September 2013 Archives

Eight Volleyball Teams Ranked in AVCA Coaches Poll

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The Big Ten leads the nation with eight volleyball teams ranked in the AVCA Division I Coaches poll, including four in the top 10. Penn State leads the way for conference squads, coming in at No. 5. Minnesota checks in at No. 8, while Michigan State jumped six spots to No. 9. Nebraska is ranked No. 10, followed by No. 12 Ohio State, No. 14 Michigan, No. 23 Wisconsin and No. 24 Purdue. Illinois is receiving votes.

For the complete poll, click here.


National Statistics Roundup

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Numerous Big Ten standouts appear among the top 25 of the NCAA statistical leaders, which were released on Monday. Below is a complete list of Big Ten student-athletes in the top 25, which includes seven in the top 10.

Points Per Game
T14. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 2.22
T14. Audra Heilman, IND - 2.22
16. Rachael Mack, MICH - 2.20

Goals Per Game

10. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 1.00
T15. Allie Ahern, MSU - 0.90
T15. Rachael Mack, MICH - 0.90

Assists Per Game
T1. Laura Gebhart, PSU - 0.90
5. Leslie Smith, MICH - 0.80
15. Audra Heilman, IND - 0.67
25. Ainsley McCallister, MICH - 0.60

Defensive Saves
3. Dani Hemeon, IOWA - 4
7. Julia Retzky, NU - 3

Goals Against Average
10. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 1.14
19. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA - 1.42
21. Maggie Olson, IND - 1.56
23. Kylie Licata, PSU - 1.60

Goalie Win-Loss Percentage
8. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.833
18. Kylie Licata, PSU - 0.700
21. Maggie Olson, IND - 0.667

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

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Iowa's Mike Meyer was recognized as one of the "Stars of the Week" by the Lou Groza Award on Monday. Meyer accounted for 12 points in Iowa's 23-7 victory Minnesota last Saturday, helping the Hawkeyes secure the Floyd of Rosedale for the second straight year. In addition to field goals of 49, 46 and 25 yards, the Dubuque, Iowa, native was 2-for-2 on extra point attempts to extend his PAT streak to a school record 100, which is sixth in Big Ten history and the fourth-longest active streak in the nation. Meyer has 53 career field goals and 278 points, with both marks good for third place all-time in the Iowa record books. 2002 Lou Groza Award winner Nate Kaeding remains the all-time leader in both categories. Meyer currently leads the team in scoring with 43 points.

Monday's Schedule

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Sept. 30-Oct. 1

IOWA at Challenge at Onion Creek

MICHIGAN at Challenge at Onion Creek

MINNESOTA at Windy City Collegiate Classic

NORTHWESTERN at Windy City Collegiate Classic

OHIO STATE at Windy City Collegiate Classic

PURDUE at Windy City Collegiate Classic

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Sept. 29

PENN STATE 3, WISCONSIN (rv) 1

INDIANA 2, OHIO STATE 0

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Sept. 29

No. 8 PENN STATE 4, INDIANA 1

PURDUE 1, OHIO STATE (rv) 0

No. 18 WISCONSIN 2, MICHIGAN STATE 0

IOWA 1, NORTHWESTERN 0

MINNESOTA 1, No. 13 MICHIGAN 0

NEBRASKA (rv) 3, ILLINOIS 2

Sunday's Results

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September 29th
#15 MICHIGAN STATE def. #13 OHIO STATE, 3-0
#9 MINNESOTA def. #20 PURDUE, 3-0


Sunday's Results

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September 29th
#8 PENN STATE def. INDIANA, 4-0
#12 NORTHWESTERN def. #19 MICHIGAN, 4-1

Seven Big Ten Teams Receive Votes in Latest Polls

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Seven Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the Associated Press (AP) or USA Today coaches polls, including four teams among the top 25. Ohio State pushed its winning streak to 17 straight games and remained undefeated at 5-0 overall to maintain its position at No. 4 in the AP poll and No. 3 in the USA Today rankings. Northwestern, which had a bye and will host the Buckeyes next Saturday, moved up one spot in each poll to No. 16 in the media vote and No. 15 in the coaches tally. The Wildcats cracked the top 15 of the national polls for the first time since the 2001 campaign, when the program rose to No. 14 in the Sept. 30 AP poll. Michigan remained among the top 20 at No. 19 in the AP vote and No. 17 in the USA Today poll, while Nebraska returned to the top 25 at No. 25 in the coaches voting while receiving votes from the media. Michigan State and Wisconsin also received votes from both groups, while Iowa received a vote in the USA Today poll for the first time since Nov. 7, 2011.

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 29

WISCONSIN (rv) at PENN STATE - 2:30 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE at INDIANA - 3 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

Week 5 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: One Big Ten rusher recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, with Iowa's Mark Weisman posting 147 yards on 24 carries in a road victory over Minnesota.

Passing: Four Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 200 yards, led by a 295-yard effort with two touchdowns by Wisconsin's Joel Stave at Ohio State. Other conference quarterbacks with more than 200 passing yards were Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase (278 yards, five TDs), Purdue's Danny Etling (241 yards, two TDs) and Iowa's Jake Rudock (218 yards, one TD).

Receiving: Three Big Ten players caught seven or more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards, led by Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis with 10 receptions for 207 yards and a touchdown at Ohio State. Purdue's David Yancey hauled in seven catches for 117 yards against Northern Illinois and the Buckeyes' Corey Brown hauled in eight passes for 85 yards and two touchdowns versus the Badgers.

Tackles: Five conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by Wisconsin's Chris Borland with 16 defensive stops at Ohio State. Four players recorded 10 tackles - Iowa's Anthony Hitchens, the Minnesota pair of Cedric Thompson and Damien Wilson and Purdue's Will Lucas.

Tackles for Loss: Three Big Ten defenders recorded two or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by 2.5 TFLs for Ohio State's Ryan Shazier against Wisconsin. Minnesota's Cam Botticelli and Wisconsin's Warren Herring (two sacks) each collected 2.0 TFLs.

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 29

INDIANA at No. 8 PENN STATE - 12 p.m. ET

PURDUE at OHIO STATE (rv) - 1 p.m. ET

No. 18 WISCONSIN at MICHIGAN STATE - 1 p.m. ET

IOWA at NORTHWESTERN - 2 p.m. ET

MINNESOTA at No. 13 MICHIGAN - 2 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

NEBRASKA (rv) at ILLINOIS - 2 p.m. ET

 

ESPN College GameDay Headed to Northwestern

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One of the most popular TV shows in all of sports is heading to Evanston. The producers of ESPN College GameDay announced late Saturday night plans for Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit and the rest of the crew to broadcast live from the campus of Northwestern University on Saturday, Oct. 5. Later that night, the undefeated and 17th-ranked Northwestern Wildcats (4-0) will host No. 4 Ohio State (5-0) in the 'Cats' 2013 Big Ten Conference opener at Ryan Field. The game will air live on ABC (7 p.m. CT) and will cap off Northwestern University's annual Homecoming festivities. Continue to visit NUsports.com and follow @NU_Sports on Twitter for details and coverage related to ESPN College GameDay's live broadcast from Evanston. 

Saturday's Results

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Sept. 28

MICHIGAN STATE 2, Northern Illinois 0

NORTHWESTERN 2, MICHIGAN 0

Sunday's Schedule

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September 29th
#15 MICHIGAN STATE at #13 OHIO STATE - 2 p.m. *
#20 PURDUE at #9 MINNESOTA - 2 p.m. *

All times are ET
* - BTDN

Saturday's Results

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September 28th
#12 NEBRASKA def. #24 ILLINOIS, 3-0
#1 PENN STATE def. #10 MICHIGAN, 3-1
WISCONSIN (rv) def. INDIANA, 3-1
NORTHWESTERN def IOWA, 3-0

Sunday's Schedule

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September 29th
#8 PENN STATE at INDIANA - Noon
#19 MICHIGAN at #12 NORTHWESTERN - 1 p.m.

All times are ET

Saturday's Results

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September 28th
MICHIGAN STATE def. OHIO STATE, 3-2
#8 PENN STATE def. Miami (Ohio), 2-1

Saturday's Schedule

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Sept. 28

Northern Illinois at MICHIGAN STATE (rv) - 2 p.m. ET

No. 7 NORTHWESTERN at MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET

Friday's Results

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Sept. 27

MICHIGAN STATE 3, MINNESOTA 0

WISCONSIN 0, MICHIGAN 0 (2 OT)

ILLINOIS 2, IOWA 1

NEBRASKA 2, NORTHWESTERN 1

Saturday's Schedule

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September 28th
#12 NEBRASKA at #24 ILLINOIS - 5 p.m. *
#10 MICHIGAN at #1 PENN STATE - 7:30 p.m. *
INDIANA at WISCONSIN (rv) - 8 p.m. %
IOWA at NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m. %

All times are ET
* - BTN
% - BTDN

Friday's Results

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September 27th
#13 OHIO STATE def. #10 MICHIGAN, 3-1
#15 MICHIGAN STATE def. #1 PENN STATE, 3-2
#24 ILLINOIS def. IOWA, 3-0
#12 NEBRASKA def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-1
WISCONSIN (rv) def. #20 PURDUE, 3-0



Saturday's Schedule

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September 28th
OHIO STATE at MICHIGAN STATE - 1 p.m. *
#8 PENN STATE at Miami (Ohio) - 2 p.m. [1]

All times are ET
* - BTDN
[1] - Bloomington, Ind.

Friday's Results

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September 27th
INDIANA def. Miami (Ohio), 3-2
#12 NORTHWESTERN def. #14 IOWA, 4-3 (OT)
#19 MICHIGAN def. Missouri State, 5-0



Weekend Schedule

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Sept. 27
WISCONSIN at Boston College Invitational

Sept. 28
IOWA at Roy Griak Invitational
MICHIGAN at Cowboy Jamboree
MICHIGAN STATE at Roy Griak Invitational
MINNESOTA at Roy Griak Invitational
NEBRASKA at Roy Griak Invitational

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Sept. 27
MINNESOTA at MICHIGAN STATE - 2 p.m. ET
No. 18 WISCONSIN at No. 13 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET
IOWA at ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. ET
NEBRASKA (rv) at NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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Sept. 27
WISCONSIN at Boston College Invitational

Sept. 28
IOWA at Roy Griak Invitational
MICHIGAN STATE at Roy Griak Invitational
MINNESOTA at Roy Griak Invitational
NEBRASKA at Roy Griak Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Sept. 27-28
MINNESOTA at Tucker Invitational

Sept. 29-30
OHIO STATE at Jack Nicklaus Invitational
PURDUE at Jack Nicklaus Invitational

Sept. 29-Oct. 1
WISCONSIN at Badger Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Sept. 27-29
PENN STATE at Nittany Lion Invitational

Thursday's Results

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Thursday, Sept. 26

OHIO STATE 3, INDIANA 1

Friday's Schedule

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September 27th
#10 MICHIGAN at #13 OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. *
#15 MICHIGAN STATE at #1 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. %
IOWA at #24 ILLINOIS - 8 p.m.
#12 NEBRASKA at NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m. %
#20 PURDUE at WISCONSIN (rv) - 8 p.m. %

All times are ET
* - BTN
% - BTDN

Friday's Schedule

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September 27th
Miami (Ohio) at INDIANA - 3 p.m.
#14 IOWA at #12 NORTHWESTERN - 3 p.m.
Missouri State at #19 MICHIGAN - 4 p.m.

All times are ET

The 2013-14 men's college basketball season is just six weeks away, and several preseason honors have been released by various media outlets across the country.

Michigan's Mitch McGary, Michigan State's Gary Harris and Adreian Payne and Ohio State's Aaron Craft have all been recognized as preseason All-Americans by at least one outlet.

Blue Ribbon Yearbook revealed its preseason All-America Teams, with Payne collecting first-team plaudits, McGary being recognized as a second-team All-American, Craft receiving third-team honors and Harris claiming fourth-team All-America laurels.

McGary was named a first-team All-American by the Sporting News, while Harris collected second-team honors and Craft was recognized as a third-team All-American. McGary was also tabbed a first-team preseason All-American in the USA Today Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preview Magazine.

Craft was named a first-team All-Big Ten performer by the conference's media voters last season, and led Ohio State to the West Regional final. Harris was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year and also collected second-team and All-Freshman team honors in helping the Spartans reach the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

McGary burst onto the national scene during the NCAA Tournament, averaging 14.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game during the Wolverines' run to the national championship game. Payne earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference's coaches and media in 2012-13, and ranked among the Big Ten leaders in free-throw percentage (1st, .848), rebounding (3rd, 7.6 rpg) field-goal percentage (6th, .546), and blocked shots (7th, 1.3 bpg).  

      
 

Thursday's Schedule

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Thursday, Sept. 26

INDIANA at OHIO STATE (rv) - 3 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Results

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Wednesday, Sept. 25

PENN STATE 2, West Virginia 1

Butler 3, INDIANA 2 (2 OT)

Wednesday's Result

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September 25th
#9 MINNESOTA def. INDIANA, 3-0

Northwestern midfielder Chris Ritter and Penn State forward Mark Wadid were selected to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week, released on Tuesday. Both Ritter and Wadid earned the accolade after scoring game-winning goals last week.

Ritter was named Most Valuable Player after tallying two game-winning goals, propelling the Wildcats to the Northwestern Lakeside Classic championship in Evanston, Ill., from Sept. 20-22. Ritter's two goals helped shut out Saint Mary's, 3-0, and defeat Fairleigh Dickinson, 2-1.

Wadid scored the lone goals in a pair of 1-0 wins over Robert Morris (Sept. 17) and Duquesne (Sept. 22). This season, Wadid has scored three of Penn State's four game-winning goals, and is currently tied for first in the Big Ten for game-winning goals this season.

Ritter and Wadid were named Big Ten Co-Offensive Players of the Week.

Ritter Named National Player of the Week by Top Drawer Soccer

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Chris Ritter, Northwestern's senior midfielder, was named National Player of the Week by Top Drawer Soccer. Ritter scored two game-winning goals against Saint Mary's (3-0) and Fairleigh Dickinson (2-1), leading the Wildcats to the Northwestern Lakeside Classic championship in Evanston, Ill., from Sept. 20-22.
Collecting his first two goals of the season, Ritter headed in a corner kick and scored on a penalty kick. Ritter was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament, and earned his fourth-career Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honor on Monday.

This weekend, Northwestern will begin Big Ten play against Michigan on Saturday.

Iowa's Lowery Named Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week

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University of Iowa defensive back B.J. Lowery has been named the Jim Thorpe Defensive Back of the Week after his performance in Iowa's 59-3 win over Western Michigan last Saturday. The announcement was made Wednesday by the Jim Thorpe Association. The Jim Thorpe Award is a member of the National College Football Awards Association (NCFAA), which encompasses the most prestigious awards in college football.

The senior from Cincinnati, Ohio recorded two interceptions returned for touchdowns in addition to his four total tackles on the day. His first score of the day was a 35-yard return with 56 seconds remaining in the second period. His second touchdown covered 13 yards and came on Western Michigan's first possession of the third period.

Lowery is the first Hawkeye ever with two interception return touchdowns in a single game and the second Big Ten player to accomplish the feat since 1998. He has three interceptions in Iowa's last two games.

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wednesday, Sept. 25

PENN STATE at West Virginia - 7 p.m. ET

INDIANA at No. 23 Butler - 7:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Schedule

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September 25th
INDIANA at #9 MINNESOTA - 7:30 p.m. ET, BTN

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 3

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Prince Amukamara, CB, N.Y. Giants (Nebraska) - Tallied six tackles and one pass deflection in the Giants' 38-0 loss to the Panthers

Jason Avant, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (Michigan) - Recorded five receptions for 87 yards, averaging 17.4 yards per catch, and one touchdown in the Eagles' 26-16 loss to the Chiefs

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Led the team with nine solo tackles in San Francisco's 27-7 loss to Indianapolis

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 342 yards on 29-of-46 passing and three touchdowns in the Saints' 31-7 victory over the Cardinals

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 225 yards on 25-of-36 passing and two touchdowns in New England's 23-3 defeat of the Bucs

Scott Chandler, TE, Buffalo Bills (Iowa) - Recorded five receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown catch in the Bills' 27-20 loss to the Jets

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Iowa) - Tallied six tackles, including five solo, and one sack in the Bucs' 23-3 loss to the Patriots

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Recorded nine tackles and 0.5 sacks in Tampa Bay's 23-3 loss to New England

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Totaled eight receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown in the Broncos' 37-21 win over the Raiders

Ted Ginn, WR, Carolina Panthers (Ohio State) - Recorded three receptions for 71 yards and one touchdown in the Panthers' 38-0 win over the Giants

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Posted six tackles, including five solo, an interception and a pass deflection in Minnesota's 31-27 loss the Cleveland

Tamba Hali, LB, Kansas City Chiefs (Penn State) - Recorded three tackles and one sack in the Chiefs' 26-16 win over the Eagles

Leon Hall, CB, Cincinnati Bengals (Michigan) - Totaled four tackles, one interception and three pass deflections in the Bengals' 34-30 victory over the Packers

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan) - Tallied seven tackles and one sack in the Jets' 27-20 defeat of the Bills

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Recorded four receptions for 56 yards and one touchdown in Miami's 27-23 defeat of Atlanta

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Totaled nine tackles, including six solo, in Green Bay's 34-30 loss to Cincinnati

Santonio Holmes, WR, N.Y. Jets (Ohio State) - Recorded five receptions for 154 yards, including a long of 69 yards, and one touchdown in the Jets' 27-20 win over the Bills

Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland Browns (Michigan State) - Threw for 321 yards on 30-of-54 passing and three touchdowns in the Browns' 31-27 win over the Vikings

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Led the team with nine tackles, including six solo, in the Lions' 27-20 victory over the Redskins

Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue) - Totaled five tackles and 0.5 sacks in the Patriots' 23-3 defeat of the Bucs

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue) - Recorded six tackles and one blocked kick in Tennessee's 20-17 win over San Diego

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Led the team with 12 tackles and recorded one interception and one pass deflection in Jacksonville's 45-17 loss to Seattle

Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders (Ohio State) - Threw for 281 yards on 19-of-28 passing and one touchdown in the Raiders' 37-21 loss to Denver

Marcus Sherels, CB, Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota) - Tied for the team-lead with eight tackles, all solo, and added two pass deflections in the Vikings' 31-27 loss to the Browns

Dion Sims, TE, Miami Dolphins (Michigan State) - Tallied a touchdown in his lone catch of the game in Miami's 27-23 win over Atlanta 

Akeem Spence, DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Illinois) - Recorded four tackles, including three solo, and one sack in the Bucs' 23-3 loss to the Patriots

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Led the team with nine tackles, including six solo, and one sack in the Texans' 30-9 loss to the Ravens

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 202 yards on 14-of-21 passing and four touchdowns in Seattle's 45-17 defeat of Jacksonville

Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders (Michigan) - Tied for the team lead with 10 total tackles, including nine solo, in Oakland's 37-21 loss to Denver

 

 

 

Big Ten Coaches to Wear Coach to Cure MD Patches Saturday

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For the sixth year in a row, college football coaches nationwide will join together in support of the Coach To Cure MD program, which will be held during games of Saturday, September 28. The rapidly growing annual effort has raised more than a million dollars to battle Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

On September 28th, American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) members, including Big Ten coaches, will wear a Coach To Cure MD logo patch on the sidelines and college football fans will be asked to donate to research projects supported by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest nonprofit organization in the U.S. focused entirely on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Football fans can donate to Duchenne muscular dystrophy research by either going online to www.CoachtoCureMD.org or by texting the word CURE to 90999 (a $5 donation will automatically be added to your next phone bill).

Last year, more than 10,000 college coaches at a record 580 different institutions participated in Coach To Cure MD events. Both those figures are higher than in any of the program's first five years (2008-12). Last season marked the first time all 124 Football Bowl Subdivision schools participated, and the five-year fundraising total is just over $1 million.

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood and primarily affects boys across all races and cultures. Boys and young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy develop progressive muscle weakness that eventually causes loss of mobility, wheelchair dependency and a decline in respiratory and cardiac function. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and limited therapeutic options exist.

Tuesday's Results

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Tuesday, Sept. 24

MICHIGAN 0, Oakland 0 (2 OT)

Akron 1, OHIO STATE 0

MICHIGAN STATE 2, No. 3 Creighton 2 (2 OT)

Tuesday's Result

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September 24th
OHIO STATE def. Kent State, 4-3

Five Teams Ranked in Latest Top 25 Polls

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The latest NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer America top 25 women's soccer polls were released. Big Ten teams earning recognition in the polls included Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana and Ohio State.

In the coaches poll, Penn State was ranked No. 8, followed by No. 13 Michigan and No. 18 Wisconsin. Nebraska and Ohio State also received votes in the poll.

In Soccer America's poll, Penn State checked in at No. 9, followed by No. 17 Michigan. Indiana made its season debut in the poll, and is ranked No. 24.

In Top Drawer's weekly poll, Penn State, Wisconsin and Ohio State were ranked No. 7, No. 24 and No. 25, respectively. Michigan improved from No. 15 to No. 13, while Indiana received votes in the poll.

Penn State earned its No. 9 ranking after defeating Northwestern, 3-2, in double overtime on Sept. 20. On Sept. 22, Michigan defeated Iowa, 2-1, in its first conference match.

Indiana earned its appearance in the Soccer America top 25 poll after shutting out both Xavier (3-0) and Minnesota (1-0) last week. Wisconsin defeated Purdue in its conference opener, and Ohio State opened Big Ten play with a 1-1, double-overtime draw against Illinois on Sept. 20. Nebraska earned top 25 votes after its 1-0 win over Michigan State on Sept. 19.

Big Ten play will resume this week, with Indiana playing at Ohio State on Thursday. On Friday, 10 teams will face conference opponents.

National Statistics Roundup

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In the updated NCAA women's soccer statistical rankings released on Monday, eight Big Ten teams and 12 individual players earned top 25 recognition. Below is a complete list of the season's rankings, including 10 Big Ten placements in the top five.

Assists Per Game
3. Michigan - 3.25
7. Purdue - 3.11
T9. Penn State - 2.89
T9. Illinois - 2.89
15. Ohio State - 2.56
19. Wisconsin - 2.50
24. Indiana - 2.33

Goals-Against Average
2. Indiana - .217

Points Per Game
6. Illinois - 9.33
9. Purdue - 9.11
10. Penn State - 8.89
12. Wisconsin - 8.50
14. Michigan - 8.25

Save Percentage
5. Indiana - .917

Scoring Offense
7. Illinois - 3.22
T8. Wisconsin - 3.00
T8. Penn State - 3.00
T8. Purdue - 3.00

Won-Lost-Tied Percentage
2. Indiana - .944
8. Iowa - .889
14. Michigan - .875
20. Penn State - .833

Goals Per Game
7. Maya Hayes, PSU - 1.111
13. Jannelle Flaws, ILL - 1.000

Goals-Against Average
3. Shannon Flower, IND - .217
16. Jillian McVicker, OSU - .406

Points Per Game
5. Maya Hayes, PSU - 2.56
15. Nkem Ezurike, MICH - 2.25
23. Maddie Williams, PUR - 2.13
25. Jannelle Flaws, ILL - 2.11

Save Percentage
6. Shannon Flower, IND - .917
11. Jillian McVicker, OSU - .905

Total Assists
2. Hadley Stuart, PUR - 8
8. Kinley McNicoll, WIS - 7
T16. Vanessa DiBernardo, ILL - 6
T16. Nkem Ezurike, MICH - 6
T16. Alex Hairston, PUR - 6
T16. Rose Lavelle, WIS - 6
T16. Raquel Rodriguez, PSU - 6

Total Goals
4. Maya Hayes, PSU - 10
10. Jannelle Flaws, ILL - 9

Total Points
5. Maya Hayes, PSU - 23
20. Jannelle Flaws, ILL - 19

Two Teams Ranked in Latest Top 25 Polls

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The latest NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 men's soccer polls were released. Earning recognition from the Big Ten in the respective polls were Northwestern and Wisconsin.

Northwestern received a season-best No. 6 ranking in Soccer America's poll. In the coaches poll, the Wildcats were ranked No. 7, while Wisconsin and Michigan State earned votes. In Top Drawer's weekly poll, Northwestern led the way at No. 15, followed by No. 25 Wisconsin. Michigan State also received votes in the poll.

Northwestern, which improved from No. 16 to No. 6 in the Soccer America poll, won the Northwestern Lakeside Classic in Evanston, Ill., from Sept. 20-22. For three consecutive weeks, Northwestern has collected Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors. 

Wisconsin earned its No. 25 ranking in Top Drawer's poll after a weekend split at the UIC Soccer Classic in Chicago. Michigan State received votes for its two shutouts against Marquette and Bowling Green.

Big Ten play is set to begin this week. The Wildcats, who have won six consecutive games, will take on Michigan on Saturday. Wisconsin will open its conference slate at Penn State on Sunday.

Northwestern women's volleyball player Stephanie Holthus was named Sports Imports/AVCA Division I Women's Player of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday. The senior outside hitter recorded double-doubles in all three Wildcat victories last week to lead Northwestern to the Wildcat Classic title. She started the weekend smashing 27 kills on .368 hitting while registering a career-high 24 digs in a 3-2 win over South Florida. She followed that performance by breaking a Northwestern record, recording 24 kills, in a three-set victory over Miami of Ohio. In the tournament championship against IUPUI, the Illinois native nailed another 17 kills with 11 more digs. The three-time Big Ten Player of the Week was named MVP of the Wildcat Classic - her second Most Valuable Player honor this season and ninth of her career. Holthus is the second Big Ten student-athlete to be named National Player of the Week this season, joining Ohio State's Kaitlyn Leary (Sept. 10).

Tuesday's Schedule

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September 24th
OHIO STATE at Kent State - 2 p.m. ET
The 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic men's basketball field was announced by the NABC on Tuesday, with Big Ten member Michigan State serving as one of the four regional round hosts.

The event will begin at campus sites on Saturday, Nov. 9 - the Spartans will open the event against visiting Columbia on Friday, Nov. 15. The ensuing championship rounds will be held from Nov. 22-23 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Michigan State will take on Virginia Tech in the back end of the semifinal doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 22, and face either Oklahoma or Seton Hall in the championship or consolation game on Saturday, Nov. 23.

The Coaches vs. Cancer Classic semifinals, championship and consolation games will be exclusively televised by truTV. For more information on the 2013 Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, visit cvcclassic.com or follow the event on Twitter @CVCClassic.

 
 

Four Field Hockey Squads Appear in NFHCA Top 20

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Four Big ten field hockey teams are ranked in the week's Penn Monto/NFHCA poll, released on Tuesday. Penn State jumped four spots to No. 8, while Northwestern moved up one position to No. 12. Iowa is ranked No. 14 and Michigan entered the poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 19.

For the complete poll, click here.

Tuesday's Schedule

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Tuesday, Sept. 24

MICHIGAN (rv) at Oakland - 7 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE at No. 10 Akron - 7 p.m. ET

Eight Big Ten Volleyball Teams Ranked in Top 25

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The Big Ten leads the nation with eight volleyball teams ranked in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll, while one squad is receiving votes. Penn State tops the poll for the second consecutive week, while Minnesota and Michigan join the Nittany Lions in the top 10 at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. Nebraska comes in at No. 12, followed by No. 13 Ohio State, No. 15 Michigan State, No. 20 Purdue and No. 24 Illinois. Wisconsin is receiving votes.

Click here for the complete poll.


Big Ten teams claimed three of the top 10 spots in the preseason USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll. Leading the way at No. 3 is Wisconsin, which also earned a first-place vote. Following Wisconsin were Minnesota at No. 5 and Michigan at No. 10. The 2013-14 season begins on Oct. 10 while Big Ten play will open Nov. 29 with each team taking part in a 20-game slate.

Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton has been selected as The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award National Player of the Week for the fourth week of the college football season.  Guiton is a fifth-year senior who got his first college start at quarterback two weeks ago for an injured Braxton Miller.   Guiton set a school record Saturday with six touchdown passes - all in the first half - in a win over Florida A&M, 76-0.  Guiton completed 24 of 34 passes for 215 yards. He is a graduate of Aldine Eisenhower High School in Houston, Texas.
 
The Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, announced in 2012 by the Tyler Chamber and SPORTyler, recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year D1 Texas college. 

National Statistics Roundup

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Numerous Big Ten standouts appear among the top 25 of the NCAA statistical leaders, which were released on Monday. Below is a complete list of Big Ten student-athletes in the top 25, which includes eight in the top 10.

Points Per Game
8. Rachael Mack, MICH - 2.63
T15. Audra Heilman, IND - 2.43
T25. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 2.00

Goals Per Game

T8. Rachael Mack, MICH - 1.13
T19. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 0.88

Assists Per Game
T1. Laura Gebhart, PSU - 1.00
T1. Leslie Smith, MICH - 1.00
T17. Audra Heilman, IND - 0.71
T24. Ainsley McCallister, MICH - 0.63

Defensive Saves
T3. Dani Hemeon, IOWA - 4

Goals Against Average
6. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.98
9. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA - 1.13
10. Maggie Olson, IND - 1.14

Save Percentage
12. Maggie Olson, IND - 0.778
17. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.773

Goalie Win-Loss Percentage
T11. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.800
T20. Maggie Olson, IND - 0.714
T25. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA - 0.625
T25. Kyle Licata, PSU - 0.625

Monday's Schedule

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Sept. 23-24

MICHIGAN STATE at Fighting Irish Gridiron Classic

NEBRASKA at Mark Simpson CU Invitational

Monday's Schedule

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Sept. 23-24

NEBRASKA at Marilynn Smith Sunflower Invitational

Sept. 23-25

INDIANA at Golfweek Conference Challenge

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Sept. 22
No. 16 NORTHWESTERN 2, Fairleigh Dickinson 1
PENN STATE 1, Duquesne 0
Gonzaga 2, No. 25 Wisconsin 0

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Sept. 22
No. 24 WISCONSIN 3, PURDUE 1
No. 15 MICHIGAN 2, IOWA 1
NEBRASKA 2, No. 14 Denver 1

Sunday's Results

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September 22nd
#20 Old Dominion def. 
MICHIGAN STATE, 3-1 [1]
#10 IOWA def. Kent State, 6-0
#12 PENN STATE def. Lafayette, 3-0
#2 Maryland def. MICHIGAN, 2-0
#4 Virginia def. 
#13 NORTHWESTERN, 2-1

[1] - Louisville, Ky.

Sunday's Results

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September 22nd
#6 Texas def. #12 NEBRASKA, 3-2
NORTHWESTERN def. IUPUI, 3-0 [1]

Legend
[1] - Blue and White Classic (Buffalo, N.Y.)

 Patty Driscoll, George Halas and Neil Snow have been nominated as finalists for the Rose Bowl Game All-Century Class as representatives from the 1900's and 1910's.  The candidates, as voted by an esteemed panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), are the first of a series of names who will be unveiled each Sunday throughout the remainder of the college football regular season.  In commemoration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game, the All-Century Class will highlight and honor great players and coaches throughout the history of The Granddaddy of Them All.

A closer look at the finalists from the 1900's and 1910's:

Nationally respected for his play as quarterback for Northwestern and considered one of the outstanding backs in the early history of the game, Patty Driscoll excelled for the Great Lakes Navy team.  Completing 4 of 8 passes for 77 yards, Driscoll lead Great Lakes Navy to a 17-0 victory over the Mare Island Marines in 1919.  Driscoll returned punts for a total of 115 yards and punted six times for an average of 43.3 yards (including punts of 50 and 60 yards.)  He is also noted for a drop-kicked field goal from the 30-yard line.

Long before the nickname "Papa Bear," George Halas showcased his talents in the 1919 Rose Bowl Game.  A three sport collegiate athlete at Illinois, Halas became a member of the Great Lakes Navy squad during a time college football teams were depleted due to World War I.  In addition to a 45-yard touchdown reception against the Mare Island Marines, Halas returned an interception 77 yards to the Mare Island 3-yard line.  For his performance, Halas was named Player of the Game.

The first touchdown in Rose Bowl Game history was scored by Neil Snow, a running back for the powerhouse Michigan squad that defeated Stanford 49-0, in the first Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 1902. That touchdown was the first of five for Snow, a Rose Bowl Game record that has never been broken. Snow's five five-point touchdowns also gave him the record for the most points scored in a Rose Bowl Game. He was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1990.

The FWAA voting committee will select one Rose Bowl Game representative from each decade to comprise the All-Century Class.  In addition, one overall player and one overall coach will be highlighted at a press conference on Selection Sunday, which will take place on December 8, 2013, in Pasadena.

Seven Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Seven Big Ten teams are receiving at least one vote in the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today coaches polls. Four Big Ten schools are ranked among the top 25 in both polls, led by Ohio State at No. 4 in the AP vote and No. 3 in the coaches tally. Northwestern is rated No. 17 by the media and No. 16 by the coaches, while Michigan also appears among the top 20 at No. 18 in the AP and No. 17 in USA Today. Wisconsin rounds out the conference's top-25 teams at No. 23 in the media vote and No. 24 in the coaches poll. Nebraska and Michigan State are receiving votes in both polls, while Minnesota received a vote in the USA Today coaches poll for the first time since Sept. 23, 2012.

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 22

No. 25 WISCONSIN vs. Gonzaga (rv) (UIC Soccer Classic) - 12 p.m. ET

Duquesne at PENN STATE - 1 p.m. ET

Fairleigh Dickinson (rv) at No. 16 NORTHWESTERN (Northwestern Lakeside Classic) - 1 p.m. ET

Week 4 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Eight Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, including two each from Minnesota and Wisconsin. Ohio State's fifth-string running back Ezekiel Elliot led all Big Ten rushers with 162 yards and two touchdowns against Florida A&M. Other Big Ten players to surpass the century mark were the Minnesota pair of Mitch Leidner (151 yards, four TDs) and David Cobb (125 yards, two TDs), the Wisconsin duo of Melvin Gordon (147 yards, three TDs) and James White (145 yards, one TD), Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (139 yards, one TD), Penn State's Akeel Lynch (123 yards) and Michigan's Fitzgerald Toussaint (120 yards, two TDs).

Passing: Two Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 200 yards, including a 229-yard performance with one touchdown by Indiana's Nate Sudfeld against Missouri and a school-record six scoring strikes with 215 yards by Ohio State's Kenny Guiton versus Florida A&M.

Receiving: Two Big Ten players caught seven or more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards. Indiana's Cody Latimer topped all Big Ten players with eight catches for 136 yards and one touchdown against Missouri, while Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis hauled in seven passes for 94 yards versus Purdue.

Tackles: Four conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by Northwestern's Chi Chi Ariguzo with 12 tackles against Maine. Three players collected 10 tackles, including the Nebraska duo of Zaire Anderson and Corey Cooper and Michigan State's RJ Williamson.

Tackles for Loss: Eight Big Ten defenders recorded two or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by 2.5 TFLs and 1.5 sacks by Indiana's Zack Shaw against Missouri. Seven players posted two TFLs, including fellow-Hoosier Tim Bennett, the Michigan pair of Frank Clark (two sacks) and Blake Countess, Michigan State's Kurtis Drummond, Northwestern's Tyler Scott (one sack), Penn State's Glenn Carson and Purdue's Jules Williams.

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 22

No. 24 WISCONSIN at PURDUE - 1 p.m. ET

No. 15 MICHIGAN at IOWA - 1 p.m. ET

NO. 14 Denver at NEBRASKA - 2 p.m. ET

Saturday's Results

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Saturday, Sept. 21

MICHIGAN 2, West Virginia 1 (OT)

Saturday's Results

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Saturday, Sept. 21

INDIANA 1, MINNESOTA 0

Sunday's Schedule

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September 22nd
#12 NEBRASKA at #6 Texas - 2 p.m.
IUPUI at NORTHWESTERN - 2 p.m. [1]

All times are ET.

Legend
[1] - Blue and White Classic (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Saturday's Results

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September 21st
Duke def. #16 ILLINOIS, 3-1                     
North Carolina def. INDIANA, 3-1
#25 Iowa State def. IOWA, 3-1                         
#10 MICHIGAN def. #24 Ohio, 3-2 [1]
#14 MICHIGAN STATE def Duquesne, 3-1 [2]
#14 MICHIGAN STATE def. Cincinnati, 3-0 [2]
#9 MINNESOTA def. Connecticut, 3-1 [3]
#9 MINNESOTA def. Dartmouth, 3-0 [3]
#13 OHIO STATE def. Valparaiso, 3-0 [4]
#13 OHIO STATE def. Buffalo, 3-0 [4]
#1 PENN STATE def. Eastern Kentucky, 3-0 [5]
#1 PENN STATE def. Yale, 3-0 [5]
#21 PURDUE def. Northern Kentucky, 3-1 [6]
#21 PURDUE def. Florida International, 3-0 [6]
WISCONSIN (rv) def. VCU, 3-2 [7]
WISCONSIN (rv) def. Colgate, 3-0 [7]

Legend
[1] - Michigan Invitational (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 
[2] - Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational (East Lansing, Mich.)
[3] - Dartmouth Tournament (Hanover, N.H.)
[4] - Blue and White Classic (Buffalo, N.Y.)
[5] - Penn State Classic (University Park, Pa.)
[6] - Active Ankle Challenge (West Lafayette, Ind.)
[7] - N.C. State Invitational (Raleigh, N.C.)

Sunday's Schedule

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September 22nd
MICHIGAN STATE vs. #20 Old Dominion - 11 a.m. [1]
#10 IOWA at Kent State - Noon
#12 PENN STATE at Lafayette - Noon
MICHIGAN at #2 Maryland - 1 p.m.
#13 NORTHWESTERN at #4 Virginia - 1 p.m.

All times are ET.
[1] - Louisville, Ky.

Saturday's Results

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September 21st
Drexel def. #10 IOWA, 2-1 [1]
INDIANA def. Ohio, 3-1

[1] - Kent, Ohio

Saturday's Schedule

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Saturday, Sept. 21
MICHIGAN (rv) at West Virginia - 7 p.m. ET

Saturday's Schedule

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Saturday, Sept. 21
MINNESOTA (rv) at INDIANA - 6 p.m. ET

Friday's Results

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Friday, Sept. 20
No. 25 WISCONSIN 5, IPFW 1
INDIANA 2, Brown 1
No. 16 NORTHWESTERN 3, St. Mary's 0
Dayton 3, OHIO STATE 1

Friday's Results

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Friday, Sept. 20
ILLINOIS 1, OHIO STATE 1 (2 OT)
PENN STATE 3, NORTHWESTERN 2 (2 OT)

Saturday's Schedule

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September 21st
#16 ILLINOIS at Duke - 7 p.m.                         
INDIANA at North Carolina - 7 p.m.
#25 Iowa State at IOWA - 8 p.m.                                  
#24 Ohio at #10 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. [1]
Duquesne at #14 MICHIGAN STATE - Noon [2]
Cincinnati at #14 MICHIGAN STATE - 7:30 p.m. [2]
#9 MINNESOTA vs. Connecticut - Noon [3]
#9 MINNESOTA at Dartmouth - 7 p.m. [3]
#13 OHIO STATE vs. Valparaiso - 11 a.m. [4]
#13 OHIO STATE at Buffalo - 7 p.m. [4]
Eastern Kentucky at #1 PENN STATE - 10 a.m. [5]
Yale at #1 PENN STATE - 8 p.m. [5]
Northern Kentucky at #21 PURDUE - Noon [6]
Florida International at #21 PURDUE - 7:30 p.m. [6]
WISCONSIN (rv) vs. VCU - 10:30 a.m. [7]
WISCONSIN (rv) vs. Colgate - 5 p.m. [7]

All times are ET

Legend
[1] - Michigan Invitational (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 
[2] - Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational (East Lansing, Mich.)
[3] - Dartmouth Tournament (Hanover, N.H.)
[4] - Blue and White Classic (Buffalo, N.Y.)
[5] - Penn State Classic (University Park, Pa.)
[6] - Active Ankle Challenge (West Lafayette, Ind.)
[7] - N.C. State Invitational (Raleigh, N.C.)

Friday's Results

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September 20th
#15 North Carolina def. #16 ILLINOIS, 3-0
Duke def. INDIANA, 3-0
#10 MICHIGAN def. Marshall, 3-0 [1]
#10 MICHIGAN def. Maryland, 3-0 [1] 
#14 MICHIGAN STATE def. Eastern Michigan, 3-0 [2] 
#9 MINNESOTA def. Rhode Island, 3-0 [3]
#9 MINNESOTA def. New Hampshire, 3-0 [3]
NORTHWESTERN def. South Florida, 3-2 [4]
NORTHWESTERN def. Miami (OH), 3-0 [4]
#13 OHIO STATE def. Maryland Eastern Shore, 3-0 [5]
#1 PENN STATE def. Albany, 3-0 [6] 
#21 PURDUE def. Syracuse, 3-0 [7] 
WISCONSIN (rv) def. N.C. State, 3-1 [8]

Legend
[1] - Michigan Invitational (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 
[2] - Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational (East Lansing, Mich.)
[3] - Dartmouth Tournament (Hanover, N.H.)
[4] - Wildcat Classic (Evanston, Ill.)
[5] - Blue and White Classic (Buffalo, N.Y.)
[6] - Penn State Classic (University Park, Pa.)
[7] - Active Ankle Challenge (West Lafayette, Ind.)
[8] - N.C. State Invitational (Raleigh, N.C.)

Saturday's Schedule

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September 21st
#10 IOWA vs. Drexel - Noon [1]
INDIANA at Ohio - 1 p.m.

All times are ET.
[1] - Kent, Ohio

Friday's Results

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September 20th
MICHIGAN STATE def. Northeastern, 2-0
#12 PENN STATE def. #16 Delaware, 5-0
#13 NORTHWESTERN def. #9 Duke, 3-2
MICHIGAN def. William & Mary, 5-3


Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty Big Ten student-athletes in nine different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Sept. 9. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Caleb Rhynard, MSU

Women's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Leah O'Connor, MSU

Field Hockey
Offensive Player of the Week - Rachael Mack, MICH
Defensive Player of the Week - Brittany Grzywacz, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Stephanie Norlander, IOWA

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Kenny Guiton, OSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Ryan Shazier, OSU
Special Teams Player of the Week - Justin DuVernois, ILL
Freshman of the Week - Christian Hackenberg, PSU

Men's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Chris O'Neill, MICH

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Liz Nagel, MSU

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week - Joey Calistri, NU 
Defensive Player of the Week - Zach Bennett, MSU

Women's Soccer 
Offensive Player of the Week - Maya Hayes, PSU
Defensive Player of the Week & Co-Freshman of the Week - Jenna Hascher, NU
Co-Freshman of the Week - Rose Lavelle, WIS

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Lauren Wicinski, MSU
Defensive Player of the Week & Co-Freshman of the Week - Faye Adelaja, PUR
Setter of the Week - Taylor Sherwin, OSU
Co-Freshman of the Week - Amber Rolfzen, NEB

Friday's Schedule

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September 20th
#16 ILLINOIS at #15 North Carolina - 7 p.m.
INDIANA at Duke - 7 p.m.
Marshall at #10 MICHIGAN - 11:30 a.m. [1]
Maryland at #10 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. [1] *
Eastern Michigan at #14 MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. [2] *
#9 MINNESOTA vs. Rhode Island - 10 a.m. [3]
#9 MINNESOTA vs. New Hampshire - 5:30 p.m. [3]
South Florida at NORTHWESTERN - 1 p.m. [4]
Miami (OH) at NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m. [4]
#13 OHIO STATE vs. Maryland Eastern Shore - 4:30 p.m. [5]
Albany at #1 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. [6] *
Syracuse at #21 PURDUE - 7 p.m. [7] *
WISCONSIN (rv) at N.C. State - 7 p.m. [8]

* - BTDN
All times are ET

Legend
[1] - Michigan Invitational (Ann Arbor, Mich.) 
[2] - Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational (East Lansing, Mich.)
[3] - Dartmouth Tournament (Hanover, N.H.)
[4] - Wildcat Classic (Evanston, Ill.)
[5] - Blue and White Classic (Buffalo, N.Y.)
[6] - Penn State Classic (University Park, Pa.)
[7] - Active Ankle Challenge (West Lafayette, Ind.)
[8] - N.C. State Invitational (Raleigh, N.C.)

Friday's Schedule

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September 20th
MICHIGAN STATE vs. Northeastern - 4 p.m. [1]
#16 Delaware at #12 PENN STATE - 5 p.m.
#13 NORTHWESTERN at #9 Duke - 6 p.m.
MICHIGAN at William & Mary - 7 p.m.

All times are ET.

Weekend Schedule

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Weekend Schedule

Sept. 21-22

ILLINOIS at Wolf Run Intercollegiate

INDIANA at Wolf Run Intercollegiate

MINNESOTA at Wolf Run Intercollegiate

WISCONSIN at Wolf Run Intercollegiate

Sept. 22-23

IOWA at Windon Invitational

MICHIGAN at Windon Invitational

NORTHWESTERN at Windon Invitational

OHIO STATE at Windon Invitational

PENN STATE at Windon Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Weekend Schedule:

Sept. 20-21

IOWA at Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire Invitational

NORTHWESTERN at Branch Law Firm Dick McGuire Invitational

Sept. 20-22

MICHIGAN at Mercedez-Benz Collegiate Championships

MICHIGAN STATE at Mason Rudolph Championship

PENN STATE at Mercedez-Benz Collegiate Championships

WISCONSIN at Lady Paladin Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Weekend Schedule

Friday, Sept. 20

No. 20 INDIANA at Indiana Intercollegiates

PURDUE at Indiana Intercollegiates

Saturday, Sept. 21

NEBRASKA at Nebraska Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Weekend Schedule:

Friday, Sept. 20

INDIANA at Indiana Intercollegiates

PURDUE AT Indiana Intercollegiates

Saturday, Sept. 21

NEBRASKA at Nebraska Invitational

NORTHWESTERN at Iowa State Invitational

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Sept. 20

No. 25 WISCONSIN vs. IPFW (UIC Soccer Classic) - 6 p.m. ET

Brown at INDIANA (rv) - 7:30 p.m. ET

Dayton at OHIO STATE - 7:30 p.m. ET

St. Mary's at No. 16 NORTHWESTERN (Northwestern Lakeside Classic) - 8:30 p.m. ET

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Sept. 20

ILLINOIS at OHIO STATE (rv) - 5 p.m. ET

NORTHWESTERN at No. 9 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET

Thursday's Results

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Thursday, Sept. 19
NEBRASKA 1, MICHIGAN STATE 0

Thursday's Schedule

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Thursday, Sept. 19
MICHIGAN STATE at NEBRASKA - 3 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Results

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Wednesday, Sept. 18
INDIANA 3, Xavier 0
Green Bay at No. 24 Wisconsin canceled

Wednesday's Results

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Wednesday, Sept. 18
MICHIGAN STATE 1, Bowling Green 0

Wednesday's Result

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September 18th
Miami (Ohio) def. OHIO STATE, 4-2

Two Big Ten Players Named to Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

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Nebraska's C.J. Zimmerer and Northwestern's Jeff Budzien were two of 11 Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes named to the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Recognizing the "good works" of a select group of college football players from across the country, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team is one of the most prestigious off-the-field honors in college sports. The award pays tribute to the positive impact these young athletes have had on their communities and the lives of others. With Zimmerer's selection, Nebraska is now tied for the lead among all schools with 14 honorees named to the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team.

For more than two decades, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team has recognized college football players at all levels of the sport for inspiring acts of service and off-the-field achievements. This summer, the program received a record 150 nominations from colleges and universities across the country.  From the nominations, an esteemed voting panel comprised of former Allstate AFCA Good Works Team members and college football media selected 11 players from the Football Bowl Subdivision. 

Fans can vote for the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Captain by visiting ESPN.com and searching "Good Works."  There, fans can learn more about this year's team members and vote for the player who they feel represents the "best of the best" in the areas of giving back and contributing to the greater good of their communities.  The Team Captain and his fellow award recipients will be invited to New Orleans to take part in a community project leading up to the 2014 Allstate Sugar Bowl.

Wednesday's Schedule

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September 18th
OHIO STATE at Miami (Ohio) - 4 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wednesday, Sept. 18

Bowling Green at MICHIGAN STATE - 5 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wednesday, Sept. 18

Xavier at INDIANA - 7 p.m. ET

Green Bay at No. 24 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. ET

Tuesday's Results

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Tuesday, Sept. 17
IOWA 2, UNI 1

Tuesday's Results

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Tuesday, Sept. 17
OHIO STATE 0, Wright State 0 (2 OT)
PENN STATE 1, Robert Morris 0
Notre Dame 3, MICHIGAN 0

Tuesday's Result

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September 17th
IOWA def. Milwaukee, 3-2

Three Big Ten Teams Ranked in Latest Coaches' Top 25

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In the latest NSCAA/NCAA women's soccer coaches' top 25 poll released on Tuesday, three Big Ten teams garnered recognition. Penn State led the way at No. 9, followed by No. 15 Michigan. Wisconsin, which made its first appearance in the preseason top 25 poll this season, checked in at No. 24.

After three road wins against Bucknell (6-0), Oklahoma State (4-2) and Tulsa (3-2), the Nittany Lions (6-1-1) jumped from No. 13 to No. 9 in the poll. Michigan moved from No. 11 to No. 15 after a weekend split, while Wisconsin defeated Loyola, 5-1, on Sept. 10 and Milwaukee, 3-0, on Sept. 15.

Ohio State (6-1-1) and Minnesota (7-1-0) also received votes in this week's poll. Last week, Ohio State shut out both Central Michigan (2-0) and St. John's (1-0), while Minnesota blanked Jacksonville, 3-0.

In non-conference play this week, UNI will compete at Iowa on Tuesday, and Wisconsin will host Green Bay on Wednesday. Big Ten play will begin on Thursday, with all 12 teams competing through the weekend.

Michigan State, Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan will all play on the road, while Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Indiana, Purdue and Iowa will begin the Big Ten season at home.

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 2

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Prince Amukamara, CB, N.Y. Giants (Nebraska) - Led New York with 10 solo tackles, a forced fumble and a pass deflection in the Giants' 41-23 loss to the Broncos

Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis Colts (Iowa) - Tied for the team lead with 11 tackles and 0.5 sacks in the Colts' 24-20 loss to the Dolphins 

Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks (Purdue) - Recorded one sack, one forced fumble and one pass deflection in Seattle's 29-3 defeat of San Francisco

Allen Ball, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Illinois) - Notched seven tackles, including six solo, in the Jaguars' 19-9 loss to the Raiders

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 185 yards on 19-of-39 passing and one touchdown in New England's 13-10 defeat of the N.Y. Jets

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 322 yards on 26-of-46 passing and one touchdown in New Orleans' 16-14 win over Tampa Bay

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Tallied a team-high 11 tackles in the 49ers' 29-3 loss to the Seahawks

Michael Buchanan, DL, New England Patriots (Illinois) - Recorded the first sack of his career in the Patriots' 13-10 victory over the Jets

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Iowa) - Tallied five tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and a pass deflection in the Bucs' 16-14 loss to the Saints

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Tallied six tackles, 1.5 sacks and one pass deflection in the Buccaneers' 16-14 loss to the Saints

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Totaled nine receptions for 87 yards, averaging 9.7 yards per catch, in Denver's 41-23 win over the N.Y. Giants

Alfonzo Dennard, CB, New England Patriots (Nebraska) - Notched an interception in the Patriots' 13-10 win over the Jets

Jay Feely, PK, Arizona Cardinals (Michigan) - Nailed all four of his field goal attempts, including two from over 40 yards, in the Cardinals' 25-21 win over the Lions

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Recorded three receptions for 30 yards and one touchdown in Houston's 30-24 win over Tennessee

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Led Minnesota with 11 tackles, including eight solo, in the Vikings' 31-30 loss to the Bears

Leon Hall, CB, Cincinnati Bengals (Michigan) - Recorded five tackles and a pass deflection in the Bengals' 20-10 victory over the Steelers

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan) - Totaled seven tackles in the Jets 13-10 loss to the Patriots

Chad Henne, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Michigan) - Threw for 241 yards on 25-of-38 passing and one touchdown in Jacksonville's 19-9 loss to Oakland

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State) - Recorded an interception in New Orleans' 16-14 defeat of Tampa Bay

Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Washington Redskins (Purdue) - Tallied five solo tackles and two sacks in the Redskins' 38-20 loss to the Packers

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Tallied a 66-yard interception return for a touchdown, along with five tackles and a pass defection in the Lions' 25-21 loss to the Cardinals

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Illinois) - Ran for 66 yards and a touchdown, along with two receptions, in the Cardinals' 25-21 defeat of the Lions

Derek Moye, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (Penn State) - Notched a touchdown on his first career reception in the Steelers' 20-10 loss to the Bengals

Ryan Neal, DE, Green Bay Packers (Purdue) - Recorded one interception and one pass deflection in the Packers' 38-20 defeat of Washington

Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue) - Totaled six tackles, including two tackles for loss, in the Patriots' 13-10 victory over the Jets

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue) - Recorded an interception, nine tackles and one pass deflection in Tennessee's 30-24 loss to the Texans

Tracy Porter, CB, Oakland Raiders (Indiana) - Notched five tackles, 0.5 sacks and three pass deflections in the Raiders' 19-9 win over the Jaguars

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Tallied nine tackles, including four solo, and one pass deflection in Jacksonville's 19-9 loss to Oakland

Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders (Ohio State) - Completed 15-of-24 passes for 126 yards in Oakland's 19-9 defeat of the Jaguars

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Recorded five tackles, two sacks and two pass deflections in the Texans' 30-24 defeat of the Titans

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 142 yards on 8-of-19 passing and one touchdown in Seattle's 29-3 win over San Francisco

The latest NSCAA/NCAA men's soccer coaches' top 25 poll was released. Earning recognition from the Big Ten was No. 16 Northwestern and No. 25 Wisconsin.

Northwestern, which improved from No. 24 to No. 16, finished last weekend with a pair of shutout wins. The Wildcats (4-1-0) defeated Green Bay, 4-0, on Sept. 13, and blanked Butler, 2-0, on Sept. 15. Wisconsin landed at No. 25 in the poll after shutting out USF, 2-0, and Florida Gulf Coast, 2-1, to improve its record to 4-0-1.

Indiana and Michigan earned votes in this week's poll. Last week, Indiana defeated CSU Bakersfield in a 4-1 decision, and Michigan earned a 1-1 draw against USF.

In Big Ten play this weekend, Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State will all host non-conference games, while Michigan will travel to West Virginia. Wisconsin will compete in the UIC Soccer Classic in Chicago, and Northwestern will host the Northwestern Lakeside Classic in Evanston, Ill., from Sept. 20-22.

Northwestern and Wisconsin Recognized in Latest Top 25 Poll

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The latest NSCAA/NCAA men's soccer coaches' top 25 poll was released. Earning recognition from the Big Ten was No. 16 Northwestern and No. 25 Wisconsin.

Northwestern, which improved from No. 24 to No. 16, finished last weekend with a pair of shutout wins. The Wildcats (4-1-0) defeated Green Bay, 4-0, on Sept. 13, and blanked Butler, 2-0, on Sept. 15. Wisconsin landed at No. 25 in the poll after shutting out USF, 2-0, and Florida Gulf Coast, 2-1, to improve its record to 4-0-1.

Indiana and Michigan earned votes in this week's poll. Last week, Indiana defeated CSU Bakersfield in a 4-1 decision, and Michigan earned a 1-1 draw against USF.

In Big Ten play this weekend, Indiana, Ohio State and Penn State will all host non-conference games, while Michigan will travel to West Virginia. Wisconsin will compete in the UIC Soccer Classic in Chicago, and Northwestern will host the Northwestern Lakeside Classic in Evanston, Ill., from Sept. 20-22.

Five Teams Ranked in Latest Poll

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Five teams from the Big Ten garnered recognition in the latest USTFCCCA men's cross country top 30 poll. Wisconsin led the way at No. 10, followed by Indiana at No. 20, Michigan at No. 29, and Illinois and Michigan State tied for 30th.

Wisconsin finished first at the Badger Season Opener on Sept. 6. A strong finish at the Indiana Open on Sept. 7 allowed the Hoosiers to remain at No. 20. Michigan earned its No. 29 ranking after finishing third at the Purdue Invitational on Sept. 13, while Illinois made its first appearance in the poll. 

In Big Ten men's cross country this weekend, Indiana and Purdue will race in the Indiana Intercollegiates, while Nebraska will host the Nebraska Invitational. 

Four Teams Ranked in Latest Top 30 Poll

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The USTFCCCA women's cross country top 30 poll was released, with four Big Ten Conference teams earning recognition. Penn State led the way at No. 11, followed by No. 13 Michigan State, No. 17 Michigan and No. 20 Minnesota.

Penn State won the Dolan Duals in Lock Haven, Pa., last weekend, and Michigan State held its spot at No. 13 after its performance at the Spartan Invitational. The Wolverines remained at No. 17 after winning the Purdue Invitational on Sept. 13. Minnesota earned a first place finish at the Oz Memorial on Sept. 6 and maintained its No. 20 spot in the rankings.

In this weekend's Big Ten women's cross country action, Indiana and Purdue will compete at the Indiana Intercollegiates on Friday, Sept. 20. On Saturday, Northwestern will travel to the Iowa State Invitational, and Nebraska will host the Nebraska Invitational.

Three Field Hockey Teams Ranked in NFCHA Poll

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Three Big Ten field hockey squads are ranked in this week's Penn Monto/NFHCA poll, released on Tuesday. Iowa leads the way for ranked conference teams, coming in at No. 10. Penn State sits at No. 12, followed by No. 13 Northwestern.

For the complete poll, click here.


Tuesday's Schedule

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September 17th
IOWA at Milwaukee - 7 p.m. ET

National Statistics Roundup

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Numerous Big Ten standouts appear among the top 25 of the NCAA statistical leaders, which were released on Monday. Below is a complete list of Big Ten student-athletes in the top 25, which includes nine in the top 10.

Points Per Game
T13. Audra Heilman, IND
T13. Rachael Mack, MICH

Goals Per Game

T12. Rachael Mack, MICH
T23. Allie Ahern, MSU
T25. Audra Heilman, IND
T25. Taylor Herold, PSU

Assists Per Game
T1. Laura Gebhart, PSU
T7. Audra Heilman, IND
T7. Leslie Smith, MICH
T22. Whitney Reddig, PSU

Defensive Saves
T1. Dani Hemeon, IOWA

Goals Against Average
2. Maddy Carpenter, NU
T10. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA
T10. Maggie Olson, IND
25. Sarah Lemieux, OSU

Save Percentage
7. Maddy Carpenter, NU
16. Maggie Olson, IND
24. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA

Goalie Win-Loss Percentage
7. Maddy Carpenter, NU
T17. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA
T17. Maggie Olson, IND

Tuesday's Schedule

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Tuesday, Sept. 17

Northern Iowa at IOWA - 8 p.m. ET

Northwestern's Jones Added to Biletnikoff Award Watch List

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Northwestern's Tony Jones has been added to the watch list for the Biletnikoff Award, presented to college football's outstanding receiver. The Wildcats junior has hauled in 18 passes for 293 yards and two touchdowns in his first three games this season. He ranks third in the Big Ten and among the top 30 nationally with 97.7 receiving yards per game and is tied for third in the conference with 6.0 receptions per contest. The addition of Jones gives the Big Ten nine players on the Biletnikoff Award watch list, including Indiana's Cody Latimer, Michigan's Jeremy Gallon, Michigan State's Aaron Burbridge, Nebraska's Kenny Bell, the Ohio State pair of Corey Brown and Devin Smith, Penn State's Allen Robinson and Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis. Four Big Ten standouts have claimed the Biletnikoff Award - Penn State's Bobby Engram in 1994, Ohio State's Terry Glenn in 1995, Michigan State's Charles Rogers in 2002 and Michigan's Braylon Edwards in 2004.

Tuesday's Schedule

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Tuesday, Sept. 17

Wright State at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. ET

Robert Morris at PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN (rv) at Notre Dame - 7:30 p.m. ET

Northwestern forward Joey Calistri was named National Player of the Week by College Soccer News, it was announced on Monday. Calistri scored four goals in two games, including a hat trick that propelled Northwestern to the NIU Adidas Invite championship. He scored the game-winning goals in both games and was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player. Calistri's efforts helped shut out both Green Bay (4-0) and Butler (2-0).

Calistri was also named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week. The sophomore forward currently leads the Big Ten in points (13) and goals (6).

The Wildcats will compete in the Northwestern Lakeside Classic in Evanston, Ill., beginning on Sept. 20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nine Volleyball Teams Earn Recognition in AVCA Coaches Poll

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The Big Ten leads the nation with eight volleyball teams ranked in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll, while one squad is receiving votes. Penn State tops the poll at No. 1, while Minnesota and Michigan join the Nittany Lions in the top 10 at No. 9 and No. 10, respectively. Nebraska comes in at No. 12, followed by No. 13 Ohio State, No. 14 Michigan State, No. 16 Illinois and No. 21 Purdue. Wisconsin is receiving votes.

For the complete poll, click here.


Monday's Schedule

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Sept. 16-17

ILLINOIS at Minnesota Invitational

MINNESOTA at Minnesota Invitational

NEBRASKA at Minnesota Invitational

Monday's Schedule

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Sept. 16-17

MICHIGAN at Wolverine Intercollegiate

MICHIGAN STATE at Wolverine Intercollegiate

NEBRASKA at Columbia NCAA Regional Preview

PENN STATE at Wolverine Intercollegiate

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Sept. 15
No. 24 NORTHWESTERN 2, Butler 0
INDIANA 1, UC Irvine 1 (2 OT)
MICHIGAN STATE 2, Marquette 0

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Sept. 15

OHIO STATE 1, St. John's 0

NEBRASKA 2, San Diego 1

ILLINOIS 4, Florida International 0

Butler 1, No. 11 MICHIGAN 0

MICHIGAN STATE 3, Eastern Michigan 2

PURDUE 4, Miami (OH) 3 (2 OT)

MINNESOTA 3, Jacksonville 0

NORTHWESTERN 2, Oakland 0

WISCONSIN 3, Milwaukee 0

No. 13 PENN STATE 3, Tulsa 2

INDIANA 2Central Michigan 1

Sunday's Results

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September 15th
#13 PENN STATE def. #3 Princeton, 4-3
#10 Stanford def. #8 IOWA, 2-0
MICHIGAN def. UC Davis, 6-1
Delaware def. MICHIGAN STATE, 5-1
#12 NORTHWESTERN def. Ohio, 1-0
INDIANA def. Robert Morris, 4-1

#6 Syracuse def. OHIO STATE, 1-0

 


Five Big Ten Teams Among Top 25 in Latest Polls

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Five Big Ten teams appear among the top 25 in the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today coaches polls. Ohio State improved to 3-0 with a win at California and tops the conference at No. 4 among the media and No. 3 among the coaches. Michigan and Northwestern also won their third straight games to open the season, with the Wolverines ranked No. 15 in the AP and No. 14 in the USA Today polls and the Wildcats rated No. 18 in the media and No. 16 in the coaches votes. Wisconsin is ranked No. 24 by the media and is receiving votes from the coaches, while Michigan State cracks the top 25 for the first time this season at No. 24 in the USA Today poll while receiving votes in the AP rankings. The Spartans appear among the top 25 for the first time since Sept. 23, 2012. Nebraska is also receiving votes in both polls.

Week 3 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Nine Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, including two each from Indiana and Northwestern. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon led all Big Ten rushers with 193 yards and two touchdowns at Arizona State. Other Big Ten players to surpass the century mark were Ohio State's Jordan Hall (168 yards, three TDs), the Wildcats' pair of Treyvon Green (158 yards, two TDs) and Kain Colter (106 yards, one TD), the Hoosiers' duo of Stephen Houston (155 yards) and Tevin Coleman (129 yards, two TDs), Iowa's Mark Weisman (145 yards), Penn State's Zach Zwinak (128 yards, three TDs) and Michigan's Devin Gardner (103 yards, one TD).

Passing: Four Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 250 yards, led by a 335-yard performance with two touchdowns by Indiana's Nate Sudfeld against Bowling Green. Other 250-yard passers were Ohio State's Kenny Guiton (276 yards, four TDs), Penn State's Christian Hackenberg (262 yards, one TD) and Purdue's Rob Henry (256 yards, three TDs).

Receiving: Six Big Ten players caught seven or more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards. Penn State's Allen Robinson (143 yards, one TD against Central Florida) and Purdue's Akeem Hunt (72 yards, one TD against Notre Dame) led all players with nine receptions each, while Ohio State's Devin Smith topped the conference with 149 receiving yards on three catches with two scores, including a 90-yard touchdown, at California. Iowa's Kevonte Martin-Manley hauled in seven passes for 60 yards and a touchdown while Illinois' Ryan Lankford (three catches for 100 yards, one TD) and Indiana's Cody Latimer (six catches for 137 yards, one TD) both surpassed the 100-yard receiving mark.

Tackles: Fifteen conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by the Illini duo of Jonathan Brown (15 tackles) and Eaton Spence (14 tackles) against Washington. Four standouts collected 12 tackles, including Illinois' Mason Monheim, Indiana's Greg Heban, Nebraska's Corey Cooper and Ohio State's Ryan Shazier.

Tackles for Loss: Eight Big Ten defenders recorded two or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by three TFLs and two sacks by Minnesota's Theiren Cockran against Western Illinois. Nebraska's Avery Moss also had two sacks and 2.5 TFLs, while Illinois' Tim Kynard collected 2.5 TFLs and one sack. Other Big Ten players with two TFLs were Michigan's Desmond Morgan, Minnesota's Rashede Hageman, the Ohio State pair of Joey Bosa and Noah Spence and Purdue's Ryan Russell.

Ohio State quarterback Kenny Guiton was named the Walter Camp Football Foundation Offensive Player of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN (www.generationucan.com/waltercamp), for games ending September 14. Making his first career start, Guiton amassed 368 yards of total offense to lead the fourth-ranked Buckeyes to a 52-34 victory at California.  He completed 21-of-32 passes for 276 yards and four touchdowns and added 92 rushing yards.  Guiton had a 90-yard scoring pass, which ranks as the longest in OSU history. He is the eighth Buckeye to earn Walter Camp National Player of the Week honors joining linebacker Bobby Carpenter (10/16/05), linebacker A.J. Hawk (11/13/05), linebacker James Laurinaitis (9/10/06 and 11/4/07), quarterback Troy Smith (11/19/06), defensive tackle Cameron Heyward (11/8/09) and defensive back Chimdi Chekwa (9/12/10). This the 10th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 15
Butler (rv) vs. No. 24 NORTHWESTERN (NIU Adidas Invite) - 12 p.m. ET
UC Irvine at INDIANA (rv) - 1 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN STATE at Marquette (rv) - 4 p.m. ET

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 15
OHIO STATE (rv) vs. St. John's (Hoosier Classic) - 11 a.m. ET
NEBRASKA vs. San Diego (Kansas Tournament) - 11:30 a.m. ET
Florida International at ILLINOIS - 1 p.m. ET
No. 11 MICHIGAN at Butler - 1 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN STATE at Eastern Michigan - 1 p.m. ET
PURDUE at Miami (OH) - 1 p.m. ET
MINNESOTA (rv) at Jacksonville - 2 p.m. ET
Oakland at NORTHWESTERN - 2 p.m. ET
Milwaukee at WISCONSIN (rv) - 2 p.m. ET
No. 13 PENN STATE at Tulsa - 3 p.m. ET
Central Michigan at INDIANA (Hoosier Classic) - 3:30 p.m. ET

Saturday's Results

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Saturday, Sept. 14
WISCONSIN 2, Florida Gulf Coast 1

Saturday's Results

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September 14th
#2 Texas def. #14 ILLINOIS, 3-2 [1]
INDIANA def. Tennessee State, 3-1 [2]
INDIANA def. UAB, 3-0 [2]
IOWA def. Western Illinois, 3-1 [3]
IOWA def. UIC, 3-1 [3]
#16 Florida State def. #7 MICHIGAN, 3-2 [4]
#15 MICHIGAN STATE def. Illinois State, 3-0 [5]
#15 MICHIGAN STATE def. Butler, 3-0 [5]
#19 Kentucky def. 
#4 MINNESOTA, 3-2 [6]

#12 NEBRASKA def. #17 Iowa State, 3-0 [7]

NORTHWESTERN def. Portland State, 3-0 [8]
#13 OHIO STATE def. SEMO, 3-1 [9]
#13 OHIO STATE def. Xavier, 3-1 [9]
#3 PENN STATE def. Central Arkansas, 3-0 [10]
#3 PENN STATE def. Florida Gulf Coast, 3-0 [10]
#22 PURDUE def. Pittsburgh, 3-2 [11]
#22 PURDUE def. USF, 3-0 [11]
#25 WISCONSIN def. 
Milwaukee, 3-1 [12]

#25 WISCONSIN def. Bowling Green, 3-0 [12]


[1] - Fighting Illini Classic - Champaign, Ill.

[2] - Hoosier Classic - Bloomington, Ind.
[3] - Hawkeye Challenge - Iowa City, Iowa
[4] - Aggie Invitational - College Station, Texas
[5] - Butler Tournament - Indianapolis, Ind.
[6] - Bluegrass Battle - Lexington, Ky.
[7] - Ameritas Players Challenge - Lincoln, Neb.
[8] - Verizon Volleyball Challenge - Honolulu, Hawaii
[9] - Sports Impact DC Koehl Classic - Columbus, Ohio
[10] - Florida Gulf Coast Tournament - Fort Meyers, Fla.
[11] - USF Invitational - Tampa, Fla.
[12] - InnTowner Invitational - Madison, Wis.

Sunday's Schedule

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September 15th
#13 PENN STATE at #3 Princeton - Noon
#10 Stanford at #8 IOWA - 1 p.m.
UC Davis at MICHIGAN - 1 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at Delaware - 1 p.m.
Ohio at #12 NORTHWESTERN - 1 p.m.
Robert Morris at INDIANA - 2 p.m.

OHIO STATE at #6 Syracuse - 2 p.m.

 

All times are ET.

Saturday's Results

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September 14th
MICHIGAN def. #16 Louisville, 1-0
#7 Massachusetts def. OHIO STATE, 1-0 [1]


[1] - Syracuse, N.Y.

Saturday's Schedule

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Saturday, Sept. 14
WISCONSIN at Florida Gulf Coast - 8 p.m. ET

Friday's Results

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Friday, Sept. 13
No. 24 NORTHWESTERN 4, Green Bay 0
Marquette 1, MICHIGAN 0
OHIO STATE 0, Bowling Green 0 (2 OT)
PENN STATE 1, No. 5 California 1 (2 OT)
INDIANA 4, CSU Bakersfield 1

Friday's Results

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Friday, Sept. 13
NEBRASKA 3, San Francisco 0
OHIO STATE 2, Central Michigan 0
MICHIGAN STATE 3, Bowling Green 1
No. 9 Florida 2, MINNESOTA 0
PURDUE 2, IPFW 0
ILLINOIS 3, Indiana State 2
IOWA 3, Saint Louis 2
No. 13 PENN STATE 4, Oklahoma State 2



Saturday's Schedule

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September 14th
#2 Texas at #14 ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. [1]
Tennessee State at INDIANA - Noon [2]
UAB at INDIANA - 7 p.m. [2]
Western Illinois at IOWA - 1 p.m. * [3]
UIC at IOWA - 8 p.m. [3]
#7 MICHIGAN vs. #16 Florida State - Noon [4]
#15 MICHIGAN STATE vs. Illinois State - 11 a.m. [5]
#15 MICHIGAN STATE vs. Butler - 7 p.m. [5]
#4 MINNESOTA vs. #19 Kentucky - 7 p.m. [6]
#17 Iowa State at #12 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. [7]
NORTHWESTERN vs. Portland State - 10 p.m. [8]
SEMO at #13 OHIO STATE - 12:30 p.m. [9]
Xavier at #13 OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. [9]
#3 PENN STATE vs. Central Arkansas - 10 a.m. [10]
#3 PENN STATE vs. Florida Gulf Coast - 7 p.m. [10]
#22 PURDUE vs. Pittsburgh - 11 a.m. [11]
#22 PURDUE at USF - 7 p.m. [11]
Milwaukee at #25 WISCONSIN - Noon [12]
Bowling Green at #25 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. [12]


* BTDN
All times are ET.

[1] - Fighting Illini Classic - Champaign, Ill.

[2] - Hoosier Classic - Bloomington, Ind.
[3] - Hawkeye Challenge - Iowa City, Iowa
[4] - Aggie Invitational - College Station, Texas
[5] - Butler Tournament - Indianapolis, Ind.
[6] - Bluegrass Battle - Lexington, Ky.
[7] - Ameritas Players Challenge - Lincoln, Neb.
[8] - Verizon Volleyball Challenge - Honolulu, Hawaii
[9] - Sports Impact DC Koehl Classic - Columbus, Ohio
[10] - Florida Gulf Coast Tournament - Fort Meyers, Fla.
[11] - USF Invitational - Tampa, Fla.
[12] - InnTowner Invitational - Madison, Wis.

Friday's Results

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September 13th
#14 ILLINOIS def. Arizona State, 3-2 [1]
#6 Washington def. #14 ILLINOIS, 3-1 [1]
INDIANA def. Wyoming, 3-1 [2]
IOWA def. Drake, 3-1 [3]
Ball State def. IOWA, 3-1 [3]
#7 MICHIGAN def. Siena, 3-0 [4]
#7 MICHIGAN def. Texas A&M (rv), 3-2 [4]
#15 MICHIGAN STATE def. IPFW, 3-0 [5]
#4 MINNESOTA def. Louisville (rv), 3-0 [6]
#12 NEBRASKA def. Dayton, 3-0 [7]
#10 Hawaii def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0 [8]
#13 OHIO STATE def. IUPUI, 3-0 [9]
#3 PENN STATE def. Marquette, 3-0 [10]
#22 PURDUE def. Florida Atlantic, 3-0 [11]
Kansas def. #25 WISCONSIN, 3-2 [12]

[1] - Fighting Illini Classic - Champaign, Ill.
[2] - Hoosier Classic - Bloomington, Ind.
[3] - Hawkeye Challenge - Iowa City, Iowa
[4] - Aggie Invitational - College Station, Texas
[5] - Butler Tournament - Indianapolis, Ind.
[6] - Bluegrass Battle - Lexington, Ky.
[7] - Ameritas Players Challenge - Lincoln, Neb.
[8] - Verizon Volleyball Challenge - Honolulu, Hawaii
[9] - Sports Impact DC Koehl Classic - Columbus, Ohio
[10] - Florida Gulf Coast Tournament - Fort Meyers, Fla.
[11] - USF Invitational - Tampa, Fla.
[12] - InnTowner Invitational - Madison, Wis.


Saturday's Schedule

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September 14th
#16 Louisville at MICHIGAN - 1 p.m.
OHIO STATE vs. #7 Massachusetts - 2 p.m. [1]

 

All times are ET.
[1] - Syracuse, N.Y.

Friday's Results

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September 13th
#12 NORTHWESTERN def. California, 2-1 (OT)
INDIANA def. Missouri State, 3-0
#8 IOWA def. Central Michigan, 7-1
#3 Princeton def. MICHIGAN STATE, 2-1 (OT)



Weekend Schedule

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Weekend Schedule:

Friday, Sept. 13:

ILLINOIS at Purdue Invitational

INDIANA at Purdue Invitational

IOWA at Iowa Invite

No. 17 MICHIGAN at Purdue Invitational

No. 13 MICHIGAN STATE at Spartan Invitational

NORTHWESTERN at Illinois Intercollegiates

OHIO STATE at Big Ten Preview

No. 11 PENN STATE at Harry Groves Invitational

PURDUE at Big Ten Preview

Saturday, Sept. 14:

NORTHWESTERN at Dartmouth Invitational

WISCONSIN at Sycamore Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Weekend Schedule:

Friday, Sept. 13

ILLINOIS at Purdue Invitational

No. 20 INDIANA at Purdue Invitational

IOWA at Iowa Invite

No. 26 MICHIGAN at Purdue Invitational

No. 30 MICHIGAN STATE at Spartan Invitational

OHIO STATE at Purdue Invitational

PENN STATE at Harry Groves Invitational

PURUDE at Purdue Invitational

Saturday, Sept. 14

No. 7 WISCONSIN at Sycamore Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Weekend Schedule:

Sept. 14-15

INDIANA at Mary Fossum Invitational

No. 25 MICHIGAN STATE at Mary Fossum Invitational

No. 23 NORTHWESTERN at Mary Fossum Invitational

OHIO STATE at Mary Fossum Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Weekend Schedule:

Sept. 13-15

ILLINOIS at Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational

INDIANA at Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational

NORTHWESTERN at Olympia Fields Fighting Illini Invitational

Sept. 15-16

PURDUE at D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate

Sept. 15-17

IOWA at Golfweek Conference Challenge

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Sept. 13

Green Bay vs. No. 24 NORTHWESTERN (NIU Adidas Invite) - 3 p.m. ET

Marquette (rv) at MICHIGAN (rv) - 7 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE at Bowling Green - 7 p.m. ET

No. 5 California at PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET

CSU Bakersfield at INDIANA (rv) - 8 p.m. ET

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Sept. 13

NEBRASKA vs. San Francisco (Kansas Invitational) - 2:30 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE (rv) vs. Central Michigan (Hoosier Classic) - 3:30 p.m. ET

Bowling Green at MICHIGAN STATE - 5 p.m. ET

MINNESOTA (rv) at No. 9 Florida - 7 p.m. ET

IPFW at PURDUE - 7 p.m. ET

Indiana State at ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. ET

Saint Louis at IOWA - 8 p.m. ET

No. 13 PENN STATE at Oklahoma State (rv) - 8 p.m. ET

This weekend, FOX COLLEGE SATURDAY brings fans the heartwarming story of 12-year-old Ohio State fan Grant Reed.

Reed was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor in 2011, and being the Buckeye fan that he is, named his cancer "Michigan." Then he beat it.

"Beat Michigan will always have more meaning," Reed's father says. "As hard as you guys play on the field, my son fought every bit that hard."

FOX Sports college football analyst Eddie George sits down with the Reed family for a feature which airs during this week's FOX COLLEGE SATURDAY pregame show at 10:00 AM ET on FOX Sports 1. The fourth-ranked Buckeyes face Cal Saturday evening on FOX with coverage beginning at 6:30 PM ET.

Click here for a preview.

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty-two Big Ten student-athletes in nine different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Sept. 9. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Trevor Vidlak, NEB

Women's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Michelle Moriset, NU

Field Hockey
Offensive Player of the Week - Audra Heilman, IND
Defensive Player of the Week - Maddy Carpenter, NU
Freshman of the Week - Isabel Flens, NU

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Jeremy Gallon, MICH
Defensive Player of the Week - Shilique Calhoun, MSU
Special Teams Co-Players of the Week - Marcus Jones, MINN & Akeem Hunt, PUR
Freshman of the Week - Corey Clement, WIS

Men's Golf
Golfer of the Week - David Mills, IND

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Cassie Deng, NEB

Men's Soccer
Offensive Co-Players of the Week - Joey Calistri, NU & Tomislav Zadro, WIS
Defensive Player of the Week - Tyler Miller, NU

Women's Soccer 
Offensive Player of the Week - Jessie Bujouves, IND
Defensive Player of the Week - Taylor Bucklin, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Nichelle Prince, OSU

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Kaitlyn Leary, OSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Tori Dixon, MINN
Setter of the Week - Lexi Dannemiller, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Abby Cole, MICH

Friday's Schedule

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September 13th
Arizona State at #14 ILLINOIS - 11 a.m. [1]
#6 Washington at #14 ILLINOIS - 8:30 p.m. [1]
Wyoming at INDIANA - 7 p.m. [2]
Drake at IOWA - 1 p.m. * [3]
Ball State at IOWA - 8 p.m. [3]
#7 MICHIGAN vs. Siena - 2 p.m. [4]
#7 MICHIGAN at Texas A&M (rv) - 8 p.m. [4]
#15 MICHIGAN STATE vs. IPFW - 2 p.m. [5]
#4 MINNESOTA vs. Louisville (rv) - 5 p.m. [6]
Dayton at #12 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. * [7]
NORTHWESTERN at #10 Hawaii - Midnight [8]
IUPUI at #13 OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. * [9]
#3 PENN STATE vs. Marquette - 2 p.m. [10]
#22 PURDUE vs. Florida Atlantic - 4 p.m. [11]
Kansas at #25 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. [12]

* BTDN
All times are ET.

[1] - Fighting Illini Classic - Champaign, Ill.
[2] - Hoosier Classic - Bloomington, Ind.
[3] - Hawkeye Challenge - Iowa City, Iowa
[4] - Aggie Invitational - College Station, Texas
[5] - Butler Tournament - Indianapolis, Ind.
[6] - Bluegrass Battle - Lexington, Ky.
[7] - Ameritas Players Challenge - Lincoln, Neb.
[8] - Verizon Volleyball Challenge - Honolulu, Hawaii
[9] - Sports Impact DC Koehl Classic - Columbus, Ohio
[10] - Florida Gulf Coast Tournament - Fort Meyers, Fla.
[11] - USF Invitational - Tampa, Fla.
[12] - InnTowner Invitational - Madison, Wis.


Friday's Schedule

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September 13th
California at #12 NORTHWESTERN - 2 p.m.
Missouri State at INDIANA - 4 p.m.
Central Michigan at #8 IOWA - 4 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at #3 Princeton - 6 p.m.

All times are ET.


Thursday's Results

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September 12th
 #12 NEBRASKA def. St. Mary's (rv), 3-1 [1]
Arizona def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-1 [2]

[1] - Ameritas Players Challenge - Lincoln, Neb.
[2] - Verizon Volleyball Challenge - Honolulu, Hawaii

Thursday's Results

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Thursday, Sept. 12
WISCONSIN 2, USF 0

Thursday's Results

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Thursday, Sept. 12
No. 11 MICHIGAN 2, Detroit 0
NORTHWESTERN 0, Western Michigan, 0 (2 OT)

Thursday's Schedule

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Thursday, Sept. 12

Detroit at No. 11 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET

Western Michigan at NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m. ET

Thursday's Schedule

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Thursday, Sept. 12

WISCONSIN at USF - 8 p.m. ET

Thursday's Schedule

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September 12th
St. Mary's (rv) at #12 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. * [1]
NORTHWESTERN vs. Arizona - 10 p.m. [2]

All times are ET
* - BTDN

[1] - Ameritas Players Challenge - Lincoln, Neb.
[2] - Verizon Volleyball Challenge - Honolulu, Hawaii

Wednesday's Results

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Wednesday, Sept. 11
WISCONSIN 5, Loyola 1

Wednesday's Result

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September 11th
#13 PENN STATE def. Lock Haven, 3-0

Indiana's Bolser Named John Mackey Tight End of Week

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Ted Bolser of Indiana was named John Mackey Tight End of the Week. The senior recorded five receptions for 56 yards and tied a career-high with two touchdowns as Indiana fell to Navy 41-35. This is the third time in Bolser's college career that he scored two touchdowns and his second of the game against Navy pulled the Hooisers within six points with just 4:03 remaining in the game. The 2013 John Mackey recipient will be presented live on December 12, 2013 at The Home Depot College Football Awards Red Carpet Show: 6:00 p.m. ET on ESPNU. Other key dates include the announcement of the 2013 Mackey Midseason Watch List on October 14, 2013, the 2013 Mackey Semi-finalists on November 18, 2013 and the 2013 Mackey Finalists on November 25, 2013. All future announcements can be found at www.johnmackeyaward.com and @JohnMackeyAward.

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 1

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Will Allen, S, Dallas Cowboys (Ohio State) - Notched three tackles, one interception and two pass deflections in the Cowboys' 36-31 win over the Giants

Navorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Recorded eight tackles, including seven solo, a forced fumble and a pass deflection in the 49ers 34-28 win over the Packers

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan)
- Threw for 288 yards on 29-of-52 passing and two touchdowns in New England's 23-21 defeat of Buffalo

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue)
- Threw for 357 yards on 26-of-35 passing and two touchdowns in New Orleans' 23-17 win over Atlanta

Jonathan Casillas, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Wisconsin)
- Tallied six tackles and a forced fumble in the Bucs' 18-17 loss to the Jets

Dallas Clark, TE, Baltimore Ravens (Iowa)
- Caught seven passes for 87 yards, averaging 12.4 yards per catch, including a long of 31, in Baltimore's 49-27 loss to Denver

Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin)
- Recorded five receptions for 67 yards and two touchdowns in the Texan's 31-28 defeat of the Chargers

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska)
- Totaled eight tackles, one sack, one interception and two pass deflections in the Bucs' 18-17 loss to the Jets

Brandon Fields, P, Miami Dolphins (Michigan State)
- Averaged 53.8 yards on five punts and a long of 66 yards in the Dolphins' 23-10 defeat of the Browns

Charles Godfrey, S, Carolina Panthers (Iowa)
- Tallied nine tackles and one sack in the Panthers' 12-7 loss to the Seahawks

Robbie Gould, PK, Chicago Bears (Penn State)
- Nailed a 58-yard field goal and all three of his extra point attempts in the Bears' 24-21 win over the Bengals

Tamba Hali, LB, Kansas City Chiefs (Penn State)
- Returned an interception for a touchdown, along with two tackles and a pass deflection in the Chiefs' 28-2 victory over the Jaguars

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan)
- Totaled seven tackles and a forced fumble in the Jets 18-17 win over the Bucs

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State)
- Caught nine passes for 114 yards and recorded a touchdown in the Dolphins' 23-10 defeat of the Browns

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State)
- Recorded nine tackles in Green Bay's 34-28 loss to San Francisco

Nick Hayden, DT, Dallas Cowboys (Wisconsin)
- Tallied three tackles and a forced fumble in the Cowboys' 36-31 victory over the Giants

Junior Hemingway, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (Michigan)
- Recorded his first career touchdown reception in the Chiefs 28-2 win over the Jaguars

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State)
- Tallied six tackles, including four solo, and a forced fumble in the Saints' 23-17 victory over the Falcons

Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Washington Redskins (Purdue)
- Notched eight tackles, including seven solo, a sack and a forced fumble in the Redskins' 33-27 loss to the Eagles

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin)
- Tallied seven tackles, one interception and one pass deflection in the Lions' 34-24 victory over the Vikings

Whitney Mercilus, LB, Houston Texans (Illinois)
- Notched five tackles and one sack in the Texans' 31-28 victory over the Chargers

Brandon Myers, TE, New York Giants (Iowa)
- Caught nine passes for 66 yards, including a touchdown reception, in the Giants' 36-31 loss to the Cowboys

Shaun Phillips, LB, Denver Broncos (Purdue)
- Totaled four tackles, 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble in Denver's 49-27 victory over Baltimore

Tracy Porter, CB, Oakland Raiders (Indiana)
- Notched four tackles and one sack in Oakland's 21-17 loss to Indianapolis

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State)
- Led the Jaguars with 10 solo tackles in Jacksonville's 28-2 loss to Kansas City

Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders (Ohio State)
- Threw for 217 yards on 19-of-29 passing and one touchdown and rushed for 112 yards in the Raiders' 21-17 loss to the Colts

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern)
- Led the Raiders with nine tackles in Oakland's 21-17 loss to Indianapolis

Akeem Spence, DT, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Illinois)
- Picked up a fumble recovery, along with recording two tackles, in the Bucs' 18-17 loss to the Jets

Cameron Wake, DE, Miami Dolphins (Penn State)
- Recorded 2.5 sacks and four tackles in the Dolphins' 23-10 defeat of the Browns

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin)
- Threw for 320 yards on 25-of-33 passing and one touchdown in Seattle's 12-7 defeat of Carolina

LaMarr Woodley, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan)
- Notched four tackles and one sack in the Steelers' 16-9 loss to the Titans

 

Wednesday's Schedule

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September 11th
#13 PENN STATE at Lock Haven - 7 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wednesday, Sept. 11

The Michigan State-Detroit game, originally scheduled at 5 p.m. ET, has been postponed.

 

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wednesday, Sept. 11

WISCONSIN at Loyola - 8 p.m. ET

 

Tuesday's Results

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Tuesday, Sept. 10

No. 13 PENN STATE 6, Bucknell 0

Ohio State women's volleyball player Kaitlyn Leary was named Sports Imports/AVCA Division I Women's Player of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday. The senior outside hitter guided the Buckeyes to the Four Points by Sheraton Seminole Invitational title that included wins over top 20 opponents on the same day. She finished the weekend with 66 kills over 12 sets played for a 5.50 average. She was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player and Big Ten Player of the Week. 

Two Big Ten Teams Ranked in Latest Coaches' Top 25

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The latest NSCAA/NCAA women's soccer coaches top 25 poll was released on Tuesday. Earning recognition from the Big Ten was Michigan at No. 11, followed by No. 13 Penn State.

The Wolverines (5-0-0) remained at No. 11 after their shutout of No. 22 Pepperdine on Sept. 6. Penn State (3-1-1) moved up one spot from No. 14 after defeating Boston University, 1-0, on Sept. 6.

Three Big Ten schools received votes in this week's poll. Joining top vote-getters Ohio State (4-1-1) and Wisconsin (3-1-1), undefeated Minnesota earned votes for the first time this season after winning the Minnesota Gold Classic.

In Big Ten play this week, Penn State travels to Bucknell on Tuesday, and Wisconsin competes at Loyola on Wednesday. On Thursday, Michigan will host Detroit, while Northwestern entertains Western Michigan.

Tuesday's Result

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September 10th
#11 NORTHWESTERN def. Ball State, 3-0

Three Field Hockey Squads Appear in NFCHA Poll

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Three Big Ten field hockey teams are ranked in this week's Penn Monto/NFHCA poll, released on Tuesday. Iowa leads the way for ranked conference squads, coming in at No. 8. Northwestern is ranked No. 12, while Penn State follows tied for No. 13.

For the complete poll, click here.


Tuesday's Schedule

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Sept. 10, 2013
No. 14 PENN STATE at Bucknell - 7 p.m. ET

MSU's Calhoun Named FWAA Defensive Player of the Week

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Michigan State defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun was named the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the Week, the Football Writers Association of American announced Tuesday afternoon. Calhoun accounted for two defensive scores in the Spartans' 21-6 victory over South Florida last weekend. He returned a fumble four yards for a touchdown in the second quarter before returning an interception 56 yards for a touchdown in the third. He now has three defensive scores this season, having also returned a fumble for a touchdown in Michigan State's opening weekend win over Western Michigan, becoming the first Spartan player since 1999 to record three defensive scores in a season. It marks the second straight week a Big Ten player has won the FWAA honor as Northwestern's Collin Ellis earned the distinction following Week 1.

Tuesday's Schedule

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September 10th
#11 NORTHWESTERN at Ball State - 3 p.m. ET

Nine Volleyball Squads Ranked in AVCA Coaches' Poll Top 25

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The Big Ten leads the country with nine volleyball teams ranked in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll. Penn State leads the way for ranked conference squads, coming in at No. 3. Minnesota and Michigan join the Nittany Lions in the top 10, checking in at No. 4 and No. 7, respectively. Nebraska sits at No. 12, followed by No. 13 Ohio State, No. 14 Illinois, No. 15 Michigan State, No. 22 Purdue and No. 25 Wisconsin.

For the complete poll, click here.


Monday's Result

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September 9th
#11 NORTHWESTERN def. Miami (Ohio), 3-0
Michigan's Devin Gardner has been named the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week after guiding the Wolverines to a 41-30 victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in one of the greatest rivalries in college football. In the last Michigan versus Notre Dame match-up at Michigan Stadium for the foreseeable future, the redshirt junior put on the best performance of his career in front of 115,109 spectators -- the largest attendance of any college or NFL game to date. Gardner completed 21 of 30 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns, and led the team in rushing picking up 82 yards and another score on the ground. Gardner and the 11th-ranked Wolverines will try to move to 3-0 next Saturday, Sept. 14 when they host the Akron Zips. Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase was also named honorable mention for the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week honor. During the first nine weeks of the season, a subset of the Davey O'Brien National Selection Committee will name a Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week. All 125 FBS quarterbacks are candidates for the award until semifinalists are announced on Nov. 4. Finalists will be announced Nov. 25 and the 2013 Davey O'Brien Winner will be announced on Dec. 12.

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

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Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner has been named one of eight "Stars of the Week" by the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Gardner completed 21 of 33 passes for 294 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for a game-high 82 yards and another touchdown against nationally ranked Notre Dame. His touchdown pass with 4:18 to go and a key third-down run helped secure the victory.

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

Monday's Schedule

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September 9th
Miami (Ohio) at #11 NORTHWESTERN - 1 p.m. ET

MSU's Calhoun Named to Hornung Award Honor Roll

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Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun was named to the Paul Hornung Award Honor Roll following his performance against South Florida on Saturday. Calhoun recovered a fumble and returned it four yards for a touchdown and later intercepted a pass and took it 56 yards for his second touchdown. In addition, he had two tackles for a loss of 12 yards and a sack for a loss of nine yards. In two games, he now has scored three defensive touchdowns, which includes returning a fumble 16 yards in a win over Western Michigan on August 30. Calhoun becomes the first Spartan defensive player to score three TDs in one season since linebacker T.J. Turner accounted for three in 12 games in 1999. The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football.

Sunday's Men's Soccer Results

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Sunday, Sept. 8
West Virginia 5, No. 8 INDIANA 4 (2 OT)
Valparaiso 2, MICHIGAN STATE 1
OHIO STATE 1, Southern Methodist 0
No. 23 St. John's 1, PENN STATE 0
WISCONSIN 3, DePaul 2 (OT)

Sunday's Results

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September 8
#18 ILLINOIS def. #11 Iowa State, 3-0 [1]
NORTHWESTERN def. Boise State, 3-0 [2]
#1 PENN STATE def. #8 Florida, 3-0 [3]
#22 PURDUE def. Bowling Green, 3-0 [4]

Legend
[1] - Iowa State Challenge - Ames, Iowa
[2] - Wildcat Challenge - Evanston, Ill.
[3] - Nike Volleyball Big Four Tournament - Austin, Texas
[4] - Golden Dome Invitational - South Bend, Ind.


Sunday's Results

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September 8 
MICHIGAN STATE def. Monmouth (N.J.), 4-2
Bucknell def. OHIO STATE, 3-2 (OT)
#4 Connecticut def. #6 PENN STATE, 4-3 (OT)
#1 North Carolina def. #13 IOWA, 3-1
INDIANA def. Radford, 3-0
#18 Wake Forest def. #9 Michigan, 2-1

Sunday's Women's Soccer Results

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Sunday, Sept. 8
ILLINOIS 1, Arizona 1 (2 OT)
INDIANA 5, Eastern Kentucky 0
IOWA 1, Wright State 0
MICHIGAN STATE 1, New Mexico 0
MINNESOTA 2, Ole Miss 1
NORTHWESTERN 2, Dartmouth 0
No. 21 OHIO STATE 4, Northeastern 1
PURDUE 2, Seattle 2 (2 OT)
Arkansas 2, NEBRASKA 1 (OT) 

Eight Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Eight different Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today coaches polls, including five teams among the top 20. Ohio State leads the conference at No. 4 in the AP poll and No. 3 in the coaches vote. Following a win over Notre Dame, Michigan moved up at least five spots in each poll to appear at No. 11 in the media vote and No. 12 in the coaches ranking. Northwestern, Wisconsin and Nebraska also moved up in at least one poll, with the Wildcats ranked No. 17/16 (AP/USA Today), the Badgers rated No. 20/T18 and the Cornhuskers ranked No. 23/15. Michigan State and Penn State continued to receive votes in at least one poll, while Illinois received votes from both voting groups for the first time since Oct. 24, 2011.

Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun has been named the Walter Camp Football Foundation National Defensive Player of the Week for games ending September 7. Calhoun had a big day as the Spartans (2-0) defeated South Florida, 21-6.  Calhoun posted three tackles, two for losses, and two quarterback hurries.  He also scored two defensive touchdowns - returning a fumble four yards for a score; and recording his first career interception which he returned 56 yards for a touchdown.  For the game, Michigan State's defense allowed just 155 yards of total offense. This is the 10th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.

Week 2 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Nine Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, including three Wisconsin players for the second straight week and two runners each from Minnesota and Penn State. Iowa's Mark Weisman led all Big Ten rushers with 180 yards and two touchdowns against Missouri State. Other Big Ten players to surpass the century mark were the Badgers trio of Corey Clement (149 yards, two TDs), Melvin Gordon (140 yards, one TD) and James White (109 yards, one TD), the Gophers duo of Roddrick Williams (148 yards, one TD) and Philip Nelson (122 yards, one TD), the Nittany Lions pair of Bill Belton (108 yards, two TDs) and Akeel Lynch (108 yards, one TD) and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (114 yards, two TDs).

Passing: Five Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 250yards, led by a 363-yard performance with four touchdown strikes by Indiana's Nate Sudfeld against Navy. Other 250-yard passers were Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase (312 yards, four TDs), Penn State's Christian Hackenberg (311 yards, one TD), Michigan's Devin Gardner (294 yards, four TDs) and Northwestern's Trevor Siemian (259 yards, three TDs).

Receiving: Six Big Ten players caught seven or more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards. Northwestern's Tony Jones led all players with nine catches for 185 yards and one touchdown against Syracuse. Other 100-yard receivers were Michigan's Jeremy Gallon (8 catches for 184 yards, three TDs), Penn State's Allen Robinson (seven catches for 129 yards, one TD) and Indiana's Kofi Hughes (six catches for 102 yards, one TD). In addition, Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis hauled in eight passes for 62 yards and a touchdown and Ohio State's Devin Smith caught seven balls for 46 yards.

Tackles: Six conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by Illinois' Jonathan Brown with 14 tackles. Other double-digit tacklers were Indiana's Tim Bennett (12 tackles), Michigan's Raymon Taylor (11), Illinois' Mason Monheim (10), Minnesota's Aaron Hill (10) and Penn State's Glenn Carson (10).

Tackles for Loss: Nine Big Ten defenders recorded two tackles for loss (TFLs), including two sacks each for the Purdue duo of Bruce Gaston and Jalani Phillips. Other players with two TFLs were Illinois' Mason Monheim, Iowa's Anthony Hitchens, Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun, the Minnesota pair of Rashede Hageman and Theiren Cockran, Nebraska's Josh Mitchell and Penn State's DaQuan Jones.

Sunday's Men's Soccer Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 8
Valparaiso at MICHIGAN STATE (rv), 1 p.m.
OHIO STATE vs. SMU (University of Tulsa Classic), 1 p.m.
DePaul at WISCONSIN, 3:30 p.m.
PENN STATE at No. 23 St. John's, 7 p.m.
West Virginia at No. 8 INDIANA, 8 p.m.

Sunday's Women's Soccer Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 8
Seattle at PURDUE, Noon
No. 21 OHIO STATE at Northeastern, 1 p.m.
ILLINOIS (rv) at Arizona, 2 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky at INDIANA, 2 p.m.
Wright State at IOWA, 2 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at New Mexico, 2 p.m.
Dartmouth at NORTHWESTERN, 2 p.m.
Ole Miss at MINNESOTA (Minnesota Gold Classic), 2:30 p.m.
NEBRASKA at Arkansas (rv), 3 p.m.

Saturday's Men's Soccer Results

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Saturday, Sept. 7
NORTHWESTERN 2, Xavier 0

Sunday's Schedule

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September 8
#18 ILLINOIS at #11 Iowa State  - 3 p.m. [1]
Boise State at NORTHWESTERN - 12:30 p.m. [2]
#1 PENN STATE vs. #8 Florida - 11 a.m. [3]
#22 PURDUE vs. Bowling Green - 11:30 a.m. [4]

Legend
[1] - Iowa State Challenge - Ames, Iowa
[2] - Wildcat Challenge - Evanston, Ill.
[3] - Nike Volleyball Big Four Tournament - Austin, Texas
[4] - Golden Dome Invitational - South Bend, Ind.

All times are ET

Saturday's Results

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September 7

#14 San Diego def. #18 ILLINOIS, 3-1 [1]
INDIANA def. College of Charleston, 3-0

INDIANA at College of Charleston - 7 p.m. [2]
IOWA def. Eastern Michigan, 3-1 [3]
Valparaiso def. IOWA, 3-1 [3]
#7 MICHIGAN def. 
#12 Oregon, 3-0
#20 MICHIGAN STATE def. Oregon State, 3-0
#4 MINNESOTA def. 
Western Illinois, 3-0 [4]

#4 MINNESOTA def. Duke, 3-0 [4]
#13 NEBRASKA def. Georgia, 3-0
#23 OHIO STATE def. Florida Gulf Coast, 3-0 [5]
#6 Texas def. #1 PENN STATE, 3-2 [6]
#22 PURDUE def. Notre Dame, 3-2 [7]
WISCONSIN (rv) def. North Dakota State, 3-1 [8]
WISCONSIN (rv) def. #17 Louisville, 3-0 [8]

Legend
[1] - Iowa State Challenge - Ames, Iowa
[2] - College of Charleston Invitational - Charleston, S.C.
[3] - Valparaiso Tournament - Valparaiso, Ind.
[4] - Diet Coke Classic - Minneapolis, Minn.
[5] - FSU Invitational - Tallahassee, Fla.
[6] - Nike Volleyball Big Four Tournament - Austin, Texas
[7] - Golden Dome Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
[8] - North Dakota State Invitational - Fargo, N.D.


Sunday's Schedule

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September 8
Monmouth (N.J.) at MICHIGAN STATE -11 a.m.
Bucknell at OHIO STATE - Noon
#4 Connecticut at #6 PENN STATE - Noon
#1 North Carolina at #13 IOWA - 12:30 p.m. [1]
Radford at INDIANA - 1 p.m.
#9 MICHIGAN vs. #18 Wake Forest - 3 p.m. [1]

All times are ET.
[1] - Iowa City, Iowa

Saturday's Results

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September 7
#13 IOWA def. 
#18 Wake Forest, 2-0
#11 NORTHWESTERN def. #16 Boston University, 4-1
#1 North Carolina def. #9 MICHIGAN, 7-2 [1]


[1] - Iowa City, Iowa

Friday's Men's Soccer Results

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Friday, Sept. 6
MICHIGAN STATE 1, Oregon State 0
Rutgers 4, PENN STATE 1
MICHIGAN 1, South Florida 1 (2 OT)
No. 18 UAB 2, No. 8 INDIANA 1
No. 22 Tulsa 4, OHIO STATE 1
WISCONSIN 3, Western Michigan 2

Friday's Women's Soccer Results

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Friday, Sept. 6
Arizona State 4, ILLINOIS 3 (2 OT)
IOWA 3, Iowa State 0
INDIANA 1, Eastern Michigan 0
No. 11 MICHIGAN 2, No. 22 Pepperdine 0
MINNESOTA 2, LSU 1
No. 14 PENN STATE 1, Boston University 0
PURDUE 5, Dartmouth 3
Vanderbilt 4, No. 23 WISCONSIN 3

Saturday's Schedule

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September 7

#18 ILLINOIS vs. #14 San Diego - 1 p.m. [1]
INDIANA at College of Charleston - 7 p.m. [2]
IOWA vs. Eastern Michigan - 2 p.m. [3]
IOWA at Valparaiso - 8 p.m. [3]
#12 Oregon at #7 MICHIGAN - 2 p.m.
Oregon State at #20 MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m.
Western Illinois at #4 MINNESOTA - 2 p.m. [4]
Duke at #4 MINNESOTA - 8:30 p.m. [4]
Georgia at #13 NEBRASKA - 2 p.m.
#23 OHIO STATE vs. Florida Gulf Coast - Noon [5]
#1 PENN STATE at #6 Texas - 2 p.m. [6]
#22 PURDUE at Notre Dame - 6 p.m. [7]
WISCONSIN (rv) at North Dakota State - 1:30 p.m. [8]
WISCONSIN (rv) vs. #17 Louisville - 5:30 p.m. [8]

Legend
[1] - Iowa State Challenge - Ames, Iowa
[2] - College of Charleston Invitational - Charleston, S.C.
[3] - Valparaiso Tournament - Valparaiso, Ind.
[4] - Diet Coke Classic - Minneapolis, Minn.
[5] - FSU Invitational - Tallahassee, Fla.
[6] - Nike Volleyball Big Four Tournament - Austin, Texas
[7] - Golden Dome Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
[8] - North Dakota State Invitational - Fargo, N.D.

All times are ET

Friday's Results

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SEPTEMBER 6
INDIANA def. South Carolina State, 3-0 [1]
IOWA def. Rhode Island, 3-0 [2]
#7 MICHIGAN def. Oregon State, 3-1
 #20 MICHIGAN STATE def. #12 Oregon, 3-1
 #4 MINNESOTA def. Ball State, 3-0 [3]
#13 NEBRASKA def. Villanova, 3-1
NORTHWESTERN def. Columbia, 3-0 [4]
NORTHWESTERN def. Belmont, 3-1 [4]
#23 OHIO STATE def. #16 Western Kentucky, 3-2 [5]
#23 OHIO STATE def. #15 Florida State, 3-1 [5]
WISCONSIN (rv) def. Northern Iowa, 3-2 5:30 p.m. [6]

Legend
[1] - College of Charleston Invitational - Charleston, S.C.
[2] - Valparaiso Tournament - Valparaiso, Ind.
[3] - Diet Coke Classic - Minneapolis, Minn.
[4] - Wildcat Challenge - Evanston, Ill.
[5] - FSU Invitational - Tallahassee, Fla.All-Big Ten
[6] - North Dakota State Invitational - Fargo, N.D.


Saturday's Schedule

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September 7
#18 Wake Forest at #13 IOWA - 12:30 p.m. [1]
#16 Boston University at #11 NORTHWESTERN - 1 p.m.
#9 MICHIGAN vs. #1 North Carolina - 3 p.m. [1]


All times are ET.

[1] - Iowa City, Iowa

Friday's Results

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September 6
INDIANA def. Saint Louis, 11-0
OHIO STATE def. Missouri State, 5-1
Temple def. #6 PENN STATE, 3-0 
#5 Syracuse def. MICHIGAN STATE, 4-0 

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Eighteen Big Ten student-athletes in seven different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Sept. 2. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Jordan Redd, OSU

Women's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Shannon Osika, MICH

Field Hockey
Offensive Player of the Week - Carolina Troncelliti, NU
Defensive Player of the Week - Sarah Lemieux, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Paige Hamilton, OSU

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Nathan Scheelhaase, ILL
Defensive Player of the Week - Collin Ellis, NU
Special Teams Player of the Week - Sam Ficken, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Christian Hackenberg, PSU

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week - James Murphy, MICH
Defensive Player of the Week - Alex Ivanov, OSU

Women's Soccer 
Offensive Player of the Week - Janelle Flaws, ILL
Defensive Player of the Week - Hannah Clark, IOWA
Freshman of the Week - Madisson Lewis, MICH

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Tori Dixon, MINN
Defensive Player of the Week - Bethany Yeager, IOWA
Setter of the Week - Taylor Sherwin, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Maddie Mayers, ILL

Friday's Schedule

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SEPTEMBER 6
INDIANA vs. South Carolina State - 4:30 p.m. [1]
IOWA vs. Rhode Island - 5:30 p.m. [2]
Oregon State at #7 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. *
#12 Oregon at #20 MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m.
Ball State at #4 MINNESOTA - 8:30 p.m. * [3]
Villanova at #13 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. *
Columbia at NORTHWESTERN - 1 p.m. [4]
Belmont at NORTHWESTERN 8 p.m. [4]
#23 OHIO STATE vs. #16 Western Kentucky - 11 a.m. [5]
#23 OHIO STATE at #15 Florida State - 7 p.m. [5]
WISCONSIN (rv) vs. Northern Iowa - 5:30 p.m. [6]

Legend
[1] - College of Charleston Invitational - Charleston, S.C.
[2] - Valparaiso Tournament - Valparaiso, Ind.
[3] - Diet Coke Classic - Minneapolis, Minn.
[4] - Wildcat Challenge - Evanston, Ill.
[5] - FSU Invitational - Tallahassee, Fla.
[6] - North Dakota State Invitational - Fargo, N.D.

* - BTDN

All times are ET

Weekend Schedule

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September 6
IOWA at Iowa Open - Iowa City, Iowa
#19 MINNESOTA at Oz Memorial - Minneapolis, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Augustana Twilight - Sioux Falls, S.D.
#11 PENN STATE at Dolan Duals - Lock Haven, Pa.
WISCONSIN at Badger Season Opener - Madison, Wis.

September 7
INDIANA at Indiana Open - Bloomington, Ind.

Weekend Schedule

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September 6
IOWA at Iowa Open - Iowa City, Iowa
MINNESOTA at Oz Memorial - Minneapolis, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Augustana Twilight - Sioux Falls, S.D.
PENN STATE at Dolan Duals - Lock Haven, Pa.
#7 WISCONSIN at Badger Season Opener - Madison, Wis.

September 7
#20 INDIANA at Indiana Open - Bloomington, Ind.

Friday's Schedule

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September 6
Saint Louis at INDIANA - 3 p.m.
Missouri State at OHIO STATE - 3 p.m.
Temple at #6 PENN STATE - 6 p.m.
#5 Syracuse at MICHIGAN STATE - 6:15 p.m.

All times are ET.

Friday's Women's Soccer Schedule

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Friday, Sept. 6
No. 22 Pepperdine at No. 11 MICHIGAN, 5 p.m. ET
Eastern Michigan at INDIANA, 6 p.m. ET
Vanderbilt at No. 23 WISCONSIN, 6 p.m. ET
Boston University (rv) at No. 14 PENN STATE, 7 p.m. ET
Dartmouth at PURDUE, 7 p.m. ET
Iowa State at IOWA, 8 p.m. ET
LSU at MINNESOTA (Minnesota Gold Classic), 8 p.m. ET
ILLINOIS (rv) at Arizona State (rv), 10 p.m. ET

Friday's Men's Soccer Schedule

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Friday, Sept. 6
Oregon State at MICHIGAN STATE (rv), 5 p.m. ET
PENN STATE at Rutgers, 7 p.m. ET
USF (rv) at MICHIGAN (rv), 8 p.m. ET
No. 8 INDIANA at No. 18 UAB, 8:30 p.m. ET
OHIO STATE at No. 22 Tulsa (University of Tulsa Classic), 8:30 p.m. ET
Western Michigan at WISCONSIN, 8:30 p.m. ET

Thursday's Women's Soccer Results

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MICHIGAN STATE 1, Oakland 1 (2 OT)
Valparaiso 1, NORTHWESTERN 0
Boston College 1, No. 21 OHIO STATE 0

Big Ten Coaches' Heads Up Football PSAs

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On August 19, the Big Ten and USA Football announced a partnership to advance player safety through USA Football's Heads Up Football program. The Big Ten and USA Football produced public service announcements (PSAs) featuring each of the conference's head football coaches to voice the importance of Heads Up Football participation. Video messages will appear throughout the 2013 football on BTN, stadium video boards, conference and member institutions' athletic web sites and usafootball.com. Links to each of the head coach PSAs appear below:

Nearly 2,800 youth and high school football programs across the United States representing 600,000 players and 90,000 coaches have committed to the health and safety of their players by adopting Heads Up Football, a new program dedicated to making the game better and safer. Heads Up Football provides coaching education and teaching resources that benefit players, parents and coaches while teaching tackling techniques that take the head out of the game.

Indianapolis-based USA Football is the sport's national governing body, leading the sport's development for youth, high school and other amateur athletes. For more information, visit www.BigTen.org, or www.usafootball.com.

Thursday's Women's Soccer Schedule

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Thursday, Sept. 5
Oakland at MICHIGAN STATE, 5 p.m. ET
NORTHWESTERN at Valparaiso, 8:30 p.m. ET
No. 21 OHIO STATE at Boston College (rv), 7 p.m. ET

More Than 220 Big Ten Players Set for NFL Season

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The Big Ten will be heavily represented when the 2013 National Football League (NFL) season kicks off Thursday night, with 221 players appearing on rosters of the 32 NFL teams. Former student-athletes from all 12 Big Ten programs appear on an NFL roster, led by 30 players from Ohio State. The Buckeyes are one of 10 college football programs to boast at least 30 players on the NFL's 53-man rosters. In all, nine Big Ten teams feature at least 16 former players on NFL rosters, including Ohio State, Penn State (26), Iowa (24), Wisconsin (24), Illinois (23), Michigan (23), Nebraska (22), Purdue (18) and Michigan State (16).

Wisconsin-Penn State Contest Part of Play 4Kay Initiative

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The Wisconsin at Penn State women's basketball contest on Sunday, Feb. 16 will be part of ESPN2's Play 4Kay Initiative, in support of the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. In partnership with the Jimmy V Foundation and the Women's Basketball Coaches Association, the network will air seven games that day, including the Badgers-Lady Lions contest at 1 p.m. ET. In its eighth year, Play 4Kay is in memory of former NC State head coach Kay Yow, who lost her long, courageous battle with breast cancer.

The conference's complete television lineup will be announced at a later date.

For more information on the Play 4Kay event, click here.

Six Big Ten Players Named Candidates for Senior CLASS Award

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Six Big Ten student-athletes who excel both on and off the field have been selected as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate football. The Big Ten's six candidates are Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase, Indiana's Greg Heban, Nebraska's Taylor Martinez, Ohio State's Jack Mewhort, Penn State's John Urschel and Wisconsin's Chris Borland. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. The Buckeyes' James Laurinaitis was named the inaugural football winner of the Senior CLASS Award in 2008.
 
An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. Of the 30 candidates, 12 have grade point averages of 3.0 or higher. Seven are all-Americans and 12 were all-conference selections in 2012. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the football bowl season in early January.
 
The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. 
For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

Indiana Ranked No. 8 in NCAA Men's Soccer Top 25

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Defending national champion Indiana remains a top-10 team entering the second week of the men's soccer season. The NCAA/NSCAA top 25 poll was released, with the Hoosiers ranked No. 8. Michigan, Michigan State and Northwestern are also receiving votes in the poll.

Indiana, which received one first-place vote in the poll, dropped a 1-0 overtime decision against No. 6 UCLA at Bill Armstrong Stadium last Sunday in a game that saw the Hoosiers set an attendance record (7,720). Indiana defeated Southern Methodist in its season opener (Aug. 30), 2-1.

Michigan went unbeaten during the opening weekend of the season, defeating Loyola-Chicago (5-1) and earning a 1-1 draw at Bowling Green. Michigan State defeated Western Michigan (4-0) in its season opener, while Northwestern went 1-1, coming up short against UC-Santa Barbara before winning at DePaul in overtime (1-0) on Labor Day.   

 

Four Big Ten Women's Soccer Teams Ranked in Latest Top 25

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The most recent NCAA/NSCAA women's soccer top 25 poll was released, with a season-high four Big Ten Conference teams garnering recognition. Michigan checked in at No. 11, followed by No. 14 Penn State, No. 21 Ohio State and No. 23 Wisconsin.

Michigan, which was ranked No. 14 in last week's poll, improved to 4-0-0 on the season with a pair of home wins last weekend. The Wolverines defeated Eastern Michigan in overtime (2-1) on Aug. 30, before pulling away from then-No. 21 San Diego State last Sunday, 3-1. Penn State dropped a 5-1 decision at No. 5 Virginia last Friday, but defeated La Salle, 5-1, on Sunday in State College, Pa.

Ohio State (3-0-1) moved up three spots in the top 25 poll after going unbeaten against visiting Pittsburgh (W, 2-0) and Arizona (T, 0-0) last week. Wisconsin is making its first appearance in the top 25 this season after completing an unbeaten road trip. The Badgers defeated host Oregon, 2-1, on Aug. 30, before earning a scoreless draw at Oregon State last Sunday.

Illinois, which enters this week's schedule on a three-match winning streak, is receiving votes in the NCAA/NSCAA top 25 poll.

 

 

 

Three Men's Golf Teams Collect Preseason Recognition

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Three Big Ten men's golf squads earned recognition in the Preseason GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division I Coaches' Poll. Defending Big Ten Champion Illinois is ranked No. 14, while Northwestern and Iowa are receiving votes. The 2013 fall golf season gets underway this weekend, as give conference teams hit the links.

For the complete poll, click here.

Six Women's Golf Squads Earn Preseason Recognition

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Six Big Ten women's golf teams earned preseason recognition in the GolfWorld/Nike Golf Division I Women's Preseason Coaches' Poll. Purdue leads the way for ranked conference squads, coming in at No. 13. Michigan State checks in at No. 21, while Northwestern follows tied for the No. 22 spot. Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State all received votes. The 2013 fall golf season gets underway this weekend, with five teams taking the course.

For the complete ranking, click here.
Northwestern's Collin Ellis was named the Bronko Nagurski National Defensive Player of the, the Football Writers Association of America announced on Tuesday. Also named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week, Ellis returned two interceptions for touchdowns in the second half of Northwestern's 44-30 victory over California last Saturday. He is just the sixth linebacker in Football Bowl Subdivision history to achieve the feat. His first interception came in the third quarter, returning it 56 yards to give the Wildcats a 24-20 lead. His second pick-six came midway through the fourth quarter on a 40-yard return, cementing the Northwestern win.

Click here for the complete release from the FWAA.

Five Big Ten Teams Appear in Top 25 of Latest National Polls

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Five Big Ten teams appeared in the top 25 of the latest Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls, which were released on Tuesday. Ohio State leads all conference teams in the new rankings, appearing at No. 2 in the coaches standings and No. 3 in the AP vote. For the second straight week, Michigan appeared at No. 17 in both polls. Northwestern is ranked 19th in the writers rankings and 20th in the coaches poll, Nebraska is 19th in the coaches standings and 22nd in the AP vote and Wisconsin climbs to No. 21 in both rankings. Michigan State is receiving votes in both polls, while Penn State is among the teams also receiving votes in the AP rankings.

Eight Volleyball Squads Appear in AVCA Coaches' Poll

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The Big Ten leads the country with eight volleyball teams ranked in the AVCA Division I Coaches Poll, including three top 10 squads. Penn State tops the poll at No. 1, while No. 4 Minnesota and No. 7 Michigan follow in the top 10. Nebraska comes in at No. 13, followed by No. 18 Illinois, No. 20 Michigan State, No. 22 Purdue and No. 23 Ohio State. Wisconsin is receiving votes in the ranking.

Click here for the complete poll.

Monday's Men's Soccer Results

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Monday, Sept. 2
No. 19 NORTHWESTERN 1, DePaul 0 (2 OT)
MICHIGAN 1, Bowling Green 1 (2 OT)

Monday's Results

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September 2
#11 NORTHWESTERN def. UMass-Lowell, 3-0
#12 Stanford def. MICHIGAN STATE, 5-2 


Women's Soccer Result: Nebraska 2, Utah State 2 (2 OT)

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Monday, Sept. 2
NEBRASKA 2, Utah State 2 (2 OT)

Three Big Ten Teams Among Latest Women's TDS Top 25

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In Monday's Top Drawer Soccer women's top 25 poll, three Big Ten teams were ranked among the nation's top 25. Penn State checked in at No. 9, followed by No. 17 Michigan and No. 21 Illinois.

The Nittany Lions went 1-1 last weekend, falling at No. 5 Virginia (5-1) last Friday and defeating La Salle, 5-1, on Sunday. Michigan outlasted Eastern Michigan in overtime (2-1) on Friday and defeated No. 21 San Diego State, 3-1, on Sunday. Illinois recorded a pair of convincing weekend wins over College of Charleston (6-2) and Illinois State (5-1).

Wisconsin, which enters this week's slate of games with a 3-0-1 record, is receiving votes in the Top Drawer Soccer top 25 poll.  

Indiana, Michigan Among Latest Men's TDS Top 25

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Indiana is ranked No. 5, while Michigan moved up from No. 15 to No. 14 in the latest Top Drawer Soccer top 25 poll.

The Hoosiers defeated Southern Methodist (2-1) last Friday in the first round of the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic, before dropping a hard-fought 1-0 overtime decision against visiting UCLA on Sunday afternoon. Michigan defeated Loyola-Chicago (5-2) in its season opener last Friday. The Wolverines will travel to Bowling Green for a 7 p.m. ET kick-off on Monday.

Penn State, which is off to a 2-0-0 start, is receiving votes in the Top Drawer Soccer top 25 poll.

Monday's Women's Soccer Schedule

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Monday, Sept. 2
NEBRASKA at Utah State, 3 p.m. ET

Monday's Men's Soccer Schedule

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Monday, Sept. 2
No. 19 NORTHWESTERN at DePaul, 2 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN at Bowling Green, 7 p.m. ET

Sunday's Results: Women's Soccer

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Sunday, Sept. 1
ILLINOIS 5, Illinois State 1
INDIANA 0, Loyola-Chicago 0 (2 OT)
IOWA 2, Pacific 0
No. 14 MICHIGAN 3, No. 21 San Diego State 1
MICHIGAN STATE 2, Dayton 1
MINNESOTA 1, Iowa State 0
Boston University 2, Northwestern 0
OHIO STATE 0, Arizona State 0 (2 OT)
No. 9 PENN STATE 5, La Salle 1
Kansas 4, Purdue 1
WISCONSIN 1, Oregon State 1 (2 OT)
 

Sunday's Results: Men's Soccer

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Sunday, Sept. 1
No. 9 UCLA 1, No. 1 INDIANA 0 (OT)
MICHIGAN STATE 4, Western Michigan 0
OHIO STATE 2, Northern Illinois 0
PENN STATE 1, Central Connecticut State 0 

Monday's Schedule

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September 2
#11 NORTHWESTERN at UMass-Lowell - 2 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at #12 Stanford - 6 p.m.

All times are ET.

Sunday's Results

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#13 IOWA def. Lafayette, 3-0
#9 MICHIGAN def. Maine, 4-2
MICHIGAN STATE def. Pacific, 7-0
#11 NORTHWESTERN def. #15 Northeastern, 4-2
OHIO STATE def. #20 New Hampshire, 3-2 (SO)
#7 Virginia def. #6 PENN STATE, 4-2

ESPN College GameDay Headed to Michigan

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ESPN College Football GameDay will make a return trip to Ann Arbor on Saturday (Sept. 7) for the first time since the Michigan-Notre Dame "Under the Lights" game in 2011, the network announced last night. U-M hosts the Fighting Irish on Saturday at Michigan Stadium, with kickoff set for 8:12 p.m. EDT on ESPN.

Former U-M Heisman Trophy winner and the inaugural Michigan Football Legend, Desmond Howard, will be back with his ESPN GameDay partners for the "Under the Lights II" match-up against the Irish. The award winning show will be broadcast at Ingalls Mall, which is located between Burton Tower and the Michigan League on Central Campus.

ESPN will broadcast live from 9 a.m. until noon on Sept. 7. The game day show is hosted by Chris Fowler with analysis from Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Howard. Samantha Ponder and David Pollack contribute to the show on a weekly basis. In addition to the live broadcast on Saturday, GameDay will be doing hits live from Ingalls Mall throughout the day on Friday.

The Wolverines are 14-8 all-time when GameDay is present. This also will be the 11th time GameDay visits Ann Arbor, as U-M is 8-2 at the Big House. The Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry has been showcased five other times by ESPN, including three times in Ann Arbor.

Week 1 Stat Breakdown

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 Rushers: Nine Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, including three Wisconsin players and two Nebraska runners. Indiana's Tevin Coleman led all Big Ten rushers with 169 yards and two touchdowns on only 14 attempts, good for 12.1 yards per attempt in a win over Indiana State. Other Big Ten players to surpass the century mark were Ohio State's Jordan Hall (159 yards, two TDs), the Wisconsin trio of Melvin Gordon (144 yards, one TD), James White (143 yards, one TD) and Corey Clement (101 yards, one TD), Northwestern's Treyvon Green (129 yards, two TDs), the Nebraska duo of Ameer Abdullah (114 yards) and Imani Cross (105 yards, two TDs) and Iowa's Mark Weisman (100 yards).

Passing: Five Big Ten signal-callers threw for more than 200 yards, led by a 416-yard performance with two touchdown strikes by Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase against Southern Illinois. Other 200-yard passers were Penn State's Christian Hackenberg (278 yards, two TDs), Northwestern's Trevor Siemian (276 yards, one TD), Iowa's Jake Rudock (256 yards, one TD) and Indiana's Nate Sudfeld (219 yards, four TDs).

Receiving: Seven Big Ten players caught seven or more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards. Iowa's Kevonte Martin-Manley led all players with nine catches for 79 yards against Northern Illinois while Penn State's Allen Robinson hauled in seven passes for a conference-best 133 yards and one touchdown against Syracuse. Nebraska's Kenny Bell collected seven catches for 57 yards. Other 100-yard receivers were Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis (122 yards, two TDs), the Illinois pair of Ryan Lankford (115 yards) and Josh Ferguson (103 yards, one TD) and Northwestern's Dan Vitale (101 yards).

Tackles: Four conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by the Iowa duo of Christian Kirksey (14 tackles) and Anthony Hitchens (13 tackles). Other double-digit tacklers were Nebraska's David Santos (12) and Northwestern's Chi Chi Ariguzo (10).

Tackles for Loss: Nine Big Ten defenders recorded multiple tackles for loss (TFLs), led by Penn State's DaQuan Jones with three TFLs, including one sack. Michigan's Cameron Gordon (2.5 TFLs) and Michigan State's Marcus Rush (two TFLs) led the conference with two sacks each. Other players with two or more TFLs were Michigan State's Max Bullough (2.5 TFLs), the Iowa pair of James Morris (2.0 TFLs) and Dominic Alvis (2.0 TFLs), Michigan's Brennen Beyer (2.0 TFLs), Minnesota's Alex Keith (2.0 TFLs) and Ohio State's Noah Spence (2.0 TFLs).

Sunday's Schedule

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#13 IOWA at Lafayette - Noon
#9 MICHIGAN at Maine - 1 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE vs. Pacific - 6 p.m.
#11 NORTHWESTERN at #15 Northeastern - 1 p.m.
OHIO STATE vs. #2 Maryland - 1 p.m.
OHIO STATE vs. #20 New Hampshire - 3:30 p.m.
#6 PENN STATE at #7 Virginia - 1 p.m.

All times are ET.

Sunday's Men's Soccer Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 1
No. 9 UCLA at No. 1 INDIANA (adidas/IU Credit Union Classic), 2 p.m. ET (BTN)
Western Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE, 2 p.m. ET
Northern Illinois at OHIO STATE (Wolstein Classic), 2:30 p.m. ET
Central Connecticut at PENN STATE, 7 p.m. ET

Sunday's Women's Soccer Schedule

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Sunday, Sept. 1
INDIANA at Loyola Chicago, 1 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN STATE at Dayton, 1 p.m. ET
La Salle at No. 9 PENN STATE, 1 p.m. ET
IOWA at Pacific, 2 p.m. ET
No. 21 San Diego State at No. 14 MICHIGAN, 2 p.m. ET
MINNESOTA at Iowa State, 2 p.m. ET
PURDUE at Kansas, 2 p.m. ET
WISCONSIN at Oregon State, 2 p.m. ET
Arizona at OHIO STATE, 6 p.m. ET
Illinois State at ILLINOIS, 8 p.m. ET
NORTHWESTERN at Boston University, 8 p.m. ET