Weekend Schedule

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Thursday, April 24th
ILLINOIS, IOWA, MICHIGAN STATE, MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, OHIO STATE, PURDUE, WISCONSIN at Drake Relays - Des Moines, IOWA
INDIANA, MICHIGAN, #16 PENN STATE, WISCONSIN at Penn Relays - Philadelphia, Pa.
MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN STATE at Gina Relays - Hillsdale, Mich.

Friday, April 25th
ILLINOIS, IOWA, MICHIGAN STATE, MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, OHIO STATE, PURDUE, WISCONSIN at Drake Relays - Des Moines, IOWA
INDIANA, MICHIGAN, #16 PENN STATE, WISCONSIN at Penn Relays - Philadelphia, Pa.
MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, WISCONSIN at Triton Invitational - San Diego, Calif.
MICHIGAN STATE at Ashland Alumni Open - Ashland, Ohio
MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN STATE at Gina Relays - Hillsdale, Mich.

Saturday, April 26th
ILLINOIS, IOWA, MICHIGAN STATE, MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, OHIO STATE, PURDUE, WISCONSIN at Drake Relays - Des Moines, IOWA
INDIANA, MICHIGAN, #16 PENN STATE, WISCONSIN at Penn Relays - Philadelphia, Pa.
MINNESOTA, NEBRASKA, WISCONSIN at Triton Invitational - San Diego, Calif.
MICHIGAN STATE at Ashland Alumni Open - Ashland, Ohio
MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN STATE at Gina Relays - Hillsdale, Mich.


Weekend Schedule

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Thursday, April 24th
ILLINOIS, IOWA, MICHIGAN STATE, MINNESOTA, #12 NEBRASKA, PURDUE, #6 WISCONSIN at Drake Relays - Des Moines, IOWA
INDIANA, MICHIGAN, #19 PENN STATE at Penn Relays - Philadelphia, Pa.
MICHIGAN STATE at Gina Relays - Hillsdale, Mich.
MINNESOTA at MAC Twilight - St. Paul, Minn.

Friday, April 25th
ILLINOIS, IOWA, MICHIGAN STATE, MINNESOTA, #12 NEBRASKA, PURDUE, #6 WISCONSIN at Drake Relays - Des Moines, IOWA
INDIANA, MICHIGAN, #19 PENN STATE at Penn Relays - Philadelphia, Pa.
MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, #12 NEBRASKA, #6 WISCONSIN at Triton Invitational - San Diego, Calif.
MICHIGAN STATE at Ashland Alumni Open - Ashland, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at Gina Relays - Hillsdale, Mich.
OHIO STATE at Arkansas State Red Wolves Open - Jonesboro, Ark.

Saturday, April 26th

ILLINOIS, IOWA, MICHIGAN STATE, MINNESOTA, #12 NEBRASKA, PURDUE, #6 WISCONSIN at Drake Relays - Des Moines, IOWA
INDIANA, MICHIGAN, #19 PENN STATE at Penn Relays - Philadelphia, Pa.
MICHIGAN, MINNESOTA, #12 NEBRASKA, #6 WISCONSIN at Triton Invitational - San Diego, Calif.
MICHIGAN STATE at Ashland Alumni Open - Ashland, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at Gina Relays - Hillsdale, Mich.
MINNESOTA at Gustavus Drake Alternative - St. Peter, Minn.
OHIO STATE at Arkansas State Red Wolves Open - Jonesboro, Ark.


Weekend Schedule

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Friday, April 25th
#10 Notre Dame, Rhode Island, Alabama at #13 INDIANA - Bloomington, Ind.

Saturday, April 26th
#10 Notre Dame, Rhode Island, Alabama at #13 INDIANA - Bloomington, Ind.
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at #5 Virginia - Charlottesville, Va.

Sunday, April 27th

MINNESOTA (rv) at IOWA (rv) - Iowa City, Iowa

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty-five Big Ten student-athletes in nine different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of April 21. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Baseball
Player of the Week - Michael Handel, MINN
Co-Pitchers of the Week - Joey DeNato, IND & Jack Quigley, NU
Freshman of the Week - Ryne Roper, ILL

Men's Golf
Co-Golfers of the Week - Steven Ihm, IOWA & Jose Mendez, MINN

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Kelly Grassel, MSU

Women's Rowing
Boat of the Week - First Varsity Eight, OSU (Aina Cid Centelles, Elodie Ravera-Scarramozzino, Eelkje Miedema, Ashley Bauer, Meghan Birkbeck, Catherine Shields, Holly Norton, Claire-Louise Bode and coxswain Victoria Lazur)

Softball
Co-Players of the Week - Taylor Edwards, NEB & Marisa Bast, NU
Pitcher of the Week - Kelly Smith, MSU
Freshman of the Week - Katy McJunkin, PUR

Men's Tennis
Athlete of the Week - Drew Lied, MSU

Women's Tennis
Athlete of the Week - Emina Bektas, MICH

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Track Athlete of the Week - Miles Ukaoma, NEB
Field Athlete of the Week - Babatunde Amosu, IOWA

Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Leah O'Connor, MSU
Field Athlete of the Week - Dani Bunch, PUR

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 45

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Iowa's Kristin Johnson (2003, Softball)
A two-time NFCA All-American and Academic All-Big Ten selection, Johnson earned the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 2003. Johnson was a four-time All-Big Ten selection, including as a freshman in 2000, when she was the only player in the conference to be named a unanimous first-team All-Big Ten pick. She also collected first-team All-Big Ten plaudits as a senior in 2003 after being named a second-team NFCA All-American. Johnson, who was named Iowa's Golden Glove Winner in all four seasons, led the Hawkeyes to Big Ten Championships in 2001 and 2003. She was a member of the Academic All-Big Ten team in both her sophomore and junior seasons.

Wednesday's Results

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Missouri 5, Illinois 2
Indiana 10, Ball State 1
Northwestern 7, Chicago State 6
Purdue 5, Illinois-Chicago 3

Wednesday's Softball Results

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On Wednesday's Big Ten softball slate, Michigan and Purdue split their doubleheader in West Lafayette, while Ohio State swept visiting Penn State. Indiana pulled away from Louisville in a non-conference affair. 

Wednesday, April 23
Purdue 3, #3/4 Michigan 2 (Game 1)
#3/4 Michigan 11, Purdue 0 (6 innings) (Game 2)
Ohio State 3, Penn State 1 (Game 1)
Ohio State 3, Penn State 1 (Game 2)

Indiana 8, Louisville 3
Iowa 6, Iowa State 6 (ended in tie due to darkness)
Central Michigan 6, Michigan State 4

North Dakota at #13/12 Minnesota (Game 1) - CANCELED
North Dakota at #13/12 Minnesota (Game 2) - CANCELED
#19/19 Nebraska at Creighton - CANCELED

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

In The Polls

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Ten Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State, which clinched the outright Big Ten Championship last Friday, claimed the No. 2 spot this week. Illinois (No. 12) and Penn State (No. 24) joined Ohio State in the top 25, followed by Northwestern (No. 32), Purdue (No. 34) and Michigan (No. 43) in the top 50. Minnesota checks in at No. 55, with Michigan State (No. 61), Indiana (No. 67) and Nebraska (No. 69) also within the top 70.

Individually, 15 Big Ten men's tennis players and 10 doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
7. Peter Kobelt, OSU
8. Jared Hiltzik, ILL
17. Farris Gosea, ILL
37. Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
42. Leandro Toledo, MINN
46. Raleigh Smith, NU
56. Tim Kopinski, ILL
97. Herkko Pollanen, OSU
110. Dusty Boyer, NEB
111. Alex Petrone, MICH
113. Sam Monette, IND
117. Oskar Wikberg, WIS
120. Sam Shropshire, NU
123. Hunter Callahan, OSU
124. Jonas Dierckx, IOWA

Doubles
4. Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka, OSU
5. Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon, ILL
27. Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg, MINN
28. Mihir Kumar/Raleigh Smith, NU
32. Barrett Franks/Alex Buzzi, MICH
33. Russell Bader/Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
53. Sam Monette/Daniel Bednarczyk, IND
57. Peter Kobelt/Ralf Steinbach, OSU
73. Ricky Medinilla/Szymon Tatarczyk, PUR
90. Farris Gosea/Alex Jesse, ILL

For the complete polls, click here.

Wednesday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. Missouri, 7:30 p.m. (Busch Stadium, St. Louis)
Ball State at Indiana, 6 p.m., BTDN
Iowa at Creighton, 7:30 p.m.
Hamline at Minnesota, 5 p.m.
Chicago Stat at Northwestern, 4 p.m., BTDN
Illinois-Chicago at Purdue, 5 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Michigan's Jacob Cronenworth and Nebraska's Zach Hirsch were named to the 2014 NCBWA Stopper of the Year Midseason Watch List, given annually to the nation's top relief pitcher. Cronenworth has pitched 18.1 innings in 12 appearances, carries a 1.96 ERA and eight saves for the Wolverines this season, tied for the most in the Big Ten. Hirsch has made 19 relief appearances this season for the Huskers, touting a 1.44 ERA, a 4-1 record and 36/8 strikeout-to-walk ratio this year.
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