Sunday's Result

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Michigan 4, Kansas 0

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 69

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Larry Station, Iowa (1986, football)
A four-year starter for the Hawkeyes from 1982-85, Station finished his career with nearly 500 tackles, leading Iowa in the category in each of his seasons. He ended his career by winning the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1986. Station recorded 125 or more tackles as a sophomore, junior and senior, years in which he earned first-team All-Big Ten accolades. He cemented his status as a College Football Hall of Famer after earning first-team All-America accolades in 1984 and 1985. In the classroom, Station earned Academic All-Big Ten honors as a junior and senior, and was an Academic All-American in his final season.

Saturday's Results

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Michigan State 7, Penn State 6
The Michigan State baseball team closed its regular season on Saturday by defeating Penn State, 7-6, finishing off a three-game sweep of the Nittany Lions. MSU is now 29-24 overall and 11-13 in the conference and will be the sixth seed in the upcoming Big Ten Tournament, which begins Wednesday in Omaha, Nebraska. MSU will play third-seeded Illinois at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park in its first game of the eight-team, double-elimination tournament. "I'm really happy with the effort our guys showed this weekend; we did what we came here to do," said MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr. "After winning game one yesterday, we knew we were playing for a higher seed and we challenged the team to respond and they did. I'm proud of them for that." RECAP

Purdue 6, Iowa 4 (Game 1); Iowa 17, Purdue 5 (Game 2)
Game 1: Gavin Downs' quality start on the mound helped lift Purdue baseball to a game one win as the Boilermakers split their season-ending doubleheader with Iowa, winning 6-4 and losing 17-5, Saturday afternoon at Alexander Field. Purdue (13-37, 6-18 Big Ten) scored three times in the first inning of game one and later took the game thanks to three runs over the seventh and eighth innings. Downs (3-6) did not walk a batter while surrendering three runs (two earned) over seven innings of eight-hit ball. He induced three ground ball double plays, including starting a pair of 1-6-3 twin killings. Purdue turned six double plays on the day and finished the regular season having racked up a Big Ten-high 54 twin killings. RECAP
Game 2: The University of Iowa baseball team closed out the regular season with a doubleheader split Saturday afternoon at Purdue. The Hawkeyes dropped game one, 6-4, before erupting for 17 runs in a 17-5 victory in the second game to clinch the series victory.Iowa finishes the regular season with a 29-21 overall and 10-14 Big Ten record to finish eighth in the regular season standings. The Hawkeyes will face top-seeded Indiana in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday in Omaha at TD Ameritrade Park. After dropping the first game of the doubleheader, the Hawkeyes took it to the Boilermakers from the onset in game two, pushing seven runs across the plate in the first inning and scoring in 7-of-9 innings in the game. Iowa plated 17 runs on a season-high 21 hits -- its the third 17-run game this season. RECAP

Nebraska 7, Illinois 4 (10)
A three-run walk-off home run by Pat Kelly in the bottom of the 10th inning propelled the No. 26 Nebraska baseball team (37-18, 18-6 Big Ten) to a 7-4 victory over the Illinois Fighting Illini (31-19, 17-7 Big Ten) in front a season-high crowd of 6,354 on Senior Day. The series win for the Huskers locked NU into the No. 2 seed at next week's Big Ten Tournament, where they will meet the Ohio State Buckeyes on Wednesday, May 21, at 1:05 p.m. The crowd of 6,354 fans at Hawks Field for the regular-season finale was the most for a home game since 2008, when the Huskers had 8,648 fans in attendance for their game against UC Irvine in the NCAA Tournament. It was the largest crowd for a regular-season home game since May 11, 2008, when 7,653 watched the Huskers play Texas A&M. RECAP

Indiana 8, Minnesota 0
In the final regular season game at Bart Kaufman Field, the Indiana Hoosiers (38-13, 21-3 Big Ten) showed why they will be the No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament next week, posting a 8-0 shutout against Minnesota. It is the sixth shutout of the season for the IU pitching staff and the fourth in Big Ten play. In the 24 Big Ten games this season, the Indiana staff did not allow a team to score more than four runs against them and finished with a staff ERA of 1.53 in conference action. That ERA is the lowest by a Big Ten team in conference action since 1965 (Iowa - 1.17). Dustin DeMuth picked up two more hits and drove in a pair of runs on Senior Day while Scott Donley and Sam Travis both registered two hits as well. Senior Brian Korte (3-0) went five shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out two to pick up his third win of the season. RECAP

Ohio State 5, Northwestern 2
The Ohio State baseball team picked up a 5-2 win over Northwestern on Senior Day Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes finish the regular season at 3-0, 26, 10-14 in the Big Ten, while the Wildcats drop to 19-33, 7-16 in conference play. Ohio State, the No. 7 seed in the Big Ten Tournament, opens Big Ten Tournament play Wednesday at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb. Brackets for the tournament will be announced later tonight. "Today's win was big going into Big Ten Tournament play next week," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "The seniors were huge today. Greg Greve had a big-time start and Tim Wetzel affected the scoreboard with his home run and with his defense. Our goal now is to carry this into Omaha next week." RECAP

Non-Conference Result
Kansas 8, Michigan 2

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 68

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Illinois' Ashley Berggren (1998, Basketball)
Berggren, a 1998 recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, was the first Illinois women's basketball player to have her jersey retired in 2009. Berggren ranks in Illinois' top 10 of numerous career categories, including second in points (2,089), seventh in assists (328) and 10th in rebounds (779) and steals (183). The Big Ten Player of the Year in 1997, she guided the Illini to a Big Ten Championship and back-to-back NCAA Sweet 16 appearances in 1997 and 1998. She is the only Illini to be named first-team All-Big Ten in three seasons (1996-98). Following her collegiate career, Berggren played professionally with the Chicago Condors of the ABL before becoming a high school special education teacher and basketball coach. She also has run the Berggren Hoop Camp for the past 15 years.

Friday's Results

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Northwestern 6, Ohio State 2
Northwestern used a second-straight strong pitching performance and a handful of timely hits to secure a series victory over Ohio State Friday with a resounding 6-2 win at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. In total, the Wildcats drove in five runs with two outs for the second game in a row as they took a series from the Buckeyes in Columbus, Ohio for the first time since 1989. The Wildcats registered double-digit hits for the second game in a row, recording 10 in Friday's victory. Heelan notched three hits for the fourth time this season, while driving in a career-high four runs at the plate. Hoscheit collected a career-high three hits and Mitchell drove in two runs for the second day in a row. RECAP

Michigan State 4, Penn State 2 (Game 1), Michigan State 4, Penn State 1 (Game 2)
The Michigan State baseball team traveled to Penn State needing just one victory in its final regular season series to clinch a spot in next week's Big Ten Tournament. The Spartans got what they came for on Friday, sweeping both games of a doubleheader by scores of 4-2 and 4-1 at PSU's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park. The Spartans (28-24, 10-13) took game one behind a strong outing from starting pitcher Mick VanVossen, who held Penn State scoreless in his 7 2/3 innings of work, allowing five hits. He struck out five batters in earning his seventh win of the season. Ryan Richardson sparked the Spartan offense in game one, going 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a pair of stolen bases. Joel Fisher and Blaise Salter both had a pair of RBIs in game two, while starting pitcher Justin Alleman yielded just one run in seven complete innings. Jeff Kinley picked up saves in both games, giving him 11 on the season. RECAP

Illinois 5, Nebraska 1
Sophomore Kevin Duchene looked back to his old form on Friday night, helping Illinois even the series with Nebraska and move back into a tie for second place in the Big Ten with a 5-1 victory. Duchene (3-1) earned his first win since March 14 and retired 14 in a row at one point while only allowing one run in six innings. Sophomore Adam Walton went 3-for-4 and belted his first career home run to put the Illini in front. Illinois (31-18) earned its best Big Ten record under Hartleb at 17-6, marking the most conference wins for Illinois since 2005 (20). The Illini improved to 10-1 on the road in Big Ten play this year, setting up the rubber game on Saturday at Hawks Field. RECAP

Indiana 7, Minnesota 3
The eighth ranked Indiana baseball team (37-13, 20-3 Big Ten) recorded a 7-3 victory over Minnesota at Bart Kaufman Field, clinching the Big Ten regular season title outright. It is the second straight season the Hoosiers have won the regular season title outright. The Hoosiers have won 25 of the last 28 games and are now 36-5 all-time at Bart Kaufman Field since it opened to start the 2013 season. Nick Ramos was 2-for-3 at the plate with two runs scores while Dustin DeMuth picked up two more hits - giving him 304 in his career to lead all active NCAA baseball players - and drove in a run. Will Nolden drew three walks and scored a pair of runs as well. Christian Morris (5-3) earned the win on the mound, allowing one unearned run on four hits over 5.1 innings and fanning five. He also lowered his season ERA to 1.85 in the process. RECAP

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Eight Big Ten student-athletes in three different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of May 12. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Baseball
Player of the Week - Sam Travis, IND
Pitcher of the Week - Evan Hill, MICH
Co-Freshmen of the Week - Brett Adcock, MICH & Tanner Tully, OSU

Men's Outdoor Track & Field

Track Athlete of the Week - Sean Pille, NEB
Field Athlete of the Week - Michael Lihrman, WIS

Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Cindy Ofili, MICH
Field Athlete of the Week - Melissa Kurzdorfer, PSU

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 67

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Minnesota's Bernie Bierman (1916, Football)
Bierman was named Minnesota's Big Ten Medal of Honor recipient in 1916, the second year of the award. As a player, Bierman was an All-Conference and All-America halfback for the Gophers, leading the team to the 1915 Big Ten Championship. After serving in World War I, he began his collegiate coaching career at Montana before eventually returning to Minnesota in 1932. In his first 10 years, he led the Gophers to seven Big Ten Championships and five national championships. He returned to the military to serve three years in World War II before coaching six more years for the Gophers. In 16 seasons at Minnesota, he finished with a record of 93-35-6.

Thursday's Results

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Northwestern 6, Ohio State 3
Northwestern got a phenomenal outing the mound Thursday and coupled it with a season-high six extra bases to knock off Ohio State in the first game of a three-game series at Bill Davis Stadium, 6-3. Starting pitcher Brandon Magallones matched a season-high with eight innings for the Wildcats, while striking out six, a number that he had not hit since the first game of the season at USC on Feb. 14. Offensively, Northwestern recorded double-digit hits (12) for the 22nd time this season and the sixth time in Big Ten play. Nine different 'Cats had at least one hit Thursday, while Matt Hopfner, Jack Mitchell and Jake Straub produced multi-hit efforts. Magallones pitched a season-high eight innings Thursday to pick up his fourth win of the season. He allowed just one earned run and matched a season high with six strikeouts. The junior scattered seven hits and walked only two Buckeyes. Hoscheit earned his first career save in only his fifth appearance on the hill. RECAP

Iowa 10, Purdue 3
The University of Iowa cruised to a 10-3 series opening victory at Purdue on Thursday night at Alexander Field to clinch a berth in next week's Big Ten Tournament in Omaha. The Hawkeyes (28-20, 9-13) pounded out 12 hits in the game, which led to three three-run innings to go along with a single run in the seventh. Iowa's bullpen was superb, as junior Nick Hibbing and sophomore Jared Mandel held the Boilermakers to one run over the final seven innings. Eight of Iowa's nine starters had at least one hit with Peyton leading the way with a 3-for-4, two-run, two-RBI performance. Toole (2-for-4, 3 runs, 1 RBI) and Yacinich (2-for-5, 2 RBIs, 1 run) both had two-hit games -- their 21st multi-hit games of the season. Mangler extended his reached base streak to 27 games. Hibbing (3-3) picked up the victory after allowing one run on four hits over 3 1/3 innings, while Mandel earned his first career save, scattering four hits over the final 3 2/3. He had a career-high six strikeouts against one walk. RECAP

Nebraska 2, Illinois 1
Junior right-hander Chance Sinclair doubled his career high in strikeouts with 10, while Austin Darby and Ryan Boldt each homered in a 2-1 series-opening victory for the No. 26 Nebraska baseball team (36-17, 17-5 Big Ten) over the Illinois Fighting Illini (30-18, 16-6 Big Ten). The Huskers have now won eight-straight games and are a perfect 7-0 in the month of May. Sinclair put together one of his best pitching performances of the season on Thursday night, limiting the Illini to three hits and one walk over 7.0 innings to improve to 9-1 on the year. The Spring Hill, Kan., native's 10 strikeouts were the most by a Husker since Tyler Niederklein struck out 10 against Northern Colorado on March 22, 2011, and were the most in a conference game by a Husker since Thad Weber sat down 11 against Kansas on March 18, 2008. Sinclair retired the Illini in order five times on the night and after giving up an one-out RBI single to Reid Roper in the fourth inning, the 6-4 righty retired the final 11 batters he faced. Zach Hirsch shut the door with 2.0 innings of perfect relief to earn his third save of the season. Sinclair and Hirsch combined to retire the final 17 Illini batters of the game. RECAP

Minnesota 2, Indiana 1 (10)
Two run-scoring doubles by Connor Schaefbauer and a one-run pitching performance by Alec Crawford and Dalton Sawyer gave the Golden Gophers a 2-1 win at No. 8 Indiana on Thursday. The 10-inning game was only the third conference game the first-place Hoosiers have lost all season. With the win, Minnesota moved to 27-20 (13-9 Big Ten) and secured the No. 4 seed for the conference tournament. Indiana is now 36-13 (19-3 Big Ten). The Gophers also ended Dustin DeMuth's on base streak at 45 games. Schaefbauer hit 3-for-4 with two doubles that drove in both of Minnesota's runs. Dan Motl hit 2-for-4 and scored both runs. The Gophers outhit the Hoosiers 8-4. RECAP

Seven Big Ten Players Named to Lott Trophy Watch List

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Seven Big Ten student-athletes were named to the watch list for the Lott IMPACT Trophy, honoring college football's defensive IMPACT player of the year with equal weight given to athletic performance and personal character. Big Ten standouts appearing on the watch list are Maryland linebacker Cole Farrand, Michigan State defensive end Shilique Calhoun, Nebraska safety Corey Cooper and defensive end Randy Gregory, Northwestern linebacker Collin Ellis, Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett and Penn State linebacker Ben Kline. Calhoun is the reigning Big Ten Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year and was joined on the All-Big Ten first team by the Gregory. Bennett was a second-team selection, while Farrand and Cooper were honorable mention honorees. Two Big Ten standouts have earned the Lott Trophy in Ohio State linebacker James Laurinaitis in 2008 and Wisconsin defensive end J.J. Watt in 2010.

Weekend Schedule

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Illinois at Nebraska
Game 1 - Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (Johnson, 5-5, 3.11 vs. Sinclair, 8-1, 1.93)
Game 2 - Friday, 7:30 p.m., BTDN (Duchene, 2-1, 1.88 vs. Bummer, 6-3, 3.95)
Game 3 - Saturday, 2 p.m. (BTN delay, 6 p.m.) (Kravetz, 6-1, 2.88 vs. Kubat, 4-2, 4.84)

Minnesota at Indiana
Game 1 - Thursday, 8 p.m., BTN (Crawford, 4-1, 4.01 vs. DeNato, 11-1, 1.91)
Game 2 - Friday, 8 p.m., BTN (Meyer, 4-3, 2.43 vs. Morris, 4-3, 2.15)
Game 3 - Saturday, 3 p.m., BTN (Kunik, 2-1, 2.31 vs. Korte, 2-0, 2.43)

Iowa at Purdue
Game 1 - Thursday, 6:30 p.m., BTDN (Hickman, 2-2, 3.95 vs. Minch, 1-6, 5.31)
Game 2 - Friday, 6:30 p.m., BTDN (Kuebel, 6-4, 4.37 vs. Downs, 2-6, 4.43)
Game 3 - Saturday, 2 p.m., BTDN (TBA vs. Podkul, 0-4, 6.12)

Michigan State at Penn State
Game 1 - Thursday, 6:30 p.m. (VanVossen, 6-3, 3.07 vs. Dunn, 2-3, 2.68)
Game 2 - Friday, 6:30 p.m. (TBA vs. TBA)
Game 3 - Saturday, Noon (TBA vs. TBA)

Northwestern at Ohio State
Game 1 - Thursday, 5 p.m., BTN (Magallones, 3-7, 5.81 vs. Tully, 6-2, 1.79)
Game 2 - Friday, 5 p.m., BTN (Mason, 1-4, 4.40 vs. Lakins, 1-3, 2.53)
Game 3 - Saturday, Noon, BTN (Friar, 5-0, 4.38 vs. Greve, 6-4, 3.48)

Non-Conference Schedule
Kansas at Michigan
Game 1 - Saturday, 2 p.m., BTDN (TBA vs. TBA)
Game 2 - Sunday, 1 p.m., BTDN (TBA vs. TBA)

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