November 2012 Archives

Six Standouts Earn NSCAA All-America Honors

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Six women's soccer standouts have earned 2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America honors, it was announced on Friday. Penn State's Maya Hayes and Christine Nairn were named to the first team, while Michigan's Haley Kopmeyer and Ohio State's Tiffany Cameron garnered second-team recognition. Illinois' Vanessa DiBernardo and Minnesota's Taylor Uhl were named to the third team. All players were first-team All-Big Ten selections this season, while DiBernardo, Hayes, and Nairn were each repeat All-America honorees.

For the complete list, click here.

Weekend Schedule

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All Times are ET

Nov. 30
#20 Edinboro at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m.

Nov. 30 - Dec. 1
#14 MICHIGAN at Cliff Keen Invitational - ALL DAY [1]
#9 NEBRASKA at Cliff Keen Invitational - ALL DAY [1]
#5 OHIO STATE at Cliff Keen Invitational - ALL DAY [1]
WISCONSIN (rv) at Cliff Keen Invitational - ALL DAY [1]

December 1
INDIANA at Hoosier Duals - ALL DAY
Stevens Tech at #13 NORTHWESTERN - 6 p.m.
Duke at #13 NORTHWESTERN - 7:30 p.m.
#4 IOWA at Iowa State - 7:30 p.m.

December 2
#2 PENN STATE at Nittany Lion Open - ALL DAY
#3 Oklahoma State at #1 MINNESOTA - 2 p.m.

Legend
[1] Las Vegas, Nev.

Weekend Schedule

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November 30
INDIANA at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
IOWA at Hawkeye Invitational
MICHIGAN at Hawkeye Invitational
MICHIGAN STATE at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
MINNESOTA at Jean Freeman Invite [2]
NEBRASKA at Hawkeye Invitational
NORTHWESTERN at Hawkeye Invitational
OHIO STATE at Ohio State Invitational
PENN STATE at Georgia Invite [3]
PURDUE at Ohio State Invitational (Diving)
WISCONSIN at Ohio State Invitational

December 1
INDIANA at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
IOWA at Hawkeye Invitational
MICHIGAN at Hawkeye Invitational
MICHIGAN STATE at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
MINNESOTA at Jean Freeman Invite [2]
NEBRASKA at Hawkeye Invitational
NORTHWESTERN at Hawkeye Invitational
OHIO STATE at Ohio State Invitational
PENN STATE at Georgia Invite [3]
PURDUE at Ohio State Invitational (Diving)
WISCONSIN at Ohio State Invitational

December 2
IOWA at Hawkeye Invitational
NEBRASKA at Hawkeye Invitational
NORTHWESTERN at Hawkeye Invitational
PENN STATE at Georgia Invite [3]

[1] Austin, Texas
[2] Minneapolis, Minn.
[3] Athens, Ga.

Weekend Schedule

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November 30
INDIANA at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
IOWA at Hawkeye Invitational
MICHIGAN at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
MICHIGAN STATE at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
MINNESOTA at Jean Freeman Invite [2]
NORTHWESTERN at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
OHIO STATE at Ohio State Invitational
PENN STATE at Georgia Invite [3]
PURDUE at Ohio State Invitational (Diving)
WISCONSIN at Ohio State Invitational

December 1
INDIANA at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
IOWA at Hawkeye Invitational
MICHIGAN at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
MICHIGAN STATE at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
MINNESOTA at Jean Freeman Invite [2]
NORTHWESTERN at USA Swimming Winter Nationals [1]
OHIO STATE at Ohio State Invitational
PENN STATE at Georgia Invite [3]
PURDUE at Ohio State Invitational (Diving)
WISCONSIN at Ohio State Invitational

December 2
IOWA at Hawkeye Invitational
PENN STATE at Georgia Invite [3]

[1] Austin, Texas
[2] Minneapolis, Minn.
[3] Athens, Ga.

Thursday's ACC/Big Ten Challenge Results

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Michigan State 68, NC State 51
Three Michigan State players scored in double-figures, led by 21 points by Klarissa Bell, to lead the Spartans to a 68-51 road victory over NC State on Thursday. The Spartans used a 16-2 run early in the second half to pull away from the host Wolfpack. RECAP

Illinois 95, Wake Forest 82
Illinois finished the game on a 27-12 run that included 14 points from senior Karisma Penn and eight from sophomore Ivory Crawford to pull away for a 95-82 victory over Wake Forest in the sixth-annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The victory pushes Illinois' season record to 4-2 and its all-time mark in the Challenge to 3-3. However, the ACC took the Challenge victory, going 7-5 against the Big Ten. RECAP

Virginia 90, Minnesota 68
Despite getting double-digit scoring performances from Rachel Banham, Sari Noga and Kayla Hirt, the University of Minnesota (6-2) women's basketball team dropped its ACC/Big Ten Challenge game to Virginia (5-1), 68-90, Thursday night at Williams Arena. RECAP

Miami (Fla.) 69, Penn State 65
The #6/7 Penn State Lady Lions (5-1) battled turnover trouble and rallied late, but Miami (4-1) got a bucket from Suriya McGuire and two free throws from Michelle Woods to earn a 69-65 win in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Thursday night. Junior guard Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.) posted her fourth 20-point game of the season with 20 markers, including the game-tying three-pointer with 23 seconds left. RECAP

Several Big Ten football award winners and former conference standouts will be at Big Ten Fan Fest conducting interviews with fans and signing autographs. Fan Fest is held on Friday from 3-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Indiana Convention Center. Admission to Fan Fest is included with a ticket to the Big Ten Football Championship Game, or Fan Fest tickets can be purchased at the gate. Saturday's schedule of player appearances is below. Follow @BigTenFanFest on Twitter for more information.

Big Ten Award Winners
Dr Pepper Field from 12:30-2 p.m.
Chris Spielman, Ohio State (Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award)
Jon Runyan, Michigan (Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award)
Deion Barnes, Penn State (Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year)
Bill O'Brien Penn State (Hayes-Schembechler and Dave McClain Coach of the Year)
Allen Robinson, Penn State (Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year)    
Michael Mauti, Penn State (Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year)
Taylor Lewan, Michigan (Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year)
Will Hagerup, Michigan (Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year)
Braxton Miller, Ohio State (Graham-George Offensive Player and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year)
Micah Hyde, Iowa (Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year)
Jeff Budzien, Northwestern (Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year)

Former Big Ten Players
Interviews from 2:30-3 p.m. and autographs from 3-3:20 p.m.
Jeff George, Illinois (1986-89)
Derek Rackley, Minnesota (1996-00)
Chris Martin, Northwestern  (1992-95)
Roosevelt Colvin, Purdue (1995-98)

Interviews from 3:30-4 p.m. and autographs from 4-4:20 p.m.
A.J. Edds, Iowa (2006-09)
Chris Janek, Wisconsin (1996-00)
Jim Sorgi, Wisconsin (2000-03)
Brandon Williams, Wisconsin (2002-05)

Interviews from 4:30-5 p.m. and autographs from 5-5:20 p.m.
David Fiala, Nebraska (1990-93)
Keith Jones, Nebraska (1984-87)
Jared Tomich, Nebraska (1993-96)
Tom Welter, Nebraska (1982-86)

Thursday's ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule

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Wake Forest at Illinois, 8 p.m., BTN.com
Michigan State at NC State, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Virginia (rv/rv) at Minnesota (-/rv), 8 p.m., BTN
#6/7 Penn State at Miami (Fla.) (rv/rv), 7 p.m.

Minnesota's Phillips Collects Academic All-America Honors

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Minnesota women's soccer player Allie Phillips earned 2012 Capital One Academic All-America honors, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced on Thursday. The senior has been a key playmaker for the Golden Gophers, tallying four goals and eight assists this season, while leading Minnesota to a 11-7-2 overall record. Phillips is majoring in Biology and has maintained an overall GPA of 3.97.  

To be eligible for Academic All-America status, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at her current institution and be nominated by her sports information director.

For the full list, click here.

 

Penn State's Cardona Earns Academic All-America Honors

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Penn State men's soccer player Julian Cardona earned 2012 Capital One Academic All-America honors, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), it was announced on Thursday. A second-team All-Big Ten selection, Cardona finished the regular season fourth in the conference in points (14) and third in goals (6), while leading the Nittany Lions to a share of the Big Ten Championship.

To be eligible for Academic All-America status, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.30 on a scale of 4.00, have reached sophomore athletic and academic standings at his current institution and be nominated by his sports information director.

For the full list, click here.

 

Wednesday's Results: ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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The Big Ten and ACC tied, 6-6, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The Big Ten retains control of the Commissioner's Cup, having won last year's Challenge.

Illinois def. Georgia Tech, 75-62

Recap & Box Score
Joseph Bertrand made 3-pointers on consecutive possessions and scored every point in a 10-0 run to ignite No. 22 Illinois to a 75-62 victory over Georgia Tech on Wednesday night in an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game.

Miami (Fla.) def. #13/14 Michigan State, 67-59
Recap & Box Score
Keith Appling had 15 points for the Spartans (5-2), who lost to Miami, 67-59. It was Michigan State's first loss since the season opener against Connecticut.

#2/2 Duke def. #4/4 Ohio State, 73-68
Recap & Box Score
Mason Plumlee had 21 points and a career-high-tying 17 rebounds, and No. 2 Duke rallied late and held on to beat No. 4 Ohio State 73-68 on Wednesday night.

Deshaun Thomas scored 16 points for Ohio State (4-1), while Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr. had 11 apiece.

Boston College def. Penn State, 73-61
Recap & Box Score
Despite a late 18-1 run that cut Boston College's 20-point second half lead to only three with 3:08 to play, the Nittany Lions (3-3) were unable to take the lead and suffered a 73-61 loss to Boston College (3-4) in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Purdue def. Clemson, 73-61
Recap & Box Score
D.J. Byrd had 20 points and six 3-pointers in the first half as Purdue built a big lead and held on to defeat Clemson 73-61 in the ACC/Big 10 Challenge on Wednesday night.

Virginia def. Wisconsin (rv/rv), 60-54
Recap & Box Score
Ben Brust scored 15 points and Jared Berggren added 12, but Wisconsin was unable to hold an early second half lead as Virginia posted the 60-54 win over the Badgers in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge at the Kohl Center on Wednesday night.

Wednesday's ACC/Big Ten Challenge Results

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Following Wednesday's games in the sixth annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge, the ACC holds a 5-3 lead with four games to play on Thursday. Below are scores and recaps from tonight's games.

Indiana 52, Clemson 49
The Indiana women's basketball team came out with its sixth-straight win on Wednesday night against Clemson nn the ACC/Big Ten Ten Challenge, 52-49. IU's Aulani Sinclair led the way with 23 points, scoring 18 of those in the first half. RECAP

Florida State 83, Iowa 69
Florida State scored 50 points in the second half and netted 28 points off 24 turnovers during an 83-69 win against the University of Iowa in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Wednesday in women's basketball at the Donald L. Tucker Center. RECAP

Duke 71, Michigan 54
Despite an 18-4 run to close out the first half, the University of Michigan women's basketball fell, 71-54, to Duke on Wednesday night. Senior guard Jenny Ryan paced the Wolverines attack with 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting while also adding five rebounds and three assists. Senior guard Kate Thompson also notched double figures in scoring, contributing 10 points in addition to recording three blocks. RECAP

Maryland 90, Nebraska 71
Lindsey Moore led No. 21 Nebraska with 17 points and five assists, but it wasn't enough to stop Alyssa Thomas and No. 11 Maryland from running to a 90-71 women's basketball win over the Huskers in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge at the Bob Devaney Sports Center on Wednesday. RECAP

Northwestern 67, Boston College 63
Northwestern used a 10-0 run down the stretch and a season-high nine 3-pointers to come back for a 67-63 victory over Boston College in the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge Wednesday night at the Conte Forum. The Wildcats trailed by as many as 12 points in the first half and seven in the second, but outscored the Eagles 13-5 in the final 3:49 of the game to take the victory and improve to a perfect 6-0 on the season. RECAP

North Carolina 57, Ohio State 54
Despite an 18-1 run during a 6:15 stretch in the second half to take a 48-47 lead with 3:33 remaining, the No. 15 Ohio State women's basketball team (4-2) was edged by No. 22 North Carolina (7-0), 57-54, Wednesday night at Carmichael Arena in Chapel Hill, N.C. Buckeye Tayler Hill led all scorers with 24 points to reach 1,500 points for her career. Hill is the 14th Buckeye to score at least 1,500 career points. RECAP

Purdue 85, Georgia Tech 73
KK Houser scored 19 points, hitting all 10 of her free-throw attempts, and added 10 assists Wednesday night to help No. 14 Purdue beat Georgia Tech 85-73. It was her first double-double this season and the second of Houser's career. Drey Mingo had 16 points, Courtney Moses scored 15 and April Wilson added 12 points for the Boilermakers (6-1). RECAP

Virginia Tech 47, Wisconsin 38
Poor shooting late in the second half cost the Wisconsin women's basketball team as the Badgers dropped their ACC/Big Ten Challenge game at Virginia Tech 47-38 on Wednesday night. UW scored just six points in the last nine minutes of play to fall to 3-3 on the year. The Badgers played without Taylor Wurtz, the team's second-leading scorer at 12.6 points per games, who did not make the trip due to a back injury. RECAP

Ohio State's Miller Named Manning Award Finalist

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Ohio State football standout and Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year Braxton Miller was named a finalist for the Manning Award, it was announced on Wednesday. The award, which is sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, is given to the nation's top quarterback and was created in honor of the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. The winner is scheduled to be announced on Jan. 9. The complete list of finalists is below.

Matt Barkley, USC
Tajh Boyd, Clemson
Collin Klein, Kansas State
Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois
Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M
Marcus Mariota, Oregon
AJ McCarron, Alabama
Braxton Miller, Ohio State
Aaron Murray, Georgia
Geno Smith, West Virginia

Wednesday's Schedule: ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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The Big Ten holds a 4-2 lead halfway through the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. The conference goes for its fourth straight Challenge win tonight. Look below for the schedule, and click the links for game notes.

Virginia at Wisconsin (rv/rv) - 7 p.m., ESPN2
Purdue at Clemson - 7:15 p.m., ESPNU
#13/14 Michigan State at Miami (Fla.) - 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Georgia Tech at #22/22 Illinois - 9 p.m., ESPN2
Boston College at Penn State - 9:15 p.m., ESPNU
#4/4 Ohio State at #2/2 Duke - 9:30 p.m., ESPN

All times ET

Purdue's Turner Named Sports Imports/AVCA Player of the Week

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Purdue outside hitter Ariel Turner was named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week after leading the Boilermakers to back-to-back Big Ten wins. Turner recorded 18 kills on .366 hitting with 14 digs in a sweep of Indiana before posting a match-high 24 kills, 17 digs, four aces and three blocks in a four-set win against Wisconsin. The award is Turner's second of her career, with the most recent honor going to Rachel Davis on Nov. 15, 2011. Big Ten student-athletes have now claimed three national player of the week honors, as Penn State's Micha Hancock (Nov. 6) and Ohio State's Mari Hole (Nov. 13) were honored on back-to-back weeks.

Illinois' DiBernardo Named US Athlete of the Year Finalist

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Illinois women's soccer standout Vanessa DiBernardo was named one of five finalists for U.S. Soccer's 2012 Young Female Athlete of the Year Award, it was announced on Monday. The award is one of the most prestigious awards in the sport, as the young athlete honor dates back to 1998. DiBernardo was a strong and essential force in the center midfield for the gold-medal winning U-20 U.S. Women's National Team and is a three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection for the Illini.

Fifty percent of the award is determined by online votes, while the other half is determined by national media and U.S. representatives. The winner will be announced Monday, Dec. 3.

Illinois Release
U.S. Soccer Release

Wednesday's ACC/Big Ten Challenge Schedule

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Clemson at Indiana, 7 p.m., BTN.com
Iowa (rv/-) at Florida State (rv/rv), 7 p.m.
#4/4 Duke at Michigan, 7 p.m., BTN.com
#11/10 Maryland at #21/19 Nebraska, 8 p.m., BTN
Northwestern at Boston College, 7 p.m.
#15/16 Ohio State at #22/rv North Carolina, 7 p.m., ESPN3
Georgia Tech (rv/-) at #14/13 Purdue, 7 p.m., BTN.com
Wisconsin at Virginia Tech, 7 p.m.

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 12

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Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 323 yards and three touchdowns on 18-of-28 passing in New England's 49-19 defeat of the N.Y. Jets.

Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Caught four passes and recorded a touchdown in the Texans' 34-31 overtime win over the Lions.

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Tied for the team-lead with eight tackles, including one for loss, in the Bucs' 24-23 loss to the Falcons.

Larry Foote, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan) - Totaled seven tackles in the Steelers' 20-14 loss to the Browns.

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Tallied seven tackles, including six solo, in the Vikings' 28-10 loss to the Bears.

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Racked up a team-high 14 tackles, including eight solo, in the Packers' 38-10 loss to the Giants.

Kelvin Hayden, CB, Chicago Bears (Illinois) - Notched four tackles and two pass deflections in the Bears' 28-10 defeat of the Vikings.

Alex Henery, K, Philadephia Eagles (Nebraska) - Nailed all three of his field goals, including a long of 45 yards, in the Eagles' 30-22 loss to the Panthers.

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State) - Tallied seven tackles, a pass deflection and blocked a kick in the Saints' 31-21 loss to the 49ers.

Dustin Keller, TE, New York Jets (Purdue) - Caught five passes for 67 yards and a touchdown in the Jets' 49-19 loss to the Patriots.

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State) - Racked up a team-high 11 tackles, an interception and a pass deflection in the Rams' 31-17 defeat of the Cardinals.

Corey Liuget, DE, San Diego Chargers (Illinois) - Recorded six tackles, including five solo, and a sack in the Chargers' 16-13 overtime loss to the Ravens.

Bernard Pollard, S, Baltimore Ravens (Purdue) - Recorded a team-high eight tackles, including seven solo, in the Ravens' 16-13 overtime victory over the Chargers.

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Notched seven solo tackles and a forced fumble in the Jaguars' 24-19 win over the Titans.

Bryan Scott, S, Buffalo Bills (Penn State) - Totaled six tackles and a pass deflection in Buffalo's 20-13 loss to Indianapolis.

Anthony Spencer, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Purdue) - Recorded a team-high 10 tackles and two sacks in the Cowboys' 38-31 loss to the Redskins.

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Tallied five tackles, three sacks and two pass deflections in Houston's 34-31 overtime win over Detroit.

Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State) -Racked up eight tackles, returned an interception for a touchdown and recorded a pass deflection in San Francisco's 31-21 victory over New Orleans.

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 224 yards and two touchdowns on 21-of-27 passing in the Seahawks' 24-21 loss to the Dolphins.

Antoine Winfield, Minnesota Vikings (Ohio State) - Registered seven solo tackles, an interception and a pass deflection in the Vikings' 28-10 loss to the Bears.

Through Day 1, the Big Ten is 4-2 in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge with wins from Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Nebraska.

#1/1 Indiana def. #14/13 North Carolina, 83-59
Recap & Box Score
Cody Zeller showed everyone Tuesday night why he's the best big man in America.

The 7-foot sophomore scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds, was 8 of 13 from the field and dominated the middle, leading No. 1 Indiana to its most impressive victory this season - a stunning 83-59 rout over No. 14 North Carolina.

Virginia Tech def. Iowa, 95-79
Recap & Box Score
The University of Iowa men's basketball team fell to the Hokies, 95-79, in a high-scoring Big Ten/ACC Challenge game inside Cassell Coliseum. Virginia Tech, who shot 52.5 percent (32-of-61) from the floor, had five players score in double figures with guard Erick Green hitting his season average, scoring 24 points on 8-of-15 shooting.

#3/3 Michigan def. #18/18 NC State, 79-72
Recap & Box Score
A career-high 20 points by freshman guard Nik Stauskas and sophomore guard Trey Burke's first career double-double (18 points and 11 assists) helped the University of Michigan men's basketball team (No. 3 AP/No. 3 USA Today) defeat N.C. State (No. 18 AP/No.18 USA Today), 79-72, on Tuesday night at Crisler Center in the annual Big Ten/ACC Challenge.

#21/rv Minnesota def. Florida State (rv/rv), 77-68
Recap & Box Score
The 21st-ranked Gophers were playing their fourth game in six days, but showed no signs of being the least bit weary. They bolted to an early double-digit lead that they held for most of the game on the way to a 77-68 win over defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion Florida State in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Nebraska def. Wake Forest, 79-63
Recap & Box Score
Ray Gallegos and Andre Almeida posted career nights, as Nebraska picked up its largest road win since 2003 with a 79-63 win over Wake Forest in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge Tuesday evening.

Maryland (-/rv) def. Northwestern, 77-57
Recap & Box Score
Northwestern's four-game ACC/Big Ten Challenge winning streak was stopped Tuesday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena when Maryland pulled away in the second half for a 77-57 win over the Wildcats.

Tuesday's Schedule: ACC/Big Ten Challenge

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The 14th annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge Presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods tips off on Tuesday night with the Big Ten looking to win the event for the fourth straight year. Check out this week's release for more information, and click below for each team's notes.

Iowa at Virginia Tech - 7:15 p.m., ESPNU
#21/rv Minnesota at Florida State (rv/rv) - 7:15 p.m., ESPN2
#18/18 NC State at #3/3 Michigan - 7:30 p.m., ESPN
Nebraska at Wake Forest - 9:15 p.m., ESPNU
Maryland (-/rv) at Northwestern - 9:15 p.m., ESPN2
#14/13 North Carolina at #1/1 Indiana - 9:30 p.m.

All times ET

Monday's Result

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Indiana 64, IPFW 47

Monday's Schedule

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IPFW at Indiana, 7 p.m., BTN.com

Penn State Named Tostitos Fiesta Bowl Team of the Week

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The Penn State football team was named the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl's National Team of the Week as selected by the Football Writers Association of America, it was announced on Monday. The Nittany Lions grinded past Wisconsin in overtime for a 24-21 win on Saturday, following an emotional Senior Day ceremony. With the thrilling victory over the defending Big Ten champions, Penn State won for the eighth time in its last 10 games to finish with a 6-2 record in conference play and 8-4 mark overall.

FWAA Release

Penn State Release

Purdue's Marve named Manning Award "Star of the Week"

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Purdue quarterback Robert Marve was named among the eight "Stars of the Week" selected by the Manning Award, it was announced on Monday. Marve recorded a career-high 348 passing yards on 20-of-29 passing with four touchdowns to lead the Boilermakers to a 56-35 victory over Indiana to not only retain the Old Oaken Bucket, but also to become bowl eligible for the second straight year.

Fans can now 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. CT, the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week. Click on this link to vote for the Manning Award Player of the Week.

Northwestern Receives AFCA Academic Achievement Award

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For the seventh time since 1998, the Northwestern football team will receive the American Football Association Academic Achievement Award, the organization announced on Monday. Northwestern shares this year's award with Stanford, with both schools achieving a 100 percent graduation rate for football student-athletes that entered school in the 2005-06 academic year. The Wildcats will accept their award at the 90th annual AFCA concention on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 in Nashville, Tenn.

Northwestern Release 

Sunday's Results

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Illinois def. Gardner-Webb, 63-62
#1/1 Indiana def. Ball State, 101-53
#15/19 Michigan State def. Louisiana-Lafayette, 63-60

Weekend Roundup

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November 23
MICHIGAN (rv) def. #14 OHIO STATE, 3-1
#22 PURDUE def. WISCONSIN, 3-1

November 24
#11 MINNESOTA def. INDIANA, 3-0
ILLINOIS def. IOWA, 3-0
#1 PENN STATE def. MICHIGAN STATE (rv), 3-0
#10 NEBRASKA def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-1

Sunday's Results

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Iowa 79, West Virginia 70
Michigan State 68, Robert Morris 35
Northwestern 80, Loyola-Chicago 53
Ohio State 82, Wright State 52
Wisconsin 73, Evansville 55

Four Big Ten Teams Among Top 25 in Latest Polls

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Four Big Ten teams are ranked among the top 25 in the latest Associated Press (AP), USA Today coaches or Harris Interactive polls. After wrapping up an unbeaten season, Ohio State held steady at No. 4 in the AP vote to lead all Big Ten schools. Nebraska, Northwestern and Michigan also appear among the top 25 in all three polls. The Cornhuskers are rated No. 14 by the media and No. 13 by the coaches and Harris voters after concluding a 10-2 regular season and earning a berth in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. The Wolverines are rated No. 21 in the AP, No. 23 in the Harris and No. 24 in the USA Today polls while the Wildcats are ranked No. 20 by the coaches, No. 21 by Harris voters and No. 22 by the media. Penn State also received votes in the AP poll.

Sunday's Schedule

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Louisiana-Lafayette at #15/19 Michigan State - Noon, ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Illinois - 4 p.m., BTN
Ball State at #1/1 Indiana - 6 p.m., BTN

All times ET

Sunday's Schedule

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West Virginia vs. Iowa, 1 p.m.
Robert Morris at Michigan State, 4 p.m., BTN.com
Loyola at Northwestern, 3 p.m.
Wright State at Ohio State, 1 p.m., BTN.com
Evansville at Wisconsin, 3 p.m., BTN.com

All times are ET

Week 13 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Eight Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground on Friday or Saturday, led by a 266-yard effort from Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell, with one touchdown at Minnesota. Other Big Ten players to surpass the century mark were Penn State's Zach Zwinak (179 yards, one TD), Indiana's Stephen Houston (158 yards, three TDs), Ohio State's Carlos Hyde (146 yards, one TD), Northwestern's Venric Mark (127 yards, one TD), Purdue's Akeem Shavers (126 yards, one TD), Michigan's Denard Robinson (122 yards, one TD) and Wisconsin's Montee Ball (111 yards, one TD).

Passing: Three Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 200 yards on Saturday, led by identical 348-yard performances by Indiana's Cam Coffman and Purdue's Robert Marve in the battle for the Old Oaken Bucket. Marve connected on four scoring strikes in the victory, while Coffman registered one touchdown toss. Penn State's Matt McGloin compiled 200 passing yards and a touchdown in a win over Wisconsin.

Receiving: Five Big Ten players caught seven or more passes or totaled 99 or more receiving yards on Saturday. Indiana's Stephen Houston hauled in 12 catches for 95 yards against Purdue while Michigan State's Bennie Fowler surpassed the century mark with 101 yards on seven receptions with a touchdown at Minnesota. Ohio State's Corey Brown posted eight catches for 95 yards and a touchdown while Purdue's Akeem Shavers registered 99 yards on just two receptions, both for touchdowns.

Tackles: Sixteen conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles on Friday or Saturday, led by 13 defensive stops each by Iowa's James Morris versus Nebraska and Penn State's Glenn Carson against Wisconsin. Four players tallied 12 tackles each - Illinois' Mike Svetina, Minnesota's Derrick Wells, Penn State's Jordan Hill and Wisconsin's Ethan Armstrong.

Tackles for Loss: Fifteen Big Ten defenders recorded multiple tackles for loss (TFLs) on Friday or Saturday, led by three standouts with three TFLs - Nebraska's Eric Martin (one sack), Penn State's Jordan Hill (two sacks) and Purdue's Will Lucas. Two Big Ten players tallied 2.5 TFLs in Minnesota's Keanon Cooper and Ohio State's Ryan Shazier (one sack).

Saturday's Results

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Minnesota (rv/rv) def. Stanford, 66-63
Kent State def. Nebraska, 74-60
Northwestern def. Illinois State, 72-69
#rv/24 Wisconsin def. Arkansas, 77-70

Saturday's Results

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Iowa State 68, Illinois 50
Michigan 67, Boston 58
Minnesota 59, Missouri 54
Penn State 85, Cal State Northridge 73
Connecticut 91, Purdue 57

Saturday's Schedule

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Stanford vs. Minnesota (rv/rv) [1] - 3:30 p.m.
Illinois State vs. Northwestern [2] - 8 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Arkansas vs. #rv/24 Wisconsin [3] - 8 p.m., ESPN3
Kent State at Nebraska [4] - 9 p.m., BTN

All times ET

[1] - Battle 4 Atlantis (Bahamas)
[2] - South Padre Invitational (South Padre Island, Texas)
[3] - Las Vegas Invitational (Las Vegas, Nev.)
[4] - Joe Cipriano Classic (Lincoln, Neb.)

Saturday's Schedule

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Iowa State vs. Illinois, 10 a.m.
Boston at Michigan, 4 p.m., BTN.com
Missouri vs. Minnesota, 6 p.m.
Penn State at Cal State Northridge, 5:30 p.m.
Connecticut vs. Purdue, 8:15 p.m.

Friday's Results

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#4/4 Michigan def. Kansas State (rv/rv), 71-57
Minnesota (rv/rv) def. #19/17 Memphis, 84-75
#15/19 Michigan State def. Oakland, 70-52
Northwestern def. TCU, 55-31
#3/3 Ohio State def. Missouri-Kansas City, 91-45
Penn State def. Bucknell, 60-57
#14/12 Creighton def. #rv/24 Wisconsin, 84-74

Friday's Results

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Illinois 82, Tulsa 75
Indiana 60, IUPUI 49
Florida International 66, Iowa 65
Michigan 72, Harvard 61
Minnesota 80, James Madison 62
Nebraska 74, USC 65
Penn State 80, Detroit 72
Purdue 67, Wake Forest 53

Friday Roundup

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MICHIGAN (rv) def. #14 OHIO STATE, 3-1
#22 PURDUE def. WISCONSIN, 3-1

Friday's Schedule

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Tulsa vs. Illinois, 4:45 p.m.
IUPUI at Indiana, 7 p.m., BTN.com
Iowa at Florida International, 6 p.m.
Harvard at Michigan, 2 p.m., BTN.com
James Madison vs. Minnesota, 3:30 p.m.
Nebraska at USC, 5 p.m.
Detroit vs. Penn State, 5:30 p.m.
Wake Forest vs. Purdue, 6 p.m.

All times are ET

Friday's Schedule

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#19/17 Memphis vs. Minnesota (rv/rv) [1] 1 p.m.
Kansas St. (rv/rv) vs. #4/4 Michigan [2] - 4:30 p.m., ESPN
Bucknell at Penn State - 4:30 p.m., BTN.com
Missouri-Kansas City at #3/3 Ohio State - 6 p.m., BTN
Oakland at #15/19 Michigan State - 8:15 p.m., BTN
TCU vs. Northwestern [3] - 8:30 p.m.
#14/12 Creighton vs. #rv/24 Wisconsin [4] - 10 p.m., ESPN2

All times ET

[1] - Battle 4 Atlantis (Bahamas)
[2] - Preseason NIT (New York, N.Y.)
[3] - South Padre Invitational (South Padre Island)
[4] - Las Vegas Invitational (Las Vegas, Nev.)

Weekend Schedule

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All times are ET

November 24
#6 ILLINOIS at Journeyman Duals - ALL DAY - Troy, Mich.
#4 IOWA at Iowa City Duals - ALL DAY
#23 PURDUE at Northeast Duals - ALL DAY - Troy, N.Y.
#1 MINNESOTA at North Dakota State - 2 p.m.
Northern Iowa at WISCONSIN (rv) - 8 p.m. - BTN.com

Weekend Schedule

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November 23
MICHIGAN (rv) at #14 OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. - BTN.com
WISCONSIN at #22 PURDUE - 7 p.m. - BTN.com

November 24
#11 MINNESOTA at INDIANA - 7 p.m.
ILLINOIS at IOWA - 8 p.m. - BTN.com
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at #1 PENN STATE - 8 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN at #10 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m.

Thursday's Results

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#5/5 Duke def. Minnesota (rv/rv), 89-71

Thursday's Results

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Purdue 71, Marist 50
Richmond 58, Minnesota 46

Thursday's Schedule

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#5/5 Duke vs. Minnesota (rv/rv) [1] - 3:30 p.m.

Thursday's Schedule

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Richmond vs. Minnesota, 1 p.m.
Marist vs. Purdue, 8:15 p.m.

Wednesday's Results

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Illinois def. Butler, 78-61
Wichita State def. Iowa, 75-63
#4/4 Michigan def. Pittsburgh (rv/rv), 67-62
Nebraska def. Tulane, 61-57
Purdue def. UNC-Wilmington, 66-40

Wednesday's Results

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Michigan State 67, Albany 35
Northwestern 83, Yale 75
Washington 60, Wisconsin 55

Wednesday Roundup

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#22 PURDUE def. INDIANA, 3-0
MICHIGAN (rv) def. MICHIGAN STATE (rv), 3-0
#1 PENN STATE def. #14 OHIO STATE, 3-0
ILLINOIS def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-2
#10 NEBRASKA def. IOWA, 3-0
#11 MINNESOTA def. WISCONSIN, 3-0

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wichita State vs. Iowa [1] - 9:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
Pittsburgh (rv/rv) vs. #4/4 Michigan [2] - 9:30 p.m., ESPN2
Butler vs. Illinois [3] - 10 p.m., ESPN
UNC-Wilmington at Purdue - 8 p.m., BTN
Tulane at Nebraska [4] - 8 p.m., BTN.com

All times ET

[1] - Cancun Challenge (Cancun, Mexico)
[2] - Preseason NIT (New York, N.Y.)
[3] - Maui Invitational (Maui, Hawai'i)
[4] - Joe Cipriano Classic (Lincoln, Neb.)

Michigan's Gardner Named Manning Award Player of the Week

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For the second consecutive week, Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner won the Manning Award Player of the Week after collecting more fan votes than seven other Manning Award Starts of the Week in the Allstate Sugar Bowl's Facebook contest.

Gardner accounted for six touchdowns in Michigan's 42-17 victory over Iowa last Saturday, helping the Wolverines keep pace in the Legends Division title chance. He threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns, while also rushing for three scores to become the first Michigan player to account for six touchdowns since Steve Smith in 1983.

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 11

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NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Tallied a team-high 13 tackles, including 12 solo, in the 49ers' 32-7 win over the Bears.

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns on 24-of- 35 passing in New England's 59-24 defeat of Indianapolis.

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 219 yards and three touchdowns on 20-of-27  passing in New Orleans' 38-17 win over Oakland.

Dallas Clark, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Iowa) - Caught seven passes for 58 yards and a touchdown in the Bucs' 27-21 overtime defeat of the Panthers.

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Racked up a team-high nine tackles, including one for loss, in the Bucs' 27-21 overtime victory over the Panthers.

Jay Feely, K, Arizona Cardinals (Michigan) - Nailed all four of his field goal attempts in the Cardinals' 23-19 loss to the Falcons.

Larry Foote, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan) - Totaled seven tackles, including five solo, in the Steelers' 13-10 loss to the Ravens.

Charles Godfrey, S, Carolina Panthers (Iowa) - Tallied seven tackles and a pass deflection in the Panthers' 27-21 overtime loss to the Bucs.

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Tied for the team-lead with 10 tackles, including eight solo, in the Packers' 24-20 victory over the Lions.

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State) - Notched six tackles, a pass deflection and returned an interception for a touchdown in the Saints' 38-17 victory over the Raiders.

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State) - Racked up a team-high 11 tackles, including 10 solo and two for loss, in the Rams' 27-13 loss to the Jets.

Rob Ninkovich, DE, New England Patriots (Purdue) - Recorded eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the Patriots' 59-24 victory over the Colts.

Bernard Pollard, S, Baltimore Ravens (Purdue) - Recorded five tackles, including one for loss, and a pass deflection in the Ravens' 13-10 victory over the Steelers.

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Notched a team-high 15 tackles, including nine solo, and an interception and a pass deflection in the Jaguars' 43-37 overtimes loss to the Texans.

Bryan Scott, S, Buffalo Bills (Penn State) - Racked up four tackles, a pass deflection and an interception in Buffalo's 19-14 defeat of Miami.

Anthony Spencer, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Purdue) - Recorded six tackles, a pass deflection and a forced fumble in the Cowboy's 23-20 overtime victory over the Browns.

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Tallied eight tackles, a sack and a pass deflection in the Texans' 43-37 overtime defeat of the Jaguars.

Wednesday's Schedule

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Yale at Northwestern, Noon
Albany at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m., BTN.com
Washington at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., BTN.com

Tuesday's Results

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Illinois def. Chaminade, 84-61
#1/1 Indiana def. Georgetown, 82-72
Iowa def. Western Kentucky, 63-55
#15/19 Michigan State def. Boise State, 74-70
Northwestern def. Delaware State, 69-50
#rv/24 Wisconsin def. Presbyterian, 88-43

Tuesday's Results

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Iowa 58, Robert Morris 44
Nebraska 85, Sam Houston State 72
Ohio State 70, Saint Francis 54

Tuesday's Schedule

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Robert Morris at (rv/-) Iowa, 8 p.m.
Sam Houston State at #23/20 Nebraska, 8 p.m.
St. Francis at #16/17 Ohio State, 7 p.m.

All times ET

Tuesday's Schedule

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Boise State at #15/19 Michigan State - 8 p.m., BTN
Delaware State at Northwestern - 8 p.m., BTN.com
Presbyterian at #rv/24 Wisconsin [1] - 8 p.m., ESPN3
Western Kentucky vs. Iowa [2] - 9:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
#1/1 Indiana vs. Georgetown [3] - 10 p.m., ESPN
Illinois vs. Chaminade [4] - 10:30 p.m., ESPN2

All times ET

[1] - Las Vegas Invitational (Madison, Wis.)
[2] - Cancun Challenge (Cancun, Mexico)
[3] - Legends Classic (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
[4] - Maui Invitational (Maui, Hawai'i)

In The Polls

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Seven teams represent the Big Ten in the latest CSCAA Top 25 Poll, as announced on Tuesday. Michigan sits atop the poll at No. 1, while Indiana and Minnesota check in at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. Ohio State follows at No. 10, Iowa appears at No. 21, Penn State holds the No. 23 spot and Purdue follows at No. 24.  

For the complete list, click here.
Nine Big Ten field hockey players were tabbed 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Americans, it was announced on Tuesday. Big Ten Champion Penn State led the way with three honorees, followed by Iowa and Northwestern with two recipients each. The list of Longstreth/NFHCA All-Americans can be found below.

Jessica Barnett, IOWA
Kathleen McGraw, IOWA
Rachael Mack, MICH
Abby Barker, MSU
Chelsea Armstrong, NU*
Tara Puffenberger, NU
Kelsey Amy, PSU*
Laura Gebhart, PSU
Brittany Grzywacz, PSU

* indicates first-team selection

Monday's Results

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Indiana 58, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 47
Northwestern 61, Howard 45
Purdue 59, Bowling Green 45
Michigan 72, Seton Hall 29

Monday's Schedule

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Indiana at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, 8 p.m.
Seton Hall at Michigan, 7 p.m., BTN.com
Howard at Northwesern, 7 p.m.
Bowling Green at #14 Purdue, 7:30 p.m., BTN 

In The Polls

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The Big Ten once again boasts five ranked teams in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll, including No. 1 Penn State. Nebraska moves to No. 10, while Minnesota moves to No. 11. Ohio State moves up to No. 14 and Purdue sits at No. 22. Michigan and Michigan State are receiving votes in the poll.

Gardner, McGloin named Manning Award "Stars of the Week"

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Big Ten quarterbacks Devin Gardner of Michigan and Matt McGloin of Penn State were named among the eight "Stars of the Week" selected by the Manning Award. Gardner threw for 314 yards and accounted for six touchdowns in a win against Iowa, becoming just the sixth FBS quarterback since 2000 to throw for more than 300 yards, pass for three touchdowns and rush for three scores. McGloin threw for a career-high 395 yards and four touchdowns, becoming the program's single-season record holder for passing yards and career leader in touchdown passes, in a win against Indiana.

Fans can now 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. CT, the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week. Click on this link to vote for the Manning Award Player of the Week.

Iowa's Schrulle Garners All-America Distinction

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Iowa's Mareike Schrulle has earned women's cross country All-America honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), it was announced on Monday. Schrulle collected the distinction based on her seventh place at the NCAA Championships over the weekend.

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Four Big Ten Runners Earn All-America Honors

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Four Big Ten men's cross country standouts have received All-America honors by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), it was announced on Monday. Indiana's Zach Mayhew and Wisconsin's Mohammed Ahmed, Maverick Darling and Reed Connor earned the distinction based on their finish at the NCAA Championships over the weekend.

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Ohio State's Miller Named Davey O'Brien Finalist

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Ohio State's Braxton Miller was named one of three finalists for the Davey O'Brien Award, presented annually to the nation's best quarterback. Miller has guided the Buckeyes to an undefeated season thus far, combining for more than 3,000 yards of total offense and 27 touchdowns this season, with 1,850 yards passing with 14 scores and 1,214 yards rushing and 13 touchdowns. Six standouts who have played for current Big Ten programs have won the award, with Ohio State's Troy Smith the latest conference QB to win the honor in 2006.

Sunday's Results

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Michigan State def. Texas Southern, 69-41
Minnesota def. Richmond, 72-57
Nebraska def. Nebraska-Omaha, 75-62
Northwestern def. Fairleigh Dickinson, 80-53
Ohio State def. Washington, 77-66
Akron def. Penn State, 85-60
Wisconsin def. Cornell, 73-40

Sunday's Results

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Illinois 83, Cleveland State 64
North Carolina 77, Iowa 64
Minnesota 77, Maine 60
Michigan State 57, Virginia Tech 29
South Dakota State 60, Nebraska 55
Penn State 75, Lafayette 34
Wisconsin 52, Washington State 44

Weekend Roundup

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November 16
#15 OHIO STATE def. #21 PURDUE, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. INDIANA, 3-0
NORTHWESTERN def. MICHIGAN (rv), 3-1
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. ILLINOIS, 3-2
#14 MINNESOTA def. #9 NEBRASKA, 3-2
WISCONSIN def. IOWA, 3-0

November 17
#15 OHIO STATE def. INDIANA, 3-1
#2 PENN STATE def. #21 PURDUE, 3-1
#14 MINNESOTA def. IOWA, 3-0
ILLINOIS def. MICHIGAN, 3-1
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0

November 18
#9 NEBRASKA def. WISCONSIN, 3-0

Five Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Five Big Ten programs are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP), USA Today coaches and Harris Interactive polls, including three teams among the top 20. Ohio State continues to lead the way after remaining undefeated with an overtime win at Wisconsin. The Buckeyes moved up two spots to a season-best No. 4 ranking in the AP poll and are one of two teams without a loss this season. Nebraska was ranked No. 14 by the coaches and Harris voters and No. 17 by the media, while Michigan cracked the top-20 to rank No. 20 in all three polls. Northwestern and Wisconsin also received votes from each group.

Sunday's Schedule

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Texas Southern at #21/22 Michigan State - Noon, BTN.com
Akron vs. Penn State [1] - 1:30 p.m., ESPN3
Fairleigh Dickinson at Northwestern - 2 p.m., BTN.com
Nebraska-Omaha at Nebraska [2] - 3 p.m., BTN.com
Washington vs. #4/4 Ohio State [3] - 4:30 p.m., ESPN2
Cornell at #22/20 Wisconsin - 6 p.m., ESPN3
Richmond at Minnesota (rv/rv) - 7 p.m., BTN

All times ET

[1] - Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, P.R.)
[2] - Joe Cipriano Classic (Lincoln, Neb.)
[3] - Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off (Uncasville, Conn.)

Sunday's Schedule

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Cleveland State at Illinois, 3 p.m.
North Carolina at Iowa, 4 p.m., CBS College Sports Network
Virginia Tech at Michigan State, 4 p.m.
Maine at Minnesota, 2 p.m.
Nebraska at South Dakota St., 3 p.m.
Lafayette at Penn State, 2 p.m., BTN.com
Wisconsin at Washington State, 4 p.m.

Week 12 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Six Big Ten rushers recorded 90 or more yards on the ground on Saturday, led by a 191-yard effort from Wisconsin's Montee Ball. The senior also added a touchdown on a career-high 39 carries against Ohio State. Penn State's Zach Zwinak finished with 135 yards and a touchdown on 29 totes versus Indiana, while Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell finished with 133 yards on the ground against Northwestern. Purdue's Akeem Shavers (99 yards, one touchdown), Michigan's Denard Robinson (98 yards) and Purdue's Ralph Bolden (93 yards) were each within 10 yards of the century mark.

Passing: Five Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 295 yards on Saturday. Indiana's Cam Coffman became the first conference player since former Hoosier Ben Chappell in 2010 to throw for more than 400 yards in a game, finishing with 454 yards and two touchdowns against Penn State, while Nittany Lion quarterback Matt McGloin threw for 395 yards and four scores as the two threw for the most yards in the Big Ten this season. Michigan's Devin Gardner threw for 314 yards and three touchdowns against Iowa, Nebraska's Taylor Martinez finished with 308 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Minnesota and Michigan State's Andrew Maxwell had 297 yards through the air and two scores versus Northwestern.

Receiving: Five Big Ten players not only caught eight or more passes, but also finished with 99 or more receiving yards last Saturday. In total, eight Big Ten players finished with 90 or more yards receiving, while six had seven or more catches on the day. Penn State's Allen Robinson led the Big Ten with 197 yards receiving and three touchdowns with 10 receptions against Indiana, while the Hoosiers' Shane Wynn led the way with 12 catches on the day for 108 yards. Nebraska's Kenny Bell finished with nine grabs for 136 yards, Northwestern's Dan Vitale had nine receptions for 110 yards and Iowa's C.J. Fiedorowicz ended the day with eight catches for 99 yards. Michigan's Jeremy Gallon (133 yards), Michigan State's Dion Sims (102 yards), Indiana's Stephen Houston (90 yards) and Purdue's O.J. Ross (seven catches) all finished among the conference leaders on the receiving end last Saturday.

Tackles: Fourteen conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles on Saturday, including five that finished tied at the top with 12 stops. Michigan's James Ross III, Northwestern Damien Proby, Ohio State's Zach Boren and Ryan Shazier and Penn State's Gerald Hodges all finished with a dozen tackles on Saturday, with Ross and Shazier leading with nine solo stops apiece. Minnesota's Aaron Hill, Northwestern's Ibraheim Campbell, Ohio State's C.J. Barnett, Penn State's Mike Hull and Wisconsin's Shelton Johnson had 11 stops each, while Indiana's Greg Heban, Nebraska's Will Compton, Purdue's Landon Feichter and Wisconsin's Ethan Armstrong had 10 tackles.

Tackles for Loss: Seven Big Ten defenders recorded multiple tackles for loss on Saturday, led by Ohio State's John Simon, who notched four sacks against Wisconsin. Indiana's Adam Replogle also finished with four tackles for loss, including a sack, while Ohio State's Ryan Shazier had 3.0 TFLs vs. the Badgers. Other conference standouts to record multiple tackles for loss included Michigan's Frank Clark and Joe Bolden, Minnesota's Aaron Hill and Wisconsin's Dezmen Southward.

Saturday's Results

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Minnesota 85, Ohio 40
Ohio State 78, Winthrop 53
Purdue 66, SIU-Edwardsville 51

Saturday Roundup

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#15 OHIO STATE def. INDIANA, 3-1
#2 PENN STATE def. #21 PURDUE, 3-1
#14 MINNESOTA def. IOWA, 3-0
ILLINOIS def. MICHIGAN, 3-1
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0

Saturday's Results

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Iowa def. Gardner-Webb, 65-56
#4/4 Ohio State def. Rhode Island, 69-58

Saturday's Schedule

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Rhode Island vs. #4/4 Ohio State [1] - 5 p.m., ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Iowa [2] - 8 p.m., BTN.com

All times ET

[1] - Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off (Uncasville, Conn.)
[2] - Cancun Challenge (Iowa City, Iowa)

Friday's Results

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Illinois def. Hawai'i, 78-77 (OT)
Penn State def. Providence, 55-52
Oregon State def. Purdue, 66-58

Friday's Results

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Gonzaga 62, Wisconsin 53
Indiana 60, Indiana State 48
Utah 59, Michigan 40
Nebraska 77, Northern Arizona 55

Friday Roundup

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#15 OHIO STATE def. #21 PURDUE, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. INDIANA, 3-0
NORTHWESTERN def. MICHIGAN (rv), 3-1
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) def. ILLINOIS, 3-2
#14 MINNESOTA def. #9 NEBRASKA, 3-2
WISCONSIN def. IOWA, 3-0

Friday's Schedule

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Oregon State vs. Purdue [1] - 5 p.m., ESPNU/2
Providence vs. Penn State [2] - 7:30 p.m., ESPN3
Illinois at Hawaii - 12:30 a.m.(11/17)

All times ET

[1] 2K Sports Classic (New York, N.Y.)
[2] Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, P.R.)

Friday's Schedule

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Indiana State at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Michigan at Utah, 6:30 p.m.
Northern Arizona at Nebraska, 8 p.m.
Wisconsin at Gonzaga, 9 p.m.

All times are ET

Weekend Schedule

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November 16
ILLINOIS at NORTHWESTERN Invitational
MICHIGAN at PURDUE Invitational
MICHIGAN at Pittsburgh Invitational - Diving
MICHIGAN STATE at Viking College Invite [1]
NEBRASKA at Kansas Classic
PENN STATE at INDIANA with Virginia

November 17
ILLINOIS at NORTHWESTERN Invitational
MICHIGAN at PURDUE Invitational
MICHIGAN at Pittsburgh Invitational - Diving
MICHIGAN STATE at Viking College Invite [1]
NEBRASKA at Kansas Classic
PENN STATE at INDIANA with Virginia

November 18
ILLINOIS at NORTHWESTERN Invitational
MICHIGAN at PURDUE Invitational
MICHIGAN at Pittsburgh Invitational - Diving
MICHIGAN STATE at Viking College Invite [1]

[1] Cleveland, Ohio

 

Weekend Schedule

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November 16
#15 OHIO STATE at #21 PURDUE - 7 p.m. - www.BTN.com
#2 PENN STATE at INDIANA - 7 p.m. - www.BTN.com
MICHIGAN (rv) at NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m. - www.BTN.com
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. - www.BTN.com
#9 NEBRASKA at #14 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m - BTN
IOWA at WISCONSIN - 8:30 p.m. - www.BTN.com

November 17

#15 OHIO STATE at INDIANA - 7 p.m. - www.BTN.com
#2 PENN STATE at #21 PURDUE - 7 p.m. - www.BTN.com
IOWA at #14 MINNESOTA - 7:30 p.m. - www.BTN.com
MICHIGAN (rv) at ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. - www.BTN.com
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m. - www.BTN.com

November 18
#9 NEBRASKA at WISCONSIN - 2 p.m. - www.BTN.com

Weekend Schedule

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November 16
MICHIGAN at PURDUE Invitational
MICHIGAN at Pittsburgh Invitational - Diving
MICHIGAN STATE at Viking College Invite [1]
NORTHWESTERN at TYR Invitational [2]
OHIO STATE at Cleveland State Invitational
PENN STATE at INDIANA with Virginia 

November 17
MICHIGAN at PURDUE Invitational
MICHIGAN at Pittsburgh Invitational - Diving
MICHIGAN STATE at Viking College Invite [1]
NORTHWESTERN at TYR Invitational [2]
OHIO STATE at Cleveland State Invitational
PENN STATE at INDIANA with Virginia 

November 18
MICHIGAN at PURDUE Invitational
MICHIGAN at Pittsburgh Invitational - Diving
MICHIGAN STATE at Viking College Invite [1]
NORTHWESTERN at TYR Invitational [2]
OHIO STATE at Cleveland State Invitational

[1] Cleveland, Ohio
[2] Evanston, Ill.
 

Weekend Schedule

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All times are ET

November 16
#4 IOWA at Chattanooga/ vs. Cumberland (Tenn.)/ vs. #17 Virginia - ALL DAY
#16 MICHIGAN at #10 Oregon State - 4 p.m.
#21 Lehigh at #2 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. - www.BTN.com
MICHIGAN STATE at Eastern Michigan - 7 p.m.
#5 OHIO STATE at #12 Virginia Tech - 7 p.m.
#25 WISCONSIN at Old Dominion - 7 p.m.
#1 MINNESOTA at #9 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. - www.BTN.com

November 17
#6 ILLINOIS at Lindenwood Open - ALL DAY [1]
#23 PURDUE at NIU Duals - ALL DAY [2]

November 18

INDIANA at Keystone Classic - ALL DAY [3]
#13 NORTHWESTERN at Keystone Classic - ALL DAY [3]
#16 MICHIGAN at Stanford - 11 a.m.
#24 Boise State at #1 MINNESOTA - Noon
North Carolina at #9 NEBRASKA - 1 p.m.
#2 PENN STATE at West Virginia - 2 p.m.
#18 Pittsburgh at #5 OHIO STATE - 2 p.m.
South Dakota State at #9 NEBRASKA - 2 p.m.
#25 WISCONSIN at #12 Virginia Tech - 2 p.m.

Legend
[1] St. Charles, Mo.
[2] DeKalb, Ill.
[3] Philadelphia, Pa.

Thursday's Results

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#1/1 Indiana def. Sam Houston State, 99-45
Iowa def. Howard, 66-36
Minnesota (rv/rv) def. Tennessee State, 72-43
Nebraska def. Valparaiso, 50-48
Northwestern def. Mississippi Valley State, 81-68
#6/6 NC State def. Penn State, 72-55
Villanova def. Purdue, 89-81 (OT)

Thursday's Results

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Michigan State 60, Eastern Michigan 49
Bradley 83, Illinois 77

Thursday's Schedule

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Bradley at Illinois, 8 p.m.
Michigan State at Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m.

Twenty-Four Big Ten Field Hockey Players Named All-Region

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Twenty-four Big Ten field hockey players were named to the 2012 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region Teams, it was announced on Thursday. Fifteen student-athletes were tabbed first-team selections, led by Iowa with four honorees. Below is a list of conference players named to the All-Region Teams.

Morgan Fleetwood, IND*
Audra Heilman, IND
Jessica Barnett, IOWA*
Sarah Drake, IOWA*
Kathleen McGraw, IOWA*
Marike Stribos, IOWA*
Haley Jones, MICH
Rachael Mack, MICH*
Leslie Smith, MICH
Lauren Thomas, MICH
Abby Barker, MSU*
Becky Stiles, MSU*
Chelsea Armstrong, NU*
Lisa McCarthy, NU
Nikki Parsley, NU*
Tara Puffenberger, NU*
Danica Deckard, OSU*
Paula Pastor-Pitarque, OSU
Berta Queralt, OSU
Kelsey Amy, PSU*
Anna Fuhrman, PSU
Laura Gebhart, PSU*
Brittany Grzywacz, PSU*
Ashtin Klingler, PSU 

Thursday's Schedule

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#6/6 NC State vs. Penn State [1] - 5 p.m., ESPN2
Sam Houston State at #1/1 Indiana - 7 p.m., BTN
Howard at Iowa [2] - 8 p.m., BTN.com
Tennessee State at Minnesota (rv/rv) - 8 p.m., ESPN3
Mississippi Valley State at Northwestern - 8 p.m., BTN.com
Valparaiso at Nebraska [3] - 9 p.m., BTN
Villanova vs. Purdue [4] - 9:30 p.m., ESPN2

All times ET

[1] - Puerto Rico Tip-Off (San Juan, P.R.)
[2] - Cancun Challenge (Iowa City, Iowa)
[3] - Joe Cipriano Classic (Lincoln, Neb.)
[4] - 2K Sports Classic (New York, N.Y.)

Ohio State's Simon Named Lott IMPACT Trophy Semifinalist

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For the second straight season, Ohio State defensive lineman John Simon has been named a semifinalist for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, which recognizes college football's top defensive players who have had the biggest IMPACT on their teams both on and off the field. IMPACT is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity, characteristics that Ronnie Lott exhibited throughout his brilliant Hall of Fame career at both USC and in the National Football League. Two Big Ten standouts have claimed the Lott IMPACT Trophy since it was first presented in 2004 - Ohio State's James Laurinaitis in 2008 and Wisconsin's J.J. Watt in 2010.

A National Voter Panel of more than 300 former coaches, players, members of the media, members of the Lott IMPACT Foundation Board of Directors and former Lott Trophy winners will select the winner.  The Lott IMPACT Foundation awards $25,000 to the general scholarship fund of the winner's university and $5,000 to each of the three runnerups.  In its first eight years, the Lott IMPACT Foundation has donated nearly $900,000 to various charities throughout the United States.

Five Named to Naismith Women's Early Season Watch List

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Five Big Ten student-athletes were among the 50 players selected to the 2012-13 Naismith Women's Early Season Watch List. Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore, Ohio State's Tayler Hill and Penn State's Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas were all named to the preseason. The quintet appears on all three major preseason awards lists, as they are also in the running for the Wade Trophy and the Wooden Award. The Naismith Women's College Player of the Year Award will be presented on April 8, 2013, during the NCAA Women's Final Four in New Orleans, La.

Michigan's Gardner Named Manning Award Player of Week

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Devin Gardner becomes the second University of Michigan quarterback this year to be selected as the Manning Award Player of the Week. Gardner collected more fan votes than seven other Manning Award Stars of the Week in the Allstate Sugar Bowl's Facebook contest.

Gardner, making his second career start filling in for the injured Denard Robinson, led the Wolverines to a 38-31 overtime victory over nationally-ranked Northwestern to keep the Wolverines in the mix for the Big Ten Legends Division title. The junior connected on 16-of-29 passes for 286 yards and a pair of TDs in the victory; his biggest play came in the final seconds as he connected with Roy Roundtree on a 53-yard pass to set up the game-tying field goal with two seconds to go in regulation. Then in overtime, Gardner ran for his second touchdown of the game to clinch the critical victory.

Amazingly the Detroit product spent the entire season at receiver (collecting 16 catches, including four touchdowns) before stepping into the starting quarterback role two weeks ago with Robinson's injury. Robinson status remains up in the air for this weekend's game against Iowa, meaning Gardner could get another opportunity to lead Michigan in its quest for a Big Ten Championship.

Wednesday's Results

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Iowa 69, Middle Tennessee 63
#20/21 Ohio State 87, Cincinnati 49
#9/9 Penn State 63, #16/13 Texas A&M 58

Wednesday's Results

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#10/10 Florida def. #22/20 Wisconsin, 74-56

Wednesday's Schedule

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#22/20 Wisconsin at #10/10 Florida, 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Wednesday's Schedule

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Middle Tennessee at Iowa, 8 p.m.
Cincinnati at #20/21 Ohio State, 8 p.m., BTN
#9/9 Penn State at #16/13 Texas A&M, 8 p.m.

Women's Basketball Signing Day Central

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Wednesday marked the first day of the early signing period, and several prospective student-athletes are signing their National Letters of Intent to play on Big Ten campuses next fall. The Big Ten Women's Basketball blog will link to the official announcements from Big Ten schools once the signings have become official. This page will be updated throughout the day.

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Nebraska

Northwestern

Penn State

Purdue

Wisconsin

Men's Basketball Signing Day Central

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Wednesday marked the first day of the early signing period, and several prospective student-athletes are signing their National Letters of Intent to play on Big Ten campuses next fall. The Big Ten Men's Basketball blog will link to the official announcements from Big Ten schools once the signings have become official.

Illinois

Iowa

Ohio State

Purdue

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 10

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Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska) - Notched 10 tackles, including one for loss, in the Giants' 31-13 loss to the Bengals.

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Tallied a team-high 13 tackles, including 10 solo, in the 49ers' 24-24 tie with the Rams.

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 237 yards and two touchdowns on 23-of- 38 passing in New England's 37-31 defeat of Buffalo.

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns on 21-of-32 passing in New Orleans' 31-27 win over previously unbeaten Atlanta.

Kurt Coleman, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Ohio State) - Tied a team-high with eight tackles, including one for loss, in the Eagles' 38-23 loss to the Cowboys.

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Racked up a team-high 14 tackles, including 13 solo and one for loss, in the Bucs' 34-24 victory over the Chargers.

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Tallied five tackles, a pass deflection and one interception in the Vikings' 34-24 defeat of the Lions.

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State) - Notched a team-high 10 tackles and three pass deflections in the Saints' 31-27 victory over the Falcons.

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State) - Racked up seven tackles, including six solo, in the Rams' 24-24 tie with the 49ers.

Corey Liuget, DE, San Diego Chargers (Illinois) - Recorded six tackles, including five solo, in the Chargers' 34-24 loss to the Bucs.

Mike Nugent, K, Cincinnati Bengals (Ohio State) - Connected on all five of his kicks, including a 28-yard field goal, in the Bengals' 31-13 win over the Giants.

Bernard Pollard, S, Baltimore Ravens (Purdue) - Tied for a team-high with 11 tackles, including nine solo, and a sack in the Ravens' 55-20 victory over the Raiders.

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Notched eight solo tackles in the Jaguars' 27-10 loss to the Colts.

Anthony Spencer, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Purdue) - Recorded four tackles, one sack and a forced fumble in the Cowboy's 38-23 win over the Eagles.

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 188 yards and two touchdowns on 12-of- 19 passing in the Seahawks' 28-7 defeat of the Jets.

Antoine Winfield, CB, Minnesota Vikings (Ohio State) - Registered a team-high nine tackles, including one for loss, and a fumble recovery in the Vikings' 34-24 win over the Lions.

Tuesday's Results

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#5/5 Michigan def. Cleveland State, 77-47
#21/22 Michigan State def. #7/7 Kansas, 67-64
Northwestern def. Texas Southern, 79-49

Six Big Ten Teams Appear in Latest Weekly Rankings

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Penn State leads the conference contingent in both rankings, appearing at No. 9 in the Associated Press and coaches polls. Nebraska climbed four spots in the USA Today rankings, appearing at No. 15 in poll, and moved up three positions to No. 15 in the AP standings. Purdue rose four spots in the coaches poll, appearing at No. 14 in the rankings, and climbed three spots in the writers poll and checks in at No. 18 this week. Ohio State is rated No. 20 in the AP poll and remains at No. 21 in the coaches poll. Michigan State is receiving votes in the media poll, while Iowa was receiving votes in the coaches poll.

Tuesday's Schedule

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#7/7 Kansas vs. #21/22 Michigan State [1] - 7 p.m., ESPN
Cleveland State at #5/5 Michigan [2] - 8 p.m., ESPN2
Texas Southern at Northwestern - 8 p.m., BTN

[1] - Champions Classic (Atlanta, Ga.)
[2] - Preseason NIT (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

All times ET

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 64 ranked wrestlers in this week's InterMat College Rankings, with five grapplers holding the No. 1 ranking in their respective class. Iowa 125-pounder Matt McDonough, Ohio State 133-pounder Logan Steiber, Iowa 157-pounder Derek St. John, Penn State 184-pounder Ed Ruth and Minnesota heavyweight Tony Nelson each sit in the top spot in their weight class' rankings. The Big Ten also boasts the top three squads in the team rankings, as Penn State is checks in at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Iowa and No. 3 Minnesota. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten teams and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State
2. Iowa
3. Minnesota
5. Ohio State
7. Illinois
13. Northwestern
14. Nebraska
24. Michigan
26. Wisconsin
30. Purdue
42. Indiana
48. Michigan State

125
1. Matt McDonough, IOWA
2. Nico Megaludis, PSU
3. Jesse Delgado, ILL
6. David Thorn, MINN
8. Nikko Triggas, OSU
14. Sean Boyle, MICH
18. Camden Eppert, PUR

133
1. Logan Steiber, OSU
3. Tony Ramos, IOWA
6. Chris Dardanes, MINN
8. Cashe Quiroga, PUR
10. Levi Mele, NU
19. Rossi Bruno, MICH

141

3. Tyler Graff, WIS
4. Hunter Stieber, OSU
5. B.J. Futrell, ILL
8. Nick Dardanes, MINN
11. Steve Dutton, MICH
14. Mark Ballweg, IOWA

149
3. Dylan Ness, MINN
6. Andrew Alton, PSU
7. Cam Tessari, OSU
11. Eric Grajales, MICH
13. Jake Sueflohn, NEB
14. Ivan Lopouchanski, PUR

157
1. Derek St. John, IOWA
2. Dylan Alton, PSU
3. Jason Welch, NU
5. James Green, NEB
16. Josh Demas, OSU

165
2. David Taylor, PSU
4. Mike Evans, IOWA
6. Conrad Polz, ILL
9. Cody Yohn, MINN
10. Taylor Massa, MICH
14. Pierce Harger, NU
20. Ryan LeBlanc, IND

174
2. Nick Heflin, OSU
4. Matt Brown, PSU
5. Logan Storley, MINN
6. Jordan Blanton, ILL
7. Robert Kokesh, NEB
8. Grant Gambrall, IOWA
10. Lee Munster, NU
14. Dan Yates, MICH

184
1. Ed Ruth, PSU
4. Kevin Steinhaus, MINN
6. Josh Ihnen, NEB
8. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA
11. Tony Dallago, ILL

197
3. Quentin Wright, PSU
7. Mario Gonzalez, ILL
10. Andrew Campolattano, OSU
12. Scott Schiller, MINN
18. Braden Atwood, PUR
20. Max Huntley, MICH

Hwt
1. Tony Nelson, MINN
5. Mike McMullan, NU
6. Bobby Telford, IOWA
9. Ben Apland, MICH
12. Adam Chalfant, IND
13. Mike McClure, MSU
16. Connor Medbery, WIS
19. Peter Capone, OSU

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller and Wisconsin running back Montee Ball have been named two of 15 "Players to Watch" for the 2012 Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, given to the nation's most outstanding player. Five finalists will be announced on Wednesday, Nov. 28. Current Big Ten schools have claimed 21 Walter Camp Awards, most recently when the Buckeyes' Troy Smith was honored in 2006.

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten teams appear in the latest CSCAA Top 25 Poll, as announced on Tuesday. Minnesota appears at No. 8, followed by Indiana at No. 14. Ohio State sits at No. 16, Purdue checks in at No. 20, Michigan is No. 22 and Wisconsin rounds out the poll at No. 25. Iowa and Penn State are receiving votes.

For the complete poll, click here.

In The Polls

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Three Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the final regular season NSCAA/Continental Tire poll, released on Tuesday. Big Ten Tournament Champion Michigan State (11-9-1) received 34 votes, while Indiana (11-5-3) and Northwestern (11-5-4) also garnered votes. All three teams, along with Michigan, will compete in the NCAA Championship beginning Thursday.

For the complete poll, click here.

In The Polls

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Ten Big Ten wrestling teams are ranked in the latest NWCA/USA Today Division I Coaches Poll, with four conference squads earning top-five consideration. The top five spots remain unchanged, as No. 1 Minnesota, No. 2 Penn State, No. 4 Iowa and No. 5 Ohio State remain in the same position as the preseason poll. Nebraska also remains at No. 9, while Northwestern moves to No. 13 and Michigan checks in at No. 16. Purdue and Wisconsin also appear in the rankings for the first time this season, clocking in at Nos. 23 and 25, respectively.

For the complete rankings, click HERE.
Ohio State outside hitter Mari Hole has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week after leading the Buckeyes to back-to-back Big Ten wins. Hole recorded 19 kills on .395 hitting with 13 digs in a four-set win against Northwestern before posting 21 kills, including five in the fifth set, and the game-winning point against Illinois. The award is the second consecutive by a Big Ten student-athlete this season, as Penn State's Micha Hancock was honored on Nov. 6. Hole becomes the eighth Buckeye to win National Player of the Week laurels, with the most recent honor going to Marissa Main on Oct. 24, 2005.

For the full release, 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, clocking in at No. 6. Penn State joins the Wolverines in the top 10, coming in at No. 9. Michigan State holds the No. 13 spot and Minnesota follows at No. 25.

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 NCAA and Big Ten Champion Wisconsin leads the way for ranked conference squads, checking in at No. 4. Michigan follows at No. 13, while Indiana clocks in at No. 24. Michigan State rounds out the poll at No. 30. Illinois is receiving votes.

For the complete poll, click here.

Seven Standouts Named to Naismith Award Watch List

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Seven Big Ten players were named to the early season watch list for the Naismith Award, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Tuesday. The full list of Big Ten representatives on the list can be found below, or click HERE for the complete release.

Christian Watford, Indiana
Cody Zeller, Indiana
Trey Burke, Michigan
Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Tim Frazier, Penn State

Monday's Results

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Indiana 63, Murray State 62
Michigan 62, Xavier 53

Monday's Results

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#1/1 INDIANA def. North Dakota State, 87-61
IOWA def. Central Michigan, 73-61
ILLINOIS def. St. Francis, 89-64
MINNESOTA (rv/rv) def. Toledo, 82-56
#5/5 MICHIGAN def. IUPUI, 91-54

Monday's Schedule

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North Dakota State at #1/1 Indiana, 7 p.m. - BTN.com
Central Michigan at Iowa, 7:30 p.m. - BTN
St. Francis (N.Y.) at Illinois, 8 p.m. - ESPN3
Toledo at Minnesota (rv/rv), 8 p.m. - BTN.com
IUPUI at #5/5 Michigan [1], 9 p.m. - ESPNU

[1] - Preseason NIT (Ann Arbor, Mich.)

All times ET

In The Polls

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The Big Ten once again boasts five ranked teams in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll. Penn State and Nebraska remain at Nos. 2 and 9, respectively, while Minnesota moves to No. 14. Ohio State checks in at No. 15 for the third consecutive week and Purdue sits at No. 21. Michigan and Michigan State are receiving votes in the poll.\

For the complete poll, click HERE.

Michigan's Gardner Named Manning Award "Star of the Week"

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Michigan's Devin Gardner is one of eight quarterbacks named "Stars of the Week" by the Manning Award, the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting. Gardner made just his second appearance as a quarterback this year and completed 16 of 29 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns and added two rushing scores, including the game-winner in overtime, against nationally ranked Northwestern.

Fans can now 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. CT, the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week. Click on this link to vote for the Manning Award Player of the Week.

Monday's Schedule

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Indiana at Murray State, 8 p.m.
Michigan at Xavier, 7 p.m.

NU's Mark Named to Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll

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Northwestern's Venric Mark was named to the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll for the fourth time this season. Mark had 260 all-purpose yards in a 38-31 overtime loss to Michigan, with 104 yards on 23 carries and a touchdown, three punt returns for 30 yards and four kick returns for 126 yards. The weekly recognition honors versatile, single-game performances throughout the season by FBS football players nationwide. The Paul Hornung Award is granted annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

Fans can show their support for Mark in the online voting for the Paul Hornung Award finalists at www.votepaulhornung.com, powered by Texas Roadhouse. All players on the preseason watch list, as well as players selected on the Weekly Honor Roll and those identified by the Paul Hornung Award Committee are eligible for the fan voting. The fan selections will count as an additional vote in the selection process.

Times and TV Set for Games on Nov. 23-24

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The times and television for the final full weekend of Big Ten football are now set. Big Ten games will be held on Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24. Full details appear below:

Friday, Nov. 23

11 a.m. CT/Noon ET
Nebraska at Iowa, ABC

Saturday, Nov. 24

11 a.m. CT/Noon ET
Michigan at Ohio State, ABC
Illinois at Northwestern, BTN
Indiana at Purdue, BTN

2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET
Wisconsin at Penn State, ABC (regional) and ESPN or ESPN2 (outer market)
Michigan State at Minnesota, BTN

Janet Rayfield Announced as 2012 Honor Award Recipient

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Illiois Head Women's Soccer Coach Janet Rayfield was announced as the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America's 2012 Honor Award recipient, it was released on Friday. The Honor Award is the most prestigious distinction the NSCAA presents to an individual as it recognizes the individual's contribution to the game of soccer and to the NSCAA. Rayfield is the first ever female recipient of the award, which has been presented yearly since 1942.

Illinois Release

NSCAA Release

Twenty-Nine Big Ten Runners Named All-Region

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Twenty-nine Big Ten women's cross country runners have been named All-Region after placing in the top 25 at their respective regional championships over the weekend. The 29 All-Region honorees gives the Big Ten the most of any conference in the country. The complete list of Big Ten All-Region honorees can be found below. For the complete list, click here.

Alyssa Schneider, ILL
Courtney Yaeger, ILL
Kelsey Duerksen, IND
Megan Ranegar, IOWA
Mareike Schrulle, IOWA
Rebecca Addison, MICH
Brook Handler, MICH
Lindsey Hilton, MICH
Shannon Osika, MICH
Jillian Smith, MICH
Lindsay Clark, MSU
Sara Kroll, MSU
Leah O'Connor, MSU
Julia Otwell, MSU
Olivia Sydow, MSU
Ashlie Decker, MINN
Laura Docherty, MINN
Molly Kayfes, MINN
Lexie Goldsmith, NU
Michelle Moriset, NU
Michelle Thomas, OSU
Meredith Wagner, OSU
Leigha Anderson, PSU
Emily Giannotti, PSU
Tori Perri, PSU
Brooklyne Ridder, PSU
Rebekka Simko, PSU
Gabi Anzalone, WIS
Ashley Beutler, WIS 

Twenty-Two Big Ten Runners Named All-Region

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Twenty-twoBig Ten men's cross country runners have been named All-Region honorees after placing in the top 25 individually at their respective regional championships on Friday. The 22 honorees is the second to only the SEC (23) among conferences. The complete list of Big Ten All-Region honorees can be found below. For the complete list, click here.

Hunter Mickow, ILL
Jannis Topfer, ILL
Andy Bayer, IND
Zach Mayhew, IND
Mark Beams, MICH
Brendon Blacklaws, MICH
Dan Lowry, MICH
Zach Ornelas, MICH
Morsi Rayyan, MICH
Josh McAlary, MSU
Caleb Rhynard, MSU
Alex Wilson, MSU
Donnie Roys, OSU
Tyler Jones, PSU
Sam Masters, PSU
Johnnie Guy, PUR
Matt McClintock, PUR
Mohammed Ahmed, WIS
Alex Brill, WIS
Reed Connor, WIS
Maverick Darling, WIS
Robert Finnerty, WIS

Sunday's Results

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Illinois 84, Evansville 52
Iowa 74, Illinois State 64
Minnesota 75, Villanova 60
Michigan State 83, Texas-Arlington 39
Nebraska 64, Temple 39
Northwestern 82, Central Michigan 72
Penn State 72, Howard 61
Wisconsin 74, Milwaukee 56

Sunday's Results

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#4/4 OHIO STATE def. Albany, 82-60
#23/21 WISCONSIN def. Southeastern Louisiana, 87-47
PURDUE def. Hofstra, 83-54
NEBRASKA def. Southern, 66-55

Five Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Five Big Ten schools are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP), USA Today coaches and Harris Interactive polls, including three teams among the top 25. Ohio State had a bye on Saturday and continues to lead the way at No. 6 in the AP vote as one of only four 10-0 teams in the country. Nebraska moved up in each poll to stand No. 14 in the coaches and Harris vote and No. 16 in the media polling. Michigan returned to the top 25 after a two-week absence and rated No. 23 in the AP and USA Today rankings and No. 24 in the Harris poll. Wisconsin and Northwestern are receiving votes each poll.

Sunday's Schedule

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Evansville at Illinois, 3 p.m.
Illinoins State at Iowa, 3 p.m.
Texas-Arlington at Michigan State, 2 p.m., BTN.com
Villanova at Minnesota, 2 p.m., BTN.com
Temple at Nebraska, 3 p.m., BTN.com
Central Michigan at Northwestern, 4 p.m., BTN.com
Howard at Penn State, 2 p.m., BTN.com
Milwaukee at Wisconsin, 7 p.m.

Big Ten Week 11 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Eight Big Ten players finished with 100 or more yards on the ground on Saturday, led by the Wisconsin duo of Montee Ball and James White. Ball racked up 198 yards and three touchdowns while White added 161 yards and two scores at Indiana. Other 100-plus yard rushers were Minnesota's Donnell Kirkwood (152 yards, two touchdowns), Penn State's Zach Zwinak (141 yards, one touchdown), the Nebraska pair of Ameer Abdullah (116 yards) and Taylor Martinez (104 yards), Northwestern's Venric Mark (104 yards, one touchdown) and Purdue's Ralph Bolden (102 yards).

Passers: Four Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 200 yards on Saturday, topped by Michigan's Devin Gardner with 286 yards and two touchdowns against Northwestern. Three other quarterbacks surpassed 200 yards in Purdue's Robert Marve (266 yards, two touchdowns), Penn State's Matt McGloin (240 yards, one touchdown) and Indiana's Cameron Coffman (233 yards, two touchdowns).

Receivers: Two conference standouts recorded seven or more catches or 100 or more receiving yards on Saturday and both play for Michigan. The Wolverines' Jeremy Gallon hauled in seven passes for 94 yards while teammate Roy Roundtree compiled 139 yards on five catches in a victory over Northwestern.

Tackles: Fourteen Big Ten defenders registered 10 or more tackles last weekend, topped by Illinois' Mason Monheim with 15 tackles against Purdue. Six more players produced 11 or more stops including the Penn State duo of Glenn Carson and Gerald Hodges with 14 tackles each, Indiana's Mark Murphy with 13 defensive stops, the Iowa pair of Micah Hyde and James Morris with 11 tackles each and Michigan's Thomas Gordon with 11 stops. Seven more conference standouts collected 10 tackles each.

Tackles for Loss: Five conference players notched two or more tackles for loss (TFL) on Saturday, led by four TFLs for Purdue's Kawann Short (one sack). Penn State's Deion Barnes collected three TFLs (one sack) while three standouts produced two TFLs - Indiana's Greg Heban (one sack), Michigan's Kenny Demens and Purdue's Landon Feichter.

Sunday's Schedule

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Albany at #4/4 OHIO STATE [1]- 2 p.m., BTN.com
Southeastern Louisiana at #23/21 WISCONSIN - 2 p.m., ESPN3
Hofstra at PURDUE [2] - 4 p.m., BTN.com
Southern at NEBRASKA - 7 p.m., BTN.com

[1] - Basketball Hall of Fame Classic (Columbus, Ohio)
[2] - 2K Sports Classic (West Lafayette, Ind.)

All times ET

Weekend Roundup

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November 9
MICHIGAN STATE def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-1
MICHIGAN def. WISCONSIN, 3-0
#9 NEBRASKA def. INDIANA, 3-1

November 10
MICHIGAN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-0
#15 OHIO STATE def. ILLINOIS, 3-2
MICHIGAN def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0
INDIANA def. IOWA, 3-0
#21 PURDUE at #9 NEBRASKA def. #21 PURDUE, 3-2

Saturday's Results

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Purdue 82, USC Upstate 47
Minnesota 87, Washington State 83

Saturday's Schedule

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Washington State at Minnesota, 1 p.m., BTN.com
South Carolina Upstate at Purdue, 7 p.m.

Friday Roundup

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MICHIGAN STATE def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-1
MICHIGAN def. WISCONSIN, 3-0
#9 NEBRASKA def. INDIANA, 3-1

Friday's Results

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Valpariaso 64, Indiana 52
Iowa 63, Northern Illinois 40
Michigan 70, Detroit 62
Nebraska 68, North Carolina A&T 50
Northwestern 79, Tennessee-Martin 69
Notre Dame 57, Ohio State 51

Friday's Results

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ILLINOIS def. Colgate, 75-55
#1/1 INDIANA def. Bryant, 97-54
IOWA def. Texas-Pan American, 86-55
#5/5 MICHIGAN def. Slippery Rock, 100-62
MINNESOTA (rv/rv) def. American, 72-36
UConn def. #14/14 MICHIGAN STATE, 66-62
#4/4 OHIO STATE vs. Marquette (rv/rv) - Cancelled
PENN STATE def. St. Francis, 65-58
Bucknell def. PURDUE, 70-65

Five Standouts Named Candidates for Wooden Award

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Five Big Ten women's basketball standouts were named among the 30 preseason candidates for the Wooden Award, given annually to the nation's top player. Nebraska and Penn State each had two players named to the list, two of only seven schools with multiple candidates, while Ohio State's Tayler Hill was also named to the preseason list. Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Lindsey Moore, and Penn State's Alex Bentley and Maggie Lucas were also among those named preseason candidates for the honor. All five were also named to the Wade Trophy Watch List during the preseason. It is the second appearance on the Wooden Award list for Bentley, while the others are making their debut to the list.

Weekend Schedule

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November 9
MICHIGAN STATE def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-1
MICHIGAN def. WISCONSIN, 3-0
#9 NEBRASKA def. INDIANA, 3-1

November 10
MICHIGAN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-0
#15 OHIO STATE def. ILLINOIS, 3-2
MICHIGAN def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0
INDIANA def. IOWA, 3-0
#21 PURDUE at #9 NEBRASKA def. #21 PURDUE, 3-2
Three Big Ten standouts were named semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, presented annually to the nation's top running back, tied for the most of any conference in the nation. Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell, Northwestern's Venric Mark and Wisconsin's Montee Ball are among the list of 10 semifinalists for the honor, with the winner announced on The Home Depot College Football Awards Show on December 6. Bell and Mark are tabbed semifinalists for the first time, while Ball makes his second consecutive appearance among the final 10 for the award, and was a finalist a year ago. Five former Big Ten players have won the Doak Walker Award, including Ohio State's Eddie George (1995), Wisconsin's Ron Dayne (1999), Penn State's Larry Johnson (2002), Michigan's Chris Perry (2003) and Iowa's Shonn Greene (2008).

Weekend Schedule

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All times are ET

November 9
#14 NORTHWESTERN at Stanford - 9:30 p.m.

November 10

#6 ILLINOIS at Harold Nichols Cyclone Open - ALL DAY [1]
INDIANA at NIU Quad - ALL DAY [2]
#1 MINNESOTA at Bison Open - ALL DAY [3]
#23 Old Dominion at PURDUE (rv) - 1 p.m. (www.BTN.com)
T7 Missouri at PURDUE (rv) - 3 p.m. (www.BTN.com)
#9 NEBRASKA at Northern Colorado - 8 p.m.

November 11
MICHIGAN STATE at Michigan State Open - ALL DAY
#18 Pittsburgh at #13 MICHIGAN - 2 p.m. (www.BTN.com)
#9 NEBRASKA at Wyoming - 3 p.m.

Legend
[1] Ames, Iowa
[2] DeKalb, Ill.
[3] Fargo, N.D.


Women's Hoops Season Opens Tonight

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The Big Ten women's basketball season opens tonight with six conference teams taking to the court . Below is tonight's slate of contests.

Indiana at Valparaiso, 6 p.m.
Northern Illinois at Iowa, 6:30 p.m. [1]
Detroit at Michigan, 6 p.m.
North Carolina A&T at Nebraska, 8 p.m.
Tennessee-Martin at Northwestern, 8 p.m.
#7/6 Notre Dame vs. #19/21 Ohio State, 4 p.m., NBCSN (delay) [2]

Key
[1] - Preseason WNIT
[2] - Carrier Classic (Charleston, S.C.)

College Basketball Season Opens Tonight

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The college basketball season officially begins today, and nine Big Ten schools will play their openers this evening. Click HERE to read this week's release, and look below for tonight's schedule.

UConn vs. #14/14 MICHIGAN STATE [1] - 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Marquette (rv/rv) vs. #4/4 OHIO STATE [2] - 7 p.m., NBC Sports Network
St. Francis (Pa.) at PENN STATE - 7 p.m., BTN.com
Bucknell at PURDUE [3] - 7 p.m., BTN.com
Colgate at ILLINOIS - 8 p.m., BTN.com
Bryant at #1/1 INDIANA - 8 p.m., BTN
American at MINNESOTA (rv/rv) - 8 p.m., BTN.com
Slippery Rock at #5/5 MICHIGAN - 8:30 p.m., BTN.com
Texas-Pan American at IOWA - 9 p.m., BTN.com

[1] - Armed Forces Classic (Ramstein Air Base, Germany)
[2] - Carrier Classic (Charleston, S.C.)
[3] - 2K Sports Classic (West Lafayette, Ind.)

All times ET

Weekend Schedule

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November 9
ILLINOIS at Illinois State
MICHIGAN STATE at Grand Valley State
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Grand Prix
NEBRASKA at South Dakota State
OHIO STATE at Tennessee

November 10
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Grand Prix
NEBRASKA at Northern Iowa
OHIO STATE at Ohio
Villanova at PENN STATE

November 11
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Grand Prix

Weekend Schedule

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November 9
MICHIGAN STATE at Grand Valley State
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Grand Prix
OHIO STATE at Tennessee
Miami (Oh) at OHIO STATE

November 10
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Grand Prix
Villanova at PENN STATE

November 11
MINNESOTA at Minnesota Grand Prix

Thursday's Results

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#2 PENN STATE def. ILLINOIS, 3-0
#21 PURDUE def. IOWA, 3-0

Nineteen Big Ten Players Earn Academic All-District Honors

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Big Ten student-athletes continue to excel both on the field and in the classroom, as 19 conference standouts were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Football Teams. The conference's honorees are Indiana's Mark Murphy and Adam Replogle, Iowa's Steve Bigach, James Morris and James Vandenberg, Michigan State's Max Bullough and Mike Sadler, Minnesota's John Rabe, Nebraska's Rex Burkhead, Sean Fisher, Jake Long and Spencer Long, Northwestern's Brian Arnfelt and Patrick Ward, Penn State's Brad Bars, Ben Kline, Pete Massaro and John Urschel and Wisconsin's Michael Trotter.

Nebraska and Penn State were two of only four Football Bowl Subdivision institutions to produce four Academic All-District selections. Ten Big Ten players earned Academic All-District laurels for the second straight year in Bigach, Bullough, Burkhead, Fisher, Spencer Long, Replogle, Sadler, Urschel, Vandenberg and Ward. Burkhead and Ward were named first-team Academic All-Americans last season, while Fisher and Sadler were tabbed as second-team honorees. Massaro was a first-team Academic All-American following the 2010 campaign but missed the 2011 season due to injury.

To be eligible for the award, a player must be in at least his second year of athletic eligibility, be a first-team or key performer and carry a cumulative 3.30 grade point average. First-team selections will be added to the national ballot and are eligible for Academic All-America honors to be announced on December 6.

 

Five conference standouts were named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Volleyball Teams, it was announced on Thursday. The conference's honorees are Illinois' Anna Dorn, Nebraska's Morgan Broekhuis and Gina Mancuso, Northwestern's Julie Chin and Purdue's Rachel Davis, To be eligible for the award, a player must be in at least her second year of athletic eligibility, be a first-team or key performer and carry a cumulative 3.30 grade point average. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first- second- and third-team honorees will be selected later this month.

Nine Big Ten Players Named to Wooden Award Preseason Top 50

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The Big Ten leads all conferences with nine players on the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50, the Los Angeles Athletic Club announced on Thursday. Indiana, Michigan and Ohio State each have two players on the list, accounting for three of the eight teams nationally with multiple honorees. The complete list of Big Ten players to make the list is below. Click HERE for more information.

Brandon Paul, Illinois
Christian Watford, Indiana
Cody Zeller, Indiana
Trey Burke, Michigan
Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan
Keith Appling, Michigan State
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Tim Frazier, Penn State

Wednesday's Result

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#15 OHIO STATE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-1

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 9

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Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 239 yards and two touchdowns on 21-of-27 passing in New Orleans' 28-13 win over Philadelphia.

Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Caught four passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in the Texans' 21-9 win over the Bills.

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Racked up a team- and season-high 16 tackles, including 14 solo and two for loss, in the Bucs' 42-32 victory over the Raiders.

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Reeled in eight receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns in the Broncos' 31-23 win over the Bengals.

Brandon Fields, P, Miami Dolphins (Michigan State) - Averaged 53.3 yards on four punts and a long of 60 yards in the Dolphins' 23-20 loss to the Colts.

Larry Foote, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan) - Totaled seven tackles, including six solo, in the Steelers' 24-20 defeat of the Giants.

Charles Godfrey, S, Carolina Panthers (Iowa) - Racked up five tackles and a pass deflection in the Panthers' 21-13 victory over the Redskins.

Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears (Penn State) - Nailed all three of his field goals and six extra point attempts in the Bears' 51-20 win over the Titans.

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Tallied a team-high 13 tackles in the Vikings' 30-20 loss to the Seahawks.

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Pulled in eight catches for 107 yards and a touchdown in Miami's 23-20 loss to Indianapolis.

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State) - Notched a team-leading 13 tackles in the Saints' 28-13 win over the Eagles.

Corey Liuget, DE, San Diego Chargers (Illinois) - Recorded four tackles and a pass deflection in the Chargers' 31-13 defeat of the Chiefs.

Whitney Mercilus, DE, Houston Texans (Illinois) - Notched three tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in the Texans' 21-9 win over the Bills.

Bernard Pollard, S, Baltimore Ravens (Purdue) - Totaled seven tackles in the Ravens' 25-15 victory over the Browns.

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Notched eight tackles in the Jaguars' 31-14 loss to the Lions.

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Tallied five tackles and a sack in the Texans' 21-9 defeat of the Bills.

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 173 yards and three touchdowns on 16- of-24 passing in the Seahawks' 30-20 win over the Vikings.

 

Van Swol Named National Swimmer of the Week

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Minnesota's Kyler Van Swol was named Counsilman Hunsaker Division I Swimmer of the Week by Collegeswimming.com, it was announced on Tuesday. The junior won three of the four events he competed in in the Golden Gophers' defeat of Big Ten rival Iowa last weekend.

Van Swol took first place in the 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter butterfly and 200-meter medly relay against the Hawkeyes. His 100-meter butterfuly time of 47.82 was the fastest time nationally this season.

CollegeSwimming.com Profile

Minnesota Release

In the Polls

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Four Big Ten field hockey teams appear in the final Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches Poll, including three top-10 teams. Penn State sits at No. 3, followed by No. 9 Michigan, No. 10 Northwestern and No. 14 Iowa.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 61 ranked wrestlers in this week's InterMat College Rankings, with five grapplers holding the No. 1 ranking in their respective class. Iowa 125-pounder Matt McDonough, Ohio State 133-pounder Logan Steiber, Iowa 157-pounder Derek St. John, Penn State 184-pounder Ed Ruth and Minnesota heavyweight Tony Nelson each sit in the top spot in their weight class' rankings. The Big Ten also boasts the top three squads in the team rankings, as Penn State is checks in at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Iowa and No. 3 Minnesota. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten teams and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State
2. Iowa
3. Minnesota
5. Ohio State
6. Illinois
12. Northwestern
T13. Nebraska
T18. Michigan
25. Wisconsin
32. Purdue
T41. Indiana
T51. Michigan State

125
1. Matt McDonough, IOWA
2. Nico Megaludis, PSU
3. Jesse Delgado, ILL
6. Nikko Triggas, OSU
11. David Thorn, MINN
14. Sean Boyle, MICH
17. Camden Eppert, PUR

133
1. Logan Steiber, OSU
3. Tony Ramos, IOWA
6. Chris Dardanes, MINN
8. Cashe Quiroga, PUR
10. Levi Mele, NU

141

3. Tyler Graff, WIS
4. Hunter Stieber, OSU
5. B.J. Futrell, ILL
7. Nick Dardanes, MINN
12. Steve Dutton, MICH
15. Mark Ballweg, IOWA

149
3. Dylan Ness, MINN
6. Andrew Alton, PSU
7. Cam Tessari, OSU
11. Eric Grajales, MICH
14. Jake Sueflohn, NEB
16. Ivan Lopouchanski, PUR

157
1. Derek St. John, IOWA
2. Dylan Alton, PSU
3. Jason Welch, NU
5. James Green, NEB
18. Josh Demas, OSU

165
2. David Taylor, PSU
4. Mike Evans, IOWA
6. Conrad Polz, ILL
7. Taylor Massa, MICH
10. Cody Yohn, MINN
15. Pierce Harger, NU
19. Ryan LeBlanc, IND

174
2. Nick Heflin, OSU
4. Jordan Blanton, ILL
5. Matt Brown, PSU
6. Logan Storley, MINN
7. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA
8. Robert Kokesh, NEB
10. Lee Munster, NU
14. Dan Yates, MICH

184
1. Ed Ruth, PSU
4. Kevin Steinhaus, MINN
6. Josh Ihnen, NEB
9. Tony Dallago, ILL

197
3. Quentin Wright, PSU
8. Mario Gonzalez, ILL
9. Andrew Campolattano, OSU
11. Scott Schiller, MINN
17. Braden Atwood, PUR
19. Max Huntley, MICH

Hwt
1. Tony Nelson, MINN
5. Mike McMullan, NU
6. Bobby Telford, IOWA
11. Ben Apland, MICH
12. Adam Chalfant, IND
16. Connor Medbery, WIS
17. Mike McClure, MSU







Penn State setter Micha Hancock has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week after leading the Nittany Lions to back-to-back Big Ten wins. Hancock recorded 46 assists, 15 digs and tied a career-high with seven aces in a four-set win over No. 10 Minnesota before recording 40 assists, 11 digs and two aces in a sweep of Wisconsin. The award is the first by a Big Ten student-athlete this season, and Hancock becomes the first Nittany Lion to win the award since Megan Hodge took home the honor on November 3, 2009.

For the complete release, click HERE.

In The Polls

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Two Big Ten women's soccer teams garnered rankings in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tire poll, announced on Tuesday. Penn State (17-3-1) clocks in at No. 5, while Ohio State (16-4-1) climbs five spots to No. 16. Michigan (14-5-2) is receiving votes in the poll.

Click here for the full ranking.

In The Polls

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The Indiana (11-4-3) men's soccer team appears in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tire poll, released on Tuesday. The Hoosiers move up a spot to No. 21. Northwestern (10-4-4) is receiving votes in the poll.

For the complete ranking, click here.

In The Polls

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The Big Ten once again boasts five ranked teams in the latest AVCA Coaches Poll, including three top 10 squads. Penn State climbs to No. 2, while Nebraska moves to No. 9 and Minnesota remains at No. 10 for the seventh straight week. Ohio State checks in at No. 15 for the second consecutive week and Purdue moves to No. 21.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

Three Big Ten Kickers Named Semifinalists for Groza Award

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Iowa's Mike Meyer, Michigan's Brendan Gibbons and Northwestern's Jeff Budzien were named semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award, given annually to the nation's top kicker. Meyer has hit 15-of-18 field goals this season, Gibbons has connected on 13-of-15 attempts while Budzien is 11-for-12 on the year. Meyer is a Groza Award semifinalist for the second straight year. Two Big Ten kickers have claimed the Groza Award - Iowa's Nate Kaeding in 2002 and Ohio State's Mike Nugent in 2004.

Times and TV Partially Set for Nov. 17 Games

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The times and television assignments for Big Ten football games on Saturday, Nov. 17, have been partially finalized and appear below:

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

3:30 ET/2:30 CT
Ohio State at Wisconsin, ABC (regional) and ESPN2 (outer market)
Minnesota at Nebraska, BTN
Purdue at Illinois, BTN

Weekend Roundup

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November 2
MICHIGAN STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
MICHIGAN def. #4 NEBRASKA, 3-2
#15 OHIO STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-1
INDIANA def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0
#3 PENN STATE def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-1

November 3
MICHIGAN def. IOWA, 3-0
ILLINOIS def. INDIANA, 3-1
MICHIGAN STATE def. #4 NEBRASKA, 3-2
#22 PURDUE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0

November 4
#10 MINNESOTA def. #15 OHIO STATE, 3-2
#3 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-0

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), USA Today coaches and Harris Interactive polls, including three teams among the top 25. Ohio State became the nation's first 10-0 team with a win over Illinois and moved up one slot to stand tied for fifth in the AP poll. Nebraska edged Michigan State to climb to No. 16 in the coaches and Harris vote and No. 18 in the media poll. Northwestern had a bye last weekend but re-entered the polls after a four-week absence at No. 21 in the USA Today ratings, the Wildcats' highest ranking this season, and No. 24 in the Harris poll. Michigan, Penn State and Wisconsin received votes in at least one poll.

Big Ten Week 10 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Five Big Ten players finished with 100 or more yards on the ground on Saturday, led by Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez with 205 yards and two touchdowns in a comeback win at Michigan State. Other 100-plus yard rushers were Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell (188 yards, two touchdowns), Ohio State's Carlos Hyde (137 yards, three touchdowns), Penn State's Zach Zwinak (134 yards) and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (110 yards).

Passers: Five Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 200 yards on Saturday, including two 300-yard passers in Penn State's Matt McGloin and Indiana's Cameron Coffman. McGloin threw for 321 yards and two touchdowns in a victory at Purdue and Coffman compiled 315 yards and three scoring strikes in a triumph over Iowa. Three other quarterbacks surpassed 200 yards in Iowa's James Vandenberg (249 yards, one touchdown), Michigan's Devin Gardner (234 yards, two touchdowns) and Ohio State's Braxton Miller (226 yards, two touchdowns).

Receivers: Six conference standouts recorded seven or more catches or 100 or more receiving yards on Saturday. Iowa's Kevonte Martin-Manley totaled 131 yards and a touchdown on seven receptions while two Purdue wideouts hauled in nine passes each - Antavian Edison (93 yards and one touchdown) and Gary Bush (47 yards). Other 100-yard receivers were Penn State's Brandon Moseby-Felder (six catches for 129 yards, one touchdown) and the Indiana duo of Cody Lattimer (seven catches for 113 yards, three touchdowns) and Kofi Hughes (six catches for 110 yards).

Tackles: Ten Big Ten defenders registered 10 or more tackles last weekend, topped by Iowa's Anthony Hitchens and Ohio State's Ryan Shazier with 14 defensive stops each. Nebraska and Michigan State boasted multiple defenders with double-digit tackles - the Cornhuskers' P.J. Smith (12 tackles), Will Compton (11) and Daimion Stafford (11) and the Spartans' Max Bullough (10) and Kurtis Drummond (10). Other Big Ten players with 10 or more tackles were Michigan's Kenny Demens (10), Illinois' Terry Hawthorne (10) and Purdue's Josh Johnson (10).

Tackles for Loss: Nine conference players notched two or more tackles for loss (TFL) on Saturday, including three TFLs each for Illinois' Glenn Foster (two sacks), Michigan's Jake Ryan and Penn State's Gerald Hodges. Other Big Ten defenders with two tackles for loss were Illinois' Terry Hawthorne (one sack), the Indiana duo of Larry Black (one sack) and Adam Replogle, Iowa's James Morris, Michigan State's Kurtis Drummond and Ohio State's Ryan Shazier.

Saturday Roundup

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MICHIGAN def. IOWA, 3-0
ILLINOIS def. INDIANA, 3-1
MICHIGAN STATE def. #4 NEBRASKA, 3-2
#22 PURDUE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0

Friday Roundup

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MICHIGAN STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
MICHIGAN def. #4 NEBRASKA, 3-2
#15 OHIO STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-1
INDIANA def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0
#3 PENN STATE def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-1

Weekend Schedule

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November 2
IOWA at MINNESOTA
UIC at NORTHWESTERN
PURDUE at Notre Dame

November 3
PURDUE at NORTHWESTERN
WISCONSIN at California

Weekend Schedule

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November 2
IOWA at MINNESOTA
UIC and Western Kentucky at NORTHWESTERN
Denison at OHIO STATE
PURDUE at Notre Dame
WISCONSIN at Stanford

November 3
PURDUE at NORTHWESTERN
WISCONSIN at California

Weekend Schedule and Results

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November 3
MICHIGAN def. MICHIGAN STATE (1-0)

November 4
WISCONSIN tied OHIO STATE (0-0, 2OT)

Weekend Schedule

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November 2
MICHIGAN STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
MICHIGAN def. #4 NEBRASKA, 3-2
#15 OHIO STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-1
INDIANA def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0
#3 PENN STATE def. #10 MINNESOTA, 3-1

November 3
MICHIGAN def. IOWA, 3-0
ILLINOIS def. INDIANA, 3-1
MICHIGAN STATE def. #4 NEBRASKA, 3-2
#22 PURDUE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0

November 4
#10 MINNESOTA def. #15 OHIO STATE, 3-2
#3 PENN STATE def. WISCONSIN, 3-0
Five Big Ten women's soccer players were named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America and announced on Thursday. Iowa's Jade Grimm and Minnesota's Katie Thyken and Allie Phillips appear on the District 6 first-team, while Michigan's Haley Kopmeyer and Ohio State's Lauren Granberg were honored on the District 5 second-team.

The teams aim to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. First-team honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

For the complete team, click here

Two Big Ten Athletes Named to Academic All-District Team

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Two Big Ten men's soccer players appear on the Capital One Academic All-District team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America and announced on Thursday. Indiana's A.J. Corrado was named to the District 5 team, while Penn State's Julian Cardona was selected to the District 2 team.

The teams aim to recognize the nation's top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom. First-team honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team All-America honorees will be selected later this month.

For the full team, click here.
MIchigan's Craig Roh, Nebraska's Cameron Meredith and Ohio State's John Simon were named to the midseason watch list for the Ted Hendricks Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive end. On-field performance, exceptional winning attitude, leadership abilities, contributions to school and community and academic preparedness are some of the criteria used to determine the winner. Two Big Ten standouts have claimed the Hendricks Award since its debut in 2002 - Michigan's LaMarr Woodley in 2007 and Illinois' Whitney Mercilus in 2011.

Indiana's Adam Replogle and Nebraska's Rex Burkhead were named two of 10 finalists for the annual Awards and Recognition Association (ARA) Sportsmanship Award. Given annually to one outstanding NCAA Division I collegiate football player who best personifies the spirit of sportsmanship, the award is now in its eighth year. Northwestern's Eric Peterman won the ARA Sportsmanship Award in 2008.

The 2012 Awards and Recognition Association Sportsmanship Award recipient will be chosen from the 10 finalists and announced later this year. To qualify for the award, an athlete must be a starting player or significant contributor on his team; be in good academic standing; demonstrate great respect for competitors, school, teammates and coaches; show an ability to accept victory and defeat graciously; convey a high degree of humility and integrity; and demonstrate commitment in the classroom and to the community.

In The Polls

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Two Big Ten women's soccer teams garnered rankings in this week's NSCAA/Continental Tire poll, announced on Tuesday. Penn State (17-2-1) climbs a spot to No. 3, while Ohio State (14-4-1) checks in at No. 21. Michigan (14-4-2) is receiving votes in the poll.

For the full rankings, click here

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 8

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Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns on 23-of-35 passing in New England's 45-7 win over St. Louis.

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Caught two touchdown passes in the Broncos' 34-14 win over the Saints.

Brandon Fields, P, Miami Dolphins (Michigan State) - Pinned four of his six punts inside the 20-yard line, averaging 53.3 yards per punt, in Miami's 30-9 victory over the New York Jets.

Larry Foote, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan) - Recorded six tackles, including two for loss, and one sack in the Steelers' 27-12 win over the Redskins.

Robbie Gould, K, Chicago Bears (Penn State) - Nailed a game-winning 41-yard field goal as time expired in the Bears' 23-22 win over the Panthers.

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Tied for the team lead with 13 tackles in the Vikings' 36-17 loss to the Bucs.

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State) - Tied for the team lead with nine tackles in the Saints' 34-14 loss to the Broncos.

Dustin Keller, TE, New York Jets (Purdue) - Caught seven passes for 67 yards in the Jets' 30-9 loss to the Dolphins.

Corey Liuget, DE, San Diego Chargers (Illinois) - Recorded five tackles, one sack and two pass deflections in the Chargers' 7-6 loss to the Browns.

Brandon Lloyd, WR, New England Patriots (Illinois) - Caught two touchdown passes in the Patriots' 45-7 win over the Rams.

Shaun Phillips, LB, San Diego Chargers (Purdue) - Notched six tackles, 0.5 sacks and one pass deflection in the Chargers' 7-6 loss to the Browns.

Marcus Thigpen, RB, Miami Dolphins (Indiana) - Returned two kicks for 78 yards and two punts for 26 yards in the Dolphins' 30-9 win over the Jets.

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 230 yards and two touchdowns on 25-of-35 passing in Seattle's 28-24 loss to Detroit.

Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State) - Tied for the team lead with seven tackles in San Francisco's 24-3 win over Arizona.

 

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