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Big Ten awards on tap

Roll out the red carpet and get your watch parties assembled. The fourth annual Big Ten Awards show airs Monday night at 7 ET on the Big Ten Network.

The awards -- the Tennies? the Delanys?-- honor athletes from all sports in the conference. But as you might imagine, several football players and teams are in the running. Here's a quick look at the football figures are up for a Big Ten award and their competition in that category:

Breakout Performer of the Year

Denard Robinson, Michigan

Darius Morris, Michigan basketball

Jared Sullinger, Ohio State basketball

Most Dominating Performance

Robinson vs. Notre Dame, Sept. 11

Mikel Leshoure, Illinois, vs. Northwestern, Nov. 20

Jordan Taylor,Wisconsin basketball vs. Ohio State, Feb. 12

Most Courageous Performance

Mark Dantonio, Michigan State football

Jon Hoese, Minnesota football

Brock Mealer, brother of Michigan offensive lineman Elliott Mealer

Best Finish

Notre Dame at Michigan State, Sept. 18

Illinois at Michigan, Nov. 6

Wisconsin at Michigan basketball, Feb. 23

Men’s Team of the Year

Wisconsin football

Ohio State basketball

Penn State wrestling

Game of the Year

Illinois at Michigan, Nov. 6

Ohio State at Wisconsin, Oct. 16

Ohio State at Wisconsin basketball, Feb. 12