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Spanning the Collegiate World: Interesting updates along with B1G Weekly Honors

We're going to span the collegiate world AND hit the Big Ten at the same time. All for the same low, low price.

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Big Ten Weekly Honors

Football

Offensive Player of the Week

Braxton Miller, Ohio State, Sr., HB

  • Records the fourth Offensive Player of the Week award of his career and first since Oct. 28, 2013
  • Four times?  Getting a little hoggish, Brax.  Just sayin'.

Defensive Player of the Week

Anthony Walker, Northwestern, So., LB

Special Teams Player of the Week

William Likely, Maryland, Jr., DB

Freshman of the Week

Clayton Thorson, Northwestern, QB

Field Hockey

Offensive Player of the Week
Dominique Masters, Northwestern, M - Jr.

Defensive Player of the Week

Liz Tamburro, Ohio State, GK - So.

Freshman of the Week

Katie Dembrowski, Penn State, M - Fr.

Women's Soccer

Offensive Player of the Week

Cassie Inacio, Rutgers, F - Sr. - Manalapan, N.J. - Manalapan HS

  • Earns her first career Offensive Player of the Week honor
  • Last Rutgers Offensive Player of the Week: Madison Tiernan (Oct. 13, 2014)

Defensive Player of the Week

Haley Helverson, Minnesota, D - Sr.

Co-Freshmen of the Week

April Bockin, Minnesota, F

Lia Baldo, Nebraska, F

Men's Soccer

Offensive Player of the Week

Sebastian Elney, Maryland, F - Fr.

Defensive Player of the Week

Cody Niedermeier, Maryland, GK - Jr.

Bet it made SportsCenter, too

Let's see, college football players can't do endzone dances and other stupid things to draw attention to themselves.  So, what can they do?  This....

Except, it's illegal.  Rule 1-4-7 prohibits items that are abrasive or can endanger opponents....like maybe a metal watch.  Yeah, we're "rocking" illegal equipment.  Great....just great.

Speaking of Virginia Tech....

In any other words, it was Monday Night Football, and the only game in town.  And apparently people were more than a little eager to watch.

The game drew a 6.6 rating, up 120% from last year's Miami-Louisville game.  As you might expect, Columbus was the largest market for the game.  Saturday's highest rating was another Big Ten-related game as Wisconsin-Alabama drew a 4.3 overnight rating.

No, we didn't miss it

Somebody is really pushing the Louisville uniforms.  But it seems no one is buying. As indicated by one of the several replies to this tweet.

And, of course, we have no way of avoiding seeing this

And do we really need this?

So, we don't really have a college version of Hard Knocks.  What we do have is a ShowTime series that will probably make anyone who isn't a Notre Dame fan barf.  A Season With Notre Dame began on Sept. 8 on the cable channel.

I missed the first episode....probably will miss the rest, too.  It may be excellent but.....   Nah.  Feel free to comment, though.

Flashy isn't always good....but I like these

Schadenfreude

Moment of Zen

So, which college coach has the best return on investment?  Uhh, no it isn't Kyle Flood.  You're guessing Urban Meyer or Nick Saban, right?  Ahh, not so fast my friend.

You might be surprised that, while Saban and Meyer are Top 25, they come at a price.  And therein lies the rub!  You'll know and probably nod your head in agreement on Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and Oregon's Mark Helfrich being No. 1 and 2 respectively.  But you're going to be quite surprised at No. 3.  Go ahead...take a look.