Golfweek Conference Challenge - Burlington, Iowa

Weekend Schedule and Results

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September 14
Nebraska def. Northwestern (2-0)

September 15
Michigan def. Indiana (3-0)

September 16
Michigan State def. Purdue (2-1, OT)
# 11 Penn State def. # 13 Wisconsin (2-1)
Northwestern tied Oakland (1-1, 2OT)
Illinois def. Iowa (2-1)
Ohio State def. Minnesota (2-1, OT)
Northern Colorado tied Nebraska (1-1, 2OT)

Weekend Schedule and Results

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September 14
WISCONSIN 
tied Western Illinois (0-0, 2OT)
# 8 Notre Dame def. MICHIGAN STATE (2-0)
PENN STATE def. Albany (1-0)
# 17 Marquette def. MICHIGAN (2-1)
# 16 INDIANA def. # 22 SIUE (2-0)
OHIO STATE def. DePaul (2-1)
NORTHWESTERN def. Iona (2-0)

September 16
WISCONSIN 
def. IUPUI (2-0)
# 8 Notre Dame def. MICHIGAN (1-0, 2OT)
PENN STATE def. Adelphi (3-0)
NORTHWESTERN def. Milwaukee (2-0)
# 17 Marquette def. MICHIGAN STATE (2-1, 2OT)

Weekend Schedule

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All Times ET

September 14
American at #19 MICHIGAN STATE [1] - 6 p.m.
#6 PENN STATE at Lehigh - 6 p.m.

September 15
#22 California at INDIANA - 1 p.m.
Saint Louis at #16 MICHIGAN - 1 p.m.
Ball State at #10 NORTHWESTERN - 1 p.m.
#6 PENN STATE at Monmouth - 2 p.m.

September 16
OHIO STATE at Bucknell - 10 a.m.
#19 MICHIGAN STATE/American vs. CMU/Louisville [1] - 11 a.m.
#20 Albany at #14 IOWA - 1 p.m.
#25 Fairfield at #16 MICHIGAN - 1 p.m.
#19 MICHIGAN STATE/American vs. CMU/Louisville [1]

Legend
[1] MSU Tournament

Weekend Schedule

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September 14
ILLINOIS
at Illinois Intercollegiates - Normal, Ill.
INDIANA at Indiana Intercollegiates - Terre Haute, Ind.
# 11 MICHIGAN at Auto Owners Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
# 13 MICHIGAN STATE at Auto Owners Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
# 30 MINNESOTA at South Dakota State Classic - Brookings, S.D.
NORTHWESTERN at Auto Owners Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
OHIO STATE at Auto Owners Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
PURDUE at Indiana Intercollegiates - Terre Haute, Ind.

September 15
NEBRASKA
at Woody Greeno Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.
WISCONSIN at Warhawk Invitational - Whitewater, Wis.

Weekend Schedule

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September 14
ILLINOIS
at Illinois Intercollegiates - Normal, Ill.
# 13 INDIANA at Indiana Intercollegiates - Terre Haute, Ind.
# 20 MICHIGAN at Auto Owners Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at Auto Owners Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
# 17 MINNESOTA at Autumn Classic - Provo, Utah
OHIO STATE at Auto Owners Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
PURDUE at Indiana Intercollegiates - Terre Haute, Ind.

September 15
NEBRASKA
at Woody Greeno Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.
# 1 WISCONSIN at Stony Brook Invitational - Stony Brook, N.Y.

Weekend Schedule

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All times are ET

September 14
WISCONSIN def. Savannah State, 3-0 [1]
#14 PURDUE def. Jacksonville State, 3-1 [2]
#22 MICHIGAN def. Eastern Michigan, 3-0 [3]
Pacific def. IOWA, 3-1 [4]               
#10 MINNESOTA def. #20 Dayton, 3-0 [11]
NORTHWESTERN (rv) def. Delaware, 3-0 [5]
Kansas State def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-2 [11]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Presbyterian, 3-0 [6]
IOWA def. Milwaukee, 3-2 [4]
#18 Pepperdine def. #21 OHIO STATE, 3-0 [7] - 5:30 p.m.
WISCONSIN def. Georgia Southern, 3-2 [1]
Valparaiso def. INDIANA, 3-2 [9]
#4 PENN STATE def. Portland, 3-0 [10]
Western Kentucky (rv) def. #22 MICHIGAN, 3-2 [3]
UAB at #14 PURDUE [2] - 7:30 p.m.@
NORTHWESTERN (rv) def. Saint Louis, 3-0 [5]
#23 ILLINOIS def. #6 Texas, 3-2 [8]
       
September 15
#4 PENN STATE def. Duquesne, 3-0 [10]
#23 ILLINOIS def. Central Florida, 3-0 [8]
WISCONSIN def. Jacksonville, 3-0 [1]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Georgetown, 3-0 [6]
INDIANA def. Chattanooga, 3-1 [9]
#25 Iowa State def. #1 NEBRASKA, 3-1
Marquette (rv) def. IOWA, 3-0 [4]
#11 Florida State def. #21 OHIO STATE, 3-1 [7]
#10 MINNESOTA def. Tulsa, 3-0 [11]
WISCONSIN def. South Alabama, 3-1 [1]
#14 PURDUE def. Bowling Green, 3-0 [2]
INDIANA def. Miami (Oh), 3-0 [9]
#22 MICHIGAN def. Duke, 3-0 [3]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. College of Charleston, 3-0 [6]
#23 ILLINOIS def. Cincinnati, 3-1 [8]
#4 PENN STATE def. Eastern Illinois, 3-0 [10]
#21 OHIO STATE def. Houston, 3-1 [7]
      
September 16
Western Michigan at NORTHWESTERN (rv) [39] - 2 p.m.

Legend
[1] - Georgia Southern Tournament - Statesboro, Ga.
[2] - Active Ankle Challenge - West Lafayette, Ind.
[3] - Coke/Michigan Invitational - Ann Arbor, Mich.
[4] - Marquette Tournament - Milwaukee, Wis.
[5] - Wildcat Classic - Evanston, Ill.
[6] - Holiday Inn Charleston/Mt. Pleasant Tournament - Charleston, S.C.
[7] - Houston Tournament - Houston, Texas
[8] - Texas Tournament - Austin, Texas
[9] - Hoosier Classic - Bloomington, Ind.
[10] - Penn State Classic - University Park, Pa.
[11] - Tulsa Tournament - Tulsa, Okla.

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Big Ten in the NFL - Week 1

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NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Led the 49ers with 11 tackles and two pass deflections in San Francisco's 30-22 win over Green Bay.

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 236 yards and two touchdowns on 23-31 passing in New England's 34-13 win over Tennessee

Kurt Coleman, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Ohio State) - Racked up two interceptions and added five tackles and two pass deflections in the Eagles' 17-16 win over the Browns.

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Notched a team-leading six tackles in the Bucs' 16-10 win over the Panthers.

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Caught five passes for 54 yards in the Broncos' 31-19 win over the Steelers.

Shonn Greene, RB, New York Jets (Iowa) - Rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries in the Jets' 48-28 win against the Bills.

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Racked up a team-leading 13 tackles and two pass deflections in the Vikings' 26-23 win over the Jaguars.

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Tied for the NFL lead with 14 tackles in the Packers' 30-22 loss to the 49ers.

Kelvin Hayden, CB, Chicago Bears (Illinois) - Made seven tackles and recovered a fumble in the Bears' 41-21 win over the Colts.

Nate Kaeding, K, San Diego Chargers (Iowa) - Was a perfect 5-5 on field goal attempts, including a 45 yard score in San Diego's 22-14 win over Oakland.

Brandon Lloyd, WR, New England Patriots (Illinois) - Caught five passes for 69 yards in the Patriots' 34-13 victory over the Titans

Shaun Phillips, LB, San Diego Chargers (Purdue) - Tallied two sacks in the Chargers' 22-14 win over the Raiders.

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Recorded seven tackles and one pass deflection in the Jaguars' 23-26 loss to the Vikings.

Anthony Spencer, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Purdue) - Recorded seven tackles, including one for loss, in Dallas' 24-17 win over the New York Giants.

Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions (Nebraska) - Recorded two tackles for loss and one sack in Detroit's 27-23 win over St. Louis.

Marcus Thigpin, KR/PR, Miami Dolphins (Indiana) - Returned a punt 72 yards for Miami's lone touchdown and accounted for 213 total yards in the Dolphins' 30-10 loss to the Texans.

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans, (Wisconsin) - Recorded three tackles, 1.5 sacks and three pass deflections in the Texans' 30-10 win over the Dolphins.

Tavon Wilson, FS, New England Patriots (Illinois) - Recorded four tackles, two pass deflections and an interception in his NFL debut in the Patriots' 34-13 win over the Titans.

In The Polls

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Five Big Ten field hockey teams are ranked in the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA National Coaches Poll, it was announced on Tuesday. Penn State is No. 6, followed by No. 10 Northwestern. Iowa comes in at No. 14, Michigan is No. 16 and Michigan State is No. 19.

The complete poll can be found HERE.

In The Polls

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Penn State (5-2-0) and Wisconsin (5-1-0) appear in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire rankings, released today. The Nittany Lions check in at No. 11, while the Badgers jump two spots to No. 13. Also receiving votes were Minnesota (5-3-0) and Ohio State (5-2-0).

For the complete poll, click here.

In The Polls

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Indiana continues its stay in the NSCAA/Continental Tire poll, released on Tuesday. The Hoosiers (4-1-1) check in at No. 16 in the most recent ranking. Northwestern (3-0-2) and Penn State (3-1-1) also received votes.

For the full ranking, click here

In The Polls

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Four Big Ten women's cross country teams garnered rankings in the first USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll of the regular season, released on Tuesday. Michigan tops the list of ranked conference teams, jumping a spot from the preseason poll to No. 11. Michigan State follows close behind, coming in at No. 13. Penn State enters the poll at No. 23 and No. 30 Minnesota rounds out the rankings. Wisconsin and Iowa both received votes.

Click here to see the complete poll. 

In The Polls

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Four Big Ten men's cross country teams have earned top-30 rankings in the first USTFCCCA National Coaches' Poll of the regular reason, announced on Tuesday. Defending national and Big Ten Champion Wisconsin claims the top spot, while Indiana clocks in at No. 13. Minnesota checks in at No. 17 and Michigan holds No. 20. Ohio State and Michigan State are also receiving votes.

Click here to see the complete poll. 

In The Polls

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Seventeen Big Ten men's tennis athletes have earned top 125 recognition in the first Campbell/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I Preseason Singles Rankings. The poll includes 10 All-Big Ten selections from last season and the reigning Player of the Year (Evan King, Michigan) and Freshman of the Year (Leandro Toledo, Minnesota) 

Thirteen conference doubles teams have also earned rankings, the second most of any conference. The list includes tandems from 10 Big Ten institutions.

For the complete singles poll, click HERE. For the full doubles rankings, click HERE.

The complete list of Big Ten standouts is below.

Singles Poll
4. Evan King, Michigan
31. Spencer Newman, Michigan
35. Peter Kobelt, Ohio State
39. Josh MacTaggart, Indiana
50. Leandro Toledo, Minnesota
51. Alex Petrone, Michigan
53. Vlad Stefan, Michigan
60. Connor Smith, Ohio State
61. Devin McCarthy, Ohio State
66. Aaron Pfister, Michigan State
68. Nelson Vick, Ohio State
69. Spencer Wolf, Northwestern
79. Ille Van Engelen, Ohio State
83. Isade Juneau, Indiana
t-87. Rok Bonin, Minnesota
118. Farris Gosea, Illinois
120. Bruno Abdelnour, Illinois

Doubles Poll
3. Evan King/Shaun Bernstein, Michigan
5. Devin McCarthy/Ille Van Engelen, Ohio State
13. Diego Acosta/Aaron Dujovne, Purdue
21. Andre Stenger/Eric Sock, Nebraska
28. Russell Bader/Roman Trkulja, Penn State
31. Billy Bertha/Jakhongir Jalalov, Wisconsin
32. Rok Bonin/Leandro Toledo, Minnesota
42. Spencer Wolf/Raleigh Smith, Northwestern
44. Peter Kobelt/Connor Smith, Ohio State
46. Spencer Newman/Vlad Stefan, Michigan
52. Aaron Pfister/Drew Lied, Michigan State
t-55. Garret Dunn/Michael Swank, Iowa
t-55. Spencer Newman/Alex Petrone, Michigan

In The Polls

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Seven Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll, the most of any conference, including three top-10 squads. Nebraska remains at No. 1, followed by No. 4 Penn State and No. 10 Minnesota. Purdue checks in at No. 14, while Ohio State jumps back into the poll at No. 21. Michigan sits at No. 22 and Illinois is No. 23. Michigan State and Northwestern are also receiving votes.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

In The Polls

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Seventeen Big Ten women's tennis players have earned top-125 honors in the first Campbell/Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division I Preseason Singles Rankings. The poll includes 13 All-Big Ten selections from last season and the reigning Player of the Year (Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska) and Freshman of the Year (Emina Bektas, Michigan).

Five conference doubles teams have also garnered recognition, with two teams breaking into the top 10.

For the complete singles poll, click HERE. For full doubles rankings, click HERE.

The complete list of Big Ten standouts is below.

Singles Poll
9. Emina Bektas, Michigan
12. Kate Turvy, Northwestern
30. Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska
48. Brittany Wowchuk, Northwestern
50. Leslie Hureau, Indiana
52. Petra Januskova, Penn State
58. Brooke Bolender, Michigan
66. Patricia Veresova, Nebraska
80. Melissa Kopinski, Illinois
82. Allison Falkin, Illinois
84. Alexa Palen, Minnesota
91. Janine Weinreich, Nebraska
93. Natalia Pintusava, Minnesota
100. Mimi Nguyen, Michigan
117. Belinda Niu, Northwestern
121. Lynda Xepoleas, Purdue
125. Sarah Lee, Michigan

Doubles Poll
5. Emina Bektas/Brooke Bolender, Michigan
10. Nida Hamilton/Linda Abu Mushrefova, Northwestern
42. Petra Januskova/Chelsea Utting, Penn State
45. Stefanie Weinstein/Janine Weinreich, Nebraska
t-58. Ruth Seaborne/Shelby Talcott, Iowa

Big Ten Football Start Times and TV for Sept. 22

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The start times and television for Big Ten home games set for Sept. 22 have been finalized and appear below:

Noon ET/11 a.m. CT
UTEP at Wisconsin, ESPN or ESPN2
UAB at Ohio State, BTN
Central Michigan at Iowa, BTN

3:30 ET/2:30 CT
Temple at Penn State, ABC (regional), ESPN2 (outer market)
Idaho State at Nebraska, BTN
South Dakota at Northwestern, BTN
Eastern Michigan at Michigan State, BTN

8 ET/7 CT
Syracuse at Minnesota, BTN
Louisiana Tech at Illinois, BTN

Three Big Ten Players Win 2012 U-20 World Cup Title

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Three Big Ten women's soccer standouts represented the conference on the U.S. U-20 Women's National Team. Illinois' Vanessa DiBernardo and Penn State's Maya Hayes and Taylor Schram won gold in the U-20 World Cup on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. The trio helped the U.S. to a 1-0 victory over Germany in the title match.

Illinois Release

Penn State Release

Nebraska's Maher Named Lou Groza Award "Star of Week"

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Nebraska's Brett Maher was one of three kickers named a Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week" for his performance on Saturday. The senior kicker booted a career long 54-yard field goal to tie the game at the end of the first half at UCLA. It was the fourth field goal of 50 yards or longer of his career, and Nebraska's longest ever field goal away from Memorial Stadium. Maher, who handles the punting duties as well, also converted from 43 and 40 yards and was successful on all three extra point tries. The Kearney, Neb., native was a 2011 Groza semifinalist, when he was named both the Big Ten Bakken-Andersen Kicker and Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year.

NU's Mark Named to Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll Again

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For the second time in two weeks, Northwestern's Venric Mark was named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll, a weekly recognition that honors versatile, single-game performances throughout the season by FBS football players nationwide. The Paul Hornung Award is earned annually by the most versatile player in major college football. Mark had 24 carries for 123 yards and a touchdown, one catch for 14 yards and one kickoff return for 21 yards in a 23-13 win over Vanderbilt on Sept. 8. He finished with 158 all-purpose yards.

Weekend Roundup

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September 7
#15 MICHIGAN def. #21 Albany, 2-1 (OT)
INDIANA def. Louisville, 3-2 (OT)
#6 Virginia def. #20 MICHIGAN STATE, 2-1 (2OT)
#16 Stanford def. #10 IOWA, 3-2

September 8
#8 PENN STATE def. Temple, 5-1
#7 Connecticut def. #15 MICHIGAN, 2-1

September 9
#11 NORTHWESTERN at #9 Duke - 1 p.m.
Ohio def. INDIANA, 2-1 (3OT)
Miami (Ohio) def. #23 OHIO STATE, 2-1
#10 IOWA def. Pacific, 6-0
#14 Northeastern def. #20 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-1
#8 PENN STATE def. Cornell, 2-0

This Week's Results

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September 6
#14 MINNESOTA def. #4 Texas, 3-1
#1 NEBRASKA def. Oklahoma, 3-0 [1]

September 7
OHIO STATE (rv) def. #10 Dayton, 3-2 [2]
IOWA def. Syracuse, 3-2 [3]
#23 MICHIGAN def. Wake Forest, 3-0 [4]
Stephen F. Austin def. INDIANA, 3-2 [5]
OHIO STATE (rv) def. IUPUI, 3-1 [2]
#24 Louisville def. #11 PURDUE, 3-0 [7]
NORTHWESTERN def. Brown, 3-0 [6]
#1 NEBRASKA def. Duquesne, 3-0 [1]
#20 ILLINOIS def. Cincinnati, 3-1 [7]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. IPFW, 3-2 [8]
#18 Iowa State def. IOWA, 3-2 [3]
#3 Texas def. #14 MINNESOTA, 3-1
Marquette def. #23 MICHIGAN, 3-1 [4]
WISCONSIN def. Drake, 3-0 [9]

September 8       
#2 PENN STATE def. DePaul, 3-0 [10]
INDIANA def. Western Illinois, 3-0 [5]
NORTHWESTERN def. Villanova, 3-1 [6]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Albany, 3-0 [8]
#23 MICHIGAN def. Eastern Illinois, 3-0 [4]
WISCONSIN def. North Dakota State, 3-0 [9]
OHIO STATE (rv) def. Western Kentucky, 3-1 [2]
#24 Louisville def. #20 ILLINOIS, 3-2 [7]
IOWA def. Eastern Washington, 3-0 [3]
#1 NEBRASKA def. #19 Kentucky, 3-1 [1]
#23 MICHIGAN def. #25 Northern Iowa, 3-1 [4]
Butler def. INDIANA, 3-1 [5]
NORTHWESTERN def. Yale, 3-1 [6]
#11 PURDUE def. Cincinnati, 3-1 [7]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Georgia, 3-0 [8]
WISCONSIN def. Milwaukee, 3-0 [9]
Oregon State def. #2 PENN STATE, 3-2 [10]

September 9
#2 PENN STATE def. Illinois-Chicago, 3-0 [10]

Legend
[1] - Ameritas Players Challenge - Lincoln, Neb.
[2] - Western Kentucky Tournament - Bowling Green, Ky.
[3] - Iowa State Invitational - Ames, Iowa
[4] - Marquette Invitational - Milwaukee, Wis.
[5] - Butler Invitational - Indianapolis, Ind.
[6] - Yale Classic - New Haven, Conn.
[7] - Big Ten/Big East Challenge - Cincinnati, Ohio
[8] - Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
[9] - InnTowner Invitational - Madison, Wis.
[10] - Mother McAuley Tournament - Chicago, Ill.

Six Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Six Big Ten programs received votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) and USA Today coaches polls, including five teams among the top 25 in at least one ranking. Michigan State leads all Big Ten teams after moving up one spot in each poll to No. 10 overall. Ohio State jumped two spots to No. 12 in the AP voting, while Michigan also moved up to No. 17 in the media vote and No. 18 in the coaches rankings. Other Big Ten teams among the top 25 were Wisconsin (No. 22 in USA Today poll) and Nebraska (No. 24 in USA Today poll), while Northwestern also received votes in both polls.

Big Ten Football Week 2 Stat Breakdown

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With the second Saturday of Big Ten football now complete, we take a look at the statistical top performers from the games of Sept. 8.

RUSHERS: Eight Big Ten student-athletes broke the 100-yard barrier, led by Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson with 218 yards and two touchdowns against Air Force. Other Big Ten players over 100 rushing yards included four other signal callers in Ohio State's Braxton Miller (141 yards, three TDs), Indiana's Tre Roberson (114 yards, two TDs), Nebraska's Taylor Martinez (112 yards, one TD) and Minnesota's MarQueis Gray (109 yards, two TDs), along with three running backs in Northwestern's Venric Mark (123 yards, one TD), Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (119 yards, two TDs) and Illinois' Josh Ferguson (101 yards).

PASSERS: Three Big Ten quarterbacks went over 200 passing yards, led by Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell, who threw for 275 yards and two touchdowns at Central Michigan. Other signal callers over 200 yards were Iowa's James Vandenberg (236 yards) and Michigan's Denard Robinson (208 yards, two TDs).

RECEIVERS: Four Big Ten players surpassed 100 yards or totaled eight or more catches, led by Penn State's Allen Robinson with 10 catches for 89 yards and a touchdown at Virginia and Nebraska's Kenny Bell with 108 yards on six receptions at UCLA. Michigan State's Bennie Fowler hauled in eight passes for 99 yards and a touchdown at Central Michigan while Michigan's Devin Funchess posted 106 yards on four catches with a touchdown against Air Force.

TOTAL OFFENSE: Four Big Ten standouts went over 250 yards of total offense, with Michigan's Denard Robinson racking up 426 yards (218 rushing, 208 passing) against Air Force. Other Big Ten players over 250 yards of total offense were Ohio State's Braxton Miller (296), Nebraska's Taylor Martinez (291) and Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell (275).

TACKLES: Seven Big Ten defenders tallied 10 or more tackles, led by Iowa's A.J. Hitchens with 19 defensive stops against Iowa State. Fellow Hawkeye James Morris and Nebraska's Will Compton each tallied 12 tackles. Other Big Ten players with 10 or more tackles were the Michigan duo of Jake Ryan (11) and Joe Bolden (10), Northwestern's Chi Chi Araguzo (10) and Wisconsin's Ethan Armstrong (10).

TFLS/SACKS: Six Big Ten student-athletes posted at least 2.5 tackles for loss or two sacks, led by Northwestern's Chi Chi Araguzo with three TFLs against Vanderbilt. Minnesota's D.L. Wilhite and Purdue's Ryan Russell posted 2.5 TFLs, while three players recorded two sacks - Minnesota's RaShede Hageman, Penn State's Deion Barnes and Purdue's Kawann Short.

Saturday Roundup

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#2 PENN STATE def. DePaul, 3-0 [10]
INDIANA def. Western Illinois, 3-0 [5]
NORTHWESTERN def. Villanova, 3-1 [6]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Albany, 3-0 [8]
#23 MICHIGAN def. Eastern Illinois, 3-0 [4]
WISCONSIN def. North Dakota State, 3-0 [9]
OHIO STATE (rv) def. Western Kentucky, 3-1 [2]
#24 Louisville def. #20 ILLINOIS, 3-2 [7]
IOWA def. Eastern Washington, 3-0 [3]
#1 NEBRASKA def. #19 Kentucky, 3-1 [1]
#23 MICHIGAN def. #25 Northern Iowa, 3-1 [4]
Butler def. INDIANA, 3-1 [5]
NORTHWESTERN def. Yale, 3-1 [6]
#11 PURDUE def. Cincinnati, 3-1 [7]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Georgia, 3-0 [8]
WISCONSIN def. Milwaukee, 3-0 [9]
Oregon State def. #2 PENN STATE, 3-2 [10]

Legend
[1] - Ameritas Players Challenge - Lincoln, Neb.
[2] - Western Kentucky Tournament - Bowling Green, Ky.
[3] - Iowa State Invitational - Ames, Iowa
[4] - Marquette Invitational - Milwaukee, Wis.
[5] - Butler Invitational - Indianapolis, Ind.
[6] - Yale Classic - New Haven, Conn.
[7] - Big Ten/Big East Challenge - Cincinnati, Ohio
[8] - Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
[9] - InnTowner Invitational - Madison, Wis.
[10] - Mother McAuley Tournament - Chicago, Ill.

Friday Roundup

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September 7
OHIO STATE (rv) def. #10 Dayton, 3-2 [2]
IOWA def. Syracuse, 3-2 [3]
#23 MICHIGAN def. Wake Forest, 3-0 [4]
Stephen F. Austin def. INDIANA, 3-2 [5]
OHIO STATE (rv) def. IUPUI, 3-1 [2]
#24 Louisville def. #11 PURDUE, 3-0 [7]
NORTHWESTERN def. Brown, 3-0 [6]
#1 NEBRASKA def. Duquesne, 3-0 [1]
#20 ILLINOIS def. Cincinnati, 3-1 [7]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. IPFW, 3-2 [8]
IOWA at #18 Iowa State [3] - 7:30 p.m.
#3 Texas def. #14 MINNESOTA, 3-1
Marquette def. #23 MICHIGAN, 3-1 [4]
WISCONSIN def. Drake, 3-0 [9]

Legend
[1] - Ameritas Players Challenge - Lincoln, Neb.
[2] - Western Kentucky Tournament - Bowling Green, Ky.
[3] - Iowa State Invitational - Ames, Iowa
[4] - Marquette Invitational - Milwaukee, Wis.
[5] - Butler Invitational - Indianapolis, Ind.
[6] - Yale Classic - New Haven, Conn.
[7] - Big Ten/Big East Challenge - Cincinnati, Ohio
[8] - Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
[9] - InnTowner Invitational - Madison, Wis.

Weekend Schedule

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September 7
IOWA
at Bradley Open - Peoria, Ill.
# 27 MINNESOTA at Oz Memorial - Minneapolis, Minn.
NORTHWESTERN at Huskie Open - DeKalb, Ill.
PURDUE at Bradley Open - Peoria, Ill.
# 29 WISCONSIN at Badger Open - Madison, Wis.

September 8
INDIANA
at Indiana Open - Bloomington, Ind.
PENN STATE at Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational - University Park, Pa.

Weekend Schedule

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September 7
IOWA
at Bradley Open - Peoria, Ill.
# 18 MINNESOTA at Oz Memorial - Minneapolis, Minn.
PURDUE at Bradley Open - Peoria, Ill.
# 1 WISCONSIN at Badger Open - Madison, Wis.

September 8
# 13 INDIANA
at Indiana Open - Bloomington, Ind.
PENN STATE at Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational - University Park, Pa.

Weekend Schedule and Results

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September 7
# 11 Virginia Tech def. ILLINOIS (1-0)
IOWA def. Army (2-1)
INDIANA def. Xavier (5-0)
MICHIGAN def. Butler (3-0)
# 20 San Diego State def. MINNESOTA (1-0, OT)
NORTHWESTERN def. Northern Illinois (2-0)

September 8
NEBRASKA def. Southeast Missouri State (4-0)
BYU def. # 7 PENN STATE (3-1)

September 9
IOWA
def. LIU-Brooklyn (4-0)
MICHIGAN STATE def. Eastern Michigan (2-0)
NORTHWESTERN def. Yale (2-0)
# 17 Wake Forest def. ILLINOIS (1-0)
West Virginia tied PURDUE (2-2, 2OT)
MINNESOTA def. DePaul (3-0)
# 15 WISCONSIN def. Illinois State (3-2, 2OT)
MICHIGAN def. Oakland (1-0)
OHIO STATE def. Duquesne (3-0)

Weekend Schedule and Results

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September 7
NORTHWESTERN
def. Drake (2-1, OT)
Harvard def. MICHIGAN STATE (1-0)
# 6 Akron def. # 10 INDIANA (1-0)
Florida International def. WISCONSIN (3-1)
San Diego def. OHIO STATE (2-0)

September 9
NORTHWESTERN
def. Rhode Island (3-2)
# 10 INDIANA def. Oregon State (3-2)
MICHIGAN STATE def. Providence (3-2)
# 13 Georgetown tied WISCONSIN (1-1, 2OT)
OHIO STATE def. San Diego State (2-1)
MICHIGAN def. Northeastern (4-1)

Weekend Schedule

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September 7
#15 MICHIGAN def. #21 Albany, 2-1 (OT)
INDIANA def. Louisville, 3-2 (OT)
#6 Virginia def. #20 MICHIGAN STATE, 2-1 (2OT)
#16 Stanford def. #10 IOWA, 3-2

September 8
#8 PENN STATE def. Temple, 5-1
#7 Connecticut def. #15 MICHIGAN, 2-1

September 9
#11 NORTHWESTERN at #9 Duke - 1 p.m.
Ohio def. INDIANA, 2-1 (3OT)
Miami (Ohio) def. #23 OHIO STATE, 2-1
#10 IOWA def. Pacific, 6-0
#14 Northeastern def. #20 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-1
#8 PENN STATE def. Cornell, 2-0

This Week's Schedule

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All Times ET
 
September 6
#14 MINNESOTA def. #4 Texas, 3-1
#1 NEBRASKA def. Oklahoma, 3-0 [1]

September 7
OHIO STATE (rv) def. #10 Dayton, 3-2 [2]
IOWA def. Syracuse, 3-2 [3]
#23 MICHIGAN def. Wake Forest, 3-0 [4]
Stephen F. Austin def. INDIANA, 3-2 [5]
OHIO STATE (rv) def. IUPUI, 3-1 [2]
#24 Louisville def. #11 PURDUE, 3-0 [7]
NORTHWESTERN def. Brown, 3-0 [6]
#1 NEBRASKA def. Duquesne, 3-0 [1]
#20 ILLINOIS def. Cincinnati, 3-1 [7]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. IPFW, 3-2 [8]
IOWA at #18 Iowa State [3] - 7:30 p.m.
#3 Texas def. #14 MINNESOTA, 3-1
Marquette def. #23 MICHIGAN, 3-1 [4]
WISCONSIN def. Drake, 3-0 [9]

September 8       
#2 PENN STATE def. DePaul, 3-0 [10]
INDIANA def. Western Illinois, 3-0 [5]
NORTHWESTERN def. Villanova, 3-1 [6]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Albany, 3-0 [8]
#23 MICHIGAN def. Eastern Illinois, 3-0 [4]
WISCONSIN def. North Dakota State, 3-0 [9]
OHIO STATE (rv) def. Western Kentucky, 3-1 [2]
#24 Louisville def. #20 ILLINOIS, 3-2 [7]
IOWA def. Eastern Washington, 3-0 [3]
#19 Kentucky at #1 NEBRASKA [1] - 5 p.m. @
#23 MICHIGAN def. #25 Northern Iowa, 3-1 [4]
Butler def. INDIANA, 3-1 [5]
NORTHWESTERN at Yale [6] - 7 p.m.
#11 PURDUE at Cincinnati [7] - 7 p.m.
Georgia at MICHIGAN STATE (rv) [8] - 7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee at WISCONSIN [9] - 8 p.m. @
#2 PENN STATE vs. Oregon State [10] - 8 p.m.

September 9
#2 PENN STATE at Illinois-Chicago [10] - 2 p.m.

Legend
[1] - Ameritas Players Challenge - Lincoln, Neb.
[2] - Western Kentucky Tournament - Bowling Green, Ky.
[3] - Iowa State Invitational - Ames, Iowa
[4] - Marquette Invitational - Milwaukee, Wis.
[5] - Butler Invitational - Indianapolis, Ind.
[6] - Yale Classic - New Haven, Conn.
[7] - Big Ten/Big East Challenge - Cincinnati, Ohio
[8] - Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
[9] - InnTowner Invitational - Madison, Wis.
[10] - Mother McAuley Tournament - Chicago, Ill.

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More Than 240 Big Ten Players Set for 2012 NFL Season

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The Big Ten will be heavily represented when the 2012 National Football League (NFL) season kicks off tonight, with 242 players appearing on the 53-man active rosters of the 32 NFL teams. Former student-athletes from all 12 Big Ten programs appear on an NFL roster, led by 37 players from Ohio State. The Buckeyes are one of six college football programs to boast at least 37 players on the NFL's 53-man rosters. In all, eight Big Ten teams feature at least 20 former players on NFL rosters, including Ohio State, Iowa (30), Penn State (27), Michigan (26), Nebraska (26), Wisconsin (24), Illinois (21) and Purdue (20). The Big Ten and SEC are the only conferences to feature eight schools with 20 or more players on the 53-man rosters. The Big Ten is one of three conferences to feature 240 or more players opening the NFL season.

Minnesota's Wells Named National Defensive Player of Week

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Minnesota safety Derrick Wells has been named the FWAA/Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week for games of the weekend of Sept. 1. Wells, a 6-0, 205-pound sophomore from Lehigh Acres, Fla., made the most of his first career start with two critical interceptions to boost the Golden Gophers to a 30-27 triple overtime victory at UNLV last Thursday. The two interceptions were also the first for Wells, who played cornerback last season. Wells' first interception in the middle of the fourth quarter set up Minnesota's go-ahead field goal. His second interception on the third overtime possession put the Golden Gophers in position for the game-winning field goal. Wells tied for the team lead with eight tackles on the evening.

Wells will be added to the 2012 Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List. Five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy will be announced by the Football Writers Association of America on Nov. 15. The winner will be revealed on Dec. 3. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is given in memory of the legendary All-American lineman at Minnesota (1927-29). Nagurski dominated college football at Minnesota as a bruising fullback and defensive tackle and could have been an All-America at any position. He then became a star for professional football's Chicago Bears in the 1930s.

Martinez and Miller named Manning Award Stars of the Week

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Nebraska's Taylor Martinez and Ohio State's Braxton Miller were two of nine quarterbacks named "Stars of the Week" by the Manning Award, which is granted to the nation's top signal caller and the only quarterback award that includes bowl performances in its balloting. Martinez connected on 26 of 34 passes for a career-high 354 yards and matched a career best with five touchdown passes in leading the Cornhuskers to a 49-20 victory over Southern Miss. Miller completed 14 of 24 passes for 207 yards and two touchdowns and added 161 yards on the ground, a school record for a quarterback, and a rushing score in a 56-10 defeat of Miami (Ohio) in Urban Meyer's Buckeye debut.

College football fans can go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 11 a.m. (Central), the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week. Click here to vote for your favorite candidate.

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten teams decorate the latest Penn Monto/NFHCA National Coaches Poll, it was announced on Tuesday. Penn State checks in at No. 8, followed by No. 10 Iowa and No. 11 Northwestern. Michigan sits at No. 15, Michigan State climbs into the rankings at No. 20 and Ohio State is No. 23.

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Five Big Ten Teams Among Top 20 in National Polls

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The Big Ten is one of three conferences with five or more teams among the top 20 in the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today coaches polls. Michigan State led all Big Ten schools and moved up two spots in each ranking to No. 11 after knocking off nationally ranked Boise State last Friday night. Wisconsin moved down one spot in both polls to rate No. 13. Ohio State jumped four spots to No. 14 in the AP rankings, while Nebraska moved up to No. 14 in the coaches poll and rose to No. 16 in the media vote. Michigan rounded out the conference's top 20 teams at No. 19 in both polls. Northwestern also received a vote in the USA Today rankings.

In The Polls

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Penn State and Wisconsin appear in the latest NSCAA/Continental Tire rankings, released today. The Nittany Lions (5-1-0) jump up one spot to No. 7 and the Badgers (4-1-0) clock in at No. 15.

Minnesota and Illinois also received votes.

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In The Polls

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Indiana has earned a spot in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tire poll, released on Tuesday. The Hoosiers (3-0-1) check in at No. 10, remaining in the same spot as last week's poll.

Also receiving votes were Northwestern and Penn State

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Iowa's Meyer Named Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week"

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Iowa's Mike Meyer was one of five kickers named a "Star of the Week" by the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award. The Hawkeyes rode the leg of Meyer to a narrow 18-17 victory over Northern Illinois in Chicago on Saturday. The junior kicker connected from 50, 34, 29 and 22 yards to lead the Hawkeyes to their 12th straight season opening win. The Dubuque, Iowa native equaled his career high for field goals made in a game and the 50-yarder matched his career long. Meyer is striving to become the second Iowa kicker to win the Groza, joining 2002 recipient Nate Kaeding who has gone on to a stellar NFL career with the San Diego Chargers. Big Ten players have claimed the Groza Award on two occasions, including Kaeding and Ohio State's Mike Nugent in 2004. To vote for your favorite Star of the Week, visit www.palmbeachsports.com.

NU's Mark Named to Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll

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Northwestern's Venric Mark was one of four players named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll, which honors versatile, single-game performances around the nation. The Paul Hornung Award is granted annually to the most versatile player in major college football. Mark amassed 281 all-purpose yards in a road victory at Syracuse, with two catches for 16 yards, 14 carries for 82 yards, two punt returns for 134 yards and three kickoff returns for 49 yards. He scored a pair of touchdowns, including an 82-yard punt return and his first career receiving score. 

In The Polls

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Eight Big Ten volleyball teams are ranked or receiving votes in the latest AVCA Division I Coaches Poll, led by No. 1 Nebraska and No. 2 Penn State. The Huskers remain at No. 1 for the second consecutive week, while the Nittany Lions jump two spots after defeating Stanford and Texas over the weekend. Purdue comes in at No. 11, followed by No. 14 Minnesota, No. 20 Illinois and No. 23 Michigan. Ohio State and Michigan State are also receiving votes.

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Weekend Roundup

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August 31
MICHIGAN STATE def. #11 Stanford, 2-1
#15 OHIO STATE def. #25 American, 2-0
INDIANA def. Missouri State, 5-1
#20 NORTHWESTERN def. #16 California, 1-0
#6 Connecticut def. #9 PENN STATE, 2-1

September 1
#10 MICHIGAN def. Delaware, 4-1

September 2
#1 Maryland def. #15 OHIO STATE, 5-0
#12 IOWA def. Missouri State, 10-0
#10 MICHIGAN def. Maine 2-0
#9 PENN STATE def. Lafayette, 3-2
#20 NORTHWESTERN def. Pacific, 5-0
MICHIGAN STATE def. Miami (Ohio), 1-0

Big Ten Football Week 1 Stat Breakdown

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With the first weekend of Big Ten football now complete, we take a look at the statistical top performers from the games of August 30 and 31 and Sept. 1.

RUSHERS: Four Big Ten student-athletes broke the 100-yard barrier, led by Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell, who racked up 210 yards and two touchdowns on the ground against nationally ranked Boise State. Other Big Ten players over 100 rushing yards were Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller (161), Iowa running back Damon Bullock (150) and Wisconsin's Montee Ball (120).

PASSERS: Five Big Ten signal callers went over 250 passing yards, led by Nebraska's Taylor Martinez, who threw for 354 yards and five touchdowns against Southern Miss. Other Big Ten passers over 250 yards were Purdue's Robert Marve (295), Indiana's Tre Roberson (280), Minnesota's MarQueis Gray (269) and Penn State's Matt McGloin (260).

RECEIVERS: Five Big Ten wide receivers surpassed 100 yards or totaled eight or more catches, led by Penn State's Allen Robinson with nine catches for 97 yards against Ohio and Michigan's Jeremy Gallon with 107 yards on four catches versus defending national champion Alabama. Minnesota's A.J. Barker (101 yards) also surpassed 100 receiving yards, while Northwestern's Demetrius Fields (eight catches for 83 yards) and O.J. Ross (eight catches for 71 yards) both tallied eight receptions.

TOTAL OFFENSE: Four Big Ten standouts went over 300 yards of total offense, led by Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller with 368 yards (161 rushing, 207 passing) against Miami (Ohio). Other Big Ten players over 300 yards of total offense were Nebraska's Taylor Martinez (364), Minnesota's MarQueis Gray (337) and Purdue's Robert Marve (304).

TACKLES: Eight Big Ten defenders tallied 10 or more tackles, led by Northwestern's Ibraheim Campbell and Wisconsin's Mike Taylor with 13 defensive stops each. Other Big Ten student-athletes with double-digit tackles were Nebraska's Will Compton (12), the Northwestern duo of Davion Fleming (10) and Damien Proby (10) and the Penn State trio of  Michael Mauti (12), Gerald Hodges (11) and Adrian Amos (10).

TFLS/SACKS: Four Big Ten student-athletes posted at least two tackles for loss, led by Iowa's Joe Gaglione with three TFLs (including one sack) at Soldier Field against Northern Illinois. Fellow Hawkeye Dominic Alvis added two TFLs (including one sack), a feat matched by Illinois' Michael Buchanan (two TFLs, including one sack) and Indiana's Larry Black (two TFLs, both sacks).

 

Weekend Roundup

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August 31
12 Washington def. #7 PURDUE, 3-0 [1]
WISCONSIN def. James Madison, 3-0 [2]
IOWA def. Eastern Illinois, 3-1 [3]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Fairfield, 3-0 [4]
OHIO STATE (rv) def. Binghamton, 3-0 [5]
NORTHWESTERN def. Drake, 3-0 [6]
#7 PURDUE def. Rice, 3-2 [1]
INDIANA def. Chicago State, 3-1 [7]
#22 MICHIGAN def. Central Michigan, 3-0 [8]
#19 ILLINOIS def. #15 Iowa State, 3-0 [9]
WISCONSIN def. Cal State Northridge (rv), 3-1 [2]
#4 PENN STATE def. #9 Stanford, 3-2 [10]
#16 MINNESOTA def. Long Island, 3-0 [11]

September 1
IOWA def. Toledo, 3-1 [3]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Dartmouth, 3-0 [4]
#16 MINNESOTA def. Miami (Ohio), 3-0 [11]
#22 MICHIGAN def. UMBC, 3-0 [8]
OHIO STATE (rv) def. Seton Hall, 3-0 [5]
NORTHWESTERN def. Cincinnati, 3-1 [6]
Bowling Green def. INDIANA, 3-1 [7]
#7 PURDUE def. LSU, 3-0 [1]
#15 Iowa State def. #19 ILLINOIS, 3-2 [9]
#1 NEBRASKA def. Colgate, 3-0 [12]
Oakland def. IOWA, 3-2 [3]
INDIANA def. Georgia Tech, 3-1 [7]
#4 PENN STATE def. Texas, 3-0 [10]
#22 MICHIGAN def. Arkansas, 3-2 [8]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Connecticut, 3-0 [4]
OHIO STATE (rv) def. Maryland, 3-2 [5]
#16 MINNESOTA def. Albany, 3-0 [11]
NORTHWESTERN def. New Mexico State, 3-1 [6]
WISCONSIN def. Long Beach State (rv), 3-1 [2]
#1 NEBRASKA def. UC Irvine, 3-0 [12]

Legend
[1] - Tiger Classic - Baton Rouge, La.
[2] - Long Beach State Invitational - Long Beach, Calif.
[3] - Oakland Tournament - Rochester, Mich.
[4] - University of Connecticut Classic - Storrs, Conn.
[5] - Maryland Tournament - College Park, Md.
[6] - New Mexico State Tournament - Las Cruces, N.M.
[7] - Indiana Invitational - Bloomington, Ind.
[8] - adidas/Michigan Challenge - Ann Arbor, Mich.
[9] - Fighting Illini Classic - Champaign, Ill.
[10] - Nike Big Four Volleyball Classic - University Park, Pa.
[11] - Diet Coke Classic - Minneapolis, Minn.
[12] - Irvine, Calif.

Friday Roundup

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August 31
12 Washington def. #7 PURDUE, 3-0 [1]
WISCONSIN def. James Madison, 3-0 [2]
IOWA def. Eastern Illinois, 3-1 [3]
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. Fairfield, 3-0 [4]
OHIO STATE (rv) def. Binghamton, 3-0 [5]
NORTHWESTERN def. Drake, 3-0 [6]
#7 PURDUE def. Rice, 3-2 [1]
INDIANA def. Chicago State, 3-1 [7]
#22 MICHIGAN def. Central Michigan, 3-0 [8]
#19 ILLINOIS def. #15 Iowa State, 3-0 [9]
WISCONSIN def. Cal State Northridge (rv), 3-1 [2]
#4 PENN STATE def. #9 Stanford, 3-2 [10]
#16 MINNESOTA def. Long Island, 3-0 [11]

Legend
[1] - Tiger Classic - Baton Rouge, La.
[2] - Long Beach State Invitational - Long Beach, Calif.
[3] - Oakland Tournament - Rochester, Mich.
[4] - University of Connecticut Classic - Storrs, Conn.
[5] - Maryland Tournament - College Park, Md.
[6] - New Mexico State Tournament - Las Cruces, N.M.
[7] - Indiana Invitational - Bloomington, Ind.
[8] - adidas/Michigan Challenge - Ann Arbor, Mich.
[9] - Fighting Illini Classic - Champaign, Ill.
[10] - Nike Big Four Volleyball Classic - University Park, Pa.
[11] - Diet Coke Classic - Minneapolis, Minn.
[12] - Irvine, Calif.