The Big Ten office released its Week 2 players of the week on Monday morning. Check out all four of the honorees, plus watch their video highlights, here.
Nebraska safety Nate Gerry was ejected from the Huskers’ game vs. Iowa today after being called for targeting following a big collision with Iowa wide receiver Tevaun Smith. With just under 3:00 remaining in the first half, Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard threw a pass for Smith that sailed over his head. When Smith dove for the pass, Gerry came in and made helmet-to-helmet contact in what resulted in a vicious collision. Fortunately for Smith, he was able to get up and come back to the field shortly after the hit. The referees reviewed the play and ruled that it was
This time last year, few knew who Devin Funchess of Michigan was. Ditto David Santos of Nebraska, Jason Spriggs of Indiana and Mason Monheim of Illinois. But by the end of November, each of these true freshmen had made a name for himself. In fact, I tabbed them on my 2012 Big Ten All-Freshman Team. So, who will I honor three months from now on my 2013 Big Ten All-Freshman Team? Following is a look at one true freshman from each school who could excel this fall and subsequently be honored. Illinois QB Aaron Bailey. There is plenty of opportunity