July 2014 Archives

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Canada, gold medal

Jesse King, Ohio State

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

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

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

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

The roster includes three players with Big Ten roots.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goalie
Drew Adams, Penn State
Jesse Schwartzman, Johns Hopkins

Faceoff
Greg Gurenlian, Penn State

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

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

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

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

Indiana Tabs Lemonis as New Head Coach

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

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

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

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

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