November 2013 Archives

Saturday's Results

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North Carolina 87, Illinois 51
Iowa 102, UNC-Wilmington 65
LSU 64, Michigan 62
Minnesota 79, Colorado State 55
Washington State 76, Nebraska 72
Vanderbilt 81, Wisconsin 69
Penn State 72, Illinois State 60

Saturday's Results

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November 30th
#20 PURDUE def. #19 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-2
#11 MINNESOTA def. #18 ILLINOIS, 3-0
#13 WISCONSIN def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0
OHIO STATE def. IOWA, 3-1
#2 PENN STATE def. #10 NEBRASKA, 3-1



Saturday's Hockey Results

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November 30
#1/1 MINNESOTA def. #12/13 WISCONSIN, 4-3
#15/rv Union def. PENN STATE, 4-3

Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Saturday's Hockey Schedule

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November 30
#12/13 WISCONSIN at #1/1 MINNESOTA - 6 p.m., FS North/Wisconsin
#15/rv Union at PENN STATE - 7 p.m.

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Saturday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. #11/12 North Carolina, 3:30 p.m.
Iowa (rv/rv) vs. UNC-Wilmington, 8:30 p.m.
Michigan vs. #15/17 LSU, 9:30 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Colorado State, 5 p.m.
Washington State at #10/10 Nebraska, 6 p.m.
Penn State vs. Illinois State, 11:30 a.m.

All times are ET

Saturday's Schedule

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November 30th
#19 MICHIGAN STATE at #20 PURDUE - 7 p.m., BTDN
#11 MINNESOTA at #18 ILLINOIS - 8 p.m.
OHIO STATE at IOWA - 8 p.m., BTDN
#2 PENN STATE at #10 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m., BTN
#13 WISCONSIN at NORTHWESTERN, 8 p.m.

All times are ET


Saturday's Schedule: Tourney Championships in Sight

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Three games occupy Saturday's Big Ten men's basketball slate to wrap up the month of November. Iowa and Penn State will look to capture non-conference tournament championships.

Saturday, Nov. 30
Northern Illinois at Nebraska, 1 p.m. (BTDN)
Ole Miss vs. Penn State [21], 4:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
Villanova vs. #23/23 Iowa [18], 9:30 p.m. (NBCSN)

[18] Battle 4 Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
[21] Barclays Center Classic (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Friday's Men's Basketball Results

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The Big Ten posted a 6-2 record on Friday, with nationally-ranked Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State picking up wins, and Penn State defeating St. John's in overtime.

Illinois 57, IPFW 55
#23/23 Iowa 89, UTEP 53 [18]
#22/20 Michigan 87, Coppin State 45
#1/1 Michigan State 98, Mount St. Mary's 65
#19/21 UCLA 95, Northwestern 79 [19]
#7/6 Ohio State 99, North Florida 64
Penn State 89, St. John's 82 (OT) [21]
Washington State 69, Purdue 54 [20]

[18] Battle 4 Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
[19] Las Vegas Invitational (Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.)
[20] Old Spice Classic (HP Field House, Orlando, Fla.)
[21] Barclays Center Classic (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.) 

Friday's Hockey Results

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November 29
#1/1 MINNESOTA def. #12/13 WISCONSIN, 4-1
#3/3 MICHIGAN def. OHIO STATE (rv/rv), 4-3 (OT)
MICHIGAN STATE def. Princeton, 4-1

Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Friday's Results

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Illinois 70, Arkansas State 54
Iowa 78, Boston College 68
Michigan 82, Texas Tech 71
Minnesota 63, Chattanooga 62
Penn State 61, Oregon State 56
Wisconsin 77, Mercer 72

Friday's Result

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November 29th
#23 MICHIGAN def. INDIANA, 3-1

Weekend Schedule

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Saturday, Nov. 30
#7 ILLINOIS at Northeast Duals - Troy, N.Y.
MICHIGAN STATE at Northeast Duals - Troy, N.Y.
#2 MINNESOTA at #18 Oregon State - Corvallis, Ore.
#10 NEBRASKA at Stanford Duals - Palo Alto, Calif.
#24 WISCONSIN at #16 Northern Iowa - Cedar Falls, Iowa

Sunday, Dec. 1

#7 ILLINOIS at Grapple at the Garden - New York, N.Y.
#4 IOWA at #15 Iowa State - Ames, Iowa


Friday's Schedule

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November 29th
#23 MICHIGAN at INDIANA - 7 p.m. ET

Friday's Hockey Schedule

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November 29
#12/13 WISCONSIN at #1/1 MINNESOTA - 5 p.m., ESPNU
OHIO STATE (rv/rv) at #3/3 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m., BTN
Princeton at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m., XFINITY Channel 900

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty-five Big Ten student-athletes in eight different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Nov. 25th. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Basketball
Player of the Week - Frank Kaminsky, WIS
Freshman of the Week - Bryson Scott, PUR

Women's Basketball
Player & Freshman of the Week - Amanda Zahui B., MINN
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Samantha Logic, IOWA; Nicole Elmblad, MICH; Emily Cady, NEB

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Steve Hull, ILL
Defensive Player of the Week - Ryan Shazier, OSU
Special Teams Player of the Week - Pat Smith, NEB
Co-Freshmen of the Week - Ralphael Green III, IND & Christian Hackenberg, PSU

Hockey
First Star - Zach Nagelvoort, MICH
Second Star - Tyler Motte, MICH
Third Star - Michael Brodzinski, MINN

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Connor McDonald, OSU
Diver of the Week - Christian Holstein, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Matt McHugh, OSU

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Carly Mercer, PUR
Diver of the Week - Casey Matthews, PUR
Freshman of the Week - Lauren Abruzzo, NU

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Ashley Wittman, MINN
Defensive Player of the Week - Tori Dixon, MINN
Setter of the Week - Micha Hancock, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Taylor Sandbothe, OSU

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - Tyler Graff
Saturday's game between Penn State and Wisconsin will mark the end of the 2013 regular season for both teams. However, the game will also mark the final regular season game in the career of football official Bill LeMonnier, who has given 20 years of service to the Big Ten's officiating program.  During his career, LeMonnier has put together an impressive list of accomplishments and has become one of the most respected and recognizable football officials in America.  In 2011, LeMonnier was selected as the referee for the inaugural Big Ten Football Championship Game, and was also honored by the National Football Foundation with the organization's Outstanding Contributions to Amateur Football Award. He has worked 15 postseason bowl games, including the 2010 BCS National Championship Game. Earlier this year, LeMonnier was recognized by the National Association of Sports Officials with the "Gold Whistle Award." The Big Ten thanks Bill LeMonnier for his 20 years of dedicated service to the sport of football and the conference's officiating program.

Friday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. Arkansas State, 3:30 p.m.
Iowa (rv/rv) vs. Boston College, 6 p.m.
Michigan vs. Texas Tech, 10:30 a.m.
Minnesota vs. Chattanooga, 7:30 p.m.
#13/14 Penn State vs. Oregon State, 1 p.m.
Wisconsin vs. Mercer, 7:30 p.m.

Wisconsin's Abbrederis Named Burlsworth Trophy Finalist

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Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis was named one of three finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy, an award that honors college football's most outstanding player that began his career as a walk-on. A consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection last season, Abbrederis enters his final game at Camp Randall Stadium this Saturday ranked No. 2 in UW history in receptions (185), receiving yards (2,975) and touchdown receptions (23). With 916 yards already this season, Abbrederis is the first player in school history to record at least 800 receiving yards in three separate seasons. Also an accomplished returner, he ranks seventh all-time at Wisconsin in all-purpose yards with 4,655. The Wautoma, Wis., native ranks fifth in the Big Ten in receiving at 83.3 yards per game and has scored a total of nine touchdowns this season. The Burlsworth Trophy was first presented in 2010, with Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin the most recent recipient in 2012.

Friday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Eight games are on Friday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, with No. 1/1 Michigan State, No. 7/6 Ohio State, No. 22/20 Michigan and No. 23/23 Iowa all in action.

Friday, Nov. 29
Washington St. vs. Purdue [20] 11 a.m. ET (ESPNU)
Mount St. Mary's at #1/1 Michigan State, 1 p.m. (BTN)
Coppin State at #22/20 Michigan, 3 p.m. (BTN)
North Florida at #7/6 Ohio State, 5 p.m. (BTN)
UTEP vs. #23/23 Iowa [18], 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
St. John's vs. Penn State [21], 7 p.m. 
IPFW at Illinois, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
#19/21 UCLA vs. Northwestern [19], 11:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

[18] Battle 4 Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
[19] Las Vegas Invitational (Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.)
[20] Old Spice Classic (HP Field House, Orlando, Fla.)
[21] Barclays Center Classic (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Rankings are AP/USA Today
All times ET

Thursday's Men's Basketball Results

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#23/23 Iowa outlasted Xavier in overtime to kick off the Battle 4 Atlantis.

Thursday, Nov. 28

#23/23 Iowa 77, Xavier 74 (OT) [18]
#5/5 Oklahoma State 97, Purdue 87 [20]
Missouri 78, Northwestern 67 [19]

[18] Battle 4 Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
[19] Las Vegas Invitational (Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.)
[20] Old Spice Classic (HP Field House, Orlando, Fla.)

Thursday's Results

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Arizona State 84, Illinois 60
Iowa 78, USC 65
Purdue 75, TCU 68

Six Teams Ranked in Top 25 Poll

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Six Big Ten women's swimming and diving squads are ranked in the updated College Swimming Coaches Association of America top 25 poll. Minnesota leads the way at No. 10, followed by No. 14 Indiana and No. 16 Ohio State. Purdue is ranked No. 17, while Michigan checks in at No. 23 and Penn State is ranked No. 24.

All 12 squads will compete in the Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis, beginning Feb. 19.

For the complete rankings, click here.

Thursday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. Arizona State, 1 p.m.
Iowa (rv/rv) vs. USC, 8:30 p.m.
#16/22 Purdue vs. TCU, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Three more non-conference tournaments will begin on Thursday, with Purdue facing Oklahoma State in Orlando, No. 23/23 Iowa taking on Xavier in the Bahamas and Northwestern colliding with Missouri at the Las Vegas Invitational.

Thursday, Nov. 28
Oklahoma State vs. Purdue [20], Noon (ESPN2)
Xavier vs. #23/23 Iowa [18], 7 p.m. (NBCSN)
Missouri vs. Northwestern [19], 10:30 p.m. (ESPNU)

[18] Battle 4 Atlantis (Paradise Island, Bahamas)
[19] Las Vegas Invitational (Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.)
[20] Old Spice Classic (HP Field House, Orlando, Fla.)

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Results

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The Big Ten went 2-0 on Thanksgiving Eve, with No. 10/11 Wisconsin securing the Cancun Challenge title, and Minnesota defeating Chaminade in the finale of the Maui Invitational.

Wednesday, Nov. 27
Minnesota 83, Chaminade 68 [16]
#10/11 Wisconsin 70, West Virginia 63 [17]

16] Maui Invitational (Maui, Hawaii)
[17] Cancun Challenge (Cancun, Mexico)

Wednesday's Results

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Nebraska 77, UMass-Lowell 42
Northwestern 66, Lafayette 64
Ohio State 93, Lehigh 63

Wednesday's Results

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November 27th
#2 PENN STATE def. OHIO STATE, 3-0
#20 PURDUE def. INDIANA, 3-0
#19 MICHIGAN STATE def. #23 MICHIGAN, 3-0
#10 NEBRASKA def. IOWA, 3-0
#18 ILLINOIS def. NORTHWESTERN, 3-0
#11 MINNESOTA def. #13 WISCONSIN, 3-1


Seven assistant coaches from Big Ten schools have been named nominees for the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in America, as announced on Wednesday. Seth Littrell (Indiana), Phil Parker (Iowa), Pat Narduzzi (Michigan State), Tracy Claeys (Minnesota), Tim Beck (Nebraska), Tom Herman (Ohio State) and Dave Aranda (Wisconsin) are among 40 assistants to earn recognition for the award.

Littrell leads an Indiana offense that is tied for second in the Big Ten with 36.8 points per game and is second in total offense with 491.8 yards per game. The Hoosiers have scored 408 points so far this season, including 54 touchdowns.

Under Parker, the Iowa defense ranks third in the conference in total defense, surrendering just 304.5 yards per game. The Hawkeyes have held opponents to only 18.9 points per game, which ranks fourth in the Big Ten.

Narduzzi's Michigan State defense leads the nation in total defense, allowing just 236.6 yards per game. The Spartans also lead the conference in scoring defense at 12.5 points per game, a total that ranks fourth in the country.

Claeys took on many of the day-to-day head coaching duties for Minnesota during head coach Jerry Kill's leave of absence, guiding the Gophers to eight victories and their first appearance in the Bowl Championship Series standings since 2008.

Beck has led a Nebraska offense that ranks fourth in the conference in both scoring (34.0 points per game) and total offense (433.3 yards per game). Nebraska has averaged 233.7 rushing yards per game this season, ranking third in the conference in that category.

Under Herman, the Ohio State offense has led all conference schools in scoring offense (48.7 points per game), total offense (530.9 yards per game) and rushing offense (314.7 yards per game). The Buckeyes rank among the top seven nationally in all three categories.

Aranda leads a Wisconsin defense that ranks second in the conference in scoring defense (13.4 points per game), total defense (278.5 yards per game) and passing defense (179.4 yards per game). The Badgers rank among the top 10 nationally in all three categories

Since the inception of the Broyles Award in 1996, the Big Ten has garnered several nominations and one recipient in Ohio State's Jim Heacock (2007). The 2013 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, Dec.10, at 11:30 a.m. CT.
Seven assistant coaches from Big Ten schools have been named nominees for the Broyles Award, given annually to the top assistant coach in America, as announced on Wednesday. Seth Littrell (Indiana), Phil Parker (Iowa), Pat Narduzzi (Michigan State), Tracy Claeys (Minnesota), Tim Beck (Nebraska), Tom Herman (Ohio State) and Dave Aranda (Wisconsin) are among 40 assistants to earn recognition for the award.

Littrell leads an Indiana offense that is tied for second in the Big Ten with 36.8 points per game and is second in total offense with 491.8 yards per game. The Hoosiers have score 408 points so far this season, including 54 touchdowns.

Under Parker, the Iowa defense ranks third in the conference in total defense, surrendering just 304.5 yards per game. The Hawkeyes have held opponents to only 18.9 points per game, which ranks fourth in the Big Ten.

Narduzzi's Michigan State defense leads the nation in total defense, allowing just 236.6 yards per game. The Spartans also lead the conference in scoring defense at 12.5 points per game, a total that ranks fourth in the country.

Claeys took on many of the day-to-day head coaching duties for Minnesota during head coach Jerry Kill's leave of absence, guiding the Gophers to eight victories and their first appearance in the Bowl Championship Series standings since 2008.

Beck has led a Nebraska's offense that ranks fourth in the conference in both scoring (34.0 points per game) and total offense (433.3 yards per game). Nebraska has averaged 233.7 rushing yards per game this season, ranking third in the conference in that category.

Under Herman, the Ohio State offense has led all conference schools in scoring offense (48.7 points per game), total offense (530.9 yards per game) and rushing offense (314.7 yards per game). The Buckeyes rank among the top seven nationally in all three categories.

Aranda leads a Wisconsin defense that ranks second in the conference in scoring defense (13.4 points per game), total defense (278.5 yards per game) and passing defense (179.4 yards per game). The Badgers rank among the top 10 nationally in all three categories

Since the inception of the Broyles Award in 1996, the Big Ten has garnered several nominations and one recipient in Ohio State's Jim Heacock (2007). The 2013 Broyles Award winner will be announced on Tuesday, Dec.10, at 11:30 a.m. CT.

Women's Soccer Weekly Honors

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Top Drawer Soccer announced its Team of the Week, with Michigan's Holly Hein and Meghan Toohey earning honors.

Hein scored one goal in the Wolverines' 3-0 win over Illinois State on Nov. 22, while Toohey converted a second-half penalty kick versus Notre Dame, sending Michigan to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. The Wolverines will face No. 1 Virginia on Friday in Charlottesville, Va., seeking a trip to the College Cup for the first time in program history.

Men's Soccer Weekly Honors

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Top Drawer Soccer announced its Team of the Week, with Penn State's Martin Seiler and Michigan State's Kevin Cope earning spots on the team.

Seiler helped secure a pair of 1-0 wins over St. Francis Brooklyn and UC Santa Barbara, advancing the Nittany Lions to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. The center back helped hold the Gauchos to just one shot on goal in the second half on Nov. 24. Penn State will face New Mexico at 7 p.m. ET on Dec. 1 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Cope assisted on Tim Kreutz's double-overtime game-winning goal versus Louisville in the second round, helping the Spartans defeat the Cardinals, 1-0. In the third round of the NCAA Tournament, Michigan State will play Georgetown at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday's Schedule

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UMass-Lowell at #10/10 Nebraska, 8 p.m., BTDN
Lafayette at Northwestern, 6:30 p.m.
Lehigh at Ohio State, 7 p.m.

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 12

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Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska) - Notched six solo tackles and one pass deflection in the Giants' 24-21 loss to the Cowboys

Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos (Wisconsin) -
Carried the ball seven times for 40 yards and caught three passes for 17 yards in Denver's 34-31 overtime loss to New England

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan State) -
Ran for 80 yards and notched two receptions in the Steelers' 27-11 win over the Browns

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State) -
Registered nine tackles, including five solo, in San Francisco's 27-6 win over Washington

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan)
- Threw for 344 yards on 34-for-50 passing, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Patriots' 34-31 overtime win over the Broncos

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) -
Threw for 278 yards on 23-of-33 passing and two touchdowns in the Saints' 17-13 victory over the Falcons

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Iowa) -
Registered five tackles, including two for loss, and a sack in Tampa Bay's 24-21 defeat of Detroit

Mike Daniels, DE, Green Bay Packers (Iowa)
- Tallied three tackles and a sack in Green Bay's 26-26 tie with Minnesota

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska)
- Recorded a team-high 12 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble and one pass deflection in Tampa Bay's 24-21 win over Detroit

Jay Feely, PK, Arizona Cardinals (Michigan)
- Tallied 16 points, kicking four field goals, including one from 50 yards, and four extra point attempts in the Cardinals' 40-11 win over the Colts

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin)
- Notched five receptions for 32 yards in the Texans' 13-6 loss to the Jaguars

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa)
- Tallied nine tackles, including eight solo, in the Vikings' 26-26 tie with the Packers

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan) - Registered eight tackles, including five solo, in the Jets' 19-3 loss to the Ravens

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Caught five passes for 78 yards, including a long of 26 yards, in the Dolphins' 20-16 loss to the Panthers

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Collected 11 tackles, including nine solo, one sack and one forced fumble in the Packers' 26-26 tie with the Vikings

Chad Henne, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Michigan) - Threw for 239 yards on 23-for-32 passing in the Jaguars' 13-6 victory over the Texans

Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers (Ohio State) - Recorded one sack and two tackles in the Steelers' 27-11 win over the Browns

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State) - Tallied five tackles and one pass deflection in the Saints' 17-13 win over the Falcons

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State) - Notched seven tackles, including six solo, and one pass deflection in St. Louis' 42-21 win over Chicago

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Registered nine tackles and one pass deflection in the Lions' 24-21 loss to the Bucs

Mario Manningham, WR, San Francisco 49ers (Michigan) - Reeled in four passes for 45 yards in San Francisco's 27-6 defeat of Washington

Matt McGloin, QB, Oakland Raiders (Penn State) - Threw for 260 yards on 19-of-32 passing and one touchdown in Oakland's 23-19 loss to Tennessee

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Illinois) - Rushed for a touchdown in the Cardinals' 40-11 win over the Colts

Whitney Mercilus, LB, Houston Texans (Illinois) - Notched six solo tackles, including one for loss, and a sack in Houston's 13-6 loss to Jacksonville

Brandon Meyers, TE, New York Giants (Iowa) - Tallied a touchdown reception in the Giants' 24-21 loss to the Cowboys

Mike Neal, DE, Green Bay Packers (Purdue) - Collected seven tackles and one sack in Green Bay's 26-26 tie with Minnesota

Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue) - Led the team with 13 solo tackles in New England's 34-31 overtime win over Denver

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue) - Recorded six tackles in the Titans' 23-19 win over the Raiders

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Registered a team-high 14 tackles, including 11 solo, and one pass deflection in Jacksonville's 13-6 win over Houston

Allen Reisner, TE, Jacksonville Jaguars (Iowa) - Caught five passes for 40 yards, including a long of 16, in the Jaguars' 13-6 win over the Texans

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern) - Notched 10 tackles, 1.5 sacks and one forced fumble in Oakland's 23-19 loss to Tennessee

Marcus Sherels, CB, Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota) - Notched five tackles, including four solo, in the Vikings' 26-26 tie with the Packers

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints (Illinois)
- Rushed for 73 yards and caught five passes for 57 yards in New Orleans' 17-13 win over Atlanta

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) -
Tallied a team-high nine tackles, including eight solo, and one sack in Houston's 13-6 loss to Jacksonville

Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State) - Recorded one interception, one pass deflection and five tackles in the 49ers' 27-6 defeat of the Redskins

Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders (Michigan)
- Posted eight tackles, including six solo, in the Raiders' 23-19 loss to the Titans

Wednesday's Schedule

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November 27th
#2 PENN STATE at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m.
#20 PURDUE at INDIANA - 7 p.m.
#19 MICHIGAN STATE at #23 MICHIGAN - 8 p.m., BTDN
#10 NEBRASKA at IOWA - 8 p.m., BTDN
NORTHWESTERN at #18 ILLINOIS - 8 p.m.
#13 WISCONSIN at #11 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m.

All times are ET

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Wisconsin will take on West Virginia for the Cancun Challenge championship, while Minnesota will wrap up the Maui Invitational against host Chaminade.

Wednesday, Nov. 27
Chaminade vs. Minnesota [16], 2:30 p.m. (ESPNU)
#10/11 Wisconsin vs. West Virginia [17], 9:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

[16] Maui Invitational (Maui, Hawaii)
[17] Cancun Challenge (Cancun, Mexico)

All times Eastern

Tuesday's Results: Big Ten Picks Up Four More Wins

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The Big Ten collected four non-conference wins on Tuesday, including No. 10/11 Wisconsin advancing to the Cancun Challenge championship game and Illinois improving to 6-0 with a road win at UNLV.

Tuesday, Nov. 26
Illinois 61, UNLV 59
#-/25 Indiana 77, Evansville 46
Arkansas 87, Minnesota 73 [16]
Penn State 84, Monmouth 52 [14]
#10/11 Wisconsin 63, Saint Louis 57

[14] Barclays Center Classic (campus sites)
[16] Maui Invitational (Maui, Hawaii)
[17] Cancun Challenge (Cancun, Mexico)

Tuesday's Results

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Stanford 86, Purdue 69
Michigan State 74, Temple 70
Minnesota 80, Loyola 36

Penn State's Wolverton Named Finalist for College Boot Award

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Penn State's Andrew Wolverton was named a finalist for the 2013 College Boot Award, which annually honors the top player in men's college soccer. The Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year finished the season with 69 saves, eight shutouts and a goals-against average of 0.75. Wolverton helped lead the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten Championship, and was named first-team All-Big Ten. Penn State will face New Mexico on Dec. 1 in the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament.

Fans will be able to vote for their top collegiate player until December 19. To vote, click here.

Six Players Named College Boot Award Finalists

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Six Big Ten women's soccer players were named finalists for the 2013 College Boot Award, which recognizes the top player in women's college soccer. The conference's finalists include Illinois' Jannelle Flaws, Indiana's Shannon Flower and Lisa Nouanesengsy, Nebraska's Jordan Jackson and Penn State's Whitney Church and Maya Hayes.

Flaws finished the season with 23 goals, which is currently tied for first in the NCAA. The Big Ten Forward of the Year helped lead the Illini to the third round of the NCAA Tournament.

Flower collected 87 saves and recorded nine shutouts. She helped guide the Hoosiers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament for the third time in program history. Nouanesengsy finished the 2013 campaign with 25 points, including 11 goals and three assists. She was named second-team All-Big Ten.

Jackson, who was named the Big Ten Midfielder of the Year, scored nine goals and tallied 11 assists this season, helping lead the Cornhuskers to their first Big Ten Championship and Big Ten Tournament title in school history.

Church played in all 23 games, scoring four goals and collecting one assist. She was a second-team All-Big Ten selection and helped the Nittany Lions reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Hayes scored a team-high 19 goals to go along with six assists and was named first-team All-Big Ten.

Fans will be able to vote for their top collegiate player until December 18. To vote, click here.

Tuesday's Schedule

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#21/18 Michigan State at Temple, 7 p.m.
Loyola at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTDN
#16/22 Purdue vs. #6/5 Stanford, 4 p.m. [1]

All times are ET

[1] Puerto Vallarta Tournament - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Two Linebackers Tabbed Lott IMPACT Trophy Finalists

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Two Big Ten linebackers are among the four finalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced on Tuesday. Iowa's James Morris and Wisconsin's Chris Borland are up for the IMPACT Trophy, which is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. Each finalist will be honored at the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy banquet on Dec. 8. Two former conference standouts have won the trophy, Ohio State's James Laurinaitis in 2008 and Wisconsin's J.J. Watt in 2010.

The College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the men's soccer Academic All-America teams, with Indiana's A.J. Corrado and Ohio State's Alex Ivanov earning third-team honors.

Corrado studies biology and maintains a 3.64 cumulative grade point average. Last season, he was an Academic All-District, Academic All-Big Ten and first-team All-Big Ten selection. Corrado helped lead the Hoosiers to the Big Ten Tournament title, and scored three goals to go along with seven assists this season. He was named second-team All-Big Ten.

An electric and computer engineer major, Ivanov boasts a 3.80 cumulative GPA. He is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, and is the first Buckeye in program history to be named an Academic All-American. Ivanov finished the season with 110 saves and eight shutouts, earning a spot on the All-Big Ten second team.

Illinois' DiBernardo Named Second-Team Academic All-American

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Vanessa DiBernardo of the Illinois women's soccer team was named a second-team Capital One Academic All-American, the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Tuesday.

The senior midfielder studies recreation, sport & tourism, and carries a 3.70 cumulative grade point average. She has been named Academic All-District three times, including a first-team nod in 2013. DiBernardo is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar and an NSCAA Scholar All-American.

DiBernardo finished the season with seven goals and seven assists, helping lead the Illini to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament. She currently holds the school record with 22 career assists and ranks third with 43 goals.

Three Teams Recognized in Latest Top 25 Poll

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Top Drawer Soccer released its weekly top 25 women's soccer poll, with three Big Ten teams garnering recognition. Michigan led the way at No. 6, followed by No. 10 Nebraska and No. 19 Penn State.

Michigan will play in the "Elite 8" of the NCAA Tournament on Friday. The Wolverines will face Virginia at 7 p.m. ET in Charlottesville, Va. The Wolverines will seek a trip to the College Cup for the first time in program history.

For the complete Top Drawer Soccer poll, click here.

Two Teams Ranked in Lastest Top 25 Poll

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Two Big Ten men's soccer teams received recognition in the latest Top Drawer Soccer top 25 poll. Penn State checked in at No. 13, while Michigan State followed at No. 14.

Both teams will play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. At 1 p.m. ET, Michigan State will face Georgetown, while Penn State will play New Mexico at 7 p.m. ET.

For the complete Top Drawer Soccer poll, click here.

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 66 ranked wrestlers in the InterMat College Rankings, released on Tuesday. 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
8. Nebraska
10. Illinois
T-11. Northwestern
T-11. Ohio State
14. Wisconsin
19. Michigan
28. Indiana
T-40. Michigan State
T-53. Purdue

125
1. Jesse Delgado, ILL
3. Nico Megaludis, PSU
4. Cory Clark, IOWA
12. Conor Youtsey, MICH
15. Tim Lambert, NEB
18. Ryan Taylor, WIS

133
1. Tony Ramos, IOWA
2. Tyler Graff, WIS
8. David Thorn, MINN
11. Zane Richards, ILL
13. Jimmy Gulibon, PSU
15. Johnni DiJulius, OSU
20. Rossi Bruno, MICH

141

1. Logan Stieber, OSU
5. Chris Dardanes, MINN
8. Steve Dutton, MICH
12. Zain Retherford, PSU
14. Josh Dziewa, IOWA

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

157
1. Derek St. John, IOWA
3. Dylan Ness, MINN
4. James Green, NEB
5. Dylan Alton, PSU
8. Taylor Walsh, IND
10. Isaac Jordan, WIS
15. Zac Brunson, ILL
19. Ryan Watts, MSU

165
1. David Taylor, PSU
8. Nick Moore, IOWA
9. Dan Yates, MICH
13. Pierce Harger, NU
17. Danny Zilverberg, MINN
19. Jackson Morse, ILL
20. Austin Wilson, NEB

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

184

1. Ed Ruth, PSU
2. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA
9. Kenny Courts, OSU
10. Max Huntley, MICH
15. Jackson Hein, WIS
17. Brett Pfarr, MINN

197
2. Scott Schiller, MINN
4. Morgan McIntosh, PSU
6. Nick Heflin, OSU
7. Mario Gonzalez, ILL
9. Nathan Burak, IOWA
17. Braden Atwood, PUR
19. Alex Polizzi, NU

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








In The Wrestling Polls

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Ten Big Ten wrestling squads are ranked in this week's USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches poll, with six conference teams earning top 10 status. Penn State and Minnesota top the poll at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Iowa is ranked No. 4, followed by No. 7 Illinois, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 10 Nebraska, No. 17 Northwestern, No. 20 Purdue, No. 22 Michigan and No. 24 Wisconsin.

For the full ranking, click here.


Tuesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Five Big Ten teams will be in action on Tuesday, including No. 10/11 Wisconsin opening the Cancun Challenge against Saint Louis, Illinois traveling to UNLV and Penn State and Indiana hosting non-conference foes to highlight a doubleheader on BTN.

Tuesday, Nov. 26
Arkansas vs. Minnesota [16], 2 p.m. (ESPN2)
Monmouth at Penn State [14], 6 p.m. (BTN)
Evansville at #-/25 Indiana, 8 p.m. (BTN)
Saint Louis vs. #10/11 Wisconsin [17], 8:30 p.m. (CBSSN)
Illinois at UNLV, 10:45 p.m. (CBSSN)

[14] Barclays Center Classic (campus sites)
[16] Maui Invitational (Maui, Hawaii)
[17] Cancun Challenge (Cancun, Mexico)

Monday's Result

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Indiana 85, Saint Louis 69

Monday's Results: Northwestern, Ohio State Post Wins

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Monday, Nov. 25
#8/7 Syracuse 75, Minnesota 67 [16]
#7/6 Ohio State 65, Wyoming 50
Northwestern 72, Gardner-Webb 59 [13]

[13] Las Vegas Invitational (campus sites)
[16] Maui Invitational (Maui, Hawaii, hosted by Chaminade) 

Monday's Schedule

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Saint Louis at Indiana, 7 p.m. ET, BTDN

Purdue's Cody Webster Tabbed Finalist for Ray Guy Award

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Purdue's Cody Webster has been named a finalist for the 2013 Ray Guy Award, honoring the nation's top punter. Webster is currently tied for first in the conference in punting, averaging 43.5 yards per punt. The winner of the Guy Award will be 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.  


Ohio State's Shazier Named Finalist for Butkus Award

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Ohio State's Ryan Shazier was named a finalist for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's outstanding linebacker. Shazier currently leads the Big Ten in tackles and tackles for loss. The junior averages 9.8 stops per game and has totaled 19.5 tackles for loss this season. He is also first in fumbles forced (4) and tied for seventh in sacks (5.5). 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.


Eight Volleyball Teams Ranked in AVCA Top 25

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Eight Big Ten volleyball squads are ranked in the AVCA Division I Coaches poll, released on Monday. Penn State stays at No. 2 for the sixth straight week, while Nebraska joins the Nittany Lions in the top 10 at No. 10. Minnesota comes in at No. 11, followed by No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 18 Illinois, No. 19 Michigan State, No. 20 Purdue and No. 23 Michigan.

Click here for the full ranking.


Monday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Three games are on Monday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, highlighted by Minnesota taking on No. 8/7 Syracuse in the opening game of the Maui Invitational.

Monday, Nov. 25
#8/7 Syracuse vs. Minnesota (rv/-) [16], 5:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Wyoming at #7/6 Ohio State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Gardner-Webb at Northwestern [13], 8 p.m. (BTDN)

[13] Las Vegas Invitational (campus sites)
[16] Maui Invitational (Maui, Hawaii, hosted by Chaminade)

MSU's Cook Named Manning Award "Star of the Week"

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Michigan State's Connor Cook has been named one of eight "Stars of the Week" by the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Cook set a career-high with 293 passing yards, completing 16-of-23 passes with two touchdowns against Northwestern to lead the Spartans to a berth in the Big Ten Football Championship Game and an outright Legends Division title.

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. Click this link to vote for the top quarterback performance from last week.

Sunday's Men's Basketball Results

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Nebraska, Penn State and Purdue all recorded wins on Sunday in Big Ten men's basketball action.

Sunday, Nov. 24
Charlotte 63, #14/13 Michigan 61 [9]
Nebraska 73, Georgia 65 [10]
Penn State 93, Longwood 67 [14]
Purdue 81, Siena 73 [15]

[9] Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Bayamon, P.R.)
[10] Charleston Classic (TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.)
[14] Barclays Center Classic (campus sites)
[15] Old Spice Classic (campus sites)

Sunday's Results

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Iowa 67, Northern Iowa 60
Minnesota 62, Navy 55
Nebraska 87, Southern 64
California 65, Northwestern 51
Bowling Green 64, Ohio State 52

Sunday's Hockey Result

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November 24
#19/rv Minnesota Duluth def. #1/1 MINNESOTA, 6-2

Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Three Big Ten Teams Among Top 15 in Latest BCS Standings

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Three Big Ten programs are ranked among the top 15 in the latest Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings. Ohio State set a school record with its 23rd straight victory and improved to 11-0 to hold steady at No. 3 in the BCS poll, the Buckeyes' highest placement since ending the 2007 campaign at No. 1 overall. Michigan State picked up its 10th win and rose two spots to No. 11 in the BCS poll, the Spartans' highest ranking since being slotted at No. 11 on Oct. 23, 2011. Wisconsin earned its ninth victory and climbed four slots to No. 15 in the BCS standings, the Badgers' first top-15 rating since ending the 2011 season at No. 10 overall.

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 three teams among the top 15. Ohio State set a school record with its 23rd straight win to improve to 11-0 on the season and held steady at No. 3 in each national ranking. Michigan State won its 10th game on the year and moved up two spots in each poll to No. 11. The Buckeyes and Spartans are set to meet in the Big Ten Football Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Wisconsin also climbed in each national ranking, appearing at No. 14 in the AP and USA Today polls and No. 15 in the Harris system. Nebraska and Minnesota received votes in each poll.

Sunday's Hockey Schedule

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November 24
#19/rv Minnesota Duluth at #1/1 MINNESOTA - 5 p.m., FS North

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Sunday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Four games occupy the Big Ten men's basketball slate on Sunday, including No. 14/13 Michigan facing Charlotte for the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship.

Sunday, Nov. 24
Siena at Purdue [15], Noon (BTN)
Longwood at Penn State [14], 1 p.m. (BTDN)
Charlotte vs. #14/13 Michigan [9], 6:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Georgia vs. Nebraska [10], 2:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

All times Eastern

[9] Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Bayamon, P.R.)
[10] Charleston Classic (TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.)
[14] Barclays Center Classic (campus sites)
[15] Old Spice Classic (campus sites)

Sunday's Schedule

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Iowa (rv/rv) at Northern Iowa, 3 p.m.
Navy at Minnesota, 3 p.m.
Southern at #11/10 Nebraska, 3 p.m., BTDN
Northwestern at #17/17 California, 6 p.m.
Bowling Green at Ohio State (rv/-), 3:30 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

Week 13 Stat Breakdown

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Rushing: Eight Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, led by Michigan State's Jeremy Langford with 150 yards and two touchdowns in a victory at Northwestern. Other Big Ten 100-yard rushers were Penn State's Zach Zwinak (149 yards), Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (147 yards), the Ohio State duo of Braxton Miller (144 yards, 2 TDs) and Carlos Hyde (117 yards, 2 TDs), Wisconsin's James White (125 yards, 1 TD), Illinois' Josh Ferguson (115 yards) and Purdue's Akeem Hunt (102 yards, 1 TD).

Passing: Six Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 200 yards, led by the Spartans' Connor Cook with 293 yards and two scoring strikes against the Wildcats. Other Big Ten 200-yard passers were Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase (257 yards, 2 TDs), Iowa's Jake Rudock (239 yards, 2 TDs), Northwestern's Trevor Siemian (227 yards), Indiana's Nate Sudfeld (224 yards, 2 TDs) and Penn State's Christian Hackenberg (217 yards, 2 TDs)

Receiving: Four Big Ten players caught eight or more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards, led by Illinois' Steve Hull with 10 receptions for 169 yards and two touchdowns at Purdue. Indiana's Kofi Hughes hauled in nine passes for 120 yards. Two Big Ten wideouts posted eight catches - Penn State's Allen Robinson for 106 yards and the Hoosiers' Shane Wynn for 59 yards and a touchdown.

Tackles: Eight conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by Ohio State's Ryan Shazier with 20 tackles against Indiana. Wisconsin's Chris Borland collected 12 tackles while Northwestern's Jimmy Hall posted 11 defensive stops. Five Big Ten defenders registered 10 tackles - Minnesota's Antonio Johnson, the Wildcat duo of Chi Chi Ariguzo and Ibraheim Campbell, Ohio State's Bradley Roby and Penn State's Glenn Carson.

Tackles for Loss: Twelve Big Ten defenders recorded 2.0 or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by Ohio State's Ryan Shazier with 5.0 TFLs, including one sack. Fellow-Buckeye Michael Bennett (2 sacks), Iowa's Anthony Hitchens and Wisconsin's Brendan Kelly (2 sacks) each registered 3.0 TFLs, while Iowa's Carl Davis (0.5 sacks) and Michigan's Frank Clark posted 2.5 TFLs each.

Saturday's Men's Basketball Results

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The Big Ten went 2-0 on Saturday, with top-ranked Michigan State defeating Oklahoma to capture the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic title, and Wisconsin disposing of Oral Roberts.

Saturday, Nov. 23
#12/15 Wisconsin 76, Oral Roberts 67 [7]
#1/1 Michigan State 87, Oklahoma 76 [11]

Saturday's Results

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Indiana 84, Butler 69
Michigan State 81, Rice 68
Ohio State 62, Marist 59

Saturday's Hockey Result

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November 23
Western Michigan def. MICHIGAN STATE, 4-1

Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Saturday's Results

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November 23rd
#11 MINNESOTA def. #17 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-1
#25 PURDUE def. IOWA, 3-1
#6 NEBRASKA def. INDIANA, 3-0
#15 WISCONSIN def. #18 MICHIGAN, 3-2
#2 PENN STATE def. #20 ILLINOIS, 3-1
OHIO STATE def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-0


NCAA Cross Country Championships Results

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Three Big Ten men's cross country teams raced in the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, with two teams earning top 10 finishes. Indiana, which was paced by Evan Esselink (30:51.9) and Jason Crist (30:53.9), placed eighth with 306 points. Wisconsin finished ninth with 326 points and was led by Big Ten Athlete of the Year Malachy Schrobilgen (30:39.1) and Alex Brill (30:50.6). Michigan was paced by Mason Ferlic (30:32.8) and Mark Beams (31:13.2), finishing 21st with 433 points. Ferlic was the first Big Ten finisher at the championships, placing 22nd individually.

Six women's cross country squads competed in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, with two teams finishing in the top 10. Michigan finished fourth with 215 points and was led by Big Ten Athlete of the Year Erin Finn (20:40.3) and Shannon Osika (20:56.6). Finn was the first Big Ten finisher at the championships, placing 30th individually. Michigan State, which was paced by Leah O'Connor (20:49.1) and Rachele Schulist (20:53.9), placed sixth with 236 points. Minnesota placed 20th at the competition with 406 points and was led by Laura Docherty (20:58.2) and Maggie Bollig (21:22.4). Wisconsin's Emma-Lisa Murphy (20:42.8) and Sarah Disanza (21:20.5) helped the Badgers place 21st with 489 points. Penn State finished 25th with 640 points and was led by Emily Giannotti (21:23.2) and Leigha Anderson (21:38.5). Indiana's Samantha Ginther (21:13.8) and Amanda Behnke (21:33.9) helped the Hoosiers place 26th with 673 points.

For official men's results, click here.

For official women's results, click here.

Saturday's Schedule

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Butler and Indiana, 2 p.m.
Rice at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m., BTDN
Marist at Ohio State, 8:30 p.m.

All times are ET

Saturday's Hockey Schedule

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November 23
MICHIGAN STATE at Western Michigan - 7 p.m.

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Saturday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Top-ranked Michigan State will take on Oklahoma in the finale of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, while No. 12/15 Wisconsin will host Oral Roberts in primetime on BTN.

Saturday, Nov. 23
Oral Roberts at #12/15 Wisconsin [7], 8:30 p.m. (BTN)
Oklahoma vs. #1/1 Michigan State [11], 9:30 p.m. (TruTV)

All times Eastern
[7] Cancun Challenge (campus sites)
[11] Coaches vs. Cancer (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Friday's Men's Basketball Results

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In Friday's men's basketball slate, the Big Ten posted a 5-2 record, highlighted by top-ranked Michigan State pulling away from Virginia Tech, and #14/13 Michigan completing a spirited comeback versus Florida State.

Friday, Nov. 22
Illinois 77, Chicago State 53 [2]
#18/18 UConn 59, #-/22 Indiana 58 [12]
#-/25 Iowa 86, Pennsylvania 55
#14/13 Michigan 82, Florida State 80 [9]
#1/1 Michigan State 96, Virginia Tech 77
UAB 87, Nebraska 74
Northwestern 63, IUPUI 61 [13]

[2] Global Sports Invitational (campus sites)
[9] Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Bayamon, P.R.)
[12] 2K Sports Classic (Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.)
[13] Las Vegas Invitational (campus sites)

Friday's Results

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Ohio State 75, Old Dominion 60
Purdue 76, Belmont 46

Friday's Hockey Results

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November 22
#5/5 MICHIGAN def. Niagara, 6-0
Western Michigan def. MICHIGAN STATE, 2-0
#1/1 MINNESOTA def. #19/rv Minnesota Duluth, 6-1

Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Saturday's Schedule

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November 23rd
#11 MINNESOTA at #17 MICHIGAN STATE - 6:30 p.m.
IOWA at #25 PURDUE - 7 p.m.
#6 NEBRASKA at INDIANA - 7 p.m., BTDN
#15 WISCONSIN at #18 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m., BTDN
#20 ILLINOIS at #2 PENN STATE - 7:30 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN (rv) at OHIO STATE - 8:30 p.m.

All times are ET

Friday's Results

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November 22nd
#15 WISCONSIN def. #17 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-1
#20 ILLINOIS def. OHIO STATE, 3-1
IOWA def. INDIANA, 3-2
#11 MINNESOTA def. #18 MICHIGAN, 3-0
#25 PURDUE def. #6 NEBRASKA, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-1


Ten Teams Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award

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Ten Big Ten women's soccer programs were awarded the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Thursday. This award is given to college and high school soccer programs that excel in the classroom and on the field. The Big Ten's representation is listed below. Earning the honor for both their men's and women's soccer teams were Indiana, Northwestern and Penn State.

Illinois - 3.49 GPA
Indiana - 3.42 GPA
Iowa - 3.27 GPA
Minnesota - 3.48 GPA
Nebraska - 3.57 GPA
Northwestern - 3.33 GPA
Ohio State - 3.25 GPA
Penn State - 3.22 GPA
Purdue - 3.20 GPA
Wisconsin - 3.11 GPA

Four Teams Receive NSCAA Team Academic Award

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Four Big Ten men's soccer teams earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Thursday. This award recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. The Big Ten's representation is listed below. Earning the honor for both their men's and women's soccer teams were Indiana, Northwestern and Penn State.

Indiana - 3.00 GPA
Michigan State - 3.13 GPA
Northwestern - 3.26 GPA
Penn State - 3.12 GPA

Friday's Schedule

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Old Dominion at Ohio State, 8 p.m.
Belmont at Purdue, 5:30 p.m.

All times are ET

Friday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Seven games are on the Big Ten men's basketball slate on Friday. Nationally-ranked Indiana, Michigan and Michigan State will continue non-conference tournament action, while No. 25 Iowa will host Penn in the front end of a doubleheader on BTN.

Friday, Nov. 22

UAB vs. Nebraska, Noon (ESPN3)
Florida State vs. #14/13 Michigan [9], 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Penn at #-/25 Iowa, 7 p.m. (BTN)
#18/18 UConn vs. #-/22 Indiana [12], 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
IUPUI at Northwestern [13], 8 p.m. (BTDN)
Chicago State at Illinois [2], 9 p.m. (BTN)
Virginia Tech vs. #1/1 Michigan State [11], 9:30 p.m. (TruTV)

All times Eastern

[2] Global Sports Invitational (campus sites)
[9] Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Bayamon, P.R.)
[12] 2K Sports Classic (Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.)
[13] Las Vegas Invitational (campus sites)

Friday's Hockey Schedule

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November 22
Niagara at #5/5 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m., XFINITY Channel 900
Western Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m., FS Detroit Plus
#19/rv Minnesota Duluth at #1/1 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m., FS North Plus

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Weekend Schedule

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Nov. 21-Nov. 23

NEBRASKA at Mizzou Invitational (Diving only) - All Day

Nov. 22

PENN STATE at Bucknell Invitational (Diving only) - All Day

Nov. 22 - Nov. 23

NEBRASKA at Kansas Classic - 10 a.m. ET

Nov. 22 - Nov. 24

MICHIGAN at University of Michigan Open - 10 a.m. ET

MICHIGAN at Pitt Panthers Invitational (Diving only) - 1 p.m. ET (Friday & Saturday), 12 p.m. ET (Sunday)

MICHIGAN STATE, NORTHWESTERN at TYR Invitational (Evanston, Ill.) - All Day

OHIO STATE, PURDUE at Ohio State Invitational (Columbus, Ohio) - All Day

Nov. 24

PENN STATE at Bucknell Invitational (Diving only) - All Day

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Nov. 22

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

Friday, Nov. 22 - Saturday, Nov. 23

PENN STATE at Bucknell Invitational (Diving only) - All Day

Friday, Nov. 22 - Sunday, Nov. 24

MICHIGAN at University of Michigan Open (Ann Arbor, Mich.) - 10 a.m. ET

MICHIGAN at Pitt Panthers Invitational (Diving only) - 1 p.m. ET (Friday & Saturday), Noon ET (Sunday)

MICHIGAN STATE, NORTHWESTERN at TYR Invitational (Evanston, Ill.) - All Day

OHIO STATE, PURDUE at Ohio State Invitational (Columbus, Ohio) - All Day

 

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty-four Big Ten student-athletes in eight different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Nov. 18th. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Basketball
Player of the Week - Adreian Payne, MSU
Freshman of the Week - Noah Vonleh, IND

Women's Basketball
Player of the Week - Amber Moore, ILL
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Aerial Powers, MSU; Rachel Theriot, NEB; Courtney Moses, PUR
Freshman of the Week - Aerial Powers, MSU

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Carlos Hyde, OSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Ryan Shazier, OSU
Special Teams Player of the Week - Brendan Gibbons, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Corey Clement, WIS

Hockey
First Star - Joel Rumpel, WIS
Second Star - Michael Shibrowski, MINN
Third Star - Logan Davis, OSU

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Derek Toomey, MINN
Diver of the Week - Andrew Cramer, NU
Freshman of the Week - Filip Bujoczek, PUR

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Kierra Smith, MINN
Diver of the Week - Abby Grilli, IOWA
Freshman of the Week - Breanna Siwicki, MINN

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Kelsey Robinson, NEB
Defensive Player of the Week - Katie Slay, PSU
Setter of the Week - Mary Pollmiller, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Maddie Mayers, ILL

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - David Taylor, PSU

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Nov. 22
#4 IOWA at Iowa City Duals - Iowa City, Iowa
#20 PURDUE at #2 MINNESOTA - Minneapolis, Minn.

Saturday, Nov. 23
#9 OHIO STATE at Duke - Durham, N.C.
#24 WISCONSIN at Navy Classic - Annapolis, Md.

Sunday, Nov. 24
INDIANA at Keystone Classic - Philadelphia, Pa.
#18 NORTHWESTERN at Keystone Classic - Philadelphia, Pa.
#9 OHIO STATE at Davidson Duals - Davidson, N.C.
#23 Stanford at #19 MICHIGAN - Ann Arbor, Mich.
Wyoming (rv) at #2 MINNESOTA - Minneapolis, Minn.
Lock Haven at #1 PENN STATE - University Park, Pa.
#20 PURDUE at SIU-Edwardsville - Edwardsville, Ill.
#11 NEBRASKA at South Dakota State - Brookings, S. D.

Friday's Schedule

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November 22nd
#15 WISCONSIN at #17 MICHIGAN STATE - 6:30 p.m.
#20 ILLINOIS at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m.
IOWA at INDIANA - 7 p.m.
#11 MINNESOTA at #18 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m.
#6 NEBRASKA at #25 PURDUE - 7 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN (rv) at #2 PENN STATE - 7 p.m.

All times are ET
All games are available on BTDN

Thursday's Results: Big Ten Coasts to Four Wins

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#-/22 Indiana 102, Washington 84 [12]
#14/13 Michigan 85, Long Beach State 61 [9]
Minnesota 79, Wofford 57
Massachusetts 96, Nebraska 90 [10]
#12/15 Wisconsin 88, Bowling Green 64 [7]

[7] Cancun Challenge (campus sites)
[9] Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Bayamon, P.R.)
[10] Charleston Classic (TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.)

Thursday's Results

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Illinois 78, Southern Illinois 43
Nebraska 78, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 55
Alabama 70, Wisconsin 62

Thursday's Schedule

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Southern Illinois at Illinois, 8 p.m., BTDN
Arkansas Pine-Bluff at #11/10 Nebraska, 8 p.m., BTDN
Wisconsin at Alabama, 8 p.m.

All times are ET

MSU's Dennard Named Finalist for Nagurski Trophy

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Michigan State senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard has been named one of five finalists for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, presented annually to the nation's top defensive player. Dennard becomes the first Spartan in school history to be selected as a finalist for the award. The 5-foot-11, 197-pound Dennard previously was named one of 15 semifinalists for the Jim Thorpe Award, presented annually to the nation's best defensive back. He leads the Spartans in passes defended (10), pass break-ups (7) and interceptions (3). He ranks fifth on the team in tackles (38) and production points (149). Dennard has been credited with two tackles for losses (4 yards) and is tied for seventh in the Big Ten in passes defended (1.0 per game). Big Ten players have claimed the Nagurski Trophy on five occasions, including two-time honoree Pat Fitzgerald of Northwestern.

Thursday's Schedule: Non-Conference Tournaments Heat Up

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Five Big Ten teams will be in action on Thursday, beginning with Nebraska taking on UMass in the first round of the Charleston Classic on Thursday afternoon. Nationally ranked Indiana, Michigan and Wisconsin will also take the floor in non-conference tournament games.

Thursday, Nov. 21
Massachusetts vs. Nebraska [10], 12:30 p.m (ESPN3)
Long Beach State vs. #14/13 Michigan [9], 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Wofford at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Bowling Green at #12/15 Wisconsin [7], 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Washington vs. #-/22 Indiana [12], 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

All times Eastern

[7] Cancun Challenge (campus sites)
[9] Puerto Rico Tip-Off (Bayamon, P.R.)
[10] Charleston Classic (TD Arena, Charleston, S.C.)

Seven Teams Appear in CSCAA Top 25 Poll

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In the updated College Swimming Coaches Association of America top 25 men's swimming & diving poll, seven Big Ten teams are ranked, including two in the top 5. Michigan leads the way at No. 1, followed by No. 5 Minnesota and No. 9 Indiana. Ohio State is ranked No. 10, while Purdue checks in at No. 12. Penn State and Iowa are ranked No. 14 and No. 23, respectively.

All 10 teams will compete in the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., beginning Feb. 26. Michigan was last year's Big Ten Champion, and went on to capture the national championship.

For the complete rankings, click here.

OSU's Shazier Named Bednarik Award Player of the Week

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Ohio State's Ryan Shazier was named the Chuck Bednarik Award Player of the Week for his career-best efforts against Illinois. The linebacker totaled a career-high 16 tackles (11 solo), 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble. The junior has now recorded 89 tackles, 15.5 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, five quarterback hurries and three forced fumbles, and leads the Big Ten with an average of 1.45 tackles for loss per game.

Wednesday's Results

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Michigan 83, Pittsburgh 75
Penn State 92, Bucknell 49
Michigan State 80, Detroit 41
Northwestern 74, Hofstra 57
Minnesota 70, Kansas 59
Colorado 90, Iowa 87

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Results

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The Big Ten went 3-0 on Wednesday, including #8/8 Ohio State defeating American, and Northwestern posting a 35-point road win at UIC.

Wednesday, Nov. 20
Northwestern 93, Illinois-Chicago 58
#8/8 Ohio State 63, American 52
Purdue 83, Eastern Illinois 55

Wednesday's Schedule

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Iowa at Colorado, 10:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Pittsburgh at Michigan, 7 p.m., BTDN
Detroit at Michigan State, 7 p.m., BTDN
Kansas at Minnesota, 8 p.m.
Hofstra at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m., BTDN
Bucknell at Penn State, 7 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

Minnesota Coaching Staff Nominated for Courage Award

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The University of Minnesota football coaching staff is the weekly nominee for the 2013 Discover Orange Bowl-FWAA Courage Award.

On Oct. 10, it was announced that assistant Tracy Claeys, the team's defensive coordinator, would serve as the acting head coach while head coach Jerry Kill received treatment for his epilepsy. Minnesota is 4-1 with Claeys as acting head coach, entering a home game against Wisconsin on Saturday. Kill, 52, has had history of health issues and has suffered several seizures since becoming the Gophers' head coach in 2011. Nevertheless, this season the Golden Gophers are 8-2 and headed to a bowl game. They have also won four straight Big Ten games for the first time in 40 years. Part of the reason for the success is cohesion on the staff of nine assistants and a strength and conditioning coordinator. The staff has 124 years working together under Kill over the years -- the most in the country. Claeys has spent 19 seasons with Kill.

The Courage Award was created by ESPN's senior columnist Gene Wojciechowski, also a FWAA member. A select group of writers from the FWAA vote on the winner each year. The requirements for nomination include displaying courage on or off the field, including overcoming an injury or physical handicap, preventing a disaster or living through hardship. Previous winners of the FWAA's Courage Award include Michigan State offensive lineman Arthur Ray Jr. (2011) and Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand (2010).

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 11

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Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska) - Notched six solo tackles and one pass deflection in the Giants' 27-13 victory over the Packers

Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis Colts (Iowa) - Tallied nine tackles, including eight solo and one for loss, in the Colts' 30-27 victory over the Titans

Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks (Purdue) - Recorded one sack, one forced fumble, one pass deflection and two tackles in Seattle's 41-20 win over Minnesota

Alan Ball, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Illinois) - Tallied three solo tackles and four pass deflections in the Jaguars' 27-14 loss to the Cardinals

Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos (Wisconsin) - Ran for two touchdowns in Denver's 27-17 defeat of Kansas City

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan State) - Ran for 36 yards and caught four receptions for 52 yards in the Steelers' 37-27 victory over the Lions

Zack Bowman, CB, Chicago Bears (Nebraska)
- Recorded nine solo tackles in the Bears' 23-20 win over the Ravens

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue)
- Threw for 305 yards on 30-for-43 passing and one touchdown in the Saints' 23-20 win over the 49ers

Jonathan Casillas, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Wisconsin) - Totaled five tackles and one pass deflection in the Buccaneers' 41-28 win over the Falcons

Scott Chandler, TE, Buffalo Bills (Iowa) - Notched two receptions for 40 yards, averaging 20.0 yards per catch, in the Bills' 37-14 win over the Jets

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Iowa) -
Registered seven tackles, including two for loss, in the Bucs' 41-28 win over the Falcons

Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets (Illinois) - Reeled in a touchdown reception in the Jets' 37-14 loss to the Bills

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska)
- Tallied a team-high nine tackles, including five solo, in Tampa Bay's 41-28 win over Atlanta

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) -
Posted five receptions for 71 yards, including a long of 33, in the Broncos' 27-17 victory over the Chiefs

Bradley Fletcher, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Iowa)
- Posted six solo tackles, one interception and one pass deflection in Philadelphia's 24-16 win over Washington

Tedd Ginn, WR, Carolina Panthers (Ohio State)
- Recorded a touchdown reception in the Panthers' 24-20 win over the Patriots

Robbie Gould, PK, Chicago Bears (Penn State) - Made three field goals, including the game-winning 38-yarder in overtime, in Chicago's 23-20 win over Baltimore

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Reeled in seven catches for 136 yards, including a long of 42, and one touchdown in the Texans' 28-23 loss to the Raiders

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Tallied six tackles, including one for loss, in the Vikings' 41-20 loss to the Seahawks

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan) - Registered nine tackles, including five solo and one for loss, in the Jet's 37-14 loss to the Bills

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Caught five passes for 65 yards in the Dolphins' 20-16 win over the Chargers

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Recorded six tackles and one sack in the Packers' 27-13 loss to the Giants

Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers (Ohio State) - Registered six tackles, including five solo, and two pass deflections in the Steelers' 37-27 win over the Lions

Micah Hyde, CB, Green Bay Packers (Iowa) - Notched six tackles, including five solo, in the Packers' 27-13 loss to the Giants

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Led the team with 12 tackles and two pass deflections in Detroit's 37-27 loss to Pittsburgh

Matt McGloin, QB, Oakland Raiders (Penn State) - Threw for 197 yards on 18-of-32 passing and three touchdowns in Oakland's 28-23 defeat of Houston

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Illinois) - Rushed for a touchdown in the Cardinals' 27-14 defeat of the Jaguars

Mike Neal, DE, Green Bay Packers (Purdue) - Tallied one sack and two solo tackles in the Packers' 27-13 loss to the Giants

Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue) - Recorded a team-high nine tackles and two sacks in the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Panthers

Domata Peko, DT, Cincinnati Bengals (Michigan State) - Totaled four tackles in the Bengals' 41-20 victory over the Browns

Shaun Phillips, DE, Denver Broncos (Purdue) - Notched 1.5 sacks, two pass deflections and 10 tackles in Denver's 27-17 win over Kansas City

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern) - Notched one interception, one pass deflection and four tackles in Oakland's 28-23 win over Houston

Kawann Short, DT, Carolina Panthers (Purdue) - Notched one forced fumble and two tackles in the Panthers' 24-20 win over the Patriots

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints (Illinois)
- Rushed for 49 yards and caught five passes for 35 yards in New Orleans' 23-20 win over San Francisco

Cameron Wake, DE, Miami Dolphins (Penn State) - Recorded four solo tackles and one sack in the Dolphins' 20-16 win over the Chargers

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Recorded two sacks and five solo tackles in Houston's 28-23 loss to Oakland

Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State) - Deflected two passes and recorded three solo tackles in the 49ers' 23-20 loss to the Saints

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) -
Threw for 230 yards on 13-of-18 passing and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' 41-20 win over Minnesota

Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders (Michigan) - Posted seven tackles, two forced fumbles and a pass deflection in Oakland's 28-23 defeat of Houston
Michigan State's Mark Dantonio, Ohio State's Urban Meyer and Wisconsin's Gary Andersen were named semifinalists for the Maxwell Football Club Collegiate Coach of the Year Award. Big Ten coaches have claimed the national coach of the year honor from the Maxwell Football Club on eight occasions since it was first awarded in 1989, including each of the last two seasons with Michigan's Brady Hoke in 2011 and Penn State's Bill O'Brien in 2012.

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Northwestern, #8/8 Ohio State and Purdue will all be in action on Wednesday, with the Buckeyes hosting American on BTN beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Wednesday, Nov. 20
Eastern Illinois at Purdue, 7 p.m. (BTDN)
American at #8/8 Ohio State, 7:30 p.m. (BTN)
Northwestern at Illinois-Chicago, 8 p.m. (CSN Chicago)

Tuesday's Men's Basketball Results

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The Big Ten went 3-0 on Tuesday, highlighted by Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky scoring a Big Ten-high 43 points in the Badgers' win over North Dakota. Penn State and Minnesota also picked up wins.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Penn State 79, La Salle 72
Minnesota 82, Coastal Carolina 72
#12/15 Wisconsin 103, North Dakota 85

Three Teams Recognized in Latest Top 25 Poll

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Top Drawer Soccer released its top 25 women's soccer poll, with three Big Ten teams receiving recognition. Nebraska led the way at No. 9, followed by No. 10 Michigan and No. 19 Penn State.

For the complete Top Drawer Soccer poll, click here.

Three Teams Ranked in Latest Top 25 Polls

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Three Big Ten men's soccer teams received recognition in the NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 polls, released on Tuesday.

In the coaches' poll, Michigan State checked in at No. 14, followed by No. 16 Penn State and No. 19 Wisconsin. Earning recognition for the Big Ten in the Soccer America poll was Penn State at No. 20. In the Top Drawer Soccer weekly poll, the Nittany Lions led the way at No. 15, followed by No. 16 Michigan State and No. 24 Wisconsin.

For the complete NSCAA/NCAA Coaches poll, click here.

Women's Soccer Weekly Honors

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Illinois' Claire Wheatley was named Top Drawer Soccer Player of the Week, while Nebraska's Jaycie Johnson was also named to the organization's Team of the Week. 

Wheatley earned the accolade after making a career-high 11 saves and stopping a pair of penalty kicks to help the Fighting Illini defeat No. 21 Washington State, 3-1, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. She earned her first-career shutout, bringing her season total to 98 saves.

Johnson helped the Cornhuskers advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament after scoring all four goals in the team's 4-0 shutout of Southeastern Louisiana. She currently ranks third in the Big Ten with 17 goals this season.

In the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Illinois will face Portland on Friday at Noon ET, while Nebraska will entertain Boston College on Friday at 3 p.m. ET.

Five Teams Ranked in Latest Top 30 Poll

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The USTFCCCA women's cross country top 30 poll was released on Tuesday, with five Big Ten squads garnering recognition. Michigan led the way at No. 8, followed by No. 14 Michigan State and No. 16 Minnesota. Penn State and Wisconsin checked in at No. 22 and No. 28, respectively. Indiana will join the five nationally ranked teams at the NCAA Championships on Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind., with the women's 6K race beginning at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Click here for the full poll.

Three Teams Ranked in Latest Top 30 Poll

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The USTFCCCA men's cross country top 30 poll was released on Tuesday, with three Big Ten teams earning recognition. Michigan checked in at No. 13, followed by No. 17 Wisconsin and No. 20 Indiana. The three teams will compete in the NCAA Championships on Nov. 23 in Terre Haute, Ind., with the men's 10K race beginning at Noon ET.

Click here for the full poll.

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 63 ranked wrestlers in the InterMat College Rankings, released on Tuesday. 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
T-7. Wisconsin
T-9. Nebraska
11. Ohio State
13. Northwestern
14. Illinois
17. Michigan
32. Indiana
T-41. Michigan State
T-52. Purdue

125
1. Jesse Delgado, ILL
3. Nico Megaludis, PSU
4. Cory Clark, IOWA
11. Conor Youtsey, MICH
15. Tim Lambert, NEB

133
1. Tony Ramos, IOWA
2. Tyler Graff, WIS
8. David Thorn, MINN
12. Zane Richards, ILL
16. Jimmy Gulibon, PSU
18. Johnni DiJulius, OSU

141

1. Logan Stieber, OSU
5. Chris Dardanes, MINN
8. Steve Dutton, MICH
12. Zain Retherford, PSU
14. Josh Dziewa, IOWA
18. Jesse Thielke, WIS

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

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

165
1. David Taylor, PSU
6. Dan Yates, MICH
9. Nick Moore, IOWA
11. Pierce Harger, NU
16. Danny Zilverberg, MINN
18. Jackson Morse, ILL
19. Ryan LeBlanc, IND

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

184

1. Ed Ruth, PSU
2. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA
9. Kenny Courts, OSU
11. Jackson Hein, WIS
13. Max Huntley, MICH

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

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








In The Wrestling Polls

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Ten Big Ten wrestling teams are ranked in this week's USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll, with five conference squads earning top 10 status. Penn State and Minnesota top the poll at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Iowa is ranked No. 4, followed by No. 7 Illinois, No. 9 Ohio State, No. 11 Nebraska, No. 18 Northwestern, No. 19 Michigan, No. 20 Purdue and No. 24 Wisconsin.

Click here for the full ranking.


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

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Twenty-one Big Ten field hockey players were named to the 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region Teams, it was announced on Tuesday. Thirteen student-athletes were tabbed first-team selections, led by Big Ten co-champions Northwestern and Penn State with three honorees each. Michigan's Rachael Mack was tabbed the West Region Player of the Year. Below is the list of conference players named to All-Region Teams.

Mideast
1st Team
Abby Furhman, PSU
Laura Gebhart, PSU
Brittany Grzywacz, PSU

2nd Team
Ashtin Klinger, PSU

West
1st Team
Audra Heilman, IND
Natalie Cafone, IOWA
Dani Hemeon, IOWA
Rachael Mack, MICH
Ainsley McCallister, MICH
Abby Barker, MSU
Lisa McCarthy, NU
Nikki Parsley, NU
Tara Puffenberger, NU
Peanut Johnson, OSU

2nd Team
Hannah Boyer, IND
Sydney Supica, IND
Stephanie Norlander, IOWA
Lauren Thomas, MICH
Kristen Henn, MSU
Becky Stiles, MSU
Mon Frommhold, OSU

For the full teams, click here.

Minnesota running back David Cobb was named a semifinalist for the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, which recognizes the top offensive player in Division 1 football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community, and tenacity; specifically tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. Nominees must also be born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas high school and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or four year Division I college in Texas. Cobb, who grew up in Killeen, Texas, and played at Ellison High School, leads the Gophers and ranks fifth in the Big Ten with 942 rushing yards on the season, with seven touchdowns.

Tuesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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On Tuesday's men's basketball slate, Minnesota will host Coastal Carolina, Penn State will entertain La Salle and #12/15 Wisconsin will welcome North Dakota to the Kohl Center.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

La Salle at Penn State, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Coastal Carolina at Minnesota [8], 8 p.m. (BTDN)
North Dakota at #12/15 Wisconsin, 8 p.m. (BTN)

[8] Maui Invitational (campus sites)

Monday's Men's Basketball Result

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Keith Appling matched a career high with 25 points to help No. 1 Michigan State pull away to beat Portland 82-67 on Monday night in its first game as a top-ranked team in 13 years.

Monday, Nov. 18
#1/1 MICHIGAN STATE 82, Portland 67 - Michigan State release

Monday's Results

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Indiana 80, Central Arkansas 53
Michigan 73, Western Michigan 45

Michigan State Tops Both Top 25 Polls

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Six days after defeating then-No. 1 Kentucky at the United Center in Chicago, Michigan State emerged as the nation's top-ranked team in both the Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches top 25 polls.

Since the 2004-05 season, five Big Ten teams (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State) have held the top spot in one of the two polls. Notably, three Big Ten teams have been ranked No. 1 in the past nine and a half months: Indiana occupied the top spot in either the AP or coaches' poll for 10 weeks last season, most recently on Feb. 25, 2013. Michigan was ranked No. 1 in the AP poll on Jan. 28, 2013, and Michigan State is now holding the top spot for the first time since Jan. 2, 2001.

Along with Michigan State's ascent to the top of both the AP and USA Today Coaches polls, the Big Ten had five other teams ranked among the top 25. In the AP poll, Ohio State was ranked No. 8, followed by No. 12 Wisconsin and No. 14 Michigan. Iowa and Indiana were ranked No. 26 and No. 27, respectively, as the top two vote getters outside of the top 25.

In the coaches' ballot, Ohio State checked in at No. 8, followed by No. 13 Michigan, No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 22 Indiana and No. 25 Iowa.


Twenty-Six Big Ten Runners Named All-Region

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Twenty-six Big Ten women's cross country runners have been named All-Region honorees after placing in the top 25 individually at their respective regional championships on Friday. The complete list of Big Ten All-Region honorees can be found below. For the complete list, click here.

Alyssa Schneider, ILL
Samantha Ginther, IND
Brook Handler, MICH
 Erin Finn, MICH
Megan Weschler, MICH
Shannon Osika, MICH
Taylor Manett, MICH
Katie Landwehr, MSU
Leah O'Connor, MSU
Lindsay Clark, MSU
Megan Rodgers, MSU
Rachele Schulist, MSU
Becca Dyson, MINN
Katie Moraczewski, MINN
Laura Docherty, MINN
Maggie Bollig, MINN
Molly Kayfes, MINN
Libby Kocha, NU
Katie Borchers, OSU
Michelle Thomas, OSU
Emily Giannotti, PSU
Katie Rodden, PSU
Leigha Anderson, PSU
Marta Klebe, PSU
Emma-Lisa Murphy, WIS
Sarah Disanza, WIS

Twenty-Three Big Ten Runners Named All-Region

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Twenty-three Big Ten men's cross country runners have been named All-Region honorees after placing in the top 25 individually at their respective regional championships on Friday. The complete list of Big Ten All-Region honorees can be found below. For the complete list, click here.

Jannis Toepfer, ILL
Carl Smith, IND
Evan Esselink, IND
Jason Crist, IND
JR Ricker, IND
Matthew Schwartzer, IND
Robby Nierman, IND
Kevin Lewis, IOWA
August Pappas, MICH
Mark Beams, MICH
Mason Ferlic, MICH
Morsi Rayyan, MICH
Caleb Rhynard, MSU
Andrew Larsen, MINN
Derek Storkel, MINN
Nicholas Pupino, OSU
Matt Fischer, PSU
Matthew McClintock, PUR
Alex Brill, WIS
Alex Hatz, WIS
Jacob Naylor, WIS
Malachy Schrobilgen, WIS
Michael VanVoorhis, WIS

Minnesota retains No. 1 ranking for fifth straight week

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Following a weekend sweep of Minnesota State, Minnesota (8-1-1 overall) continues to hold down the No. 1 spot in the latest versions of both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Polls, released on Monday. Joining the Gophers in the rankings are Michigan (7-2-1) at No. 5 in both polls and Wisconsin (4-3-1) at No. 12. Ohio State (8-4-0), which has won five straight games and eight of its last nine contests, is receiving votes in both polls.

Nine Volleyball Teams Earn Recognition in AVCA Coaches Poll

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Nine Big Ten volleyball squads received recognition in the AVCA Division I Coaches poll, released on Monday. Penn State stays are No. 2 for the fifth straight week while Nebraska jumps three spots to No. 6. Minnesota checks in at No. 11, followed by No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 17 Michigan State, No. 18 Michigan, No. 20 Illinois and No. 25 Purdue. Northwestern was receiving votes.

For the complete poll, click here.


Monday's Schedule

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Central Arkansas at Indiana, 7 p.m., BTDN
Michigan at Western Michigan, 7 p.m.

All times are ET

Six Teams Appear in Latest Associated Press Rankings

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Six Big Ten squads are receiving votes, while four teams appear among the top 21, in the latest Associated Press rankings that were released on Monday afternoon. Nebraska leads all conference teams at No. 11, jumping four spots from a week ago. Penn State appears at No. 14 this week, followed by Purdue at No. 18 and Michigan State at No. 21. Iowa is the first team receiving votes outside the top 25, while Ohio State is also among the teams receiving votes this week.

Three Big Ten student-athletes were named semifinalists for national awards today in tight ends Ted Bolser of Indiana and Devin Funchess of Michigan and wide receiver Allen Robinson of Penn State.

Bolser and Funchess were tabbed as semifinalists for the John Mackey Award, given annually to the nation's top tight end. Bolser ranks fourth on the Hoosiers with 30 catches for 296 yards and five touchdowns while Funchess is second among the Wolverines with 42 receptions for 684 yards and five scores. Three Big Ten tight ends have claimed the Mackey Award - Purdue's Tim Stratton in 2000, Iowa's Dallas Clark in 2002 and Minnesota's Matt Spaeth in 2006.

Robinson was selected as a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award, honoring the country's top wide receiver. The Nittany Lions wideout is on pace to lead the Big Ten in both receptions and receiving yards for the second straight season. He currently tops the conference with 81 receptions for 1,204 yards with six touchdowns. Four Big Ten standouts have won the Biletnikoff Award - Penn State's Bobby Engram in 1994, Ohio State's Terry Glenn in 1995, Michigan State's Charles Rogers in 2002 and Michigan's Braylon Edwards in 2004.

NU's Budzien Named Lou Groza Award Star of the Week

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Northwestern's Jeff Budzien was named one of three "Stars of the Week" by the Lou Groza Collegiate Place-Kicker Award presented by the Palm Beach County Sports Commission. This week's top performances were drawn from the 20 semifinalists for the award.

Although Northwestern University dropped the first triple overtime game in school history, most of the Wildcats' points in the 27-19 loss to Michigan came on the foot of Budzien. On a rainy and windy night in Evanston, Budzien bested the elements to go four-of-four on field goals and added an extra point for a 13-point game. It's the second time in his career that he has made at least four field goals in a game, scoring from 40, 36, 29, and 22 yards out. The senior from Hartland, Wis. is now one point away from the Northwestern career record of 262 points. He also extended his school record for consecutive extra points, having converted all 132 point after tries in his career.

The Lou Groza Award will be presented as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards in Orlando, Fla. on Thursday, December 12th. The three finalists will be honored at the 22nd Annual Lou Groza Awards Banquet on Tuesday, December 10th at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. For more information on the Lou Groza Award, the Palm Beach County Sports Commission, and to vote for your favorite Star of the Week, visit www.LouGrozaAward.com.

OSU's Shazier Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

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Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week for the second time this season. The 6-2, 230-pound senior led the Buckeyes with 16 tackles, including 3.5 for losses and forced a fumble in a 60-35 win over Illinois that kept the Buckeyes undefeated. The Pacific Club IMPACT Foundation will make a donation of $1,000 to the general scholarship fund at Ohio State to recognize Shazier's performance. For the season, Shazier leads the team with 88 tackles, 14.5 tackles for losses and three forced fumbles.

"He plays fast and with great confidence that has allowed him to excel," says Ohio State Head Coach Urban Meyer.

Shazier is one of nine semi-finalists for the annual Lott IMPACT Trophy, which will be presented Dec. 8 in Newport Beach, Ca.  The Lott award is the only major college award based on character.  IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics and Tenacity.

Sunday's Men's Basketball Results

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Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska and Purdue remained unbeaten on the season with wins on Sunday.

Sunday, Nov. 17
Nebraska 83, South Carolina State 57
Iowa 103, Abilene Christian 41 [6]
#-/23 Indiana 90, Stony Brook 74 [3]
Iowa State 77, #7/8 Michigan 70
Illinois 81, Bradley 55
Purdue 81, Rider 77
Illinois State 68, Northwestern 64

[5] - Coaches vs. Cancer (campus sites)
[6] - Battle 4 Atlantis (campus sites)

Sunday's Results

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Illinois 112, Alcorn State 28
Iowa 78, Stony Brook 40
#19/20 Michigan State 96, #23/21 Dayton 89 (OT)
Northwestern 57, UNLV 53
#24/22 Georgia 53, Ohio State 49
#1/1 Connecticut 71, #13/15 Penn State 52
#18/22 Purdue 81, Toledo 79
Wisconsin 71, Northern Illinois 51

Four Big Ten Programs in Latest BCS Standings

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Four Big Ten teams appear in the latest Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings, with three teams moving up in the poll and Minnesota making its first appearance since the 2008 season. Ohio State maintained its perfect record at 10-0 with a win at Illinois and held steady at No. 3 in the BCS rankings, the Buckeyes' highest placement since ending the 2007 campaign at No. 1 overall. Michigan State earned a road win at Nebraska to improve to 9-1 overall and rose three spots to No. 13 in the BCS poll, the Spartans' highest ranking since being slotted at No. 13 on Nov. 27, 2011. Wisconsin defeated Indiana to move to 8-2 overall and also climbed three slots to No. 19 in the BCS standings, the Badgers' first top-20 rating since ending the 2011 season at No. 10 overall. Minnesota stands at 8-2 after a bye on Saturday but moved into the BCS poll at No. 25, the Gophers first appearance since being ranked No. 17 on Oct. 26, 2008.

Sunday's Results

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November 17th
NORTHWESTERN def. INDIANA, 3-2
#14 WISCONSIN def. OHIO STATE, 3-1

Wisconsin head coach Barry Alvarez and Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne have been nominated as finalists for the Rose Bowl Game All-Century Class as representatives from the 1990's.  The candidates, as voted by an esteemed panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), are the ninth 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.  

Current Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez began his career with the Badgers as head football coach in 1990 and spent 16 seasons building a nationally respected program before retiring in 2005 to his current post.  As the winningest coach in Wisconsin football history and only Big Ten coach to win Rose Bowl Games in back-to-back years, (1999-2000), he joins Ohio State's Woody Hayes as the only Big Ten coach with at least three Rose Bowl Game wins.  He finished his career with 118 coaching victories, a Wisconsin record, an 8-4 mark in 12 career bowl games, the 1993 national coach of the year and two Big Ten coach of the year awards.  Alvarez returned to the coaching ranks for his fourth appearance in Pasadena for the 2013 Rose Bowl Game.  He was a 2009 Rose Bowl Hall of Fame inductee and later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2010. 

Ron Dayne started four years at running back for the University of Wisconsin.  During his career, he set the NCAA Division I-A rushing record for total yards gaining 1,863 yards as a freshman, 1,421 as a sophomore, 1,325 as a junior and 1,834 as a senior.  Dayne led the Badgers to bowl games each season with his most impressive performances coming in the 1999 and 2000 Rose Bowl Game victories where he rushed for 246 yards and 200 yards, respectively. Garnering Player of the Game honors in both appearances, he became the third player in the history of the Rose Bowl Game to win the award more than once -- and the first Big Ten player; a record still held today.  Dayne won the Heisman Trophy in 1999 along with numerous accolades, including Big Ten Player of the Year and All-America honors.  He was inducted into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame in 2011 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 2013.

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

Six Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Six Big Ten programs 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 matched a school record with its 22nd straight victory to remain undefeated at 10-0 overall and 6-0 in conference and was ranked No. 3 by the coaches and Harris voters and No. 4 by the media. Michigan State also boosted its unblemished conference record to 6-0 and moved to 9-1 overall to climb to No. 13 in each poll. Wisconsin improved to 8-2 overall and 5-1 in conference to move up to No. 16 in the media vote, No. 17 in the coaches' tally and No. 19 in the Harris vote. Coming off a bye, Minnesota jumped to No. 23 in the USA Today rankings, No. 25 in the Harris poll and was just outside the top 25 in the AP rankings. Michigan and Nebraska also received votes in at least one national poll.

Sunday's Schedule

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November 17th
INDIANA at NORTHWESTERN - 1 p.m.
OHIO STATE at #14 WISCONSIN - 2 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

Sunday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Seven games are on Sunday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, with #23 Indiana hosting Stony Brook and #7/8 Michigan traveling to Iowa State. The Hoosiers will kick off a doubleheader on BTN at 5 p.m. ET, followed by Purdue entertaining Rider beginning at 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 17
South Carolina State at Nebraska, 3 p.m. (BTDN)
Abilene Christian at Iowa [6], 4:30 p.m. (BTDN)
Stony Brook at #-/23 Indiana [3], 5 p.m. (BTN)
#7/8 Michigan at Iowa State, 5 p.m. (ESPN2)
Bradley at Illinois, 6 p.m. (BTDN)
Rider at Purdue, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Illinois State at Northwestern, 8:30 p.m. (BTDN)

All times Eastern
[5] - Coaches vs. Cancer (campus sites)
[6] - Battle 4 Atlantis (campus sites)

Sunday's Schedule

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Alcorn State at Illinois, 2 p.m., BTDN
Stony Brook at Iowa, 2 p.m.
#23/21 Dayton at #19/20 Michigan State, 2 p.m., BTDN
UNLV at Northwestern, 5 p.m., BTDN
Ohio State at #24/22 Georgia, 2 p.m.
#1/1 Connecticut at #13/15 Penn State, Noon, BTN
#18/22 Purdue at Toledo, 2 p.m.
Northern Illinois at Wisconsin, 3 p.m.

All times are ET

Week 12 Stat Breakdown

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Rushing: Eight Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, including a pair of players surpassing 200 rushing yards - Ohio State's Carlos Hyde with 246 yards and four touchdowns at Illinois and Wisconsin's James White with 205 yards and one score against Indiana. Two more Badgers surpassed the 100-yard mark in Melvin Gordon (146 yards, 1 TD) and Corey Clement (108 yards, 2 TDs) and were joined in the century club by the Buckeyes' Braxton Miller (184 yards, 1 TD), Michigan State's Jeremy Langford (151 yards, 3 TDs), Penn State's Zach Zwinak (149 yards, 3 TDs) and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (123 yards).

Passing: Four Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 200 yards, led by Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase with 288 passing yards and two touchdowns against Ohio State. Other Big Ten 200-yard passers were Michigan's Devin Gardner (226 yards, 1 TD), Purdue's Danny Etling (223 yards, 1 TD) and Penn State's Christian Hackenberg (212 yards, 1 TD).

Receiving: Three Big Ten players caught eight or more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards, led by Michigan's Jeremy Gallon with 10 catches for 115 yards at Northwestern. Illinois' Steve Hull hauled in eight passes for 105 yards with one score, while Penn State's Allen Robinson recorded eight receptions for 98 yards.

Tackles: Twelve conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by two players in the Illinois-Ohio State game - the Buckeyes' Ryan Shazier with 16 defensive stops and the Illini's Zane Petty with 15 tackles. Indiana's Clyde Newton and Ohio State's C.J. Barnett both posted 14 defensive stops while Michigan's James Ross III and Northwestern's Traveon Henry recorded 13 tackles each. The Wildcats' Damien Proby added 11 stops, while five other players registered 10 tackles.
 
Tackles for Loss: Six Big Ten defenders recorded 2.0 or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by Ohio State's Ryan Shazier with 3.5 TFLs, including 1.5 sacks. Fellow-Buckeye Joey Bosa (2.5 sacks) and Penn State's Adrian Amos (1.5 sacks) both posted 2.5 TFLs while the Nebraska duo of Ciante Evans (1 sack) and David Santos and Northwestern's Traveon Henry collected 2.0 TFLs each.

Saturday's Men's Basketball Results

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Saturday, Nov. 16
#10/9 Ohio State 52, #17/17 Marquette 35
Penn State 83, Penn 71
Minnesota 74, Richmond 59
#20/19 Wisconsin 69, Green Bay 66 

Saturday's Hockey Results

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November 16
#12/12 WISCONSIN def. #8/8 Miami, 3-2
OHIO STATE def. Canisius, 3-1
#1/1 MINNESOTA def. Minnesota State (rv/-), 3-0
#2/2 MICHIGAN def. Nebraska Omaha (rv/rv), 4-3

Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Saturday's Results

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November 16th
#16 MICHIGAN STATE def. IOWA, 3-0
#25 ILLINOIS def. #18 PURDUE, 3-0
#9 NEBRASKA def. #19 MICHIGAN, 3-1
#2 PENN STATE def. #11 MINNESOTA, 3-0



Saturday's Results

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Michigan 83, Detroit 63
Creighton 63, Minnesota 52

Saturday's Hockey Schedule

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November 16
#12/12 WISCONSIN at #8/8 Miami - 7 p.m.
Canisius at OHIO STATE (rv/-) - 7 p.m.
Minnesota State (rv/-) at #1/1 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m., FS North Plus
#2/2 MICHIGAN at Nebraska Omaha (rv/rv) - 8 p.m.

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Saturday's Schedule

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Michigan at Detroit, 2 p.m.
Minnesota at Creighton, 2 p.m.

Saturday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Four Big Ten teams will play road games on Saturday, highlighted by No. 10/9 Ohio State visiting No. 17/17 Marquette at 1 p.m. ET/Noon CT in a contest that will be televised on FOX.

Saturday, Nov. 16
#10/9 Ohio State at #17/17 Marquette, 1 p.m. (FOX)
Penn State at Penn, 2 p.m.
Minnesota at Richmond, 7 p.m.
Wisconsin at Green Bay, 8 p.m. (WISC-TV)

Saturday's Schedule

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November 16th
#16 MICHIGAN STATE at IOWA - 8 p.m., BTDN
#18 PURDUE at #25 ILLINOIS - 8 p.m.
#19 MICHIGAN at #9 NEBRASKA - 8:30 p.m.
#2 PENN STATE at #11 MINNESOTA - 8:30 p.m., BTN

All times ET


Friday's Results

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November 15th
#25 ILLINOIS def. INDIANA, 3-0
#19 MICHIGAN def. IOWA, 3-0
#9 NEBRASKA def. #16 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-0
#11 MINNESOTA def. OHIO STATE, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. #14 WISCONSIN, 3-0
NORTHWESTERN def. #18 PURDUE, 3-1

Friday's Hockey Results

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November 15
#8/8 Miami def. #12/12 WISCONSIN, 2-0
#16/13 UMass Lowell def. PENN STATE, 3-2
OHIO STATE (rv/-) def. Canisius, 3-0
#1/1 MINNESOTA def. Minnesota State (rv/-), 4-1
Nebraska Omaha (rv/rv) def. #2/2 MICHIGAN, 3-2

Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Friday's Results

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Indiana 57, Indiana State 54
Nebraska 75, Utah 69

Friday's Results: Indiana and Michigan State Post Home Wins

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Indiana upended Samford, and Michigan State rallied to defeat Columbia Friday night. The Big Ten improved to 26-2 on the season.   

Friday, Nov. 15
#-/23 Indiana 105, Samford 59
#2/2 Michigan State 62, Columbia 53 

Friday's Schedule

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Indiana at Indiana State, 7 p.m. ET
#15/10 Nebraska at Utah, 7:30 p.m. ET

Friday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Two nationally-ranked Big Ten teams will be in action on Friday, when #-/23 Indiana hosts Samford, and #2/2 Michigan State entertains Columbia. BTN will carry both games as a doubleheader at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET, respectively.

Friday, Nov. 15
Samford at #-/23 Indiana, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Columbia at #2/2 Michigan State [5], 9 p.m. (BTN)

Friday's Hockey Schedule

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November 15
#12/12 WISCONSIN at #8/8 Miami - 6:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network
#16/13 UMass Lowell at PENN STATE - 7 p.m.
Canisius at OHIO STATE (rv/-) - 7 p.m.
Minnesota State (rv/-) at #1/1 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m., FS North Plus
#2/2 MICHIGAN at Nebraska Omaha (rv/rv) - 9 p.m., CBS Sports Network

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Weekend Schedule

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Nov. 14 - Nov. 16

MINNESOTA at Minnesota Grand Prix (Minneapolis) - All Day

Friday, Nov. 15

IOWA, South Dakota State at NEBRASKA - 5 p.m. ET

WISCONSIN at NORTHWESTERN - 5:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Nov. 16

WISCONSIN at Notre Dame - 1 p.m. ET

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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

Men's Basketball
Player of the Week - Shavon Shields, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Noah Vonleh, IND

Women's Basketball
Player of the Week - Samantha Logic, IOWA
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Jordan Hooper, NEB; Ameryst Alston, OSU & Maggie Lucas, PSU
Co-Freshmen of the Week - Larryn Brooks, IND & Nia Coffey, NU

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Tevin Coleman, IND
Defensive Co-Players of the Week - Randy Gregory, NEB & Chris Borland, WIS
Special Teams Player of the Week - Peter Mortell, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Tommy Armstrong Jr., NEB

Hockey
First Star - Tanner Fritz, OSU
Second Star - Max McCormick, OSU
Third Star - Hudson Fasching, MINN

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week - Nikita Kotlov, IND
Defensive Player of the Week - Colin Webb, IND

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Shane Ryan, PSU
Diver of the Week - Dylan Zoe, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Filip Bujoczek, PUR

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Carly Mercer, PUR
Diver of the Week - Maggie Keefer, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Lacey Locke, NU

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Kelsey Robinson, NEB
Defensive Player of the Week - Katie Slay, PSU
Setter of the Week - Mary Pollmiller, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Taylor Sandbothe, OSU

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - David Taylor, PSU

Weekend Schedule

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 Nov. 14 - Nov. 16

MINNESOTA, PURDUE at Minnesota Grand Prix (Minneapolis) - All Day

Friday, Nov. 15

MICHIGAN STATE at Notre Dame - 5 p.m. ET

WISCONSIN at NORTHWESTERN - 5:30 p.m. ET

Saturday, Nov. 16

WISCONSIN at Notre Dame - 1 p.m. ET

 

 

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Nov. 15th
Notre Dame College at #9 OHIO STATE - Columbus, Ohio
#23 WISCONSIN vs. UW-Parkside - Whitewater, Wis.
#23 WISCONSIN at UW-Whitewater - Whitewater, Wis.

Saturday, Nov. 16th
#7 ILLINOIS at Chicago Quad - Lombard, Ill.
#4 IOWA at Luther Open - Decorah, Iowa
#20 MICHIGAN at EMU Duals - Ypsilanti, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at EMU Duals - Ypsilanti, Mich.
#2 MINNESOTA at Harold Nichols Open - Ames, Iowa
#1 PENN STATE at #25 Rider - Lawrenceville, N.J.
Duke at #21 PURDUE - West Lafayette, Ind.

Sunday, Nov. 17th
Duke at INDIANA - Bloomington, Ind.
Cleveland State at INDIANA - Bloomington, Ind.
#12 Oregon State at #20 MICHIGAN - Ann Arbor, Mich.
#19 NORTHWESTERN at #13 NEBRASKA - Lincoln, Neb.
#1 PENN STATE at Lehigh (rv) - Bethlehem, Pa.

Friday's Schedule

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November 15th
INDIANA at #25 ILLINOIS - 8 p.m.
#19 MICHIGAN at IOWA - 8 p.m., BTDN
#16 MICHIGAN STATE at #9 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m., BTDN
OHIO STATE at #11 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m.m, BTDN
#2 PENN STATE at #14 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m., BTDN
#18 PURDUE at NORTHWESTERN - 8 p.m.

All times are ET

Thursday's Men's Basketball Results

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Iowa ran away from Maryland-Eastern Shore, while Northwestern came up short in a 71-58 decision at Stanford on Thursday's Big Ten men's basketball slate.

Thursday, Nov. 14
Iowa 109, Maryland-Eastern Shore 63
Stanford 71, Northwestern 58 

Thursday's Results

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Illinois 93, Mississippi Valley State 70
Michigan State 102, Canisius 54
Ohio State 83, VCU 71
Wisconsin 85, Milwaukee 60

Thursday's Hockey Result

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November 14
#16/13 UMass Lowell def. PENN STATE, 4-0

Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Thursday's Schedule

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Mississippi Valley State at Illinois, 8 p.m., BTDN
Canisius at #19/20 Michigan State, 7 p.m., BTDN
VCU at Ohio State (rv/rv), 7 p.m., BTDN
Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 8 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

Seven Teams Ranked in Latest Top 25 Poll

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Seven Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America top 25 women's swimming & diving poll. Indiana is ranked No. 10, followed by No. 14 Minnesota and No. 16 Purdue. Ohio State is ranked No. 19, while No. 20 Penn State, No. 24 Wisconsin and No. 25 Michigan round out the Big Ten's representation in the top 25.

All 12 squads will compete in the Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis, beginning February 19.

For the complete rankings, click here.

Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah and Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon were named semifinalists for the Doak Walker Award, given annually to the nation's top running back. Abdullah leads the Big Ten and ranks sixth nationally in rushing average at 134.8 yards per game, while Gordon ranks second in the league and eighth nationally at 128.9 yards per game. Six Big Ten players have earned the Doak Walker Award, including last year's honoree in the Badgers' Montee Ball.

Thursday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Two non-conference games highlight Thursday's Big Ten men's basketball schedule, with Iowa hosting Maryland-Eastern Shore on BTN at 7 p.m. ET, and Northwestern playing at Stanford beginning at 11 p.m., in a contest that will air on ESPNU. 

Thursday, Nov. 14
Maryland-Eastern Shore at Iowa, 7 p.m. ET (BTN)
Northwestern at Stanford, 11 p.m. ET (ESPNU)

Thursday's Hockey Schedule

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November 14
#16/13 UMass Lowell at PENN STATE - 7 p.m.

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Wednesday's Results

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Iowa 76, Arkansas-Pine Bluff 38
Xavier 79, Michigan 75 (OT)
Minnesota 90, Charlotte 55
Northwestern 64, Chicago State 33
Purdue 76, IUPUI 56

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Results

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In Wednesday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, Purdue scored a conference-high 103 points in a win over Central Connecticut State, while Illinois defeated Valparaiso and Penn State came up short against visiting Bucknell.

Wednesday, November 13
Bucknell 90, Penn State 80
Purdue 109, Central Connecticut State 73
Illinois 64, Valparaiso 52 

National Signing Day Central

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BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL NATIONAL SIGNING DAY COVERAGE
The first day of the early signing period was Wednesday, Nov. 13. Big Ten men's basketball teams will be welcoming dozens of new student-athletes to their programs ahead of the 2014-15 season. Stay tuned to the Big Ten men's basketball blog for complete coverage.

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

IOWA

MICHIGAN

MICHIGAN STATE

MINNESOTA

NEBRASKA

NORTHWESTERN

OHIO STATE

PENN STATE

PURDUE

WISCONSIN

Wednesday's Schedule

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Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Iowa (rv/rv), 8 p.m., BTDN
Xavier at Michigan, 7 p.m., BTDN
Charlotte at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTDN
Chicago State at Northwestern, 7:30 p.m., BTDN
#18/22 Purdue at IUPUI, 7 p.m.

All times are ET

Four Teams Recognized 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 women's soccer polls.

Nebraska checked in at No. 10 in the coaches' poll, followed by No. 11 Michigan and No. 24 Penn State. In the Soccer America weekly poll, Nebraska was ranked No. 7, followed by No. 11 Michigan and No. 25 Iowa. In the Top Drawer Soccer poll, Nebraska earned a No. 10 ranking, followed by No. 13 Michigan and No. 23 Penn State.

All four teams earned berths into the NCAA Tournament, which begins on Friday. Nebraska earned a No. 2 seed in the tournament and will face Southeastern Louisiana on Friday at 3 p.m. ET. Michigan garnered a No. 3 seed and will face Milwaukee on Saturday beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Penn State, which was last year's national runner-up, earned a No. 4 seed and will face Monmouth on Friday at 7:30 p.m. ET. Iowa will travel to Notre Dame for its first-round match on Friday beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

For the complete NSCAA/NCAA poll, click here.

For the complete NCAA Tournament bracket, click here.

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 released on Tuesday, with three Big Ten teams receiving recognition.

In the coaches' poll, Wisconsin led the way at No. 13, followed by No. 16 Penn State and No. 20 Michigan State. In the Soccer America rankings, Penn State and Wisconsin checked in at No. 16 and No. 17, respectively. In the Top Drawer Soccer weekly poll, Penn State was ranked No. 12, followed by No. 15 Wisconsin and No. 16 Michigan State.

For the complete NSCAA/NCAA Coaches poll, click here.

Wednesday's Schedule

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Illinois, Penn State and Purdue will all host non-conference opponents on Wednesday, with the Fighting Illini taking on Valparaiso on BTN beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.

Wednesday, Nov. 13
Bucknell at Penn State, 7 p.m. (BTDN)
Central Connecticut State at Purdue, 7 p.m. (BTDN)
Valparaiso at Illinois, 7:30 p.m. (BTN)
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was named one of 15 "Players to Watch" for the Walter Camp Player of the Year award, the Walter Camp Football Foundation announced on Wednesday. Since the award was first presented in 1937, 21 players from Big Ten programs have won the Walter Camp Award, with Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith the last to claim the honor in 2006. A list of five finalists will be announced on Dec. 2, with the winner announced on Dec. 12.

Three Linebackers Named Lott IMPACT Trophy Semifinalists

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Three Big Ten linebackers are among the nine semifinalists for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, it was announced on Wednesday. Iowa's James Morris, Ohio State's Ryan Shazier and Wisconsin's Chris Borland are up the for the IMPACT Trophy, which is an acronym for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics, Community and Tenacity. The finalists will be honored at the 10th annual Lott IMPACT Trophy banquet on Dec. 8. Two former conference standouts have won the trophy, Ohio State's James Laurinaitis in 2008 and Wisconsin's J.J. Watt in 2010.

National Signing Day Around Big Ten Women's Basketball

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Wednesday marks the first day of the early signing period and the conference's women's basketball teams are welcoming future student-athletes to their squad. Follow the Big Ten Women's Basketball blog for the latest signing day updates from each conference team.

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Michigan

Michigan State

Minnesota

Nebraska

Northwestern

Ohio State

Purdue

Wisconsin

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 10

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Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis Colts (Iowa) - Tallied eight tackles, including five solo in Indianapolis' 38-8 loss to St. Louis

Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks (Purdue) -
Tallied one sack and two solo tackles in the Seahawks' 33-10 win over the Falcons

Jonathan Babineaux, DT, Atlanta Falcons (Iowa) - Registered eight tackles, including two for a loss, in Atlanta's 33-10 loss to Seattle

Alan Ball, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Illinois) - Tallied three solo tackles and two pass deflections in the Jaguars' 29-27 win over the Titans

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan State) - Ran for 57 yards and a touchdown, along with posting three receptions, in Pittsburgh's 23-10 win over Buffalo

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State)
- Registered seven solo tackles in San Francisco's 10-9 loss to Carolina

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) -
Threw for 392 yards on 34-of-41 passing and four touchdowns in the Saints' 49-17 victory over the Cowboys

Dallas Clark, TE, Baltimore Ravens (Iowa) - Reeled in a touchdown reception in the Ravens' 20-17 victory over the Bengals

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) -
Recorded seven tackles in Tampa Bay's 22-19 win over Miami

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) -
Posted three receptions for 52 yards, averaging 17.3 yards per catch, in Denver's 28-20 defeat of San Diego

Glenn Foster, DE, New Orleans Saints (Illinois)
- Recorded one solo tackle, one sack and one pass deflection in the Saints' 49-17 defeat of the Cowboys

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa)
- Tied for a team-high 16 tackles in Minnesota's 34-27 defeat of Washington

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Caught five passes for 57 yards in the Dolphins' 22-19 loss to the Buccaneers

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Tallied seven solo tackles in Green Bay's 27-13 loss to Philadelphia

Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers (Ohio State) - Notched six tackles, including five solo, and one sack in the Steelers' 23-10 win over the Bills

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State) - Recorded one interception, one pass deflection and eight tackles in the Rams' 38-8 defeat of the Colts

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Notched one interception, one pass deflection and six tackles in Detroit's 21-19 win over Chicago

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue) - Recorded six tackles, including five solo, in Tennessee's 29-27 loss to Jacksonville

Tracy Porter, CB, Oakland Raiders (Indiana) -
Registered three solo tackles and a pass deflection and returned an interception for a touchdown in the Raiders' 24-20 loss to the Giants

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State)
- Notched one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and eight tackles in Jacksonville's 29-27 win over Tennessee

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern)
- Recorded seven tackles, including six solo, in the Raiders' 24-20 loss to the Giants

Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions (Nebraska) - Notched one sack, one pass deflection and two solo tackles in the Lions' 21-19 win over the Bears

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints (Illinois)
- Recorded two touchdowns in the Saints' 49-17 win over the Cowboys

Kevin Vickerson, DT, Denver Broncos (Michigan State) - Notched six solo tackles, including one for loss, and a pass deflection in Denver's 28-20 win over San Diego

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) -
Registered one sack and four solo tackles in the Texans' 27-24 loss to the Cardinals

Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State) - Recorded one forced fumble and six tackles in the 49ers' 10-9 loss to the Panthers

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 287 yards on 19-of-26 passing and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' 33-10 win over the Falcons

Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders (Michigan) - Posted seven tackles, including five solo, in the Raiders' 24-20 loss to the Giants

Tuesday's Men's Basketball Results

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The Big Ten went a perfect 7-0 on Tuesday, with #2/2 Michigan State defeating top-ranked Kentucky, and #20/19 Wisconsin knocking off #11/10 Florida. The Big Ten improved to 21-0 on the season.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
-/#23 Indiana 73, LIU-Brooklyn at 72 [3]
#7/8 Michigan 93, South Carolina State 59
#2/2 Michigan State 78, #1/1 Kentucky 74 [4]
Minnesota 84, Montana 58
Nebraska 62, Western Illinois 47
#10/9 Ohio State 79, Ohio 69
#20/19 Wisconsin 59, #11/10 Florida 53

[3] 2K Sports Classic (campus sites)
[4] Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago, Ill.)

Tuesday's Results

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Illinois 87, Valparaiso 59
Indiana 85, IPFW 80

Four Players Nominated for 2013 Burlsworth Trophy

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Four Big Ten players are among the nominees for the 2013 Burlsworth Trophy, which is awarded annually to the country's outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on, it was announced on Tuesday afternoon. Iowa's Mike Meyer, Nebraska's Spencer Long, Ohio State's Craig Cataline and Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis are in the running for the award, with the winner announced on Dec. 9. Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin was the Big Ten's first recipient of the honor, earning the distinction last season.

Tuesday's Schedule

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Valparaiso at Illinois, 8 p.m., BTDN
Indiana at IPFW, 7 p.m.

All times are ET

Seven Teams Receiving Votes in Latest National Polls

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Seven Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest rankings released by the Associated Press (AP) and USA Today, including four in the top 20 of the AP ballot. In the AP poll, Penn State leads all conference squads at No. 13. The Lady Lions are followed by No. 15 Nebraska, No. 18 Purdue and No. 19 Michigan State. The Huskers are the top-ranked Big Ten team in the coaches poll, jumping two spots to No. 10. Penn State is ranked 15th, Michigan State is 20th and Purdue is 22nd. Iowa and Ohio State are receiving votes in both polls, while Minnesota garners recognition in the coaches ballot.

In The Wrestling Polls

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Ten Big Ten wrestling squads are ranked in this week's USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll, with five conference teams earning top-10 status. Penn State and Minnesota top the poll at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Iowa is ranked No. 4, followed by No. 7 Illinois, No. 9 Ohio State, No. 13 Nebraska, No. 19 Northwestern, No. 20 Michigan, No. 21 Purdue and No. 23 Wisconsin.

For the complete poll, click here.


Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 Includes Ten Big Ten Players

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Ten Big Ten men's basketball players representing six different schools were named to the John R. Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list on Tuesday. The Big Ten's representation led all conferences.

The Big Ten's preseason honorees were as follows: Indiana's Noah Vonleh, Michigan's Mitch McGary and Glenn Robinson III, Michigan State's Keith Appling, Gary Harris and Adreian Payne, Minnesota's Andre Hollins, Ohio State's Aaron Craft and LaQuinton Ross and Wisconsin's Sam Dekker.

The organization will also release a midseason list, and the official voting ballot will consist of approximately 20 players. The Wooden All-American Team, consisting of the nations' top 10 players, will be announced the week of the "Elite Eight" round of the NCAA Tournament.

The 38th annual Wooden Award ceremony will honor the Men's and Women's Wooden Award winners, and will include the presentation of the Wooden Award All-American Teams. The event will take place the weekend of April 11-12, 2014.

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 62 ranked wrestlers in the InterMat College Rankings, released on Tuesday. Eight 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
10. Wisconsin
11. Ohio State
13. Illinois
14. Michigan
T-17. Northwestern
32. Indiana
46. Michigan State
53. Purdue

125
1. Jesse Delgado, ILL
3. Nico Megaludis, PSU
4. Cory Clark, IOWA
11. Conor Youtsey, MICH
16. Tim Lambert, NEB

133
1. Tony Ramos, IOWA
2. Tyler Graff, WIS
8. David Thorn, MINN
12. Zane Richards, ILL
16. Jimmy Gulibon, PSU
19. Johnni DiJulius, OSU

141

1. Logan Stieber, OSU
5. Chris Dardanes, MINN
8. Steve Dutton, MICH
14. Josh Dziewa, IOWA
17. Jesse Thielke, WIS

149
4. Jake Sueflohn, NEB
5. Eric Grajales, MICH
6. Nick Dardanes, MINN
8. Andrew Alton, PSU
9. Jason Tsirtsis, NU
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
15. Zac Brunson, ILL

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

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

184

1. Ed Ruth, PSU
2. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA
9. Kenny Courts, OSU
11. Max Huntley, MICH
12. Jackson Hein, WIS
19. Pat Downey, NEB

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

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







Four Field Hockey Squads Appear in NFHCA Top 20

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Four Big Ten field hockey teams are ranked in the final Penn Monto/NFHCA poll of 2013. Penn State leads the conference contingent at No. 9, followed by No. 17 Northwestern, No. 19 Iowa and No. 20 Michigan State.

For the complete poll, click here.

Tuesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Seven games are on Tuesday's Big Ten men's basketball schedule, highlighted by #2/2 Michigan State taking on top-ranked Kentucky at the United Center, and #20/19 Wisconsin hosting #11/10 Florida.

Tuesday, Nov. 12
LIU-Brooklyn at -/#23 Indiana [3], 6 p.m. (BTN)
South Carolina State at #7/8 Michigan, 7 p.m. (BTDN)
#1/1 Kentucky vs. #2/2 Michigan State [4], 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Montana at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (BTDN)
Western Illinois at Nebraska, 8 p.m. (BTDN)
Ohio at #10/9 Ohio State, 8 p.m. (BTN)
#11/10 Florida at #20/19 Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

[3] 2K Sports Classic (campus sites)
[4] Champions Classic (United Center, Chicago, Ill.)

Nebraska's Randy Gregory was named to the mid-season watch list for the 2013 Ted Hendricks Award, which honors the nation's top defensive end. Gregory tops the Big Ten with 11.5 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks, leads the team with 10 quarterback hurries and ranks third on the squad with 39 tackles. Two Big Ten standouts have claimed the Hendricks Award - Michigan's LaMarr Woodley in 2006 and Illinois' Whitney Mercilus in 2011.

Monday's Results

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Nebraska 62, Alabama 48
Notre Dame 81, Michigan State 62

Three Players Named Finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy

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On Monday, three Big Ten players were named finalists for the Wuerffel Trophy, the national award that honors the college football player who best combines exemplary community service with outstanding academic and athletic achievement. Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase, Iowa's James Morris and Minnesota's Chris Hawthorne are among the 12 finalists for the honor, with the winner announced on December 10. Ohio State's Joel Penton won the Wuerffel Trophy in 2006.

Eight Volleyball Squads Ranked in AVCA Top 25

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Eight Big Ten volleyball teams are ranked in the AVCA Division I Coaches poll, released on Monday. Penn State stays at No. 2 for the fourth straight week, while Nebraska cracks the top 10 at No. 9. Minnesota checks in at No. 11, followed by No. 14 Wisconsin, No. 16 Michigan State, No. 18 Purdue, No. 19 Michigan and No. 25 Illinois.

For the full ranking, click here.

Monday's Schedule

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#20/18 Michigan State at #6/7 Notre Dame, 7 p.m.
Alabama at #17/12 Nebraska, 8 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

National Statistics Roundup

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

Points Per Game
1. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 2.48
T3. Rachael Mack, MICH - 2.40
T17. Abby Barker, MSU - 2.00

Goals Per Game

3. Rachael Mack, MICH - 1.05
4. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 1.05
9. Abby Barker, MSU - 0.94

Assists Per Game
T4. Laura Gebhart, PSU - 0.67
T13. Audra Heilman, IND - 0.58

Defensive Saves
T14. Dani Hemeon, IOWA - 5
T14. Sydney Supica - 5

Goals Against Average
6. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 1.14
21. Kylie Licata, PSU - 1.43

Goalie Win-Loss Percentage
T9. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.750
14. Kylie Licata, PSU - 0.722




Sunday's Men's Basketball Results

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Illinois and Iowa, which are both receiving top 25 votes, posted non-conference wins on Sunday to help the Big Ten improve to 14-0 on the season.

Sunday, Nov. 10
Iowa 83, Nebraska-Omaha 75 - Iowa release
Illinois 86, Jacksonville State 62 [2] - Illinois release

[2] - Global Sports Invitational (campus sites)

Sunday's Results

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Wisconsin 66, Drake 41
Iowa 97, #14/16 Dayton 93
Northwestern 79, UIC 63
Ohio State 91, Florida Atlantic 88
#13/15 Penn State 78, Fordham 61
#18/23 Purdue 63, Ball State 57

Three Big Ten Teams in Latest BCS Standings

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Three Big Ten teams appear in the latest Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings, with all three squads moving up at least one slot from last week's poll. Ohio State had a bye on Saturday but moved up one spot to No. 3 in the BCS rankings, the Buckeyes' highest ranking since ending the 2007 campaign at No. 1 overall. Michigan State also had a bye and climbed one slot to No. 16, cracking the top 16 for the first time since ranking No. 13 on Nov. 27, 2011. Wisconsin wrapped up non-conference play with a victory over BYU to move up to No. 22, the Badgers' highest ranking since ending the 2011 season at No. 10 overall.

Sunday's Results

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November 10th
#16 WISCONSIN def. IOWA, 3-0
#17 MICHIGAN def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-1
#11 NEBRASKA def. #9 MINNESOTA, 3-2





Sunday's Schedule

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#14/16 Dayton at Iowa (-/rv), 2 p.m., BTDN
UIC at Northwestern, 6 p.m.
Florida Atlantic at Ohio State, 2 p.m.
Fordham at #13/15 Penn State, 2 p.m.
Ball State at #18/23 Purdue, 2 p.m., BTDN
Drake at Wisconsin, 3 p.m.

All times are ET

Michigan head coach Bo Schembechler was nominated as one of three finalists for the Rose Bowl Game All-Century Class as representatives from the 1980's.  The candidates, as voted by an esteemed panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), are the eighth 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.

The sixth winningest college football coach of all-time in terms of winning percentage, Glen 'Bo' Schembechler led the University of Michigan to a record 10 Rose Bowl Game appearances during his 21-year tenure as the Wolverines coach (1969-89).  In addition, Michigan's three consecutive Rose Bowl Game appearances (1977, '78, '79) trails only USC's John McKay and Pete Carroll, as well as Ohio State's Woody Hayes, who led their teams to four straight trips to Pasadena.  Following the 1980 season, Schembechler gained the first of his two Rose Bowl Game victories by beating the Washington Huskies. Schembechler retired from coaching after the 1990 Rose Bowl Game. He was inducted into the Rose Bowl and College Football Hall of Fame in 1993.

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

Five Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Five Big Ten programs are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP), USA Today coaches and Harris Interactive polls, including four teams among the top 25. Coming off a bye on Saturday, Ohio State moved up one spot to No. 3 in each national ranking, the Buckeyes' first top-three rating since Oct. 13. Michigan State also had a bye and climbed at least three spots in each poll, landing at No. 14 in the media vote, No. 16 in the coaches' tally and No. 15 in the Harris poll. The Spartans cracked the top 15 for the first time since Sept. 9, 2012, when they were slotted No. 10 in the AP and USA Today polls. Wisconsin wrapped up non-conference play with a victory over BYU to move up in each vote, appearing at No. 17 in the AP poll, No. 20 in the USA Today rankings and No. 21 in the Harris vote. The Badgers claimed their highest ranking this season and are back in the top 20 for the first time since Sept. 8, when they were tied for No. 18 in the coaches' vote and No. 20 in the AP rankings. Minnesota improved to 8-2 to crack the top 25 for the first time since the 2008 campaign, rating No. 25 in the USA Today poll and just outside the top 25 in the media and Harris tally. The last time the Gophers appeared among the top 25 was when they were ranked No. 20 in both the AP and USA Today polls on Oct. 26, 2008. After a victory over Michigan, Nebraska is now 7-2 and receiving votes in each poll.

Week 11 Stat Breakdown

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Rushing: Seven Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, led a pair of Indiana running backs in Tevin Coleman (215 yards, 2 TDs) and Stephen Houston (150 yards, 2 TDs) in a victory over Illinois. Other Big Ten players to surpass the 100-yard mark were Iowa's Jordan Canzeri (165 yards, one TD), Penn State's Zach Zwinak (150 yards, 1 TD), Wisconsin's James White (147 yards, 2 TDs), Minnesota's David Cobb (139 yards, 1 TD) and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (105 yards, 1 TD).

Passing: Two Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 250 yards, with Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase passing for 450 yards and two touchdowns and Indiana's Nate Sudfeld posting 267 yards and three scoring strikes in the Hoosiers' win over the Illini.

Receiving: Three Big Ten players caught eight or more passes or totaled 100 or more receiving yards, led by Indiana's Cody Latimer hauling in 11 throws for 189 yards and three touchdowns and Illinois' Steve Hull racking up 224 yards on nine catches with two scores in the Hoosiers' victory over the Illini. Wisconsin's Jared Abbrederis collected eight passes for 67 yards against BYU.

Tackles: Eight conference standouts finished with nine or more tackles, led by the Wisconsin duo of Chris Borland with 13 defensive stops and Michael Caputo with 12 tackles against BYU. Indiana's Clyde Newton posted 11 stops, while five players recorded nine tackles - Illinois Earnest Thomas III, Indiana's David Cooper, the Minnesota pair of Antonio Johnson and Eric Murray and Penn State's Mike Hull.

Tackles for Loss: Six Big Ten defenders recorded 2.5 or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by three standouts with three TFLs - Illinois' Houston Bates (1 sack), Michigan's Jibreel Black and Nebraska's Randy Gregory (3 sacks). Three conference players collected 2.5 TFLs in Iowa's Drew Ott (1.5 sacks), Penn State's C.J. Olaniyan (0.5 sacks) and Wisconsin's Chris Borland (2 sacks).

Sunday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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On Sunday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, Illinois and Iowa will both look to improve to 2-0 on the season when they host Jackonsville State and Nebraska-Omaha, respectively. Both games will air on ESPN3.

Saturday, Nov. 10
Nebraska-Omaha at Iowa (rv), 4:30 p.m. (ESPN3)
Jacksonville State at Illinois (rv) [2], 6 p.m. (ESPN3)

[2] - Global Sports Invitational (campus sites)

Saturday's Results

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November 9
#1/1 MINNESOTA def. #4/3 Notre Dame, 5-4
Michigan Tech def. MICHIGAN STATE, 3-2 (OT)
OHIO STATE def. Niagara, 6-1

Saturday's Men's Basketball Results

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The Big Ten improved to 12-0 on the season with three wins on Saturday. No. 11/10 Ohio State defeated Morgan State, Penn State beat Wagner and Northwestern pulled away from visiting Eastern Illinois.

Saturday, Nov. 9
#11/10 Ohio State 89, Morgan State 50
Penn State 74, Wagner 62
Northwestern 72, Eastern Illinois 55

Saturday's Results

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Indiana 85, Oakland 55
Michigan 73, Arizona 71
Minnesota 73, Northern Iowa 55

Sunday's Schedule

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November 10th
IOWA at #16 WISCONSIN - 2 p.m., BTDN
#13 MICHIGAN STATE at ILLINOIS (rv) - 2 p.m.
#11 NEBRASKA at #9 MINNESOTA - 4:30 p.m., BTN

All times are ET.



Saturday's Results

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November 9th
#2 PENN STATE def. INDIANA, 3-0
OHIO STATE def. #14 PURDUE, 3-1
ILLINOIS (rv) def. #13 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-1




Saturday's Results

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Saturday, Nov. 9

MICHIGAN STATE 2, MICHIGAN 0

Saturday's Schedule

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Oakland at Indiana, 7 p.m.
Arizona vs. Michigan, 1 p.m.
Minnesota at Northern Iowa, 1 p.m.

All times are ET

Saturday's Schedule

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Saturday, Nov. 9

MICHIGAN at No. 17 MICHIGAN STATE - 2 p.m. ET

Saturday's Schedule

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November 9
#1/1 MINNESOTA at #4/3 Notre Dame - 7 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at Michigan Tech - 7 p.m.
Niagara at OHIO STATE - 8 p.m.

All times are ET

Saturday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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The opening weekend of the 2013-14 Big Ten men's basketball schedule resumes Saturday, with No. 11/10 Ohio State hosting Morgan State, Penn State entertaining Wagner and Northwestern challenging Eastern Illinois in the first game of the Chris Collins era.

Saturday, Nov. 9
Morgan State at #11/10 Ohio State, Noon (ESPN3)
Wagner at Penn State, 4 p.m. (BTDN)
Eastern Illinois at Northwestern, 8:30 p.m. (BTN)

Friday's Results

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Friday, Nov. 8

WISCONSIN 2, OHIO STATE 0

INDIANA 3, NORTHWESTERN 0

Friday's Results

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November 8
Michigan Tech def. MICHIGAN STATE, 3-0
OHIO STATE def. Niagara, 4-1
PENN STATE def. Sacred Heart, 2-1
#4/3 Notre Dame def. #1/1 MINNESOTA, 4-1

Big Ten Men's Hoops Goes 9-0 on Opening Night

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The Big Ten went a flawless 9-0 on Friday's opening night of the 2013-14 season. No. 2 Michigan State defeated McNeese State, No. 7/9 Michigan surged to a convincing win over UMass-Lowell, No. 20/21 Wisconsin outlasted St. John's and 24th ranked Indiana routed Chicago State. 

Illinois (rv) 80, Alabama State 63 [2] - Illinois recap
rv/#24 Indiana 100, Chicago State 72 - Indiana recap
Iowa (rv) 82, UNC-Wilmington 39 - Iowa recap
#7/9 Michigan 69, UMass-Lowell 42 - Michigan recap
#2/2 Michigan State 98, McNeese State 56 - Michigan State recap
Minnesota 81, Lehigh 62 - Minnesota recap
Nebraska 79, Florida Gulf Coast 55 - Nebraska recap
Purdue 77, Northern Kentucky 76 - Purdue recap
#20/21 Wisconsin 86, St. John's 75 [1] - Wisconsin recap 

[1] - The Sanford Pentagon (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
[2] - Global Sports Invitational (campus sites)

Friday's Results

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Bradley 98, Illinois 92
Iowa 70, UC Riverside 56
Bowling Green 63, Michigan 52
Nebraska 77, UCLA 49
Ohio State 70, West Virginia 61
Penn State 117, St. Francis (Pa.) 77

Saturday's Schedule

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November 9th
INDIANA at #2 PENN STATE - 7 p.m.
#14 PURDUE at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m.
#17 MICHIGAN at NORTHWESTERN (rv) - 8 p.m.
#13 MICHIGAN STATE at ILLINOIS (rv) - 8 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET


Friday's Results

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November 8th
OHIO STATE def. INDIANA, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. #14 PURDUE, 3-0
#9 MINNESOTA def. IOWA, 3-0
#13 MICHIGAN STATE def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-1
#11 NEBRASKA def. #16 WISCONSIN, 3-1



Nebraska Standout Among NCAA Today's Top 10 Award Honorees

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Two-time Big Ten Women's Tennis Athlete of the Year Mary Weatherholt (Nebraska) is among the honorees for the NCAA Today's Top 10 Award, which recognizes student-athletes for their successes on the fields and courts, in the classroom and in the community. The award recipients completed their athletics eligibility during the 2012-13 academic year and will be recognized at the Honors Celebration during the NCAA Convention in January in San Diego, Calif.

Weatherholt graduated from Nebraska as the first student-athlete in the school's history to win a combined 200 matches in singles and doubles. Weatherholt leads her school in career combined wins, career singles wins, career singles winning percentage, season combined victories, season singles winning percentage and season singles victories. She was twice named First-Team All-Big Ten and was the NCAA singles runner-up in 2013. Weatherholt was an NCAA/ITA First-Team All-American for singles and doubles. She received the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 2013 as an indication of her dedication to academics and athletics. As a leader on and off the court, Weatherholt received the 2013 ITA National Cissie Leary Sportsmanship Award

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Friday's Schedule

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November 8
MICHIGAN STATE at Michigan Tech - 7 p.m.
Niagara at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m.
Sacred Heart at PENN STATE - 7 p.m.
#1/1 MINNESOTA at #4/3 Notre Dame - 8 p.m., NBCSN

All times are ET

Big Ten Men's Basketball Begins Friday

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The 2013-14 Big Ten men's basketball campaign will get underway on Friday, with nine conference teams lifting the lid on their respective seasons. Unanimous preseason favorite Michigan State (No. 2/2) will host McNeese State, while No. 7/9 Michigan will entertain UMass-Lowell. Indiana, ranked No. 24 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, will take on visiting Chicago State. No. 20/21 Wisconsin will face St. John's at the Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D., in the front end of a doubleheader on BTN.

Friday, Nov. 8
Alabama State at Illinois (rv) [2], 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
Chicago State at rv/#24 Indiana, 7 p.m.    (BTDN)
UMass-Lowell at #7/9 Michigan, 7 p.m. (BTDN)
McNeese State at #2/2 Michigan State, 7 p.m. (BTDN)
Northern Kentucky at Purdue, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
St. John's vs. #20/21 Wisconsin [1], 7 p.m. (BTN)
Lehigh at Minnesota, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Florida Gulf Coast at Nebraska, 9 p.m. (BTN)
UNC-Wilmington at Iowa (rv), 9:30 p.m. (ESPN3)

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty-eight Big Ten student-athletes in nine different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Nov. 4th. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Field Hockey
Offensive Player of the Week - Katherine Jamieson, MSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Maddy Carpenter, NU
Freshman of the Week - Hannah McDermott, IND

Football
Co-Offensive Players of the Week - Philip Nelson, MINN & Bill Belton, PSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Denicos Allen, MSU
Special Teams Player of the Week - Peter Mortell, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Jordan Westerkamp, NEB

Hockey
First Star - Tyler Barnes, WIS
Second Star - Zach Nagelvoort, MICH
Third Star - Joe Faust, WIS

Men's Soccer
Offensive Player of the Week - Tim Kreutz, MSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Alex Ivanov, OSU

Women's Soccer 
Co-Offensive Players of the Week - Cloe Lacasse, IOWA & Maya Hayes, PSU
Defensive Player & Freshman of the Week - Taylor Bucklin, MICH

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Roman Trussov, IOWA
Diver of the Week - Christian Holstein, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Daryl Turner, MINN

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Brooklynn Snodgrass, IND
Diver of the Week - Maggie Keefer, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Breanna Siwicki, MINN

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Kelsey Robinson, NEB
Defensive Player of the Week - Cecilia Hall, NEB
Setter of the Week - Micha Hancock, PSU
Co-Freshman of the Week - Kadie Rolfzen, NEB & Lauren Carlini, WIS

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - Taylor Walsh, IND

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Nov. 8th
#21 NORTHWESTERN at Air Force - Denver, Colo.
#21 NORTHWESTERN vs. Northern Colorado - Denver, Colo.
#20 WISCONSIN at Chattanooga - Chattanooga, Tenn.
#20 WISCONSIN vs. Cumberland (Tenn.) - Chattanooga, Tenn.

Saturday, Nov. 9th
#7 ILLINOIS at Loras Open - Dubuque, Iowa
INDIANA at Michigan State Open - East Lansing, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at Michigan State Open - East Lansing, Mich.
#2 MINNESOTA at Bison Open - Fargo, N.D.
#10 OHIO STATE at Michigan State Open - East Lansing, Mich.
#23 PURDUE at Michigan State Open - East Lansing, Mich.

Sunday, Nov. 10th

#20 WISCONSIN at Hokie Open - Salem, Va.

Friday's Schedule

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November 8th
INDIANA at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m., BTDN
#14 PURDUE at #2 PENN STATE - 7 p.m.
IOWA at #9 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m., BTDN
#13 MICHIGAN STATE at NORTHWESTERN (rv) - 8 p.m.
#11 NEBRASKA at #16 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET


Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Nov. 8

NORTHWESTERN, OHIO STATE at PURDUE - 4 p.m. ET

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

Grand Valley at MICHIGAN STATE - 6 p.m. ET

Saturday, Nov. 9

Kansas at ILLINOIS - 11 a.m. ET

PENN STATE, West Virginia, Texas at Virginia - 11 a.m. ET

MINNESOTA at North Dakota - 1 p.m. ET

Ohio at OHIO STATE - 1 p.m. ET

NORTHWESTERN, Wyoming at UIC - 2 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Nov. 8

IOWA, OHIO STATE, NORTHWESTERN at PURDUE - 4 p.m. ET

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

Grand Valley State at MICHIGAN STATE - 6 p.m. ET

Saturday, Nov. 9

OHIO STATE at Miami (Ohio) - 11 a.m. ET

PENN STATE, West Virginia, Texas at Virginia- 11 a.m. ET

MINNESOTA at North Dakota - 1 p.m. ET

NORTHWETSERN, Wyoming at UIC - 2 p.m. ET

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Nov. 8

INDIANA at Hoosier Invitational

MICHIGAN at Hoosier Invitational

PURDUE at Hoosier Invitational

Three Big Ten Punters Named Semifinalists for Ray Guy Award

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Michigan State's Mike Sadler, Ohio State's Cameron Johnson and Purdue's Cody Webster have been named semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award, which recognizes the most outstanding punter in college football. Webster leads the Big Ten and ranks 10th nationally with 44.8 yards per punt, while Sadler rates second in the conference at 42.8 yards per boot and Johnston ranks fifth with 40.9 yards per punt. Three Big Ten punters have claimed the Ray Guy Award - Wisconsin's Kevin Stemke in 2000, Purdue's Travis Dorsch in 2001 and Ohio State's B.J. Sander in 2003.

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Nov. 8

INDIANA at Hoosier Invitational

NORTHWESTERN at NIU Huskie Open

PURDUE at Hoosier Invitational

Friday's Schedule

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Friday, Nov. 8

OHIO STATE at No. 16 WISCONSIN - 8 p.m. ET

INDIANA at NORTHWESTERN (rv) - 8 p.m. ET

Friday's Schedule

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The 2013-14 NCAA women's basketball season begins Friday and six Big Ten teams help open the new year.

Illinois at Bradley, Noon
UC Riverside at Iowa (-/rv), 7 p.m., BTDN
Bowling Green vs. Michigan, 4 p.m.
#rv/25 UCLA at #17/12 Nebraska, 1 p.m., BTDN
Ohio State at West Virginia (rv/rv), 5:30 p.m.
Saint Francis (Pa.) at #13/15 Penn State, 7 p.m.

All times are ET

In The Polls

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Eight Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest College Swimming Coaches Association of America top 25 men's swimming & diving poll. Michigan is ranked No. 1, followed by No. 7 Minnesota, No. 8 Indiana and No. 10 Ohio State. Penn State is ranked No. 20, while No. 21 Iowa, No. 22 Purdue and No. 23 Wisconsin round out the Big Ten's representation in the top 25.

All 10 squads will compete in the Big Ten Championships in Ann Arbor, Mich., beginning Feb. 26. Michigan was last year's Big Ten Champion, and went on to capture the national championship.

For the complete rankings, click here.

Four women's tennis players from Michigan are taking part in the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, being held Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Ronit Yurovsky and Emina Bektas will take part in both singles and doubles play. Yurovsky will partner Sarah Lee in doubles action while Bektas will play with Brooke Bolender.

ITA Web page
Five Big Ten men's tennis players are taking part in the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships, being held Nov. 7-10 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Jared Hiltzik from Illinois and Peter Kobelt from Ohio State each earned spots in the singles draw. In doubles action, Kobelt will team with Kevin Metka to represent the Buckeyes in a bracket that also includes the tandem of Ross Guignon and Tim Kopinski from Illinois.

ITA Web page
Big Ten student-athletes continue to excel both on the field and in the classroom, as 17 standouts were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Football Teams. The conference's honorees are Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase, Indiana's Mark Murphy, Iowa's James Morris, Jake Rudock and Brett Van Sloten, Michigan State's Max Bullough and Mike Sadler, Nebraska's Jake Long, Spencer Long and C.J. Zimmerer, Northwestern's Collin Ellis, Mike Trumpy and Brandon Vitabile, Penn State's Ben Kline and John Urschel and Purdue's Robert Kugler and Shane Mikesky. To be eligible for the award, a player must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30 on a scale of 4.00 and have achieved sophomore academic eligibility. Academic All-District selections are eligible for Academic All-America honors to be announced in December.

Four Volleyball Players Tabbed Academic All-District

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Four conference standouts were named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-District Volleyball Teams, it was announced on Thursday. The conference's honorees include Illinois' Anna Dorn, Michigan State's Kristen Kelsey, Penn State's Katie Slay and Purdue's Faye Adelaja. To be eligible for the award, a player must be in at least her second year of athletic eligibility, be a first-team or key performer and carry a cumulative grade point average of 3.30 or greater. First-team Academic All-District honorees advance to the Capital One Academic All-America Team ballot, where first-, second- and third-team honorees will be selected later this month.

For the complete release, click here.

Michigan's Lewan Named Lombardi Award Semifinalist

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Michigan offensive tackle Taylor Lewan was named a semifinalist for the Lombardi Award, given to the nation's best offensive lineman, defensive lineman or linebacker. The reigning Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year was a first-team All-American last season and leads a Wolverine offense that is averaging nearly 38 points and more than 400 yards of total offense per contest. Fourteen standouts from current Big Ten schools have claimed the Lombardi Award, most recently when Nebraska's Ndamukong Suh was honored in 2009.

Mac Bennett Named Senior CLASS Award Nominee

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Big Ten hockey student-athlete Mac Bennett from Michigan is among 20 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 20 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the season and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot.

Wednesday's Results

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Wednesday, Nov. 6

Akron 2, Penn State 1 (2 OT)

Wednesday's Result

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November 6th
ILLINOIS (rv) def. #17 MICHIGAN, 3-2

Penn State's John Urschel and Wisconsin's Chris Borland were named two of 10 finalists from the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate football. The Senior CLASS Award honors student-athletes who excel both on and off the field. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBS senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. The finalists were chosen by a media committee from the list of 30 candidates announced in September. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through December 16. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winner. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the football bowl season in early January. For more information on all the finalists, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.

OSU's Heuerman Named John Mackey Tight End of the Week

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Jeff Heuerman's career-best receiving day last Saturday vs. Purdue has earned the junior from Naples, Fla., and Barron Collier High School, the John Mackey Tight End of the Week award. Heuerman tied a career-best with five receptions vs. the Boilermakers and he set personal bests with 116 receiving yards and with a long reception of 40 yards. His 40-yard gain was the first score for the Buckeyes and it came on the team's second offensive play from scrimmage. Heuerman gained four first downs on the afternoon and had additional catches covering 24, 34 and 18 yards. The game marked the first time an Ohio State tight end had topped 100 receiving yards since Rickey Dudley recorded 106 against Tennessee in the 1996 Citrus Bowl. Heuerman's 116 yards were also the most by an Ohio State tight end in 30 years, or since John Frank had 123 receiving yards vs. Michigan in 1983. Heuerman is fourth on the team with 20 receptions for 255 yards and two touchdowns.

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 9

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Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis Colts (Iowa) - Tallied a team-high 12 tackles, including seven solo and one for loss, and a pass deflection in the Colts' 27-24 win over the Texans

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan) -
Threw for 432 yards on 23-of-33 passing and four touchdowns in the Patriots' 55-31 victory over the Steelers

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 382 yards on 30-of-51 passing and two touchdowns in the Saints' 26-20 loss to the Jets

Jack Crawford, DE, Oakland Raiders (Penn State) -
Recorded one sack and two tackles in the Raiders' 49-20 loss to the Eagles

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) -
Notched 11 tackles, including five solo, in Tampa Bay's 27-24 loss to Seattle

Bradley Fletcher, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Iowa)
- Totaled six solo tackles, an interception and a pass deflection in the Eagles' 49-20 defeat of the Raiders

Shonn Greene, RB, Tennessee Titans (Iowa)
- Ran for 38 yards and a touchdown and recorded a 28-yard catch in the Titans' 28-21 win over the Rams

Tamba Hali, LB, Kansas City Chiefs (Penn State) - Recovered a fumble and returned it for a touchdown, along with posting four tackles, including one for loss, in the Chiefs' 23-13 defeat of the Bills

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan)
- Registered a team-high 10 tackles, including one for loss, in the Jets' 26-20 win over the Saints

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) -
Recorded eight tackles in Green Bay's 27-20 loss to Chicago

Nick Hayden, DT, Dallas Cowboys (Wisconsin) -
Made six tackles, including four solo, in the Cowboys' 27-23 win over the Vikings

Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers (Ohio State) -
Collected five tackles and one sack in the Steelers' 35-31 loss to the Patriots

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State) - Recorded a team-high nine solo tackles and one sack in the Rams' 28-21 loss to the Titans

Sean Lee, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Penn State)
- Led the team with nine tackles, including four solo, in the Cowboys' 27-23 win over the Vikings

Corey Liuget, DE, San Diego Chargers (Illinois) -
Notched two pass deflections, a blocked kick and three tackles, including one for loss, in the Chargers' 30-24 overtime loss to the Redskins

Mike Neal, DE, Green Bay (Purdue) -
Registered seven tackles, including five solo, in Green Bay's 27-20 loss to Chicago

Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue)
- Tallied five tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in the Patriots' 55-31 win over the Steelers

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue) -
Notched six solo tackles and one pass deflection in the Titans' 28-21 win over the Rams

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern) -
Tallied six solo tackles and one sack in Oakland's 49-20 loss to Philadelphia

Marcus Sherels, CB, Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota)
- Recorded eight tackles, including seven solo, in Minnesota's 27-23 loss to Dallas

Cameron Wake, DE, Miami Dolphins (Penn State) - Notched three sacks and five solo tackles in the Dolphins' 22-20 win over the Bengals

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) -
Recorded four tackles, one sack, one blocked kick and one pass deflection in the Texans' 27-24 loss to the Colts

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin)
- Threw 217 yards on 19-of-26 passing and two touchdowns in Seattle's 27-24 victory over Tampa Bay

LaMarr Woodley, LB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan)
- Posted eight tackles in the Steelers' 55-31 loss to the Patriots

Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders (Michigan) - Tallied eight tackles, including five solo, in Oakland's 49-20 loss to Philadelphia

Wednesday's Schedule

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November 6th
#17 MICHIGAN at ILLINOIS (rv) - 7:30 p.m. ET, BTN

Wednesday's Schedule

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Wednesday, Nov. 6

No. 11 Penn State at No. 9 Akron - 7 p.m. ET

Tuesday's Results

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Tuesday, Nov. 5

Notre Dame 2, Michigan State 0

In The Wrestling Polls

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Ten Big Ten wrestling teams are ranked in the first USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches Poll, with five conference squads earning top-10 status. Penn State and Minnesota top the poll at No. 1 and No. 2, respectively. Iowa is ranked No. 4, followed by No. 7 Illinois, No. 10 Ohio State, No. 12 Nebraska, No. 19 Michigan, No. 20 Wisconsin, No. 21 Northwestern and No. 23 Purdue.

For the complete poll, click here.


The Big Ten led all conference with four players being named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) Oscar Robertson Trophy Preseason Watch List, presented annually to the national player of the year. Michigan's Mitch McGary, Michigan State's Gary Harris and Adreian Payne and Ohio State's Aaron Craft were all named to the preseason list, which was released on Tuesday afternoon.

McGary was named a first-team All-Big Ten preseason honoree in conjunction with Big Ten Basketball media day last week. He became a regular frontcourt starter during the 2013 NCAA Tournament, averaging a double-double during the Wolverines' run to the Final Four.

Harris was tabbed the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year and a first-team All-Big Ten selection. The sophomore guard was the Big Ten Freshman of the Year last season and also collected second-team and All-Freshman team honors in helping the Spartans reach the Sweet 16 for the fifth time in the last six seasons.

Payne claimed first-team All-Big Ten preseason honors after earning second-team All-Big Ten plaudits from the conference's coaches and media in 2012-13. He was among the Big Ten leaders in free-throw percentage (1st, .848), rebounding (3rd, 7.6 rpg) field-goal percentage (6th, .546) and blocked shots (7th, 1.3 bpg) last season.

Craft, who also picked up first-team All-Big Ten preseason honors, was named an All-Big Ten first team performer by the conference's media voters last season. He led Ohio State to the West Regional final, and enters the 2013-14 season as the Big Ten's career active leader in assists (530).   

Michigan's Trey Burke won the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Year award last season. He was selected in the first-round of the 2013 NBA Draft and is in the midst of his rookie season with the Utah Jazz.




OSU's Shazier Named Lott IMPACT Player of the Week

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Ohio State Linebacker Ryan Shazier has been named the Lott IMPACT Player of the Week. The 6-2, 230-pound junior from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida had three tackles for loss, including two sacks, and seven total tackles as the Buckeyes rolled over Purdue, 56-0 last Saturday.  Shazier is one of 20 quarter-finalists for the annual Lott IMPACT Trophy, which will be presented Dec. 8 in Newport Beach, Ca.  The Lott award is the only major college award based on character.  IMPACT stands for Integrity, Maturity, Performance, Academics and Tenacity. Shazier leads Ohio State with 73 tackles this season and has 245 for his career.  He has 11 tackles for losses in 2013 and 33 for his career.

Four Field Hockey Squads Appear in NFHCA Top 20

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Four Big Ten field hockey teams appear in this week's Penn Monto/NFHCA poll, released on Tuesday. Penn State leads ranked conference teams, coming in at No. 6. Northwestern sits at No. 13, followed by No. 18 Michigan and No. 20 Iowa.

For the complete poll, click here.


Monday's Results

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Monday, Nov. 4

MICHIGAN 1, Valparaiso 0

Purdue's Webster Named Ray Guy Award Player of the Week

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Purdue punter Cody Webster was named the Ray Guy Award Player of the Week, the Augusta Sports Council announced on Monday afternoon. Webster had eight punts for 396 yards, an average of 49.5 yards per punt against Ohio State. He booted three inside the 20-yard line with no touchbacks, had a long of 73 yards and finished with a net average of 44.9 yards. Webster is one of eight Big Ten punters on the Ray Guy Award Watch List, with 10 semifinalists announced on Nov. 8.e
Nine Big Ten volleyball squads are ranked or receiving votes in the AVCA Division I Coaches poll, including seven in the top 20. Penn State leads conference teams, coming in at No. 2. Minnesota checks in at No. 9, followed by No. 11 Nebraska, No. 13 Michigan State, No. 14 Purdue, No. 16 Wisconsin and No. 17 Michigan. Illinois and Northwestern are receiving votes.

Click here for the full ranking.


Ohio State's Braxton Miller was named a semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award, given annually to the nation's top quarterback. Miller, who was a finalist for the O'Brien Award last season, has completed 73 percent of his passes for 1,316 yards and 15 touchdowns and only three interceptions, despite missing games due to injury. He has also rushed for 410 yards and two more touchdowns to lead the Buckeyes to a perfect 9-0 start, and 21 straight wins overall. Six players from current Big Ten schools have won the Davey O'Brien Award, most recently when Ohio State's Troy Smith was honored in 2006.

Minnesota, Michigan Claim Top Two Spots in Latest Polls

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Following a weekend off, Minnesota (5-0-1 overall) remains the unanimous choice at No. 1 in the latest versions of both the USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Polls, released on Monday. Joining the Gophers at the top of the rankings is Michigan (6-1-1), which climbed to No. 2 in both polls following a pair of wins at home against Michigan Tech over the weekend. Wisconsin (3-2-1) remains at No. 13 in the USCHO.com Poll and No. 12 in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Poll after posting a win and a tie against then-No. 12/13 Lake Superior.

Monday's Schedule

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Nov. 4-5

NORTHWESTERN at Gifford Intercollegiate

Minnesota's Nelson Named Manning Award "Star of the Week"

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Minnesota's Philip Nelson has been selected as one of eight quarterbacks as "Stars of the Week" by the Manning Award, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl. Nelson completed 16 of 23 passes for a career-best 298 yards and four passing touchdowns, including the game-winning 50-yard scoring toss with just over three minutes to go to lead the Gophers to a road win at 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. Click on this link to vote for the top performer. The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.

Monday's Schedule

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Monday, Nov. 4

Valparaiso at MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET

Northwestern's Budzien Named Semifinalist for Groza Award

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For the second straight season, Northwestern's Jeff Budzien has been named a semifinalist for the Lou Groza National Collegiate Place-Kicker Award, given annually to the nation's top kicker. Budzien is one of five returning semifinalists and has connected on 14 of 16 field goals this season, with a long of 43 yards. Two Big Ten kickers have claimed the Groza Award - Iowa's Nate Kaeding in 2002 and Ohio State's Mike Nugent in 2004.

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
1. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 2.65
3. Rachael Mack, MICH - 2.53

Goals Per Game

2. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 1.12
3. Rachael Mack, MICH - 1.11

Assists Per Game
T6. Laura Gebhart, PSU - 0.71
T23. Audra Heilman, IND - 0.56

Defensive Saves
T14. Dani Hemeon, IOWA - 5
T14. Sydney Supica - 5

Goals Against Average
5. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 1.04
12. Kylie Licata, PSU - 1.29
20. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA - 1.41

Goalie Win-Loss Percentage
T4. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.789
T11. Kylie Licata, PSU - 0.765




 Indiana's Tevin Coleman and Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah were named the Paul Hornung Award Weekly Honor Roll following the 10th week of the season. The Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse, is awarded annually to the most versatile player in major college football. The winner and his family will be honored January 28, 2014, at a banquet presented by KentuckyOne Health at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville. Fans can participate in the selection process by voting online as often as once a day for their favorite player on the Paul Hornung Award Watch List at votepaulhornung.com.  Fan voting, powered by Texas Roadhouse, makes up the 17th vote for the Hornung Award; a national selection committee comprised of 16 sports journalists and former NFL stars will select the winner in early December. 
 
Indiana sophomore running back Tevin Coleman reached the end zone for the 10th time in eight games this season with a 55-yard rush in the fourth quarter as the Hoosiers stormed back from a 22-point deficit and fell short 42-39 to Minnesota. He finished with 108 yards on 14 carries for his third career 100-yard rushing game. He also had a pair of receptions for 51 yards and 22 kick return yards for 181 all-purpose yards. Coleman has scored at least one rushing touchdown in every game this season.
 
Nebraska running back Ameer Abdullah rushed 24 times for 127 yards and added three receptions for 31 yards all on the game-winning drive, including a 16-yard catch and run to convert 4th-and-15 as Nebraska defeated Northwestern 26-23 on a last second Hail Mary play. Abdullah added two kick returns for 39 yards to finish with 197 all-purpose yards. Abdullah pushed his season rushing total to 1,108 yards, the second straight season he has rushed for more than 1,000 yards.
 

Sunday's Results

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Sunday, Nov. 3

No. 23 WISCONSIN 1, No. 25 NORTHWESTERN 0

Three Big Ten Teams in Latest BCS Standings

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Three Big Ten teams appear among the top 25 in the latest Bowl Championship Series (BCS) standings. Ohio State improved to 9-0 on the year to hold steady at No. 4 in the latest BCS poll. Michigan State knocked off Michigan to move to 8-1 and jump five spots to No. 17 in the BCS standings, the Spartans' first top-20 appearance since ranking No. 17 in the final BCS poll of the 2011 campaign. Wisconsin defeated Iowa and stands at 6-2 overall to remain at No. 24 in the BCS rankings.

Sunday's Schedule

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Nov. 3-5

MINNESOTA at Wendy's Kiawah Invitational

WISCONSIN at Wendy's Kiawah Invitational

Sunday's Result

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November 3
MICHIGAN STATE def. American International, 4-0

Sunday's Result

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November 3rd
MICHIGAN def. INDIANA, 4-3

Ohio State's Archie Griffin has been nominated as one of three finalists for the Rose Bowl Game All-Century Class as representatives from the 1970's.  The candidates, as voted by an esteemed panel from the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), are the seventh 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. 

Griffin, the only player ever to win the Heisman Trophy twice, is also one of only two players ever to have started in four consecutive Rose Bowl Games.  The three-time All-American gained a total of 412 yards on 79 carries during his Rose Bowl Game career, including 149 yards in his 1974 appearance.  In his four years at Ohio State, Griffin became the NCAA career rushing leader, with 5,589 yards - a 6.1 average - and gained 100 yards or more in 31 consecutive regular season games.  To this day, he remains the Buckeyes' career rushing leader.  Griffin is synonymous with Ohio State, where he currently serves as CEO and president of the Ohio State Alumni Association.  He was elected into the OSU Hall of Fame and College Football Hall of Fame in 1986 and was a 1990 inductee into the 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. For more information on the 100th Rose Bowl Game, please visit www.tournamentofroses.com

Six Big Ten Teams Receiving Votes in Latest Polls

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Six Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP), USA Today coaches and Harris Interactive polls, including three teams among the top 25. Ohio State improved to 9-0 and won its 21st straight game overall to hold steady at No. 4 in all three rankings. Michigan State knocked off Michigan to move to 8-1 overall and jumped at least five spots in each poll, appearing at No. 18 in the AP and Harris vote and No. 19 in the coaches' estimation. The Spartans are ranked in the top 20 for the first time since Sept. 23 of last season, when they were rated No. 20 by the media and No. 18 by the coaches. Wisconsin earned a road triumph at Iowa to improve to 6-2 on the year and climbed to No. 21 in the AP poll and No. 22 in the USA Today and Harris rankings. Minnesota, Michigan and Nebraska are also receiving votes.

Sunday's Schedule

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November 3
American International at MICHIGAN STATE - 1 p.m., XFINITY Channel 90

All times ET

The Walter Camp Football Foundation announced that Michigan State linebacker Denicos Allen has been named the Football Bowl Subdivision National Defensive Player of the Week, presented by Generation UCAN, for games ending November 2. Allen, a senior from Hamilton, Ohio, recorded nine tackles, including three for losses, and two quarterback sacks as 24th-ranked Michigan State defeated rival Michigan, 29-6.  Allen's play led a Spartan defense that allowed just 168 yards of total offense, including minus-48 yards rushing.  With the win, MSU improved to 8-1, 5-0 in the Big Ten. He is the second MSU player this season to garner Walter Camp Defensive Player of the Week honors, joining defensive end Shilique Calhoun (September 9).  Allen is the third Spartan overall to earn the honor since 2004.

 About the Award: This is the 10th year that the Walter Camp Football Foundation will honor one offensive and one defensive player as its national Football Bowl Subdivision player of the week during the regular season. Recipients are selected by a panel of national media members and administered by the Foundation.

Week 10 Stat Breakdown

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Rushing: Nine Big Ten rushers recorded 100 or more yards on the ground, led by Penn State's Bill Belton with 201 yards with a touchdown during an overtime victory over Illinois. Other Big Ten players to surpass the 100-yard mark were Minnesota's David Cobb (188 yards, one TD), Northwestern's Treyvon Green (149 yards, three TDs), Wisconsin's James White (132 yards, two TDs), Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah (127 yards), Michigan State's Jeremy Langford (120 yards, one TD), the Indiana duo of Stephen Houston (111 yards, one TD) and Tevin Coleman (108 yards, one TD) and Ohio State's Carlos Hyde (111 yards).

Passing: Five Big Ten signal callers threw for more than 230 yards, led by Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase with 321 yards and one touchdown in the overtime loss at Penn State. Other Big Ten quarterbacks with more than 230 yards were Minnesota's Philip Nelson (298 yards, four TDs), Michigan State's Connor Cook (252 yards, one TD), Penn State's Christian Hackenberg (240 yards, one TD) and Ohio State's Braxton Miller (233 yards, four TDs).

Receiving: Five Big Ten players caught 10 or more passes or totaled 90 or more receiving yards, including two players with double-digits in receptions in the Illinois at Penn State game. The Nittany Lions' Allen Robinson led all receivers with 11 catches for 165 yards while the Illini's Spencer Harris hauled in 10 passes for 81 yards. Three Big Ten players joined Robinson with 90 or more yards, including Ohio State's Jeff Heuerman (five catches for 116 yards with one TD), Nebraska's Jeff Westerkamp (four catches for 104 yards with one TD) and Minnesota's Derrick Engel (four catches for 97 yards with two TDs).

Tackles: Thirteen conference standouts finished with 10 or more tackles, led by Penn State's Mike Hull with 13 defensive stops against Illinois. Indiana's Mark Murphy, Iowa's James Morris and Michigan's Raymon Taylor each racked up 12 tackles, while the Hawkeyes duo of Christian Kirksey and John Lowdermilk, the Nittany Lions' Glenn Carson and Purdue's Frankie Williams each collected 11 stops.

Tackles for Loss: Ten Big Ten defenders recorded two or more tackles for loss (TFLs), led by Nebraska's Ciante Evans with 4.5 TFLs, including one sack, against Northwestern. Three conference players collected 3.0 TFLs in the Michigan State duo of Denicos Allen (two sacks) and Shilique Calhoun (2.5 sacks) and Ohio State's Ryan Shazier (two sacks). Michigan's Frank Clark and Michigan State's Ed Davis (2.5 sacks) both produced 2.5 TFLs.

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Saturday, Nov. 2

OHIO STATE 1, No. 9 PENN STATE 0

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Saturday, Nov. 2

IOWA 2, PURDUE 0

WISCONSIN 3, NORTHWESTERN 0

MICHIGAN 2, OHIO STATE 0

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November 2
#4/4 MICHIGAN def. Michigan Tech, 2-1
OHIO STATE def. #20/rv Minnesota Duluth, 4-2
#13/12 WISCONSIN def. #12/13 Lake Superior, 8-1

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November 2nd
#10 MINNESOTA def. INDIANA, 3-0
ILLINOIS (rv) def. IOWA, 3-0
#17 MICHIGAN def. OHIO STATE (rv), 3-2
#16 PURDUE def. #15 WISCONSIN, 3-2
#2 PENN STATE def. #14 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-0
#11 NEBRASKA def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-2

Sunday's Schedule

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November 3rd
INDIANA at MICHIGAN - Noon ET

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