Braxton Miller received his second consecutive Chicago Tribune Silver Football, awarded to the Big Ten’s top football player, during a timeout in the first half of Ohio State’s basketball game vs. Northwestern on Wednesday night. Miller, who will be a senior in the fall, will try to become the first three-time winner of the award in his final season. Watch the presentation in this post.
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No. 24 Ohio State rolled by Northwestern, 76-60, and Illinois dropped Minnesota, 62-49, in our latest Super Wednesday doubleheader, presented by Buffalo Wild Wings.
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Indiana held its second press conference in less than 24 hours Wednesday afternoon, this time to update the media on what engineers found after inspecting the Assembly Hall roof. On Tuesday, a metal facing fell from the roof and forced the Hoosiers to postpone their game vs. Iowa. The culprit was just what Glass and others figured: snow and ice on the roof. Watch Glass explain what happened in this video.
Gonna reach into my mailbag. Let’s start with my survey of Big Ten writers from last week in which I asked them what they thought was the most intimidating home-court edge in the Big Ten. The consensus among the writers I polled said Michigan State’s Breslin Center was the most intimidating.
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Former Nebraska forward Brandon Ubel experienced a lot during his time as a Husker. Not only did Nebraska move from the Big 12 to the Big Ten midway through his career, he played his final season for Tim Miles after spending the first three years under Doc Sadler. As a result, Ubel has an interesting perspective on Nebraska’s sooner-than-expected turnaround season. See my Twitter Q&A with him in this post.
The Big Ten features many dynamic newcomers who have had a profound impact on the conference this season. Indiana’s Noah Vonleh, Nebraska’s Terran Petteway and Michigan’s Derrick Walton, Jr., among others. Minnesota’s DeAndre Mathieu also belongs in the conversation.