February 2014 Archives

Friday's Results

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Illinois 3, Florida Gulf Coast 2
Illinois 6, Florida 0
Iowa 5, Stetson 1
NC State 3, Michigan 0
Eastern Illinois 10, Michigan State 5 (10)
Mississippi State 4, Michigan State 2
The Citadel 6, Nebraska 3
Tennessee Tech 11, Northwestern 7
Ohio State 6, Pittsburgh 2

Friday's Softball Results

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Inclement weather forced the wash out of six Big Ten softball games on Friday, but Minnesota, Nebraska and Ohio State all began the weekend with a pair of wins.

Friday, Feb. 28
Indiana 8, UT-Arlington 5 (Wildcat Invitational)
Iowa 8, Valparaiso [5 INNINGS] (Wildcat Invitational)
#20/19 Minnesota 6, Detroit 0 (Louisville Slugger Classic)
#20/19 Minnesota 11, South Carolina 4 (Louisville Slugger Classic)
#15/16 Nebraska 4, Oklahoma State 3 (Game One) (The Preview)
#15/16 Nebraska 8, Oklahoma State 4 (Game Two) (The Preview)
Ohio State 5, Bradley 3 (Diamond 9 Citrus Classic)
Ohio State 1, Fordham 0 (Diamond 9 Citrus Classic)
#11/9 Florida State 2, Purdue 1 (Easton Crimson Classic)
#10/11 Alabama 7, Purdue 3 (Easton Crimson Classic)
Wisconsin 3, Texas A&M Corpus Christi 1 (Texas A&M Invitational)
#18/13 Texas A&M 6, Wisconsin 1 (Texas A&M Invitational)

Illinois vs. Oregon State (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - CANCELED
Illinois vs. Utah Valley (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - CANCELED
#4/6 Michigan vs. Nevada (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - CANCELED
#4/6 Michigan vs. #5/5 UCLA (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - CANCELED
Northwestern vs. Louisville (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - CANCELED
Northwestern at Cal State Fullerton (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - CANCELED

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Friday's Hockey Results

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OHIO STATE (rv/-) 2, #13/13 MICHIGAN 2 (OHIO STATE wins shootout, 1-0)
The Ohio State men's hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie at No. 13/13 Michigan and then won the shootout, 1-0, to pick up the extra point in the Big Ten standings Friday in Yost Ice Arena in Ann Arbor, Mich. Buckeye freshman goalie Matt Tomkins made 35 saves in the game, while senior Alex Szczechura scored in regulation and had the lone shootout tally. RECAP | BOX SCORE

#2/2 MINNESOTA 5, PENN STATE 1
No. 2/2 Minnesota tallied five unanswered goals from five different players to defeat Penn State 5-1 Friday night at Mariucci Arena. Sophomore goalie Adam Wilcox turned aside 30 shots for the Gophers, who extended their lead over second-place Wisconsin in the conference standings to four points. RECAP | BOX SCORE
Michigan's Zach Nagelvoort, Michigan State's Jake Hildebrand, Minnesota's Adam Wilcox and Wisconsin's Joel Rumpel are among the 18 candidates for the inaugural Mike Richter Award, which honors the most outstanding goaltender in NCAA men's hockey. The award will be presented at the 2014 NCAA Men's Frozen Four in Philadelphia.

Candidates for the Mike Richter Award were determined by nominations from all 59 NCAA Division I men's hockey head coaches. The finalists and winner will be selected by a committee of coaches, scouts and members of the media.

Criteria for the Mike Richter Award:
  • Candidates must display outstanding skills on the ice
  • Candidates should be in good academic standing at an NCAA college or university
  • Consideration should be given to academic achievement and sportsmanship
  • Candidates must comply with all NCAA rules; be full-time students at an NCAA college or university; and complete 50 percent or more of the season
  • Consideration should be given to the candidate's activities in the community
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Friday's Hockey Schedule

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February 28
OHIO STATE (rv/-) at #13/13 MICHIGAN - 6:30 p.m., BTN
PENN STATE at #2/2 MINNESOTA - 9 p.m., BTN

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Weekend Schedule

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February 28
Drake at NEBRASKA - 5 p.m. CT

March 1
#59 Marshall at #53 INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
Morehead State at #53 INDIANA - 4 p.m. ET
Chicago State at IOWA - 1 p.m. CT
#39 PURDUE at #7 NORTHWESTERN - 11 a.m. CT
#37 DePaul at WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. CT

March 2
MINNESOTA at WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. CT
Colorado State at NEBRASKA - 11 a.m. CT
West Virginia at PENN STATE - 12 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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February 28
North Dakota at #55 IOWA - 9 a.m. CT
Creighton at #55 IOWA - 3 p.m. CT
MICHIGAN STATE at #26 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
#23 NORTHWESTERN at #38 Louisville - 3 p.m. CT
#12 North Carolina at #1 OHIO STATE - 6 p.m. ET

March 1
#49 WISCONSIN at #47 MINNESOTA - 1 p.m. CT
#50 NEBRASKA at Cornell - 2 p.m. ET
#50 NEBRASKA vs. New Jersey Institute of Technology [1] - 7 p.m. ET
Western Michigan at #54 PURDUE - 1 p.m. ET
Bradley at #54 PURDUE - 6 p.m. ET

March 2

#7 ILLINOIS at #23 NORTHWESTERN - 3 p.m. CT
#41 Dartmouth at #61 INDIANA - 10 a.m. ET
Illinois State at #61 INDIANA - 3 p.m. ET
#34 PENN STATE at #1 OHIO STATE - 12 p.m. ET

[1] Ithaca, N.Y.

2014-15 Big Ten Men's Basketball Matchups Set

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Big Ten schools on Friday revealed a breakdown of their opponents for the 2014-15 Big Ten men's basketball season. The 14 Big Ten teams will compete in an 18-game conference schedule, playing five teams both home and away and eight teams once. Each team will play four of its single-play opponents at home and four on the road.

Below is the breakdown of each team's single play opponents. Dates, times and television information will be announced at a later date.

ILLINOIS
Home: Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers
Away: Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue

INDIANA
Home: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State
Away: Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

IOWA
Home: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, Rutgers
Away: Indiana, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue
Home/Away: Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin

MARYLAND
Home: Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Wisconsin
Away: Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue
Home/Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers

MICHIGAN
Home: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Away: Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Purdue
Home/Away: Illinois, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers

MICHIGAN STATE
Home: Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Iowa, Nebraska, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern

MINNESOTA
Home: Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers
Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State
Home/Away: Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin

NEBRASKA
Home: Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers
Away: Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue
Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Wisconsin

NORTHWESTERN
Home: Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers
Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin

OHIO STATE
Home: Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Away: Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Rutgers
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue

PENN STATE
Home: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue
Away: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern
Home/Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

PURDUE
Home: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska
Away: Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers

RUTGERS
Home: Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Away: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska
Home/Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue

WISCONSIN
Home: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue
Away: Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers
Home/Away: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State


Matchups Set For 2015 Big Ten Conference Season

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Big Ten schools on Friday revealed a breakdown of their opponents for the 2015 Big Ten women's basketball season. Next year, the 14 Big Ten teams will compete in an 18-game conference schedule, playing five teams both home and away and eight teams once. Each team will play four of its single-play opponents at home and four on the road.

Big Ten women's basketball teams previously competed in 18-game conference schedules from the 1982-83 through the 1993-94 seasons, and again from the 2007-08 through the 2009-10 campaigns.

The list of Big Ten single-plays and home-and-away opponents can be found below. Dates, times and television information will be announced at a later date.

Illinois
Home: Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Away: Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers
Home/Away: Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue

Indiana
Home: Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin
Away: Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Penn State
Home/Away: Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, Rutgers

Iowa
Home: Indiana, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, Rutgers
Home/Away: Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin

Maryland
Home: Illinois, Iowa, Ohio State, Purdue
Away: Michigan, Minnesota, Northwestern, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers

Michigan
Home: Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Illinois, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers

Michigan State
Home: Iowa, Nebraska, Rutgers, Wisconsin
Away: Minnesota, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue
Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Northwestern

Minnesota
Home: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State
Away: Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Rutgers
Home/Away: Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue, Wisconsin

Nebraska
Home: Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue
Away: Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern, Rutgers
Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Northwestern
Home: Maryland, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers
Away: Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue
Home/Away: Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Wisconsin

Ohio State
Home: Michigan State, Minnesota, Northwestern, Rutgers
Away: Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue

Penn State
Home: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Northwestern
Away: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue
Home/Away: Maryland, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers, Wisconsin

Purdue
Home: Michigan State, Northwestern, Penn State, Wisconsin
Away: Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Nebraska
Home/Away: Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Ohio State, Rutgers

Rutgers
Home: Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska
Away: Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Wisconsin
Home/Away: Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Purdue

Wisconsin
Home: Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Rutgers
Away: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue
Home/Away: Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Penn State

Friday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. Florida Gulf Coast, 1 p.m.
Illinois at Florida, 7 p.m.
Iowa at Stetson, 7 p.m.
Michigan at NC State, 3 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Eastern Illinois, 3:30 p.m.
Michigan State at Mississippi State, 7:30 p.m.
Minnesota at Louisiana Tech, 7 p.m.
Nebraska at The Citadel, 5 p.m.
Northwestern at Tennessee Tech, 4 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Friday's Softball Schedule

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Friday's Big Ten softball slate features 18 games, including Michigan, Purdue and Wisconsin taking on ranked foes.

Friday, Feb. 28 
Wisconsin vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi (Texas A&M Invitational) - 11 a.m. ET
Illinois vs. Oregon State (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - Noon ET
#20/19 Minnesota vs. Detroit (Louisville Slugger Classic) - Noon ET
Indiana vs. UT Arlington (Wildcat Invitational) - 1 p.m. ET
Ohio State vs. Bradley (Diamond 9 Citrus Classic) - 1:15 p.m. ET
#20/19 Minnesota vs. South Carolina (Louisville Slugger Classic) - 2:15 p.m. ET
Purdue vs. #11/9 Florida State (Easton Crimson Classic) - 2:30 p.m. ET
Iowa vs. Valparaiso (Wildcat Invitational) - 3 p.m. ET
#4/6 Michigan vs. Nevada (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - 4 p.m. ET
Illinois vs. Utah Valley (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - 5 p.m. ET
#15/16 Nebraska vs. Oklahoma State (The Preview) - 5 p.m. ET
Purdue at #10/11 Alabama (Easton Crimson Classic) - 5 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. Louisville (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - 5:30 p.m. ET
Ohio State vs. Fordham (Diamond 9 Citrus Classic) - 5:45 p.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. #18/13 Texas A&M (Texas A&M Invitational) - 6:15 p.m. ET
#4/6 Michigan vs. #5/5 UCLA (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - 6:30 p.m. ET
#15/16 Nebraska vs. Oklahoma State (The Preview) - 7 p.m. ET
Northwestern at Cal State Fullerton (Louisville Slugger Invitational) - 10:30 p.m. ET

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Women's Gymnastics Schedule

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Feb. 28 
Bridgeport, Western Michigan, Yale at #18 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET
BYU, #23 Kent State at #8 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET
#21 Denver at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. ET
#15 ILLINOIS at #2 Oklahoma - 8 p.m. ET
IOWA at #17 Boise State - 9 p.m. ET

March 1
Iowa State at #12 MINNESOTA - 5 p.m. ET
#7 NEBRASKA, Arizona State at #14 Oregon State - 7 p.m. ET

March 2 
#22 OHIO STATE at West Virginia - 3 p.m. ET

Men's Gymnastics Schedule

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March 1 
#8 IOWA, #2 MICHIGAN, #11 NEBRASKA, #3 OHIO STATE, #4 Stanford at Arnold Classic (Columbus, Ohio) - All Day 
#5 MINNESOTA at # 7 PENN STATE - 7 p.m. ET

Men's Golf Schedule

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March 1  
IOWA at Big Four Championships (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
PENN STATE at Richmond (Richmond, V.A.)

March 2-3  
MICHIGAN STATE at Colleton River Collegiate (Bluffton, S.C.)

March 2-4
ILLINOIS at USF Invitational (Tampa, Fla.)
OHIO STATE at USF Invitational (Tampa, Fla.)   
PURDUE at USF Invitational (Tampa, Fla.)   
WISCONSIN at USF Invitational (Tampa, Fla.)   

March 3-4  
MINNESOTA at Del Walker Classic (Long Beach, Calif.)

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty-eight Big Ten student-athletes in 14 different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Feb. 24. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Baseball
Player of the Week - Taylor Zeutenhorst, IOWA
Pitcher of the Week - Christian DeLeon, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Matt Hopfner, NU

Men's Basketball
Player of the Week - Nik Stauskas, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Kendrick Nunn, ILL

Women's Basketball
Player of the Week - Rachel Theriot, NEB
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Samantha Logic, IOWA; Tori Jankoska, MSU; Ameryst Alston, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Tori Jankoska, MSU

Men's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Adam Schenk, PUR

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Jessica Porvasnik, OSU

Men's Gymnastics
Gymnast & Freshman of the Week - Sean Melton, OSU

Women's Gymnastics
Gymnast of the Week - Jessie DeZiel, NEB
Event Specialist of the Week - Amber See, ILL
Freshman of the Week - Erin Buchanan, ILL

Hockey
First Star - Michael Mersch, WIS
Second Star - Joel Rumpel, WIS
Third Star - David Goodwin, PSU

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Rorey Hunter, IND
Field Athlete of the Week - Michael Lihrman, WIS

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Shawnice Williams, NEB
Field Athlete of the Week - Dani Bunch, PUR

Softball
Player of the Week - Alex Booker, ILL
Pitcher of the Week - Sara Moulton, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Megan Betsa, MICH

Men's Tennis
Athlete of the Week - Peter Kobelt, OSU

Women's Tennis
Athlete of the Week - Veronica Corning, NU

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - Isaac Jordan, WIS

Thursday's Results

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#16/13 Nebraska 72, Illinois 65
Jordan Hooper scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the No. 16 Nebraska women's basketball team to a 72-65 win over Illinois on Thursday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. With the victory, Nebraska notched its ninth consecutive win to improve to 22-5 overall and 12-3 in the Big Ten. The Huskers, who completed their second straight unbeaten February, set themselves up for their final regular-season game against No. 19 Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind., on Sunday afternoon. A victory for the Big Red would give them at least a share of the Big Ten title. RECAP

#25/- Iowa 65, Ohio State 61
Theairra Taylor said thanks to Hawkeye fans after a game that was ceremonially carved out for her on the schedule. But the cheers and acknowledgments needed to be aimed directly at Taylor. The lone senior on the University of Iowa women's basketball team, Taylor was recognized Thursday on Senior Night, moments after a titanic effort by the guest of honor carried the Hawkeyes to a 65-61 win over Ohio State. Iowa trailed by seven points with 11:41 left in its final regular season home game. Then the Hawkeyes relied on Taylor to energize a Carver-Hawkeye Arena crowd of 3,492; her 10 points the rest of the way were crucial -- if not necessary -- to escape the upset-minded Buckeyes. RECAP

Minnesota 73, Indiana 62
A career high 26 points from Amanda Zahui B. and 20 points from Gopher standout Rachel Banham led the University of Minnesota women's basketball team to a victory over Big Ten foe, Indiana, 73-62. The Gophers would rack up 73 points en route to the win advancing to 18-11 overall and 7-8 in Big Ten competition while the Hoosiers fall to 18-10 and 5-10 in the Big Ten. RECAP

#21/21 Michigan State 75, Northwestern 44
No. 21 Michigan State got its 20th win of the season and kept hope alive for a share of Big Ten Conference title with an easy, 75-44 win over Northwestern Thursday night. With one game left in the regular season, the Spartans are tied with No. 11 Penn State and No. 17 Nebraska, which knocked off the Lady Lions Monday. All three schools are 12-3. Michigan State closes out the regular season at home Sunday against Indiana. Aerial Powers put up 19 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead Michigan State (20-8, 12-3 Big Ten). Annalise Pickrel scored 15 points and grabbed 11 rebounds while Jasmine Hines and Tori Jankoska added 11 and 10 points, respectively. RECAP

Thursday's Men's Basketball Results

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Penn State and Indiana both protected their home courts on Thursday, posting wins over nationally-ranked Ohio State and Iowa, respectively.

Thursday, Feb. 27
Penn State 65, #22/20 Ohio State 63
Indiana 93, #20/19 Iowa 86

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Thursday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Thursday's Big Ten men's basketball schedule features Penn State hosting Ohio State on Senior Night, and Indiana entertaining Iowa. The Nittany Lions will be eyeing the season sweep, while Iowa and Indiana will be meeting for the only time during the regular season. 

Thursday, Feb. 27
#22/20 Ohio State at Penn State, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
#20/19 Iowa at Indiana, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Thursday's Schedule

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Ohio State at #25/- Iowa, 7 p.m., BTN
Illinois at #16/13 Nebraska, 8 p.m., BTDN
Indiana at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTDN
#21/rv Michigan State at Northwestern, 9 p.m., BTN

All times are ET

Lucas Named Semifinalist for the Naismith Trophy

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Penn State guard Maggie Lucas was named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Women's Naismith Trophy, which honors the National Player of the Year, it was announced on Thursday. The senior is averaging 21.6 points per game, which is 15th nationally, and was named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award. Four finalists will be announced on March 21st, with the winner revealed during the Women's Final Four.

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Results

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Michigan posted a buzzer-beating overtime win over Purdue at Mackey Arena, while Illinois won its second straight Big Ten game, recording an 11-point win over visiting Nebraska.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

#16/16 Michigan 77, Purdue 76 (OT) - AP Recap
Illinois 60, Nebraska 49 - AP Recap

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches 

In The Polls

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Six Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Northwestern leads all conference squads in the rankings, coming in at No. 7. Michigan joins Northwestern in the top 15, checking in at No. 13, followed by Illinois (No. 27), Purdue (No. 39), Ohio State (No. 52) and Indiana (No. 53)

Individually, 12 Big Ten women's tennis players and five 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
13. Emina Bektas, MICH
20. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
37. Belinda Niu, NU
49. Veronica Corning, NU
84. Sophie Garre, IND
88. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
T95. Kristen Dodge, MICH
97. Maddie Lipp, NU
99. Sarah Lee, MICH
102. Katie Klyczek, PUR
110. Jillian Rooney, NU
125. Brooke Bolender, MICH

Doubles
12. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
21. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
30. Veronica Corning/Alicia Barnett, NU
44. Maddie Lipp/Nida Hamilton, NU
53. Sarah Lee/Amy Zhu, MICH

For the complete polls, click here.

In The Polls

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Eleven Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State claimed the No. 1 spot for the second consecutive week. Illinois (No. 7), Northwestern (No. 23 and  Michigan (No. 26) joined Ohio State in the top 30, followed by Penn State (No. 34), Minnesota (No. 47), Wisconsin (No. 49) and Nebraska (No. 50) in the top 50. Purdue (No. 54), Iowa (No. 55) and Indiana (No. 61) round out the Big Ten presence in the rankings.

Individually, 12 Big Ten men's tennis players and seven 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
8. Jared Hiltzik, ILL
9. Peter Kobelt, OSU
23. Farris Gosea, ILL
33. Tim Kopinski, ILL
44. Raleigh Smith, NU
50. Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
53. Sam Monette, IND
72. Hunter Callahan, OSU
84. Leandro Toledo, MINN
85. Sam Shropshire, NU
88. Herkko Pollanen, OSU
113. Alex Petrone, MICH

Doubles
3. Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka, OSU
4. Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon, ILL
17. Barrett Franks/Alex Buzzi, MICH
21. Mihir Kumar/Alex Buzzi, NU
22. Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg, MINN
45. Jared Hiltzik/Alex Jesse, ILL
58. Shaun Bernstein/Kevin Wong, MICH

For the complete polls, click here.
INDIANAPOLIS - The fifth annual Big Ten Hoops Day 5K returns to Indianapolis as part of the 2014 Big Ten Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments. The run/walk is scheduled for Sunday, March 16, at 11 a.m. and tips off Championship Sunday of the men's tournament. Registration for the Big Ten Hoops Day 5K is $20 if you sign up online at www.tuxbro.com. You can also register for $25 on-site the day of the event.

The event starts and finishes in front of Bankers Life Fieldhouse and winds 3.1 miles through downtown with the final three blocks running down vibrant Georgia Street. Pre-event packet pick-up will take place on Friday, March 14 (noon-5 p.m.) at the Indianapolis City Market. An additional BlueMile packet pick-up will be scheduled for Thursday, March 13 (noon-5p.m.) at the BlueMile in Broad Ripple. On-site packet pick-up will take place on Sunday, March 16 (9-11 a.m.) at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The first 2,000 registrants will receive a long-sleeve event t-shirt.

Participants are encouraged to display their favorite Big Ten University's colors with t-shirts, face paint, flags and more. Music, a stretching station and a basketball shoot-around will help participants warm up before the race. The 2012 5K featured nearly 2,000 runners and walkers that represented all 12 Big Ten schools. Indiana University alumni and fans claimed the traveling trophy for being the Big Ten institution with the top individual performances.

The top three overall finishers (male and female) will receive prizes along with the top age-group finishers (male and female). In addition, the "Most Spirited Male and Female Participant" and the alumni association who hosts the best cheer station along the route will also receive awards. Contact your local alumni club or Craig Lippincott at (317) 237-5000 for more information.

Indiana Sports Corp is proud to work with retail running specialist BlueMile to get even more runners and walkers involved in this year's event. Check them out at www.bluemile.com.

The Big Ten Marathon in 51 Days is the youth component of the Big Ten Hoops Day 5K. Approximately 2,000 fifth through eighth graders run ½ mile per day on any five days per week for a period of 10 weeks through March 14. At the end of this time they will have run 25 miles. Schools will select up to 20 students from their team to run the final 1.2 miles of the marathon in the Big Ten Hoops Day 5K.

The Hoops Day 5K adds to the overall Big Ten fan experience in Indianapolis that includes 22 Big Ten Tournament games along with the Big Ten Conference Career Expo, Big Ten Thinks Pink, pep rallies and the Wayne Duke Postgraduate Award presented by the Indianapolis Big Ten Community Partnership. Youth initiatives include the Big Ten Women's Tournament Girls Clinic, Big Ten Middle School Curriculum Program, Pen Pal Program & Free Throw Shootout and the Inspiring Sports Tickets program.

All-session and single-session tickets are sold out for the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament. Tickets for the Women's Basketball Tournaments are still available and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000, and through the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office.

About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes' lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based athletic programs of the 12 Big Ten institutions provide in excess of $141 million in direct financial aid to more than 8,200 student-athletes playing on more than 300 teams in 43 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 26 official conference sports, 13 for men and 13 for women, and will add men's and women's lacrosse as the 27th and 28th official sports for the 2014-15 academic year. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.

Indiana Sports Corp's mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance vibrancy in the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth. A not-for-profit organization, Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation's first sports commission. Our recent and upcoming schedule of events includes NCAA Men's and Women's Final Fours, Super Bowl XLVI in 2012, Big Ten Football Championship Games through 2015, Big Ten Basketball Tournaments, and much more. For more information, visit www.IndianaSportsCorp.org.

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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BTN will carry a Big Ten men's basketball doubleheader on Wednesday, with Michigan traveling to Purdue and Illinois hosting Nebraska.

Wednesday, Feb. 26
#16/16 Michigan at Purdue, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Nebraska at Illinois, 9 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Tuesday's Men's Basketball Results

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Minnesota and Wisconsin overcame first half deficits to post home wins on Tuesday's Big Ten men's basketball slate.

Tuesday, Feb. 25
Minnesota 95, #20/19 Iowa 89 - AP Recap
#14/14 Wisconsin 69, Indiana 58 - AP Recap

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Tuesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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The final two weeks of the Big Ten men's basketball season kicks off on Tuesday, with Minnesota hosting Iowa and Wisconsin entertaining Indiana. The Hawkeyes and Hoosiers will be seeking regular season series sweeps.

Tuesday, Feb. 25
#20/19 Iowa at Minnesota, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Indiana at #14/14 Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Three Big Ten Teams Ranked Among Top 20 of Both Polls

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The ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA Coaches top 25 polls were released on Tuesday, and Big Ten softball was well-represented with three teams among the top 20 of both national polls.

In the USA Softball poll, Michigan was ranked No. 4, followed by No. 15 Nebraska and No. 20 Minnesota. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan was ranked No. 6, followed by No. 16 Nebraska and No. 19 Minnesota. Northwestern also received votes in both national polls.

The Big Ten softball season resumes this Friday (Feb. 28), with Michigan heading to the Louisville Slugger Invitational in Long Beach, Calif., Nebraska traveling to Norman, Okla., for The Preview (March 1-2, Minnesota playing in the Louisville Slugger Classic in Tempe, Ariz., and Northwestern making the trip to Fullerton, Calif., for the Louisville Slugger Invite.

In The Wrestling Polls

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Ten Big Ten wrestling teams are ranked or receiving votes in this week's USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches poll, with three conference squads claiming the top three spots and five in the top 10. Minnesota tops the poll at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Penn State, No. 3 Iowa, No. 7 Michigan, No. 8 Nebraska, No. 11 Ohio State, No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 19 Northwestern and No. 20 Illinois. Purdue is receiving votes.

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Two Big Ten Women's Indoor Track & Field squads appear in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Penn State checks in at No. 11 and Purdue is ranked No. 17.

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Four Big Ten Men's Indoor Track & Field teams are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Wisconsin leads conference squads, coming in at No. 4, followed by No. 7 Penn State, No. 21 Nebraska and No. 25 Ohio State.

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All Seven Squads Appear in GymInfo Poll

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams are ranked in the latest GymInfo Top 15 poll, including three among the top five. Michigan leads the way at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Ohio State and No. 5 Minnesota. Illinois is ranked No. 6, and Penn State checks in at No. 7. Iowa and Nebraska are ranked No. 8 and No. 11, respectively.

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Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 65 ranked wrestlers in the InterMat College Rankings, and the conference boasts the top three squads in the team rankings. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten squads and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State
2. Iowa
3. Minnesota
8. Michigan
10. Nebraska
12. Ohio State
13. Wisconsin
14. Northwestern
18. Indiana
20. Illinois
T33. Michigan State
T38. Purdue

125
2. Nico Megaludis, PSU
3. Jesse Delgado, ILL
4. Cory Clark, IOWA
9. Ryan Taylor, WIS
11. Tim Lambert, NEB
15. Conor Youtsey, MICH

133
3. Tony Ramos, IOWA
5. Tyler Graff, WIS
7. David Thorn, MINN
8. Johnni DiJulius, OSU
10. Cashe Quiroga, PUR
13. Zane Richards, ILL
15. Jimmy Gulibon, PSU
19. Rossi Bruno, MICH

141

2. Zain Retherford, PSU
3. Logan Stieber, OSU
5. Chris Dardanes, MINN
6. Steve Dutton, MICH
13. Josh Dziewa, IOWA
19. Danny Sabatello, PUR

149
2. Nick Dardanes, MINN
5. Jason Tsirtsis, NU
6. Jake Sueflohn, NEB
7. Brody Grothus, IOWA
8. Eric Grajales, MICH
18. Ian Paddock, OSU

157
2. Isaac Jordan, WIS
3. James Green, NEB
4. Derek St. John, IOWA
6. Dylan Ness, MINN
7. Dylan Alton, PSU
8. Taylor Walsh, IND
13. Brian Murphy, MICH

165
1. David Taylor, PSU
4. Nick Moore, IOWA
6. Pierce Harger, NU
10. Dan Yates, MICH
13. Jackson Morse, ILL
20. Danny Zilverberg, MINN

174
3. Robert Kokesh, NEB
4. Matt Brown, PSU
5. Mike Evans, IOWA
6. Logan Storley, MINN
13. Mark Martin, OSU
20. Scott Liegel, WIS

184

2. Ed Ruth, PSU
4. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA
8. Kevin Steinhaus, MINN
9. TJ Dudley, NEB
11. Kenny Courts, OSU
16. Domenic Abounader, MICH

197
3. Morgan McIntosh, PSU
4. Nick Heflin, OSU
5. Scott Schiller, MINN
11. Braden Atwood, PUR
13. Nathan Burak, IOWA
18. Alex Polizzi, NU

Hwt
1. Adam Coon, MICH
2. Adam Chalfant, IND
4. Mike McMullan, NU
5. Bobby Telford, IOWA
6. Tony Nelson, MINN
7. Mike McClure, MSU
8. Connor Medbery, WIS
14. Jimmy Lawson, PSU









Monday's Results

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Michigan State 75, Minnesota 61
No. 21 Michigan State women's basketball jumped out early and never looked back, cruising to a 75-61 victory over Minnesota on Monday night at the Breslin Center. Freshman Tori Jankoska led the Spartans (19-8, 11-3) with 21 points, while senior Klarissa Bell dished out a career-high 10 assists and junior Becca Mills had a double-double. With the Golden Gophers (17-11, 6-8) leading 7-6 in the early minutes, Michigan State (19-8) went on a 19-4 run over an eight-minute stretch to jump ahead 25-11. The Spartans maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the half, going into the break up 44-33. MSU shot 58.1% in the opening half, including 7-for-11 (63.6%) from 3-point. The Spartan lead grew to as many as 18 (62-44) midway through the half, before Minnesota went on an 11-2 run to get back within single-digits at 64-55 with 3:54 to go. MSU scored seven of the next 10 points to gain back control of the game and go home with the victory. RECAP

Nebraska 94, Penn State 74
No. 16 Nebraska nailed a season-high 16 three-pointers, including a school-record-tying seven from Tear'a Laudermill, to knock off No. 8 Penn State, 94-74, Monday night at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Playing in front of more than 7,000 fans and a Big Monday national television audience on ESPN2, the Huskers came out on fire and never let up against the Big Ten-leading Lady Lions. Nebraska, which led by 22 at the half, built the lead to 32 points with 12 minutes left, before settling for a 20-point win. Nebraska, which improved to 21-5 overall and 11-3 in the Big Ten with its eighth consecutive victory, hit 16-of-22 threes (.727) for the game, including 11-of-14 in the first half. Laudermill, who finished with a career-high 27 points, hit her first six three-pointers in the first half. She finished 7-of-10 from long range, tying the school record of seven threes hit five times previously, with the last coming from Jordan Hooper at Missouri on Feb. 2, 2011. RECAP

Five Teams Ranked in Top 20 of Coaches Poll

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The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was represented with five teams among the top 20 of the coaches' ballot. In the AP poll, Wisconsin was ranked No. 14, followed by No. 16 Michigan, No. 18 Michigan State, No. 20 Iowa and No. 22 Ohio State. In the coaches' ballot, Wisconsin was ranked No. 14, followed by No. 16 Michigan, No. 18 Michigan State, No. 19 Iowa and No. 20 Ohio State. Nebraska collected one vote in the coaches' poll for the second consecutive week.

Three Teame Receiving Votes in Latest NCBWA Rankings

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Three Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association rankings, which were released on Monday. Indiana appears at No. 25 this week, while Nebraska and Ohio State are among other squads also receiving votes.

Monday's Schedule

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Six Teams Appear in GymInfo Poll

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics teams are ranked in the latest GymInfo Top 25 poll, with Nebraska and Michigan leading the way at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. Minnesota is ranked No. 12, followed by No. 15 Illinois. Penn State checks in at No. 18, and Ohio State is No. 22.

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Logic and Deary Named Lieberman Award Finalists

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Lieberman Award: Two conference standouts are among a group of 22 players national who were named finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award, given annually to the nation's top point guard. Iowa's Samantha Logic and Northwestern's Ashley Deary remain in the running for the honor. The duo enters the week ranked among the national top 10 in assists per game with Logic third at 7.5 assists and Deary, who is one of two freshman named to the list, ranks ninth at 6.6 assists per contest. The list will be narrowed to five in March and the winner will be announced at the Women's Final Four in April.

Five Big Ten Teams Ranked in AP Top 25

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Five Big Ten teams appeared in the latest top 25 rankings, released by the Associated Press (AP) on Monday. Penn State leads all conference squads and remains in the top 10, moving to No. 8 this week. Nebraska is up one spot to No. 16, with Purdue climbing two spots to No. 19. Michigan State is up two spots to No. 21, while Iowa rounds out the ranking at No. 25, the first time the Hawkeyes have appeared in the AP standings since the Dec. 31 edition of the poll.

Sunday's Men's Basketball Results

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Michigan and Nebraska both defended their home court on Sunday's Big Ten men's basketball slate. The Wolverines defeated Michigan State, moving into sole possession of first-place in the conference standings.

Sunday, Feb. 23
#20/20 Michigan 79, #13/14 Michigan State 70
Nebraska 76, Purdue 57

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Sunday's Results

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Connecticut 6, Illinois 0
Oregon State 8, Indiana 1
Iowa 7, Nebraska-Omaha 1
Houston 4, Michigan 3
Creighton 8, Minnesota 0
Washington 4, Michigan State 1
Utah 4, Nebraska 3
Ball State 5, Northwestern 4
Ohio State 6, Oklahoma 3
USF 6, Penn State 5
Rice 23, Purdue 3

Sunday's Results

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Ohio State 71, Northwestern 62
Ohio State sent its five seniors out in style Sunday afternoon with a 71-62 win over the visiting Northwestern Wildcats on Senior Day at Value City Arena. The win snapped a five-game losing streak and improved the Buckeyes back to .500 at 15-15 and 5-9 in Big Ten play. Northwestern falls to 14-13 and 4-10 overall. Sophomore Ameryst Alston once again led the Buckeyes offensively with 30 points, her second straight 30-point game after tying a career high with 31 in the loss to No. 17 Nebraska Thursday. Alston went 14 of 17 from the free throw line and also had three assists and two steals. Her 14 makes from the stripe is tied for second on Ohio State's all-time single-game list. RECAP

#21/21 Purdue 72, Wisconsin 54
April Wilson scored 18 points and dished off eight assists to lead No. 21 Purdue to a 72-54 win over Wisconsin Sunday. After Wisconsin cut Purdue's four-point halftime lead to two, 31-29, early in the second half, the Boilermakers reeled off a 25-3 run to take a 20-point lead, 52-32. Wisconsin battled back with a run of its own, rolling off eight straight points on a Nicole Bauman layup and back-to-back 3-pointers by Tessa Cichy and Taylor Wurtz to make it 54-42. The Badgers got within eight on two free throws by Cichy with 6:29 to play, but managed just two more points the rest of the way. The win was the fifth straight for Purdue, which got 12 points and 10 rebounds from Whitney Bays. RECAP

Sunday's Softball Results

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Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Purdue all shut out their respective opponents to highlight Sunday's Big Ten softball slate.

Indiana 3, Troy 3 [9 INNINGS] (Lipton Invitational)
#6/5 Kentucky 8, Penn State 1 (FAU Invitational)
Illinois 9, Creighton 1 (UTA Hilton Invitational)
Purdue 12, Mississippi Valley 0 (Wilson/DeMarini Classic)
Indiana vs. Coastal Carolina [CANCELLED] (Lipton Invitational)
Mississippi State 9, Iowa 1 [5 INNINGS]
Michigan 1, Florida Atlantic 0 (FAU Invitational)
Minnesota 8, UNC Greensboro 0 [5 INNINGS] (UNCG Spartan Classic)
#9/8 UCLA 6, #12/11 Nebraska 2 (Mary Nutter Classic)
Illinois 4, UT Arlington 2 (UTA Hilton Invitational)
#15/15 Baylor 4, Northwestern 0 (Mary Nutter Classic)
Michigan State 8, Georgetown 2 (Gamecock Invitational)
Auburn 8, Purdue 0 (Wilson/DeMarini Classic)
#12/11 Nebraska 4, Boise State 0 [6 INNINGS] (Mary Nutter Classic)
Florida Atlantic 3, Penn State 2 (FAU Invitational)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Softball Schedule

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Sunday's Big Ten softball slate features 14 games, including Nebraska, Northwestern and Penn State taking on ranked foes.

Sunday, Feb. 23
Indiana vs. Troy (Lipton Invitational), 8:30 a.m. ET
Penn State vs. #6/5 Kentucky (FAU Invitational), 9 a.m. ET
Illinois vs. Creighton (UTA Hilton Invitational), 10 a.m. ET
Purdue vs. Mississippi Valley (Wilson/DeMarini Classic), 10:30 a.m. ET
Indiana vs. Coastal Carolina (Lipton Invitational), 10:45 a.m. ET
Iowa at Mississippi State, 11 a.m. ET
Michigan at Florida Atlantic (FAU Invitational), 11 a.m. ET
Minnesota at UNC Greensboro (UNCG Spartan Classic), 11:30 a.m. ET
#12/11 Nebraska vs. #9/8 UCLA (Mary Nutter Classic), 11:30 a.m. ET
Illinois at UT Arlington (UTA Hilton Invitational), Noon ET
Northwestern vs. #15/15 Baylor (Mary Nutter Classic), Noon ET
Michigan State vs. Georgetown (Gamecock Invitational), 12:30 p.m. ET
Purdue at Auburn (Wilson/DeMarini Classic), 12:30 p.m. ET
#12/11 Nebraska vs. Boise State (Mary Nutter Classic), 2 p.m. ET

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Sunday's Big Ten men's basketball slate includes Michigan hosting Michigan State in a first-place showdown, and Nebraska entertaining Purdue at Pinnacle Bank Arena.

Sunday, Feb. 23
#13/14 Michigan State at #20/20 Michigan, Noon (CBS)
Purdue at Nebraska, 4:15 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Sunday's Schedule

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Northwestern at Ohio State, Noon ET, BTN
Wisconsin at #21/21 Purdue, 2 p.m. ET, BTN

Sunday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. Connecticut, 10 a.m.
Indiana vs. Oregon State, 1 p.m.
Iowa vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 9 a.m.
Michigan at Houston, 12:30 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Washington 4 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Creighton, Noon
Nebraska vs. Utah, 2 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Ball State, 10 a.m.
Ohio State vs. Oklahoma 10 a.m.
Penn State at USF, 1 p.m.
Purdue at Rice, 2 p.m.

All times are ET and subject to change

Saturday's Results

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Illinois 5, Coastal Carolina 4
Utah 5, Indiana 4 (15)
Iowa 2, St. Bonaventure 0
Iowa 16, Ball State 6
Houston 1, Michigan 0
Michigan State 8, Oregon State 7
Creighton 11, Minnesota 4
Nebraska 13, Utah 3
Northwestern 8, Nebraska-Omaha 5
Northwestern 12, Mississippi Valley State 4
Ohio State 9, UCF 3
USF 11, Penn State 7
Rice 9, Purdue 1

Saturday's Hockey Results

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#8/8 WISCONSIN 2, MICHIGAN STATE 0
A to-do list for the Wisconsin men's hockey team coming into its final home series of the year would likely have contained at least three items. First, send off the team's nine seniors on top. Second, improve a sputtering power play, and third, extend the team's hot streak on the penalty kill. Check, check and check. The No. 8 Badgers did all that and more, riding their special teams to a 2-0 win over the Spartans and cementing the sweep, all the while earning head coach Mike Eaves his 250th career win at Wisconsin in the process. RECAP

#10/10 MICHIGAN 5, PENN STATE 2
The 10th-ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team defeated Penn State by a score of 5-2 to split the weekend series on Saturday night (Feb. 22) in front of a sold-out crowd inside Yost Ice Arena. Freshman forward Alex Kile and junior forward Phil Di Giuseppe supplied two goals apiece, and sophomore goaltender Steve Racine stopped 18 of 20 shots in his 10th appearance between the pipes this season and first at home since Oct. 10 vs. Boston College. RECAP

Saturday's Softball Results

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Michigan and Minnesota both collected a pair of wins on Saturday's Big Ten softball slate, including the #5/7 Wolverines defeating #6/5 Kentucky, 3-0.

Saturday, Feb. 22
Texas Tech 4, Illinois 3 (UTA Hilton Invitational)
Illinois 7, UMKC 0 (UTA Hilton Invitational)
#1/1 Florida 8, Indiana 0 [5 INNINGS] (Lipton Invitational)
Georgia Southern 6, Indiana 2 (Lipton Invitational)
Mississippi State 5, Iowa 0
#5/7 Michigan 3, #6/5 Kentucky 0 (FAU Kickoff Classic)
#5/7 Michigan 1, Kent State 0 [9 INNINGS] (FAU Kickoff Classic)
Boston University 11, Michigan State 4 (Gamecock Invitational)
South Carolina 9, Michigan State 0 [9 INNINGS] (Gamecock Invitational)
Minnesota 12, Army 2 (UNCG Spartan Classic)
Minnesota 8, Hampton 0 [5 INNINGS] (UNCG Spartan Classic)
#3/2 Tennessee 5, #12/11 Nebraska 3 (Mary Nutter Classic)
Northwestern 4, San Diego State 2 (Mary Nutter Classic)
Northwestern 14, LIU Brooklyn 1 [5 INNINGS] (Mary Nutter Classic)
Pittsburgh 3, Penn State 1 (FAU Kickoff Classic)
Florida Atlantic 3, Penn State 2 [delayed in 7th inning due to weather] (FAU Kickoff Classic)
Samford 6, Purdue 3 (Wilson/DeMarini Classic)
Jacksonville State 2, Purdue 1 (Wilson/DeMarini Classic)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Men's Basketball Results

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Two more road wins highlighted Saturday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, with Wisconsin defeating Iowa and Indiana winning at Northwestern. Ohio State pulled away from Minnesota at Value City Arena.

Saturday, Feb. 22
#16/18 Wisconsin 79, #15/15 Iowa 74 - AP Recap
#24/23 Ohio State 64, Minnesota 46 - AP Recap
Indiana 61, Northwestern 56 - AP Recap

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Saturday's Results

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Indiana 79, Illinois 61
The Indiana women's basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak and won its final home game of the regular season Saturday afternoon over Illinois, 79-61. It was senior day for IU's Sasha Chaplin, Milika Taufa, Andrea Newbauer, Simone Deloach Tabitha Gerardot. A trio of freshman led the way for IU in Larryn Brooks with 20 points and nine assists, Alexis Gassion with 17 points and a career-high four steals, and Taylor Agler with 13 points in the winning effort. Deloach scored 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds in her final home regular season game. Four Hoosiers scored in double figures for the fourth time this season. RECAP

Iowa 74, Michigan 70
It was a dizzying afternoon in the Crisler Center on Saturday when host Michigan raced to a 13-0 lead in a crucial Big Ten Conference women's basketball game. The University of Iowa countered to go ahead 49-33 with 16:36 remaining, Michigan regained a 62-58 edge with 6:49 left, and then the Hawkeyes won by four, 74-70. Iowa improved to 21-7 overall, 9-5 in Big Ten play; Michigan is 17-11, 8-7. The Hawkeyes are 5-2 in conference road games. RECAP

Saturday's Schedule

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Iowa at Michigan, 1:30 p.m. ET, BTN
Illinois at Indiana, 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN

Saturday's Softball Schedule

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Saturday's Big Ten softball schedule features 18 games, including Indiana, Michigan and Nebraska challenging top-five foes.

Saturday, Feb. 22
Minnesota vs. Army (UNCG Spartan Classic), 9:30 a.m. ET
Illinois vs. Texas Tech (UTA Hilton Invitational), 10 a.m. ET
#5/7 Michigan State vs. #6/5 Kentucky (FAU Kickoff Classic), 11 a.m. ET
Minnesota vs. Hampton (UNCG Spartan Classic), Noon ET
Michigan State vs. Boston University (Gamecock Invitational), 12:30 p.m.
#5/7 Michigan vs. Kent State (FAU Kickoff Classic), 1 p.m. ET
Indiana at #1/1 Florida (Lipton Invitational), 2:15 p.m. ET
Purdue vs. Samford (Wilson/DeMarini Classic), 2:15 p.m. ET
Illinois vs. UMKC (UTA Hilton Invitational), 3 p.m. ET
Michigan State at South Carolina (Gamecock Invitational), 3 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. San Diego State (Mary Nutter Classic), 3:30 p.m. ET
Iowa at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Georgia Southern (Lipton Invitational), 4:30 p.m. ET
Penn State vs. Pittsburgh (FAU Kickoff Classic), 4 p.m. ET
Penn State at Florida Atlantic (FAU Kickoff Classic), 6 p.m. ET
Purdue vs. Jacksonville State (Wilson/DeMarini Classic), 7 p.m. ET
#12/11 Nebraska vs. #3/2 Tennessee (Mary Nutter Classic), 8 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. LIU Brooklyn (Mary Nutter Classic), 8:30 p.m. ET

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches


Saturday's Schedule

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Illinois at Coastal Carolina, 2:30 p.m.
Indiana at Utah, 6 p.m.
Iowa vs. St. Bonaventure, 2:30 p.m.
Iowa vs. Ball State, 5:30 p.m.
Michigan at Houston, 7:30 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Oregon State, 3 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Creighton, 1 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Washington, 9 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Nebraska-Omaha, 10 a.m.
Northwestern vs. Mississippi Valley State, 1:30 p.m.
Ohio State vs. The Citadel, Noon
Penn State at USF, 6 p.m.
Purdue at Rice, 3 p.m.

All times are ET and subject to change.

Saturday's Hockey Schedule

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February 22
MICHIGAN STATE at #8/8 WISCONSIN - 5 p.m., ESPNU
PENN STATE at #10/10 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m., FS Detroit Plus

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Friday's Results

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George Mason 3, Illinois 0
Indiana 8, Washington 2
Iowa 9, Mississippi Valley State 4
Houston 2, Michigan 1
Michigan State 8, Utah 5
Minnesota 10, Creighton 5
Nebraska 9, Oregon State 2
Kansas 14, Northwestern 10 (11)
Ohio State 9, UCF 3
USF 19, Penn State 1
Rice 3, Purdue 1

Friday's Softball Results

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Nebraska and Northwestern both defeated ranked foes to highlight Friday's Big Ten softball slate.

Friday, Feb. 21
#1/1 Florida 3, Indiana 1 (Lipton Invitational)
Mississippi State 2, Iowa 0
#5/7 Michigan 7, Kent State 1 (FAU Invitational)
#5/7 Michigan 9, Pittsburgh 0 (FAU Invitational)
Michigan State 5, UNC-Wilmington 2 (South Carolina Tournament)
Minnesota 3, George Washington 0 (UNCG Spartan Classic)
#12/11 Nebraska 3, #16/12 Texas A&M 2 (Mary Nutter Classic)
#14/14 Arizona 7, #12/11 Nebraska 0 (Mary Nutter Classic)
Northwestern 4, #2/3 Washington 2 (Mary Nutter Classic)
#13/18 Oklahoma 11, Northwestern 9 (Mary Nutter Classic)
#6/5 Kentucky 5, Penn State 0 (FAU Invitational)
Florida Atlantic 3, Penn State 2 [8 INNINGS] (FAU Invitational)
Illinois vs. UMKC (UTA Hilton Invitational): CANCELED
Indiana vs. Coastal Carolina (Lipton Invitational): CANCELED

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Friday's Hockey Results

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PENN STATE 5, #10/10 MICHIGAN 4 (OT)
After sophomore Casey Bailey tied the game with five seconds left in regulation, freshman David Goodwin completed the comeback as his overtime game-winner lifted the Penn State men's hockey team to a 5-4 victory against No. 10/10 Michigan at Yost Ice Arena Friday night. The Nittany Lions, who improved to 6-19-2 overall and 2-10-1-0 in the Big Ten, exploded for five goals against a Michigan defense that entered the game averaging fewer than two goals against per game at home. RECAP

#8/8 WISCONSIN 5, MICHIGAN STATE 2
Senior Michael Mersch tallied two goals and an assist while sophomore Nic Kerdiles added a goal and two assists to lead No. 8/8 Wisconsin to a 5-2 victory over Michigan State Friday night at the Kohl Center. Junior goalie Joel Rumpel registered 24 saves to notch his 15th victory of the season. RECAP

Peter Kobelt of Ohio State has been named the Most Outstanding Player of the 2014 ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship,which concluded Monday. Kobelt is the first Buckeye to receive the honor, which he achieved after winning seven of his eight matches in leading Ohio State to its first national indoor title. The senior went 3-1 at first singles during the ITA National Men's Team Indoor Championship.

Ranked No. 23 in the ITA Division I Men's Singles Rankings, Kobelt defeated two top 10 players during the tournament. He dished No. 3 Mitchell Frank of Virginia only his fifth collegiate loss in a 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 win during Ohio State's exciting 4-3 win over the Cavaliers in the semifinal, then defeated No. 7 Ray Sarmiento of USC 6-3, 6-4 in the final. Kobelt and his partner Kevin Metka, who are ranked No. 2 in the ITA Division I Men's Doubles Rankings, went 4-0 at first doubles at the tournament.

Kobelt is joined on the ITA All-Tournament Team by teammates Ralf Steinbach, Metka and Hunter Callahan, while Kobelt and Metka also received recognition as a doubles pair.

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Friday's Hockey Schedule

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February 21
PENN STATE at #10/10 MICHIGAN - 6:30 p.m., BTN
MICHIGAN STATE at #8/8 WISCONSIN - 9 p.m., BTN

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Weekend Schedule

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February 21   
#18 Vanderbilt at #58 INDIANA - 2 p.m. ET
Toledo at #58 INDIANA - 7 p.m. ET
#30 LSU at #33 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
#29 NORTHWESTERN at #24 Harvard - 5 p.m. CT

February 22  
IOWA at Western Michigan - 12 p.m. CT
Xavier at #53 MICHIGAN STATE - 12 p.m. ET
#45 Drake at #49 MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT
#59 NEBRASKA vs. Alabama-Birmingham [1] - 1 p.m. CT
#1 OHIO STATE at #10 Notre Dame - 12 p.m. ET
Penn at #43 PENN STATE - 11 a.m. ET    

February 23   
#18 Vanderbilt at #33 MICHIGAN - 12 p.m. ET
#59 NEBRASKA vs. Georgia State [1] - 10 a.m. CT
#27 NC State at #29 NORTHWESTERN - 12 p.m. CT
Valparaiso at #29 NORTHWESTERN - 7 p.m. CT
#54 Denver at #67 WISCONSIN - 2 p.m. CT

February 24   
#1 OHIO STATE at #58 INDIANA - 2 p.m. ET

[1] Atlanta, Ga.

Friday's Softball Schedule

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Eight Big Ten softball teams are in action on Friday, with Michigan and Penn State both competing in the FAU Invitational, and Nebraska and Northwestern both playing in the Mary Nutter Classic.

#5/7 Michigan vs. Kent State (FAU Invitational), 11 a.m. ET
Michigan State vs. UNC-Wilmington (South Carolina Tournament), 12:30 p.m. ET
#5/7 Michigan vs. Pittsburgh (FAU Invitational), 1 p.m. ET
Minnesota vs. George Washington (UNCG Spartan Classic), 1 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Coastal Carolina (Lipton Invitational), 1:30 p.m. ET
Iowa at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs.  #2/3 Washington (Mary Nutter Classic), 4 p.m. ET
Penn State vs. #6/5 Kentucky (FAU Invitational), 4 p.m. ET
#12/11 Nebraska vs. #16/12 Texas A&M (Mary Nutter Classic), 6 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. #13/18 Oklahoma (Mary Nutter Classic), 6:30 p.m. ET
Penn State at Florida Atlantic (FAU Invitational), 8 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. #1/1 Florida (Lipton Invitational), 8:45 p.m. ET
#12/11 Nebraska vs. #14/14 Arizona (Mary Nutter Classic), 11 p.m. ET

Rankings: USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 21
IOWA at Iowa Invite - Iowa City, Iowa
NEBRASKA at Nebraska Tune-Up - Lincoln, Neb.
OHIO STATE at Buckeye Tune-Up - Columbus, Ohio
WISCONSIN at Red and White Open - Madison, Wis.
WISCONSIN at USA Indoor Championships - Albuquerque, N.M.

Saturday, Feb. 22
ILLINOIS at Orange & Blue Open - Champaign, Ill.
INDIANA at Alex Wilson Invite - South Bend, Ind.
#25 MICHIGAN at Silverston Invitational - Ann Arbor, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at Silverston Invitational - Ann Arbor, Mich.
MINNESOTA at Parents Day Invite - Minneapolis, Minn.
#10 PENN STATE at Alex Wilson Invite - South Bend, Ind.
#15 PURDUE at Alex Wilson Invite - South Bend, Ind.
WISCONSIN at Alex Wilson Invite - South Bend, Ind.
WISCONSIN at USA Indoor Championships - Albuquerque, N.M.

Sunday, Feb. 23
WISCONSIN at USA Indoor Championships - Albuquerque, N.M.


Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 21
IOWA at Iowa Invite - Iowa City, Iowa
MINNESOTA at Snowshoe Open - Minneapolis, Minn.
#21 NEBRASKA at Nebraska Tune-Up - Lincoln, Neb.
#23 OHIO STATE at Buckeye Tune-Up - Columbus, Ohio
#5 WISCONSIN at Red and White Open - Madison, Wis.
#5 WISCONSIN at USA Indoor Championships - Albuquerque, N.M.

Saturday, Feb. 22
ILLINOIS at Alex Wilson Invite - South Bend, Ind.
ILLINOIS at Orange & Blue Open - Champaign, Ill.
INDIANA at Alex Wilson Invite - South Bend, Ind.
MICHIGAN at Silverston Invitational - Ann Arbor, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at Silverston Invitational - Ann Arbor, Mich.
#23 OHIO STATE at Alex Wilson Invite - South Bend, Ind.
#6 PENN STATE at Alex Wilson Invite - South Bend, Ind.
PURDUE at Alex Wilson Invite - South Bend, Ind.
#5 WISCONSIN at Alex Wilson Invite - South Bend, Ind.
#5 WISCONSIN at USA Indoor Championships - Albuquerque, N.M.

Sunday, Feb. 23
#5 WISCONSIN at USA Indoor Championships - Albuquerque, N.M.


Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 21
#8 NEBRASKA at #15 WISCONSIN, BTDN

Saturday, Feb. 22
#21 NORTHWESTERN at Duke
#21 NORTHWESTERN vs. N.C. State
MICHIGAN STATE at #25 Central Michigan

Sunday, Feb. 23

#3 IOWA at #15 WISCONSIN, BTDN
#1 MINNESOTA at #17 Iowa State
#16 Virginia Tech at #11 OHIO STATE, BTDN
Clarion at #2 PENN STATE, BTDN

Women's Golf Schedule

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Feb. 23-24  
ILLINOIS at Westbrook Spring Invite (Peoria, Ariz.)    
INDIANA at Westbrook Spring Invite (Peoria, Ariz.)   
IOWA at Westbrook Spring Invite (Peoria, Ariz.)   
NEBRASKA at Westbrook Spring Invite (Peoria, Ariz.)   
OHIO STATE at Westbrook Spring Invite (Peoria, Ariz.)   
WISCONSIN at Westbrook Spring Invite (Peoria, Ariz.)  

Men's Golf Schedule

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Feb. 21-23  
NEBRASKA at Wyoming Cowboy Desert Intercollegiate (Palm Desert, Calif.)

Feb. 23-25  
MICHIGAN at Puerto Rico Classic (Rio Grande, Puerto Rico)
NORTHWESTERN at Puerto Rico Classic (Rio Grande, Puerto Rico)
PURDUE at Puerto Rico Classic (Rio Grande, Puerto Rico)

Feb. 24-25  
INDIANA at Snowman Getaway (Goodyear, Ariz.)

Women's Gymnastics Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 21
MICHIGAN STATE at Western Michigan - 7 p.m. ET
#15 MINNESOTA at #25 Iowa State - 7:30 p.m. ET
#14 ILLINOIS at State of Illinois Classic (Normal, Ill.) - 8 p.m. ET
#7 MICHIGAN, #1 Oklahoma, #5 Alabama, West Virginia at Perfect 10 Challenge (Oklahoma City, Okla.) - 8 p.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 22
#20 PENN STATE, Temple, Ursinus at Rutgers - 6 p.m. ET

Sunday, Feb. 23
#23 OHIO STATE, #19 Central Michigan at #14 ILLINOIS - 3 p.m. ET
Gustavus, Hamline, Winona State at #15 MINNESOTA - 3 p.m. ET
Kentucky, Wisconsin-Stout, Bridgeport at #8 NEBRASKA - 3 p.m. ET
UIC at IOWA - 4 p.m. ET

Men's Gymnastics Schedule

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Thursday, Jan. 20 - Saturday, Jan. 22
#6 ILLINOIS, #8 IOWA, #2 MICHIGAN, #5 MINNESOTA, #3 OHIO STATE, #7 PENN STATE at Winter Cup (Las Vegas, Nev.) - 4 p.m./10:15 p.m. ET

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Thirty-five Big Ten student-athletes in 14 different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Feb. 17. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Baseball
Player of the Week - Michael Pritchard, NEB
Co-Pitchers of the Week - Joey DeNato, IND & Ryan Riga, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Jackson Lamb, MICH

Men's Basketball
Co-Players of the Week - Terran Petteway, NEB & Frank Kaminsky, WIS
Freshman of the Week - Nigel Hayes, WIS

Women's Basketball
Player of the Week - Cyesha Goree, MICH
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Jordan Hooper, NEB; Maggie Lucas, PSU; Courtney Moses, PUR
Freshman of the Week - Amanda Zahui B., MINN

Men's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Chris O'Neill, MICH

Women's Golf
Co-Golfers of the Week - Allyssa Ferrell, MSU & Aurora Kan, PUR

Men's Gymnastics
Gymnast of the Week - Jake Martin, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Sean Melton, OSU

Women's Gymnastics
Gymnast of the Week - Lindsay Mable, MINN
Event Specialist of the Week - Kylie Schermann, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Emily Lennon, ILL

Hockey
First Star - Adam Wilcox, MINN
Second Star - Hudson Fasching, MINN
Third Star - Jake Hildebrand, MSU

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Reed Connor, WIS
Field Athlete of the Week - Steve Waithe, PSU

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Co-Track Athletes of the Week - Rachele Schulist, MSU & Kiah Seymour, PSU
Field Athlete of the Week - Tori Franklin, MSU

Softball
Co-Players of the Week - Sierra Romero, MICH & Ashley Burkhardt, PUR
Pitcher of the Week - Emily Lockman, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Megan Betsa, MICH

Men's Tennis
Athlete of the Week - Peter Kobelt, OSU

Women's Tennis
Athlete of the Week - Ronit Yurovsky, MICH

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - Dylan Ness, MINN

Friday's Schedule

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Illinois vs. George Mason, Noon
Indiana vs. Washington, 2 p.m.
Iowa vs. Mississippi Valley State, 2:30 p.m.
Michigan at Houston, 7:30 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Utah, 7 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Oregon State, 3 p.m.
Northwestern vs. Kansas, 10:30 a.m.
Ohio State at UCF, 7 p.m.
Penn State at USF, 7 p.m.
Purdue at Rice, 5:30 p.m.

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference announced that the Iowa at Indiana men's basketball game, originally scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 18, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27. The game will tip at 9 p.m. ET and be broadcast by ESPN.

In addition, the Purdue at Iowa men's basketball contest originally scheduled for Saturday, March 1, will move to Sunday, March 2 at 2 p.m. ET, and air on BTN. The Ohio State at Minnesota women's basketball game on March 2 will now appear on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) beginning at 2 p.m. ET.  

Thursday's Results

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Purdue 63, Minnesota 42
Courtney Moses scored 27 points as No. 21 Purdue defeated Minnesota 63-42 on Thursday night. Moses, a senior guard, is now at 1,591 career points. She passed Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp and Camille Cooper for No. 11 on the Boilermakers' career scoring list. Versyp reached 180 victories in her eighth season as Purdue's coach, No. 2 behind Lin Dunn (1988-96), who won 206. Dee Dee Williams didn't score for Purdue but did her job on defense, helping to keep Big Ten scoring leader Rachel Banham to eight points on 1-of-17 shooting. Banham came in averaging 23.9 points in conference games. RECAP

Nebraska 67, Ohio State 59
No. 17 Nebraska used a 17-0 run late in the second half to rally from a nine-point deficit with 10 minutes left to claim a 67-59 women's basketball win at Value City Arena on Thursday night. The Huskers became the first Nebraska women's basketball team to produce three consecutive 20-win seasons, after securing 25 wins in 2013 and 24 victories in 2012. Ohio native Rachel Theriot led the Huskers with her second straight 20-point game and fourth of the season with a team-high 26 points. The 6-0 point guard from Middleburg Heights also tied a career high with seven rebounds and dished out four assists while playing the full 40 minutes. RECAP

Penn State 82, Northwestern 73
Senior guard Maggie Lucas connected on five three-pointers en route to 26 points to lead the #11/9 Penn State Lady Lions (21-5, 12-2 Big Ten) to an 82-73 win over Northwestern (14-12, 4-9) Thursday night. Junior Tori Waldner had one of the best performances of her collegiate career with a personal-best 14 points. It was a banner day for Lucas, who moved into a tie for fourth place on the Big Ten's career scoring list with Purdue's MaChelle Joseph (2,505). Additionally, Lucas (32 at Indiana; 25 vs. Wisconsin; 26 vs. Northwestern) became the first player since Kelly Mazzante (31 vs. Baylor; 31 vs. Pittsburgh; 29 vs. Louisiana Tech) in Dec. 2003 to have three consecutive games with 25 or more points. RECAP

Michigan State 76, Wisconsin 66
Becca Mills scored 15 points to lead a balanced offense as No. 23 Michigan State topped Wisconsin 76-66 Thursday. With the win, Michigan State (18-8, 10-3 Big Ten) remains a game and a half back of Penn State in the conference standings. Michigan State's margin of victory matched its largest lead of the game, as Wisconsin (10-16, 3-11) stuck with the Spartans throughout the contest. Michala Johnson's free throws cut the Michigan State lead to 70-66 with 1:53 left. The Spartans responded as Mills scored with 59 seconds remaining and Aerial Powers went 4 of 4 from the line in the final 30 seconds to preserve the win. RECAP

Thursday's Men's Basketball Results

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Nebraska and Michigan State both topped the 80-point plateau in posting victories over Penn State and Purdue, respectively, on Thursday's Big Ten men's basketball slate. The Spartans pulled a half game ahead of Michigan atop the Big Ten standings.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Nebraska 80, Penn State 67 - AP Recap
#13/14 Michigan State 94, Purdue 79 - AP Recap

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Thursday's Schedule

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#17/17 Nebraska at Ohio State, 7 p.m., BTDN
Northwestern at #9/11 Penn State, 7 p.m., BTN
#21/21 Purdue at Minnesota, 8 p.m., BTDN
#23/rv Michigan State at Wisconsin, 9 p.m., BTN

All times are ET
Northwestern's Drew Crawford and Ohio State's Aaron Craft were named first-team Capital One Academic All-Americans, as announced by CoSIDA on Thursday. In addition, Craft became just the third student-athlete to repeat as Division I men's basketball Academic All-America of the Year.

A three-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Crawford graduated from Northwestern University in spring 2013 with a 3.31 grade-point average (GPA) and a degree in economics. With one more season of eligibility available, Crawford remained at NU under first-year head coach Chris Collins and enrolled in the School of Continuing Studies to obtain a master's degree in sports administration.

Craft was named the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America of the Year and was a first-team Academic All-American in 2012 and 2013. He becomes the fourth Big Ten student-athlete to earn first team honors three times.

The four three-time Academic All-Americans representing the Big Ten are Craft (2012-13-14), Michigan's Steve Grote (1975-76-77), Northwestern's Shon Morris (1986-87-88) and Michigan State's Chris Hill (2004-05-06).

Five Big Ten softball players were named candidates for the Senior CLASS Award on Thursday. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.

Representing the Big Ten were Michigan's Nicole Sappingfield, Minnesota's Sara Moulton, Nebraska's Tatum Edwards, Northwestern's Mari Majam and Purdue's Andie Varsho.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.

The candidate class will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those names will be placed on the official ballot. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City May 29 through June 4.

Illinois' Evans Wins Bronze Medal in Sochi

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Former Illinois women's track and field thrower and sprinter Aja Evans won the bronze medal in the women's bobsled at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Evans and pilot Jamie Greubel, manning the USA-2 sled, placed third with an overall time of 3:51.61, just behind fellow Americans Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams, who took home the silver with a time of 3:50.71. It's the first time two U.S. sleds have medaled in women's bobsledding.

Illinois Release

Michigan's Elmblad Tabbed Second-Team Academic All-American

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Nicole Elmblad of the Michigan women's basketball team was named a second-team Capital One Academic All-American, the College of Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Thursday. Then senior biopsychology, cognition and neuroscience major carries a 3.95 GPA.

Michigan Release

Thursday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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The ESPN family of networks will air a pair of Big Ten men's basketball games on Thursday, with Nebraska hosting Penn State on ESPNU, and Purdue entertaining #14/14 Michigan State in a contest that will appear on ESPN. Both games will tip at 7 p.m. ET.

Thursday, Feb. 20
Penn State at Nebraska, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
#13/14 Michigan State at Purdue, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Weekend Schedule

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February 20
#8 NORTHWESTERN at #37 INDIANA - 4 p.m. ET

February 21-23
#42 ILLINOIS at Blue Gray National Tennis Classic [1] - All Day

February 21
Western Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE - 6 p.m. ET
Iowa State at MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT
#27 Tennessee at OHIO STATE - 5 p.m. ET

February 22
Western Michigan at #16 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
Air Force at #53 NEBRASKA - 10 a.m. CT
Northern Iowa at #53 NEBRASKA - 2:30 p.m. CT
WISCONSIN vs. Creighton [2] - 12 p.m. CT

February 23
#27 Tennessee at #37 INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
Ball State at #37 INDIANA - 4 p.m. ET
Wisconsin-Milwaukee at MICHIGAN STATE - 10 a.m. ET
Wright State at MICHIGAN STATE - 3 p.m. ET
#70 Marshall at MINNESOTA - 11 a.m. CT
Carleton College at MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT
WISCONSIN at Drake - 11 a.m. CT

[1] Montgomery, Ala.
[2] Des Moines, Iowa

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Results

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Ohio State defeated Northwestern, and Illinois collected a road win at Minnesota on Wednesday's Big Ten men's basketball slate.

Wednesday, Feb. 19
#24/23 Ohio State 76, Northwestern 60
Illinois 62, Minnesota 49

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Wednesday's Results

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Michigan 70, Indiana 58
Junior guard Shannon Smith had 23 points, and the University of Michigan women's basketball team outscored Indiana, 44-26, in the second half to defeat the Hoosiers, 70-58, Wednesday night inside Assembly Hall. Michigan picked up its ninth road win of the season and sixth inside Big Ten play. The Wolverines had four players score in double figures, led by Smith, who went 8-of-16 from the field and 7-of-9 from the charity stripe. Smith also had three assists and four steals on the night. Freshman guard Siera Thompson scored 14 points, had five rebounds and three assists, while junior guard Nicole Elmblad had 12 points and eight rebounds. RECAP

Wednesday's Schedule

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Michigan at Indiana, 7 p.m. ET, BTDN

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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On Wednesday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, Ohio State will host Northwestern, while Minnesota will entertain Illinois. Both games will appear on BTN.

Wednesday, Feb. 19
Northwestern at #24/23 Ohio State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Illinois at Minnesota, 9 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

In The Wrestling Polls

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Ten Big Ten wrestling teams are ranked or receiving votes in this week's USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches poll, with three conference squads claiming the top three spots and five in the top 10. Minnesota tops the poll at No. 1, followed by No. 2 Penn State, No. 3 Iowa, No. 7 Michigan, No. 8 Nebraska, No. 11 Ohio State, No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 21 Northwestern and No. 22 Illinois. Purdue is receiving votes.

Click here for the full ranking.






In The Polls

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Seven Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Northwestern leads all conference squads in the rankings, coming in at No. 8. Michigan joins Northwestern in the top 20, checking in at No. 16, with Purdue (No. 31), Indiana (No. 37),  Illinois (No. 42), Nebraska (No. 53) and Penn State (No. 65) also ranking in the top 65.

In The Polls

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Eleven Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. After winning the ITA National Team Indoor Championship on Monday, Ohio State claimed the No. 1 spot for the second time in program history and first since 2008-09. Illinois (No. 14), Northwestern (No. 29), Michigan (No. 33), Penn State, (No. 43) and Minnesota (No. 49) also rank in the top 50. Michigan State checks in at No. 53, followed by Indiana (No. 58), Nebraska (No. 59), Wisconsin (No. 67) and Purdue (No. 71).

Tonight's Iowa vs. Indiana Men's Basketball Game Postponed

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Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass has announced that tonight's Big Ten men's basketball game between Iowa and Indiana will be postponed as a result of a piece of metal falling from the ceiling into seats in the lower bowl. 

Roughly 6 1/2 hours before gametime, a metal facing (roughly eight feet long by 14 inches wide), fell and damaged seats in the lower part of Section F, which is located in the northwest corner of the building. 

"Safety is our No.1 priority," noted Glass. "Our University engineers have advised us to postpone events in Assembly Hall until it can be determined what caused the facing to fall and ensure the safety of everyone attending an event in the facility."

The rescheduling of the Iowa contest and the status of tomorrow night's women's game with Michigan will be determined as soon as possible.

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Three Teams Ranked Among Top 25 Polls

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The ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA Coaches polls were released on Tuesday, and Big Ten softball was well-represented with three teams among the top 25 of both national polls.

In the USA Softball poll, Michigan was ranked No. 5, followed by No. 12 Nebraska and No. 20 Minnesota, which moved up four spots. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan was ranked No. 7, followed by No. 11 Nebraska and No. 21 Minnesota. Northwestern also received votes in the coaches' poll.

The Big Ten softball season resumes this Friday (Feb. 21), with Michigan heading to the FAU Kickoff Classic in Boca Raton, Fla., Nebraska traveling to the H Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., Minnesota playing in the UNCG Spartan Classic in Greensboro, N.C., and Northwestern competing in the Mary Nutter Classic, also in Cathedral City.

Indiana Hosts Iowa on Tuesday

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Indiana will host #15/15 Iowa on Tuesday beginning at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Tuesday, Feb. 18
#15/15 Iowa at Indiana, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 66 ranked wrestlers in the InterMat College Rankings, and the conference boasts the top three squads in the team rankings. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten squads and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State
2. Iowa
3. Minnesota
7. Nebraska
T10. Northwestern
12. Ohio State
13. Michigan
17. Wisconsin
19. Indiana
20. Illinois
T34. Michigan State
38. Purdue

125
2. Nico Megaludis, PSU
3. Jesse Delgado, ILL
5. Thomas Gilman, IOWA
9. Ryan Taylor, WIS
11. Tim Lambert, NEB
15. Conor Youtsey, MICH
20. Nick Roberts, OSU

133
3. Tony Ramos, IOWA
5. Tyler Graff, WIS
7. David Thorn, MINN
8. Johnni DiJulius, OSU
10. Cashe Quiroga, PUR
13. Zane Richards, ILL
15. Jimmy Gulibon, PSU
19. Rossi Bruno, MICH

141

2. Zain Retherford, PSU
3. Logan Stieber, OSU
5. Chris Dardanes, MINN
7. Steve Dutton, MICH
13. Josh Dziewa, IOWA
19. Danny Sabatello, PUR

149
2. Nick Dardanes, MINN
5. Jason Tsirtsis, NU
6. Jake Sueflohn, NEB
7. Brody Grothus, IOWA
8. Eric Grajales, MICH
17. Zach Beitz, PSU
19. Ian Paddock, OSU

157
1. James Green, NEB
2. Derek St. John, IOWA
5. Dylan Ness, MINN
6. Dylan Alton, PSU
7. Isaac Jordan, WIS
8. Taylor Walsh, IND
13. Brian Murphy, MICH

165
1. David Taylor, PSU
4. Nick Moore, IOWA
6. Pierce Harger, NU
10. Dan Yates, MICH
13. Jackson Morse, ILL

174
3. Robert Kokesh, NEB
4. Matt Brown, PSU
5. Mike Evans, IOWA
6. Logan Storley, MINN
13. Mark Martin, OSU
20. Scott Liegel, WIS

184

2. Ed Ruth, PSU
4. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA
8. Kevin Steinhaus, MINN
9. TJ Dudley, NEB
11. Kenny Courts, OSU
16. Domenic Abounader, MICH

197
3. Morgan McIntosh, PSU
4. Nick Heflin, OSU
5. Scott Schiller, MINN
11. Braden Atwood, PUR
13. Nathan Burak, IOWA
16. Alex Polizzi, NU

Hwt
1. Mike McMullan, NU
2. Adam Coon, MICH
3. Bobby Telford, IOWA
4. Adam Chalfant, IND
5. Tony Nelson, MINN
7. Mike McClure, MSU
10. Connor Medbery, WIS
12. Jimmy Lawson, PSU









Three Big Ten Women's Indoor Track & Field squads appear in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Penn State checks in at No. 10 and is followed by No. 15 Purdue and No. 25 Michigan.

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Four Big Ten Men's Indoor Track & Field squads are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Wisconsin leads conference squads, coming in at No. 5, followed by No. 6 Penn State, No. 21 Nebraska and No. 23 Ohio State.

For the complete poll, click here.




Michigan's Davis, White Win Olympic Ice Dancing Crown

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University of Michigan students Meryl Davis and Charlie White became the first American ice dancing pair to capture Olympic gold with their second record-setting performance on Monday (Feb. 17) at the Iceberg Skating Palace. All three American teams, featuring five U-M students, finished among the top 10, with U-M alumnus Evan Bates and his partner, Madison Chock, placing eighth, and Maia Shibutani and Alex Shibutani finishing ninth.

After recording a short-dance record score on Sunday (Feb. 16), Davis and White bested the Canadians' record with a score of 116.63 to give them the gold medal with a 195.52 total. The U.S has claimed only four Olympic medals in ice dancing, with two of them belonging to Davis and White, who also claimed silver at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.

Michigan Release

All Seven Teams Appear in GymInfo Poll

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams are ranked in the latest GymInfo Top 15 poll, including three among the top five. Michigan leads the way at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Ohio State and No. 5 Minnesota. Illinois checks in at No. 6, and Penn State is No. 7. Iowa and Nebraska are ranked No. 8 and No. 11, respectively.

For the complete poll, click here.

Six Teams Appear in GymInfo Poll

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics teams are ranked in the latest GymInfo Top 25 Poll. Michigan and Nebraska are among the top 10 at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively. Illinois checks in at No. 14, followed by No. 15 Minnesota, No. 20 Penn State and No. 23 Ohio State.

For the complete poll, click here.

Three Big Ten Point Guards Named Cousy Finalists

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Indiana's Kevin 'Yogi' Ferrell, Michigan State's Keith Appling and Ohio State's Aaron Craft were all named finalists for the 2014 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year on Monday.

From Feb. 18-March 10, fans can vote for the top point guard in college basketball. The voting process begins on www.cousyaward.com Tuesday at 10 a.m. ET.

The list of 23 finalists will be reduced to five in early March, and the winner will be presented at the Hall of Fame's Class Announcement on Championship Monday in North Texas as part of NCAA Final Four weekend.

Michigan's Trey Burke won the Bob Cousy Award last season.

Men's Hoops - In the Polls

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The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was represented with five teams among the top 25 of both national polls. In the AP poll, Michigan State was ranked No. 13, followed by No. 15 Iowa, No. 16 Wisconsin, No. 20 Michigan and No. 24 Ohio State. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan State was ranked No. 14, followed by No. 15 Iowa, No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 20 Michigan and No. 23 Ohio State. Nebraska collected one vote in the coaches' poll. 

Monday's Results

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Penn State 4, Gardner Webb 3 (10)
Tennessee 8, Purdue 2

Indiana Remains Among Top 20 In Latest National Rankings

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Indiana appears in the 20 of the latest national polls released on Monday, following the opening weekend of the 2014 NCAA baseball season. The Hoosiers are ranked 10th in the latest Baseball America poll, are No. 15 in the Collegiate Baseball NCAA Division I poll and check in at No. 16 in the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association rankings.

Ohio State wins ITA National Team Indoor Championship

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The fifth-ranked Ohio State men's tennis team captured its first ITA National Team Indoor Championship title with an impressive performance Monday for a 4-1 win over No. 3 USC in Houston, Texas. Guided by director of tennis and head coach Ty Tucker, the Buckeyes defeated four top-25 teams, including two top-five programs, en route to the national title and are now 13-0 overall in 2014 to put Ohio State at its best start to a season in program history.

The Scarlet and Gray captured the doubles point and three of the four completed singles matches to defeat the Trojans, whose last loss was to Ohio State in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Team Championships last May.

RECAP

Monday's Schedule

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Penn State vs. Gardner Webb, 1 p.m. ET
Purdue at Tennessee, 4 p.m. ET

Olympic Update

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The 14 players from Big Ten schools taking part in the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, made a very significant impact in the tournament's opening round, which concluded Sunday.

Former Minnesota standout Phil Kessel leads all players in the event with seven points (four goals, three assists), including a hat trick in Sunday's 5-1 win for the United States over Slovenia. Skating on a line with Kessel, former Badger Joe Pavelski is tied for fourth overall with three assists through three games. Former Buckeye Ryan Kesler has also tallied multiple points, registering a goal and an assist for the U.S. Also recording points for the United States were Ryan McDonagh (Wisconsin) with a goal and both Blake Wheeler (Minnesota) and Max Pacioretty (Michigan) with an assist each while Ryan Miller (Michigan State) claimed a victory in his lone start.

The United States finished first in Group A, earning the No. 2 seed for the playoff round. The U.S. will face either the Czech Republic or Slovakia in quarterfinal action on Wednesday.

Sweden claimed the No. 1 seed in the playoff round after posting a perfect record in Group C. Former Michigan player Carl Hagelin logged six shots and nearly 26 total minutes of ice time in the opening three games. Sweden will face the winner of Tuesday's game between Slovenia and Austria, which was led in assists by former Wolverine Brian Lebler (two assists). Former Gopher Thomas Vanek notched one assist in group play for Austria.

Earning the No. 3 seed after winning Group B was Canada, which was led in minutes by former Michigan State standout Duncan Keith (21:00 per game). Keith also picked up an assist and ranks second on the team with a plus/minus rating of +4. Canada will face either Switzerland or Latvia on Wednesday.

Sunday's Results

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Georgia State 10, Illinois 6
Texas Tech 7, Indiana 0
Austin Peay 7, Iowa 4
Michigan 7, Washington 7
Minnesota 11, Northern Illinois 5
Wright State 7, Michigan State 1
Michigan State 2, Wright State 1
Gonzaga 5, Nebraska 3
USC 13, Northwestern 6
Indiana State 8, Ohio State 6
Penn State 6, Gardner Webb 4
Gardner Webb 7, Penn State 3
Tennessee 3, Purdue 0
Tennessee 20, Purdue 2

Sunday's Results

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Michigan 70, Illinois 63
Junior forward Cyesha Goree scored 30 points and grabbed 19 rebounds as the University of Michigan women's basketball team hung on for a 70-63 win at Illinois on Sunday afternoon at the State Farm Center. Goree scored her 30 points on 12-for-15 shooting with 19 rebounds -- 12 offensive and seven defensive -- to become just the second Wolverine to go for 30 points and 19 rebounds in a game. Freshman guard Siera Thompson scored 11 points with five assists and junior guard Shannon Smith chipped in 10 points, five rebounds and two assists. Junior guard Nicole Elmblad scored eight points with 11 rebounds and six assists in 40 minutes of action. Michigan outrebounded the Illini, 48-19, grabbing more offensive rebounds (21) than Illinois had total rebounds. RECAP

Nebraska 76, Indiana 61
All-American Jordan Hooper scored 31 points and broke the Nebraska women's basketball career three-point record to lead the No. 21 Huskers to a 76-61 win over Indiana on Sunday at Pinnacle Bank Arena. Hooper, a 6-2 senior forward from Alliance, Neb., drained a season-high six three-pointers to push her school-record total to 270, breaking the previous mark of 267 set by Kiera Hardy (2004-07). Hooper hit 10-of-18 shots from the floor in the game, including 6-of-12 threes, and 5-of-7 free throws to notch the ninth 30-point performance of her career. RECAP

Penn State 78, Wisconsin 68
The #11/11 Penn State Lady Lions (20-5, 11-2 Big Ten) used a 9-0 run late in the second half to post a 78-68 win over Wisconsin (10-15, 3-10) in the Eighth Annual Pink Zone at Penn State game in front of 12,585 fans, including 698 breast cancer survivors. The crowd is the sixth-largest crowd for a women's game in the BJC. The Lady Lions honored a Pink Zone-record 698 survivors at halftime that represented 3,499 years and six months of survivorship. The preliminary fundraising total for this year's Pink Zone is $196,364.50, which does not include donations from single-game ticket sales, t-shirt sales or the CharityBuzz.com online auction. Senior guard Maggie Lucas (Narberth, Pa.) continued her stellar play with a game-high 25 points on 8-of-17 shooting to go along with five rebounds, five assists and a steal. RECAP

Purdue 74, Iowa 73
Courtney Moses scored 25 points, including the game-winning free throws with seven seconds left as No. 23 Purdue defeated Iowa 74-73 on Sunday. Moses had the last seven points for the Boilermakers (18-7, 8-5 Big Ten). Her 3-pointer broke a 70-70 tie at the 1:57 mark. After Samantha Logic made two free throws and then the go-ahead bucket for the Hawkeyes (20-7, 8-5) at 38 seconds, Moses knocked down a jumper 8 seconds later. Logic, who had her third triple-double of the year with 18 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds, scored again at 19 seconds but her foul set up Moses' heroics. Liza Clemons added 11 points for Purdue and Whitney Bays and Dee Williams had 10 each. Bays also had 10 rebounds. RECAP

Sunday's Softball Results

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Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin all picked up wins on Sunday's Big Ten softball slate.

Georgia State 4, Indiana 3 (Panther Invitational)
Iowa 9, Drake 0 [6 INNINGS] (Getterman Classic)
#4/6 Michigan 6, Boston College 5 (Ragin' Cajun Invite)
#8/9 Nebraska 7, Sam Houston State 1 (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic)
Penn State 9, George Washington 1 [5 INNINGS] (Tiger Invite)
Purdue 11, Towson 7 (Kickin' Chicken Classic)
Wisconsin 9, Florida Gulf Coast 1 [6 INNINGS] (FIU Tournament)
#1/2 Florida 15, #24/22 Minnesota 2 [6 INNINGS] (Sportco Kick-Off Classic)
Ohio State 9, Utah Valley 0 [6 INNINGS] (Easton Desert Classic)
East Tennessee State 6, Indiana 0 (Panther Invitational)
Northwestern 11, Penn State 1 [5 INNINGS] (Tiger Invite)
USF 2, Illinois 1 (USF Tournament)
#7/11 Oklahoma 7, Michigan State 6 (Littlewood Classic)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Men's Basketball Results

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All three road teams picked up wins on Sunday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, including Wisconsin and Nebraska defeating Michigan and Michigan State, the respective co-leaders in the conference.

Sunday, Feb. 16
#21/21 Wisconsin 75, #15/18 Michigan 62
Nebraska 60, #9/10 Michigan State 51
Minnesota 54, Northwestern 48

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Sunday's Softball Schedule

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Sunday, Feb. 16
Indiana vs. Georgia State (Panther Invitational), 10 a.m. ET
Iowa vs. Drake (Getterman Classic), 10 a.m. ET
Michigan vs. Boston College (Ragin' Cajun Invite), 10 a.m. ET
Nebraska vs. Sam Houston State (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic), 10 a.m. ET
Penn State vs. George Washington (Tiger Invite), 10 a.m. ET
Purdue vs. Towson (Kickin' Chicken Classic), 10 a.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. Florida Gulf Coast (FIU Tournament), 10 a.m. ET
Minnesota vs. Florida (Sportco Kick-Off Classic), Noon ET
Ohio State vs. Utah Valley (Easton Desert Classic), Noon ET
Indiana vs. East Tennessee State (Panther Invitational), 12:15 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. Penn State (Tiger Invite), 12:30 p.m. ET
Illinois at USF (USF Tournament), 1:30 p.m. ET
Michigan State vs. Oklahoma (Littlewood Classic), 3:30 p.m. ET

All times Eastern

Sunday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Three games are on Sunday's Big Ten men's basketball schedule, including #15/18 Michigan hosting #21/21 Wisconsin in the 13th matchup between ranked foes during the conference season.

Sunday, Feb. 16
#21/21 Wisconsin at #15/18 Michigan, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Nebraska at #9/10 Michigan State, 3 p.m. (BTN)
Minnesota at Northwestern, 6 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Sunday's Schedule

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Indiana at #21/19 Nebraska, 1 p.m., BTN
Wisconsin at #11/11 Penn State, 1 p.m., ESPN2
Iowa (rv/rv) at #23/23 Purdue, 2 p.m., BTDN
Michigan (rv/-) at Illinois, 2 p.m., BTDN

Sunday's Schedule

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Illinois at Georgia State, 1 p.m.
Indiana at Texas Tech, 1 p.m.
Iowa at Austin Peay, 2 p.m.
Michigan vs. Washington, 1 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Wright State, Noon (DH)
Minnesota vs. Northern Illinois, 3 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Gonzaga, 2 p.m.
Northwestern at USC, 4 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Indiana State, 1 p.m.
Penn State at Gardner Webb, 1 p.m. (DH)
Purdue at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (DH)

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Saturday's Softball Results

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Michigan and Northwestern both defeated ranked foes, while Minnesota remained undefeated on Saturday's Big Ten softball slate.

Saturday, Feb. 15
Illinois 15, Binghamton 2 [5 INNINGS] (USF Tournament)
#2/1 Tennessee 10, Illinois (USF Tournament)
Georgia Tech 5, Indiana 1 (Panther Invitational)
Tennessee-Martin 7, Indiana 1 (Panther Invitational)
UAB 6, Iowa 1 [9 INNINGS] (Getterman Classic)
#T14/16 Baylor 2, Iowa 0 (Getterman Classic)
#4/6 Michigan 7, Central Arkansas 0 (Ragin' Cajun Invite)
#4/6 Michigan 15, #20/20 Louisiana-Lafayette 1 [5 INNINGS] (Ragin' Cajun Invite)
#3/3 Washington 8, MIchigan State 0 [5 INNINGS] (Littlewood Classic)
Minnesota 13, BYU 6 (Sportco Kick-Off Classic)
Minnesota 11, Boise State 2 [5 INNINGS] (Sportco Kick-Off Classic)
Stephen F. Austin 1, #8/9 Nebraska 0 (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic)
#8/9 Nebraska 2, Sam Houston State 0 (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic)
Northwestern 2, #19/18 South Alabama 1 (Tiger Invite)
Northwestern 10, George Washington 3 (Tiger Invite)
#1/2 Florida 19, Ohio State 2 [5 INNINGS] (Easton Desert Classic)
#10/10 Oregon 9, Ohio State 0 [6 INNINGS] (Easton Desert Classic)
Purdue 13, Virginia 3 (Kickin' Chicken Classic)
Towson 8, Purdue 0 (Kickin' Chicken Classic)
Wisconsin 8, FIU 0 [5 INNINGS] (FIU Tournament) (Game One)
FIU 5, Wisconsin 2 (FIU Tournament)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Men's Basketball Results

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Iowa, Purdue and Ohio State posted wins on Saturday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, with the Hawkeyes and Boilermakers both topping the 80-point plateau.

Saturday, Feb. 15

#16/15 Iowa 82, Penn State 70 - AP Recap
Purdue 82, Indiana 64 - AP Recap
#22/20 Ohio State 48, Illinois 39 - AP Recap

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Saturday's Results

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Illinois 19, Georgia State 13
Texas Tech 10, Indiana 5
Texas Tech 6, Indiana 2
Iowa 11, Austin Peay 5
Iowa 15, Austin Peay 13
Michigan 8, Air Force 2
Michigan State 4, Wright State 1
Minnesota 6, Northern Illinois 4
Oregon State 15, Nebraska 7
Nebraska 7, Gonzaga 4
USC 2, Northwestern 1 (15)
Ohio State 1, Auburn 0
Indiana State 7, Ohio State

Saturday's Hockey Results

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MICHIGAN STATE 2, PENN STATE 1
Joe Cox and Matt Berry each had a goal and an assist as the Michigan State hockey team topped Penn State, 2-1, on Saturday afternoon at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Pa. Berry broke a 1-1 tie with 5:04 to play in the third when he batted home a rebound to put MSU in front for good, 2-1. The Spartans (9-13-7, 3-5-6-4) were limited to just 13 shots in the game, while goaltender Jake Hildebrand made 28 saves at the other end, including several key stops early in the third with the game tied at one. RECAP

#2/2 MINNESOTA 4, #10/11 MICHIGAN 1
Freshman Hudson Fasching recorded a goal and an assist while fellow freshman Vinni Lettieri and junior Kyle Rau picked up a pair of assists to lead No. 2/2 Minnesota to a 4-1 victory over No. 10/11 Michigan Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. Sophomore goalie Adam Wilcox tallied 28 saves as the Gophers swept the Wolverines in a two-game series for the first time since Dec. 5-6, 1986. RECAP

#8/8 WISCONSIN 4, OHIO STATE (rv/-) 2
Senior Mark Zengerle notched two goals and freshman Nic Kerdiles added a goal and an assist as No. 8/8 Wisconsin earned a series split with a 4-2 win over Ohio State Saturday night at Value City Arena. Junior goalie Joel Rumpel recorded 28 saves for the Badgers, who remain in second place in the Big Ten standings, seven points behind first-place Minnesota. RECAP


Saturday's Results

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Michigan State 70, Ohio State 49
Annalise Pickrel had 17 points, 11 rebounds and six assists as No. 25 Michigan State rolled to a 70-49 victory Saturday over Ohio State. Michigan State closed the first half on a 17-2 run, taking a 42-21 lead into the break and led by double digits the rest of the way. Becca Mills scored 17 points for Michigan State. Aerial Powers added 15 points and tied a career-high with five assists. The Spartans (17-8, 9-3 Big Ten) have won five of their last six games, bouncing back after losing to Nebraska 76-56 last Saturday. Michigan State is one game back of No. 11 Penn State for the top spot in the conference and hold a half-game lead over No. 21 Nebraska. RECAP

Minnesota 82, Northwestern 64
Head coach Pam Bortontallied her 300th-career victory as the University of Minnesota women's basketball team (17-9, 6-6) secured its fourth-straight Big Ten Conference win at Northwestern (14-11, 4-8), 82-64, Saturday afternoon. The four-game league winning streak is the first for the Golden Gophers since the 2008-09 season. With a short roster of just seven players, each Gopher contributed immensely to the 18-point road victory. Rachel Banham led all players with 32 points, while Amanda Zahui B. posted her 12th double-double of the year with 16 points and a career-high 18 rebounds. Kayla Hirt matched her career-high with 16 points and added a season-best eight rebounds, and Sari Nogahad 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals. RECAP

Saturday's Hockey Schedule

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February 15
MICHIGAN STATE  at PENN STATE - 3:30 p.m., ESPNEWS
#8/8 WISCONSIN at OHIO STATE (rv/-) - 8 p.m., NBCSN
#10/11 MICHIGAN at #2/2 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m., FS North/FS Detroit

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Saturday's Schedule

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Minnesota at Northwestern, 3:30 p.m., BTN
Ohio State at #25/rv Michigan State, 5:30 p.m., BTN

Saturday's Schedule

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Illinois at Georgia State, 2 p.m.
Indiana at Texas Tech, Noon (DH)
Iowa at Austin Peay, 1 p.m. (DH)
Michigan vs. Air Force, 7 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Wright State, 4:30 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Northern Illinois, 3 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Oregon State, 1 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Gonzaga, 5 p.m.
Northwestern at USC, 5 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Auburn, Noon
Ohio State vs. Indiana State, 3 p.m.

All times are schedule subject to change

Saturday's Softball Schedule

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At least 21 games are on Saturday's Big Ten softball schedule, including Illinois, Michigan State and Ohio State challenging teams ranked within the top three of the USA Softball and NFCA Coaches polls.

Saturday, Feb. 15
Northwestern vs. #19/18 South Alabama (Tiger Invite), 11 a.m. ET
Indiana vs. Georgia Tech (Panther Invitational), 11 a.m. ET
Purdue vs. Virginia (Kickin' Chicken Classic), 11 a.m. ET
#4/6 Michigan vs. Central Arkansas (Ragin' Cajun Invite), 12:30 p.m. ET
Ohio State vs. #1/2 Florida (Easton Desert Classic), Noon ET
#8/9 Nebraska vs. Stephen F. Austin (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic), 12:30 p.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. FIU (FIU Tournament), 12:30 p.m. ET
Purdue vs. Towson (Kickin' Chicken Classic), 1 p.m. ET
Iowa vs. UAB (Getterman Classic), 1:30 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. George Washington (Tiger Invite), 1:30 p.m. ET
#4/6 Michigan at #20/20 Louisiana-Lafayette (Ragin' Cajun Invite), 3 p.m. ET
#8/9 Nebraska vs. Sam Houston State (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic), 3 p.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. TBD (FIU Tournament), 3 or 5 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Tennessee-Martin (Panther Invitational), 3:30 p.m. ET
Minnesota vs. BYU (Sportco Kick-Off Classic), 4:30 p.m. ET
Ohio State vs. #10/10 Oregon (Easton Desert Classic), 4:30 p.m. ET
Illinois vs. Binghampton (USF Tournament), 6:15 p.m. ET
Iowa at #T14/16 Baylor (Getterman Classic), 6:30 p.m. ET
Minnesota vs. Boise State (Sportco Kick-Off Classic), 6:45 p.m. ET
Illinois vs. #2/1 Tennessee (USF Tournament), 8:30 p.m. ET
Michigan State vs. #3/3 Washington (Littlewood Classic), 10:15 p.m. ET

Rankings: USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Three games are on Saturday's Big Ten men's basketball schedule, with Penn State hosting Iowa, Purdue entertaining Indiana and Illinois challenging Ohio State at State Farm Center.

Saturday, Feb. 15

#16/15 Iowa at Penn State, 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
Indiana at Purdue, 4 p.m. (ESPN)
#22/20 Ohio State at Illinois, 8 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Friday's Results

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Georgia State 5, Illinois 4 (10)
Indiana 1, Texas Tech 0
Texas State 8, Michigan 7 (10)
Minnesota 3, Northern Illinois 2 (10)
Nebraska 5, Pacific 3
Ohio State 8, Connecticut 2
Washington 8, Michigan 6
USC 4, Northwestern 3

Friday's Hockey Results

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MICHIGAN STATE 2, PENN STATE 2 (MICHIGAN STATE wins shootout, 1-0)
The Michigan State hockey team played Penn State to a 2-2 tie on Friday night at Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, Pa. The Spartans won the shootout though, 1-0, to claim the extra point in the Big Ten standings. It marked the third consecutive 2-2 tie for MSU, which is now 8-13-7 overall and 2-5-6-4 in the Big Ten. Penn State is 5-18-2 overall and 1-9-1-0 in the league. RECAP

OHIO STATE (rv/-) 2, #8/8 WISCONSIN 1

The Ohio State men's hockey team extended its unbeaten streak to six games with a 2-1 victory over No. 8 Wisconsin Friday in Value City Arena. Ohio State used first-period goals from Tyler Lundey and Darik Angeli, along with two assists from Nick Oddo and 29 saves from goalie Christian Frey, en route to the win. The Buckeyes, now 15-9-3 overall and 5-5-3-2 in the Big Ten, and Badgers (16-9-2, 7-5-1-0 B1G) will close the series at 8 p.m. Saturday in VCA, live on NBCSN. RECAP

#2/2 MINNESOTA 5, #10/11 MICHIGAN 3

On a night that started with the Golden Gophers honoring the legendary John Mayasich, No. 2 Minnesota turned on the offense in honor of the program's all-time leading scorer in a 5-3 win over No. 10/11 Michigan at Mariucci Arena. After being held to just three goals over the last three games, 12 Gophers tallied points in Friday's win including five different goal scorers. The freshmen class contributed four of the goals, moving their season total to 41 - the most among all freshmen classes in the NCAA this season. RECAP

Friday's Softball Results

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Illinois, Nebraska and Ohio State all picked up two victories on Friday's Big Ten softball slate.

Friday, Feb. 14
Illinois 8, Wright State 0 [5 INNINGS] (USF Tournament)
Illinois 2, Pittsburgh 0 (USF Tournament)
Georgia State 14, Indiana 6 [5 INNINGS] (Panther Invitational)
Lipscomb 10, Iowa 0 [5 INNINGS] (Getterman Classic)
#14/18 Missouri 2, Iowa 1 [8 INNINGS] (Getterman Classic)
#4/6 Michigan 5, Memphis 0 (Ragin' Cajun Invitational)
#20/20 Louisiana Lafayette 8, #4/6 Michigan 6 (Ragin' Cajun Invitational)
San Jose State 7, Michigan State 2 (Littlewood Classic)
SIU-Edwardsville 3, Michigan State 2 [9 INNINGS] (Littlewood Classic)
#8/9 Nebraska 4, Houston 1 (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic)
#8/9 Nebraska 7, Army 0 (Hilston Houston Plaza Classic)
Northwestern 12, George Washington 11 (Tiger Invitational)
#21/21/LSU 4, Northwestern 0 (Tiger Invitational)
Ohio State 9, Cal State Northridge 0 (Eastern Desert Classic)
Ohio State 10, Long Beach State 8 (Eastern Desert Classic)
Coastal Carolina 3, Purdue 0 (Kickin' Chicken Classic)
Purdue 11, Coastal Carolina 5 (Kickin' Chicken Classic)
Georgia Southern 4, Wisconsin 0 (at Florida International)
Florida Gulf Coast 8, Wisconsin 0 [6 INNINGS] (at Florida International)

* Minnesota at UNLV in progress

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Friday's Hockey Schedule

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February 14
MICHIGAN STATE  at PENN STATE - 6:30 p.m., BTN
#8/8 WISCONSIN at OHIO STATE (rv/-) - 7 p.m.
#10/11 MICHIGAN at #2/2 MINNESOTA - 9 p.m., BTN

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Weekend Schedule

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February 14
#29 Oklahoma State at MINNESOTA - 5 p.m. CT
Eastern Michigan at #49 NEBRASKA - 5 p.m. CT
Marshall at #57 PENN STATE - 6 p.m. ET
#63 Louisville at WISCONSIN - 2 p.m. CT

February 15

#61 Wake Forest at #43 ILLINOIS - 12 p.m. CT
IOWA at Marquette - 9 a.m. CT
#22 Notre Dame at #13 MICHIGAN - 1 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN STATE at UIC - 11 a.m. ET
#7 NORTHWESTERN at #17 Texas - 12 p.m. CT
#30 PURDUE vs. #24 Oklahoma [1] - 12 p.m. ET    

February 16
#38 Kentucky at #36 INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
MICHIGAN STATE at #53 DePaul - 1 p.m. ET
Oregon at MINNESOTA - 11 a.m. CT
Illinois State at #49 NEBRASKA - 11 a.m. CT
#7 NORTHWESTERN at #18 Baylor - 1 p.m. CT
Penn at #57 PENN STATE - 11 a.m. ET
#30 PURDUE at #44 Arkansas - 12 p.m. ET
Dartmouth at WISCONSIN - 11 a.m. CT

[1] Fayetteville, Ark.

Weekend Schedule

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February 14-17
#5 OHIO STATE and #22 ILLINOIS at ITA National Team Indoor Championships [1] - All Day

February 14
Northern Illinois at IOWA - 6 p.m. CT

February 15
#49 Louisville at #59 NEBRASKA - 11 a.m. CT
Creighton at #59 NEBRASKA - 7 p.m. CT
IUPUI at #75 PURDUE - 10 a.m. ET
Valparaiso at #75 PURDUE - 2 p.m. ET
#42 Drake at #70 WISCONSIN - 2 p.m. CT

February 16
#39 MINNESOTA at IOWA - 12 p.m. CT
#50 MICHIGAN STATE at #34 Tulsa - 12 p.m. ET
#30 NORTHWESTERN at #56 Middle Tennessee State - 10 a.m. CT
#33 VCU at #58 PENN STATE - 1 p.m. ET
SMU at #70 WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. CT

[1] Houston, Texas

Women's Gymnastics Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 14
#8 MICHIGAN at #7 NEBRASKA - 7 p.m. ET (Meet will air on BTN)
#20 OHIO STATE at IOWA - 8 p.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 15
#15 ILLINOIS at #21 PENN STATE - 4 p.m. ET
MICHIGAN STATE at #14 MINNESOTA - 7 p.m. ET

Men's Gymnastics Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 14
Cal-Berkeley at #4 OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 15
#5 ILLINOIS at #7 PENN STATE - 4 p.m. ET
#6 MINNESOTA, #11 NEBRASKA at #10 IOWA - 1 p.m. ET (Meet will air on BTN)

Women's Golf Schedule

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Feb. 16-18  
MICHIGAN at Lady Puerto Rico Classic   Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
NORTHWESTERN at Lady Puerto Rico Classic  Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
PURDUE at Lady Puerto Rico Classic   Rio Grande, Puerto Rico

Feb. 17-18 
INDIANA at Central District Invitational   Sarasota, Fla.
MINNESOTA at Central District Invitational  Sarasota, Fla.
MICHIGAN STATE at Central District Invitational  Sarasota, Fla.
PENN STATE at Central District Invitational  Sarasota, Fla.

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 14th & Saturday, Feb. 15th
ILLINOIS at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
ILLINOIS at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
INDIANA at Hoosier Hills - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
IOWA at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
#18 MICHIGAN at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at GVSU Big Meet - Allendale, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
MINNESOTA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
NEBRASKA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
NEBRASKA at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
OHIO STATE at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
#19 PENN STATE at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
#19 PENN STATE at Husky Classic - Seattle, Wash.
#15 PURDUE at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
#15 PURDUE at Fred Wilt Invitational - West Lafayette, Ind.
WISCONSIN at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.

Opening Day Schedule

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The 2014 NCAA baseball season opens on Friday and numerous Big Ten programs will take to the diamond this afternoon. Inclement weather has impacted several Big Ten programs' opening-weekend lineups, and the latest Friday schedule appears below.

Note all times are ET and games are subject to change.

Illinois at Georgia State, 4 p.m.
Indiana at Texas Tech, 3 p.m.
Iowa at Austin Peay, 4:30 p.m.
Michigan at Texas State, 4:30 p.m.
Michigan vs. Washington, 8 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Northern Illinois, 3 p.m.
Nebraska vs. Pacific, 2 p.m.
Northwestern at USC, 9 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Connecticut, 5 p.m.

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 14th & Saturday, Feb. 15th
#23 ILLINOIS at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
INDIANA at Hoosier Hills - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
IOWA at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
MICHIGAN at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
MICHIGAN at Husky Classic - Seattle, Wash.
MICHIGAN at New Mexico Don Kirby Invitational - Albuquerque, N.M.
MICHIGAN STATE at GVSU Big Meet - Allendale, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
#15 MINNESOTA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
#15 MINNESOTA at UWRF Invitational - River Falls, Wis.
#15 MINNESOTA at Husky Classic - Seattle, Wash.
#9 NEBRASKA at Cyclone Classic - Ames, Iowa
#9 NEBRASKA at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
OHIO STATE at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
OHIO STATE at New Mexico Don Kirby Invitational - Albuquerque, N.M.
#7 PENN STATE at SPIRE Invitational - Geneva, Ohio
#7 PENN STATE at Husky Classic - Seattle, Wash.
PURDUE at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
PURDUE at Fred Wilt Invitational - West Lafayette, Ind.
#5 WISCONSIN at Tyson Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.

Friday's Softball Schedule

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Twenty games are on Friday's Big Ten softball slate, with #24/22 Minnesota and Ohio State both competing in the Easton Desert Classic.

Illinois vs. Wright State (USF Tournament), 9 a.m. ET
Iowa vs. Lipscomb (Getterman Classic), 11 a.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. Georgia Southern (Florida International), 11 a.m. ET
Illinois vs. Pittsburgh (USF Tournament), 11:15 a.m. ET
Michigan State vs. San Jose State (Littlewood Classic), 2:15 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. George Washington (Tiger Invite), 1:30 p.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. Florida Gulf Coast (Florida International), 1:30 p.m. ET
Purdue at Coastal Carolina (Kickin' Chicken Classic), 2:30 p.m. ET
#4/6 Michigan vs. Memphis (Ragin' Cajun Invite), 3 p.m. ET
Michigan State vs. SIU-Edwardsville (Littlewood Classic), 3:30 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. Georgia State (Panther Invitational), 4 p.m. ET
Iowa vs. #18/14 Missouri (Getterman Classic), 4 p.m. ET
Northwestern at #21 LSU (Tiger Invite), 4 p.m. ET
Ohio State vs. Cal State Northridge (Easton Desert Classic), 4:30 p.m. ET
Purdue at Coastal Carolina (Kickin' Chicken Classic), 4:30 p.m. ET
#4/6 Michigan at #20 Louisiana-Lafayette (Ragin' Cajun Invite), 5:30 p.m. ET
#8/9 Nebraska vs. Houston (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic), 5:30 p.m. ET
Ohio State vs. Long Beach State (Easton Desert Classic), 6:45 p.m. ET
#8/9 Nebraska vs. Army (Hilton Houston Plaza Classic), 8 p.m. ET
#24/22 Minnesota at UNLV (Easton Desert Classic), 9 p.m. ET

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 14th
#3 IOWA at #21 Lehigh
Olivet at MICHIGAN STATE, BTDN

Saturday, Feb. 15th
INDIANA at SIUE with Lindenwood
#8 MICHIGAN at #6 Pittsburgh

Sunday, Feb. 16th
#18 ILLINOIS at NWCA National Duals, BTDN [1]
#1 MINNESOTA at NWCA National Duals, BTDN [1]
#22 Stanford at #23 NORTHWESTERN
#13 OHIO STATE at NWCA National Duals, BTDN [1]
#7 Oklahoma State at #2 PENN STATE
#24 PURDUE at Northern Iowa

Monday, Feb. 17th
#18 ILLINOIS at NWCA National Duals, BTDN [1]
#1 MINNESOTA at NWCA National Duals, BTDN [1]
#13 OHIO STATE at NWCA National Duals, BTDN [1]

[1] - Columbus, Ohio

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Thirty-one Big Ten student-athletes in 14 different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Feb. 10. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Basketball
Player of the Week - Aaron Craft, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Nigel Hayes, WIS

Women's Basketball
Player of the Week - Samantha Logic, IOWA
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Simone Deloach, IND; Amanda Zahui B., MINN; Whitney Bays, PUR
Freshman of the Week - Amanda Zahui B., MINN

Women's Golf
Golfer of the Week - Emie Peronnin, MINN

Men's Gymnastics
Gymnast of the Week - C.J. Maestas, ILL
Freshman of the Week - Chandler Eggleston, ILL

Women's Gymnastics
Gymnast of the Week - Emily Wong, NEB
Event Specialist of the Week - Jennifer Lauer, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Nicole Artz, MICH

Hockey
First Star - Joel Rumpel, WIS
Second Star - Matthew Skoff, PSU
Third Star - Greg Wolfe, MSU

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Brannon Kidder, PSU
Field Athlete of the Week - Michael Lihrman, WIS

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Ashlee Abraham, OSU
Field Athlete of the Week - Tori Franklin, MSU

Softball
Player of the Week - Andrea Filler, NU
Pitcher of the Week - Sara Moulton, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Abby Ramirez, MICH

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Eric Ress, IND
Diver of the Week - Darian Schmidt, IND
Freshman of the Week - Eric Sande, MINN

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Ali DeLoof, MICH
Diver of the Week - Carey Chen, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Maddie Hoch, MINN

Men's Tennis
Athlete of the Week - Tim Kopinski, ILL

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

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - Dylan Ness, MINN

Thursday's Results

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Penn State 71, Indiana 63
Senior guard Maggie Lucas was 10-for-16 from the field and finished with a game-high 32 points as the #11/11 Penn State Lady Lions (19-5, 10-2 Big Ten) claimed a 71-63 win at Indiana (17-7, 4-7) Thursday night. With the win, Penn State ties the school record for Big Ten road wins in a season with its seventh victory. The victory also marked the fourth-straight 10-win conference season. Lucas, who started 4-for-4 from the field, had the hot hand all night as she posted her seventh career 30-point game and third of the season. RECAP

Iowa 69, Illinois 55
On Thursday evening, when Carver-Hawkeye Arena was splashed pink for cancer awareness, the University of Iowa women's basketball team took care of business with a 69-55 win over Illinois. The victory makes three in a row and eight of 10 for the Hawkeyes, who improved to 20-6 overall, 8-4 in the Big Ten Conference. It is the eighth time a Lisa Bluder-coached Iowa team has won at least 20 games in a season; dating back to 1984-85, the Hawkeyes have reached the 20-win mark 19 times. RECAP

Nebraska 76, Michigan 68
No. 21 Nebraska got huge efforts from all five starters, including 23 points for Jordan Hooper to run to a 76-68 win over Michigan at Crisler Arena on Thursday night. Hooper, a 6-2 senior from Alliance, Neb., took over the No. 2 spot on Nebraska's career scoring list with her three-pointer with 6:38 left to pass Maurtice Ivy (1985-88), who scored 2,131 career points. Hooper finished the night with 2,134 points. Hooper just missed a double-double with nine rebounds, while going 3-for-3 from three-point range. She added one assist, while going 8-for-10 from the field overall. RECAP

Thursday's Men's Basketball Results

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Michigan State and Wisconsin both recorded home wins on Thursday's Big Ten men's basketball slate. The Spartans pulled even with Michigan atop the conference standings.

Thursday, Feb. 13
#9/10 Michigan State 85, Northwestern 70 - AP Recap
#21/21 Wisconsin 78, Minnesota 70 - AP Recap

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Thursday's Schedule

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#21/19 Nebraska at Michigan (rv/-), 7 p.m., BTDN
#11/11 Penn State at Indiana, 7 p.m., BTDN
Illinois at Iowa (rv/-), 9 p.m., BTN

All times are ET

Four Big Ten Standouts Named Naismith Award Midseason Honorees

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Iowa's Roy Devyn Marble, Michigan's Nik Stauskas and Michigan State's Keith Appling and Gary Harris were named to the midseason top 30 list for the Naismith Award on Thursday. The award recognizes the men's basketball National Player of the Year.

Marble currently ranks seventh in the Big Ten in scoring at 16.5 points per game, and fifth in steals per game with 1.9. He is scoring 17.8 points per game during Big Ten play, which ranks second in the conference.

Stauskas leads the Big Ten in three-point field goal percentage (.447) and is fifth in scoring at 16.9 points per game. He is also averaging 3.5 assists per contest, which ranks 11th in the Big Ten.

Appling ranks 10th in the Big Ten in scoring at 15.0 points per game and is second in the conference in assists per game with 4.9. Harris is scoring 17.6 points per contest, which ranks third in the Big Ten, and is fourth in steals (2.0 spg).

Appling was named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List and the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 List, while Harris was also an Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List honoree.   

 
 

Thursday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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A pair of return games are on Thursday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, with Michigan State hosting Northwestern and Wisconsin entertaining Minnesota. The Spartans and Golden Gophers will be seeking season sweeps.

Thursday, Feb. 13
Northwestern at #9/10 Michigan State, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Minnesota at #21/21 Wisconsin, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Results

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On Wednesday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, Penn State rallied to beat Indiana at Assembly Hall, and Nebraska pulled away from Illinois.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Penn State 66, Indiana 65 - AP Recap
Nebraska 67, Illinois 58


Wednesday's Result

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Minnesota 63, Wisconsin 50
The University of Minnesota women's basketball posted a 63-50 victory at Wisconsin (10-14, 3-9) Wednesday night at the Kohl Center to win its third-straight contest and move to 16-9 on the season and 5-6 in Big Ten Conference action. Rachel Banham paced the Golden Gophers, who only trailed once in the opening minutes of the game, with 19 points, four rebounds, four assists and three steals, while Amanda Zahui B. contributed 17 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in the winning effort. Sari Noga added nine points and seven rebounds, and Kayla Hirt and Micaëlla Riché each tallied eight points. RECAP

Wednesday's Schedule

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Minnesota at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. ET, BTDN
Three Big Ten women's basketball standouts remain in the running for the Naismith Women's College Player of the year award, chosen by the Atlanta Tipoff Club's Board of Selectors. Minnesota's Rachel Banham, Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Penn State's Maggie Lucas represent the conference on the list of 30 student-athletes. In late March, the Naismith Trophy voting academy will narrow down the pack to four finalists and the winner will be selected during the Final Four.

For the full list, click here.


Hooper and Lucas Named Finalists for Senior CLASS Award

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Nebraska's Jordan Hooper and Penn State's Maggie Lucas were named finalists for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award, making the Big Ten one of three conferences to have multiple names on the list. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.


Craft, Frazier Named Senior CLASS Award Finalists

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Ohio State's Aaron Craft and Penn State's Tim Frazier were named finalist for the 2014 Senior CLASS Award in college basketball. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.

To read more about Craft's candidacy for the Senior CLASS Award, click here. Frazier's credentials are documented here.

An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
 
The finalists were chosen by national media from the list of 30 men's candidates announced in October. Nationwide fan voting begins immediately to help select the winner. Fans are encouraged to vote on the Senior CLASS Award website through March 24. Fan votes will be combined with media and Division I head coaches' votes to determine the winners. The Senior CLASS Award winners will be announced during the 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four.
 

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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BTN will carry a Big Ten men's basketball doubleheader on Wednesday, with Indiana hosting Penn State and Nebraska entertaining Illinois.

Wednesday, Feb. 12
Penn State at Indiana, 7 p.m. (BTN)
Illinois at Nebraska, 9 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Six Teams Appear in Latest Top 25 Poll

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Six Big Ten men's swimming & diving squads appear in the latest NCAA Top 25 poll. Michigan leads the way for the conference at No. 2, followed by No. 4 Ohio State. Indiana checks in at No. 7, followed by No. 11 Minnesota. Purdue and Penn State are ranked No. 23 and No. 24, respectively.

For the complete poll, click here.

In The Polls

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Ten Big Ten men's tennis players and seven doubles pairs appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Team ranking were not updated this week.

The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
8. Jared Hiltzik, ILL
23. Peter Kobelt, OSU
24. Tim Kopinski, ILL
30. Farris Gosea, ILL
54. Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
80. Leandro Toledo, MINN
81. Sam Shropshire, NU
111. Raleigh Smith, NU
119. Russell Bader, PSU
125. Aaron Pfister, MSU

Doubles
2. Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka, OSU
5. Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon, ILL
13. Barrett Franks/Alex Buzzi, MICH
23. Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg, MINN
41. Jared Hiltzik/Alex Jesse, ILL
T55. Shaun Bernstein/Kevin Wong, MICH
59. Farris Gosea/Blake Bazarnik, ILL

For the complete polls, click here.

In The Polls

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Seven Big Ten women's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Northwestern leads all conference squads in the rankings, coming in at No. 7. Michigan (No. 13), Purdue (No. 30), Indiana (No. 36),  Illinois (No. 43), Nebraska (No. 49) and Penn State (No. 57) also rank in the top 60.

Individually, 15 Big Ten women's tennis players and six 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
12. Emina Bektas, MICH
18. Ronit Yurovsky, MICH
30. Veronica Corning, NU
58. Belinda Niu, NU
65. Katie Klyczek, PUR
75. Sarah Lee, MICH
T78. Gabriella De Santis, OSU
80. Maggy Lehmicke, NEB
81. Sophie Garre, IND
82. Ruth Seaborne, IOWA
92. Jillian Rooney, NU
93. Carolyn Chupa, IND
98. Brooke Bolender, MICH
104. Maddie Lipp, NU
109. Lok Sze Leung, NU

Doubles
9. Brooke Bolender/Emina Bektas, MICH
22. Ronit Yurovsky/Sarah Lee, MICH
25. Veronica Corning/Alicia Barnett, NU
44. Kayla Fujimoto/Sophie Garre, IND
51. Krisztina Kapitany/Mara Schmidt, PUR
57. Nida Hamilton/Brooke Rischbieth, NU

For the complete polls, click here.

Michigan Tops Ohio State on 'Super Tuesday'

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Michigan posted a 70-60 road win at Ohio State Tuesday, claiming a half-game lead over Michigan State in the Big Ten standings.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
#15/18 Michigan 70, #22/20 Ohio State 60

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

'Wildcard' Designations for Month of March Announced

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The 'wildcard' designations for the weekends of March 1-2 and March 8-9 were revealed by the Big Ten on Tuesday. Game times and network assignments are as follows:

Saturday, March 1
Purdue at Iowa, 8:15 p.m. ET (BTN)

Sunday, March 2
Wisconsin at Penn State, Noon ET (BTN)
Ohio State at Indiana, 4 p.m. ET (CBS)

Saturday, March 8
Illinois at Iowa, 8:30 p.m. ET (BTN)

Sunday, March 9
Northwestern at Purdue, Noon ET (BTN)
Michigan State at Ohio State, 4:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Penn State at Minnesota, 5:15 p.m. ET (BTN)
Wisconsin at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m. ET (BTN)

Four Relievers Named to NCBWA Stopper of the Year Watch List

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Four Big Ten pitchers were named to the National College Baseball Writers Association Preseason Stopper of the Year Watch List, ranking second among all conferences. Indiana's Ryan Halstead, Michigan's Jacob Cronenworth, Nebraska's Josh Roeder and Ohio State's Trace Dempsey were each named to the watch list for the award, given annually to the top relief pitcher in NCAA Division I baseball. A mid-season will be announced the week of April 21, with the finalists revealed on June 4. The winner will be announced during the 2014 College World Series.

All Seven Teams Ranked in Latest GymInfo Poll

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All seven Big Ten men's gymnastics teams are ranked among the top 15 in the latest GymInfo poll, with conference squads claiming three of the top five spots. Michigan led the way at No. 2, followed by No. 4 Ohio State and No. 5 Illinois. Minnesota checks in at No. 6, followed by No. 7 Penn State. Iowa and Nebraska are ranked No. 10 and No. 11, respectively.

For the complete poll, click here.

Big Ten Softball in the Polls

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The ESPN.com/USA Softball and USA Today/NFCA Coaches polls were released on Tuesday, and Big Ten softball was well-represented with three teams among the top 25 of both national polls, including two top-10 squads.

In the USA Softball poll, Michigan was ranked No. 4, followed by No. 8 Nebraska and No. 24 Minnesota. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan was ranked No. 6, followed by No. 9 Nebraska and No. 22 Minnesota. Wisconsin also received votes in both national polls.

The Big Ten softball season resumes this Friday (Feb. 14), with Michigan heading to the Ragin' Cajun Invitational in Lafayette, La., Nebraska traveling to the Hilton Houston Plaza Classic, Minnesota playing in the Sportco Kick-Off Classic in Las Vegas, and Wisconsin making the trip to Florida International for a five-game tournament.
Three Big Ten Women's Indoor Track & Field squads appear in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Purdue checks in at No. 15 and is followed by No. 18 Michigan and No. 19 Penn State.

For the complete poll, click here.

Five Big Ten Men's Indoor Track & Field Teams Appear in Top 25

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Five Big Ten Men's Indoor Track & Field squads are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Three squads appear in the top 10, as Wisconsin comes in at No. 5, followed by No. 7 Penn State and No. 9 Nebraska. Minnesota checks in at No. 15 and Illinois is ranked No. 23.

Click here for the complete poll.


Purdue's Moses Named to WBCA Good Works Team

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Purdue senior guard Courtney Moses was named to the 2014 Allstate Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Good Works Team, it was announced by the WBCA on Tuesday. She and the other WBCA Good Works Team honorees will be recognized during the 2014 WBCA Convention and at the NCAA Women's Final Four in Nashville. While at Purdue Moses co-founded two community student organizations, participated on missionary trips around the world and a strong influence in Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

In The Wrestling Polls

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Ten Big Ten wrestling squads are ranked in this week's USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches poll, with conference teams claiming the top three spots and five in the top 10. Minnesota, Penn State and Iowa top the poll at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively, while No. 8 Michigan and No. 9 Nebraska join them in the top 10. Ohio State checks in at No. 13, followed by No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 18 Illinois, No. 23 Northwestern and No. 24 Purdue.

For the complete poll, click here.





Morgan, Craft Named to Allstate Good Works Team

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The Big Ten represented nearly one-half of the Division I players named to the 2014 Allstate NABC Good Works Team on Tuesday. Michigan's Jordan Morgan and Ohio State's Aaron Craft were both named to the five-member team. In its second year, the community service honor recognizes college basketball players who have made a commitment to improving their communities and the lives of others.

To read more about Morgan's off-the-court efforts, click here. Craft's eligibility for the Good Works Team can be documented here.

Members of the Allstate NABC Good Works Team will be invited by Allstate, an official corporate partner of the NCAA, to the 2014 NABC Convention and 2014 NCAA Men's Final Four in North Texas, where they will participate in a community service project.

NCAA Division I Allstate Good Works Team
(Name, Class, Position, School, Hometown)
Danny Berger, Junior, Forward, Utah State, Medford, Ore.
Aaron Craft, Senior, Guard, Ohio State, Findlay, Ohio
Joe Harris, Senior, Guard, Virginia, Chelan, Wash.
Dau Jok, Senior, Guard, Pennsylvania, Des Moines, Iowa
Jordan Morgan, Graduate (Senior), Forward, Michigan, Detroit, Mich.

Ohio State Hosts Michigan on 'Super Tuesday'

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Tuesday's Big Ten men's basketball slate features Ohio State hosting Michigan in the 12th matchup between ranked foes during the conference season.

Tuesday, Feb. 11
#15/18 Michigan at #22/20 Ohio State, 9 p.m. (ESPN) - OSU Game Notes - MICH Game Notes

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 67 ranked wrestlers in the InterMat College Rankings, and the conference boasts the top three squads in the team rankings. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten squads and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State
2. Iowa
3. Minnesota
7. Nebraska
T10. Michigan
T10. Northwestern
15. Illinois
16. Ohio State
18. Wisconsin
19. Indiana
34. Michigan State
T38. Purdue

125
2. Nico Megaludis, PSU
3. Jesse Delgado, ILL
5. Thomas Gilman, IOWA
9. Ryan Taylor, WIS
11. Tim Lambert, NEB
15. Conor Youtsey, MICH

133
3. Tony Ramos, IOWA
5. Tyler Graff, WIS
8. David Thorn, MINN
9. Johnni DiJulius, OSU
12. Cashe Quiroga, PUR
13. Zane Richards, ILL
16. Jimmy Gulibon, PSU
19. Rossi Bruno, MICH

141

2. Zain Retherford, PSU
3. Logan Stieber, OSU
5. Chris Dardanes, MINN
8. Steve Dutton, MICH
9. Josh Dziewa, IOWA
13. Steven Rodrigues, ILL

149
3. Nick Dardanes, MINN
4. Jason Tsirtsis, NU
5. Jake Sueflohn, NEB
7. Brody Grothus, IOWA
8. Eric Grajales, MICH
17. Zach Beitz, PSU
20. Ian Paddock, OSU

157
1. James Green, NEB
2. Derek St. John, IOWA
5. Dylan Ness, MINN
6. Dylan Alton, PSU
7. Isaac Jordan, WIS
8. Taylor Walsh, IND
13. Zac Brunson, ILL
14. Brian Murphy, MICH

165
1. David Taylor, PSU
4. Nick Moore, IOWA
6. Dan Yates, MICH
7. Pierce Harger, NU
13. Jackson Morse, ILL

174
3. Robert Kokesh, NEB
4. Matt Brown, PSU
5. Mike Evans, IOWA
6. Logan Storley, MINN
13. Mark Martin, OSU
15. Lee Munster, NU

184

2. Ed Ruth, PSU
4. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA
8. Kevin Steinhaus, MINN
9. TJ Dudley, NEB
11. Kenny Courts, OSU
16. Domenic Abounader, MICH

197
3. Morgan McIntosh, PSU
4. Scott Schiller, MINN
7. Mario Gonzalez, ILL
8. Nick Heflin, OSU
12. Braden Atwood, PUR
14. Nathan Burak, IOWA
17. Alex Polizzi, NU

Hwt
1. Mike McMullan, NU
2. Adam Coon, MICH
3. Bobby Telford, IOWA
4. Adam Chalfant, IND
5. Tony Nelson, MINN
7. Mike McClure, MSU
10. Connor Medbery, WIS
12. Jimmy Lawson, PSU









Monday's Result

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Iowa 90, Northwestern 84
It was a matter of time, University of Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder said of her quest for milestone victory No. 270 leading the Hawkeyes. And on a record-setting Monday, it took all 40 minutes before Iowa sealed a 90-84 win over pesky Northwestern on Mediacom Court inside Carver-Hawkeye Arena. The win was the 19th of the season for Iowa and the one that allowed Bluder to pass C. Vivian Stringer as the winningest basketball coach in school history. Now in her 14th season with the Hawkeyes, Bluder is 270-163 (.624). RECAP

Five Teams Ranked in Top 25 Polls

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The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was represented with five teams among the top 25 of both national polls. In the AP poll, Michigan State was ranked No. 9, followed by No. 15 Michigan, No. 16 Iowa, No. 21 Wisconsin and No. 22 Ohio State. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan State was ranked No. 10, followed by No. 15 Iowa, No. 18 Michigan, No. 20 Ohio State and No. 21 Wisconsin. 
University of Michigan students Meryl Davis and Charlie White finished first in both ice dancing segments to help the United State claim the bronze medal in the Winter Olympics' inaugural team figure skating competition, which concluded Sunday (Feb. 9) at Iceberg Skating Palace. Skating to Scheherazade by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Davis and White scored a record 114.34 in Sunday's free dance competition to earn 10 points for Team USA, which finished with 60 team points. The American ice dancing duo was also the top performer in the short dance portion of the competition Saturday, scoring 75.98 for another 10 team points.



Monday's Schedule

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Northwestern at Iowa, 7 p.m. ET, BTN

Six Teams Appear in Latest GymInfo Poll

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics squads are ranked in the latest GymInfo Top 25 poll. Nebraska led the way at No. 7, followed by No. 8 Michigan, No. 14 Minnesota and No. 15 Illinois. Ohio State and Penn State are ranked No. 20 and No. 21, respectively.

For the complete poll, click here.

Six Squads Receiving Votes in Latest AP Rankings

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Six Big ten teams are ranked or receiving votes in the latest Associated Press rankings, which were released on Monday morning. Penn State leads all conference teams in the standings, appearing at No. 11 this week, while Nebraska and Purdue each moved up in the rankings to No. 21 and No. 23, respectively. Michigan State rounds out the poll at No. 25, with Iowa and Michigan among other teams also receiving votes this week.

Sunday's Men's Basketball Results

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Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson's jumper with 2.1 seconds remaining lifted Wisconsin past Michigan State, while Illinois posted its first Big Ten road win, edging Penn State.

Sunday, Feb. 9
-/#24 Wisconsin 60, #9/8 Michigan State 58 - AP Recap
Illinois 60, Penn State 55 - AP Recap

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Sunday's Softball Results

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Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Penn State and Purdue posted wins on Sunday, including the Boilermakers defeating #10/10 Texas.

Sunday, Feb. 9
Illinois 4, Central Michigan 1 (Rosemont Rumble)
Cal Poly 9, Indiana 2 (Kajikawa Classic)
Ohio 9, Iowa 6 (Carolina Classic)
#4/5 Michigan 7, Illinois State 1 (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament)
#4/5 Michigan 12, Bethune Cookman 1 [5 INNINGS] (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament)
Michigan State 5, Rhode Island 0 (Stetson Tournament)
Michigan State 9, Rhode Island 0 (Stetson Tournament)
Minnesota 1, Oklahoma State 0 (Tiger Classic)
Florida Atlantic 3, Ohio State 1 (FAU Kick-Off Classic)
Penn State 6, Seattle University 2 (Kajikawa Classic)
Purdue 5, #10/10 Texas 4 (Louisiana Classic)
Purdue 7, #15/13 Louisiana-Lafayette 7 [8 INNINGS] (Louisiana Classic)
#3/4 Florida 5, Wisconsin 1 (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Results

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Purdue 65, Michigan 56
Ashley Morrissette and April Wilson each sank 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes to help No. 25 Purdue put away Michigan 65-56 on Sunday. The Wolverines moved out to a 27-13 lead in the first half after two 3-pointers by Madison Ristovski. Purdue countered as Whitney Bays had two layups, a jumper and two free throws to fuel a 14-2 run to close the half. Purdue pushed toward a six-point lead at the midway mark, but Michigan pulled within one, 51-50 with 5:19 remaining. Morrissette and Wilson each sank 3-pointers, and Purdue sank their next eight free throws to end the game on a 14-6 run. RECAP

Minnesota 66, Illinois 61
The University of Minnesota (15-9, 4-6) women's basketball team got 47 combined points from Rachel Banham and Amanda Zahui B. as it picked up a hard-fought 66-61 victory against Illinois (9-15, 2-9) Sunday afternoon. Banham posted a game-high 24 points and had five assists to lead the Golden Gophers, and connected on four of her five three-point field goals in the second half. Zahui tallied her 11th double-double of the year with 23 points and 12 rebounds, while adding three blocks to break Minnesota's single-season blocks record with 68 on the year, with the record-breaking block coming with 4:09 to play in the first half. Former Gopher great Janel McCarville held the previous record of 65 blocks, which was established during the 2003-04 season. RECAP

Penn State 74, Ohio State 54
The #10/9 Penn State Lady Lions (18-5, 9-2 Big Ten) dominated the second half with a solid defensive effort on the way to a 74-54 win at Ohio State (14-13, 4-7) Sunday afternoon. Maggie Lucas posted her 60th career game with 20 or more points to move into fifth place on the Big Ten's career scoring chart. The win also marked the 875th in Penn State program history, making the Lions just the 12th team to accomplish the feat. Penn State also won back-to-back games in Columbus for the first time since 2002 and 2004. Lucas was 9-for-14 on the day and finished with 23 points to pace the Lady Lions. With the effort, Lucas moved into fifth place in Big Ten history with 2,322 points. RECAP

Sunday's Schedule

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#25/24 Purdue at Michigan, Noon, BTN
#9/10 Penn State at Ohio State, 2 p.m., ESPN2
Illinois at Minnesota, 3 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

Sunday's Softball Schedule

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Fourteen games wrap up the opening weekend of the 2014 Big Ten softball season, including #9/9 Nebraska taking on #12/15 Florida State, and Purdue facing a pair of nationally-ranked foes.

Sunday, Feb. 9
#4/5 Michigan vs. Illinois State (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament), 9 a.m. ET
Illinois vs. Central Michigan (Rosemont Rumble), 10 a.m. ET
Iowa vs. Ohio (Carolina Classic), 10 a.m. ET
Purdue vs. #10/10 Texas (Louisiana Classic), 10 a.m. ET
Michigan State vs. Rhode Island (DH) (Stetson Tournament), 10 a.m. ET
#9/9 Nebraska vs. #12/15 Florida State (Hotel Encanto Invite), 11 a.m. ET
Ohio State at Florida Atlantic (FAU Kick-Off Classic), 11 a.m. ET
Penn State vs. Seattle University (Kajikawa Classic), 11 a.m. ET
Michigan vs. Bethune Cookman (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament), 11:15 a.m. ET
Indiana vs. Cal Poly (Kajikawa Classic), Noon ET
Minnesota vs. Oklahoma State (Tiger Classic), Noon ET
Purdue vs. #15/13 Louisiana-Lafayette (Louisiana Classic), 12:30 p.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. #3/4 Florida (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament), 1:30 p.m. ET

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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On Sunday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, Wisconsin will entertain Michigan State, while Penn State will host Illinois.

Sunday, Feb. 9
#9/8 Michigan State at -/#24 Wisconsin, 1 p.m. (CBS)
Illinois at Penn State, 4:15 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Saturday's Softball Results

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Illinois, Minnesota, Northwestern and Wisconsin all went 2-0 on Saturday's Big Ten softball slate.

Saturday, Feb. 8
Illinois 4, Eastern Illinois 2 [8 INNINGS] (Rosemont Rumble)
Illinois 5, IUPUI 3 (Rosemont Rumble)
#20/22 Stanford 9, Indiana 0 [5 INNINGS] (Kajikawa Classic)
San Jose State 10, Indiana 7 (Kajikawa Classic)
Iowa 6, Presbyterian 3 (Carolina Classic)
#3/4 Florida 9, #4/5 Michigan 4 [8 INNINGS] (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament)
#4/5 Michigan 3, #23/25 South Florida 2 (USF Tournament)
Minnesota 7, Central Arkansas 0 (Tiger Classic)
Minnesota 5, SIU-Edwardsville 0 (Tiger Classic)
#9/9 Nebraska 11, New Mexico State 0 [5 INNINGS] (Hotel Encanto Invite)
Northwestern 12, Utah 11 (Kajikawa Classic)
Northwestern 13, Boise State 2 [5 INNINGS] (Kajikawa Classic)
Ohio State 6, Northern Illinois 4 (FAU Kick-Off Classic)
#18/19 Louisville 5, Ohio State 4 [5 INNINGS] (FAU Kick-Off Classic)
Penn State 5, Bradley 3 (Kajikawa Classic)
#7/7 Arizona State 9, Penn State 1 (Kajikawa Classic)
North Carolina 3, Purdue 2 (Louisiana Classic)
Northern Iowa 6, Purdue 3 (Louisiana Classic)
Wisconsin 8, Bethune Cookman 0 [5 INNINGS] (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament)
Wisconsin 2, Illinois State 1 (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Men's Basketball Results

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Big Ten road teams posted a 3-1 record on Saturday, with Iowa topping Michigan, Ohio State pulling away from Purdue and Minnesota edging Indiana. Nebraska topped Northwestern to record the conference's lone road win of the day.

Saturday, Feb. 8
Nebraska 53, Northwestern 49 - AP Recap
#17/13 Iowa 85, #10/16 Michigan 67 - AP Recap
-/#25 Ohio State 67, Purdue 49 - AP Recap
Minnesota 66, Indiana 60 - AP Recap

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Saturday's Hockey Results

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OHIO STATE (rv/-) 2, MICHIGAN STATE 2 (OHIO STATE wins shootout, 1-0)
With two goals from junior Matt Johnson, two assists from senior Alex Lippincott and 30 saves from freshman Christian Frey, the Ohio State men's hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie and shootout win at Michigan State Saturday at Munn Ice Arena. The Buckeyes, now on a five-game unbeaten streak (3-0-2), come away from the series with Michigan Statewith four points after two overtime ties and shootout wins. RECAP

PENN STATE 4, #10/10 MICHIGAN 0
Sophomore goaltender Matthew Skoff turned aside all 32 shots he faced and the Nittany Lions utilized a three-goal first-period, as the Penn State men's hockey team captured its first Big Ten victory with a 4-0 win over the 10th-ranked Michigan Wolverines at Pegula Ice Arena Saturday night. The Nittany Lions, who played in front of a sellout crowd of 6,170 fans, became only the second school this season to blank Michigan. Penn State also earned its first shutout of the season, while Skoff earned his third career shutout. RECAP

Saturday's Results

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Indiana 76, Wisconsin 69
The Indiana women's basketball team won their second consecutive game Saturday afternoon over Wisconsin, 76-69, at Assembly Hall. The Hoosiers (17-6, 4-6) now have the most wins in a season since 2008-2009 and their most Big Ten wins since the 2009-2010 season. Larryn Brooks led all scorers with 22 points and was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line. Senior Simone Deloach tallied her third double-double of the season, scoring 14 points and pulling down 14 rebounds. RECAP

Nebraska 76, Michigan State 56
No. 22 Nebraska used a 22-0 first-half run to storm past No. 24 Michigan State for a 76-56 women's basketball victory at Pinnacle Bank Arena on Saturday. Michigan State jumped to a quick 14-6 lead in the first 5:32 by hitting 6-of-8 shots from the floor. The Huskers then shut out the Spartans for the next 9:39 and limited MSU to 3-for-21 shooting the rest of the half. Nebraska got a spark off the bench from Brandi Jeffery and tremendous passing by Rachel Theriot and Emily Cady to dissect the Spartan defense over the next nine minutes. During one of Nebraska's largest runs of the season, Cady erupted for nine points and three assists. Cady finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists for the game, while committing just one turnover. RECAP

Saturday's Schedule

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Wisconsin at Indiana, 1 p.m. ET, BTN
#24/rv Michigan State at #22/21 Nebraska, 3 p.m. ET, BTN

Saturday's Softball Schedule

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Saturday, Feb. 8
Iowa vs. Presbyterian (Carolina Classic), 9 a.m. ET
Ohio State vs. Northern Illinois (FAU Kick-Off Classic), 9 a.m. ET
Minnesota vs. SIU-Edwardsville (Tiger Classic), 9 a.m. ET
Purdue vs. North Carolina (Louisiana Classic), 10 a.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. Bethune Cookman (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament), 10:30 a.m. ET
Minnesota vs. Central Arkansas (Tiger Classic), 11 a.m. ET
Illinois vs. Eastern Illinois (Rosemont Rumble), 12:30 p.m. ET
Purdue vs. Northern Iowa (Louisiana Classic), 12:30 p.m. ET
Wisconsin vs. Illinois State (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament), 12:45 p.m. ET
Ohio State vs. #18/19 Louisville (FAU Kick-Off Classic), 1 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. #20/22 Stanford (Kajikawa Classic), 1:30 p.m. ET
Michigan State vs. Rhode Island (Stetson Tournament), 1:30 p.m. ET
#4/5 Michigan vs. #3/4 Florida (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament), 3 p.m. ET
Indiana vs. San Jose State (Kajikawa Classic), 4 p.m. ET
Penn State vs. Bradley (Kajikawa Classic), 4 p.m. ET
Illinois vs. IUPUI (Rosemont Rumble), 5:30 p.m. ET
#4/5 Michigan at #23/25 South Florida (USF Tournament), 5:30 p.m. ET
#9/9 Nebraska vs. New Mexico State (Hotel Encanto Invite), 6 p.m. ET
Michigan State at Stetson (Stetson Tournament), 6:30 p.m. ET
Penn State at #7/7 Arizona State (Kajikawa Classic), 6:30 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. Utah (Kajikawa Classic), 7:30 p.m. ET
Northwestern vs. Boise State (Kajikawa Classic), 10 p.m. ET

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Saturday's Hockey Schedule

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February 8
OHIO STATE (rv/-) at MICHIGAN STATE - 4 p.m., FS Detroit Plus/SportsTime Ohio
#10/10 MICHIGAN at PENN STATE - 5 p.m., ESPNU

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Saturday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Four games are on Saturday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, with Northwestern hosting Nebraska, #17/13 Iowa entertaining #10/16 Michigan, -/#25 Ohio State welcoming Purdue and Minnesota hosting Indiana.

Saturday, Feb. 8
Nebraska at Northwestern, 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
#10/16 Michigan at #17/13 Iowa, 2 p.m. (ESPN)
Purdue at -/#25 Ohio State, 6 p.m. (BTN)
Indiana at Minnesota, 8:15 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Friday's Opening Day Results

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#9/9 Nebraska defeated #12/15 Florida State, and Minnesota edged #19/17 LSU to highlight Friday's opening day of Big Ten softball.

Friday, Feb. 7
Illinois 12, Illinois-Chicago 2 (Rosemont Rumble)
Illinois 11, Loyola-Chicago 1 (Rosemont Rumble)
Indiana 6, Bradley 3 (Kajikawa Classic)
Portland State 8, Indiana 6 (Kajikawa Classic)
Iowa 5, UNC-Greensboro 0 (Carolina Classic)
South Carolina 1, Iowa 0 (Carolina Classic)
Stetson 5, Michigan State 1 (Stetson Lead-Off Classic)
Minnesota 8, Murray State 2 (Tiger Classic)
Minnesota 1, #19/17 LSU 0 (Tiger Classic)
#9/9 Nebraska 7, UTEP 0 (Hotel Encanto Invitational)
#9/9 Nebraska 4, #12/15 Florida State 3 (Hotel Encanto Invitational)
#20/22 Stanford 4, Northwestern 3 (Kajikawa Classic)
Northwestern 10, New Mexico 0 (Kajikawa Classic)
Tulsa 1, Ohio State 0 (FAU Kick-off Classic)
St. John's 6, Ohio State 3 (FAU Kick-off Classic)
Oregon State 12, Penn State 10 (Kajikawa Classic)
Penn State 10, Appalachian State 4 (Kajikawa Classic)
#3/4 Florida 5, Wisconsin 3 (USF-Wilson DeMarini Tournament)

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA

Friday's Hockey Results

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OHIO STATE (rv/-) 2, MICHIGAN STATE 2 (OHIO STATE wins shootout, 2-1)
With two power-play goals in the final 1:34 of regulation - including the game-tying tally with 1.7 left on the clock - the Ohio State men's hockey team rallied for a 2-2 tie at Michigan State Friday in Munn Ice Arena. The Buckeyes then won the shootout, 2-1 in five rounds, to pick up the extra point in league standings. Junior Tanner Fritz put Ohio State on the board at 18:26 of the third and senior Alex Szczechura netted the game-tying tally. RECAP

#10/10 MICHIGAN 7, PENN STATE 3
Andrew Copp and Zach Hyman scored twice, JT Compher had a goal and two assists, and Mac Bennett matched a career high with three assists to help the No. 10/10 University of Michigan ice hockey team earn a 7-3 win over Penn State at Pegula Ice Arena. In the first-ever meeting between the two teams, seven different Wolverines had multiple-point efforts in the contest. With the win, Michigan head coach Red Berenson moved into sole possession of fourth place on the all-time Division I coaching wins list, passing Rick Comley. RECAP

#12/12 WISCONSIN 2, #1/1 MINNESOTA 1
Grant Besse and Nic Kerdiles each tallied a goal and an assist while Joel Rumpel recorded 28 saves as the No. 12/12 Wisconsin men's hockey team completed a weekend sweep of No. 1/1 Minnesota with a 2-1 victory Friday night in front of a sellout crowd of 15,359 at the Kohl Center. RECAP

Friday's Hockey Schedule

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February 7
OHIO STATE (rv/-) at MICHIGAN STATE - 6:30 p.m., BTN
#10/10 MICHIGAN at PENN STATE - 7 p.m.
#1/1 MINNESOTA at #12/12 WISCONSIN - 9 p.m., BTN

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Weekend Schedule

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February 7
#8 Texas A&M at #22 ILLINOIS - 6 p.m. CT
Xavier at #57 INDIANA - 10 a.m. ET
Western Michigan at #57 INDIANA - 3 p.m. ET
#10 Texas at #31 MICHIGAN - 6 p.m. ET
#34 Tulsa at #39 MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT
Rice at #30 NORTHWESTERN - 4:30 p.m. CT
#17 Kentucky at #5 OHIO STATE - 6 p.m. ET

February 8

#25 Harvard at #39 MINNESOTA - 3 p.m. CT
#52 Denver at #59 NEBRASKA - 1 p.m. CT
UMBC at #58 PENN STATE - 11 a.m. ET
Bucknell at #58 PENN STATE - 5 p.m. ET

February 9

#10 Texas at #22 ILLINOIS - 12 p.m. CT
#68 UCF at #57 INDIANA - 10 a.m. ET
Northern Illinois at #57 INDIANA - 3 p.m. ET
#13 Duke at #31 MICHIGAN - 12 p.m. ET
#50 MICHIGAN STATE at #17 Kentucky - 1 p.m. ET
#62 Cornell at #30 NORTHWESTERN - 11 a.m. CT
Western Illinois at #30 NORTHWESTERN - 7 p.m. CT
#8 Texas A&M at #5 OHIO STATE - 12 p.m. ET
Binghamton at #58 PENN STATE - 11 a.m. ET
Lehigh at #58 PENN STATE - 5 p.m. ET
#75 PURDUE at #64 Arkansas - 12 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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February 7-10
#11 MICHIGAN and #16 NORTHWESTERN at ITA National Team Indoor Championships [1] - TBA

February 7   
#72 Oregon at IOWA - 1 p.m. CT
Georgia State at #30 PURDUE - 3 p.m. ET

February 8   
#42 ILLINOIS at #28 Oklahoma - 11 a.m. CT
Miami University at #39 INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
Butler at #39 INDIANA - 3:30 p.m. ET
Bowling Green at MICHIGAN STATE - 10 a.m. ET
Oakland at MICHIGAN STATE - 4 p.m. ET
#50 PENN STATE at #43 William & Mary - 11:30 a.m. ET

February 9
#42 ILLINOIS at Wichita State - 11 a.m. CT
DePaul at IOWA - 11 a.m. CT
#50 PENN STATE at #44 VCU - 11 a.m. ET
#28 Tulsa at #30 PURDUE - 12 p.m. ET
Wisconsin-Milwaukee at WISCONSIN - 12 p.m. CT

[1] Charlottesville, Va.

Women's Golf Schedule

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Feb. 9-11 
MINNESOTA at UCF Challenge (Orlando, Fla.)
MICHIGAN STATE at Northrop Grumman Reg. Challenge (Palos Verdes, Calif.)
OHIO STATE at Northrop Grumman Reg. Challenge (Palos Verdes, Calif.)
WISCONSIN at UCF Challenge (Orlando, Fla.)

Women's Gymnastics Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 7
IOWA at MICHIGAN STATE - 7 p.m. ET
#15 MINNESOTA at #21 OHIO STATE - 7 p.m. ET
#6 MICHIGAN at #14 ILLINOIS - 8 p.m. ET

Saturday, Feb. 8
#23 PENN STATE at #8 NEBRASKA - 5 p.m. ET

Men's Gymnastics Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 7
#4 ILLINOIS at IOWA - 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 8
#13 Temple at #8 PENN STATE - 4 p.m. ET
#10 NEBRASKA at #2 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m. ET
#6 MINNESOTA at #9 Air Force - 7 p.m. ET

Women's Swimming & Diving Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 7
Western Illinois at IOWA - 7 p.m. ET
#25 WISCONSIN at Milwaukee - All Day

Feb. 7-8
ILLINOIS, #13 MINNESOTA at Minnesota Challenge (Minneapolis) - All Day

Saturday, Feb. 8
MICHIGAN STATE at #20 MICHIGAN - 5 p.m. ET
#25 WISCONSIN at Green Bay - All Day

Feb. 8-9
#16 OHIO STATE, #19 PENN STATE at Ohio State Winter Invite (Columbus, Ohio) - All Day

Men's Swimming & Diving Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 7
Western Illinois at #25 IOWA - 7 p.m. ET
WISCONSIN at Milwaukee - All Day

Feb. 7-8
#14 MINNESOTA at Minnesota Challenge (Minneapolis) - All Day

Saturday, Feb. 8
#17 PURDUE at #8 INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET (Meet will air on BTN)
MICHIGAN STATE at #1 MICHIGAN - 12 p.m. ET
WISCONSIN at Green Bay - All Day

Feb. 8-9
#9 OHIO STATE, #23 PENN STATE at Ohio State Winter Invite (Columbus, Ohio) - All Day

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 7th
ILLINOIS at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
INDIANA at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
IOWA at Husker Invite - Lincoln, Neb.
#18 MICHIGAN at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
MICHIGAN STATE at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
NEBRASKA at Husker Invite - Lincoln, Neb.
OHIO STATE at Armory Collegiate Invitational - New York, N.Y.
#20 PENN STATE at Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup - University Park, Pa.
#14 PURDUE at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
WISCONSIN at Armory Collegiate Invitational - New York, N.Y.

Saturday, Feb. 8th
ILLINOIS at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
INDIANA at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
IOWA at Husker Invite - Lincoln, Neb.
#18 MICHIGAN at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
MICHIGAN STATE at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
MINNESOTA at UW-River Falls Invitational - River Falls, Wis.
NEBRASKA at Husker Invite - Lincoln, Neb.
OHIO STATE at Armory Collegiate Invitational - New York, N.Y.
#20 PENN STATE at Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup - University Park, Pa.
#14 PURDUE at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
WISCONSIN at Armory Collegiate Invitational - New York, N.Y.

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 7th
#22 ILLINOIS at Husker Invite - Lincoln, Neb.
INDIANA at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
IOWA at Husker Invite - Lincoln, Neb.
MICHIGAN at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
MICHIGAN STATE at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#9 NEBRASKA at Husker Invite - Lincoln, Neb.
OHIO STATE at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#7 PENN STATE at Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup - University Park, Pa.
PURDUE at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#5 WISCONSIN at Armory Collegiate Invitational - New York, N.Y.

Saturday, Feb. 8th
#22 ILLINOIS at Husker Invite - Lincoln, Neb.
INDIANA at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
IOWA at Husker Invite - Lincoln, Neb.
MICHIGAN at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
MICHIGAN STATE at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#9 NEBRASKA at Husker Invite - Lincoln, Neb.
OHIO STATE at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#7 PENN STATE at Sykes & Sabock Challenge Cup - University Park, Pa.
PURDUE at Meyo Invitational - South Bend, Ind.
#5 WISCONSIN at Armory Collegiate Invitational - New York, N.Y.

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, Feb. 7th
#18 Illinois at #24 Purdue, BTDN
Indiana at #21 Northwestern
#11 Michigan at #7 Nebraska, BTDN
Michigan State at #13 Ohio State

Sunday, Feb. 9th
#11 Michigan at #3 Iowa, BTDN
Michigan State at Indiana, BTDN
#21 Northwestern at #18 Illinois, BTDN
#1 Penn State at #2 Minnesota, BTN

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty-eight Big Ten student-athletes in 12 different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Feb. 3. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Basketball
Co-Players of the Week - Drew Crawford, NU & D.J. Newbill, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Noah Vonleh, IND

Women's Basketball
Player of the Week - Jordan Hooper, NEB
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Samantha Logic, IOWA; Aerial Powers, MSU; Maggie Lucas, PSU
Freshman of the Week - Aerial Powers, MSU

Men's Gymnastics
Gymnast of the Week - Jake Martin, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Chandler Eggleston, ILL

Women's Gymnastics
Gymnast of the Week - Joanna Sampson, MICH
Event Specialist of the Week - Austin Sheppard, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Erin Buchanan, ILL

Hockey
First Star - Ryan Dzingel, OSU
Second Star - Adam Wilcox, MINN
Third Star - Christian Frey, OSU

Men's Indoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - J.R. Ricker, IND
Field Athlete of the Week - Chukwuebuka Enekwechi, PUR

Women's Indoor Track & Field
Track Athlete of the Week - Evonne Britton, PSU
Field Athlete of the Week - Dani Bunch, PUR

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Dylan Bosch, MICH
Diver of the Week - Stephen Ettienne, OSU
Freshman of the Week - Matt McHugh, OSU

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Ivy Martin, WIS
Diver of the Week - Maggie Keefer, MINN
Freshman of the Week - Taylor Vargo, OSU

Men's Tennis
Athlete of the Week - Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU

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

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - Mike McMullan, NU

Michigan State Tops Penn State

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Senior Adreian Payne returned to the Michigan State lineup, and the Spartans posted an 82-67 win over Penn State at the Breslin Center on Thursday.

Thursday, Feb. 6
#9/8 Michigan State 82, Penn State 67

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Thursday's Results

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Michigan 70, Northwestern 68
Freshman guard Siera Thompson scored a career-best 25 points, including a pair of free throws with 5.6 seconds left to break a 68-68 tie, as the University of Michigan women's basketball team knocked off Northwestern, 70-68, on Thursday night at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Thompson scored 16 of her 25 points in the second half, hitting a career-best five three-pointers in the contest. Junior forward Cyesha Goree went for 16 points, with junior guard Nicole Elmblad going for 13 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals. Senior forward Val Driscoll contributed four points, eight rebounds, two blocks and two assists for the Maize and Blue, which shot 50.9 percent (27-for-53) from the floor. RECAP

Iowa 73, Penn State 70
Crucial points from junior Bethany Doolittle and freshman Ally Disterhoft in the final 72 seconds lifted the University of Iowa women's basketball team to a 73-70 upset at No. 9 Penn State on Thursday in the Bryce Jordan Center. Doolittle made her only field goal of the second half (in six attempts) with 1:12 left, putting the Hawkeyes ahead 71-70. After Samantha Logic rebounded a miss by Penn State's Maggie Lucas with 41 seconds remaining, Disterhoft drove to the hoop and was fouled with a second on the shot clock. She made both free throws with 8.7 seconds left for the game's final points. RECAP

Purdue 74, Ohio State 58
Courtney Moses scored 18 points and No. 25 Purdue made 27 of 29 free throws to turn back Ohio State 74-58 Thursday. Liza Clemons added 14 points, April Wilson and reserve Whitney Bay both had 12 and Dee Williams added 10 for the Boilermakers (16-7, 6-5 Big Ten). Ameryst Alston had 26 points for Ohio State (14-12, 4-6) and Raven Ferguson had 13 off the bench. The Boilermakers led 33-24 at the half and pulled away by making all 22 of their free throws after the break. It was Purdue's first game without senior point guard KK Houser, who is out with a left knee injury suffered against Michigan State on Sunday. RECAP

Thursday's Hockey Result

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#12/12 WISCONSIN 2, #1/1 MINNESOTA 1
Jake McCabe broke a 1-1 deadlock with 6:13 remaining in the third period and Joel Rumpel made 31 saves to lead the No. 12/12 Wisconsin men's hockey team to a 2-1 victory over No. 1/1 Minnesota Thursday night at the Kohl Center. The loss snapped Minnesota's nation-leading 14-game unbeaten streak, which began back on Nov. 29. RECAP

Michigan State Hosts Penn State Thursday

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The lone matchup on Thursday's Big Ten men's basketball slate features Michigan State hosting Penn State. The game will tip at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

Thursday, Feb. 6
Penn State at #9/8 Michigan State, 9 p.m. (ESPN2)

Thursday's Schedule

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Iowa at #9/10 Penn State, 6 p.m., BTN
Ohio State at #25/24 Purdue, 7 p.m., BTDN
Michigan (rv/-) at Northwestern, 8 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET

Thursday's Hockey Schedule

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February 6
#1/1 MINNESOTA at #12/12 WISCONSIN - 8:30 p.m., BTN

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine

Wednesday's Results

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Michigan State 69, Illinois 53
Becca Mills and Tori Jankoska each scored 22 points to lead No. 24 Michigan State in a 69-53 victory over Illinois on Wednesday night. Michigan State (15-7, 7-2 Big Ten) racked up 41 points in the first half and jumped out to a 17-point lead at the break. Midway through the second half both teams went without a basket and combined to miss 10 shots over 3 minutes, after which the Spartans took their largest lead of the game at 23 points. The Spartans shot 53.3 percent from the floor and held Illinois (9-13, 2-7) to 17-of-55 shooting from the field and 17.6 percent from 3-point range. RECAP

Nebraska 71, Wisconsin 70
Emily Cady stole a post entry pass with two seconds left to preserve No. 22 Nebraska's 71-70 comeback women's basketball win at Wisconsin at Wednesday night. Nebraska, which was held to a season-low 21 first-half points, was shackled with first-half foul trouble and had to overcome many challenges in the second half to escape from the Kohl Center with a victory for the third straight season. Cady finished with her 10th double-double of the season and sixth in Big Ten play with 10 points and 11 rebounds to go along with five assists. Cady managed just two points, five rebounds and two assists in the first half while being handcuffed by two fouls in the first few minutes. RECAP

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Results

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On Wednesday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, Michigan defeated Nebraska, while Purdue outlasted Minnesota in the first triple overtime game of the conference season.

Wednesday, Feb. 5

#10/16 Michigan 79, Nebraska 50
Purdue 77, Minnesota 74 (3 OT)

Wednesday's Schedule

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#24/rv Michigan State at Illinois, 8 p.m. ET, BTDN
#22/21 Nebraska at Wisconsin, 8 p.m. ET, BTDN

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Two return games are on Wednesday's Big Ten men's basketball schedule, with Michigan hosting Nebraska and Purdue entertaining Minnesota. The Wolverines and Golden Gophers will be looking to secure the season sweep. Both contests will be carried on BTN.

Wednesday, Feb. 5
Nebraska at #10/16 Michigan, 6:30 p.m. (BTN)
Minnesota at Purdue, 8:30 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

In The Polls

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Eleven Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State leads all conference squads in the poll, coming in at No. 5. Illinois (No. 22), Northwestern (No. 30), Michigan (No. 31), Minnesota (No. 39) and Michigan State (No. 50) also rank in the top 50. Indiana checks in at No. 57 followed immediately by Penn State, which enters the polls this week at No. 58 after knocking off then-No. 33 Virginia Tech, 4-3, last weekend. Rounding out the poll are No. 59 Nebraska, No. 70 Wisconsin and No. 75 Purdue

Tuesday's Men's Basketball Results

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Both road teams prevailed on Tuesday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, with Ohio State outlasting Iowa and Wisconsin topping Illinois.

Tuesday, Feb. 4
-/#25 Ohio State 76, #17/13 Iowa 69 - AP Recap
-/#24 Wisconsin 75, Illinois 63 - AP Recap

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Crawford Named Oscar Robertson National POW

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One day after being named the Big Ten Co-Player of the Week, Northwestern's Drew Crawford was tabbed the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week as voted on by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).

Crawford's accolade marks the second consecutive honor for a Big Ten player, after Michigan's Nik Stauskas claimed National Player of the Week plaudits on Jan. 28.

Crawford averaged 23.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game in leading the Wildcats to a pair of road wins over #14/13 Wisconsin and Minnesota. Northwestern has won three consecutive conference road games for the first time since 1960.

In the win over Wisconsin, Crawford poured in a season-high 30 points on 10-of-15 shooting, pulled down eight rebounds, recorded one block and added one steal in 40 minutes to lead Northwestern to its first-ever win at the Kohl Center.

Crawford leads the Wildcats with averages of 16.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest. He is the only current Big Ten player to rank in the top 10 in the conference in both categories.


Tuesday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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The Big Ten men's basketball week kicks off with a pair of return games. #17/13 Iowa will host -/#25 Ohio State in the eight matchup between ranked foes during the conference season, while Illinois will entertain -/#24 Wisconsin. The Hawkeyes and Badgers will both be seeking the regular season sweep.

Tuesday, Feb. 4
-/#25 Ohio State at #17/13 Iowa, 7 p.m. (ESPN)
-/#24 Wisconsin at Illinois, 9 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Four Conference Teams Appear in Latest National Polls

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Four Big Ten teams appear among the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today Coaches polls. Penn State appears in the top 10 for the second time this season, jumping three spots to in both polls to No. 9 in the AP rankings and No. 10 in the coaches poll. Nebraska returns to the AP poll at No. 22 this week and jumps to No. 21 in the coaches poll. Michigan State climbs to No. 24 in the writers poll, its first appearance in the AP top 25 since Nov. 26, and Purdue checks in at No. 24 in the USA Today poll and No. 25 in the AP poll. Michigan is receiving votes in the AP poll, while the Spartans are receiving votes in the coaches rankings.

In The Wrestling Polls

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Ten Big Ten wrestling teams appear in this week's USA Today/NWCA/AWN Division I Coaches poll, with conference teams claiming the top three spots. Penn State, Minnesota and Iowa top the poll at No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3, respectively. Nebraska joins them in the top 10 at No. 7, followed by No. 11 Michigan, No. 13 Ohio State, No. 15 Wisconsin, No. 18 Illinois, No. 21 Northwestern and No. 24 Purdue.

Click here for the complete poll.




Nebraska fullback C.J. Zimmerer became the sixth winner of the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award, as he took home the 2014 honor on Saturday. Zimmerer becomes the third Big Ten student-athlete to win the trophy, joining fellow Husker Rex Burkhead (2012) and Penn State's Eric Shrive (2013). The award is presented annually to a leader in the world of college football who has realized his or her potential to make a positive and lasting impact on the rare disease community. Zimmerer will be presented the trophy at the Maxwell Club Awards Gala on March 14, at Revel Casino in Atlantic City.

Uplifting Athletes Release


Three Big Ten Women's Indoor Track & Field teams are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Purdue checks in at No. 14 and is followed by No. 18 Michigan and No. 20 Penn State.

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Five Big Ten Men's Indoor Track & Field teams are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Three teams appear in the top 10, as Wisconsin comes in at No. 5, followed by No. 7 Penn State and No. 9 Nebraska. Minnesota checks in at No. 16 and Illinois is ranked No. 22.

For the complete poll, click here.




Ranking the Wrestlers

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Big Ten wrestling boasts 67 ranked wrestlers in the InterMat College Rankings, and the conference boasts the top three squads in the team rankings. The complete breakdown of ranked Big Ten squads and wrestlers can be found below.

Team
1. Penn State
2. Iowa
3. Minnesota
7. Nebraska
10. Northwestern
12. Michigan
13. Illinois
15. Ohio State
17. Wisconsin
19. Indiana
34. Michigan State
40. Purdue

125
2. Nico Megaludis, PSU
3. Jesse Delgado, ILL
5. Thomas Gilman, IOWA
9. Tim Lambert, NEB
10. Ryan Taylor, WIS
20. Conor Youtsey, MICH

133
3. Tony Ramos, IOWA
5. Tyler Graff, WIS
8. David Thorn, MINN
9. Johnni DiJulius, OSU
11. Zane Richards, ILL
13. Cashe Quiroga, PUR
16. Jimmy Gulibon, PSU
19. Rossi Bruno, MICH

141

2. Zain Retherford, PSU
3. Logan Stieber, OSU
6. Chris Dardanes, MINN
8. Steven Rodrigues, ILL
9. Josh Dziewa, IOWA
13. Steve Dutton, MICH

149
3. Nick Dardanes, MINN
4. Jason Tsirtsis, NU
5. Jake Sueflohn, NEB
7. Eric Grajales, MICH
8. Andrew Alston, PSU
12. Brody Grothus, IOWA
20. Ian Paddock, OSU

157
1. James Green, NEB
2. Derek St. John, IOWA
4. Dylan Alton, PSU
6. Isaac Jordan, WIS
7. Taylor Walsh, IND
8. Dylan Ness, MINN
13. Zac Brunson, ILL
14. Brian Murphy, MICH

165
1. David Taylor, PSU
4. Nick Moore, IOWA
6. Dan Yates, MICH
7. Pierce Harger, NU
13. Jackson Morse, ILL

174
3. Matt Brown, PSU
4. Robert Kokesh, NEB
5. Mike Evans, IOWA
6. Logan Storley, MINN
14. Mark Martin, OSU
15. Lee Munster, NU

184

2. Ed Ruth, PSU
4. Ethen Lofthouse, IOWA
8. Kevin Steinhaus, MINN
9. TJ Dudley, NEB
11. Kenny Courts, OSU
16. Domenic Abounader, MICH

197
1. Scott Schiller, MINN
5. Morgan McIntosh, PSU
7. Mario Gonzalez, ILL
8. Nick Heflin, OSU
14. Braden Atwood, PUR
16. Nathan Burak, IOWA
17. Alex Polizzi, NU

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1. Mike McMullan, NU
2. Adam Coon, MICH
3. Bobby Telford, IOWA
4. Adam Chalfant, IND
5. Tony Nelson, MINN
7. Mike McClure, MSU
10. Connor Medbery, WIS
12. Jimmy Lawson, PSU









Six Teams Appear in Latest Top 25 Poll

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Six Big Ten women's gymnastics squads are ranked in the GymInfo Top 25 poll, updated on Monday. Michigan leads the way at No. 6, followed by No. 8 Nebraska, No. 14 Illinois and No. 15 Minnesota. Ohio State and Penn State are ranked No. 21 and No. 23, respectively.

For the complete ranking, click here.

Six Squads Ranked in Top 10

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Six Big Ten men's gymnastics teams are ranked in the latest GymInfo Top 15 poll, including three conference squads among the top five. Michigan checks in at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Illinois. Minnesota appears at No. 6, followed by No. 8 Penn State and No. 10 Nebraska.

For the complete ranking, click here. 

Seven Teams Ranked in Latest Top 25 Poll

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Seven Big Ten women's swimming & diving squads are ranked in the latest NCAA Top 25 poll. Indiana leads the way at No. 11, followed by No. 13 Minnesota and No. 16 Ohio State. Purdue checks in at No. 18, while Penn State is ranked No. 19. Michigan and Wisconsin appear at No. 20 and No. 25, respectively.

All 12 squads will compete in the Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis, beginning Feb. 19.

For the complete poll, click here.

Five Teams Ranked in Top 25 of Coaches' Poll

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The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was represented with three teams among the top 20 and five in the top 25. In the AP poll, Michigan State was ranked No. 9, followed by No. 10 Michigan and No. 17 Iowa. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan State was ranked No. 8, followed by No. 13 Iowa, No. 16 Michigan, No. 24 Wisconsin and No. 25 Ohio State. 
Two Hoosiers were named to Baseball American's preseason All-America teams, the publication announced this morning. Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber was named to the first-team, the third time he appears on a preseason All-America squad. Teammate Sam Travis was named to his second All-America squad of the preseason after being named Baseball America's second-team first baseman.

Sunday's Results

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Indiana 77, Illinois 58
The Indiana women's basketball team ran past Illinois for the program's first Big Ten road win in nearly three years with a 77-58 victory on Sunday afternoon at the State Farm Center. Alexis Gassion tallied a career high 22 points to lead the Hoosiers. After a tough shooting night last time out against Northwestern, the young Hoosiers rebounded to shoot 47.5 percent (28-of-49) from the field and 44.4 percent (12-of-27) from beyond the arc against Illinois. The 12 made 3-pointers ties the team's season high and ties for second most 3-point field goals made in a single game in program history. RECAP

Michigan State 89, Purdue 73
The Michigan State women's basketball team picked up its third victory over a ranked team this afternoon, knocking off No. 19/16 Purdue, 89-73 at the Breslin Center. MSU utilized a balanced and efficient offensive effort, as five Spartans scored in double figures and the team shot 50.0% from the field. Redshirt freshman Aerial Powers led the attack with her sixth double-double, posting 19 points and 11 rebounds, while also tying her season-high with five assists. Off the bench, junior Jasmine Hines had a season-high 16 points in 23 minutes, while senior Klarissa Bell and freshman Tori Jankoska each poured in 15 points. Jankoska also added a season- and game-high six assists, six rebounds and three steals. RECAP

Penn State 79, Northwestern 75
The #13/12 Penn State Lady Lions (17-4, 8-1 Big Ten) saw a 20-point first-half lead evaporate, but got five consecutive points from Talia East in the final 2:22 and salted away the win from the free throw line as they held off Northwestern (14-8, 4-5) Sunday at Welsh-Ryan Arena. Maggie Lucas was a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line and finished with a team-best 19 points to lead five Lady Lions in double figures. Lucas also added six rebounds and three assists in the win. Ariel Edwards had a near double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds to go along with three assists and two steals. RECAP

Wisconsin 82, Ohio State 71
With four players scoring in double figures, the Wisconsin women's basketball team defeated Ohio State 82-71 at the Kohl Center on Sunday afternoon. Thanks to hot shooting and tough defense, the Badgers snapped their four-game losing streak. For the first time in four games, more than two Badgers scored 10-or-more points. A game-high 21 points came from Michala Johnson and Gulczynski. Gulczynski recorded her fourth double-double of the season by pulling down 15 rebounds, which ties her career high. Wurtz earned her fifth double-double of the season with 17 points, all of which came in the second half, and 14 rebounds. Morgan Paige added 12 points, going 5-for-6 from the free throw line. RECAP

Sunday's Men's Basketball Results

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Both teams held serve on Sunday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, with Penn State defeating Purdue, and Indiana handing Michigan its first conference loss.

Sunday, Feb. 2
Penn State 79, Purdue 68 - AP Recap
Indiana 63, #10/14 Michigan 52 - AP Recap

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Sunday's Schedule

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#19/16 Purdue at Michigan State, 1:30 p.m., BTN
Indiana at Illinois, 2 p.m., BTDN
#12/13 Penn State at Northwestern, 2 p.m., BTDN
Ohio State at Wisconsin, 3 p.m., BTDN

Sunday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Two Big Ten men's basketball contests will precede Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, with Penn State hosting Purdue at 11:30 a.m. ET, and Indiana entertaining Michigan beginning at 1 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 2
Purdue at Penn State, 11:30 a.m. (BTN)
#10/14 Michigan at Indiana, 1 p.m. (CBS)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today

Saturday's Hockey Results

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OHIO STATE (rv/-) 5, PENN STATE 2
The Ohio State men's hockey team scored five unanswered goals to defeat Penn State, 5-2, and earn a series sweep of the Nittany Lions Saturday afternoon in Value City Arena. Ohio State (14-9-1, 4-5-1- B1G) downed the Nittany Lions (4-17-1, 0-8-0-0 B1G), 5-1, Friday in game one of the series. RECAP

#12/12 MICHIGAN 2, #9/9/ WISCONSIN 2 (MICHIGAN wins shootout, 1-0)
Luke Moffatt scored a game-tying goal in the third period and had the lone shootout goal to help the 12th-ranked University of Michigan ice hockey team earn two points in the Big Ten standings on Saturday with a shootout win over No. 9 Wisconsin after a 2-2 regulation tie at Yost Ice Arena. Zach Hyman had two assists, and Zach Nagelvoort made 25 saves as Michigan extended its unbeaten streak to four games (3-0-1) and took five of six points from Wisconsin on the weekend. RECAP

#1/1 MINNESOTA 1, MICHIGAN STATE 0
The top-ranked Minnesota men's hockey team extended its NCAA-best unbeaten streak to 14 games with a 1-0 triumph over Michigan State Saturday night at Mariucci Arena. Gopher netminder Adam Wilcox pitched his third shutout of the season and sixth of his career to earn the win. RECAP

Saturday's Men's Basketball Results

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Big Ten road teams went 3-0 on Saturday, with Ohio State defeating Wisconsin, Northwestern edging Minnesota and Iowa winning at Illinois. Michigan State came up short versus Georgetown in a non-conference affair at Madison Square Garden.

Saturday, Feb. 1
#24/23 Ohio State 59, #14/13 Wisconsin 58 - AP Recap
Northwestern 55, Minnesota 54 - AP Recap
Georgetown 64, #7/6 Michigan State 60 [34] - AP Recap
#15/12 Iowa 81, Illinois 74 - AP Recap

[34] Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today

Saturday's Results

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Nebraska 80, Iowa 67
Tear'a Laudermill scored a career-high 26 points and Jordan Hooper added 25 points and 13 rebounds to power Nebraska to an 80-67 women's basketball win at Iowa on Saturday afternoon. In the best all-around performance of her career, Laudermill erupted for 26 points on 9-of-12 shooting from the field, including 4-of-6 from three-point range to tie her career high with four threes. She also went a perfect 4-for-4 at thre free throw line, while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out three assists in 33 minutes. Laudermill scored Nebraska's final six points to close out the win, after starting point guard Rachel Theriot fouled out with 3:33 left. Theriot finished with 10 points and four assists. RECAP

Minnesota 85, Michigan 69
A huge second half in which the Golden Gophers shot .773 from the field and scored 51 points helped the University of Minnesota (14-9, 3-6) women's basketball team come back to defeat Michigan (14-8, 5-4), 85-69, on the road Saturday afternoon at Crisler Arena. After trailing the Wolverines, 38-34, at halftime, the Gophers used a 15-9 run to take their first lead of the half, 49-47, at 16:43 and added a 16-6 run to go up by 12 points, 65-53, near the 10-minute mark. From there, Minnesota stretched its lead to 16 points to close out the game and snapped its two-game losing skid. RECAP

Saturday's Schedule

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Minnesota at Michigan, Noon ET, BTN
#rv/23 Nebraska at Iowa, 3 p.m. ET, BTDN

Saturday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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Four games are on Saturday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, including the eighth matchup between ranked foes during conference play. #14/13 Wisconsin will host #24/23 Ohio State, Minnesota will entertain Northwestern, Michigan will take on Georgetown in a non-conference affair and Illinois will challenge Iowa at State Farm Center.

Saturday, Feb. 1
#24/23 Ohio State at #14/13 Wisconsin, Noon (ESPN)
Northwestern at Minnesota, 2 p.m. (BTN)
Georgetown vs. #7/6 Michigan State, 3 p.m. [34] (Fox Sports1)
#15/12 Iowa at Illinois, 7:30 p.m. (BTN)

[34] Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y.

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Saturday's Hockey Schedule

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February 1
PENN STATE at OHIO STATE (rv/-) - 2 p.m., ESPNEWS
#9/9 WISCONSIN at #12/12 MICHIGAN - 6:30 p.m., NBCSN
MICHIGAN STATE at #1/1 MINNESOTA - 8 p.m., FS North Plus/FS Detroit Plus

All times are ET
Rankings: USCHO.com and USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine