WEEKLY RELEASE - AUGUST 26, 2013

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BIG TEN FOOTBALL

2013 CONFERENCE & OVERALL STANDINGS
LEGENDS DIVISION
W-L Iowa 0-0 Michigan 0-0 Michigan State 0-0 Minnesota 0-0 Nebraska 0-0 Northwestern 0-0 Conference Games PCT H A .000 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 Div. 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Strk L6 L1 W1 L2 W6 W2 W-L 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 PCT .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 All Games H A 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 N Top 25^ 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 Strk L6 L2 W2 L3 L2 W3

TOP STORIES
• Big Ten set to kick off 118th season when teams begin play Aug. 29, 30 or 31. • Conference teams aim for trip to Pasadena, which hosts 100th Rose Bowl Game and BCS Na onal Championship Game. • Seven conference teams are ranked or receiving votes in the preseason polls. • More than 70 Big Ten student-athletes named to preseason watch lists. • Big Ten returns 30 All-Conference performers from 2012.

LEADERS DIVISION
Illinois Indiana Ohio State Penn State* Purdue Wisconsin
^ AP or USA Today

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All Games W-L PCT H A 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0

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WEEK 1 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, AUG. 29 Indiana State at INDIANA 7 p.m. ET - BTN UNLV at MINNESOTA 7 p.m. ET - BTN FRIDAY, AUG. 30 Western Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE 8 p.m. ET - BTN SATURDAY, AUG. 31 Southern Illinois at ILLINOIS Noon ET - BTN Northern Illinois at IOWA 3:30 p.m. ET - BTN Central Michigan at #17/17 MICHIGAN 3:30 p.m. ET - BTN Wyoming at #18/18 NEBRASKA 8 p.m. ET - BTN #22/22 NORTHWESTERN at California 10:30 p.m. ET - ESPN2 Buffalo at #2/2 OHIO STATE Noon ET - ESPN2 PENN STATE vs. Syracuse (East Rutherford, N.J.) 3:30 p.m. ET - ABC (regional); ESPN2 (outer market) PURDUE at Cincinna Noon ET - ESPNU Massachuse s at #23/23 WISCONSIN Noon ET - BTN Rankings: AP/USA Today

* Ineligible for postseason play

BIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
The Season is Here: The Big Ten will kick off its 118th season of football this week as all 12 programs open the 2013 slate. Two conference programs open the new year on Thursday as Indiana will host in-state rival Indiana State and Minnesota welcomes UNLV, both televised at 7 p.m. ET by BTN. The network will also carry Michigan State’s opener against Western Michigan on Friday at 8 p.m. ET, while the remaining nine Big Ten squads begin the season on Saturday. The complete opening weekend schedule appears to the right. Centennial Season: The Rose Bowl Game and the Tournament of Roses will celebrate 100 years of “The Grandadday of Them All” at the 2014 Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena on January 1. First contested in 1902, the Rose Bowl Game will kick at its traditional 5:10 p.m. ET time slot and feature teams from the Big Ten and Pac-12. The Tournament of Roses will also host the final installation of the Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game on January 6. Current Big Ten programs have appeared in all but two Rose Bowl Games since 1946. The Highest Honor: This season, the Big Ten will distribute the 100th Medal of Honor, which pays tribute to outstanding senior student-athletes who demonstrate excellence in both academics and athletics. The conference annually honors two individuals from each campus with the Big Ten Medal of Honor, including 2012 recipient John Urschel of Penn State, who returns to the Nittany Lions for his final season. Urschel was an Academic All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten honoree last year on the Nittany Lion offensive line. He spoke on behalf of the assembled student-athletes at the 42nd annual Big Ten Kickoff Luncheon on Thursday, July 25, where he received a standing ovation. Big Ten Football Championship Game: The third annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will once again determine the Big Ten Champion and send one conference representative to play in the Rose Bowl Game or Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game. The 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game will be broadcast at 8:17 p.m. ET by FOX on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Wisconsin was victorious in the first two conference championship contests, knocking off Michigan State in 2011 before defeating Nebraska a season ago. Where We Rank: Seven Big Ten programs are receiving votes in the preseason rankings released by the Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches groups. Ohio State is the highest ranked conference squad, appearing at No. 2 in both standings, the highest ranking for a conference team in the preseason polls since the Buckeyes were second entering the 2010 season. Four other conference teams appear in the top 25 of the polls - No. 17/17 Michigan (AP/USA Today), No. 18/18 Nebraska, No. 22/22 Northwestern and No. 23/23 Wisconsin. Michigan State is receiving votes from both groups, while Penn State is also receiving votes in the AP poll.

B1G Moments in Rose Bowl History
An es mated 8,500 fans packed Tournament Park, where Michigan capped an undefeated season in the first Rose Bowl Game. Michigan totaled 527 yards rushing in the win over Stanford, led by leading rusher Willie Heston, who finished with 170 yards on 18 carries. Neil Snow scored five touchdowns in the victory.

Jan. 1, 1902 Michigan 49 Stanford 0

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. A Big Ten team appears in the top five of the preseason polls released in football, men’s and women’s soccer and volleyball, including Indiana (No. 1 in men’s soccer), Ohio State (No. 2 in football) and Penn State (No. 2 in volleyball, No. 4 in women’s soccer).

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BIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
Big Ten Watch Lists: More than 70 conference standouts appear on at least 17 preseason watch lists that were announced during the course of the summer. Five or more players appear on 12 of the national watch lists, including the Bednarik, Biletnikoff, Butkus, Doak Walker, Hornung, Maxwell, Thorpe and Walter Camp awards and the Lombardi, Nagurski, Outland and Rimington trophies. For a full list of Big Ten players named to preseason watch lists, turn to Page 5 of this release. On Watch: The conference announced its third annual football Players to Watch list, with 10 players earning preseason recognition at Big Ten Football Media Days. The preseason Players to Watch list is selected by a media panel and consists of five student-athletes each from the Legends Division and Leaders Division. Representing the Legends Division are Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner and offensive tackle Taylor Lewan, Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough, Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez and Northwestern running back Venric Mark. A unanimous selection, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller is one of three Buckeyes named to the Leaders Division Players to Watch list. Buckeye cornerback Bradley Roby and linebacker Ryan Shazier, Penn State wide receiver Allen Robinson and Wisconsin linebacker Chris Borland round out the division’s honorees. Borland, Lewan and Miller were named to the Big Ten Football Players to Watch list for the second straight season. Back Four More: Wisconsin enters the 2013 season seeking its fourth consecutive Big Ten Championship. The Badgers shared the title in 2010 before winning the first two Big Ten Football Championship Games in 2011 and 2012 to give them three straight titles for the first time in school history. Wisconsin has now won 14 Big Ten Championships and is looking to join Michigan and Ohio State as the third Big Ten program to win four straight conference titles. The Buckeyes were the most recent team to accomplish that feat, earning at least a share of five straight titles from 2005 to 2009. In total, two programs have combined to win four or more consecutive Big Ten Championships on seven occasions, five times by Michigan and twice by Ohio State. A Dozen and Counting: Ohio State begins the 2013 campaign with the nation’s longest active winning streak after producing a perfect 12-0 record last season. The Buckeyes’ string of 12 straight triumphs is the longest winning streak by a Big Ten team since Iowa won 13 straight games during the 2008 and 2009 seasons. Wisconsin won 14 straight games from 2006-07, while Ohio State claimed 19 straight victories from 2005-06. In program history, the Buckeyes have won a dozen or more games eight times, including a team-high 22 straight victories from 1967-69. The 12-straight wins is the fourth-longest of coach Urban Meyer’s career. An Offensive Trend: For the fourth consecutive season, the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year is back to defend his award as Ohio State’s Braxton Miller returns for his junior season after being named the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year. Wisconsin running back John Clay was tabbed the conference’s top offensive player as a sophomore in 2009 and returned for his junior season. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson claimed Offensive Player of the Year laurels as a sophomore in 2010 and played two more seasons, setting the NCAA career record for rushing yards by a signal caller. Badgers running back Montee Ball claimed the top offensive honor as a junior in 2011 and returned last season to set NCAA career records for points, total touchdowns and rushing touchdowns. Double Dip: Ohio State’s Braxton Miller enters the 2013 season with the chance to become just the second player to earn Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year honors in back-to-back seasons, joining former Indiana tailback Anthony Thompson (198889). Including Thompson, just four players have successfully defended their Player of the Year award. Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis won consecutive Defensive Player of the Year awards in 2007 and 2008, while Northwestern linebacker Pat Fitzgerald earned the same honor in 1995 and 1996. Illinois linebacker Dana Howard was tabbed the conference’s top defensive player in 1993 and 1994. Other two-time Big Ten Players of the Year include Michigan State running back Lorenzo White (1985, 1987) and Purdue quarterback Drew Brees (1998, 2000).

BIG TEN PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Big Ten Player of the Week announcements will begin on Monday, Sept. 2. Career Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Player and single-season Freshman of the Week leaders are below. OFFENSE (began 1987) 9 Ron Dayne, RB, WIS 1996-99 Denard Robinson, QB, MICH 2009-12 8 Drew Brees, QB, PUR 1997-00 6 Anthony Thompson, RB, IND 1986-89 Antwaan Randle El, QB, IND 1998-01 Troy Smith, QB, OSU 2003-06 Montee Ball, RB, WIS 2011-12 5 Mul ple Players, most recently Taylor Mar nez, QB, NEB 2011-present DEFENSE (began 1987) 5 Paul Posluszny, LB, PSU 4 Pat Fitzgerald, LB, NU Courtney Brown, DE, PSU Tyrone Carter, DB, MINN Dan Connor, LB, PSU Chris Borland, LB, WIS SPECIAL TEAMS (began 1994) 6 Bre Maher, K/P, NEB 5 John Hall, PK, WIS Travis Dorsch, PK/P, PUR Nate Kaeding, PK, IOWA FRESHMAN (began 2010) 6 Nathan Scheelhaase, QB, ILL 4 James White, RB, WIS 2 Le’Veon Bell, RB, MSU Mike Sadler, P, MSU Braxton Miller, QB, OSU Mason Monheim, LB, ILL Frankie Williams, DB, PUR 2003-06 1993-96 1996-99 1996-99 2006-07 2009-present 2011-12 1993-96 1998-01 2000-03 2010 2010 2010 2011 2011 2012 2012

BIG TEN FOOTBALL MEDIA CONTACTS
LEGENDS DIVISION Iowa Steve Roe steven-roe@uiowa.edu Phone: (319) 335-9411 Michigan Justin Dickens dickensj@umich.edu Phone: (734) 763-4423 Michigan State John Lewandowski lewski@ath.msu.edu Phone: (517) 355-2271 Minnesota Paul Rovnak psrovnak@umn.edu Phone: (612) 625-9379 Nebraska Keith Mann kmann@huskers.com Phone: (402) 472-2263 Northwestern Paul Kennedy pkennedy@northwestern.edu Phone: (847) 467-2028 LEADERS DIVISION Illinois Kent Brown kwbrown3@illinois.edu Derek Neal drneal@illinois.edu Phone: (217) 333-1391 Indiana Jeff Keag jkeag@indiana.edu Phone: (812) 855-6209 Ohio State Jerry Emig emig.2@osu.edu Phone: (614) 247-7023 Penn State Jeff Nelson jtn4@psu.edu Phone: (814) 865-1757 Purdue Matt Rector rector@purdue.edu Phone: (765) 494-3196 Wisconsin Brian Lucas bml@athletics.wisc.edu Phone: (608) 262-1811

BIG TEN COACHING RECORDS
Coach, School LEGENDS DIVISION Kirk Ferentz, IOWA Brady Hoke, MICH Mark Dantonio, MSU Jerry Kill, MINN Bo Pelini, NEB Pat Fitzgerald, NU LEADERS DIVISION Tim Beckman, ILL Kevin Wilson, IND Urban Meyer, OSU Bill O’Brien, PSU Darrell Hazell, PUR Gary Andersen, WIS Career (Yrs) 112-95 (17) 66-57 (10) 69-45 (9) 136-89 (19) 49-20 (5) 50-39 (7) 23-26 (4) 5-19 (2) 116-23 (11) 8-4 (1) 16-10 (2) 30-31 (5) At School (Yrs) 100-74 (14) 19-7 (2) 51-28 (6) 9-16 (2) 49-20 (5) 50-39 (7) 2-10 (1) 5-19 (2) 12-0 (1) 8-4 (1) 0-0 0-0 Big Ten Only 59-53 12-4 30-18 4-12 12-4 26-30 0-8 2-14 8-0 6-2 0-0 0-0

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. Big Ten schools have produced more than 1,450 Academic All-Americans, more than any other conference, including 46 in the last academic year. In 2012, nine Big Ten football standouts earned Academic All-America recogni on.

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NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
(Number in parenthesis indicates total times a Big Ten team will face an opponent from this conference.) American (5) Central Florida* Cincinnati* (2) Connecticut South Florida ACC (2) Syracuse* (2) Big 12 (1) Iowa State* Colonial (1) Maine Conference USA (1) Southern Miss Independent (6) BYU* Navy* New Mexico State Notre Dame* (3) MAC (13) Akron Bowling Green* Buffalo Central Michigan* Eastern Michigan Kent State* Massachusetts Miami (Ohio) Northern Illinois* (2) Western Michigan (3) MEAC (1) Florida A&M Missouri Valley (7) Indiana State (2) Missouri State South Dakota State Southern Illinois Western Illinois Youngstown State Mountain West (4) San Diego State* San Jose State* UNLV Wyoming Ohio Valley (1) Tennessee Tech Pac-12 (5) Arizona State* California (2) UCLA* Washington* SEC (1) Missouri * indicates 2012-13 bowl team 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

BIG TEN. BIG NEWS.
Rushing Renaissance: Three active conference signal callers appear among the Big Ten’s all-time career leaders in rushing yards by a quarterback, while a fourth is less than 100 yards from cracking the top 10. Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez is the conference’s active leader, having totaled 2,858 yards in his three seasons with the Huskers, which ranks third on the Big Ten’s all-time list. Ohio State’s Braxton Miller is eighth alltime, totaling 1,986 yards through his sophomore season and Illinois senior Nathan Scheelhaase is ninth with 1,795 yards. Northwestern’s Kain Colter is just 76 yards from entering the top 10, boasting 1,691 rushing yards through three seasons. In addition, numerous standouts are already among the conference’s alltime top 10 in other stat categories, a list found on Page 4 of this release. Familiar Faces Back in the Lineup in 2013: All 12 Big Ten teams welcome back at least 12 players to their starting lineups in 2013. Indiana leads all Big Ten schools with 21 players returning to their starting roles, including 10 on offense and nine on defense. Michigan State (nine on offense, seven on defense), Minnesota (nine on offense, seven on defense), Northwestern (eight on offense, seven on defense) and Purdue (five on offense, nine on defense) return 17 starters, while Iowa (six on offense, eight on defense), Penn State (eight on offense, six on defense) and Wisconsin (eight on offense, six on defense) bring back 16 starters. Illinois, Michigan and Ohio State feature 14 returning starters and Nebraska welcomes back 12 starters. Offensive Approach: Seven of the conference’s top 10 rushers return from last season, led by Ohio State’s Braxton Miller, who ranked fourth with 105.9 yards per contest, followed by Northwestern’s Venric Mark, who averaged 105.5 yards per game in 2012. Six of the top 10 passers are back on the field, topped by Indiana’s Cameron Coffman, who rated second last year with 248.5 passing yards per outing, while Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez (205.1) and Michigan State’s Andrew Maxwell (200.5) also surpassed 200 passing yards per game a year ago. Each of the top 10 wideouts in receiving yards will be back on their respective campuses this season, led by Penn State’s Allen Robinson, who ranked first with 6.4 receptions and 84.4 receiving yards per game. Getting Defensive: On the defensive side of the ball, seven of the top 10 tacklers return, including each of the top three in Iowa’s Anthony Hitchens (11.3 per game) and James Morris (9.4) and Ohio State’s Ryan Shazier (9.6). Shazier also led the conference with 17.0 tackles for loss, while Northwestern’s Tyler Scott returns after being tied for the conference lead with 9.0 sacks. A number of the nation’s top defensive backs return, including several of the 2012 conference leaders in interceptions and passes defended. Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard and Isaiah Lewis, Ohio State’s Bradley Roby and Christian Bryant and Purdue’s Ricardo Allen have each earned All-Big Ten accolades in their careers. New Faces In New Places: The Big Ten will welcome a pair of new head coaches to the sidelines for the 2013 campaign in Purdue’s Darrell Hazell and Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen. Hazell comes to the Boilermakers from Kent State, where he served as head coach for the last two seasons. The Golden Flashes posted a school-record 11 wins prior to bowl play and won their first-ever MidAmerican Conference (MAC) East Division Championship. Kent State played in its first bowl game in 40 years and Hazell was named the 2012 MAC Coach of the Year. Prior to his stint at Kent State, he spent seven seasons at Ohio State, where he served as assistant head coach and wide receivers coach. Andersen spent the previous four seasons as the head coach at Utah State. In 2012, Utah State won a school-record 11 games, going undefeated in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and capturing its first outright conference title since 1936. Andersen was named the WAC Coach of the Year and was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year Award. Before Utah State, Andersen was on the defensive staff at Utah for five seasons, including two undefeated campaigns culminating in BCS bowl victories.

WEEKLY COACHES TELECONFERENCE
The Big Ten Conference football coaches weekly media teleconferences are held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. CT and con nue through November 26. The calls are available for playback roughly two hours following the conclusion of each call through Thursday of each week. Calls will also be archived online at bigten.org. Contact the Big Ten Communica ons office for the phone number and weekly passcode. The coaches order on each call is as follows. All mes are CT. 11:00 a.m. - Brady Hoke, Michigan 11:10 a.m. - Gary Andersen, Wisconsin 11:20 a.m. - Bo Pelini, Nebraska 11:30 a.m. - Mark Dantonio, Michigan State 11:40 a.m. - Kirk Ferentz, Iowa 11:50 a.m. - Jerry Kill, Minnesota 12:00 p.m. - Tim Beckman, Illinois 12:10 p.m. - Darrell Hazell, Purdue 12:20 p.m. - Bill O’Brien, Penn State 12:30 p.m. - Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern 12:40 p.m. - Urban Meyer, Ohio State 12:50 p.m. - Kevin Wilson, Indiana

2013 NO PLAYS
School Iowa Michigan Michigan State Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern LEGENDS DIVISION Does Not Play: y Illinois, Indiana, Penn State Illinois, Purdue, Wisconsin Ohio State, Penn State, Wisconsin Illinois, Ohio State, Purdue Indiana, Ohio State, Wisconsin Indiana, Penn State, Purdue School Illinois Indiana Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin LEADERS DIVISION Does Not Play: y Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota Iowa, Nebraska, Northwestern Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. The Big Ten sponsors 26 official conference sports, 13 for men and 13 for women, including the debut of men’s ice hockey as an official conference sport this fall.

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BIG TEN IN THE NATIONAL RANKINGS
ASSOCIATED PRESS - PRESEASON
Team (1st Place Votes) 1 Alabama (58) 2 OHIO STATE (1) 3 Oregon 4 Stanford 5 Georgia (1) 6 South Carolina 7 Texas A&M 8 Clemson 9 Louisville 10 Florida 11 Florida State 12 LSU 13 Oklahoma State 14 Notre Dame 15 Texas 16 Oklahoma 17 MICHIGAN 18 NEBRASKA 19 Boise State 20 TCU 21 UCLA 22 NORTHWESTERN 23 WISCONSIN 24 USC 25 Oregon State Record 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 PTS 1,498 1,365 1,335 1,294 1,249 1,154 1,104 1,083 1,042 894 845 802 755 748 677 579 531 382 328 323 286 199 185 134 129 Final 2012 1 3 2 7 5 8 5 11 13 9 10 14 RV 4 19 15 24 25 18 RV RV 17 RV NR 20

USA TODAY - PRESEASON
Team (1st Place Votes) 1 Alabama (58) 2 OHIO STATE (3) 3 Oregon 4 Stanford 5 Georgia 6 Texas A&M (1) 7 South Carolina 8 Clemson 9 Louisville 10 Florida 11 Notre Dame 12 Florida State 13 LSU 14 Oklahoma State 15 Texas 16 Oklahoma 17 MICHIGAN 18 NEBRASKA 19 Boise State 20 TCU 21 UCLA 22 NORTHWESTERN 23 WISCONSIN 24 USC 25 Oregon State Record 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 PTS 1545 1427 1397 1262 1250 1215 1136 1047 1010 930 872 844 797 726 622 620 589 426 420 400 202 186 172 165 135 Final 2012 1 NR 2 6 4 5 7 9 13 10 3 8 12 RV 18 15 RV 23 14 NR RV 16 RV NR 19

Others Receiving Votes: MICHIGAN STATE 95, Baylor 92, Virginia Tech 85, Miami (Fla.) 85, Arizona State 53, Kansas State 43, Fresno State 35, Vanderbilt 19, Washington 17, Northern Illinois 16, Ole Miss 11, Utah State 8, Georgia Tech 6, Cincinna 3, Arizona 3, North Carolina 3, PENN STATE 2, BYU 1.

Others Receiving Votes: Kansas State 113, Miami (FL) 101, MICHIGAN STATE 89, Baylor 80, Virginia Tech 65, Fresno State 62, Arizona State 51, Ole Miss 32, Vanderbilt 29, Utah State 23, BYU 20, North Carolina 19, Northern Illinois 19, Tulsa 9, San Jose State 8, Ohio 8, Arizona 5, Cincinna 3, East Carolina 3, Mississippi State 3, Kent State 3, Washington 3, UCF 2, Tennessee 1, Toledo 1, Rutgers 1, Arkansas 1, Arkansas State 1.

BIG TEN CAREER RECORDS
Total Offense 12,692 Brees, PUR 11,790 Weber, MINN 11,576 Basanez, NU 11,511 Painter, PUR 11,364 Randle El, IND 10,745 Robinson, MICH 10,594 Williams, ILL 10,254 Long, IOWA 9,653 Orton, PUR 9,449 Mar nez, NEB# Total Offensive Plays 1,992 Weber, MINN 1,975 Basanez, NU 1,931 Brees, PUR 1,917 Randle El, IND 1,873 Painter, PUR 1,773 Williams, ILL 1,614 Williams, NU 1,607 Orton, PUR 1,567 Henne, MICH 1,514 Navarre, MICH 1,395 Mar nez, NEB# 1997-00 2007-10 2002-05 2005-08 1998-01 2009-12 2006-09 1981-85 2001-04 20102007-10 2002-05 1997-00 1998-01 2005-08 2006-09 1990-93 2001-04 2004-07 2000-03 2010Rushing Yards by a QB 4,495 Robinson, MICH 3,895 Randle El, IND 2,858 Mar nez, NEB# 2,557 Williams, ILL 2,176 Leach, MICH 2,150 Foggie, MINN 2,080 Greene, OSU 1,986 Miller, OSU 1,795 Scheelhaase, ILL 1,767 Bollinger, WIS 1,691 Colter, NU Rushing Touchdowns 77 Ball, WIS 71 Dayne, WIS 68 Thompson, IND 56 Johnson, OSU 55 Thomas, MICH 48 Sheets, PUR 47 Wheatley, MICH 46 Byars, OSU 44 Marek, WIS George, OSU 32 White, WIS 31 Mar nez, NEB# Total Touchdowns 83 Ball, WIS 71 Dayne, WIS 68 Thompson, IND 58 Johnson, OSU 56 Thomas, MICH 54 Wheatley, MICH Sheets, PUR 50 Byars, OSU 45 George, OSU 44 Marek, WIS Hill, WIS 33 White, WIS 31 Mar nez, NEB# 2009-12 1998-01 20102006-09 1975-78 1984-87 1972-75 201120101999-92 20102009-12 1996-99 1986-89 1973-76 1997-00 2005-08 1991-94 1982-85 1972-75 1992-95 201020102009-12 1996-99 1986-89 1973-76 1997-00 1991-94 2005-08 1982-85 1992-95 1972-75 2006-08 200102010Passing Yards 11,792 Brees, PUR 11,163 Painter, PUR 10,917 Weber, MINN 10,580 Basanez, NU 10,461 Long, IOWA 9,946 Herrmann, PUR 9,715 Henne, MICH 9,337 Orton, PUR 9,131 Cousins, MSU 6,591 Mar nez, NEB# Touchdown Passes 90 Brees, PUR 87 Henne, MICH 74 Long, IOWA 72 Navarre, MICH Weber, MINN 71 Harrmann, PUR Grbac, MICH 70 Ki ner, ILL 67 Painter, PUR 66 Cousins, MSU 46 Mar nez, NEB# Forced Fumbles 14 Kerrigan, PUR 13 Rice, ILL Sanders, IOWA 12 Looney, PUR 10 Peterson, MSU Woodley, MICH Saint-Dic, MSU Borland, WIS 1997-00 2005-08 2007-10 2002-05 1981-85 1977-80 2004-07 2001-04 2008-11 20101997-00 2004-07 1981-85 200-03 2007-10 1977-80 1989-92 1998-01 2005-08 2008-11 20102007-10 1992-95 2000-03 1977-80 1998-99 2003-06 2005-07 2009Kickoff Returns 144 Stoudermire, MINN 135 Gilreath, WIS 106 Mason, MSU Williams, WIS 93 Anderson, MINN Graham, IND 88 Bryant, PUR 84 Simmons, NU Owens, WIS 82 Mark, NU Kickoff Return Yards 3,615 Stoudermire, MINN 3,025 Gilreath, WIS 2,575 Mason, MSU 2,349 Williams, WIS 2,125 Bryant, PUR 2,088 Graham, IND 2,009 Thigpen, IND 1,996 Anderson, MINN 1,995 Simmons, NU 1,993 Breaston, MICH 1,881 Mark, NU Intercep on Touchdowns 5 Fletcher, WIS 4 Wilbur, IND 3 Radcliffe, WIS Gow, ILL Woodson, PUR Knight, IOWA Weems, WIS Rose, PUR Allen, PUR 2008-12 2007-10 1993-96 2002-05 1983-86 1998-00 2004-07 2007-10 1986-89 20102008-12 2007-10 1993-96 2002-05 2004-07 1998-00 2005-08 1983-86 2007-10 2003-06 20101998-00 1978-82 1949-50 1972-74 1983-86 1993-96 1993-96 1996-99 2010-

Rushing Yards 7,125 Dayne, WIS 1996-99 5,589 Griffin, OSU 1972-75 5,299 A. Thompson, IND 1986-89 5,140 Ball, WIS 2009-12 5,040 Hart, MICH 2004-07 4,887 White, MSU 1984-87 4,676 Davis, WIS 2001-04 4,654 D. Thompson, MINN 1986-89 4,485 Anderson, NU 1998-01 4,472 Thomas, MICH 1997-00 2,858 Mar nez, NEB# 20102,571 White, WIS 2010-

# includes sta s cs prior to joining Big Ten

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. Big Ten universi es provide over $141 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,200 student-athletes playing on more than 300 teams in 42 different sports.

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BIG TEN PLAYERS ON PRESEASON AWARD WATCH LISTS
Maxwell Award (Na on’s Top Player) Devin Gardner, MICH Taylor Lewan, MICH Ameer Abdullah, NEB Taylor Mar nez, NEB Venric Mark, NU Carlos Hyde, OSU Braxton Miller, OSU Zach Zwinak, PSU James White, WIS Walter Camp Award (Na on’s Top Player) Taylor Lewan, MICH Ameer Abdullah, NEB Taylor Mar nez, NEB Venric Mark, NU Braxton Miller, OSU Bradley Roby, OSU Bednarik Award (Na on’s Top Defensive Player) Jonathan Brown, ILL James Morris, IOWA Max Bullough, MSU Darqueze Dennard, MSU Ra’Shede Hageman, MINN C.J. Barne , OSU Bradley Roby, OSU Ryan Shazier, OSU Deion Barnes, PSU Chris Borland, WIS Nagurski Trophy (Na on’s Top Defensive Player) Jonathan Brown, ILL James Morris, IOWA Max Bullough, MSU Darqueze Dennard, MSU Marcus Rush, MSU Ra’Shede Hageman, MINN Tyler Sco , NU Chris an Bryant, OSU Bradley Roby, OSU Ryan Shazier, OSU Deion Barnes, PSU Ricardo Allen, PUR Chris Borland, WIS Davey O’Brien Award (Na on’s Top Quarterback) Devin Gardner, MICH Taylor Mar nez, NEB Braxton Miller, OSU Doak Walker Award (Na on’s Top Running Back) Mark Weisman, IOWA Ameer Abdullah, NEB Venric Mark, NU Carlos Hyde, OSU Zach Zwinak, PSU Melvin Gordon, WIS James White, WIS Biletnikoff Award: (Na on’s Top Wide Receiver) Cody La mer, IND Jeremy Gallon, MICH Aaron Burbridge, MSU Kenny Bell, NEB Corey Brown, OSU Devin Smith, OSU Allen Robinson, PSU Jared Abbrederis, WIS Rimington Trophy (Na on’s Top Center) Travis Jackson, MSU Cole Pensick, NEB Brandon Vitabile, NU Corey Linseley, OSU Mackey Award (Na on’s Top Tight End) Ted Bolser, IND C.J. Fiedorowicz, IOWA Devin Funchess, MICH Jeff Heuerman, OSU Kyle Carter, PSU Gabe Holmes, PUR Jacob Pedersen, WIS Lombardi Trophy (College Lineman of the Year) Anthony Hitchens, IOWA Taylor Lewan, MICH Jake Ryan, MICH Max Bullough, MSU Ra’Shede Hageman, MINN Spencer Long, NEB Jeremiah Sirles, NEB Tyler Sco , NU Brandon Vitabile, NU Andrew Norwell, OSU Ryan Shazier, OSU John Urschel, PSU Chris Borland, WIS David Gilbert, WIS Ryan Groy, WIS Outland Trophy (Na on’s Best Interior Lineman) Taylor Lewan, MICH Ra’Shede Hageman, MINN Spencer Long, NEB Jeremiah Sirles, NEB Brandon Vitabile, NU Jack Mewhort, OSU Andrew Norwell, OSU DaQuan Jones, PSU John Urschel, PSU Ryan Groy, WIS Butkus Award (Na on’s Top Linebacker) Jonathan Brown, ILL Anthony Hitchens, IOWA Chris an Kirksey, IOWA James Morris, IOWA Max Bullough, MSU Ryan Shazier, OSU Glenn Carson, PSU Chris Borland, WIS Thorpe Award (Na on’s Top Defensive Back) Darqueze Dennard, MSU Isaiah Lewis, MSU Ciante Evans, NEB Ibraheim Campbell, NU C.J. Barne , OSU Chris an Bryant, OSU Bradley Roby, OSU Ricardo Allen, PUR Groza Award (Na on’s Top Placekicker) Mitch Ewald, IND Mike Meyer, IOWA Brendan Gibbons, MICH Jeff Budzien, NU Ray Guy Award (Na on’s Top Punter) Jus n DuVernois, ILL Mike Sadler, MSU Cody Webster, PUR Hornung Award (Na on’s Most Versa le Player) Ameer Abdullah, NEB Venric Mark, NU Corey Brown, OSU Akeem Hunt, PUR Jared Abbrederis, WIS Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award (Top Division I Player Who Best Exhibits the On- and Off-the-Field Characteris cs of Earl Campbell) Damon Bullock, IOWA Rodrick Williams, Jr., MINN Venric Mark, NU Cody Davis, PUR

BIG TEN BOWL LINEUP
LITTLE CAESARS PIZZA BOWL Dec. 26, 2013 6 p.m. ET, ESPN Detroit, Mich. Big Ten vs. MAC TEXAS BOWL Dec. 27, 2013 6 p.m. ET, ESPN Houston, Texas Big Ten vs. Big 12 BUFFALO WILD WINGS BOWL Dec. 28, 2013 10:15 p.m. ET, ESPN Tempe, Ariz. Big Ten vs. Big 12 HEART OF DALLAS BOWL Jan. 1, 2014 Noon ET, ESPNU Dallas, Texas Big Ten vs. C-USA TAXSLAYER.COM GATOR BOWL Jan. 1, 2014 Noon ET, ESPN2 Jacksonville, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC OUTBACK BOWL Jan. 1, 2014 1 p.m. ET, ESPN Tampa, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC CAPITAL ONE BOWL Jan. 1, 2014 1 p.m. ET, ABC Orlando, Fla. Big Ten vs. SEC ROSE BOWL GAME Jan. 1, 2014 5:10 p.m. ET, ESPN Pasadena, Calif. Big Ten vs. Pac-12/BCS

2013-14 Big Ten Bowl Selec on Order:
First Selec on: Rose Bowl Game/BCS Second Selec on: Capital One Bowl Third Selec on: Outback Bowl Fourth Selec on: Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Fi h Selec on: TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl Sixth Selec on: Texas Bowl Seventh Selec on: Heart of Dallas Bowl Eighth Selec on: Li le Caesars Pizza Bowl

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. The conference first awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1915, honoring outstanding senior student-athletes who demonstrate excellence in academics and athle cs. The conference will award its 100th Medal of Honor in 2014.

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2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game
The 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game will kick off from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis at 8:17 p.m. ET on December 7, 2013. The winner of the Legends Division will meet the winner of the Leaders Division, with the game’s victor earning the Big Ten Championship and a chance to play in either the Rose Bowl Game or Bowl Championship Series Na onal Championship Game. FOX will serve as the official broadcast partner of the Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2016, and Lucas Oil Stadium will host the tle games through 2015. Tickets for the 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game are now on sale and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www. cketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Similar to the 2012 season, ckets and VIP premium cket packages can also be reserved at bigten.team x.com, a cket reserva on system launched by the Big Ten in partnership with Forward Market Media and BTN. Go to bigten.org for more informa on.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME QUICK FACTS
Date: Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 Time: 8:17 p.m. ET Television: FOX Site: Indianapolis, Ind. Facility: Lucas Oil Stadium Surface: FieldTurf Capacity: 67,455

Big Ten Football Awards
The Big Ten will continue to honor its past while recognizing its current standouts at the conclusion of the 2013 campaign. The Big Ten’s enhanced football awards program presents 18 individual trophies in addition to the Big Ten Championship trophy, bearing the names of one or two former standouts. The distinguished names on these football awards honor just a small sampling of the countless student-athletes and coaches who have contributed to the conference’s rich and storied history. Seventeen of the honors will be awarded immediately following the regular season, including awards for the best quarterback, running back, receiver, tight end, offensive lineman, defensive lineman, linebacker, defensive back, kicker and punter. Each of these individual position awards features the names of two former student-athletes. The Big Ten will also continue to honor the conference’s top coaches, offensive and defensive players and linemen and freshmen with end-of-year trophies. Big Ten coaches have the opportunity to claim two awards. Media voters will continue to select the Dave McClain Coach of the Year, which has been awarded since 1972, while coaches vote for the Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year award. The top offensive player will receive the Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year award, the best defensive player will be awarded the NagurskiWoodson Defensive Player of the Year award and the best first-year standout will receive the ThompsonRandle El Freshman of the Year award. The winner of the Big Ten Football Championship Game will receive the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy, while the most outstanding player in the game will be awarded the Grange-Griffin Championship Game MVP award. The conference also created two postcollegiate awards - the Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award and the Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award. The full list of awards, along with a breakdown of the former standouts appearing in each award’s name, appears to the right.
NAME OF AWARD Championship Game Awards Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy Grange-Griffin Championship Game MVP (media vote only) Postcollegiate Awards (vote by school administrators) Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award NAMED FOR Amos Alonzo Stagg, Chicago Harold Edward "Red" Grange, Illinois Archie Griffin, Ohio State

Gerald R. Ford, Michigan Nile Kinnick, Iowa Tony Dungy, Minnesota Anthony Thompson, Indiana

Annual Awards (combined vote by coaches and media, unless otherwise noted) Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year Otto Graham, Northwestern Eddie George, Ohio State Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year Bronislau "Bronko" Nagurski, Minnesota Charles Woodson, Michigan Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year Wayne Woodrow "Woody" Hayes, Ohio State (coaches vote only) Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler, Michigan Dave McClain Coach of the Year Dave McClain, Wisconsin (media vote only) Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year Darrell Thompson, Minnesota Antwaan Randle El, Indiana Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Dave Rimington, Nebraska Orlando Pace, Ohio State Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year Charles Aaron "Bubba" Smith, Michigan State Courtney Brown, Penn State Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year Bob Griese, Purdue Drew Brees, Purdue Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year Alan Ameche, Wisconsin Ron Dayne, Wisconsin Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Jack Tatum, Ohio State Rod Woodson, Purdue Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year Dick Butkus, Illinois Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year Pat Richter, Wisconsin Desmond Howard, Michigan Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year Ted Kwalick, Penn State Dallas Clark, Iowa Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year Jim Bakken, Wisconsin Morten Andersen, Michigan State Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year Thomas Dwight "Dike" Eddleman, Illinois Brandon Fields, Michigan State

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. For the 2011 fiscal year, the Big Ten led all conferences with over $8 billion in research expenditures, more than $2 billion more than any other conference.

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INDIANA STATE AT INDIANA
Thursday, Aug. 29 • 7 p.m. ET • Bloomington, Ind. • Memorial Stadium (52,929) BTN • Announcers: Chris Denari, Chuck Long Series: Indiana leads, 4-0 • Last Mee ng: Sept. 1, 2012: Indiana 24, Indiana State 17 Indiana State (2012: 7-4 overall, 5-3 MVC, T-3rd) Coach: Mike Sanford Career: 16-43 (6th year) At Indiana State: 0-0 (1st year) Offense: Spread Rush: Shakir Bell (169-1,475 yards, 11 TDs) Pass: Mike Perish (155-280, 1,615 yards, 10 TDs) Rec.: Demory Lawshe (31-393 yards, 3 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Calvin Burne (60 tackles) Sacks: Connor Underwood (6.0-27 yards) Int.: Calvin Burne (4-53 yards) Football Contact: Ace Hunt, 812-237-4161, ace.hunt@indstate.edu Football Contact: Jeff Keag, 812-855-6209, jkeag@indiana.edu INDIANA (2012: 4-8 overall, 2-6 Big Ten, 5th/Leaders Division) Coach: Kevin Wilson Career: 5-19 (3rd year) At Indiana: 5-19 (3rd year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Stephen Houston (161-749 yards, 12 TDs) Pass: Cam Coffman (247-407, 2,734 yards, 15 TDs) Rec.: Shane Wynn (68-660 yards, 6 TDs) and Cody La mer (51-805 yards, 6 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Greg Heban (91 tackles) Sacks: David Cooper (3.0-26 yards) and Ryan Phillis (3.0-18 yards) Int: Greg Heban (3-94 yards)

UNLV AT MINNESOTA
Thursday, Aug. 29 • 6 p.m. CT • Minneapolis, Minn. • TCF Bank Stadium (50,805) BTN • Announcers: Ma Devlin, Glen Mason Series: Minnesota leads, 1-0 • Last Mee ng: Aug. 30, 2012: Minnesota 30, UNLV 27 (3 OT) UNLV (2012: 2-11 overall, 2-6 Mountain West, 8th) Coach: Bobby Hauck Career: 86-49 (11th year) At UNLV: 6-32 (4th year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Tim Corne (242-1,232 yards, 7 TDs) Pass: Nick Sherry (226-426, 2,544 yards, 16 TDs) Rec.: Devante Davis (61-854 yards, 4 TDs) Defense: Mul ple Tackles: Tim Hasson (76 tackles) Sacks: Sonny Sanitoa (5.0-38 yards) Int.: Kenny Keys (2-32 yards) and Fred Wilson (2-0 yards) Football Contact: Mark Wallington, 702-895-4472, mark.wallington@unlv.edu Football Contact: Paul Rovnak, 612-625-9379, psrovnak@umn.edu MINNESOTA (2012: 6-7 overall, 2-6 Big Ten, T-5th/Legends Division) Coach: Jerry Kill Career: 136-89 (20th year) At Minnesota: 9-16 (3rd year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Donnell Kirkwood (218-926 yards, 6 TDs) Pass: Philip Nelson (75-152, 873 yards, 8 TDs) Rec.: Isaac Fruechte (19-256 yards, 2 TDs) and Derrick Engel (18-375 yards, 1 TD) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Aaron Hill (74 tackles) and Derrick Wells (74 tackles) Sacks: Ra’Shede Hageman (6.0-43 yards) Int: Four with two intercep ons

WESTERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN STATE
Friday, Aug. 30 • 8 p.m. ET • East Lansing, Mich. • Spartan Stadium (75,005) BTN • Announcers: Eric Collins, Derek Rackley, Lisa Byington Series: Michigan State leads, 10-2 • Last Mee ng: Sept. 4, 2010: Michigan State 38, Western Michigan 14 Western Michigan (2012: 4-8 overall, 2-6 MAC, 5th/West) Coach: P.J. Fleck Career: 0-0 (1st year) At Western Michigan: 0-0 (1st year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Dareyon Chance (176-947 yards, 4 TDs) Pass: Tyler Van Tubbergen (159-261, 1,825 yards, 15 TDs) Rec.: Jaime Wilson (67-792 yards, 6 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Johnnie Simon (103 tackles) Sacks: Desmond Bozeman (4.0-20 yards) Int.: Donald Celiscar (2-2 yards) Football Contact: Mat Kanan, 269-387-4125, mat.kanan@wmich.edu Football Contact: John Lewandowski, 517-355-2271, lewski@ath.msu.edu MICHIGAN STATE (2012: 7-6 overall, 3-5 Big Ten, 4th/Legends Division) Coach: Mark Dantonio Career: 69-45 (10th year) At Michigan State: 51-28 (7th year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Nick Hill (21-48 yards, 1 TD) Pass: Andrew Maxwell (234-446, 2,606 yards, 13 TDs) Rec.: Keith Mumphrey (42-515 yards, 1 TD) and Bennie Fowler (41-524 yards, 4 TDs) Defense: Mul ple 4-3 Tackles: Max Bullough (111 tackles) Sacks: Denicos Allen (3.0-37 yards) Int.: Darqueze Dennard (3-49 yards)

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. All Big Ten universi es have been granted Tier One Status by the Carnegie Founda on for the Advancement of Teaching, a dis nc on awarded to just over 100 universi es.

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SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT ILLINOIS
Saturday, Aug. 31 • 11 a.m. CT • Champaign, Ill. • Memorial Stadium (60,670) BTN • Announcers: Chris Denari, J Leman Series: Illinois leads, 3-0 • Last Mee ng: Sept. 11, 2010: Illinois 35, Southern Illinois 3 Southern Illinois (2012: 6-5 overall, 5-3 MVC, 3rd place) Coach: Dale Lennon Career: 137-56 (17th year) At Southern Illinois: 35-23 (6th year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Mika’il McCall (130-489 yards, 8 TDs) Pass: Kory Faulkner (191-325, 1,865 yards, 11 TDs) Rec.: MyCole Prui (49-577 yards, 4 TDs) Defense: 3-4 Tackles: Bryan Presume (78 tackles) Sacks: Tyler Williamson (4.5-37 yards) Int.: D.J. Cameron (2-25 yards) Football Contact: Sco Gierman, 618-453-5470, sgierman@siu.edu Football Contacts: Kent Brown or Derek Neal, 217-333-1391 kwbrown3@illinois.edu, drneal@illinois.edu ILLINOIS (2012: 2-10 overall, 0-8 Big Ten, 6th/Leaders Division) Coach: Tim Beckman Career: 23-26 (5th year) At Illinois: 2-10 (2nd year) Offense: Spread/Mul ple Rush: Donovonn Young (131-571 yards, 3 TDs) Pass: Nathan Scheelhaase (149-246, 1,361 yards, 4 TDs) Rec.: Donovonn Young (38-172 yards, 1 TD) and Ryan Lankford (37-469 yards, 5 TDs) Defense: Mul ple Tackles: Mason Monheim (86 tackles) Sacks: Jonathan Brown (2.5-11 yards) Int.: Steve Hull (2-17 yards)

NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT IOWA
Saturday, Aug. 31 • 2:30 p.m. CT • Iowa City, Iowa • Kinnick Stadium (70,585) BTN • Announcers: Paul Burmeister, Chuck Long, Danan Hughes Series: Iowa leads 8-0 • Last Mee ng: Sept. 1, 2012: Iowa 18, Northern Illinois 17 Northern Illinois (2012: 12-2 overall, 8-0 MAC, 1st/West) Coach: Rod Carey Career: 0-1 (1st full year) At Northern Illinois: 0-1 (1st full year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Jordan Lynch (295-1,815 yards, 19 TDs) Pass: Jordan Lynch (237-394, 3,138 yards, 25 TDs) Rec.: Tommylee Lewis (48-539 yards, 5 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Jimmie Ward (104 tackles) Sacks: Joe Windsor (7.0-50 yards) Int.: Jimmie Ward (3-40 yards) Football Contact: Donna Turner, 815-753-9513, donnaturner@niu.edu IOWA (2012: 4-8 overall, 2-6 Big Ten, T-5th/Legends Division) Coach: Kirk Ferentz Career: 112-95 (18th year) At Iowa: 100-74 (15th year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Mark Weisman (159-815 yards, 8 TDs) Pass: N/A Rec.: Kevonte Mar n-Manley (52-571 yards, 2 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Anthony Hitchens (124 tackles) Sacks: Dominic Alvis (3.0-10 yards) Int.: Chris an Kirksey (2-86 yards, 2 TDs) Football Contact: Steve Roe, 319-335-9411, steven-roe@uiowa.edu

CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT #17/17 MICHIGAN
Saturday, Aug. 31 • 3:30 p.m. ET • Ann Arbor, Mich. • Michigan Stadium (109,901) BTN • Announcers: Ma Devlin, Glen Mason, Lisa Byington Series: Michigan leads, 3-0 • Last Mee ng: Sept. 9, 2006: Michigan 41, Central Michigan 17 Central Michigan (2012: 7-6 overall, 4-4 MAC, 4th/West) Coach: Dan Enos Career: 13-24 (4th year) At Central Michigan: 13-24 (4th year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Zurlon Tipton (252-1,492 yards, 19 TDs) Pass: Cody Kater (2-4, 12 yards) Rec.: Titus Davis (43-860 yards, 8 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Jus n Cherocci (132 tackles) Sacks: Leterrius Walton (2.5-16 yards) Int.: Jason Wilson (2-55 yards, 1 TD) and Avery Cunningham (2-14 yards) Football Contact: John Regenfuss, 989-774-7323, regen1jm@cmich.edu MICHIGAN (2012: 8-5 overall, 6-2 Big Ten, 2nd/Legends Division) Coach: Brady Hoke Career: 66-57 (11th year) At Michigan: 19-7 (3rd year) Offense: Pro Style Rush: Fitz Touissant (130-514 yards, 5 TDs) Pass: Devin Gardner (75-126, 1,219 yards, 11 TDs) Rec.: Jeremy Gallon (49-829 yards, 4 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Jake Ryan (88 tackles) Sacks: Jake Ryan (4.5-35 yards) Int.: Thomas Gordon (2-19 yards) and Raymon Taylor (2-70 yards, 1 TD) Football Contact: Jus n Dickens, 734-763-4423, dickensj@umich.edu

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. In 2006, the Big Ten created BTN, the first na onal conference-owned television network. With more than 53 million subscribers in the U.S. and Canada - and more outside the Big Ten region than inside - BTN allows fans to see their teams compete regardless of where they live.

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WYOMING AT #18/18 NEBRASKA
Saturday, Aug. 31 • 7 p.m. CT • Lincoln, Neb. • Memorial Stadium (87,000) BTN • Announcers: Kevin Kugler, Eric Crouch, Damon Benning Series: Nebraska leads, 6-0 • Last Mee ng: Sept. 24, 2011: Nebraska 38, Wyoming 14 Wyoming (2012: 4-8 overall, 3-5 Mountain West, T-6th) Coach: Dave Christensen Career: 22-28 (5th year) At Wyoming: 22-28 (5th year) Offense: Spread Rush: Tracy Lampley (91-463 yards, 3 TDs) Pass: Peter Boehme (2-2, 38 yards, 1 TD) Rec.: Tracy Lampley (47-574 yards, 4 TDs) Defense: 3-4/Mul ple Tackles: Jamie Collins (98 tackles) and Jacorius Co on (98 tackles) Sacks: Jamie Collins (6.5-45 yards) Int.: Deron Wilson (4-114 yards, 2 TDs) Football Contact: Tim Harkins, 307-766-2321, tharkins@uwyo.edu NEBRASKA (2012: 10-4 overall, 7-1 Big Ten, 1st/Legends Division) Coach: Bo Pelini Career: 49-20 (6th year) At Nebraska: 49-20 (6th year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Ameer Abdullah (226-1,137 yards, 8 TDs) Pass: Taylor Mar nez (228-368, 2,871 yards, 23 TDs) Rec.: Kenny Bell (50-863 yards, 8 TDs) Defense: Mul ple Tackles: Ciante Evans (56 tackles) Sacks: Jason Ankrah (2.0-13 yards) and Ciante Evans (2.0-18 yards) Int.: Stanley Jean-Bap ste (2-48 yards, 1 TD) Football Contact: Keith Mann, 402-472-2263, kmann@huskers.com

#22/22 NORTHWESTERN AT CALIFORNIA
Saturday, Aug. 31 • 7:30 p.m. PT • Berkeley, Calif. • Memorial Stadium (63,186) ESPN2 • Announcers: Mark Jones, Brock Huard, Lewis Johnson Series: Northwestern leads, 1-0 • Last Mee ng: Jan. 1, 1949: Northwestern 20, California 14 NORTHWESTERN (2012: 10-3 overall, 5-3 Big Ten, 3rd/Legends Division) Coach: Pat Fitzgerald Career: 50-39 (8th year) At Northwestern: 50-39 (8th year) Offense: Spread Rush: Venric Mark (226-1,371 yards, 12 TDs) Pass: Trevor Siemian (128-218, 1,317 yards, 6 TDs) and Kain Colter (101-149, 872 yards, 8 TDs) Rec.: Chris an Jones (35-417 yards, 2 TDs) Defense: Mul ple 4-3 Tackles: Damien Proby (112 tackles) Sacks: Tyler Sco (9.0-58 yards) Int.: Nick VanHoose (3-39 yards) Football Contact: Paul Kennedy, 847-491-8800, pkennedy@northwestern.edu California (2012: 3-9 overall, 2-7 Pac-12, 5th/North) Coach: Sonny Dykes Career: 22-15 (4th year) At California: 0-0 (1st year) Offense: Spread Rush: Brendan Bigelow (44-431 yards, 3 TDs) Pass: N/A Rec.: Chris Harper (41-544 yards, 2 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Nick Forbes (85 tackles) Sacks: Chris McCain (3.5-27 yards) Int.: Kameron Jackson (3-0 yards) and Michael Lowe (3-67 yards) Football Contact: Kyle McRae, 510-642-5363, mcrae@berkeley.edu

BUFFALO AT #2/2 OHIO STATE
Saturday, Aug. 31 • Noon ET • Columbus, Ohio • Ohio Stadium (102,329) ESPN2 • Announcers: Beth Mowins, Joey Galloway, Paul Carcaterra Series: First Mee ng Buffalo (2012: 4-8 overall, 3-5 MAC, T-4th/East) Coach: Jeff Quinn Career: 9-27 (4th year) At Buffalo: 9-27 (4th year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Branden Oliver (148-821 yards, 5 TDs) Pass: Alex Zordich (106-208, 1,254 yards, 9 TDs) Rec.: Alex Neutz (65-1,015 yards, 11 TDs) Defense: Mul ple Tackles: Khalil Mack (94 tackles) Sacks: Khalil Mack (8.0-63 yards) Int.: Najja Johnson (5-0 yards) Football Contact: Jon Fuller, 716-645-6762, jfuller3@buffalo.edu Football Contact: Jerry Emig, 614-688-0343, emig.2@osu.edu OHIO STATE (2012: 12-0 overall, 8-0 Big Ten, 1st/Leaders Division) Coach: Urban Meyer Career: 116-23 (12th year) At Ohio State: 12-0 (2nd year) Offense: Pro Style Rush: Braxton Miller (227-1,271 yards, 13 TDs) Pass: Braxton Miller (148-254, 2,039 yards, 15 TDs) Rec.: Corey Brown (60-669 yards, 3 TDs) Defense: Mul ple Tackles: Ryan Shazier (115 tackles) Sacks: Ryan Shazier (5.0-47 yards) Int.: Bradley Roby (2-49 yards, 1 TD) and C.J. Barne (2-1 yard)

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. Through the Big Ten’s media agreements with CBS Sports, ABC/ESPN, FOX and BTN, nearly 1,000 Big Ten events are produced and distributed na onally on an annual basis.

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PENN STATE VS SYRACUSE
Saturday, Aug. 31 • 3:30 p.m. ET • East Rutherford, N.J. • MetLife Stadium (82,500) ABC (regional), ESPN2 (outer market) • Announcers: Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Jeannine Edwards Series: Penn State leads, 42-23-5* • Last Mee ng: Sept. 12, 2009: Penn State 28, Syracuse 7* Syracuse (2012: 8-5 overall, 5-2 Big East, T-1st) Coach: Sco Shafer Career: 0-0 (1st year) At Syracuse: 0-0 (1st year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Jerome Smith (227-1,171 yards, 3 TDs) Pass: Charley Loeb (1-1, 8 yards) Rec.: Jarrod West (43-588 yards, 2 TDs) Defense: Mul ple Tackles: Dyshawn Davis (69 tackles) Sacks: Cameron Lynch (4.0-22 yards) Int.: Keon Lyn (3-32 yards, 1 TD) Football Contact: Sue Edson, 315-952-4787, sedson@syr.edu PENN STATE (2012: 8-4 overall, 6-2 Big Ten, 2nd/Leaders Division) Coach: Bill O’Brien Career: 8-4 (2nd year) At Penn State: 8-4 (2nd year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Zach Zwinak (203-1,000 yards, 6 TDs) Pass: N/A Rec.: Allen Robinson (77-1,013 yards, 11 TDs) Defense: Mul ple Tackles: Glenn Carson (85 tackles) Sacks: Deion Barnes (6.0-30 yards) Int.: Adrian Amos (2-54 yards) Football Contact: Jeff Nelson, 814-865-1757, jtn4@psu.edu * All Penn State wins vacated from 1998-2011

PURDUE AT CINCINNATI
Saturday, Aug. 31 • Noon ET • Cincinna , Ohio • Nippert Stadium (35,000) ESPNU • Announcers: Eamon McAnaney, Anthony Becht Series: First Mee ng PURDUE (2012: 6-7 overall, 3-5 Big Ten, 4th/Leaders Division) Coach: Darrell Hazell Career: 16-10 (3rd year) At Purdue: 0-0 (1st year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: Akeem Hunt (42-335 yards, 2 TDs) Pass: Rob Henry (21-38, 216 yards, 3 TDs) Rec.: Gary Bush (41-360 yards, 7 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Landon Feichter (80 tackles) Sacks: Ryan Russell (4.0-25 yards) Int.: Landon Feichter (4-39 yards, 1 TD) Football Contact: Ma Rector, 765-494-3196, rector@purdue.edu Cincinna (2012: 10-3 overall, 5-2 Big East, T-1st) Coach: Tommy Tuberville Career: 130-77 (18th year) At Cincinna : 0-0 (1st year) Offense: Pro Set/Mul ple Rush: Ralph David Abernathy (69-366 yards, 3 TDs) Pass: Munchie Legaux (120-230, 1,716 yards, 13 TDs) Rec.: Anthony McClung (34-539 yards, 2 TDs) Defense: Mul ple Tackles: Greg Blair (138 tackles) Sacks: Adrian Wi y (3.0-21 yards) Int.: Arryn Chenault (3-21 yards) Football Contact: Ryan Koslen, 513-556-5186, ryan.koslen@uc.edu

MASSACHUSETTS AT #23/23 WISCONSIN
Saturday, Aug. 31 • 11 a.m. CT • Madison, Wis. • Camp Randall Stadium (80,321) BTN • Announcers: Wayne Larrivee, Jon Jansen Series: First Mee ng Massachuse s (2012: 1-11 overall, 1-7 MAC, 6th/East) Coach: Charley Molnar Career: 1-11 (2nd year) At Massachuse s: 1-11 (2nd year) Offense: Spread Rush: Mike Wegzyn (93-141 yards, 2 TDs) Pass: Mike Wegzyn (182-346, 1,825 yards, 6 TDs) Rec.: Rob Blanchflower (43-464 yards, 2 TDs) Defense: 4-3 Tackles: Kassan Messiah (65 tackles) Sacks: Stanley Andre (4.0-18 yards), Kevin Byrne (4.0-18 yards) and Jovan Santos-Knox (4.0-12 yards) Int.: Khary Bailey-Smith (2-29 yards) Football Contact: John Sinne , 413-545-1744, jsinne @admin.umass.edu Football Contact: Brian Lucas, 608-262-1811, bml@athle cs.wisc.edu WISCONSIN (2012: 8-6 overall, 4-4 Big Ten, 3rd/Leaders Division) Coach: Gary Andersen Career: 30-31 (6th year) At Wisconsin: 0-0 (1st year) Offense: Mul ple Rush: James White (125-806 yards, 12 TDs) Pass: Joel Stave (70-119, 1,104 yards, 6 TDs) or Curt Phillips (46-81, 540 yards, 5 TDs) Rec.: Jared Abbrederis (49-837 yards, 5 TDs) Defense: Mul ple Tackles: Chris Borland (104 tackles) Sacks: Tyler Dippel (5.0-33 yards) and Brendan Kelly (5.0-28 yards) Int.: Ethan Armstrong (1-0 yards), Conor O’Neill (1-53 yards) and Dezmen Southward (1-31 yards)

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. Over the last 10 years, the Big Ten is ed for the conference lead with na onal tles in 14 different NCAA-sponsored championships.

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TEAM SCHEDULES: LEGENDS DIVISION
Legends Division Games in Bold

IOWA
DATE 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/23 11/29 SCORE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Northern Illinois Missouri State at Iowa State Western Michigan at Minnesota Michigan State at Ohio State Northwestern Wisconsin at Purdue Michigan at Nebraska DATE 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 10/5 10/12 10/19 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30

#17/17 MICHIGAN
SCORE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Central Michigan Notre Dame Akron at Connecticut Minnesota at Penn State Indiana at Michigan State Nebraska at Northwestern at Iowa Ohio State DATE 8/30 9/7 9/14 9/21 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/16 11/23 11/30

MICHIGAN STATE
SCORE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Western Michigan South Florida Youngstown State at Notre Dame at Iowa Indiana Purdue at Illinois Michigan at Nebraska at Northwestern Minnesota

MINNESOTA
DATE 8/29 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/23 11/30 SCORE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE UNLV at New Mexico State Western Illinois San Jose State Iowa at Michigan at Northwestern Nebraska at Indiana Penn State Wisconsin at Michigan State

#18/18 NEBRASKA
DATE 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 10/5 10/12 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/29 SCORE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Wyoming Southern Mississippi UCLA South Dakota State Illinois at Purdue at Minnesota Northwestern at Michigan Michigan State at Penn State Iowa

#22/22 NORTHWESTERN
DATE 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/16 11/23 11/30 SCORE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE at California Syracuse Western Michigan Maine Ohio State at Wisconsin Minnesota at Iowa at Nebraska Michigan Michigan State at Illinois

TEAM SCHEDULES: LEADERS DIVISION
Leaders Division Games in Bold

ILLINOIS
DATE 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/28 10/5 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 SCORE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Southern Illinois Cincinnati vs. Washington [1] Miami (Ohio) at Nebraska Wisconsin Michigan State at Penn State at Indiana Ohio State at Purdue Northwestern DATE 8/29 9/7 9/14 9/21 10/5 10/12 10/19 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 SCORE

INDIANA
OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Indiana State Navy Bowling Green Missouri Penn State at Michigan State at Michigan Minnesota Illinois at Wisconsin at Ohio State Purdue DATE 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/16 11/23 11/30

#2/2 OHIO STATE
SCORE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Buffalo San Diego State at California Florida A&M Wisconsin at Northwestern Iowa Penn State at Purdue at Illinois Indiana at Michigan

[1] at Chicago, Ill.

PENN STATE
DATE 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 10/5 10/12 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 SCORE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE vs. Syracuse [2] Eastern Michigan Central Florida Kent State at Indiana Michigan at Ohio State Illinois at Minnesota Purdue Nebraska at Wisconsin DATE 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/12 10/19 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 SCORE

PURDUE
OPPONENT ATTENDANCE at Cincinnati Indiana State Notre Dame at Wisconsin Northern Illinois Nebraska at Michigan State Ohio State Iowa at Penn State Illinois at Indiana

#23/23 WISCONSIN
DATE 8/31 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/12 10/19 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 SCORE OPPONENT ATTENDANCE Massachusetts Tennessee Tech at Arizona State Purdue at Ohio State Northwestern at Illinois at Iowa BYU Indiana at Minnesota Penn State

[2] at East Rutherford, N.J.

HONORING LEGENDS. BUILDING LEADERS. Big Ten fans are some of the na on’s most suppor ve, with nearly 9.8 million patrons a ending conference home contests during the 2012-13 seasons for football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball alone.

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