BTN.com staff, November 26, 2011
BTN will present the exclusive, live announcement of several Big Ten football awards during the All-Conference Selection Special at 7:30 p.m. ET on Monday. For the fifth straight year, Dave Revsine will host the show, alongside analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. Select award winners will be interviewed during the 60-minute program.
The show will reveal the All-Big Ten teams as selected by both the coaches and the media. The Big Ten will also debut an enhanced football awards program, with 17 end-of-season honors bearing the names of some of the greatest players in conference history. Ten individual position trophies will be unveiled on the BTN?s All-Conference Selection Special, including the Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year, Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year, Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year, Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year, Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year, Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year, Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year, Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year, Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year and Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year.
The Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award and the Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award will be announced via press release by the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday. The Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year, Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year (coaches vote), Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote) and Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year will be announced via press release by the Big Ten Conference on Wednesday.