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Friday's Schedule

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

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

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 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.
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.

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.

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

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.

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