Loading…
Monday, September 22, 2014
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Monday, 7/27/2009

Big 10 tabs OSU No.1

BY MATT MARKEY
BLADE SPORTS WRITER

CHICAGO - Ohio State was named the pre-season favorite to win a fifth straight Big Ten championship Monday morning in a poll of media attending the conference's two-day football meetings at the downtown Hyatt Regency hotel.

Ohio State sophomore quarterback Terrelle Pryor was chosen as the Big Ten pre-season offensive player of the year after last season being named the league's freshman of the year. Pryor had an 8-1 record as a starter, and led the conference in passing efficiency in Big Ten games - the first freshman to do so.

Penn State was picked to finish second in the conference, while Michigan State was chosen third. Penn State and Ohio State finished with identical 7-1 conference records last season, while Michigan State went 6-2 in the Big Ten.

Michigan State linebacker Greg Jones was named the preseason defensive player of the year.



Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.

Points of Interest