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The regular season is over. All that’s left is the Big Ten title game, which could alter the Big Ten bowl projections at the top of the pecking order.
(AP) Michigan coach Brady Hoke says he expects junior Devin Gardner to get a fifth year of eligibility. Hoke says documentation for Gardner’s medical-redshirt request is being sent to the Big Ten.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema understands a lot of people believe his Badgers don’t deserve to be playing in the Big Ten championship game. Asked if he’s insulted by the sentiment, he says he’s not.
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It’s time for my final regular season Big Ten Player Rankings. This week, Le’Veon Bell and Jordan Hill reenter the list following jaw-dropping individual performances. See all the latest changes in this post. Remember, this feature ranks the Big Ten’s top six offensive and defensive players. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa.
BTN presents the live announcement of both coaches’ and media All-Big Ten teams during Monday’s “All-Conference Selection Show” at 7 p.m. ET. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Chris Martin appear on the 60-minute show, which will feature several interviews with selected winners.
Suffice it to say, 2012 wasn’t a banner year for Iowa. The 4-8 Hawkeyes are coming off the program’s worst season since 2000 and are riding a six-game losing skein. There will be no bowl for the first time since 2007. So, Iowa now points to winter conditioning and prep work for 2013. What’s next? Read about that and other juicy items in my daily links.