Though many Ohio State fans have spent the majority of the day both looking forward to Saturday's Big Ten title game showdown with Michigan State, the league offices announced their 2013 All-Big Ten teams (as well as a few individual awards) Monday night.
Buckeyes star linebacker Ryan Shazier was named to the 2013 All-Big Ten first teams by both the media and the coaches. He was snubbed, however, for the 2013 Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year in favor of Wisconsin's Chris Borland. Despite having a year that many Ohio State fans have heavily scrutinized, redshirt junior cornerback Bradley Roby was also named first team by both the coaches and media.
Ohio State defensive end Noah Spence was named to the 2013 All-Big Ten first team from the media, though he failed to qualify for the same honor from the coaches (which instead opted for Shilique Calhoun of Michigan State, Minnesota's Ra'Shede Hageman, Nebraska's Randy Gregory, and Penn State's DaQuon Jones). The media's team were the same but with Spence swapped for Jones).
Spence checked in on the coaches' All-Big Ten second team where he was joined by fellow OSU defensive lineman Michael Bennett. Bennett received the honor from both the coaches and the media. Safety C.J. Barnett, defensive end Joey Bosa, cornerback Doran Grant, and punter Cameron Johnston were all honored as All-Big Ten honorable mentions.
The league will unveil additional individual honors (including their Defensive Player of the Year) tomorrow.