Each Monday on Big Ten Breakdown at 7 p.m. ET our football experts Howard Griffith and Chris Martin select their stars from the past weekend of football. Martin’s choice is named “On the Corner” while Griffith’s 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.
The Big Ten Conference announced the three players of the week after a wild and exciting weekend of football. Offensive honors went to Michigan’s Denard Robinson, who led the Wolverines to 28 fourth-quarter points, including two touchdowns in the final 1:12, in a 35-31 win over Notre Dame. The star quarterback accounted for 446 of Michigan’s 452 total yards and had a hand in all five of the team’s touchdowns. See all the honorees inside.
The Big Ten Conference released its weekly volleyball honors Monday. Three schools are represented, including Ohio State. Check out all the honorees here.
Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill, who suffered a seizure on the sideline in the final seconds of the team’s 28-21 loss Saturday, continued to show signs of improvement Sunday and is resting comfortably at a hospital, according to StarTribune.com and GopherSports.com. Kill, in his first season with the Gophers, has had similar seizures previously in recent years and has always made a full recovery. School officials said the seizure was the result of his medication related to his kidney cancer, along with dehydration on a warm, sunny day.
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Every week during the college football season, Brent Yarina posts his latest Big Ten Power Rankings. It was a rough Week 2 for the Big Ten, as the conference struggled to a 7-5 record. 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 Big Ten has no shortage of respected and successful football and men’s basketball coaches. Both of the conference’s sports boast a who’s who of the modern day coaching world. From Tom Izzo to Joe Paterno, the names are legendary and iconic. But what about when you consider the nation’s best football and men’s basketball coaching duos? The Big Ten is deep there, too. Rivals.com considered the topic Sunday, and all four writers mentioned Big Ten duos in their answers. Read the article here.
The University of Iowa women’s soccer team continued its success Sunday, improving to 7-0 with a 5-0 shutout over South Dakota. The Iowa offense was relentless for the entirety of the game, keeping possession in the front third for much of the game. In the opening minutes of play, South Dakota’s freshman goalkeeper Mackenzie Viktor fended off shots from Kat Lewis, Cloe Lacasse and Jade Grimm. Viktor was able to make stops on the quick attack initially, but committed an own goal after a corner kick by senior Morgan Showalter in the 15th minute of the game to give Iowa the early lead.