Friday, August 15, 2008

Big 10 Previews

#1 posting 8.15. 2008
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The NCAA has released 10 players to watch this fall. They also have 10 teams to watch.

BIG 10
The Big 10 has released their preseason predictions for team finishes and player awards.

Defending NCAA champ Penn State is the heavy favorite for first. Nicole Fawcett and Megan Hodge were unanimous All Big 10. PSU had five players make the 12 member team. Expectations are high for the Nittany Lions.

The Gophers are tabbed for second. Lauren Gibbemeyer (Cretin-Derham Hall) and Brook Dieter (Bloomington Kennedy) were named preseason All Big 10.

Wisconsin was named third. Brittney Dolgner was a unanimous preseason Big 10 choice too. In the Badger Countdown series the players talk about playing at the fieldhouse in front of the fans.

Purdue is picked for fourth.

Illinois is selected for fifth.

Michigan State is eighth.

New Ohio State coach Geoff Carlston does a Q&A. The Buckeyes are the 9th pick in the preseason poll.

BIG 12
Iowa State is picked for 6th in the Big 12.

Riverland is previewed in the Austin Post Herald.

The Badger Blog looks at the new Rule Changes, the biggest one is moving the game from 30 points to 25.

Bridget Denson-Dorman has transferrd to South Carolina.

Next up: tomorrow, unless news breaks