Big Ten at Ten 3.12.13: All of the Awards

Epic Bo-Face is epic. - Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE

The Big Ten at Ten "looks" at the Big Ten awards.

Yesterday the 2012-2013 All-Big Ten men’s basketball teams were announced on the Big Ten Network. To no one’s surprise, Trey Burke was named Big Ten POY, Bo Ryan was named COY and Gary Harris was named FOY. Here’s a comparison of the coaches vs. media vs. our selections at OTE:

VOTERS

SELECTED BY THE COACHES

SELECTED BY THE MEDIA

SELECTED BY OTE

FIRST TEAM

VICTOR OLADIPO, INDIANA

Cody Zeller, Indiana

TREY BURKE, MICHIGAN

Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan

Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

VICTOR OLADIPO, INDIANA

CODY ZELLER, INDIANA

TREY BURKE, MICHIGAN

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

DESHAUN THOMAS, OHIO STATE

Victor Oladipo, Indiana

Cody Zeller, Indiana

Trey Burke, Michigan

Adreian Payne, Michigan State

Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State

SECOND TEAM

Keith Appling, Michigan State

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Adreian Payne, Michigan State

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Jared Berggren, Wisconsin

Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Adreian Payne, Michigan State

Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota

Jared Berggren, Wisconsin

Andre Hollins, Minnesota

Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Aaron Craft, Ohio State

Jared Berggren, Wisconsin

THIRD TEAM

Brandon Paul, Illinois

D.J. Richardson, Illinois

Christian Watford, Indiana

Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa

Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota

Terone Johnson, Purdue

Brandon Paul, Illinois

Christian Watford, Indiana

Aaron White, Iowa

Keith Appling, Michigan State

Andre Hollins, Minnesota

D.J. Newbill, Penn State

Tim Hardaway Jr. Michigan

Brandon Paul, Illinois

Aaron White, Iowa

Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa

ALL FRESHMAN

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Glenn Robinson III, Michigan

Gary Harris, Michigan State

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

Did not vote.

Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Nik Stauskas, Michigan

Gary Harris, Michigan State

A.J. Hammons, Purdue

Sam Dekker, Wisconsin

POY

Trey Burke, Michigan

Trey Burke, Michigan

Trey Burke, Michigan

FOY

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Gary Harris, Michigan State

Gary Harris, Michigan State

COY

Bo Ryan, Wisconsin

Bo Ryan, Wisconsin

Did not vote.

CAPS denotes that these selections were unanimous.

Aaron Craft being voted first team by the media comes as a surprise considering he has more than a few "offensive deficiencies." No one can dispute he’s a great defensive talent with exceptional acting skills (and rosy cheeks) but is he better than Payne or Hardaway? Questionable.

And at what point do we stop handing Bo Ryan COY honors because he’s "winning at Wisconsin." As boring as Bo-Ball is, as ugly as Wisconsin’s players are, they’re consistently a very good team. It’s not like Bo Ryan is constantly rebuilding with below average talent. He’s built that program to where it is and they’re achieving what they should be. COY honors are usually given to coaches who do something out of the ordinary. Bo Ryan is doing what he’s been doing for the past ten years. So how is COY appropriate for him? Why not give it to Crean, who has finally gotten Indiana back to where they’re supposed to be?

And why doesn’t the Big Ten hand out awards for flopping? Or coaches who are the most dickish? Or most egregious use of the term "athlete" when you have a fat guy at center?

Oh well. The links:

Notre Dame is leaving the Big East today. RIP BIG EAST?

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