Seventeen Big Ten student-athletes in five different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of May 6. Below is the complete list of honorees.
Player of the the Week - Joel Fisher, MSU
Pitcher of the Week - Luke Farrell, NU
Freshman of the Week - Travis Maezes, MICH
Boat of the Week - Wisconsin First Varsity Four (Marie Hebert, Kaitlin Dunn, Rachel Gendreau, Nicole Hettmann, Steph Malchine)
Player of the Week - Caitlin Blanchard, MICH
Pitcher of the Week - Tatum Edwards, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Sierra Romero, MICH
Men's Outdoor Track & Field
Co-Track Athletes of the Week - Cornelius Strickland, IND & Mason Ferlic, MICH
Field Athlete of the Week - Jon Hendershot, PSU
Women's Outdoor Track & Field
Co-Track Athletes of the Week - Jillian Smith, MICH & Deanna Latham, WIS
Field Athlete of the Week - Sydney Clute, IND
Louisville 4, INDIANA 3
MICHIGAN 7, Toledo 0
MICHIGAN STATE 6, Eastern Michigan 3
Milwaukee 2, MINNESOTA 1
Chicago 9, NORTHWESTERN 7
OHIO STATE 3, Georgia Tech 2
Ball State 4, PURDUE 3
On the heels of being named Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Year, Michigan's Sierra Romero was listed among the 10 finalists for USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year, it was announced on Wednesday. Romero is the only freshman named to the list, which is comprised of seven seniors and two sophomores. She ranks among the nation's top 10 in numerous categories, including home runs, RBI and slugging percentage, and helped Michigan to its sixth straight Big Ten Championship and the No. 1 seed in this week's Big Ten Tournament.
Four Big Ten women's rowing teams are ranked in the latest CRCA/USRowing Coaches Poll, released on Wednesday. Ohio State
leads ranked conference squads, coming in at No. 3. Michigan
both stay put at No. 13 and No. 14, respectively, while Minnesota
rounds out the poll at No. 20. Michigan State
is receiving votes.
For the complete poll, click here
Nebraska-Omaha 6, IOWA 5
Eastern Michigan 13, MICHIGAN 4
MICHIGAN STATE 5, Western Michigan 4
NORTHWESTERN 5, UIC 3
Georgia Tech 9, OHIO STATE 2
Akron 11, PENN STATE 2
INDIANA at Louisville, 6 p.m.
Toledo at MICHIGAN, 6:05 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at MICHIGAN STATE, 3:05 p.m.
Milwaukee at MINNESOTA, 4:05 p.m.
Chicago at NORTHWESTERN, 4 p.m.
Georgia Tech at OHIO STATE, 6:35 p.m.
PURDUE at Ball State, 3 p.m.
Nebraska-Omaha at IOWA, 7:05 p.m.
Eastern Michigan at MICHIGAN, 6:05 p.m.
MICHIGAN STATE at Western Michigan, 3 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN at UIC, 8:05 p.m.
Georgia Tech at OHIO STATE, 7 p.m.
PENN STATE at Akron, 3 p.m.
All times ET
Wisconsin's Ron Dayne, Nebraska's Tommie Frazier, Ohio State's Orlando Pace and Michigan State's Percy Snow have been inducted into the 2013 College Football Hall of Fame, the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday.
Dayne concluded his career with 7,125 career rushing yards, becoming the first player to reach the 7,000-yard mark in FBS history in his 1999 Heisman Trophy campaign. Dayne led the Badgers to back-to-back Rose Bowl titles in 1999 and 2000, and was the Big Ten's first three-time rushing champion in league history. Dayne becomes the eighth Badger to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Frazier guided Nebraska to back-to-back perfect national championship seasons in 1994 and 1995. A consensus first-team All-American in 1995, Frazier led Nebraska to four consecutive bowl appearances in his career, and set a conference record with a 33-3 overall career mark as a starter. Frazier becomes the 16th Cornhusker to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.
Pace was a two-time unanimous First-Team All-American (1995, 1996), and the first player in history to repeat as the Lombardi Trophy winner. Pace did not allow a sack during his final two seasons, being named the 1996 Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year. Pace was chosen with the No. 1 overall pick in the 1997 NFL Draft, and becomes the 24th Buckeye to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
Snow was the first player in college football history to win the Butkus and Lombardi trophies in the same season, leading the Spartans' "Gang Green" defense in tackles for three consecutive seasons. Snow helped the Spartans to the 1987 Big Ten title and a 1988 Rose Bowl victory. The Spartans' linebacker becomes the seventh in team history to enter the College Football Hall of Fame.
Four Big Ten baseball teams are ranked or receiving votes in three out
of four national polls. Click the links below to view each complete set
of rankings.Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
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INDIANA 10, NEBRASKA 2
The Hoosiers took a Monday afternoon rubber
match at Nebraska in a 10-2 winner. Aaron Slegers blanked the Huskers through the first eight innings
and improved to 7-1 on the season with the win. RECAP
OHIO STATE 6, NORTHWESTERN 2
Ohio State defeated Northwestern, 6-2, in the rubber
game of its three-game set Monday at Rocky Miller Park. With the win,
the Buckeyes improve to 32-14, 14-7 in the Big Ten, while the Wildcats
fall to 20-20, 8-13 in conference play. RECAP
Nebraska 2, Penn State 0
Junior right-hander Tatum Edwards fired a one-hit shutout to lead the 14th-ranked Nebraska softball team past Penn State, 2-0, on Monday afternoon in the regular-season finale at Nittany Lion Softball Park. Edwards allowed only a two-out sixth-inning single to Cassidy Bell, while tossing her ninth shutout of the year and improving to 25-8 on the season. Edwards faced the minimum over the first 5.0 innings, allowing only three total base runners on the single and a pair of walks, while striking out six. RECAP