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Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a Super Bowl commercial that features a former Big Ten football player.
The Big Ten came out with its all-league teams. And, as you would suspect, some of the choices raised eyebrows. So, let’s start daily links there. I love Wisconsin’s Chris Borland, who was picked as the league’s top linebacker. But Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier had better numbers. Production should mean something, right?
The Big Ten announced its postseason volleyball awards on Tuesday, with players from four schools earning recognition. Nebraska’s Kelsey Robinson has been named the Big Ten Player of the Year, while Michigan State’s Kori Moster and Wisconsin’s Lauren Carlini were tabbed Defensive Player and Freshman of the Year, respectively. Penn State’s Micha Hancock earned Setter of the Year honors, and Nittany Lion head coach Russ Rose was tabbed Coach of the Year by Big Ten coaches and media.
Today, Tuesday, Dec. 3, is the second annual #GivingTuesday, a national day to kick off “giving season.” People all over the country will take a moment in the midst of their holiday spending to give time or money to those in need.
The 2013 All-Big Ten Football Teams were announced Monday night on BTN. Dave Revsine hosted the 60-minute special that included analysis from Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. See both of the teams in this post. Earlier Monday, BTN.com released its 2013 All-Big Ten teams.
The Big Ten not only released its 2013 All-Big Ten Football Teams on Monday night, it also awarded 12 of its 17 individual trophies. The remaining five will be announced Tuesday night on BTN/BTN2Go. See all the 2013 trophy winners in this post.
It’s that time of year again, when the powers of the Midwest exert their basketball dominance over the Atlantic Coasters. Or at least that’s been the story in recent years, with the Big Ten taking three of the last four Challenges (last season was an unsatisfying tie). We won’t talk about what happened in the 10 prior Challenges.