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Saturday's Schedule

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NCAA Championship First Round
MICHIGAN STATE vs. Ohio - 2:30 p.m. (Lexington, Ky.)

NCAA Championship Second Round
#13 ILLINOIS vs. Marquette - 8 p.m. (Champaign, Ill.)
#10 MINNESOTA vs. Colorado - 8 p.m. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
#8 NEBRASKA vs. Oregon - 8 p.m. (Lincoln, Neb.)
#2 PENN STATE vs. Utah - 7:30 p.m.
PURDUE vs. #4 Missouri - 8:30 p.m. (Columbia, Mo.)
#12 WISCONSIN vs. California - 7 p.m. (Madison, Wis.)

All times are ET

Friday's Results

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NCAA Championship First Round
PURDUE def. Central Arkansas, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. LIU Brooklyn, 3-0
#13 ILLINOIS def. Morehead State, 3-0
LSU def. MICHIGAN, 3-2
#10 MINNESOTA def. Radford, 3-0
#8 NEBRASKA def. Fairfield, 3-0
#12 WISCONSIN def. Milwaukee, 3-0

Friday's Schedule

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NCAA Championship First Round
Ohio vs. MICHIGAN STATE - 5 p.m. (Lexington, Ky.)
Central Arkansas vs. PURDUE - 5:30 p.m. (Columbia, Mo.)
LIU Brooklyn vs. #2 PENN STATE - 7:30 p.m. (University Park, Pa.)
Morehead State at #13 ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. (Champaign, Ill.)
LSU vs. MICHIGAN - 8 p.m. (Seattle, Wash.)
Radford vs. #10 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m. (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Fairfield vs. #8 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. (Lincoln, Neb.)
Milwaukee vs. #12 WISCONSIN - 8:30 p.m. (Madison, Wis,)

All times are ET

Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun was named a finalist for the 2013 Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award, which honors the nation's top defensive end. Calhoun, the 2013 Big Ten Defensive Lineman of the Year, registered a team-high seven sacks, 13.5 tackles for loss and 17 quarterback hurries through the end of the regular season. He has forced two fumbles, recovered four and returned two of those for touchdowns. Calhoun also added a 56-yard interception return for a touchdown, giving him three scores this season.

This year's winner will be announced Wednesday, Dec. 11. Two Big Ten standouts have won the Hendricks Award - Michigan's LaMarr Woodley in 2006 and Illinois' Whitney Mercilus in 2011.

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Seventeen Big Ten student-athletes in six different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Dec. 2nd. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Basketball
Player of the Week -Rayvonte Rice, ILL
Freshman of the Week - Zak Irvin, MICH

Women's Basketball
Player & Freshman of the Week - Nia Coffey, NU
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Melissa Dixon, IOWA; Rachel Banham, MINN; Taylor Wurtz, WIS

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Tre Roberson, IND
Defensive Player of the Week - Christian Kirksey, IOWA
Special Teams Player of the Week - Jeff Budzien, NU
Freshman of the Week - Christian Hackenberg, PSU

Hockey
First Star - Seth Ambroz, MINN
Second Star - JT Compher, MICH
Third Star - Mac Bennett, MICH

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Lauren Wicinski, MSU
Defensive Player & Freshman of the Week - Hannah Tapp, MINN
Setter of the Week - Micha Hancock, PSU

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - Scott Schiller, MINN

Twenty-four Big Ten women's soccer players were named to the NCAA Division I Women's All-Great Lakes Region team, including 10 on the first team.

Illinois' Jannelle Flaws was named to the first team, while Vanessa DiBernardo was a second-team all-region pick. The Illini advanced to the "Sweet 16" of the NCAA Tournament and finished the season with an 11-9-3 mark.

Indiana's Lisa Nouanesengsy was a first-team selection after accumulating 25 points this season, including 11 goals and three assists, while Rebecca Candler was named to the third team. The Hoosiers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished the season with a 15-7-1 record.

Melanie Pickert and Cloe Lacasse of Iowa were both named second-team all-region, while Alex Melin was a third-team pick. It marked the first time in program history that three players have garnered all-region honors.

Michigan's Shelina Zadorsky, Holly Hein, Meghan Toohey and Nkem Ezurike were all first team choices, marking the second consecutive year that four Wolverine players were named to the all-region team. Michigan allowed just 10 goals during the season, finishing with an 18-4-1 mark.

Mary-Katherine Fiebernitz of Michigan State was named to the Great Lakes All-Region third team after scoring a team-best six goals. The Spartans finished the season with a 9-8-2 record.

Minnesota's Tarah Hobbs and Katie Thyken were named second-team all-region after finishing the season with an 11-8-2 record. Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year, Hobbs led the conference with 122 saves. Thyken scored seven goals and collected three assists.

Nebraska's Emma Stevens and Ari Romero were first-team all-region picks, while Jordan Jackson and Jaycie Johnson were named to the second team. The Cornhuskers won the Big Ten Tournament and the Big Ten Championship, ending their campaign with a 19-4-1 record.

Penn State's Taylor Schram and Maya Hayes were first team selections, Whitney Church and Mallory Weber were second team picks, and Raquel Rodriguez was named to the all-region third team. The Nittany Lions advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished their season with a 15-7-1 mark.

Wisconsin's Rose Lavelle, the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, was a third-team all-region honoree. She scored six goals and tallied seven assists, helping the Badgers finish the season with a 10-7-2 mark.

All 24 players have a chance to be named to the All-America team, which will be announced on Dec. 6.

NCAA Division I Women's All-Great Lakes Region
First Team
Jannelle Flaws, ILL
Lisa Nouanesengsy, IND
Nkem Ezurike, MICH
Holly Hein, MICH
Meghan Toohey, MICH
Shelina Zadorski, MICH
Ari Romero, NEB
Emma Stevens, NEB
Maya Hayes, PSU
Taylor Schram, PSU

Second Team
Vanessa DiBernardo, ILL
Cloe Lacasse, IOWA
Melanie Pickert, IOWA
Tarah Hobbs, MINN
Katie Thyken, MINN
Jordan Jackson, NEB
Jaycie Johnson, NEB
Whitney Church, PSU
Mallory Weber, PSU

Third Team
Rebecca Candler, IND
Alex Melin, IOWA
Mary-Katherine Fiebernitz, MSU
Raquel Rodriguez, PSU
Rose Lavelle, WIS

Michigan's Nkem Ezurike and Penn State's Maya Hayes were both named semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy, given to the nation's top college women's soccer player. Ezurike finished the season with 14 goals and 10 assists - she now has a school record 49 career goals and 118 total points. She started all 23 matches and was a first-team All-Big Ten selection. Hayes, who finished her senior campaign with 19 goals and six assists, started all 23 matches, was a first-team All-Big Ten selection, and helped lead the Nittany Lions to their 19th consecutive NCAA Tournament.

The MAC Hermann Trophy finalists will be named on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Wisconsin's AJ Cochran was named one of 15 semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy, given to the nation's top college men's soccer player. The Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year led a back line that held opposing teams to just 1.29 goals per game. Cochran, who also scored three goals, started all 21 games and was a first-team All-Big Ten selection.

The MAC Hermann Trophy finalists will be named on Thursday, Dec. 12.

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 13

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Mike Adams, S, Denver Broncos (Ohio State) - Recorded six solo tackles and one pass deflection in the Broncos' 35-28 defeat of the Chiefs

Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska)
- Recorded five tackles and one pass deflection in the Giants' 24-17 win over the Redskins

Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis Colts (Iowa) - Notched five tackles, including four solo, in the Colts' 22-14 win over the Titans

Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks (Purdue) - Collected one sack, one forced fumble and one tackle in Seattle's 34-7 win over New Orleans

Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos (Wisconsin) - Carried the ball 13 times for 117 yards in the Broncos' 35-28 victory over the Chiefs

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan State) -
Ran for 73 yards and a touchdown, along with grabbing seven receptions for 63 yards, in Pittsburgh's 22-20 loss to Baltimore

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State)
- Led the team with 11 tackles, including 10 solo, in the 49ers' 23-13 win over the Rams

Nick Bowman, CB, Chicago Bears (Nebraska)
- Registered seven tackles, including six solo, in the Bears' 23-20 loss to the Vikings

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan)
- Threw for 371 yards on 29-for-41 passing and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 34-41 victory over the Texans

Alan Branch, DL, Buffalo Bills (Michigan) - Recorded nine tackles, including six solo, in the Bills' 34-31 loss to the Falcons

Jonathan Casillas, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Wisconsin) - Registered seven tackles in Tampa Bay's 27-6 loss to Carolina

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Collected nine tackles, one interception and one pass deflection in the Buccaneers' 27-6 loss to the Panthers

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota)
- Caught eight passes for 174 yards and four touchdowns in the Broncos' 35-28 win over the Chiefs

Bradley Fletcher, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Iowa)
- Registered five solo tackles and two pass deflections in the Eagles' 24-21 victory over the Cardinals

Ted Ginn, WR, Carolina Panthers (Ohio State)
- Caught two passes for 47 yards and scored one touchdown in Carolina's 27-6 win over Tampa Bay

Brandon Graham, LB, Philadelphia Eagles (Michigan)
- Tallied three tackles and two sacks in the Eagles' 24-21 defeat of the Cardinals

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa)
- Tied for the team-lead with 10 tackles, including six solo and two for loss, as well as a sack in Minnesota's 23-20 defeat of Chicago

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan) - Registered 13 tackles, including seven solo and one for loss, in the Jets' 23-3 loss to the Dolphins

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Registered nine catches for 127 yards and one touchdown in the Dolphins' 23-3 defeat of the Jets

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Led the team with 12 tackles, including eight solo, in the Packers' 40-10 loss to the Lions

Junior Hemingway, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (Michigan) - Reeled in three passes for 42 yards and a touchdown catch in the Chiefs 35-28 loss to the Broncos

Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers (Ohio State) - Registered seven tackles in Pittsburgh's 22-20 loss to Baltimore

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State) - Recorded 10 tackles, including seven solo, in the Saints' 34-7 loss to the Seahawks

Karl Klug, DE, Tennessee Titans (Iowa) - Recorded four tackles, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass deflection in the Titans' 22-14 loss to the Colts

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State) - Notched nine tackles, including six solo, in the Rams' 23-13 loss to the 49ers

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Tallied five tackles, one interception and one pass deflection in the Lions' 40-10 win over the Packers

Brandon Meyers, TE, New York Giants (Iowa) - Reeled in five passes for 61 yards and a touchdown reception in the Giants' 24-17 victory over the Redskins

Tracy Porter, CB, Oakland Raiders (Indiana) - Tallied eight tackles, including seven solo and one for loss, and a pass deflection in Oakland's 31-24 loss to Dallas

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Led the team with 11 tackles, including seven solo, one pass deflection and an assisted sack in the Jaguars' 32-28 win over the Browns

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue) - Notched five solo tackles, one interception and one pass deflection in Tennessee's 22-14 loss to Indianapolis

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern) - Registered a team-high 11 tackles, including 10 solo, two sacks and one forced fumble in the Raiders' 31-24 win over the Cowboys

Matt Shaughnessy, LB, Arizona Cardinals (Wisconsin) - Recorded seven solo tackles and one sack in Arizona's 24-21 loss to Philadelphia

Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions (Nebraska) - Collected one sack, one pass deflection and four tackles in the Lions' 40-10 win over the Packers

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Registered five solo tackles and one pass deflection in Houston's 34-31 loss to New England

Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State) - Recorded nine tackles, including seven solo, in San Francisco's 23-13 victory over St. Louis

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 310 yards on 22-of-30 passing and three touchdowns in Seattle's 34-7 win over New Orleans

Corey Wootton, DE, Chicago Bears (Northwestern) - Notched two pass deflections, three tackles and an assisted sack in Chicago's 23-20 loss to Minnesota

National Statistics Roundup

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Numerous Big Ten standouts appear among the top 25 of the final NCAA statistical leaders of 2013. 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
3. Rachael Mack, MICH - 2.40
19. Abby Barker, MSU - 1.90

Goals Per Game

3. Rachael Mack, MICH - 1.05
4. Natalie Cafone, IOWA - 1.05
10. Abby Barker, MSU - 0.90

Assists Per Game
3. Laura Gebhart, PSU - 0.74
14. Audra Heilman, IND - 0.58

Defensive Saves
T15. Dani Hemeon, IOWA - 5
T15. Sydney Supica - 5

Goals Against Average
5. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 1.14
24. Kylie Licata, PSU - 1.61
25. Kelsey Boyce, IOWA - 1.63

Goalie Win-Loss Percentage
T9. Maddy Carpenter, NU - 0.750
T16. Kylie Licata, PSU - 0.684
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