USA Basketball named five former Big Ten men's basketball standouts to its 13-player 2014 USA Basketball Men's Select Team roster.

The Americans will participate in a training camp from July 28-31 in Las Vegas with the 2014 USA Basketball National Team prior to a showcase on August 1.

The five former Big Ten student-athletes are listed below along with their current NBA teams and draft selection.

 

Trey Burke, Michigan (Utah Jazz, 2013 first round)

Draymond Green, Michigan State (Golden State Warriors, 2012 second round)

Tim Hardaway Jr., Michigan (New York Knicks, 2013 first round)

Victor Oladipo, Indiana (Orlando Magic, 2013 first round)

Cody Zeller, Indiana (Charlotte Hornets, 2013 first round)

At the conclusion of the 2014 Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Commerce City, Colo., former student-athletes from current Big Ten men's lacrosse programs earned a combined 12 medals for Canada and the United States. The medals included one gold for Canada and 11 silver for the United States.

In the championship game, Canada jumped out to a 3-1 lead at halftime. After falling behind 8-2, the United States three scored three unanswered goals, but Canada prevailed in an 8-5 decision, winning its third gold medal.

Former student-athletes from current Big Ten programs who earned medals are listed below:

Canada, gold medal

Jesse King, Ohio State

USA, silver medal
Michael Evans, Johns Hopkins
Tucker Durkin, Johns Hopkins
Kyle Harrison, Johns Hopkins
Paul Rabil, Johns Hopkins
Jesse Schwartzman, Johns Hopkins
Jesse Bernhardt, Maryland
Daniel Burns, Maryland
Lee Zink, Maryland
Kevin Buchanan, Ohio State
Drew Adams, Penn State
Greg Gurenlian, Penn State

In June 2013, the Big Ten announced the addition of men's and women's lacrosse as the conference's 27th and 28th sports, and that Johns Hopkins had been accepted as a sport affiliate member for men's lacrosse beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. Big Ten competition in both men's and women's lacrosse will feature Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers, with Johns Hopkins participating in men's lacrosse and Northwestern competing in women's lacrosse.

The six programs that will comprise Big Ten men's lacrosse boast 56 national championships, with schools that have competed for more than a century.

Major League Soccer elected 20 players to play in its 2014 Chipotle Major League Soccer Homegrown Game, August 4, in Portland against the Portland Timbers U-23 team at Providence Park.

The roster includes three players with Big Ten roots.

Goalkeeper Matt Lampson, who played at Ohio State from 2009-2011, was named second team All-Big Ten in 2011 and earned first team All-Big Ten honors in 2010. He was the 2009 Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Year and a second team All-Big Ten selection. Lampson was also named to the 2009 Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

Northwestern's Chris Ritter enjoyed a stellar college career. In 2013, Ritter was honored as first team All-Big Ten recipient and was named a second team All-American. At the conclusion of the 2012 season, Ritter was named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and was a first team All-Big Ten selection. In 2011, he was tabbed second team All-Big Ten. As a freshman in 2009, Ritter was named to the Big Ten All-Freshman Team.

Tommy Thompson, a forward from Indiana, was named the 2013 Big Ten Freshman of the Year after scoring five goals and recording three assists. Thompson was also named second team All-Big Ten and was a member of the All-Freshman Team.

In conjunction with the MLS director of player programs Alfonso Mondelo, who will also coach the team, the 20-man roster was decided.

The game will be streamed live on August 4 at 10 p.m. ET on WatchESPN and MLSsoccer.com.

US Lacrosse announced its 23-man roster that will compete in the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship, July 10-19, in Commerce City, Colo. Of the 23 players selected, 11 hail from current Big Ten programs.

The tryouts, which lasted 11 months and included 98 players, was narrowed to 31 players who attended a training camp in Connecticut and Massachusetts and competed in the Major League Lacrosse All-Star Game at Harvard Stadium in Cambridge, Mass. Paul Rabil, a former standout at Johns Hopkins, returns from the 2010 FIL World Championship gold medal team, where he received most valuable player and All-World honors.

Former student-athletes from current Big Ten programs selected for the FIL World Championship team are listed below:

Midfield
Kevin Buchanan, Ohio State
Dan Burns, Maryland
Kyle Harrison, Johns Hopkins
Paul Rabil, Johns Hopkins

Defense
Jesse Bernhardt, Maryland
Tucker Durkin, Johns Hopkins
Michael Evans, Johns Hopkins
Lee Zink, Maryland

Goalie
Drew Adams, Penn State
Jesse Schwartzman, Johns Hopkins

Faceoff
Greg Gurenlian, Penn State

In June 2013, the Big Ten announced the addition of men's and women's lacrosse as the conference's 27th and 28th sports, and that Johns Hopkins had been accepted as a sport affiliate member for men's lacrosse beginning with the 2014-15 academic year. Big Ten competition in both men's and women's lacrosse will feature Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers, with Johns Hopkins participating in men's lacrosse and Northwestern competing in women's lacrosse.

The six programs that will comprise Big Ten men's lacrosse boast 56 national championships, with schools that have competed for more than a century.

Four With Big Ten Ties Selected to MLB All-Star Game

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Four MLB players with ties to current Big Ten programs were selected to the 2014 All-Star Game, it was announced on Sunday, with two each appearing in the American and National Leagues. Minnesota reliever Glen Perkins (Minnesota), Kansas City outfielder Alex Gordon (Nebraska), Pittsburgh reliever Tony Watson (Nebraska) and Cincinnati third baseman Todd Frazier (Rutgers) were each tabbed for the 2014 Midsummer Classic, which be televised by FOX on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis, home of the 2015 Big Ten Baseball Tournament. It will be Perkins and Gordon's second All-Star Game nomination, while Frazier and Watson garnered their first All-Star Game nod.

Indiana Tabs Lemonis as New Head Coach

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Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass announced the hiring of Louisville assistant coach Chris Lemonis as the 24th head coach of the Hoosier baseball program Wednesday. The 2013 ABCA/Baseball America Assistant Coach of the Year will be introduced at a press conference on a date to be determined.

"We are extremely pleased with the extensive interest in this position, from head coaches to assistant coaches and others associated with collegiate and professional baseball," Glass said. "From those outstanding candidates, we are confident we have selected the right one to lead Indiana Baseball."

Lemonis' imprint in elevating the Louisville program to new heights has been evident. The former Cardinals' recruiting coordinator aided Louisville to three College World Series appearances (2008, 2013, 2014) and a 359-159 (.693) record during the past eight seasons, including back-to-back 50-win seasons in 2013 and 2014. Working under Louisville head coach Dan McDonnell, Lemonis has helped the Cardinals produce 15 All-Americans, 54 all-conference selections and a pair of conference Player of the Year winners.

"I am really excited for the opportunity to join one of college baseball's hottest programs at Indiana," Lemonis said. "I am thankful Fred Glass and the administration have faith in me to keep the momentum rolling and keep the Hoosiers at the top of the Big Ten. Our staff will do everything we can to recruit the state of Indiana and the entire Midwest to bring the best baseball players to Bloomington. We will play an exciting brand of baseball and are confident we can continue the championship tradition that has been established at IU."

Full Indiana Release

2014 Baseball Season in Review

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Hoosier Repeat: Indiana won its second straight Big Ten Championship, finishing the year with a 21-3 conference mark. The team's .874 conference winning percentage was the highest since Ohio State's .893 winning percentage (25-3) in 1999. The Hoosiers clinched their sixth conference title in program history and became the first Big Ten team to secure back-to-back championships since Michigan did so in 2007 and 2008.

Double Champions: For the second straight year, Indiana met Nebraska for the Big Ten Tournament title with the Hoosiers claiming their second straight championship. The Hoosiers earned an 8-4 victory over the Huskers, giving Indiana its fourth tournament title and becoming the first conference team to win consecutive tournament titles since Ohio State in 2002 and 2003. Indiana's Kyle Schwarber was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player after hitting two home runs and driving in five. The complete All-Tournament Team can be found below, while a complete game by game recap of the Big Ten Tournament can be found HERE.

2014 Big Ten All-Tournament Team
P - Christian Morris, Indiana
P -Aaron Bummer, Nebraska
P - Kyle Kubat, Nebraska
C - Joel Fisher, Michigan State
1B - Dan Olinger, Minnesota
2B -Casey Rodrigue, Indiana
2B - Pat Kelly, Nebraska
SS - Travis Maezes, Michigan
3B - Dustin DeMuth, Indiana
DH -Scott Donley, Indiana
OF - Kyle Schwarber, Indiana
OF - Cam Gibson, Michigan State
OF - Ryan Boldt, Nebraska

Tournament Attendance Records: The Big Ten established new attendance records during the 2014 tournament, held May 21-25 at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Sunday's attendance of 19,965 ranks as the largest single-game conference tournament attendance in NCAA history, breaking the previous mark set by Florida State and North Carolina in 2005 with a crowd of 17,860. Including Sunday's championship final, the five-day total tournament attendance of 62,020 shattered the previous Big Ten tournament mark of 12,219 set in 2009. Four days of the tournament featured attendance of more than 10,000, including Wednesday (10,400) Thursday (11,756) and Saturday (12,319). The previous NCAA record for conference tournament attendance was established by Florida State and North Carolina in 2005 with a crowd of 17,860.

All-Big Ten Honors: The Big Ten announced the 2014 baseball All-Big Ten Teams and individual award winners, as voted by the conference's coaches. Indiana's Sam Travis was the unanimous choice for Player of the Year, teammate Joey DeNato garnered Pitcher of the Year accolades and Tracy Smith was tabbed Coach of the Year, while Ohio State's Tanner Tully took home Freshman of the Year honors. Travis is the second Indiana player to win the honor in the last five seasons, following Alex Dickerson in 2010. Overall, he is just the fourth Hoosier to win the award. DeNato gives Indiana its second straight Big Ten Pitcher of the Year accolade, following Aaron Slegers from a season ago, and its third in program history. Smith wins his second straight Coach of the Year award, claiming the third such honor in Indiana history. Indiana finished the season 21-3 in conference play, making their .875 Big Ten winning percentage the highest since Ohio State's .893 percentage (25-3) in 1999. Tully is the second Buckeye in four seasons to be named Freshman of the Year, following teammate Josh Dezse in 2011. Overall, he is the 11th player in Ohio State annals to win the award. For the complete All-Big Ten release, click HERE.

All-Americans: Six Big Ten standouts earned All-America honors from various accolades this season. Indiana's Dustin DeMuth and Kyle Schwarber each garnered first team honors from Baseball America and Perfect Game, while also being named All-Americans by the NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball Magazine. Indiana's Sam Travis was named a second-team honoree from Perfect Game, Baseball America and Collegiate Baseball Magazine, while Joey DeNato was named a second-team pick from NCBWA and a third-team selection from Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball Magazine. Michigan State's Blaise Salter was named a third-team selection by the NCBWA, while Nebraska's Chance Sinclair garnered third-team accolades by Collegiate Baseball Magazine. Meanwhile, six conference newcomers garnered Freshman All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball Magazine, including Illinois' Adam Walton, Michigan's Brett Adcock and Carmen Benedetti, Nebraska's Ryan Boldt and Ohio State's Ronnie Dawson and Tanner Tully.

All-Region: Ten conference standouts were named ABCA All-Region honorees, including eight All-Mideast Region performers and two Nebraska standouts who appeared on the All-Midwest Region squad. Indiana's Joey DeNato, Dustin DeMuth, Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis and Iowa's Jake Mangler and Jake Yacinich were each first-team All-Mideast Region selections, while Illinois Tyler Jay and Michigan State's Blaise Salter were second-team selections. Nebraska's Pat Kelly was selected to the All-Midwest Region first team, while teammate Chance Sinclair was a second-team honoree.

Showing Their Smarts: The Big Ten recognized 1,216 spring and at-large sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, a list that includes 96 baseball players. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. For more information on the 2014 spring and at-large Academic All-Big Ten honorees, click HERE.

Academic All-District: Three Big Ten baseball student-athletes were named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District teams, it was announced on Thursday. Penn State's Steve Snyder was named to the District 2 All-Academic Team, Northwestern's Jack Quigley garnered All-District 5 honors and Minnesota's Ben Meyer was picked the District 6 All-Academic squad. The trio is now eligible for Academic All-America accolades, which will be announced later this month. To be eligible for Academic All-America consideration, a student-athlete must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.3 on a scale of 4.0 and must have reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution.

Two to the Postseason: Indiana, which earned the No. 4 national seed, and Nebraska were selected to the 2014 NCAA Division I Baseball Championship, marking the third straight year multiple Big Ten teams appeared in the postseason. The Hoosiers became the first Big Ten team to earn a national seed since the NCAA began seeding the top eight in 1999. Indiana made its fourth appearance in the NCAA field and second consecutive, while Nebraska advanced to the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2008 and made its 13th overall appearance. Both the Hoosiers and Huskers were eliminated in the regional round. For a complete recap of Indiana and Nebraska in the postseason, click HERE.

Final Rankings: Indiana and Nebraska each appeared in the final polls released the NCBWA, Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America, with the Hoosiers garnering top-20 rankings in each. Indiana appeared at No. 16 in Perfect Game's listing, No. 19 in the Collegiate Baseball standings, No. 20 in the NCBWA poll and No. 21 in the Baseball America ranking, while Nebraska appeared at No. 30 by the NCBWA.

Twenty-One Players Selected in Annual MLB Draft: Twenty-one Big Ten players were selected during the 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft, held Thursday through Saturday. Indiana led all programs with five players selected, while Iowa and Nebraska each had three standouts chosen. Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue each had two players selected, while Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern and Ohio State each had one player chosen in the annual draft. A full list of the drafted Big Ten standouts can be found below.

Round (Overall)
1 (4). Kyle Schwarber, C, IND (Chicago Cubs)
2 (67). Sam Travis, 1B, IND (Boston)
5 (146). Dustin DeMuth, 3B, IND (Milwaukee)
8 (239). Jake Yacinich, SS, IOWA (Los Angeles Angels)
12 (350). Pat Kelly, 2B, NEB (Minnesota)
14 (435). James Bourque, RHP, MICH (Washington)
15 (455). Jimmy Pickens, OF, MSU (Cincinnati)
18 (532). Sean McHugh, C, PUR (Philadelphia)
19 (558). Aaron Bummer, LHP, NEB (Chicago White Sox)
19 (562). Joey DeNato, LHP, IND (Philadelphia)
19 (566). Zach Hirsch, LHP, NEB (Milwaukee)
20 (610). Trent Szkutnik, LHP, MICH (Detroit)
22 (662). Jake Kelzer, RHP, IND (New York Yankees)
23 (682). Joel Fisher, C, MSU (Philadelphia)
25 (743). Alec Crawford, RHP, MINN (Colorado)
29 (857). Greg Greve, RHP, OSU (Miami)
30 (899). Ronnie Muck, RHP, ILL (Los Angeles Angels)
35 (1039). Jordan Minch, LHP, PUR (Chicago Cubs)
38 (1131). Taylor Zeutenhorst, OF, IOWA (Seattle)
38 (1155). Sasha Kuebel, LHP, IOWA (St. Louis)
39 (1185). Kyle Ruchim, 2B, NU (St. Louis)

Nine Big Ten men's and women's track & field and cross country student-athletes earned Capital One Academic All-America distinction, the organization announced Thursday. The complete list of Big Ten Academic All-America award recipients can be found below.

Men's Capital One Academic All-America
First Team
Reed Connor, Wisconsin
Levi Gipson, Nebraska

Second Team
Cody Rush, Nebraska

Third Team
Timothy Faust, Ohio State
Mason Ferlic, Michigan
Caleb Rhynard, Michigan State

Women's Capital One Academic All-America
First Team
Anne Martin, Nebraska

Second Team
Kiley Tobel, Michigan

Third Team
Kelsie Ahbe, Indiana

For the complete release, click here.

Four Big Ten Golfers Earn PING All-America Honors

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Four Big Ten men's golfers have earned PING All-America honors, the Golf Coaches Association of America announced Thursday. Big Ten honorees include Illinois' Brian Campbell, Charlie Danielson and Thomas Detry and Minnesota's Jose Mendez.

Second Team
Brian Campbell, Illinois

Honorable Mention
Charlie Danielson, Illinois
Thomas Detry, Illinois
Jose Mendez, Minnesota

Illinois Release

Minnesota Release

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Four Hoosiers Earn All-America Status From Perfect Game

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The Hoosier quartet of Dustin DeMuth, Joey DeNato, Kyle Schwarber and Sam Travis added to their list of All-America accolades after garnering honors from Perfect Game on Tuesday. DeMuth was named the first team's third baseman, while Schwarber occupies the DH position on the first team. Travis is the first baseman on the second team, while DeNato is one of four starting pitchers to garner third-team honors. All four have been named All-Americans by other outlets recently, namely Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.
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