Each Monday on Big Ten Breakdown at 7 p.m. ET, our Howard Griffith and Chris Martin select their stars from the past weekend of football. Martin’s choice is named “On the Corner” while Griffith chooses one “Howard’s Hero.” Now it’s time for you to nominate your own Big Ten player of the week, and be sure to back up your nomination with Big Ten stats. Tonight we break down the amazing comeback for Iowa, examine Nebraska’s offense, and talk to Duane Bennett.
The Big Ten Conference released its weekly volleyball honors Monday. Three schools are represented, including two Ohio State representatives for the second consecutive week. Check out all the honorees here.
Some day it will be the answer to a trivia question. The Nebraska soccer team carded the school’s first Big Ten victory in its opening Big Ten Conference event Sunday afternoon. The Huskers, led by Morgan Marlborough’s hat trick, took down Northwestern, 3-1, at Nebraska Soccer Field (read the Huskers.com recap). It was a dramatic way for Nebraska to open its Big Ten career, but it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise, as the Huskers are 16-1-0 in conference openers, all in the Big 12.
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Every week during the college football season, Brent Yarina posts his latest Big Ten Power Rankings. Week 3 saw the Big Ten go 9-3, including Illinois’ 17-14 victory over No. 18 Arizona State. As for the power rankings, they are not meant to mimic the Big Ten standings. What fun would that be? They aren’t scientific, either. They’re simply Brent’s thoughts on where each Big Ten team stands after its latest game and entering its next contest. Agree? Disagree? Tweet @BTNBrentYarina.
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The latest AP and Coaches’ polls were released Sunday, and there are four Big Ten teams ranked in each poll. Wisconsin (3-0) is the highest Big Ten team in both polls, at No. 6 and No. 7, respectively. Nebraska (No. 9), Michigan (No. 22) and Illinois (No. 24) join the Badgers in the AP Poll, which dropped Michigan State and Ohio State out of the poll, while Nebraska (No. 9), Michigan (No. 21) and Michigan State (No. 23) round out the Coaches’ Poll, which also dropped Ohio State.
The University of Iowa field hockey team defeated Missouri State, 10-2, Sunday at Grant Field. The 12th-ranked Hawkeyes move to 7-1 with the victory and extend their winning streak to six games. Iowa has outscored its opponents 32-6 during its win streak. The 10 goals against Missouri State mark the most the Hawkeyes have scored in a game since defeating Saint Louis, 12-0, on Sept. 19, 2009. Watch our video recap of the Iowa victory now.
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