Tuesday's Schedule

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Eastern Illinois at Illinois, 7 p.m.
Bowling Green at Michigan, 4 p.m., BTDN
Toledo at Michigan State, 3 p.m.
Wheaton College at Northwestern, 4 p.m., BTDN
Penn State at Kent State, 6 p.m.
Purdue at Indiana State, 6 p.m.

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Statistically Speaking

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Numerous Big Ten teams and student-athletes rank among the national leaders in various statistical categories, a sampling of which can be found below.

Team Rankings
Batting Average
19. Nebraska, .302
21. Iowa, .300

Double Plays
16. Nebraska, 40
38. Purdue, 37

17. Indiana, 2.52
34. Michigan State, 2.94
46. Illinois, 3.11

Fielding Percentage
33. Nebraska, .975
43. Indiana, .974

8. Nebraska, 441
43. Iowa, 391

Home Runs
28. Indiana, 25

On-Base Percentage
25. Iowa, .389

20. Nebraska, 260
29. Iowa, 248

23. Iowa, 6.7
39. Nebraska, 6.2

23. Illinois, 5
23. Ohio State, 5
40. Michigan State, 4

Slugging Percentage
40. Indiana, .406
44. Iowa, .404

Stolen Bases
34. Iowa, 58
34. Michigan, 58
34. Michigan State, 58

12. Nebraska, 16
28. Ohio State, 14
41. Indiana, 12

Individual Rankings
8. Michael Hurwitz, ILL, 34
17. Jacob Cronenworth, MICH, 31

7. Blaise Salter, MSU, 17
24. Jackson Glines, MICH, 15

35. Scott Effross, IND, 1.41

Home Runs
44. Taylor Zeutenhorst, IOWA, 7

Runs Batted In
42. Sam Travis, IND, 37

24. Jacob Cronenworth, MICH, 8
24. Josh Roeder, Neb, 8

Stolen Bases
11. Anthony Cheky, MSU, 21
23. Jake Yacinich, IOWA, 19

28. Jake Yacinich, IOWA, 4
28. Michael Pritchard, NEB, 4
28. Patrick Porter, OSU, 4

7. Joey DeNato, IND, 8
50. Zach Farmer, OSU, 6

28. Kevin Duchene, ILL, 0.89
39. Cam Vieaux, MSU, 0.93

1. Ryan Castellanos, ILL, 0.22
8. Tanner Tully, OSU, 0.63

Tuesday's Softball Schedule

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The Big Ten softball week kicks off on Tuesday, with Illinois hosting Northwestern in a doubleheader that can be seen on BTN.

Tuesday, April 22
rv/#25 Northwestern at Illinois, 5 p.m. (BTN)
rv/#25 Northwestern at Illinois, 7 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Indiana Continues Climb in the National Rankings

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Indiana continues its climb up the national rankings, appearing among the top 30 in polls released by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, Baseball America and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. The Hoosiers check in at No. 13 in the latest poll by the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, climbing five spots from a week ago, jump two spots from last week to No. 18 in the Baseball America poll and move up two spots to No. 24 in the NCBWA rankings.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 43

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Penn State's Joanna Lohman, (2005, women's soccer)
Lohman was the first four-time First Team All-Big Ten selection in the school's history and captained the Nittany Lions soccer team in 2002-2003. She was Big Ten Player of the Year in 2003 while leading Penn State to their fourth straight conference title, and her 3.98 GPA while studying business earned her four-time Academic All-American honors. After playing professionally, Lohman moved to Spain with her partner and founded the JoLi Academy, a training center for young female soccer players in India and helped launch an organization that encourages schools to create safer spaces for lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and questioning athletes called GO! Athletes. As Vice President of Tenant Consulting, LLC, a commercial real estate firm in the Washington DC area, she also helped create the first "carbon neutral calculator" for office buildings, resulting in an invitation to meet former Vice President Al Gore.

Ten Big Ten Gymnasts Tabbed All-American

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Following the 2014 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships, 10 Big Ten gymnasts from three institutions earned All-America honors from the National Association of Collegiate Gymnastics Coaches. Michigan's Joanna Sampson and Sachi Sugiyama, Minnesota's Lindsay Mable and Hanna Nordquist and Nebraska's Hollie Blanske, Jessie DeZiel, Jamie Schleppenbach and Emily Wong were named to the first team, while Michigan's Nicole Artz and Shelby Gies earned second-team honors.

First Team
Lindsay Mable, Minnesota
Sachi Sugiyama, Michigan

Joanna Sampson, Michigan

Hanna Nordquist, Minnesota
Hollie Blanske, Nebraska
Jamie Schleppenbach, Nebraska
Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska
Emily Wong, Nebraska

Joanna Sampson, Michigan
Emily Wong, Nebraska

Joanna Sampson, Michigan
Jessie DeZiel, Nebraska
Emily Wong, Nebraska

Second Team
Nicole Artz, Michigan
Shelby Gies, Michigan

Lindsay Mable, Minnesota
Nicole Artz, Michigan

Nicole Artz, Michigan
Hollie Blanske, Nebraska

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 42

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 During the Big Ten's celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, the conference will be featuring "Medal of Honor Mondays" for 12 consecutive weeks, which will highlight a number of Medal of Honor winners from each school. This week, we feature the University of Minnesota.

Jim Brewer (1973, basketball)
Brewer earned the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1973. He ranks among Minnesota's career leaders in several categories, ranking first in rebounding average (12.09) and third in rebounds (907). He was named the Big Ten-Chicago Tribune MVP in 1972 after helping guide the Gophers to the Big Ten Championship. Brewer was also tabbed first-team All-Big Ten in 1973, All-Big Ten honorable mention in 1972 and was a second-team All-Big Ten selection in 1971. During his final season at Minnesota, he was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-America first team. The three-time Minnesota MVP was also a member of the 1972 U.S. Olympic Team. A first-round draft pick of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1973, Brewer played nine seasons in the NBA and was a member of the 1982 Los Angeles Lakers NBA Championship team. He is the uncle of former NBA player and current Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers.

Uta (Herrmann) Wolfe (1992, swimming)
Wolfe, a recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1992, was a four-time Big Ten Champion for Minnesota. She was named an All-American and Academic All-American in 1992. Currently, she is an assistant professor at St. Thomas University, St. Paul, Minn. Her academic interests include interaction between the senses and vision-motor control, or the way movements are guided by vision. She recently discovered a new multi-sensory illusion.

George MacKinnon (1929, football)
MacKinnon was an All-America center for Minnesota and earned the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1929. Following his playing career, he served as an assistant coach for the Gophers from 1929-31. Afterwards, he served as a U.S. Navy officer during World War II. He became an attorney involved in high-profile labor racketeering cases and later a politician. MacKinnon served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from 1969 until his death in 1995.

Carol Ann Shudlick (1994, basketball)
A 1994 recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Shudlick led Minnesota to its first NCAA Tournament appearance in her senior season and was named the Wade Trophy winner and Big Ten Player of the Year that same year. Shudlick ranks in the top 10 in numerous Gopher categories, including second in scoring (2,097), seventh in blocks (84) and steals (173), and eighth in rebounds (727). She was a two-time All-American, three-time All-Big Ten selection and Academic All-Big Ten honoree. Following her collegiate career, Shudlick played professionally overseas and in the ABL. She was inducted into the "M" Club Hall of Fame and was honored on the NCAA's list of 209 student-athletes named "NCAA Women's Basketball's Finest."

Michael J. Polich (1975, hockey)
Polich, who earned the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1975, helped lead Minnesota to its first NCAA championship in 1974. The Hibbing, Minn., native paced the Gophers in scoring for three straight seasons, tallying 159 career points (70 goals, 89 assists) in 149 career games. As a senior in 1974-75, Polich was named a first-team All-American after notching 25 goals and 62 points. He went on to play in 226 games in the NHL, including three seasons with the Minnesota North Stars.

Cassie Busse (2004, volleyball)
Busse earned the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 2004. She led Minnesota to four-straight NCAA Tournaments, including the national semifinals in 2003, where she was named to the Final Four All-Tournament Team. Busse was a two-time All-American, Academic All-American and first-team All-Big Ten honoree, and earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition three times. The opposite side hitter was the 2003 Big Ten Player of the Year and guided the Gophers to their only Big Ten Championship in 2002. The Shakopee, Minn., native ranks seventh in kills (1,502) and eighth in attack percentage (.294) and aces (168) in the Minnesota record book. Following her collegiate career, Busse joined the U.S. national team in 2005.

Sunday's Softball Results

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Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State and Northwestern picked up wins on Sunday's Big Ten softball slate.

Sunday, April 20
rv/#25 Northwestern 3, Indiana 2
Michigan State 4, Iowa 0
#3/3 Michigan 7, #13/12 Minnesota 2
Illinois 3, Purdue 2

Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Sunday's Results

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Indiana 4, Michigan State 1
Sam Travis ripped a two-run double to break a 1-1 eighth inning tie and lift the Indiana baseball team to its third straight Big Ten series sweep in a 4-1 victory over Michigan State on Easter Sunday at Bart Kaufman Field. The red-hot Hoosiers (25-11, 11-1 Big Ten) have won 13 of their last 14 ballgames, their last five series, all four of their conference series and are 7-1 on their current nine-game homestand. IU's pitching staff surrendered just two earned runs in 30 innings against the Spartans and has allowed that same number in its last 41 innings of work. In four games this week, all victories, the staff logged a 0.45 ERA, 26 hits, 25 strikeouts and 15 walks in 40 frames. RECAP

Iowa 7, Minnesota 6
Junior Dan Potempa's three-run blast highlighted a six-run seventh inning, lifting the University of Iowa baseball team to a 7-6 victory and series win over Minnesota on Sunday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. The Hawkeyes won the final two games to claim their first series win over the Gophers since 2005. "This was a big win for us, two comeback wins in a row," said UI head coach Rick Heller. "I couldn't be prouder of our guys' effort. Both (yesterday and today) were games where if you let down just because things weren't going your way, you'd lose those game, but our guys kept fighting and playing hard. "It was a great weekend, and I want to thank all the people that came out because we had great crowds all weekend long." RECAP

Illinois 7, Penn State 6
Illinois made it interesting in the ninth but held on for a 7-6 victory, capping off the sweep at Penn State on Easter Sunday. The Nittany Lions scored two in the final inning and had the winning run on first base before a 6-4-3 double play ended the threat. Illinois (21-14) got off to its best Big Ten start under ninth-year head coach Dan Hartleb and remained in second place at 9-3. "The last out of the game was the toughest but we hung in there," Hartleb said. "We finally got the big double play at the end of the game. The difference in the games this weekend was that we came up with the two-out hits. We were very patient at the plate and got it done up and down the lineup." Illinois notched consecutive Big Ten road sweeps for the first time since 2009, which also both came against Northwestern and Penn State. RECAP

Michigan 13, Purdue 3
The University of Michigan baseball team exploded for 13 runs and 17 hits, taking a 6-0 lead after three innings and cruising to a 13-3 win at Purdue Sunday afternoon at Alexander Field. The Wolverines took 2-of-3 games from the Boilermakers in the Big Ten series. There were plenty of offensive stars on the day. Sophomore Travis Maezes went 3-for-4 with four runs scored, two doubles and two RBI. Sophomore Jacob Cronenworth also scored four runs to go with a triple and an RBI. Freshmen Carmen Benedetti, Johnny Slater and Jackson Lamb had two hits apiece and senior Cole Martin, senior/junior Kendall Patrick and junior Jackson Glines each had two RBI on the day. The Maize and Blue also received a quality start on the mound from fifth-year senior Logan McAnallen. McAnallen allowed just five hits and a run with three strikeouts and four walks in seven innings pitched to earn the win. The U-M defense also recorded three double plays on the day in the game's first four innings. RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Ohio State 7, Murray State 3

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 41

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Ohio State's Katie Smith (1996, women's basketball)
Smith finished her Ohio State career as the Big Ten's all-time leading scorer and won the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1996. She was Big Ten Player of the Year as a senior and led the conference in scoring in 1995 and 1996. A three-time All-Big Ten honoree, Smith guided Ohio State to the 1993 NCAA final as a freshman, scoring 28 points in the game. She was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection before beginning her professional basketball career. Smith recently completed her 15-year WNBA career as one of the league's all-time leading scorers, a seven-time All-Star, a two-time champion and was named one of the top-15 players in WNBA history.
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