Nebraska's Martinez, Iowa's Epenesa land on Big Ten Media Preseason Honors list

Ohio State junior defensive end Chase Young won a Big Ten title in his first two college seasons and now he's the preseason defensive player of the year

Ohio State junior defensive end Chase Young won a Big Ten title in his first two college seasons and now he's the preseason defensive player of the year

Senior linebacker Joe Bachie and fifth-year senior defensive end Kenny Willekes were among the 10 players selected for Big Ten preseason honors, the conference announced Thursday morning. The Huskers and Hawkeyes each got 14 first place votes, but Nebraska got 198 overall points to Iowa's 194.5. 14 others picked the Ohio State Buckeyes to win the title for the third year in a row, while Nebraska and Northwestern each got a vote. Northwestern and Minnesota each picked up one first place vote. Minnesota, which also got a first place vote, was sixth and IL was a unanimous choice for seventh. Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins was the lone offensive selection in the East.

The annual gathering of coaches, players and the media will begin Thursday and just prior to it, the Big Ten Media voted on their preseason picks.

A total of 33 writers predicted who would win the Big Ten conference this season and 17 of them gave the nod to the Wolverines.

The media this season picked MI to win the East Division, with Ohio State in second place. We close the show with strong words from MI head coach Jim Harbaugh directed at former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.

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Michigan State is loaded with returning talent on defense and that was recognized by the media.

The Spartans' offense was a disaster at the end of last season en route to a 7-6 record. Rutgers. WEST: 1. Iowa; 2.

Ohio State's Brutus Buckete cheers during an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010, in Columbus, Ohio.

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