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Penn State standout John Urschel was named the recipient of the prestigious William V. Campbell Trophy on Tuesday night at the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame’s 56th annual celebration of college football.
Head coaches get plenty of accolades and awards. The players? They have myriad trophies they can win and postseason all-league teams they can be named to. But what about the assistant coaches? It’s time to shine the spotlight on the guys at heart of every program’s engine.
Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg was Big Ten Freshman of the Year last week. And, he’s the headliner on the 2013 BTN.com All-Freshman Team. Led by Hackenberg, Penn State has five players on the squad, pacing all schools. Nebraska has four.
On Monday, the 12 Big Ten men’s basketball coaches joined the Big Ten teleconference to discuss non-conference action and look ahead to conference play, which tips off on New Year’s Eve. We’ve posted the audio for each coach on the call here, and will do so again when weekly calls begin in January.
The Big Ten wrestling season is just a month old, but BTN analyst Jim Gibbons already is looking forward to the Big Ten Championships. We had Gibbons recently look into his crystal ball and offer his picks to win each and every weight class at the Big Ten Championships, held March 8-9 in Madison. Watch Gibbons’ early championship picks in this post.
Three-time defending NCAA champion Penn State welcomed intrastate rival Pittsburgh to a sold-out Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday and came away with a rousing 28-9 victory. Despite a developing snow storm, the dual meet was wrestled in front of 15,996 fans, setting a new NCAA all-time dual meet record and a new record for a Penn State Athletics event in the BJC.