October 2013 Archives

Thursday's Results

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Thursday, Oct. 31

ILLINOIS 3, MINNESOTA 1

Craft, Frazier Named Senior CLASS Award Candidates

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Ohio State's Aaron Craft and Penn State's Tim Frazier were both named candidates for the 2013-14 Senior CLASS Award.

To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.

Each of the 30 candidate classes 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. The award winners will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Final Four.

Craft and Frazier were also both named preseason All-Big Ten selections in conjunction with Thursday's Big Ten Basketball Media Day.

Four Big Ten Teams Ranked in AP Preseason Top 25

On a day when Michigan State was named the unanimous preseason favorite to capture the 2013-14 Big Ten Championship at Big Ten Basketball Media Day, the Spartans led a group of four conference teams ranked in the preseason Associated Press Top 25. Michigan State was ranked No. 2 in the poll, followed by No. 7 Michigan, No. 11 Ohio State and No. 20 Wisconsin.

The Spartans return four starters from last year's team that advanced to the Sweet 16 and finished with a 27-9 record. Tom Izzo enters his 19th year at the helm. Harris and Payne were both named second-team All-Big Ten last season, as was senior guard Keith Appling. Harris also picked up Big Ten Freshman of the Year accolades from both the coaches and media.

Michigan welcomes back three starters from last year's team that advanced to the NCAA Championship game. John Beilein enters his seventh season with the Wolverines. Robinson III was a Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection by the coaches last season, and also collected All-Big Ten honorable mention plaudits from the media. Mitch McGary, a preseason All-Big Ten pick, became a regular starter during the NCAA Tournament, and averaged a double-double during the Wolverines' run to the Final Four.

Ohio State returns four starters from last year's team that advanced to the Elite Eight. The Buckeyes, who also won the Big Ten Tournament last season, are led by tenth-year head coach Thad Matta. Senior Aaron Craft was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the media last season and is a preseason All-Big Ten selection.

Wisconsin enters the 13th year under the tutelage of head coach Bo Ryan, and returns the services of honorable mention All-Big Ten selection Ben Brust, and Sam Dekker, a member of the 2013 Big Ten All-Freshman Team. The Badgers advanced to the NCAA Tournament as an at-large selection last season.

Also receiving votes in the AP preseason top 25 were Indiana and Iowa.   

Four Big Ten Standouts Earn National Scholar-Athlete Awards

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The National Football Foundation (NFF) & College Hall of Fame named 16 recipients of the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards, including four Big Ten honorees - Iowa's James Morris, Michigan State's Max Bullough, Nebraska's Spencer Long and Penn State's John Urschel. The Big Ten quartet was selected from a nationwide pool of 171 student-athletes, representing all NCAA divisions as well as the NAIA. The four Big Ten student-athletes are now finalists for the 2013 William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. The NFF's National Scholar-Athlete program, launched in 1959, is the first initiative in history to award scholar-athletes postgraduate scholarships for their combined athletic, academic and leadership abilities. Nebraska's Rex Burkhead and Northwestern's Patrick Ward earned NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards last season. Two Big Ten standouts have won the Campbell Trophy - Ohio State's Bobby Hoying in 1995 and Craig Krenzel in 2003.

Three Named Senior CLASS Award Finalists

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Michigan's Jennifer Cross, Michigan State's Lauren Wicinksi and Penn State's Ariel Scott were three of 10 volleyball student-athletes selected as finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Thursday. The Big Ten's three finalists was the most among all conferences. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. 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.



Thursday's Schedule

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 Thursday, Oct. 31

ILLINOIS at MINNESOTA - 3 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

Wednesday's Results

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Wednesday, Oct. 30

Akron 2, MICHIGAN 1

NORTHWESTERN 4, Loyola Chicago 1

WISCONSIN 5, Eastern Illinois 1

Wednesday's Result

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October 30th
#11 NEBRASKA def. ILLINOIS (rv), 3-0

Five Teams Recognized in Latest Top 25 Polls

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The NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer updated their top 25 women's soccer polls, which featured five Big Ten squads.

In the coaches' poll, Michigan checked in at No. 8, followed by No. 18 Nebraska and No. 22 Penn State. Wisconsin and Indiana also received votes. In the Soccer America rankings, Michigan landed at No. 8, followed by No. 15 Nebraska. In the Top Drawer Soccer weekly poll, Michigan earned a No. 12 ranking, followed by No. 17 Nebraska and No. 19 Penn State.

Michigan has won seven consecutive Big Ten matches, including a 2-0 defeat of Illinois (Oct. 25) and 3-0 shutout of Northwestern (Oct. 27). The Cornhuskers defeated Ohio State, 1-0, on Oct. 25, and edged Penn State in a 3-2 double-overtime win on Oct. 27. Indiana defeated Purdue, 2-1, on Oct. 24, followed by a 1-0 shutout of Wisconsin on Oct. 27.

All 12 teams will play their final regular-season game this week, beginning with an Illinois-Minnesota matchup on Thursday.

Four Teams Ranked in Latest Top 25 Polls

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Four Big Ten teams were recognized in the latest NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 men's soccer polls, updated Tuesday.

Landing within the top 10 in all three polls, Penn State checked in at No. 9 in the coaches' poll, followed by No. 22 Michigan State, No. 23 Wisconsin and No. 25 Northwestern. Penn State improved eight spots to No. 10 in the Soccer America poll, followed by No. 21 Northwestern and No. 24 Wisconsin. In the Top Drawer Soccer weekly poll, Penn State led the way at No. 9, followed by No. 19 Wisconsin. Michigan State and Northwestern checked in at No. 20 and No. 22, respectively.

Penn State posted a 2-1 double-overtime win over Northwestern en route to the Nittany Lions clinching the Big Ten Championship in University Park, Pa., on Oct. 27. Wisconsin earned recognition in the polls for its 1-1 double-overtime draw against Milwaukee (Oct. 23) and 1-0 defeat of Michigan State (Oct. 27).  The Spartans posted a scoreless double-overtime draw on the road at Akron (Oct. 23) before falling to Wisconsin.

In Big Ten men's soccer action this week, Michigan will entertain Akron, Northwestern will face Loyola Chicago and Wisconsin will collide with Eastern Illinois on Wednesday. 

Hooper, Lucas Named Senior CLASS Award Nominees

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Big Ten women's basketball student-athletes Jordan Hooper from Nebraska and Maggie Lucas from Penn State are among 30 candidates for the Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible, student-athletes must be a senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. The initial list of 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the season and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot.

Six Big Ten Teams Appear in Preseason Coaches Poll

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Six Big Ten teams appeared in the Preseason USA Today Coaches Poll, including four top-25 squads. Nebraska appears at No. 12 to lead all conference programs, with reigning Big Ten Champion Penn State rated 15th in the poll. Michigan State checks in at No. 18 and Big Ten Tournament Champion Purdue is ranked 23rd, while Iowa and Minnesota are among the other squads also receiving votes in the preseason poll.

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 65 ranked wrestlers in the first InterMat College Rankings of the 2013-14 season. Seven grapplers hold No. 1 rankings in their respective weight classes and the Big Ten boasts the top three squads in the team rankings. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten squads and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State
2. Iowa
3. Minnesota
7. Nebraska
T-8. Wisconsin
12. Ohio State
13. Illinois
14. Michigan
T-17. Northwestern
31. Michigan State
35. Indiana
45. Purdue

125
1. Jesse Delgado, ILL
2. Nico Megaludis, PSU
4. Cory Clark, IOWA
10. Tim Lambert, NEB
12. Sean Boyle, MICH

133
1. Tony Ramos, IOWA
2. Tyler Graff, WIS
7. David Thorn, MINN
11. Jimmy Gulibon, PSU
13. Zane Richards, ILL
17. Johnni DiJulius, OSU
19. Cashe Quiroga, PUR

141

1. Logan Stieber, OSU
6. Chris Dardanes, MINN
8. Steve Dutton, MICH
10. Jesse Thielke, WIS
15. Josh Dziewa, IOWA

149
4. Jake Sueflohn, NEB
5. Eric Grajales, MICH
6. Nick Dardanes, MINN
8. Andrew Alton, PSU
9. Jason Tsirtsis, NU
13. Ian Paddock, OSU
15. Caleb Ervin, ILL

157
1. Derek St. John, IOWA
3. Dylan Ness, MINN
4. James Green, NEB
6. Dylan Alton, PSU
7. Isaac Jordan, WIS
9. Taylor Walsch, IND
16. Zac Brunson, ILL
20. Ryan Watts, MSU

165
1. David Taylor, PSU
6. Dan Yates, MICH
8. Nick Moore, IOWA
10. Pierce Harger, NU
15. Ryan LeBlanc, IND
16. Danny Zilverberg, MINN
18. Jackson Morse, ILL
20. Austin Wilson, NEB

174
3. Matt Brown, PSU
4. Robert Kokesh, NEB
5. Logan Storley, MINN
6. Mike Evans, IOWA
11. Lee Munster, NU
12. Tony Dallago, ILL

184

1. Ed Ruth, PSU
2. Ethan Lofthouse, IOWA
12. Kenny Courts, OSU
13. Jackson Hein, WIS
14. Max Huntley, MICH
17. Pat Downey, NEB

197
2. Scott Schiller, MINN
4. Morgan McIntosh, PSU
6. Nick Heflin, OSU
9. Mario Gonzalez, ILL
11. Nathan Burak, IOWA
14. Braden Atwood, PUR

Hwt
1. Tony Nelson, MINN
2. Mike McMullan, NU
4. Bobby Telford, IOWA
6. Connor Medbery, WIS
7. Michael McClure, MSU
10. Jimmy Lawson, PSU
13. Adam Chalfant, IND







Big Ten in the NFL - Week 8

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Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska) - Tallied five solo tackles and one forced fumble in the Giants' 15-7 win over the Eagles

Jason Avant, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (Michigan)
- Reeled in three passes for 54 yards, including a long of 25, in the Eagles' 15-7 loss to the Giants

Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks (Purdue) - Tallied one sack and one solo tackle in Seattle's 14-9 win over St. Louis

Jonathan Babineaux, DT, Atlanta Falcons (Iowa) - Notched seven solo tackles, one sack and a forced fumble in Atlanta's 27-13 loss to Arizona

Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos (Wisconsin)
- Rushed for 37 yards and one touchdown in the Broncos' 45-21 win over the Redskins

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State)
- Recorded a team-high 10 solo tackles and one pass deflection in the 49ers' 23-10 win over the Jaguars

Josh Brown, PK, New York Giants (Nebraska) - Nailed all five of his field goals, including a long of 46 yards, in the Giants' 15-7 win over the Eagles

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 332 yards on 26-of-34 passing and five touchdowns in New Orleans' 35-17 win over Buffalo

Scott Chandler, TE, Buffalo Bills (Iowa) - Caught seven passes for 72 yards, averaging 10.3 yards per catch, in the Bills' 35-17 loss to the Saints

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Iowa) - Recorded four solo tackles and a fumble in the Bucs' 31-13 loss to the Panthers

Mike Daniels, DE, Green Bay Packers (Iowa) - Registered three solo tackles and two sacks in Green Bay's 44-31 defeat of Minnesota

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Led the team with 12 tackles, including nine solo, and one sack in the Buccaneers' 31-13 loss to the Panthers

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Posted four receptions for 42 yards, including a long of 19, in the Broncos' 45-21 win over the Redskins

Alfonzo Dennard, CB, New England Patriots (Nebraska) -
Recorded nine solo tackles in the Patriots' 27-17 win over the Dolphins

Jay Feely, PK, Arizona Cardinals (Michigan)
- Nailed both of his field goal attempts and all three extra-point attempts in Arizona's 27-13 victory over Atlanta

Bradley Fletcher, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Iowa)
- Totaled nine tackles, including eight solo, and a pass deflection in the Eagles' 15-7 loss to the Giants

Ted Ginn, WR, Carolina Panthers (Ohio State)
- Notched five receptions for 80 yards, including a long of 35 yards, in Carolina's 31-13 win over Tampa Bay

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa)
- Tallied seven tackles, including six solo, and a sack in Minnesota's 44-31 loss to Green Bay

Leon Hall, CB, Cincinnati Bengals (Michigan)
- Notched four tackles and a pass deflection in the Bengals' 49-9 defeat of the Jets

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State)
- Registered five tackles in the Packers' 44-31 defeat of the Vikings

Chad Henne, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Michigan) - Threw for 228 yards on 29-of-45 passing and one touchdown in Jacksonville's 42-10 loss to San Francisco

Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers (Ohio State) - Recorded six tackles and one pass deflection in Pittsburgh's 21-18 loss to Oakland

Jordan Hill, DT, Seattle Seahawks (Penn State) - Notched five tackles and 0.5 sacks in the Seahawks' 14-9 win over the Rams

Micah Hyde, CB, Green Bay Packers (Iowa) - Tallied six tackles in the Packers' 44-31 win over the Vikings

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State)
- Made five tackles, including four solo, in the Saints' 35-17 win over the Bills

Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Washington Redskins (Purdue) -
Recorded one sack, one forced fumble and two solo tackles in the Redskins' 45-21 loss to the Broncos

Sean Lee, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Penn State)
- Led the team with 10 tackles, including seven solo, and two interceptions in the Cowboys' 31-30 loss to the Lions

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Tallied five tackles in the Lions' 31-30 defeat of the Cowboys

Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue) - Notched five tackles and one sack in the Patriots' 27-17 win over the Dolphins

Jared Odrick, DE, Miami Dolphins (Penn State) - Tallied two sacks and four tackles in the Dolphins' 27-17 loss to the Patriots

Shaun Phillips, LB, Denver Broncos (Purdue) - Tallied one interception, one pass deflection and one tackle in Denver's 45-21 win over Washington

Tracy Porter, CB, Oakland Raiders (Indiana) - Recorded an interception, two pass deflections and two tackles in Oakland's 21-18 victory over Pittsburgh

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Recorded a team-high 12 tackles, including 10 solo, in the Jaguars' 42-10 loss to the 49ers

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern) - Tallied six tackles, including three solo, in the Raiders' 21-18 win over the Steelers

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints (Illinois) - Ran for 65 yards and caught three passes for 29 yards in the Saints' 35-17 win over the Bills

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) -
Passed for 139 yards on 10-of-18 passing and two touchdowns in Seattle's 14-9 win over St. Louis

Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders (Michigan)
- Posted four tackles, including one for loss, in Oakland's 21-18 defeat of Pittsburgh


Wednesday's Schedule

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October 30th
ILLINOIS (rv) at #11 NEBRASKA - 7:30 p.m. ET, BTN

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wednesday, Oct. 30

Akron at MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET

Loyola Chicago at NORTHWESTERN - 7 p.m. ET

Eastern Illinois at WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. ET

Tuesday's Results

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Tuesday, Oct. 29

No. 9 PENN STATE 2, Penn 1

Tuesday's Result

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October 29
OHIO STATE def. Bowling Green (rv), 5-3

Tuesday's Schedule

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October 29
Bowling Green (rv) at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. ET

Tuesday's Schedule

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Tuesday, Oct. 29

No. 13 PENN STATE at Penn - 7 p.m. ET

Three Field Hockey Teams Ranked in NFHCA Top 20

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Three Big Ten field hockey squads appear in this week's Penn Monto/NFHCA poll, released on Tuesday. Penn State leads ranked conference teams coming in at No. 6. Northwestern is tied at No. 12, while Iowa moves up a spot to No. 18.

Click here for the complete ranking.


Iowa's Morris Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

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On Tuesday, Iowa linebacker James Morris was named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week following his performance against Northwestern last Saturday. The senior registered eight tackles, two sacks and a fumble recovery in the 17-10 victory, helping Iowa to its fifth win of the season, one triumph away from bowl eligibility. On the year, Morris leads the Hawkeyes with 7.5 tackles for loss, four sacks and three interceptions. He is the first Big Ten player to win the honor this season.

Three Big Ten student-athletes were tabbed as semifinalists for the Maxwell and Bednarik Awards.

Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon was named a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award, given annually to the nation's top player. Gordon leads the Big Ten with 144.6 rushing yards per game and is tied for the conference lead with 11 touchdowns. Twenty players from current Big Ten schools have won the Maxwell Award.

A pair of Big Ten linebackers in Ohio State's Ryan Shazier and Wisconsin's Chris Borland were named semifinalists for the Bednarik Award, honoring the nation's outstanding defensive player. Shazier and Borland were also named semifinalists for the Butkus Award, given to the nation's top linebacker, earlier this week. Both players currently lead their team in tackles, with Shazier ranking sixth in the Big Ten with 8.2 stops per game and Borland tied for seventh in the conference with 8.1 tackles per outing. Shazier is also tied for third in the Big Ten with 9.0 tackles for loss. Eight defenders from current Big Ten schools have won the Bednarik Award.

Ohio State swept the singles and doubles titles at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, held Oct. 17-22 at the Varsity Tennis Center in Columbus, Ohio. Peter Kobelt won the singles title before partnering with Kevin Metka to capture the doubles crown. Both players now advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships, to be held Nov. 7-10, in Flushing, N.Y.

Michigan Standouts Shine at ITA Regionals

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Michigan's Ronit Yurovsky and Sarah Lee each claimed titles at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, held Oct. 10-15 at the Varsity Tennis Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Yurovsky claimed the singles crown and also partnered with Lee to win the doubles title at the event. They next advance to the ITA National Indoor Championships, to be held Nov. 7-10, in Flushing, N.Y.

Minnesota Unanimous No. 1 Selection in Both Polls

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Following a win and a tie against then-No. 5 Boston College last weekend, Minnesota is now the unanimous No. 1 choice in both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls. The Gophers followed up a 3-3 tie on Friday with a 6-1 victory over the Eagles on Sunday afternoon to improve to 5-0-1 on the season.

Michigan held its spot at No. 4 in both polls after splitting a pair of contests last weekend. The Wolverines defeated then-No. 13/14 Boston University 2-1 on Friday before falling to then-No. 18/rv UMass Lowell by the same score on Saturday. Wisconsin, which was off this past weekend, dropped to No. 13 in the USCHO.com Poll and No. 12 in the USA Today Poll.

Ten Volleyball Squads Earn Recognition in AVCA Coaches Poll

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Ten Big Ten volleyball teams are ranked or receiving votes in the AVCA Division I Coaches poll, including seven in the top 20. Penn State leads conference squads, coming in at No. 2. Minnesota checks in at No. 10, followed by No. 11 Nebraska, No. 14 Michigan State, No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 16 Purdue and No. 17 Michigan. Illinois, Northwestern and Ohio State are receiving votes.

For the complete poll, click here.

Monday's Schedule

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Oct. 28-29

IOWA at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate

OHIO STATE at Royal Oaks Intercollegiate

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
3. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 2.65
T6. Rachael Mack, MICH - 2.47

Goals Per Game

4. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 1.12
7. Rachael Mack, MICH - 1.06
24. Abby Barker, MSU - 0.77

Assists Per Game
T5. Laura Gebhart, PSU - 0.75
T14. Audra Heilman, IND - 0.59
T14. Leslie Smith, MICH - 0.59

Defensive Saves
T11. Dani Hemeon, IOWA - 5
T16. Sydney Supica - 4

Goals Against Average
5. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 1.09
12. Kylie Licata, PSU - 1.26
20. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA - 1.41

Goalie Win-Loss Percentage
3. Kylie Licata, PSU - 0.813
T6. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.778




OSU's Miller Named a "Star of the Week" by Manning Award

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Ohio State's Braxton Miller has been named one of eight quarterbacks as "Stars of the Week" by the Manning Award, honoring the nation's top signal caller. Miller accounted for five touchdowns and 320 yards of total offense against Penn State on Saturday. He completed 18 of 24 passes for a career-best 252 yards and three passing touchdowns and added 68 rushing yards and two more scores in less than three quarters of play. College football fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 11 a.m. (Central), the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week. Fans can vote by clicking on this link.

Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard and Ohio State's C.J. Barnett were named semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the top defensive back in college football. Dennard is fifth on the Spartans with 33 tackles and leads the team with seven pass breakups and two interceptions, while adding two tackles for loss. Barnett ranks third on the Buckeyes with 39 tackles and also has an interception. Five Big Ten standouts have claimed the Thorpe Award, most recently when Ohio State's Malcolm Jenkins was honored in 2008.
Ohio State's Ryan Shazier and Wisconsin's Chris Borland were named semifinalists for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's outstanding linebacker. Both players currently lead their team in tackles, with Shazier ranking sixth in the Big Ten with 8.2 stops per game and Borland tied for seventh in the conference with 8.1 tackles per outing. Shazier is also tied for third in the Big Ten with 9.0 tackles for loss. Nine standouts from current Big Ten schools have claimed the Butkus Award, most recently when the Buckeyes' James Laurinaitis was honored in 2007. The Butkus Award is named for former Illinois linebacker Dick Butkus, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979 following an illustrious career with the Chicago Bears.

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Oct. 27

MINNESOTA 2, PURDUE 1

INDIANA 1, WISCONSIN 0

No. 10 MICHIGAN 3, NORTHWESTERN 0

ILLINOIS 2, MICHIGAN STATE 0

OHIO STATE 3, IOWA 1

No. 21 NEBRASKA 3, No. 16 PENN STATE 2

Four Big Ten Teams in Latest BCS Standings

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Four Big Ten teams appeared among the top 25 in the latest Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings, with Michigan State and Wisconsin making their first appearances this season. Ohio State improved to 8-0 overall and won its 20th straight game to hold steady at No. 4 in the BCS poll, while Michigan had a bye and moved up to No. 21. The Spartans moved to 7-1 on the year and were ranked No. 22, their first BCS ranking since Dec. 4, 2011, while the Badgers had a bye on Saturday and were slotted at No. 24, their first appearance since Oct. 21, 2012.

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Oct. 26

OHIO STATE 1, Cleveland State 0

No. 13 PENN STATE 2, No. 19 NORTHWESTERN 1 (2 OT)

WISCONSIN 1, No. 17 MICHIGAN STATE 0

 

Sunday's Result

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October 27
#1/1 MINNESOTA def. #5/5 Boston College, 6-1 &

& - Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Sunday's Results

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October 27th
ILLINOIS (rv) def. #16 WISCONSIN, 3-1
#7 MINNESOTA def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-1


Sunday's Results

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October 27th
#13 NORTHWESTERN def. Central Michigan, 2-0
INDIANA def. Ball State, 6-1
#19 IOWA def. UC Davis, 5-1


Seven Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Seven Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP), USA Today coaches and Harris Interactive polls, including four schools among the top 25. Ohio State extended its winning streak to 20 straight games and improved to 8-0 this season to maintain its position at No. 4 in each ranking. Michigan State improved to 7-1 to return to the top 25 for the first time since Sept. 15, appearing at No. 24 in the media and coaches poll and No. 23 in the Harris standings. Michigan and Wisconsin both had byes on Saturday, with the Badgers rated No. 22 by the media, No. 23 by the coaches and No. 24 by the Harris voters. The Wolverines were ranked No. 23 by the AP and No. 21 by USA Today and Harris. Minnesota moved to 6-2 on Saturday and is now receiving votes for the first time since Sept. 22. Iowa and Nebraska also received votes in at least one poll.

Wisconsin's Ron Vander Kelen has been nominated as one of three finalists for the Rose Bowl Game All-Century Class as a representative from the 1960's.  The candidates, as voted by an esteemed panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), are the sixth of a series of names that 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.

In 1963, the University of Wisconsin made a valiant effort to comeback against the USC Trojans with only 14 minutes remaining in the game.  Trailing 42-14, quarterback Ron Vander Kelen lit up the scoreboard, putting 23 points up for the Badgers before time ran out.  In this game, he set three Rose Bowl single-game records for pass attempts (48), pass completions (33) and yards passing (401). To many, he orchestrated a legendary fourth quarter comeback attempt against the Trojans in the first No. 1 (USC) versus No. 2 (Wisconsin) bowl game in college football history.  Vander Kelen was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1991.  

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. For more information on the 100th Rose Bowl Game, please visit www.tournamentofroses.com

Sunday's Schedule

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October 27
#5/5 Boston College at #1/1 MINNESOTA - 2 p.m. ET, Fox Sports North/SportsTime Ohio/Fox College Sports-Central &

& - Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Oct. 27

MINNESOTA at PURDUE - 1 p.m. ET

WISCONSIN (rv) at INDIANA - 1:30 p.m. ET

No. 10 MICHIGAN at NORTHWESTERN - 2 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE at ILLINOIS - 2 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE at IOWA - 2 p.m. ET

No. 16 PENN STATE at No. 21 NEBRASKA - 2 p.m. ET

Week 9 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Four Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, led by Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah with 165 yards against Minnesota. Other Big Ten players to surpass the 100-yard mark were Ohio State's Carlos Hyde (147 yards, two TDs), Minnesota's David Cobb (138 yards) and Michigan State's Jeremy Langford (104 yards, two TDs).

Passing: Two Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 200 yards, led by Ohio State's Braxton Miller with 252 yards and three touchdowns against Penn State. Michigan State's Connor Cook completed 15-of-16 passes for 208 yards and three touchdowns versus Illinois.

Receiving: Three Big Ten players caught six or more passes or totaled 90 or more receiving yards, led by Penn State's Allen Robinson with 12 catches for 173 yards and one touchdown at Ohio State. The Buckeyes' Devin Smith posted 90 yards on five receptions, while Illinois' Spencer Harris caught six balls for 46 yards.

Tackles: Ten conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by Illinois' Mason Monheim and Northwestern's Chi Chi Ariguzo with 14 defensive stops. Nebraska's David Santos racked up 13 tackles, while Iowa's Christian Kirksey and Northwestern's Damien Proby posted 12 stops. Other Big Ten players with double-digit tackles were Nebraska's Zaire Anderson (11), Penn State's Lucas Jordan (11), Illinois' Jonathan Brown (10), Northwestern's Traveon Henry (10) and Ohio State's Ryan Shazier (10).

Tackles for Loss: Ten Big Ten defenders recorded two or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by Ohio State's Noah Spence with three TFLs, including two sacks. Iowa's James Morris also had two sacks and finished with 2.5 TFLs, while Michigan State's Denicos Allen recorded 2.5 TFLs with one sack. Big Ten players with 2.0 TFLs included the Hawkeyes' trio of Mike Hardy (one sack), Anthony Hitchens (one sack) and Drew Ott (one sack), Michigan State's Marcus Rush (one sack), Minnesota's Rashede Hageman (one sack), Northwestern's Chi Chi Ariguzo (one sack) and Penn State's Anthony Zettel.

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Oct. 27

Cleveland State at OHIO STATE - 12 p.m. ET

No. 19 NORTHWESTERN at No. 13 PENN STATE - 1 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

No. 17 MICHIGAN STATE at WISCONSIN - 3 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

Saturday's Results

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October 26
Vermont def. PENN STATE, 5-2 & [1]
#18/rv UMass Lowell def. #4/4 MICHIGAN, 2-1 &
OHIO STATE (rv) def. Robert Morris, 4-3
MICHIGAN STATE def. #13/14 Boston University, 3-1 &

[1] Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
& - Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Saturday's Results

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Saturday, Oct. 26

MICHIGAN 2, INDIANA 1

Sunday's Schedule

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October 27th
ILLINOIS (rv) at #16 WISCONSIN - 2 p.m., BTDN
NORTHWESTERN (rv) at #7 MINNESOTA - 2 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

Saturday's Results

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October 26th
INDIANA def. #10 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-2
#2 PENN STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
#21 PURDUE def. #17 MICHIGAN, 3-1


Sunday's Schedule

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October 27th
#13 NORTHWESTERN at Central Michigan - Noon
Ball State at INDIANA - 1 p.m., BTDN
UC Davis at #19 IOWA - 2 p.m.

All times are ET

Saturday's Results

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October 26th
INDIANA def. OHIO STATE, 5-4 (OT)
#13 NORTHWESTERN def. MICHIGAN STATE, 2-1
#6 PENN STATE def. UC Davis, 5-0
MICHIGAN def. Pacific, 5-0

Saturday's Schedule

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Saturday, Oct. 26

INDIANA at MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

Saturday's Schedule

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October 26
Vermont vs. PENN STATE - 5 p.m., Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia (live)/New England (tape-delayed, 9 p.m.) & [1]
#18/rv UMass Lowell at #4/4 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m., XFINITY Channel 900 &
OHIO STATE (rv) at Robert Morris - 7 p.m.
#13/14 Boston University at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. &

[1] Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia
& - Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Friday's Results

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Friday, Oct. 25

No. 21 NEBRASKA 1, OHIO STATE 0

No. 10 MICHIGAN 2, ILLINOIS 0

MICHIGAN STATE 2, NORTHWESTERN 1

IOWA 3, No. 16 PENN STATE 2

Friday's Results

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October 25
#4/4 MICHIGAN def. #13/14 Boston University, 2-1 &
#18/rv UMass Lowell def. MICHIGAN STATE, 4-1 &
PENN STATE ties RIT, 3-3
OHIO STATE (rv) def. Robert Morris, 5-3
#1/1 MINNESOTA ties #5/5 Boston College, 3-3 &

& - Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Saturday's Schedule

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October 26th
INDIANA at #10 MICHIGAN STATE - 6:30 p.m.
IOWA at #2 PENN STATE - 7 p.m., BTDN
#21 PURDUE at #17 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

Friday's Results

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October 25th
#13 NEBRASKA def. #24 OHIO STATE, 3-1

Saturday's Schedule

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October 26th
INDIANA at OHIO STATE - Noon
#13 NORTHWESTERN at MICHIGAN STATE - 1 p.m., BTDN
#6 PENN STATE vs. UC Davis - 2 p.m. [1]
MICHIGAN vs. Pacific - 6 p.m. [2]

All times are ET
[1] Iowa City, Iowa
[2] Palo Alto, Calif.

Friday's Results

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October 25th
#6 PENN STATE def. #19 IOWA, 2-1
#11 Stanford def. MICHIGAN, 2-1


Friday's Schedule

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October 25
#13/14 Boston University at #4/4 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET, XFINITY Channel 900 &
#18/rv UMass Lowell at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. ET, FS Detroit &
RIT at PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET
Robert Morris at OHIO STATE (rv) - 7 p.m. ET
#5/5 Boston College at #1/1 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. ET, BTN &

& - Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Weekend Match Has Big Ten Championship Implications

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Heading into the fifth weekend of the conference season, No. 13 Penn State can clinch the outright Big Ten Championship. With a win against No. 19 Northwestern on Sunday (1 p.m.), the Nittany Lions would win their second-straight title. The Nittany Lions and Wildcats will air live on BTN, followed by the Michigan State-Wisconsin game beginning at 3 p.m. ET. Last season, Penn State and Northwestern shared the 2012 Big Ten Championship.

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Thirty Big Ten student-athletes in 12 different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Oct. 21. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week -Mason Ferlic, MICH

Women's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Kelsey Duerksen, IND

Field Hockey
Offensive Player of the Week - Taylor Herold, PSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Brittany Grzywacz, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Jessy Silfer, IOWA

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Jeremy Gallon, MICH
Defensive Player of the Week - Max Bullough, MSU
Special Teams Player of the Week - Mitch Ewald, IND
Freshman of the Week - Desmond King, IOWA

Men's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Jon Trasamar, MINN

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Carmen Laguna, MINN

Hockey
First Star - Sam Warning, MINN
Second Star - Tyler Motte, MICH
Third Star - Justin Kloos, MINN

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week - Drew Klingenberg, PSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Andrew Wolverton, PSU

Women's Soccer 
Co-Offensive Players of the Week - Nkem Ezurike, MICH & Maya Hayes, PSU
Defensive Player of the Week of the Week - Emma Stevens, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Nichelle Prince, OSU

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - John Hauser, PSU
Diver of the Week - Jamie Bissett, PUR
Freshman of the Week - Daryl Turner, MINN

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Brooklyn Snodgrass, IND
Diver of the Week - Maggie Keefer, MINN
Freshman of the Week -Gia Dalesandro, IND

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Val Nichol, PUR
Defensive Player of the Week - Annemarie Hickey, WIS
Setter of the Week - Lexi Dannemiller, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Hannah Tapp, MINN

Friday's Schedule

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October 25th
#13 NEBRASKA at #24 OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. ET, BTDN

Eight Big Ten Punters Named Candidates for Ray Guy Award

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Eight Big Ten players have been nominated for the 2013 Ray Guy Award, honoring the nation's top punter, the Augusta Sports Council announced on Friday. Illinois' Justin DuVernois, Iowa's Connor Kornbrath, Michigan State's Mike Sadler, Minnesota's Peter Mortell, Nebraska's Sam Foltz, Ohio State's Cameron Johnston, Purdue's Cody Webster and Wisconsin's Drew Meyer were named to the 85-man watch list, which will be narrowed to 10 semifinalists on Nov. 8 and three finalists on Nov. 25, with the winner announced live on ESPN on Dec. 12. Three Big Ten punters have earned the honor since first awarded in 2000, with Ohio State's B.J. Sander the last in 2003.

Friday's Schedule

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October 25th
#6 PENN STATE at #19 IOWA - 3 p.m., BTN
MICHIGAN at #11 Stanford - 5 p.m.

All times are ET


Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 25

MICHIGAN, Texas at INDIANA - 3 p.m. ET

ILLINOIS, Liberty at MICHIGAN STATE - 5 p.m. ET

NORTHWESTERN at Western Kentucky - 5 p.m. ET

Kenyon at OHIO STATE - 6 p.m. ET

Saturday, Oct. 26

MICHIGAN, Texas at INDIANA - 10 a.m. ET

NEBRASKA at Arkansas - 12 p.m. ET

PURDUE at Indiana Intercollegiates (West Lafayette, Ind.) - 12 p.m. ET

ILLINOIS, Wayne State at Oakland - 1 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 25

MICHIGAN, Texas at INDIANA - 3 p.m. ET

NORTHWESTERN at Western Kentucky - 5 p.m. ET

Kenyon at OHIO STATE - 6 p.m. ET

Saturday, Oct. 26

MICHIGAN, Texas at INDIANA - 10 a.m. ET

PURDUE at Indiana Intercollegiates (West Lafayette, Ind.) - 12 p.m. ET

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 25

OHIO STATE at No. 21 NEBRASKA - 4 p.m. ET

No. 10 MICHIGAN at ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE at NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m. ET

No. 16 PENN STATE at IOWA - 8 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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Oct. 25-27

MICHIGAN STATE at Landfall Tradition

NORTHWESTERN at Stanford Invitational

OHIO STATE at Landfall Tradition

PURDUE at Landfall Tradition

Oct. 27-28

ILLINOIS at Palmetto Intercollegiate

MICHIGAN at Palmetto Intercollegiate

Oct. 27-29

INDIANA at Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

MINNESOTA at Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

NEBRASKA at Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

WISCONSIN at Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown

Weekend Schedule

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Oct. 25-26

NEBRASKA at Price's "Give Em Five" Invitational

Oct. 26-27

PURDUE at Bridgestone Golf Collegiate

Oct. 27-29

MICHIGAN at The Invitational at the Ocean Course

MICHIGAN STATE at The Invitational at the Ocean Course

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 25

ILLINOIS at Illinois Open

No. 14 MICHIGAN at EMU Fall Classic

No. 6 MICHIGAN STATE at EMU Fall Classic

No. 28 WISCONSIN at UW-Oshkosh Open

Saturday, Oct. 26

No. 15 MINNESOTA at Jack's Twilight Run

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 25

ILLINOIS (rv) at Illinois Open

MICHIGAN STATE at EMU Fall Classic

No. 7 WISCONSIN at UW-Oshkosh Open

Thursday's Results

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Thursday, Oct. 24

INDIANA 2, PURDUE 1

MINNESOTA 1, WISCONSIN (rv) 0

Thursday's Schedule

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Thursday, Oct. 24

INDIANA at PURDUE - 7 p.m. ET

MINNESOTA at WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Results

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Wednesday, Oct. 23

INDIANA 4, Evansville 2

OHIO STATE 4, Oakland 0

No. 17 MICHGIAN STATE 0, No. 18 Akron 0 (2 OT)

WISCONSIN 1, Milwaukee 1 (2 OT)

Four Big Ten Point Guards Named to Cousy Award Watch List

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The preseason watch list for the Cousy Award, recognizing the top men's basketball point guard in the country, has been released. Indiana's Yogi Ferrell, Michigan State's Keith Appling, Ohio State's Aaron Craft and Penn State's Tim Frazier were all named to the preseason list.

Ferrell was named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten by the media contingent last season, and collected All-Freshman Team honors from the to the Big Ten's coaches. He started all 36 games and averaged a team-best 4.1 assists per game in helping lead the Hoosiers to their first outright Big Ten Championship since 1993.

Appling was one of three Michigan State players to collect second-team All-Big Ten honors from the media last season, pacing the Spartans in both scoring (13.4 ppg) and assists (3.4 apg). Michigan State, which enters the 2013-14 campaign ranked No. 2 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, advanced to the Sweet 16 last season for the 11th time under head coach Tom Izzo.    

Craft averaged 10.0 points and 4.6 assists per game in leading the Buckeyes to the 2013 Big Ten Tournament Championship and a berth in the regional finals of the NCAA Tournament. He was named first-team All-Big Ten by the media, was tabbed the Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player and was a Cousy Award semifinalist.

Frazier was forced to sit out the 2012-13 campaign with a leg injury, but returns for his senior season after a standout 2011-12 campaign that earned him first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference media. He ranked second in the Big Ten in scoring (19.6 ppg) that season, while leading the conference in both assists (5.6 apg) and steals (2.4 spg).     


Wednesday's Results

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October 23rd
#17 MICHIGAN def. #10 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-1
#2 PENN STATE def. #24 OHIO STATE, 3-0
#13 NEBRASKA def. IOWA, 3-0
#16 WISCONSIN def. #7 MINNESOTA, 3-1
NORTHWESTERN (rv) def. ILLINOIS (rv), 3-2


Wednesday's Result

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October 23rd
OHIO STATE def. Ball State, 2-1

Big Ten Women's Soccer Weekly Accolades

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Top Drawer Soccer, CollegeSoccer360.com and College Sports Madness revealed the latest women's soccer weekly honors. Garnering recognition from the Big Ten included Michigan's Nkem Ezurike, Nebraska's Emma Stevens, Ohio State's Nichelle Prince and Penn State's Brittany Basinger and Maya Hayes.

A trio of Big Ten players were named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week. Ezurike scored the lone goal in Michigan's 1-0 shutout of Indiana on Oct. 18, and collected two goals in the Wolverines' 3-1 defeat of Purdue on Oct. 20. She became Michigan's all-time scoring leader, reaching 45 career goals. Ezurike also earned Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week honors.

Stevens, who recorded 12 saves in a pair of Big Ten matches, helped the Cornhuskers defeat Wisconsin, 2-1, in double overtime (Oct. 18) and shut out Minnesota, 1-0, in Minneapolis (Oct. 20). She became Nebraska's all-times saves leader, reaching 245 career saves.

Hayes scored two goals, including the game-winner, in Penn State's 4-2 victory over Ohio State (Oct. 17), and collected one goal in the Nittany Lions' 5-0 shutout of Illinois (Oct. 20).

CollegeSoccer360.com announced its Primetime Players of the Week, with Stevens and Basinger being named to the team.

Prince picked up College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week honors after recording a hat trick in Ohio State's 6-1 win over Northwestern (Oct. 20), and collecting one goal in the Buckeyes' 4-2 loss to Penn State (Oct. 17).

Ezurike, Stevens, Prince and Hayes were all named Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday.

In Big Ten women's soccer this week, Purdue will host Indiana, while Minnesota will travel to Wisconsin on Thursday. On Friday, Ohio State will face Nebraska, Illinois will entertain Michigan, Michigan State will compete at Northwestern and Penn State will collide with Iowa.

Big Ten Men's Soccer Weekly Honors

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Three Big Ten men's soccer players earned recognition in Top Drawer Soccer, CollegeSoccer360.com and College Sports Madness weekly honors, including Michigan's Tyler Arnone and Penn State's Mike Robinson and Andrew Wolverton.

Robinson and Arnone earned spots on the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week, it was announced Wednesday. Robinson recorded one assist in the Nittany Lions' 2-1 double-overtime win against Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., on Oct. 20. Arnone scored the game-winning goal in Michigan's 2-1 defeat of Wisconsin in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Oct. 20.

Wolverton was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, and was selected as the College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week.

Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin will all compete in nonconference matchups this week. On Saturday, Indiana and Michigan will go head-to-head in a match that will air on BTN beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

The race for the Big Ten Championship heats up this weekend. Penn State controls its own destiny and can clinch the outright title with a win against Northwestern on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. In the second game of a live doubleheader on BTN, Michigan State and Wisconsin will kickoff at 3 p.m. ET.

Three Big Ten players were named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30, it was announced on Wednesday afternoon. Minnesota's Rachel Banham, Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Penn State's Maggie Lucas were each named to the preseason list, which honors the nation's most outstanding player. The trio appear on their second preseason watch list this year, having also earned spots on the preseason Wade Award Watch List. Lucas was a finalist for both awards last season.

Five Big Ten Teams Recognized in Latest Top 30 Poll

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Five Big Ten teams earned recognition in the latest USTFCCCA men's cross country top 30 poll. Wisconsin topped the list at No. 7, followed by No. 16 Michigan and No. 24 Indiana. Minnesota and Illinois also received votes in the poll.

In Big Ten men's cross country action this weekend, Illinois will race in the Illinois Open, Michigan State will compete in the EMU Fall Classic and Wisconsin will travel to the UW-Oshkosh Open.

The Big Ten Championships will be held in West Lafayette, Ind., on Nov. 3.

Click here for the full poll.

Six Big Ten Teams Ranked in Top 30 Poll

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The USTFCCCA women's cross country top 30 poll was released, with a season-high six Big Ten teams garnering recognition. Michigan State led the way at No. 6, followed by No. 14 Michigan, No. 15 Minnesota and No. 21 Indiana. Wisconsin and Penn State checked in at No. 28 and No. 29, respectively.

The Big Ten women's cross country schedule will resume this weekend. On Friday, Illinois will compete in the Illinois Open, Michigan and Michigan State will race in the EMU Fall Classic and Wisconsin will travel to the UW-Oshkosh Open. Minnesota will compete in the Jack's Twilight Run in Minneapolis on Saturday.

The Big Ten Championships will be held in West Lafayette, Ind., on Nov. 3.

Click here for the full poll.

Wednesday's Schedule

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October 23rd
#17 MICHIGAN at #10 MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. *
#24 OHIO STATE at #2 PENN STATE - 7 p.m.
IOWA at #13 NEBRASKA - 7:30 p.m. %
ILLINOIS (rv) at NORTHWESTERN (rv) - 8 p.m. *
#7 MINNESOTA at #16 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. *

All times are ET
% - BTN
* BTDN

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wednesday, Oct. 23

Evansville at INDIANA - 7 p.m. ET

Oakland at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. ET

No. 17 MICHIGAN STATE at Akron - 7 p.m. ET

WISCONSIN at Milwaukee - 9 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Schedule

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October 23rd
OHIO STATE at Ball State - 3 p.m. ET

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 7

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Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska) - Recorded five solo tackles and one pass deflection in the Giants' 23-7 win over the Vikings

Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis Colts (Iowa) - Tallied six tackles, an interception and a pass deflection in the Colts' 39-33 defeat of the Broncos

Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks (Purdue)
- Recorded one sack and one tackle in Seattle's 34-22 defeat of Arizona

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan State) - Rushed for 93 yards in Pittsburgh's 19-16 victory over Baltimore

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State)
- Recorded six tackles, including five solo, and one pass deflection in the 49ers' 31-17 win over the Titans

Josh Brown, PK, New York Giants (Nebraska)
- Made all three field goal attempts and two extra-point attempts in the Giants' 23-7 defeat of the Vikings

Dallas Clark, TE, Baltimore Ravens (Iowa)
- Tallied three receptions and a touchdown in Baltimore's 19-16 loss to Pittsburgh

Barry Cofield, NT, Washington Redskins (Northwestern)
- Recorded one sack and three tackles in Washington's 45-41 defeat of Chicago

Colin Cole, DT, Carolina Panthers (Iowa)
- Recorded two tackles and one sack in Carolina's 30-15 victory over St. Louis

Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets (Illinois) - Caught three passes for 41 yards, including a long of 25, in the Jets' 30-27 overtime win over the Patriots

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska)
- Led the team with 10 solo tackles and one pass deflection in Tampa Bay's 31-23 loss to the Falcons

Kellen Davis, TE, Seattle Seahawks (Michigan State) - Notched a touchdown reception in the Seahawks' 34-22 win over the Cardinals  


Vontae Davis, CB, Indianapolis Colts (Illinois)
- Posted five tackles and two pass deflections in Indianapolis' 39-33 victory over Denver

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Recorded eight receptions for 150 yards, including a long of 49, and a touchdown in the Broncos' 39-33 loss to the Colts

Jay Feely, PK, Arizona Cardinals (Michigan)
- Nailed all three of his field goal attempts, including a 52-yarder in Arizona's 34-22 loss to Seattle

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa)
- Tallied 10 tackles, including six solo, in Minnesota's 23-7 loss to the N.Y. Giants

Tamba Hali, LB, Kansas City Chiefs (Penn State)
- Tallied six tackles, including five solo, and 2.5 sacks in the Chiefs' 17-16 victory over the Texans

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan)
- Recorded five tackles, including one for loss, in the Jets' 30-27 overtime win over the Patriots

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Notched six receptions for 69 yards in Miami's 23-21 loss to Buffalo

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Tallied 12 tackles in the Packers' 31-13 win over the Browns

Roy Helu, RB, Washington Redskins (Nebraska) - Carried the ball 11 times for 41 yards, including three rushing touchdowns, in the Redskins' 45-41 win over Chicago

Micah Hyde, CB, Green Bay Packers (Iowa) - Recorded six solo tackles in Green Bay's 31-13 win over Cleveland

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State)
- Led the team with 11 tackles, including seven solo, and one sack in the Rams' 30-15 loss to the Panthers

Sean Lee, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Penn State)
- Led the team with 11 tackles, including nine solo, and tallied one interception in the Cowboy's 17-3 win over the Eagles

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Recorded eight tackles, including seven solo, and one pass deflection in Detroit's 27-24 loss to Cincinnati

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Illinois) - Rushed for a touchdown in the Cardinals' 34-22 loss to the Seahawks

Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue
) - Tallied six tackles, including three solo, in New England's 30-27 loss to the N.Y. Jets

Mike Nugent, PK, Cincinnati Bengals (Ohio State)
- Made two field goals, including the game-winning 54-yarder, and nailed three extra-point attempts in Cincinnati's 27-24 defeat of Detroit

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Had a team-high 14 tackles, including 13 solo, in the Jaguars' 24-6 loss to the Chargers

Matt Shaughnessy, LB, Arizona Cardinals (Wisconsin) - Recorded one sack and three solo tackles in Arizona's 34-22 loss to Seattle

Marcus Sherels, CB, Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota) - Returned a punt for a touchdown and tallied a tackle and a pass deflection in the Vikings 23-7 loss to the Giants

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin)
- Notched one sack and six solo tackles in the Texans' 17-16 loss to the Chiefs

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin
) - Threw for 235 yards on 18-of-29 passing and three touchdowns in Seattle's 34-22 victory over Arizona

LaMarr Woodley, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan) - Posted four tackles, one sack and one pass deflection in the Steelers' 19-16 win over the Ravens

 

Five conference standouts were selected as quarterfinalists for the 2013 Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced on Wednesday. Iowa's James Morris, Michigan State's Max Bullough, Northwestern's Ibraheim Campbell, Ohio State's Ryan Shazier and Wisconsin's Chris Borland are among the 20 players on the mid-season list, which will be cut to eight semifinalists on Nov. 13 before the four finalists are revealed on Nov. 27. The award was first distributed in 2004, with two conference standouts claiming the honor since in the last five seasons - Ohio State's James Laurinaitis in 2008 and Wisconsin's J.J. Watt in 2010.

Tuesday's Result

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October 22nd
#21 PURDUE def. INDIANA, 3-0

Four Teams Received Recognition in Latest Top 25 Polls

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Four teams garnered recognition in the latest NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 men's soccer polls, including Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State and Wisconsin.

Penn State jumped four spots in the coaches' poll to No. 13, followed by No. 17 Michigan State and No. 19 Northwestern. In Soccer America's weekly poll, the Wildcats led the way at No. 13, followed by No. 18 Penn State and No. 25 Michigan State. In the Top Drawer Soccer poll, Penn State improved to No. 15, while Northwestern checked in at No. 17. Michigan State and Wisconsin were ranked No. 19 and No. 25, respectively.

Penn State earned recognition for its 2-1 double-overtime defeat of Michigan State in East Lansing, Mich., on Oct. 20. The Northwestern-Ohio State matchup resulted in a 0-0 draw, while Wisconsin fell to Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Oct. 20.

In Big Ten men's soccer this week, Indiana will host Evansville and Ohio State will entertain Oakland on Wednesday. Indiana and Michigan will go head-to-head in a match that will air on BTN at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday. On Sunday, Ohio State will host Cleveland State, Northwestern will travel to Penn State and Michigan State will play at Wisconsin.

Four Teams Recognized in Latest Top 25 Polls

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

In the coaches' poll, Michigan checked in at No. 10, followed by No. 16 Penn State and No. 21 Nebraska. Wisconsin also received votes in the poll. Michigan landed at No. 10, followed by Penn State and Nebraska at No. 17 and No. 18, respectively, in the Soccer America Poll. In the Top Drawer Soccer poll, Penn State topped the list at No. 9, followed by No. 13 Michigan and No. 24 Nebraska.

The Wolverines led the way in the coaches' poll after winning their fifth-straight game against a Big Ten opponent, a 3-1 win over Purdue in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Oct. 20. Penn State improved in all three polls after shutting out Illinois, 5-0, in University Park, Pa., on Oct. 20. Nebraska leads the Big Ten after recording a pair of road wins against Wisconsin (2-1) and Minnesota (1-0). Wisconsin earned votes following a weekend split against Nebraska and Iowa.

With a full lineup on Sunday, all 12 Big Ten squads will face conference opponents this week.

Tuesday's Result

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October 22nd
MICHIGAN STATE def. Central Michigan, 1-0

Three Field Hockey Squads Appear in NFHCA Top 20

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Three Big Ten field hockey teams are ranked in this week's Penn Monto/NFHCA poll, released on Tuesday. Penn State leads ranked conference teams, coming in at No. 6. Northwestern checks in at No. 13 and Iowa is ranked No. 19.

For the complete poll, click here.



Tuesday's Schedule

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October 22nd
Central Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE - 3 p.m. ET

Tuesday's Schedule

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October 22nd
INDIANA at #21 PURDUE - 8 p.m. ET, BTN
Ten Big Ten volleyball squads are ranked or receiving votes in the AVCA Division I Coaches poll, the most among all conferences. Penn State jumped to spots to No. 2, while Minnesota and Michigan State join the Nittany Lions in the top 10 at No. 7 and No. 10, respectively. Nebraska checks in at No. 13, followed by No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 17 Michigan, No. 21 Purdue and No. 24 Ohio State. Illinois and Northwestern are receiving votes in the poll.

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Minnesota Claims Top Spot in Both National Polls

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After jumping out to a perfect 4-0-0 start this season, Minnesota has claimed the No. 1 spot in the latest editions of both the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine and USCHO.com polls. The Gophers posted a road sweep at Bemidji State last weekend with 6-3 and 5-1 victories to move up from No. 3 in last week's polls.

Michigan is now the No. 4 team in both polls after posting a win and a tie at No. 13 New Hampshire last weekend. The Wolverines and Wildcats skated to a 1-1 tie on Friday before Tyler Motte tallied an overtime game-winning goal on Saturday to earn the 3-2 victory. Meanwhile, Wisconsin dropped to No. 11 in both polls following road losses to Boston College and Boston University. Ohio State is receiving votes in the USCHO.com poll.

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
2. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 2.67
3. Rachael Mack, MICH - 2.60

Goals Per Game

T4. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 1.13
T4. Rachael Mack, MICH - 1.13

Assists Per Game
T3. Laura Gebhart, PSU - 0.79
T15. Leslie Smith, MICH - 0.60

Defensive Saves
T7. Dani Hemeon, IOWA - 5
T25. Ali Helwig, MSU - 3
T25. Julia Retzky, NU - 3
T25. Sydney Supica - 3

Goals Against Average
6. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 1.17
17. Kylie Licata, PSU - 1.36
19. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA - 1.39

Goalie Win-Loss Percentage
6. Kylie Licata, PSU - 0.786
T9. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.750

Save Percentage
21. Maggie Olson, IND - 0.752


Monday's Schedule

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Oct. 21-22

IOWA at Fighting Camel Classic

Michigan's Gardner Named to Manning Award "Stars of the Week"

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The Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl, has named Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner as one of eight quarterbacks among its "Stars of the Week." The junior signal caller set school records with 503 passing yards and 584 yards of total offense, the latter of which was just one yard shy of the Big Ten record of 585 yards of total offense set by Illinois' Dave Wilson in 1980. Gardner completed 21-of-29 passes with two touchdowns, and added 81 rushing yards and three scores, to lead Michigan to a 63-47 win over Indiana. College football fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for what they think was the best performance from this past weekend. When voting closes on Thursday at 11 a.m. (Central), the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Player of the Week.

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Monday's Schedule

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Oct. 21-22

INDIANA at Pinetree Intercollegiate

NEBRASKA at Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

PENN STATE at Georgetown Intercollegiate

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Oct. 20

INDIANA 3, MICHIGAN STATE 2

OHIO STATE 6, NORTHWESTERN 1

No. 17 PENN STATE 5, ILLINOIS 0

WISCONSIN 2, IOWA 1

No. 22 NEBRASKA 1, MINNESOTA 0

No. 12 MICHIGAN 3, PURDUE 1

Three Big Ten Teams Appear in First BCS Standings

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The initial Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings of the 2013 season feature three Big Ten teams - No. 4 Ohio State, No. 22 Michigan and No. 24 Nebraska. The Buckeyes make their 77th appearance in the BCS poll, which ranks seventh among all teams. OSU cracks the BCS standings for the first time since the 2010 campaign, and rate among the top four for the first time since ending the 2007 season rated No. 1 overall. The Wolverines have now appeared in 76 BCS standings, which rates eighth among all schools, after ending last season at No. 18 in the final BCS poll on Dec. 2. The Cornhuskers make their 63rd appearance in the BCS rankings after wrapping up last year at No. 16.

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Oct. 12

MICHIGAN 2, WISCONSIN 1

No. 16 NORTHWESTERN 0, OHIO STATE 0

No. 17 PENN STATE 2, No. 14 MICHIGAN STATE 1

Sunday's Results

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October 20th
#18 IOWA def. Miami (Ohio), 3-1
#19 MICHIGAN def. OHIO STATE, 2-1 (OT)
Rutgers def. INDIANA, 1-0
#17 Louisville def. #11 NORTHWESTERN, 2-0


Sunday's Results

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October 20th
#15 WISCONSIN def. #5 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-1
#4 PENN STATE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0
ILLINOIS (rv) def. #17 OHIO STATE, 3-1


Five Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Five Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP), USA Today coaches and Harris Interactive polls, including four among the top 25. Ohio State improved to 7-0 on the year and won its 19th consecutive game to appear at No. 4 in all three polls. Wisconsin earned a win at Illinois to move up to No. 22 in the media vote and No. 24 in the coaches' and Harris tally. Michigan's offensive explosion against Indiana pushed the Wolverines up to No. 24 in the AP poll, No. 23 in the coaches' ranking and No. 22 in the Harris vote. Nebraska had a bye, but moved up to No. 25 in the media ranking while holding steady at No. 21 in the coaches' vote and No. 23 in the Harris system. Michigan State continued to receive votes in all three polls, standing just outside the top 25 at No. 26 overall in the USA Today and Harris Interactive rankings and No. 29 overall in the AP poll.

Alan Ameche, Woody Hayes and Bob Jeter have been nominated as finalists for the Rose Bowl Game All-Century Class as representatives from the 1950's.  The candidates, as voted by an esteemed panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), are the fifth of a series of names that 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. 

Alan Ameche was the 1954 Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Wisconsin.  Before being cast into iron lore, he ran for 133 yards on 28 carries in the 1953 Rose Bowl Game.  Despite breaking loose for a 54-yard run in the third quarter, an unfortunate Badger fumble two plays later led to USC scoring the game's only touchdown on the ensuing drive.  Ameche, known as "The Iron Horse" because of his ability to play nearly 55 of 60 minutes a game, gained 3,345 yards rushing in his career at Wisconsin, a then-NCAA record. He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame, Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame, Italian American Sports Hall of Fame and was a member of the 2004 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame. His number 35 is one of six honored numbers at the University of Wisconsin. 

Woody Hayes is synonymous with Rose Bowl Game history.  His success translated into scores of accolades, including three of his four Rose Bowl Game wins leading to national championships for Ohio State. Hayes ranks second in all-time Rose Bowl Game appearances as a head coach with eight, just behind rival Bo Schembechler, who made 10 (six of which were after Hayes stopped coaching).  Hayes is also one of only three coaches to take his team to four consecutive Rose Bowl Games (1973-76), facing off against John McKay and the USC Trojans for the first three (1-2 record), before losing to Dick Vermeil and the UCLA Bruins in his final Rose Bowl Game.  Hayes was a member of the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame 1989 class. 

On January 1, 1959, Iowa halfback Bob Jeter set fire to the Rose Bowl Game record books, posting new marks for total rushing yards, yards per carry and longest run.  In Iowa's 38-12 win over California, the Hawkeye's rushed for 429 yards.  Jeter personally took care of a staggering 194 of those yards on only nine carries for an average of 21.6 yards per carry - including an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.   His record-setting Rose Bowl Game performance earned him Player of the Game honors and was the closing note on a great day.  In his Hawkeye career, "Jeet's" netted 1,016 yards for a 5.9 yard/carry average.  He was a member of the 1994 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.

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.

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Oct. 20

INDIANA at MICHIGAN STATE - 12 p.m. ET

NORTHWESTERN at OHIO STATE - 12 p.m. ET

ILLINOIS at No. 17 PENN STATE - 1 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

IOWA at WISCONSIN (rv) - 2 p.m. ET

No. 22 NEBRASKA at MINNESOTA - 2 p.m. ET

PURDUE at No. 12 MICHIGAN - 3 p.m. ET

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Oct. 20

WISCONSIN (rv) at MICHIGAN - 12 p.m. ET

No. 16 NORTHWESTERN at OHIO STATE - 2 p.m. ET

No. 17 PENN STATE at No. 14 MICHIGAN STATE - 2:30 p.m. ET

Week 8 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Six Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, led by Michigan's Fitzgerald Toussaint with 151 yards and four touchdowns against Indiana. Other Big Ten players to surpass the 100-yard mark were the Ohio State duo of Carlos Hyde (149 yards, two TDs) and Braxton Miller (102 yards), Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon (142 yards, three TDs), Michigan State's Jeremy Langford (131 yards) and Minnesota's David Cobb (103 yards).

Passing: Four Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 240 yards, led by a school-record 503-yard effort with two touchdowns by Michigan's Devin Gardner. The 503-yard outing ranks just outside the top 10 single-game performances in Big Ten history. Other conference quarterbacks with more than 240 passing yards were Indiana's Tre Roberson (288 yards, three TDs), Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase (249 yards) and Iowa's Jake Rudock (245 yards, three TDs).

Receiving: Seven Big Ten players caught seven more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards, led by Michigan's Jeremy Gallon with a conference single-game record 369 receiving yards on 14 catches with two touchdowns against Indiana. Gallon's 369 receiving yards mark the second-highest single-game total in Football Bowl Subdivision history, and breaks the Big Ten mark of 301 yards through the air set by Purdue's Chris Daniels in 1999. Other Big Ten wideouts to surpass the 100-yard mark were Iowa's Jake Duzey (138 yards, one TD), Indiana's Kofi Hughes (138 yards, one TD), Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis (106 yards) and Illinois' Steve Hull (105 yards). In addition, Northwestern's Tony Jones hauled in eight catches for 84 yards and one touchdown, while Ohio State's Devin Smith caught seven passes for 72 yards and one score.

Tackles: Ten conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by Illinois' Zane Petty with 14 defensive stops. Three players racked up 12 tackles - Indiana's Greg Heban and the Iowa tandem of Desmond King and James Morris - while four defenders collected 11 stops - Illinois' Earnest Thomas III, Iowa's Anthony Hitchens, Minnesota's Antonio Johnson and Northwestern's Nick VanHoose. Michigan State's Max Bullough and Northwestern's Damien Proby each posted 10 tackles.

Tackles for Loss: Four Big Ten defenders recorded two tackles for loss (TFLs) - Indiana's T.J. Simmons (one sack), Michigan State's Max Bullough (one sack), Northwestern's Tyler Scott (one sack) and Purdue's Bruce Gaston.

Saturday's Results

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October 19
#15/RV Boston University def.#2/2 WISCONSIN, 7-3 &
Massachusetts def. MICHIGAN STATE (rv), 5-2 &
#5/5 MICHIGAN def. #13/13 New Hampshire, 3-2 (OT) &
#3/3 MINNESOTA def. Bemidji State, 5-1
Air Force (rv) def. PENN STATE, 3-1

& - Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Sunday's Schedule

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October 20th
#5 MICHIGAN STATE at #15 WISCONSIN - 2 p.m. %
#4 PENN STATE at NORTHWESTERN - 2 p.m. *
#17 OHIO STATE at ILLINOIS (rv) - 3 p.m. *

All times are ET
% - BTN
* - BTDN

Sunday's Schedule

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October 20th
#18 IOWA at Miami (Ohio) - Noon
#19 MICHIGAN at OHIO STATE - 1 p.m.
Rutgers at INDIANA - 1 p.m.
#11 NORTHWESTERN at #17 Louisville - 1 p.m.

All times are ET

Saturday's Results

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October 19th
#10 MINNESOTA def. #16 MICHIGAN, 3-1
#25 PURDUE def. #8 NEBRASKA, 3-1
IOWA def. INDIANA, 3-2


Saturday's Result

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October 19th
#5 PENN STATE def. MICHIGAN STATE, 4-3 PK

Saturday's Schedule

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October 19
#2/2 WISCONSIN at #15/RV Boston University - 7 p.m. ET &
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at Massachusetts - 7 p.m. ET &
#5/5 MICHIGAN at #13/13 New Hampshire - 7 p.m. ET, FCS &
#3/3 MINNESOTA at Bemidji State - 8 p.m. ET, FS North Plus
PENN STATE at Air Force (rv) - 9 p.m. ET

& - Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Friday's Results

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October 18
#7/6 Boston College def. #2/2 WISCONSIN, 9-2 &
Massachusetts def. MICHIGAN STATE (rv), 3-1 &
#5/5 MICHIGAN ties #13/13 New Hampshire, 1-1 &
#3/3 MINNESOTA def. Bemidji State, 6-3
Air Force (rv) def. PENN STATE, 5-2

& - Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Friday's Results

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Friday, Oct. 18

MICHIGAN STATE 4, PURDUE 0

MICHIGAN 1, INDIANA 0

IOWA 2, MINNESOTA 2 (2 OT)

NEBRASKA 2, WISCONSIN 1 (2 OT)

Friday's Results

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Friday, Oct. 18

VCU 1, INDIANA 0

Saturday's Schedule

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October 19th
INDIANA at IOWA - 8 p.m. *
#16 MICHIGAN at #10 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. *
#25 PURDUE at #8 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. *

All times are ET
* - BTDN

Saturday's Schedule

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October 19th
MICHIGAN STATE at #5 PENN STATE - Noon ET

Friday's Results

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October 18th
#8 NEBRASKA def. INDIANA, 3-0
#16 MICHIGAN def. #15 WISCONSIN, 3-0
#25 PURDUE def. IOWA, 3-0
#4 PENN STATE def. ILLINOIS (rv), 3-2




National Statistics Roundup

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In the updated NCAA men's soccer statistical rankings released on Friday, four Big Ten teams and four individual players garnered top 25 recognition. Below is a list of the updated rankings, including nine placements within the top 10.

Team
Assists per Game
4. Michigan State - 2.64
12. Wisconsin - 2.00
20. Northwestern - 1.85

Goals per Game
11. Wisconsin - 2.17
18. Michigan State - 2.00

Points per Game
8. Michigan State - 6.64
10. Wisconsin - 6.33

Total Assists
5. Michigan State - 29
13. Wisconsin - 24
13. Northwestern - 24

Total Goals
12. Wisconsin - 26
23. Northwestern - 23

Total Points
13. Wisconsin - 76
17. Michigan State - 73
24. Northwestern - 70

Save Percentage
4. Michigan State - .883
12. Ohio State - .849

Saves per Game
3. Ohio State - 6.58

Individual
Goals-Against Average
10. Zach Bennett, MSU - .600

Save Percentage
3. Zach Bennett, MSU - .881
6. Alex Ivanov, OSU - .869

Points per Game
9. Joey Calistri, NU - 1.77

Total Assists
15. Drew Conner, WIS - 6

Total Goals
3. Joey Calistri, NU - 10

Total Points
3. Joey Calistri, NU - 23

National Statistics Roundup

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Six Big Ten teams and student-athletes earned top 25 recognition in the updated NCAA women's soccer statistical rankings released on Friday. Below is a list of the season's rankings, including 15 placements within the top 10.

Team
Assists per Game
7. Penn State - 2.60
8. Illinois - 2.53
9. Purdue - 2.50
13. Ohio State - 2.33
17. Michigan - 2.31
20. Indiana - 2.21

Goals per Game
4. Penn State - 2.87
6. Illinois - 2.73

Points
4. Penn State - 8.33
6. Illinois - 8.00
18. Purdue - 6.93

Individual
Goals per Game
1. Jannelle Flaws, ILL - 1.20
6. Maya Hayes, PSU - 1.00

Goals-Against Average
20. Taylor Bucklin, MICH - .535

Points per Game
3. Janelle Flaws, ILL - 2.47
4. Maya Hayes, PSU - 2.33

Total Assists
12. Kinley McNicoll, WIS - 9
12. Hadley Stuart, PUR - 9
21. Alex Hairston, PUR - 8

Total Goals
1. Janelle Flaws, ILL - 18
3. Maya Hayes, PSU - 15

Total Points
1. Janelle Flaws, ILL - 37
2. Maya Hayes, PSU - 35

Friday's Schedule

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October 18
#2/2 WISCONSIN at #7/6 Boston College - 7 p.m. ET &
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at Massachusetts - 7 p.m. ET &
#5/5 MICHIGAN at #13/13 New Hampshire - 7:30 p.m. ET, FCS &
#3/3 MINNESOTA at Bemidji State - 8:30 p.m. ET, FS North
PENN STATE at Air Force (rv) - 9 p.m. ET

& - Big Ten/Hockey East Challenge

Friday's Results

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October 18th
#18 IOWA def. OHIO STATE, 3-1
#11 NORTHWESTERN def. INDIANA, 2-0


Top Drawer Soccer Midseason National Top 100

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The Big Ten Conference had 13 women's soccer players named to the Top Drawer Soccer midseason National Top 100, it was announced on Friday. Placements in the top 15 included Illinois' Vanessa DiBernardo (No. 4) and Penn State's Maya Hayes (No. 6) and Whitney Church (No. 12).

Penn State led the way with 5 players being recognized, followed by Michigan (3), Illinois (2), Iowa (1), Ohio State (1) and Wisconsin (1).

Below is a complete listing of Big Ten representatives.

 Women's Soccer:
4. Vanessa DiBernardo, Sr., Illinois
6. Maya Hayes, Sr., Penn State
12. Whitney Church, Jr., Penn State
16. Nkem Ezurike, Sr., Michigan
34. Danica Wu, Sr., Ohio State
44. Jannelle Flaws, Jr., Illinois
50. Mallory Weber, So., Penn State
59. Holly Hein, Sr., Michigan
66. Cloe Lacasse, Jr., Iowa
70. Taylor Schram, Sr., Penn State
73. Shelina Zadorsky, Sr., Michigan
79. Raquel Rodriguez Cedeno, Jr., Penn State
94. Kinley McNicoll, So., Wisconsin

Top Drawer Soccer revealed its midseason National Top 100 for men's soccer, which included 13 Big Ten players. Among the top 25 selections were Northwestern's Chris Ritter (No. 10) and Joey Calistri (No. 20) and Wisconsin's AJ Cochran (No. 24).

Northwestern had a conference-high four student-athletes recognized, followed by Wisconsin (3), Michigan (2), Michigan State (2), Indiana (1) and Penn State (1).

Below is a complete listing of Big Ten representatives.
 
Men's Soccer:
10. Chris Ritter, Sr., Northwestern
20. Joey Calistri, So., Northwestern
24. AJ Cochran, Jr., Wisconsin
27. A.J. Corrado, Sr., Wisconsin
34. Kevin Cope, Sr., Michigan State
43. Fabio Pereira, Sr., Michigan
48. Adam Montague, Jr., Michigan State
49. Tomislav Zadro, Sr., Wisconsin
73. Nikita Kotlov, Sr., Indiana
76. Nikko Boxall, Jr., Northwestern
86. Tyler Miller, Jr., Northwestern
93. Martin Seiler, Sr., Penn State
95. Tyler Arnone, Jr., Michigan

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Thirty-one Big Ten student-athletes in 12 different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Oct. 14. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Andrew Cusmano, MSU

Women's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Elena Barham, NU

Field Hockey
Offensive Player of the Week - Dani Hemeon, IOWA
Co-Defensive Players of the Week - Jenni Smith, MSU & Brittany Grzywacz, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Stephanie Norlander, IOWA

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Jeremy Langford, MSU
Defensive Player of the Week - C.J. Olaniyan, PSU
Special Teams Player of the Week - Mike Sadler, MSU
Freshman of the Week - Christian Hackenberg, PSU

Men's Golf
Co-Golfers of the Week - Matt Fitzpatrick, NU & Jack Perry, NU

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Stephanie Miller, ILL

Hockey
First Star - Andrew Copp, MICH
Second Star - Sam Warning, MINN
Third Star - Kyle Rau, MINN

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week - AJ Cochran, WIS
Defensive Player of the Week - Martin Seiler, PSU

Women's Soccer 
Offensive Player of the Week - Jordan Jackson, NEB
Defensive Player of the Week & Co-Freshman of the Week - Taylor Bucklin, MICH
Co-Freshman of the Week - Nichelle Prince, OSU

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - John Wojciechowski, MICH
Diver of the Week - Darian Schmidt, IND
Freshman of the Week - Steffen Hillmer, OSU

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Ali DeLoof, MICH
Diver of the Week - Sarah McCrady, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Amy Bopp, OSU

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Katie Slay, PSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Tori Dixon, MINN
Setter of the Week - Micha Hancock, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Caleigh Ryan, NU

Friday's Schedule

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October 18th
INDIANA at #8 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. *
#16 MICHIGAN at #15 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. *
#4 PENN STATE at ILLINOIS (rv) - 8 p.m. %
#25 PURDUE at IOWA - 8 p.m. *

All times are ET
% - BTN
* - BTDN


Friday's Schedule

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October 18th
#18 IOWA at OHIO STATE - 3 p.m.
#11 NORTHWESTERN at INDIANA - 3 p.m., BTN

All times are ET


Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 18

PURDUE at MICHIGAN STATE - 4 p.m. ET

INDIANA at No. 12 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET

IOWA at MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. ET

No. 22 NEBRASKA at WISCONSIN (rv) - 8 p.m. ET

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 18

INDIANA at VCU

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 18

MICHIGAN STATE, Northern Iowa at IOWA - 5 p.m. ET

West Virginia at PENN STATE - 5 p.m. ET

ILLINOIS, Eastern Michigan at NORTHWESTERN - 6 p.m. ET

PURDUE at Miami (Ohio) - 6 p.m. ET

MINNESOTA at WISCONSIN - 7 p.m. ET

INDIANA at SMU Classic (Dallas, Texas) - 7:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Oct. 19

MINNESOTA at WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. ET

INDIANA at SMU Classic (Dallas, Texas) - 7:30 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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Oct. 18

West Virginia at PENN STATE - 5 p.m. ET

Eastern Michigan at NORTHWESTERN - 6 p.m. ET

PURDUE at Miami (Ohio) - 6 p.m. ET (Divers only)

MINNESOTA at WISCONSIN - 7 p.m. ET

Oct. 19

MINNESOTA at WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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Oct. 18-20

IOWA at U.C. Collegiate Championship

Oct. 20-21

MINNESOTA at Barnabas Health Intercollegiate

Oct. 20-22

ILLINOIS at Isleworth Collegiate Invitational

Oct. 21-22

INDIANA at Pinetree Intercollegiate

NEBRASKA at Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate

PENN STATE at Georgetown Intercollegiate

Weekend Schedule

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Oct. 19-20

ILLINOIS at Hoosier Fall Invitational

INDIANA at Hoosier Fall Invitational

MINNESOTA at Hoosier Fall Invitational

NEBRASKA at Hoosier Fall Invitational

PENN STATE at Hoosier Fall Invitational

PURDUE at Hoosier Fall Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 18

ILLINOIS at Bradley Classic

PENN STATE at Penn State National

Saturday Oct. 19

ILLINOIS at Adidas Invitational

No. 12 INDIANA at Adidas Invitational

No. 12 INDIANA at Pre-Nationals

IOWA at Pre-Nationals

MICHIGAN (rv) at Adidas Invitational

MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at Jayhawk Invitational

MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at Pre-Nationals

MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at Adidas Invitational

No. 22 MINNESOTA at Adidas Invitational

No. 22 MINNESOTA at Jim Drews Invitational

No. 22 MINNESOTA at Pre-Nationals

NEBRASKA at South Dakota Invite

OHIO STATE at Pre-Nationals

PENN STATE at Pre-Nationals

PURDUE at Pre-Nationals

No. 20 WISCONSIN at Adidas-Nationals

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 18

ILLINOIS at Bradley Classic

No. 13 PENN STATE at Penn State National

Saturday Oct. 19

ILLINOIS at Pre-Nationals

INDIANA at Adidas Invitational

INDIANA at Pre-Nationals

IOWA at Pre-Nationals

No. 16 MICHIGAN at Pre-Nationals

No. 11 MICHIGAN STATE at Jayhawk Invitational

No. 11 MICHIGAN STATE at Pre-Nationals

No. 11 MICHIGAN STATE at Adidas Invitational

No. 23 MINNESOTA at Adidas Invitational

No. 23 MINNESOTA at Tori Neubauer Invite

NEBRASKA at South Dakota Invite

NORTHWESTERN at Adidas Invitational

OHIO STATE at Pre-Nationals

No. 13 PENN STATE at Pre-Nationals

PURDUE at Pre-Nationals

WISCONSIN (rv) at Adidas-Nationals

Thursday's Result

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October 17th
#10 MINNESOTA def. #5 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-2

Thursday's Results

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Thursday, Oct. 17

ILLINOIS 3, NORTHWESTERN 1

No. 17 PENN STATE 4, OHIO STATE 2

Five Big Ten Men's Hoops Teams Ranked in Preseason Coaches Poll

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The 2013-14 USA Today Coaches' preseason poll was released on Thursday, with five Big Ten teams ranked among the top 25, and three being placed in the top 10.

Michigan State is ranked No. 2 in the preseason poll, followed by No. 9 Michigan and No. 10 Ohio State. Wisconsin checked in at No. 21 while defending Big Ten Champion Indiana is ranked No. 24.

Michigan State, which returns four starters from a 2012-13 team that reached the NCAA Tournament "Sweet 16," will open the season on Nov. 8 against McNeese State. Highlighting the returnees for the Spartans include guards Keith Appling and Gary Harris and forward Adreian Payne, who all collected second-team All-Big Ten honors last season.

Michigan finished the 2012-13 campaign as the national runner-up after falling short against Louisville in the NCAA Championship game. Among the Wolverines' three returning starters include sophomores Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III. McGary averaged a double-double during the NCAA Tournament, while Robinson III collected Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors last season. Michigan will tip off its season against visiting UMass-Lowell on Nov. 8.

Ohio State reached the NCAA Tournament Regional Finals last season after capturing the Big Ten Tournament Championship. The Buckeyes will return four starters, including senior point guard Aaron Craft, who picked up first-team All-Big Ten honors from the media voters last season. Shannon Scott, a member of the 2013 Big Ten All-Defensive Team, also returns after seeing action in all 37 games during his sophomore season. The Buckeyes will host Morgan State in their season opener on Nov. 9.

Wisconsin made a run to the Big Ten Tournament Championship game last March and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 15th consecutive year. The Badgers are set to return two starters, including All-Big Ten Honorable Mention selection Ben Brust. Sam Dekker, a Big Ten All-Freshman Team honoree last season, also returns after averaging 9.5 points per game. The Badgers will open the 2013-14 season on Nov. 8 against St. John's at The Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Indiana, which won its first outright Big Ten title since 1993 last season, also garnered a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament on the way to an appearance in the "Sweet 16." This season, the Hoosiers will return Will Sheehey, the reigning Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year, along with All-Freshman Team selection Yogi Ferrell. Indiana will entertain Chicago State in its season opener on Nov. 8.

Also receiving votes in the USA Today Coaches' preseason poll were Iowa (86) and Illinois (2).  
 

Thursday's Schedule

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October 17th
#5 MICHIGAN STATE at #10 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Thursday's Schedule

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Thursday, Oct. 17

OHIO STATE at No. 17 PENN STATE - 3 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

ILLINOIS at NORTHWESTERN - 7:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Result

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October 16th
NORTHWESTERN def. #17 OHIO STATE, 3-1

Wednesday's Results

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Wednesday, Oct. 16

No. 14 MICHIGAN STATE 3, Oakland 0

Big Ten Men's Soccer Weekly Honors

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Wisconsin's AJ Cochran earned a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday.

The junior defender scored a pair of goals, including the game-winner, to help Wisconsin defeat Indiana, 4-3, in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 11. Cochran capped off the Badgers' three-goal comeback by scoring twice in the final 25 minutes. He was also named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, and was selected as the College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week.

Big Ten play will resume on Friday, when Wisconsin and Michigan will meet in Ann Arbor, Mich. Northwestern will travel to Ohio State while Michigan State will entertain Penn State.

 

Big Ten Women's Soccer Weekly Honors

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Top Drawer Soccer, CollegeSoccer360.com and College Sports Madness announced a collection of women's soccer weekly honors on Tuesday. Earning recognition from the Big Ten included Illinois' Jannelle Flaws, Michigan's Tori McCombs and Keyana Thompson-Shaw and Nebraska's Jordan Jackson.

Three Big Ten players were named to the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week. Flaws helped her team defeat No. 20 Wisconsin by finding the net twice in Illinois' 3-2 win in Champaign, Ill., on Oct. 12. She currently leads the Big Ten and is tied for second in the NCAA with 15 goals this season. McCombs scored the lone goal in the Wolverines' 1-0 defeat of No. 11 Penn State on Oct. 13, marking the first time Michigan has defeated the Nittany Lions in University Park, Pa. Jackson scored one goal and added three assists to help the Huskers shut out Purdue, 4-0, in West Lafayette, Ind., on Oct. 11.

CollegeSoccer360.com named its Primetime Players of the week, with two Big Ten student-athletes earning honors. Thompson-Shaw anchored a back line that kept Penn State scoreless in the Wolverines' shutout of the Nittany Lions. Flaws was named a Primetime Player of the Week, while also picking up College Sports Madness Big Ten Player of the Week honors. Jackson was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.

In Big Ten women's soccer this week, all 12 teams will take on conference opponents. On Thursday, Illinois and Northwestern will go head-to-head, while the Ohio State-Penn State match will air on BTN beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

On Friday, Purdue will travel to Michigan State, Michigan will entertain Indiana, Iowa will play at Minnesota and Wisconsin will host Nebraska. All 12 teams will compete on Sunday, including an Illinois-Penn State matchup that will air on BTN at 1 p.m. ET.

 

Six Big Ten men's and women's soccer players were selected as finalists for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award, it was announced on Wednesday. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the award recognizes student-athletes who are successful both on and off the field, excelling in community, classroom, character and competition. The Big Ten's men's soccer honorees included Indiana's A.J. Corrado, Michigan State's Kevin Cope and Northwestern's Chris Ritter. On the women's side, Illinois' Vanessa DiBernardo, Michigan's Holly Hein and Penn State's Maya Hayes were named 2013 Senior CLASS Award finalists. 

Cope is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and collected second-team All-Big Ten honors in 2012. Corrado was a first-team All-Big Ten pick last season and also received Academic All-Big Ten plaudits. Ritter was tabbed the Big Ten Defender of the Year in 2012, while also being named first-team All-Big Ten and Academic All-Big Ten.     

DiBernardo was named first-team All-Big Ten in each of the past two seasons, and was the 2010 Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Hayes has collected Big Ten Forward of the Year and received first-team All-Big Ten honors in each of the past two seasons. Hein is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, and was named first-team All-Big Ten in 2012.  

The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2013 NCAA Men's and Women's College Cup Championships in December. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner. To vote for a men's and women's candidate, click here.

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wednesday, Oct. 16

Oakland at No. 14 MICHIGAN STATE - 4 p.m. ET

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 6

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Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska) - Tallied nine solo tackles in the Giants' 27-21 loss to the Bears

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Recorded six tackles, including four solo, in San Francisco's 32-20 win over Arizona

Zack Bowman, CB, Chicago Bears (Nebraska)
- Notched one interception and one pass deflection in Chicago's 27-21 defeat of the N.Y. Giants

Alan Branch, DT, Buffalo Bills (Michigan)
- Recorded six solo tackles, including one for loss, in the Bill's 27-24 loss to the Bengals

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan)
- Threw for 269 yards on 25-of-43 passing and the winning touchdown pass with five seconds left to lift the Patriots to a 30-27 victory over the Saints

Scott Chandler, TE, Buffalo Bills (Iowa)
- Caught two passes for 47 yards, averaging 23.5 yards per catch, and a touchdown in the Bills' 27-24 loss to the Bengals

Dallas Clark, TE, Baltimore Ravens (Iowa)
- Tallied four receptions for 81 yards, averaging 20.3 yards per catch, and a touchdown in Baltimore's 19-17 loss to Green Bay

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Recorded nine tackles and one sack in Tampa Bay's 31-20 loss to Philadelphia

Vontae Davis, CB, Indianapolis Colts (Illinois) - Posted seven tackles, including five solo, in the Colts' 19-9 loss to the Chargers

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota)
- Caught give passes for 50 yards in the Broncos' 35-19 win over the Jaguars

Bradley Fletcher, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Iowa) - Notched an interception, three pass deflections and one solo tackle in Philadelphia's 31-20 defeat of Tampa Bay

Robbie Gould, PK, Chicago Bears (Penn State) - Nailed both of his field goal attempts, including a 52-yarder, in the Bears' 27-21 win over the Giants

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa)
- Recorded eight tackles, including three solo, in the Vikings' 35-10 loss to the Panthers

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan)
- Led the team with 10 tackles, including six solo, and one sack in the Jets' 19-6 loss to the Steelers

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Led the team with 10 tackles, including eight solo, in Green Bay's 19-17 win over Baltimore

Michael Hoomanawanui, TE, New England Patriots (Illinois)
- Notched four receptions for 57 yards, averaging 14.3 yards per catch, in the Patriots' 30-27 win over the Saints

Micah Hyde, CB, Green Bay Packers (Iowa)
- Recorded seven tackles, including six solo, a sack and a forced fumble in the Packers' 19-17 victory over the Ravens

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State)
- Tallied eight tackles and 1.5 sacks in the Saints' 30-27 loss to the Patriots

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State)
- Recorded eight tackles and one fumble recovery in the Rams' 38-13 win over the Texans

Sean Lee, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Penn State)
- Led the team with 10 tackles, including four solo, and one pass deflection in the Cowboys' 31-16 win over the Redskins

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin)
- Led the team with seven solo tackles and two interceptions in the Lions' 31-17 defeat of the Browns

Mike Nugent, PK, Cincinnati Bengals (Ohio State)
- Made two field goals, including the game-winner in overtime, and three extra-point attempts in the Bengals' 27-24 defeat of the Bills

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue)
- Recorded nine tackles, including six solo, and one sack in the Titans' 20-13 loss to the Seahawks

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State)
- Recorded seven tackles and returned an interception for a touchdown in Jacksonville's 35-19 loss to Denver

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern)
- Led the team with eight solo tackles and one sack in the Raiders' 24-7 loss to the Chiefs

Kevin Vickerson, DT, Denver Broncos (Michigan State)
- Tallied four tackles, including one solo and one for loss, and one pass deflection in the Broncos' 35-19 defeat of the Jaguars

Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State)
- Tallied seven tackles in the 49ers' 32-20 victory over the Cardinals

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin)
- Threw for 257 yards on 23-of-31 passing and rushed for 61 yards in Seattle's 20-13 win over Tennessee

LaMarr Woodley, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan)
- Posted four tackles and one sack in the Steelers' 19-6 win over the Jets

 

Wednesday's Schedule

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October 16th
#17 OHIO STATE at NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m. ET, BTN

Tuesday's Result

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October 15
Bowling Green (rv) def. OHIO STATE (rv), 4-3

Tuesday's Results

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Tuesday, Oct. 15

No. 11 Louisville 3, INDIANA 0

No. 14 NORTHWESTERN 1, No. 2 Notre Dame 1

MICHIGAN 1, No. 7 Creighton 0

WISCONSIN 1, Western Illinois 0

Four Teams Ranked in Latest Top 25 Polls

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The NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 men's soccer polls were updated Tuesday, with four Big Ten teams garnering recognition.

In the coaches' poll, Michigan State checked in at No. 14, followed by Northwestern and Penn State at No. 16 and No. 17, respectively. Wisconsin also received votes in the poll. Northwestern led the way in the Soccer America poll at No. 13, followed by No. 14 Michigan State and No. 24 Penn State. In the Top Drawer Soccer poll, Northwestern was ranked No. 13, while Michigan State earned a No. 14 spot. Wisconsin checked in at No. 19, followed by No. 23 Penn State.

Previously unranked Penn State earned its No. 17 ranking after defeating Michigan, 3-1, in University Park, Pa., on Oct. 11. Northwestern earned recognition for its 1-0 defeat of Northern Illinois (Oct. 9) and 0-0 double-overtime draw against SIUE (Oct. 12). The Spartans tied Ohio State, 1-1, in double overtime, while the Badgers notched a three-goal comeback against Indiana in Madison, Wis., on Oct. 11.   

Six teams will face nonconference opponents this week. Big Ten play will resume on Friday, when Wisconsin takes on Michigan. Northwestern will travel to Ohio State, while Michigan State will entertain Penn State.

Tuesday's Schedule

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October 15
OHIO STATE (rv) at Bowling Green (rv) - 7 p.m. ET

Four Teams Recognized in Latest Top 25 Polls

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Four Big Ten teams are ranked in the updated NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 women's soccer polls.

Michigan led the way in the coaches' poll at No. 12, followed by No. 17 Penn State and No. 22 Nebraska. Wisconsin also received votes in the poll. In the Soccer America poll, Michigan jumped 10 spots to No. 11, while Penn State and Nebraska landed at No. 21 and No. 22, respectively. The Top Drawer Soccer poll ranked Penn State at No. 10, followed by No. 15 Michigan.

Improving in all three polls, Michigan capped off a trio of road wins by defeating No. 11 Penn State, 1-0, in State College, Pa., on Oct. 13. Nebraska shut out Purdue, 4-0, in West Lafayette, Ind., on Oct. 11, while Wisconsin dropped a 3-2 decision versus Illinois on Oct. 12.

In this week's full slate of Big Ten women's soccer, all 12 teams will face conference opponents. On Thursday, Illinois and Northwestern will collide, while the Ohio State-Penn State match will air on BTN beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

On Friday, Purdue will travel to Michigan State, Indiana will play at Michigan, Minnesota will entertain Iowa and Wisconsin will host Nebraska. All 12 teams will compete on Sunday, including an Illinois-Penn State matchup that will air on BTN at 1 p.m. ET.

Indiana's Ted Bolser, Iowa's C.J. Fiedorowicz, Michigan's Devin Funchess, Penn State's Kyle Carter and Wisconsin's Jacob Pedersen were named to the midseason watch list for the John Mackey Award, given annually to the most outstanding tight end in college football. Semifinalists for the Mackey Award will be announced Nov. 18 and finalists will be revealed Nov. 25. Four Big Ten tight ends were named semifinalists for the Mackey Award last season, including Carter and Pederson. Three Big Ten standouts have claimed the Mackey Award - Purdue's Tim Stratton in 2000, Iowa's Dallas Clark in 2002 and Minnesota's Matt Spaeth in 2006.

Tuesday's Schedule

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Tuesday, Oct. 15

No. 11 Louisville at INDIANA - 7 p.m. ET

No. 11 NORTHWESTERN at No. 2 Notre Dame - 7 p.m. ET

No. 7 Creighton at MICHIGAN - 7:30 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

Western Illinois at WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. ET

Four Big Ten Field Hockey Teams Ranked in NFHCA Top 20

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For the fourth straight week, four Big Ten field hockey squads are ranked in this week's Penn Monto/NFHCA poll, released on Tuesday. Penn State jumped three spots to No. 5, followed by No. 11 Northwestern, No. 18 Iowa and No. 19 Michigan.

Click here for the full ranking.


Eight Volleyball Squads 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. 4. Michigan State jumped two spots to No. 5, while Nebraska checks in at No. 8 and Minnesota rounds out the top 10 at No. 10. Wisconsin is ranked No. 15, followed by No. 16 Michigan, No. 17 Ohio State and No. 25 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 eight in the top 10.

Points Per Game
T6. Rachael Mack, MICH - 2.50
11. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 2.38

Goals Per Game

6. Rachael Mack, MICH - 1.07
T7. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 1.00
T21. Dani Hemeon, IOWA - 0.77

Assists Per Game
T3. Laura Gebhart, PSU - 0.85
11. Leslie Smith, MICH - 0.64
T23. Ainsley McCallister, MICH - 0.57

Defensive Saves
T7. Dani Hemeon, IOWA - 4
T20. Ali Helwig, MSU - 3
T20. Julia Retzky, NU - 3
T20. Sydney Supica - 3

Goals Against Average
9. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 1.19
11. Kylie Licata, PSU - 1.31
19. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA - 1.46

Goalie Win-Loss Percentage
7. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.786
T9. Kylie Licata, PSU - 0.769

Monday's Schedule

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Oct. 14-15

INDIANA at Crooked Stick Intercollegiate

MICHIGAN at AutoTrader.com Collegiate

MICHIGAN STATE at Crooked Stick Intercollegiate

MINNESOTA at Alister Mackenzie Classic

PURDUE at Crooked Stick Intercollegiate

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Oct. 13

No. 19 MICHIGAN 1, No. 11 PENN STATE 0

Sunday's Results

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October 13th
#16 MICHIGAN def. Central Michigan, 2-0
MICHIGAN STATE def. Ball State, 8-0
#8 PENN STATE def. Bucknell, 2-0
#18 IOWA def. Pacific, 7-2



Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Oct. 13

OHIO STATE 1, No. 18 MICHIGAN STATE 1

Six Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest National Polls

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Six Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP), USA Today coaches' and Harris Interactive polls, including four top-25 programs. After a bye on Saturday, Ohio State held steady at No. 4 in the media vote and No. 3 in the coaches' tally while ranking No. 4 in the first Harris poll of the 2013 season. Nebraska rose three spots to No. 21 in the USA Today rankings, was rated No. 23 by Harris panelists and appeared just outside the top 25 at No. 27 in the AP poll. After suffering its first loss, Michigan appeared at No. 24 in the coaches' and Harris vote and just outside the top 25 at No. 26 in the media tally. Following a win over nationally ranked Northwestern, Wisconsin returned to the top 25 at No. 25 in the AP poll and received votes from the coaches and Harris voters. The Badgers are back in the top 25 for the sixth time in eight weeks this season and the first time since Sept. 22. Michigan State and Northwestern also received votes in the national polls.

Michigan's Bob Chappuis has been nominated as one of three finalists for the Rose Bowl Game All-Century Class as representatives from the 1940's.  The candidates, as selected by an esteemed panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), are the fourth of a series of names that 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.

Chappuis rushed the Wolverines to a 49-0 victory in the 1948 Rose Bowl Game against USC, capping a perfect season for the Maize and Blue.  A member of the notorious 'Mad Magicians,' he set two Rose Bowl Game records with 279 total offensive yards and 14 pass completions.  During the season leading up to his New Year's Day Pasadena appearance, Chappuis set the Big Nine offensive record with 1,395 total rushing and passing yards.  His performance in 1947 stunned sports writers across the nation, earning him All-America honors from the Associated Press, Grantland Rice, United Press International, New York Telegram and Chicago Tribune.  Chappuis was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 1992.

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.

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Oct. 13

No. 19 MICHIGAN at No. 11 PENN STATE - 1 p.m. ET

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Oct. 13

OHIO STATE at No. 18 MICHIGAN STATE - 1 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

Week 7 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Five Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, led by the Wisconsin duo of Melvin Gordon with 172 yards and one touchdown and James White with 101 yards and one touchdown in a victory over nationally ranked Northwestern. Other Big Ten players to surpass the 100-yard mark were Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (126 yards, one TD), Michigan's Devin Gardner (121 yards) and Michigan State's Jeremy Langford (109 yards, three TDs).

Passing: Four Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 230 yards, led by a 305-yard effort with three touchdowns by Penn State's Christian Hackenberg in a triumph over nationally ranked Michigan. Other conference quarterbacks with more than 230 passing yards were Wisconsin's Joel Stave (241 yards, three TDs), Michigan's Devin Gardner (240 yards, three TDs) and Michigan State's Connor Cook (235 yards, two TDs).

Receiving: Four Big Ten players caught seven more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards, led by Purdue's DeAngelo Yancey with five catches for 146 yards and one touchdown against nationally ranked Nebraska. Michigan's Devin Funchess also surpassed the 100-yard mark with 112 yards on four receptions with two touchdowns at Penn State. Two Big Ten wideouts hauled in seven passes in Indiana's Cody Latimer (58 yards, one TD) and Michigan's Jeremy Gallon (95 yards, one TD).

Tackles: Seven conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by Indiana's Mark Murphy and the Northwestern tandem of Chi Ariguzo and Damien Proby with 11 defensive stops each. Four Big Ten players posted 10 tackles in Michigan's James Ross III, the Penn State pair of Glenn Carson and Mike Hull and Wisconsin's Chris Borland.

Tackles for Loss: Nine Big Ten defenders recorded two or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by 2.5 sacks for Penn State's C.J. Olaniyan against nationally ranked Michigan. Eight Big Ten standouts posted two TFLs - the Michigan duo of Frank Clark (two sacks) and Chris Wormley (one sack), Michigan State's Denicos Allen, Nebraska's Randy Gregory (two sacks), Northwestern's Damien Proby (one sack), the Penn State tandem of Mike Hull and DaQuan Jones and Wisconsin's Ethan Armstrong (one sack).

Saturday's Results

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Saturday, Oct. 12

IOWA 2, INDIANA 1

OHIO STATE 3, MICHIGAN STATE 1

NORTHWESTERN 2, MINNESOTA 0

ILLINOIS 3, No. 20 WISCONSIN 2

Saturday's Results

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October 12
#2/2 Miami def. OHIO STATE, 6-3
#11/10 MICHIGAN def. RIT (rv), 7-4
#5/5 MINNESOTA def. #13/12 New Hampshire, 3-2
#3/3 WISCONSIN def. Northern Michigan, 2-1

Saturday's Results

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Saturday, Oct. 12

No. 14 NORTHWESTERN 0, SIUE 0

Saturday's Results

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October 12th
ILLINOIS (rv) def. INDIANA, 3-0
#17 MICHIGAN def. IOWA, 3-1
#11 MINNESOTA def. #14 OHIO STATE, 3-0
#7 MICHIGAN STATE def. #9 NEBRASKA, 3-1
NORTHWESTERN def. #20 PURDUE, 3-2
#4 PENN STATE def. #19 WISCONSIN, 3-0

Sunday's Schedule

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October 13th
Central Michigan at #16 MICHIGAN - 1 p.m.
Ball State at MICHIGAN STATE - 1 p.m.
#8 PENN STATE at Bucknell - 1 p.m.
Pacific at #18 IOWA - 2 p.m. *

All times are ET
* - BTDN


Saturday's Result

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October 12th
INDIANA def. Pacific, 4-1

Saturday's Schedule

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October 12
OHIO STATE (rv) at #2/2 Miami- 7 p.m. ET
#11/10 MICHIGAN at RIT (rv) - 7 p.m. ET
#13/12 New Hampshire at #5/5 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. ET, FS North Plus
Northern Michigan at #3/3 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. ET

Saturday's Schedule

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Saturday, Oct. 12

IOWA at INDIANA - 6 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE at OHIO STATE - 6 p.m. ET

MINNESOTA (rv) at NORTHWESTERN - 6 p.m. ET

No. 20 WISCONSIN at ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. ET

Saturday's Schedule

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Saturday, Oct. 12

SIUE at No. 14 NORTHWESTERN - 8:30 p.m. ET

Friday's Results

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Friday, Oct. 11

PENN STATE 3, MICHIGAN 1

WISCONSIN 4, INDIANA 3

Friday's Results

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Friday, Oct. 10

No. 24 NEBRASKA 4, PURDUE 0

Friday's Results

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October 11
#2/2 Miami def. OHIO STATE (rv), 6-2
#5/5 MINNESOTA def. Mercyhurst (rv), 6-0
PENN STATE def. Army, 4-1
#3/3 WISCONSIN def. Northern Michigan, 5-2

Saturday's Schedule

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October 12th
ILLINOIS (rv) at INDIANA - 7 p.m. *
IOWA at #17 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. *
#11 MINNESOTA at #14 OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. *
#9 NEBRASKA at #7 MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN at #20 PURDUE - 7 p.m. %
#19 WISCONSIN at #4 PENN STATE - 8:30 p.m.

All times are ET
% - BTN
* - BTDN

Saturday's Schedule

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October 12th
INDIANA vs. Pacific - 2 p.m. ET [1]

[1] - Iowa City, Iowa

Friday's Results

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October 11th
#20 PURDUE def. ILLINOIS (rv), 3-1
NORTHWESTERN def. INDIANA, 3-2
#7 MICHIGAN STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
#19 WISCONSIN def. #14 OHIO STATE, 3-2
#9 NEBRASKA def. #17 MICHIGAN, 3-2




National Statistics Roundup

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In the updated NCAA women's soccer statistical rankings released on Friday, seven Big Ten teams and 10 individual players garnered top 25 recognition. Below is a list of the season's rankings, including 14 placements within the top 10.

Team

Assists per Game
3. Penn State - 2.92
7. Purdue - 2.69
12. Michigan - 2.42
13. Illinois - 2.38
18. Indiana - 2.31
22. Ohio State - 2.23

Goals per Game
4. Penn State - 3.00
12. Illinois - 2.69

Points
3. Penn State - 8.92
9. Illinois - 7.77
15. Purdue - 7.46

Save Percentage
24. Minnesota - .857


Individual

Goals per Game
7. Jannelle Flaws, ILL - 1.00
7. Maya Hayes, PSU - 1.00

Goals-Against Average
23. Jillian McVicker, OSU - .573
25. Taylor Bucklin, MICH - .579

Points per Game
5. Maya Hayes, PSU - 2.38
17. Jannelle Flaws, ILL - 2.08
19. Maddy Williams, PUR - 2.00

Save Pct
18. Tarah Hobbs, MINN - .873

Total Assists
7. Hadley Stuart, PUR - 9
15. Alex Hairston, PUR - 8
15. Kinley McNicoll, WIS - 8
25. Raquel Rodriguez, PSU - 7

Total Goals
3. Jannelle Flaws, ILL - 13
3. Maya Hayes, PSU - 13


Total Points
3. Maya Hayes, PSU - 31
10. Jannelle Flaws, ILL - 27
24. Maddy Williams, PUR - 24

Friday's Results

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October 11th
MICHIGAN STATE def. #16 MICHIGAN, 3-2 (2OT)
#8 PENN STATE def. OHIO STATE, 6-1
#18 IOWA def. INDIANA, 5-1


Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 11

MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at Michigan Intercollegiate

Saturday, Oct. 12

No. 20 WISCONSIN at Lucian Rosa Invitational

 

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 11

No. 11 MICHIGAN STATE at Michigan Intercollegiate

Saturday, Oct. 12

WISCONSIN (rv) at Lucian Rosa Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Oct. 11-13

PENN STATE at Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate

Oct. 12-13

IOWA at Rod Meyers Invitational

NORTHWESTERN at Rod Meyers Invitational

OHIO STATE at Rod Meyers Invitational

WISCONSIN at Depauw Small College Classic

Weekend Schedule

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Oct. 11-13

MICHIGAN STATE at Tar Heel Invitational

Oct. 12-13

ILLINOIS at Diana Thomason Invitational

IOWA at Diana Thomason Invitational

MICHIGAN at Diana Thomason Invitational

OHIO STATE at Diana Thomason Invitational

WISCONSIN at Diana Thomason Invitational

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 11

INDIANA at California - 5 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN at Dennis Stark Relays (South Bend, Ind.) - 5 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE at Kentucky - 5 p.m. ET

Saturday, Oct. 12

MICHIGAN, Auburn at Notre Dame - 11 a.m. ET

Florida at MINNESOTA - 12 p.m. ET

INDIANA at Stanford - 3 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 11

INDIANA, Auburn at Notre Dame - 5 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE at Kentucky - 5 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN at MINNESOTA - 5 p.m. ET

Saturday, Oct. 12

INDIANA, Auburn at Notre Dame - 11 a.m. ET

MICHIGAN at MINNESOTA - 12 p.m. ET

Iowa State at NEBRASKA - 2 p.m. ET

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty-eight Big Ten student-athletes in 11 different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Oct. 7. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Cross Country
Co-Athletes of the Week - JR Ricker, IND & Matthew McClintock, PUR

Women's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Samantha Ginther, IND

Field Hockey
Offensive Player of the Week - Rachael Mack, MICH
Defensive Player of the Week - Kylie Licata, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Brooke Hiltz, OSU

Football
Co-Offensive Players of the Week - Ameer Abdullah, NEB & Carlos Hyde, OSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Darqueze Dennard, MSU
Special Teams Player of the Week - Bradley Roby, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Joey Bosa, OSU

Men's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Brian Campbell, ILL

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Aurora Kan, PUR

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week - Adam Montague, MSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Andrew Wolverton, PSU

Women's Soccer 
Offensive Player of the Week & Co-Freshman of the Week - Maddy Williams, PUR
Defensive Player of the Week & Co-Freshman of the Week - Tarah Hobbs, MINN

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Daryl Turner, MINN
Diver of the Week - Manny Pollard, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Brett Pinfold, WIS

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Ivy Martin, WIS
Diver of the Week - Maggie Keefer, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Breanna Siwicki, MINN

Volleyball
Co-Players of the Week - Lauren Wicinski, MSU & Kelsey Robinson, NEB
Defensive Player of the Week - Meghan Haggerty, NEB
Setter of the Week - Micha Hancock, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Amber Rolfzen, NEB

Friday's Schedule

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October 11th
ILLINOIS (rv) at #20 PURDUE - 7 p.m. *
NORTHWESTERN at INDIANA - 7 p.m. *
IOWA at #7 MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m.
#19 WISCONSIN at #14 OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. *
#9 NEBRASKA at #17 MICHIGAN - 8 p.m. *

All times are ET
* - BTDN


Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 11

No. 24 NEBRASKA at PURDUE - 7 p.m. ET

Friday's Schedule

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October 11th
#16 MICHIGAN at MICHIGAN STATE - 3 p.m. *
OHIO STATE at #8 PENN STATE - 3 p.m.
INDIANA at #18 IOWA - 4 p.m. %

All times are ET
* - BTN
% - BTDN


Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 11

MICHIGAN at PENN STATE - 8 p.m. ET

INDIANA at WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. ET

Friday's Schedule

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October 11
#2/2 Miami at OHIO STATE (rv) - 7 p.m. ET
Mercyhurst (rv) at #5/5 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. ET, FS North
Army at PENN STATE - 8 p.m. ET, BTN
Northern Michigan at #3/3 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. ET

Thursday's Result

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October 10
#11/10 MICHIGAN def. #4/4 Boston College, 3-1

Thursday's Schedule

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October 10
#4/4 Boston College at #11/10 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET, XFINITY Channel 900

Wednesday's Results

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Wednesday, Oct. 9

No. 14 NORTHWESTERN 1, Northern Illinois 0

Wednesday's Result

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October 9th
#4 PENN STATE def. #11 MINNESOTA, 3-2
Four Big Ten institutions will serve as hosts during the 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament, the NCAA announced on Wednesday. Iowa, Penn State and Purdue are slated to host opening-round matchups, while Nebraska is one of four regional hosts. Opening-round contests at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the Bryce Jordan Center and Mackey Arena will be contested on March 22-25, while the newly minted Pinnacle Bank Arena will host regional contests on March 29 and 31 or March 30 and April 1. All roads from the opening rounds to the regional sites will lead to Nashville for the 2014 Women's Final Four. Bridgestone Arena will serve as the host site for games to be played on April 6 and 8.

 Michigan's Devin Funchess was named the John Mackey Award Tight End of the Week for his career-best performance in Michigan's 42-13 victory last Saturday against Minnesota. Funchess established new career highs in receptions and receiving yards against the Golden Gophers, finishing U-M's Big Ten opener with seven catches for 151 yards and one touchdown. The sophomore tight end posted four receptions of more than 20 yards against Minnesota -- three of which came on third down -- on his way to recording his second career 100-plus-yard receiving effort.

A pair of Big Ten running backs in Iowa's Mark Weisman and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon have been added to the watch list for the Maxwell Award, presented to the nation's top college football player. The Big Ten now has 11 players on the Maxwell Award watch list, with Weisman and Gordon joining the Michigan duo of Devin Gardner and Taylor Lewan, the Nebraska pair of Ameer Abdullah and Taylor Martinez, Northwestern's Venric Mark, the Ohio State tandem of Carlos Hyde and Braxton Miller, Penn State's Zach Zwinak and Wisconsin's James White. Student-athletes from current Big Ten schools have claimed the Maxwell Award on 20 occasions, with honorees from nine different conference institutions.

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wednesday, Oct. 9

Northern Illinois at No. 14 NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Schedule

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October 9th
#11 MINNESOTA at #4 PENN STATE - 7:30 p.m. ET, BTN

Hobbs Named to Top Drawer Soccer's Team of the Week

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Minnesota freshman goalkeeper Tarah Hobbs earned a spot on the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week, it was announced on Tuesday.

Hobbs earned the accolade after making seven saves in Minnesota's 0-0 double overtime draw against Ohio State on Oct. 4. She then collected seven saves to help the Golden Gophers shut out No. 7 Penn State, 1-0, on Oct. 6. Hobbs has shut out two consecutive Big Ten opponents and currently leads the conference in saves per game. She was named Big Ten Defensive Player and Co-Freshman of the Week on Monday.

Minnesota will continue Big Ten play against Northwestern in Evanston, Ill., on Saturday.

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 5

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NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Recorded 13 tackles, including 11 solo, in the 49ers' 34-3 win over the Texans

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 288 yards on 29-of-35 passing and two touchdowns in the Saints' 26-18 win over the Bears

Scott Chandler, TE, Buffalo Bills (Iowa) - Caught four passes for 49 yards, averaging 12.3 yards per catch, in the Bills' 37-24 loss to the Browns

Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets (Illinois) - Tallied three receptions for 79 yards, averaging 26.3 yards per catch, and a touchdown in the Jets' 30-28 win over the Falcons

Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Caught six passes for 60 yards in Houston's 34-3 loss to San Francisco

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota)
- Caught five receptions for 87 yards and a touchdown in Denver's 51-48 defeat of Dallas

Jay Feely, PK, Arizona Cardinals (Michigan)
- Nailed both of his field goals (42 and 50 yards) and two extra point attempts in Arizona's 22-6 victory over Carolina

Bradley Fletcher, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Iowa) - Notched nine solo tackles and five pass deflections in the Eagles' 36-21 win over the Giants

Ted Ginn, WR, Carolina Panthers (Ohio State) - Tallied four receptions for 78 yards, including a 32-yard catch, in the Panthers' 22-6 loss to the Cardinals

Johnathan Hankins, DT, New York Giants (Ohio State)
- Recorded five solo tackles in the Giants' 36-21 loss to the Eagles

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan)
- Led the team with 14 tackles, including nine solo, in the Jets' 30-28 victory over the Falcons

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Led the team with nine tackles, including seven solo, and one pass deflection in Green Bay's 22-9 defeat of Detroit

Alex Henery, PK, Philadelphia Eagles (Nebraska)
- Kicked four-for-four field goals, including two over 40 yards, in the Eagles' 36-21 win over the Giants

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State)
- Recorded three solo tackles and one forced fumble in the Saints' 26-18 win over the Bears

Lance Kendricks, TE, St. Louis Rams (Wisconsin)
- Tallied four receptions for 37 yards in the Rams' 34-20 win over the Jaguars

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State)
- Notched a team-high eight tackles, including six solo, one interception and one pass deflection in the Rams' 34-20 win over the Jaguars

Sean Lee, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Penn State) - Led the team with 16 tackles, including 11 solo, in the Cowboys' 51-48 loss to the Broncos

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Led the team with 14 tackles, including 11 solo, and one pass deflection in the Lions' 22-9 loss to the Packers

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Illinois)
- Rushed for 43 yards and a touchdown in the Cardinals' 22-6 win over the Panthers

Mike Neal, DE, Green Bay Packers (Purdue) - Recorded six tackles, including four solo, and one sack in the Packers' 22-9 win over the Lions

Mike Nugent, PK, Cincinnati Bengals (Ohio State)
- Nailed both of his field goal attempts, including a long of 50-yards, in Cincinnati's 13-6 win over New England

Jared Odrick, DE, Miami Dolphins (Penn State)
- Tallied six tackles, including five solo, and one pass deflection in Miami's 26-23 loss to Baltimore

Shaun Phillips, LB, Denver Broncos (Purdue)
- Notched three solo tackles and two sacks in Denver's 51-48 defeat of Dallas

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue)
- Recorded seven tackles, two pass deflections and one interception in the Titans' 26-17 loss to the Chiefs

Tracy Porter, CB, Oakland Raiders (Illinois)
- Recorded eight tackles, two pass deflections and blocked a field goal attempt in Oakland's 27-17 victory over San Diego

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaquars (Penn State)
- Recorded seven tackles, including six solo, and three pass deflections in Jacksonville's 24-20 loss to St. Louis

Terrelle Pryor, QB, Oakland Raiders (Ohio State)
- Threw for 221 yards on 18-of-23 passing and two touchdowns in Oakland's 27-17 win over San Diego

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern)
- Tallied 12 tackles, including three solo, in Oakland's 27-17 win over San Diego

Kawann Short, DT, Carolina Panthers (Purdue)
- Tallied five tackles and .5 sacks in Carolina's 22-6 loss to Arizona

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints (Illinois)
- Reeled in nine receptions for 55 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints' 26-18 defeat of the Bears

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 210 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 102 yards in the Seahawks' 34-28 loss to the Colts

Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders (Michigan) - Tallied four solo tackles, an interception and a pass deflection in Oakland's 27-17 win over San Diego

Tuesday's Results

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Tuesday, Oct. 8

WISCONSIN 3, Drake 2

Five Teams Earn Recognition in Latest Top 25 Polls

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The NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer soccer top 25 women's soccer polls were released on Tuesday, with five Big Ten teams earning recognition.

In the coaches' poll, Penn State received a No. 11 ranking, followed by No. 19 Michigan, No. 20 Wisconsin and No. 24 Nebraska. Minnesota also received votes in the poll. In the Soccer America poll, Penn State led the way at No. 10, followed by Michigan and Nebraska at No. 21 and No. 23, respectively. The Top Drawer Soccer poll slotted the Nittany Lions at No. 8, while Michigan was ranked No. 17 and Wisconsin checked in at No. 24.

Penn State remained at No. 8 in Top Drawer Soccer's poll after defeating Wisconsin, 2-1, on Oct. 4 and dropping a 1-0 decision at Minnesota on Oct. 6. The Wolverines defeated Michigan State (Oct. 3) and Nebraska (Oct. 6) in a pair of 2-1 road victories. Wisconsin earned a No. 20 ranking in the coaches' poll after a weekend split with Penn State and Ohio State. Minnesota defeated the Nittany Lions, 1-0, while Nebraska split a pair of home conference matchups against Iowa and Michigan.

All 12 teams will compete in Big Ten play this week. Nebraska and Purdue will play in the lone match on Friday's slate. On Saturday, eight Big Ten teams will face conference opponents, while Michigan and Penn State will collide on Sunday.

Three 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 Tuesday. Earning recognition from the Big Ten were Northwestern, Michigan State and Penn State.

The Big Ten's representatives in the coaches' poll were No. 14 Northwestern and No. 18 Michigan State. In the Soccer America poll, the Spartans checked in at No. 12, while the Wildcats earned a No. 13 ranking. In Top Drawer Soccer's top 25 poll, Michigan State was ranked No. 13, followed by No. 14 Northwestern and No. 25 Penn State.

Michigan State improved in all three polls after shutting out Illinois-Chicago, 2-0, on Oct. 1 and defeating Northwestern, 3-2, in double overtime on Oct. 6. Penn State shut out Indiana, 2-0, on Oct. 6, while Northwestern fell to Bradley and Michigan State.

Big Ten play will continue this week. On Friday, Michigan and Penn State will go head-to-head, while Wisconsin will entertain Indiana. On Sunday, the Ohio State-Michigan State matchup will air on BTN beginning at 1 p.m. ET.

Nebraska outside hitter Kelsey Robinson has been named the Sports Imports/AVCA Division I National Player of the Week, the third Big Ten player in a row to earn the honor and fourth this season. Robinson led No. 10 Nebraska to victories over No. 8 Minnesota and No. 23 Wisconsin to improve its Big Ten record to 4-0. On the week, the senior averaged 6.3 kills and posted a .417 hitting percentage. Other Big Ten student-athletes named National Player of the Week this season include Ohio State's Kaitlyn Leary (Sept. 10), Northwestern's Stephanie Holthus (Sept. 24) and Michigan State's Lauren Wicinski (Sept. 30).

AVCA Release
Nebraska Release

Five Big Ten Teams, 24 Student-Athletes Honored by NFCA

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Five teams and 24 Big Ten softball players were recognized by the NFCA as All-Academic teams and All-American Scholar Athletes, the Association announced on Monday. Collecting All-Academic team plaudits were Illinois, Indiana, Northwestern, Ohio State and defending Big Ten Tournament Champion Wisconsin.

The All-America Scholar Athlete award is bestowed upon any player submitted by a member coach who achieved a 3.50 grade point average or higher during the 2012-13 academic year. NFCA All-Academic teams that compiled at least a 2.9 cumulative team GPA were also recognized.

Below is a list of 2012-13 Big Ten softball players that were named All-America Scholar Athletes. Returning players for the 2014 campaign are denoted in Bold.

2012-13 BIG TEN SOFTBALL ALL-AMERICAN SCHOLAR ATHLETES

Name, School, GPA
Allison Bauch, Illinois, 3.69
Kylie Johnson, Illinois, 3.63
Jenna Mychko, Illinois, 3.64
Kaitlin Repole, Illinois, 3.77
Jami Schkade, Illinois, 3.62

Jade Smith, Illinois, 3.54  
Dana Sullivan, Illinois, 3.59
Jenna Abraham, Indiana, 3.58

Kelsey Brannon, Indiana, 4.0
Kassi Farmer, Indiana, 3.87
Amanda Mehrsheikh, Northwestern, 3.8
Emily Allard, Northwestern, 3.68
Marisa Bast, Northwestern, 3.86
Julia Kuhn, Northwestern, 3.8
Mari Majam, Northwestern, 3.59

Kristin Scharkey, Northwestern, 3.96
Paige Tonz, Northwestern, 3.59
Lauren Tyndall, Northwestern, 3.5
Brittany Mills, Ohio State, 3.92
Olivia O'Reilly, Ohio State, 3.64
Audrey Plant, Ohio State, 3.5
Melissa Rennie, Ohio State, 4.0
Taylor Stewart, Wisconsin, 3.889
Maria Van Abel, Wisconsin, 3.731


Four Big Ten Field Hockey Squads Appear in NFHCA Top 20

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For the third straight week, four Big Ten field hockey teams are ranked in this week's Penn Monto/NFHCA poll, released on Tuesday. Penn State and Northwestern stayed at No. 8 and No. 10, respectively, while Michigan moved up three spots to No. 16 and Iowa checked in at No. 18.

For the complete poll, click here.


Banham, Hooper and Lucas Named to Wade Watch List

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Three Big Ten players are among the preseason Wade Watch list, a 25-member cast announced by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) on Tuesday. Minnesota's Rachel Banham, Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Penn State's Maggie Lucas each appear in the preseason running for the award, which honors the Division I Player of the Year. Lucas was the consensus Big Ten Player of the Year in 2013, winning the honor from the coaches and media, while earning unanimous All-Big Ten accolades from the coaches group. Hooper earned first-team accolades from both panels, while Banham was a first-team coaches honoree. It is the second season Hooper and Lucas have earned the Wade Watch honor, while Banham garners her first preseason accolade.

Tuesday's Schedule

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Tuesday, Oct. 8

Drake at WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. ET

Monday's Result

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October 7th
#15 IOWA def. Missouri State, 7-1

Eight Volleyball Teams Appear 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 three in the top 10. Penn State leads the way for conference squads, coming in at No. 4. Michigan State moved up two spots to No. 7, while Nebraska rounds out Big Ten teams in the top 10 at No. 9. Minnesota checks in at No. 11, followed by No. 14 Ohio State, No. 17 Michigan, No. 19 Wisconsin and No. 20 Purdue. Illinois is receiving votes.

Click here for the full poll.


Monday's Schedule

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Oct. 7-8

NEBRASKA at Firestone Intercollegiate

Monday's Schedule

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Oct. 7-8

PENN STATE at Pirate Intercollegiate

PURDUE at Butler Invitational

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
T2. Rachael Mack, MICH - 2.75
T13. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 2.20

Goals Per Game

2. Rachael Mack, MICH - 1.17
T8. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 1.00

Assists Per Game
T4. Laura Gebhart, PSU - 0.82
7. Leslie Smith, MICH - 0.75
T24. Ainsley McCallister, MICH - 0.58

Defensive Saves
T5. Dani Hemeon, IOWA - 4
T14. Ali Helwig, MSU - 3
T14. Julia Retzky, NU - 3

Goals Against Average
9. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 1.19
19. Kylie Licata, PSU - 1.45
22. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA - 1.58

Goalie Win-Loss Percentage
11. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.786
T14. Kylie Licata, PSU - 0.727

Monday's Schedule

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October 7th
Missouri State at #15 IOWA - 4 p.m. ET

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Oct. 6

INDIANA 3, ILLINOIS 2

PURDUE 1, NORTHWESTERN 0

No. 18 WISCONSIN 1, OHIO STATE (rv) 0

No. 21 MICHIGAN 2, No. 23 NEBRASKA 1

IOWA 1, MICHIGAN STATE 0 (2 OT)

MINNESOTA 1, No. 7 PENN STATE 0

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Oct. 6

MICHIGAN 1, OHIO STATE 0

MICHIGAN STATE (rv) 3, No. 5 NORTHWESTERN 2 (2 OT)

PENN STATE (rv) 2, INDIANA 0

Sunday's Results

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October 6th
#10 NORTHWESTERN def. Kent State, 3-1
#17 Louisville def. INDIANA, 3-0
#19 MICHIGAN def. Ball State, 10-2
Miami (Ohio) def. MICHIGAN STATE, 2-0
OHIO STATE def. Ohio, 2-1


Six Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Six Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) and/or USA Today coaches polls, including four teams among the top 25. Ohio State extended its winning streak to 18 straight games with a victory at nationally ranked Northwestern to top the conference at No. 4 in the AP poll and No. 3 in the USA Today ranking. Michigan and Northwestern remained among the top 20 in both polls, with the Wolverines climbing to No. 18 in the media vote and No. 16 in the coaches' tally and the Wildcats ranked No. 19 by the AP and No. 18 by USA Today. Nebraska moved up one spot to No. 24 in the coaches' poll while receiving votes from the media. Wisconsin and Michigan State also received votes in the national polls.

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Oct. 6

ILLINOIS at INDIANA - 12 p.m. ET

NORTHWESTERN at PURDUE - 1 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE (rv) at No. 18 WISCONSIN - 1 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

No. 21 MICHIGAN at No. 23 NEBRASKA - 2 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE at IOWA - 2 p.m. ET

No. 7 PENN STATE at MINNESOTA - 2 p.m. ET

Sunday's Schedule

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Sunday, Oct. 6

MICHIGAN at OHIO STATE - 2 p.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at No. 5 NORTHWESTERN - 2 p.m. ET

PENN STATE (rv) at INDIANA - 2:30 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

Week 6 Stat Breakdown

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Rushers: Three Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, led by Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah with 225 yards and two touchdowns in a victory over Illinois. Ohio State's Carlos Hyde (168 yards, three TDs) and Illinois' Josh Ferguson (114 yards, one TD) also surpassed the 100-yard mark.

Passing: Three Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 250 yards, led by a 340-yard effort with three touchdowns by Penn State's Christian Hackenberg at Indiana. Other conference quarterbacks with more than 250 passing yards were Indiana's Nate Sudfeld (321 yards, two TDs) and Michigan State's Connor Cook (277 yards, two TDs).

Receiving: Seven Big Ten players caught eight or more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards, led by Penn State's Allen Robinson with 12 receptions for 173 yards and two touchdowns against Indiana. Other 100-yard receivers were Michigan's Devin Funchess (seven catches, 151 yards, one TD), Northwestern's Rashad Lawrence (eight catches, 149 yards), Indiana's Cody Latimer (nine catches, 140 yards) and Ohio State's Corey Brown (six catches, 127 yards). In addition, two more players hauled in eight or more passes - Michigan State's Bennie Fowler (nine catches, 92 yards, one TD) and Illinois' Josh Ferguson (eight catches, 82 yards).

Tackles: Sixteen conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by Illinois' Jonathan Brown with 13 defensive stops at Nebraska. Three Big Ten defenders tallied 12 tackles - the Iowa duo of Anthony Hitches and James Morris and Northwestern's Damien Proby - while four players collected 11 defensive stops - Illinois' Earnest Thomas III, Iowa's Desmond King, Nebraska's Michael Rose and Ohio State's C.J. Barnett.

Tackles for Loss: Five Big Ten defenders recorded two or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by 4.0 TFLs by Illinois' Jonathan Brown against the Cornhuskers. Four conference standouts posted two TFLs - the Nebraska pair of Jared Afalava (one sack) and Ciante Evans (one sack), Northwestern's Tyler Scott (one sack) and Ohio State's Joey Bosa (two sacks).

Saturday's Results

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October 5th
ILLINOIS (rv) def. #14 MICHIGAN, 3-2
#9 MICHIGAN STATE def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0
#12 OHIO STATE def. INDIANA, 3-2
#5 PENN STATE def. #24 PURDUE, 3-2
#8 MINNESOTA def. IOWA, 3-2
#10 NEBRASKA def. #23 WISCONSIN, 3-2

Sunday's Schedule

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October 6th
#10 NORTHWESTERN at Kent State - Noon
INDIANA at #17 Louisville - 1 p.m.
Ball State at #19 MICHIGAN - 1 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at Miami (Ohio) - 1 p.m.
Ohio at OHIO STATE - 1 p.m.

All times are ET




Saturday's Results

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October 5th
#19 MICHIGAN def. #15 IOWA, 3-2
#8 PENN STATE def. #10 NORTHWESTERN, 2-0


Weekend Schedule

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Oct. 5-6

ILLINOIS at The Macdonald Cup

Oct. 6-8

MICHIGAN at Erin Hills Collegiate

MICHIGAN STATE at Erin Hills Collegiate

NORTHWESTERN at Erin Hills Collegiate

WISCONSIN at Erin Hills Collegiate

Friday's Results

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Friday, Oct. 4

PURDUE 1, ILLINOIS 0

INDIANA 2, NORTHWESTERN 1

OHIO STATE (rv) 0, MINNESOTA 0

No. 7 PENN STATE 2, No. 18 WISCONSIN 1

Saturday's Schedule

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October 5th
ILLINOIS (rv) at #14 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. %
NORTHWESTERN at #9 MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m.
#12 OHIO STATE at INDIANA - 7 p.m.
#5 PENN STATE at #24 PURDUE - 7 p.m. *
#8 MINNESOTA at IOWA - 8 p.m.
#23 WISCONSIN at #10 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m.

% - BTN
* - BTDN
All times are ET


Friday's Results

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October 4th
#9 MICHIGAN STATE def. ILLINOIS (rv), 3-0
#14 MICHIGAN def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-1
#24 PURDUE def. #12 OHIO STATE, 3-0
#10 NEBRASKA def. #8 MINNESOTA, 3-0


Saturday's Schedule

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October 5th
#15 IOWA at #19 MICHIGAN - 1 p.m.
#10 NORTHWESTERN at #8 PENN STATE - 1 p.m.

All times are ET

Friday's Result

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October 4th
MICHIGAN STATE def. INDIANA, 4-3


Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty-six Big Ten student-athletes in 11 different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Sept. 30. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Cross Country
Athlete of the Week - Michael Van Voorhis, WIS

Women's Cross Country
Co-Athlete of the Week - Rachele Schulist, MSU & Emma-Lisa Murphy, WIS

Field Hockey
Offensive Player of the Week & Freshman of the Week - Isabel Flens, NU
Defensive Player of the Week - Laura Gebhart, PSU

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Braxton Miller, OSU
Defensive Player of the Week - James Morris, IOWA
Special Teams Player of the Week - Cameron Johnston, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Aaron Bailey, ILL

Men's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Robert Jacobsen, WIS

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Ellen Ceresko, PSU

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week - Brandon Medina, NU
Defensive Player of the Week - Tyler Miller, NU

Women's Soccer 
Offensive Player of the Week - Raquel Rodriguez, PSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Genevieve Richard, WIS
Freshman of the Week - Kylie Schwarz, WIS

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Bruno Ortiz, MICH
Diver of the Week - James Ross, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Nick Zito, IOWA

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Ali DeLoof, MICH
Diver of the Week - Carey Chen, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Emma Sougstad, IOWA

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Lauren Wicinski, MSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Ashley Wittman, MINN
Setter of the Week - Mary Pollmiller, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Haleigh Nelson, WIS

Friday's Schedule

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October 4th
ILLINOIS (rv) at #9 MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. *
NORTHWESTERN at #14 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. *
#12 OHIO STATE at #24 PURDUE - 7 p.m. *
#8 MINNESOTA at #10 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. %

% - BTN
* - BTDN
All times are ET


Friday's Schedule

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October 4th
MICHIGAN STATE at INDIANA - 3 p.m. ET, BTN


Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 4

ILLINOIS at PURDUE - 7 p.m. ET

NORTHWESTERN at INDIANA - 7 p.m. ET

OHIO STATE (rv) at MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. ET

No. 7 PENN STATE at No. 18 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 4

WISCONSIN at Georgia - 4 p.m. ET

Saturday, Oct. 5

WISCONSIN at Georgia - 10 a.m. ET

Arizona State at MINNESOTA - 1 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 4

WISCONSIN at Georgia - 4 p.m. ET

Saturday, Oct. 5

WISCONSIN at Georgia - 10 a.m. ET

Arizona State at MINNESOTA - 1 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Oct. 4

ILLINOIS at Notre Dame Invitational

No. 23 MINNESOTA at UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite

No. 23 MINNESOTA at SDSU Invitational

NORTHWESTERN at Notre Dame Invitational

OHIO STATE at Notre Dame Invitational

PURDUE at Notre Dame Invitational

WISCONSIN (rv) at Notre Dame Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 5

INDIANA at Lehigh Invitational

No. 16 MICHIGAN at Rim Rock Farm Classic

No. 13 PENN STATE at Paul Short Run

Weekend Schedule

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 Friday, Oct. 4

ILLINOIS (rv) at Notre Dame Invitational

No. 29 MICHIGAN at Notre Dame Invitational

MINNESOTA at Notre Dame Invitational

OHIO STATE at Notre Dame Invitational

PURDUE at Notre Dame Invitational

No. 19 WISCONSIN at Notre Dame Invitational

Saturday, Oct. 5

No. 15 INDIANA at Lehigh Invitational

PENN STATE at Paul Short Run

Thursday's Result

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October 3rd
#5 PENN STATE def. INDIANA, 3-0

Thursday's Results

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Thursday, Oct. 3
No. 21 MICHIGAN 2, MICHIGAN STATE 1
No. 23 NEBRASKA 2, IOWA 1

With 63 players earning spots on National Hockey League opening-night rosters, Big Ten schools have certainly made their mark on the NHL. Leading all programs across the nation with 17 players on NHL rosters is Wisconsin, followed by Michigan (15 players), Michigan State (14), Minnesota (12) and Ohio State (five). In all, Big Ten programs account for 30 percent of the 210 Division I college hockey alums currently plying their trade in the NHL. A sortable spreadsheet of all NCAA alums on NHL rosters is available on collegehockeyinc.com.

Thursday's Schedule

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October 3rd
#5 PENN STATE at INDIANA - 7 p.m. ET, ESPN2

Thursday's Schedule

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Thursday, Oct. 3

No. 21 MICHIGAN at MICHIGAN STATE - 3 p.m. ET (Game will air on BTN)

IOWA at No. 23 NEBRASKA - 5 p.m. ET

Wednesday's Results

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Wednesday, Oct. 2

No. 2 Notre Dame 2, INDIANA 0

MICHIGAN 3, Western Michigan 1

Bradley 3, No. 5 NORTHWESTERN 2 (OT)

OHIO STATE 0, No. 17 Louisville 0 (2OT)

St. Francis (Pa.) 1, PENN STATE 0 (2OT)

WISCONSIN 1, Marquette 0

Wednesday's Result

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October 2nd
#23 WISCONSIN def. IOWA, 3-1

Four Teams Earn Recognition in Latest USTFCCCA Top 30 Poll

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Four Big Ten teams earned recognition in the latest USTFCCCA top 30 poll. Leading the way was Michigan State at No. 11, followed by No. 13 Penn State, No. 16 Michigan and No. 23 Minnesota. Wisconsin also earned votes in this week's poll.

Ten Big Ten teams will compete this weekend. On Oct. 4, Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin will all race in the Notre Dame Invitational. Minnesota will compete in both the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Invite and the SDSU Invitational. Indiana will compete in the Lehigh Invitational, Michigan will race in the Rim Rock Farm Classic, and Penn State will travel to the Paul Short Run on Oct. 5.

Three Teams Ranked in Latest USTFCCCA Top 30 Poll

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The USTFCCCA top 30 poll was updated Tuesday, with three Big Ten teams earning recognition.

This week, Indiana jumped from No. 18 to No. 15. Wisconsin checked in at No. 19, followed by Michigan at No. 29. Illinois and Michigan State also received votes in the poll.

In Big Ten men's cross country action this week, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin will all compete in the Notre Dame Invitational on Oct. 4. The following day, Indiana will race in the Lehigh Invitational, while Penn State will compete in the Paul Short Run.

Michigan State's Fatai Alashe and Northwestern's Brandon Medina earned spots in the Top Drawer Soccer Team of the Week. Alashe was also named Player of the Week on Tuesday.

A junior midfielder, Alashe scored his first goal of the season in a 2-2 overtime draw against No. 3 Creighton on Sept. 24. Alashe also assisted on a goal that helped the Spartans shut out Northern Illinois, 2-0, on Sept. 28.

Brandon Medina, Northwestern's freshman midfielder, scored a goal and assisted on the game-winning goal in a 2-0 shutout of Michigan on Sept. 28.

In Big Ten men's soccer this week, Indiana, Michigan, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Wisconsin will all face nonconference opponents on Oct. 2. Big Ten play will continue on Oct. 6, including a Penn State-Indiana matchup that will air on BTN at 2:30 p.m. ET.

Five Teams Earn Recognition in Latest Top 25 Polls

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Five Big Ten teams garnered recognition in the latest NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 women's soccer polls released on Tuesday.

In the weekly coaches poll, Penn State improved to No. 7, followed by No. 18 Wisconsin. Michigan and Nebraska are ranked No. 21 and 23, respectively, while Ohio State earned votes in the poll. In the Soccer America poll, Penn State led the way at No. 8, and Nebraska checked in at No. 23. Michigan and Wisconsin are tied at No. 25 in the poll. In Top Drawer Soccer's poll, the Nittany Lions are ranked No. 7, followed by No. 17 Michigan and No. 23 Wisconsin.

Penn State earned the accolades after defeating three Big Ten opponents, including Northwestern, Purdue and Indiana. Wisconsin defeated Michigan State, 2-0, on Sept. 29, while Michigan dropped a 1-0 decision against Minnesota. Nebraska earned its No. 23 ranking after defeating its first three conference opponents. Ohio State also received votes after splitting with Indiana and Purdue.

All 12 teams will compete in Ben Ten play this week. On Thursday, Iowa and Nebraska will go head-to-head. Michigan will also travel to Michigan State in a match that will air on BTN at 3 p.m. ET. On Friday, the eight remaining teams will face conference opponents.

Three Teams Ranked in Latest Top 25 Polls

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The NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 men's soccer polls were updated Tuesday. Big Ten teams earning recognition included Northwestern, Michigan State and Penn State.

Northwestern landed a season-high No. 5 ranking in the coaches poll, while Michigan State and Penn State both earned votes. In the Soccer America poll, the Wildcats improved to a season-best No. 3. In Top Drawer Soccer's top 25 poll, Northwestern checked in at No. 11, followed by No. 19 Penn State and No. 25 Michigan State.

Northwestern moved up in all three polls after a 2-0 shutout of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., on Sept. 28. Penn State, which has won four straight games, defeated Wisconsin, 3-1, in its Big Ten home-opener on Sept. 29. Last week, Michigan State posted a 2-2 tie against No. 3 Creighton, defeated Northern Illinois, 2-0, and shut out UIC in Chicago on Tuesday, 2-0.

Six Big Ten teams will continue conference play this weekend. Michigan will travel to Ohio State on Sunday, while Northwestern will entertain Michigan State. The Penn State-Indiana matchup will air on BTN at 2:30 p.m. ET.

WNBA Finals Features Four Former Big Ten Standouts

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The WNBA Finals will feature four former Big Ten standouts when the Atlanta Dream and Minnesota Lynx face off this weekend, as Minnesota's Janel McCarville and Lindsay Whalen, Nebraska's Lindsey Moore and Penn State's Alex Bentley chase the title. McCarville, Moore and Whalen are part of a Lynx squad that enters its third WNBA Finals appearance in a row, having won the title in 2011. Bentley will play for the Dream, as it makes its third finals appearance in the last four years. The four representatives from the Big Ten is tied for most among all conferences nationally.

Whalen and Bentley have already picked up individual accolades this year, as Whalen was named to the All-WNBA first team and Bentley was an All-Rookie team pick.

Game 1 tips off on Sunday, Oct. 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN.
Eight Big Ten student-athletes were among 54 Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) players to be named candidates for the 2013 National Football Foundation (NFF) National Scholar-Athlete Awards and semifinalists for the NFF William V. Campbell Trophy, which recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation. Big Ten honorees are Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase, Iowa's James Morris, Michigan's Courtney Avery, Michigan State's Max Bullough, Minnesota's Aaron Hill, Nebraska's Spencer Long, Penn State's John Urschel and Purdue's Rob Henry. Candidates must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first-team player or significant contributor and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. The NFF Awards Committee will announce up to 16 players as members of the 2013 National Scholar-Athlete Class on Oct. 31, with recipients earning an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship. The National Scholar-Athlete Class honorees will also be finalists for the Campbell Trophy, which will be announced Dec. 10. Four student-athletes from Big Ten schools have won the Campbell Trophy - Nebraska's Rob Zatechka (1994) and Kyle Vanden Bosch (2000) and Ohio State's Bobby Hoying (1995) and Craig Krenzel (2003).

Wednesday's Schedule

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October 2nd
#23 WISCONSIN at IOWA - 7:30 p.m. ET, BTN

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 4

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Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska) - Notched one interception and two pass deflections in the Giants' 31-7 loss to the Chiefs


Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks (Purdue)
- Tallied one sack, one pass deflection and two tackles in the Seahawks' 23-20 win over the Texans

Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos (Wisconsin) - Carried the ball eight times for 24 yards in Denver's 52-20 win over Philadelphia

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan State) - Rushed for 57 yards and two touchdowns, along with catching four receptions for 27 yards, in the Steeler's 34-27 loss to the Vikings

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) - Tallied six tackles, including five solo, one forced fumble and one pass deflection in San Francisco's 35-11 victory over the Rams

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) - Threw for 316 yards on 20-of-31 passing and two touchdowns in New England's 30-23 win over Atlanta

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw 30-for-39 for 413 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints' 38-17 win over the Dolphins, passing for at last 300 yards in this ninth consecutive game, matching his own NFL record

Michael Buchanan, DL, New England Patriots (Illinois) - Tallied two tackles and one sack in the Patriots' 30-23 win over the Falcons

Barry Cofield, NT, Washington Redskins (Northwestern) - Notched two sacks and two tackles in the Redskins' 24-14 win over the Raiders

Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets (Illinois) - Notched one 34-yard reception for a touchdown in the Jets 38-13 loss to the Titans

Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Caught six passes for 72 yards in the Texans' 23-20 loss to the Seahawks

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska)
- Recorded six tackles and one pass deflection in Tampa Bay's 13-10 loss to Arizona


Vontae Davis, CB, Indianapolis Colts (Illinois)
- Recorded three tackles, an interception and two pass deflections in the Colts' 37-3 rout of the Jaguars

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Caught five receptions for 88 yards in Denver's 52-20 defeat of Philadelphia

Kenny Demens, LB, Arizona Cardinals (Michigan) - Tallied four solo tackles in the first regular-season NFL action of his career in Arizona's 13-10 win over Tampa Bay

Alfonzo Dennard, CB, New England Patriots (Nebraska) - Tallied six tackles in New England's 30-23 win over Atlanta

Jay Feely, PK, Arizona Cardinals (Michigan) - Nailed both of his field goals and an extra point attempts in Arizona's 13-10 victory over Tampa Bay

Robbie Gould, PK, Chicago Bears (Penn State) - Tallied 10 points, including three-for-three in field goals, in Chicago's 40-32 loss to Detroit

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Recorded five receptions for 69 yards and one touchdown in the Texans' 23-20 loss to the Seahawks

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Posted 10 solo tackles, one sack, one interception and one pass deflection in Minnesota's 34-27 defeat of Pittsburgh

Tamba Hali, LB, Kansas City Chiefs (Penn State) - Tallied four tackles, two sacks and one forced fumble in Kansas City's 31-7 defeat of the N.Y. Giants

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan) - Tallied six solo tackles in the Jets 38-13 loss to the Titans

Roy Helu, RB, Washington Redskins (Nebraska)­ - Rushed for 41 yards and caught two passes for 43 yards, including one touchdown, in the Redskins' 24-14 defeat of the Raiders

Brian Hoyer, QB, Cleveland Browns (Michigan State) - Threw for 269 yards on 25-of-38 passing and two touchdowns in the Browns' 17-6 win over the Bengals

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State) - Recorded seven tackles in the Saints' 38-17 win over the Dolphins

Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Washington Redskins (Purdue) - Recorded two sacks, four tackles and one forced fumble in the Redskins' 24-14 win over the Raiders

Karl Klug, DE, Tennessee Titans (Iowa) - Recorded a sack and a forced fumble, along with two tackles, in the Titans' 38-13 victory over the Jets

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State) - Racked up a team-high 12 tackles, including nine solo, in the Rams' 35-11 loss to the 49ers

Sean Lee, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Penn State) - Led the Cowboys with 18 tackles, including 15 solo, and returned an interception for a touchdown in Dallas' 30-21 loss to San Diego

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Notched seven tackles, including four solo, and one pass deflection in Detroit's 40-32 win over Chicago

Corey Liuget, DE, San Diego Chargers (Illinois) - Totaled five tackles and one sack in San Diego's 30-21 win over Dallas

Whitney Mercilus, LB, Houston Texans (Illinois) - Notched six tackles and 2.5 sacks in the Texans' 23-20 overtime loss to the Seahawks

Shaun Phillips, LB, Denver Broncos (Purdue) - Recorded one sack and four tackles in the Broncos' 52-20 defeat of the Eagles

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue)
- Recorded eight tackles, including six solo, in the Titans' 38-13 defeat of the Jets


Tracy Porter, CB, Oakland Raiders (Illinois)
- Notched seven tackles, including five solo, in Oakland's 24-14 loss to Washington

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Led the team with nine tackles, including eight solo, and one pass deflection in Jacksonville's 37-3 loss to the Colts

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern) - Recorded seven tackles, including six solo, and one forced fumble in Oakland's 24-14 loss to the Redskins

Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions (Nebraska) - Recorded four tackles and one forced fumble in Detroit's 40-32 defeat of Chicago

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Tallied eight tackles and .5 sacks in the Titan's 23-20 loss to the Seahawks

Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State)
- Recorded one interception, two pass deflections and three solo tackles in the 49ers' 35-11 win over the Rams

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin)
- Threw for 123 yards on 12-of-23 passing in Seattle's 23-20 win over Houston


LaMarr Woodley, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan) - Notched three solo tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in the Steelers' 34-27 loss to the Viking

Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders (Michigan) - Totaled seven tackles and one sack in Oakland's 24-14 loss to Washington