Scout.com: Lions Up for BTN Honors
Monday evening marks the fourth annual Big Ten Network (now known simply as BTN) Awards Show, honoring the best in Big Ten sports for the 2010-211 year. The Nittany Lions are nominated in four categories.
Monday evening at 7:30 pm ET the Big Ten Network will be featuring their fourth annual BTN Awards Show, hosted by Mike Hall and Rick Pizzo. The show honors the best of Big Ten athletics and Penn State will have nominees in four of the nine categories.
Men's Coach of the Year: Cael Sanderson led the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten and NCAA Titles in just his second year at the helm of PSU. Sanderson is up against Ohio State basketball head coach Thad Matta Purdue basketball head coach Matt Painter.
Women?s Coach of the Year: Coquese Washington just completed her fourth year as the head coach of the Lady Lion basketball team. This past year she led PSU to a second place finish in the Big Ten and a second round appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Washington is up against Michigan softball head coach Carol Hutchins and Wisconsin ice hockey head coach Mark Johnson.
Men?s Team of the Year: The Big Ten and NCAA Champion Penn State wrestling team is nominated and facing the Ohio State basketball and Wisconsin football teams for the team of the year honor. The PSU wrestling team is the only nominated team who won an NCAA Title this past year.