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Wednesday, December 04, 2019 1:00 am

College football

Ohio State defensive end named Big Ten's top player

Associated Press

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Ohio State defensive end Chase Young has been selected as the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.

No. 2 Ohio State boasts the country's No. 1 defense, with Young leading the way. The junior has a school-record 16 sacks – the most by a Big Ten player in 21 years – and 30 in three seasons. Young was also named Defensive Lineman of the Year.

Ohio State coach Ryan Day was chosen Coach of the Year by media, while Minnesota's P.J. Fleck was picked by the Big Ten's coaches in voting announced Tuesday by the conference.

Penn State's Micah Parsons (linebacker) and Minnesota's Antoine Winfield Jr. (defensive back) were among the other winners. Offensive awards will be announced Wednesday.

Clemson puts 16 players on All-ACC team

Third-ranked Clemson had 16 players selected to the all-Atlantic Coast Conference football teams.

The ACC announced its all-conference team as determined by a panel of 46 media members and 14 head coaches.

Clemson running back Travis Etienne had a league-high 176 voting points after rushing for 1,386 yards this season and scoring an ACC-record 57 career touchdowns. He was joined by quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Boston College running back AJ Dillon in the backfield.

Wake Forest receiver Sage Surratt and older brother Chazz, a linebacker at North Carolina, both made the first team.

They became the first brother combination to make the first team in the same year since twins Tiki and Ronde Barber of Virginia in 1996.

Iowa State extends Campbell through 2025

Iowa State and coach Matt Campbell have agreed on a one-year contract extension through 2025.

The Cyclones announced Tuesday that Campbell has been locked up for the next six seasons, ending speculation he would be a candidate for any number of job openings. Terms were not disclosed.

Iowa State, picked third in the Big 12 preseason poll, finished the regular season at 7-5 – though three of those losses came to ranked opponents by just four combined points.

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