Michigan State is preseason favorite

A 22-member media panel has picked Michigan State as the favorite to win the Big Ten this season. Indiana is second, Ohio State is third.

Drew Neitzel, the Spartans’ senior guard, was picked as preseason player of the year and he’s joined by Indiana forward D.J. White, Illinois center Shaun Pruitt, Ohio State guard Jamar Butler and Penn State small forward Geary Claxton.

More updates from Chicago as Big Ten media day moves along.


  1. OK, Nietzel is a good player and valuable to his team, but look at the Pan-Am team. DJ was the go to guy on the team. He lead the team in scoring, rebounds, FG %, and even steals. Nietzel was just another face in the crowd. I pick DJ, and it’s not even close.

  2. Slojoe,

    For what it’s worth, Neitzel agrees with you.

    And White agrees with the media.

    But that’s just two classy kids doing the classy thing and deflecting praise while praising others.


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