Monday, October 27, 2008

Big 10 Meets the Media

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Purdue (Coaches) and Ohio State (Media) are the picks to finish atop the Big 10. The Balance of Power should shift according to the StarTribune. Jantel Lavender of OSU is the preseason player of year.

Michigan State is expected to be back in the top of the Big 10 preseason polls. From the Detroit Free Press. The Spartans are picked third in both polls.

You can watch Minnesota coach Pam Borton on Rosen's Sports Sunday. (5:48). Gopher Emily Fox is on the preseason Big 10 team.

Michigan coach Kevin Borseth expects to be better than last year. From the Ann Arbor News. The Wolverines are picked for 6th by the coaches, 8th by the media.

Iowa's Kristi Smith feels snubbed not being on the preseason all conference team. From the Des Moines Register.
The snubs continued to the Hawkeyes themselves according to the Daily Iowan. Iowa is picked for fourth

Wisconsin is "on the change bandwagon, but It's just not polling as well for them as it is for Barack Obama," according to the Capital Times.
The Badgers have low expectations at #10. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

South Dakota State is focusing on the playoffs. This is the first year the Jackrabbits can play in the D1 tournament. From KELO (with video)

UW Green Bay's Chelsea Lyons (Coon Rapids) is a two sport athlete in college. From the Green Bay Press Gazette.

Drake had their Blue vs White scrimmage on Sunday. Lauren Dybing (St. Croix Lutheran) and Brittnye McSparron (Eastview) had 6 and 5 points respectively.

Senior Holly Silverling (Armstrong) is back at Minot State. She started her collegiate career there, went to Missouri Valley and now is back at MSU. From the Minot Daily News.

Lakehead beat Jamestown 74-70 on Saturday in the Mayville Classic. Heidi Fiechtner (Fargo North) had 19 and Kellie Schuneman (Centennial) had 18 points for Jamestown. From the Jamestown Sun.

Mary's Liz Sipma is leading up the FCA chapter. From the Bismarck Tribune.

Mike Starrett of Mishawaka Penn, Indiana has resigned due to health reasons Wednesday. Assistant Terry Tulchinsky is the interim coach. Penn has two D1 players on the roster. From the South Bend Tribune.

Next up: A profile later today.