BIG TEN FOOTBALL NOTES
August 26, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 . . .
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 .
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 . . .
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 . . .