When Phil Steele posts anything about college football, people read it and respect it. His 2012 Preaseason All-Big Ten Team is no exception. Steele released his Big Ten and SEC preseason teams Wednesday, and you can see them here. Two-time reigning Big Ten champ Wisconsin boasts the most first-team honorees (7), while Michigan State features the most overall honorees (16).
The linebacking spot may be the most talented of any position on defense in the Big Ten in 2012. Wisconsin’s Chris Borland and Mike Taylor; Michigan State’s Denicos Allen; Illinois’ Jonathan Brown; Penn State’s Gerald Hodges all are back after earning either first- or second-team All-Big Ten accolades in 2011.
Northwestern head women’s lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Amonte Hiller, winner of eight NCAA championships as a player at Maryland and a coach at Northwestern, will be inducted in honor of her tremendous career as a player, which included back-to-back national player of the year awards while playing for two NCAA title-winning teams at Maryland in 1995 and 1996. Read more at NUsports.com.
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Ohio State is poised for a top 5 finish in this year’s Director’s Cup, this after finishing No. 2 in 2010-11, and the Ohio State athletic department is about to reward its student-athletes for their success in the classroom. On Wednesday, the school announced it will start providing its student-athletes with iPads this fall.
Spring football practice ended about a month ago, but IlliniProductionsHD recently published a great video of Illinois running backs coach and special team coordinator Tim Salem mic’d up during the spring. Salem, who spent the past eight seasons at Central Florida, was a natural in the segment. Watch the video in this post.
Each week of the college football season offers a variety of games for fans to watch. I’m taking a super-early look at each week of the Big Ten season as a way to preview the 2012 campaign. Find my Week 2 schedule analysis in this post. Here’s Week 1, if you missed it.