Calhoun voted B1G preseason defensive player of the year

Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014

CHICAGO (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan State Defensive End Shilique Calhoun has been chosen as the Big Ten's preseason defensive player of the year by a panel of select Big Ten writers, according to

The junior had 7 1/2 sacks, 4 fumble recoveries, and 3 defensive touchdowns on his way to being named last year's Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was named as the preseason offensive player of the year.

The Buckeyes, with 23 first place votes, are also the favorites to win the east over last year's champions from East Lansing.

Michigan came in third in the poll, with Penn State and Maryland rounding out the Top 5.

In the West, Wisconsin is predicted to hold off Iowa.

Nebraska and Northwestern also receive first place votes in what should be a very competitive division.

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November 25, 2015 08:06 GMT

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Tuesday's Games

Indiana 123, Washington 106

Memphis 110, Dallas 96

Atlanta 121, Boston 97

L.A. Clippers 111, Denver 94

Chicago 93, Portland 88

Golden State 111, L.A. Lakers 77

Wednesday's Games

New York at Orlando, 7 p.m.

Washington at Charlotte, 7 p.m.

Cleveland at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

Miami at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Boston, 7:30 p.m.

Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m.

Sacramento at Milwaukee, 8 p.m.

Memphis at Houston, 8 p.m.

Brooklyn at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m.

Dallas at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m.

New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m.

Utah at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m.


Tuesday's Games

Ottawa 7, Dallas 4

Anaheim 5, Calgary 3

Wednesday's Games

Nashville at Buffalo, 7 p.m.

Columbus at New Jersey, 7 p.m.

Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m.

St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.

Winnipeg at Washington, 7 p.m.

Edmonton at Carolina, 7 p.m.

Vancouver at Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, 7:30 p.m.

Boston at Detroit, 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m.

Anaheim at Arizona, 9 p.m.

Ottawa at Colorado, 9:30 p.m.

Chicago at San Jose, 10 p.m.