Sunday's Results

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Michigan 4, Illinois 2
The University of Michigan baseball team picked up a road series win in Big Ten play after defeating Illinois, 4-2, Sunday afternoon at Illinois Field. The Wolverines plated a run in both the eighth and ninth innings to break a 2-all tie with the Fighting Illini. Maezes, Glines, Martin and freshman Carmen Benedetti had two hits apiece for the Maize and Blue. Maezes also scored a pair of runs. Adcock picked up the win in relief, striking out a pair in two innings. Cronenworth allowed a hit in the eighth, but picked off the runner at first, one of four pickoffs on the day. Fifth-year senior Logan McAnallen scattered seven hits and allowed a run with two strikeouts in a five-inning start. RECAP

Nebraska 3, Minnesota 2 (10)
A two-out RBI single by Steven Reveles in the top of the 10th inning and a perfect bottom of the 10th from closer Josh Roeder secured a 3-2 win and a series sweep of the Minnesota Golden Gophers by the Nebraska baseball team on Sunday afternoon at Siebert Field. With their second straight conference sweep, the Huskers are 7-2 in league play and have swept consecutive conference series for the first time since 2006. The Huskers are also 10-1 against the Gophers since joining the Big Ten Conference, including a pair of conference series sweeps. Sophomore Austin Christensen picked up his first career win after throwing a scoreless ninth inning, while Roeder picked up his second save of the weekend and his seventh of the season. The Huskers are now 2-0 on the year in extra-inning games, while the Gophers fell to 4-1. RECAP

Ohio State 12, Penn State 6
Behind two home runs and four runs batted in from Josh Dezse, the Ohio State baseball team picked up a 12-6 win over Penn State to win its series against the Nittany Lions Sunday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 21-15, 4-8 in the Big Ten, while the Nittany Lions drop to 17-16, 5-3 in conference play. "When the wind's blowing, it really helps the mentality of the hitters and gets them going," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "It was good to see us pitch well out of the bullpen and hit well up and down the lineup to get this win to take the series." RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Morehead State 8, Indiana 7

Sunday's Softball Results

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Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Purdue picked up wins on Sunday's Big Ten softball slate. The Wolverines recorded a series sweep over Michigan State, while Minnesota and Purdue secured weekend series wins.

Sunday, April 13
Indiana 8, Penn State 7 (8 innings)
#4/5 Michigan 14, Michigan State 0
#14/14 Minnesota 3, #25/23 Northwestern 1
Purdue 5, Ohio State 4

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 34

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Michigan's Rob Pelinka (1993, basketball)
Pelinka was Michigan's Big Ten Medal of Honor winner in 1993. During his career with the Wolverines, Pelinka played in 117 games and was a member of the 1989 NCAA National Championship team. He was a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and earned the Michigan Athletic Academic Achievement Award in 1991, 1992 and 1993. The Lake Bluff, Ill., native was an NCAA Post Graduate Scholar and was named the Walter Byers Student-Athlete of the Year in 1993.

Sunday's Softball Schedule

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Four single games are on Sunday's Big Ten softball schedule, with Michigan State hosting #4/5 Michigan on BTN beginning at Noon ET.

Sunday, April 13    
#4/5 Michigan at Michigan State, Noon (BTN)
Penn State at Indiana, 1 p.m.
Purdue at Ohio State, 1 p.m.
#25/23 Northwestern at #14/14 Minnesota, 2 p.m.

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Minnesota Falls in National Championship Game

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Justin Kloos, Sam Warning, Taylor Cammarata and Hudson Fasching all scored for Minnesota while goalie Adam Wilcox stopped 41 shots, but it was not enough as the Gophers fell to Union 7-4 Saturday night in the NCAA championship game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Minnesota finished as the national runner-up for the seventh time in program history.

Saturday, April 12
Union 7, MINNESOTA 4 - RECAP | BOX SCORE

Saturday's Results

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Michigan 17, Illinois 9
The University of Michigan baseball team recorded season highs in both runs (17) and hits (23) and scored in seven innings in a 17-9 win at Illinois Saturday afternoon at Illinois Field. There were plenty of offensive stars for the Wolverines. Senior Cole Martin and freshman Johnny Slater had four hits apiece. Martin scored three runs, while Slater drove in a pair. Sophomore Jacob Cronenworth belted his first two home runs of the season and was 3-for-5 with three runs batted in and three runs scored. Freshman Carmen Benedetti was 3-for-4 with three doubles and four RBI. Junior Jackson Glines and junior Kyle Jusick had three hits apiece, with Jusick scoring four runs. RECAP

Nebraska 5, Minnesota 2
Nebraska senior Christian DeLeon went the distance for the second straight week on Saturday afternoon in a 5-2 win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers, securing a series win for the Huskers. Following a complete game against the Ohio State Buckeyes last weekend in Lincoln, DeLeon became the first Husker pitcher to notch consecutive complete games since Erik Bird threw back-to-back complete games against New Mexico and Baylor during the 2009 season. DeLeon allowed four hits on the afternoon, with only two coming after the second inning. The Richmond, Texas, native gave up a two-out solo home run to Bobby Juan in the second and then didn't allow another hit until Jordan Smith hit a one-out double in the ninth. DeLeon retired the Gophers in order in the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth innings. RECAP

Michigan State 7, Purdue 6 (Game 1); Michigan State 2, Purdue 1 (Game 2)
The Michigan State baseball team won a pair of one-run games, 7-6 and 2-1, to sweep a doubleheader from Purdue on Saturday afternoon at McLane Baseball Stadium. With the victories, MSU took two of three games from the Boilermakers on the weekend, improving to 20-13 overall and 5-4 in the Big Ten. The Spartans rode starting pitcher Cam Vieaux to a win in game two as the redshirt freshman tossed his first-career complete game, limiting the Boilermakers to just five hits. Vieaux finished with six strikeouts and no walks as he picked up his fifth win of the season. RECAP

Iowa 8, Northwestern 1 (Game 1); Iowa 5, Northwestern 0 (Game 2)
The University of Iowa baseball team swept a Saturday doubleheader at Northwestern to win its second Big Ten series of the season. The Hawkeyes pounded out 22 hits in the two games, posting an 8-1 victory in the opener before shutting out the Wildcats, 5-0, in the night cap. "It was a big doubleheader sweep today, and I couldn't be happier with how our guys bounced back after the tough loss last night," said UI head coach Rick Heller. "The guys were locked and played hard all day, a solid 18 innings and didn't commit an error." RECAP

Ohio State 7, Penn State 0
Greg Greve tossed a complete-game, four-hit shutout as the Ohio State baseball team topped Penn State 7-0 Saturday afternoon at Nick Swisher Field at Bill Davis Stadium. With the win, the Buckeyes improve to 20-15, 3-8 in the Big Ten, while the Nittany Lions drop to 17-15, 5-2 in conference play. "This was very important for us after losing seven-straight conference games," Ohio State head coach Greg Beals said. "We need to get back in good ways and Greve, our senior co-captain, grabbed the bull by the horns and shut them out. It's just what our ball club needed today." RECAP

Non-Conference Results
Indiana 11, Morehead State 3

Saturday's Softball Results

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Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin picked up wins on Saturday's Big Ten softball slate, with the Huskers and Badgers completing weekend series sweeps.

Saturday, April 12
Wisconsin 3, Illinois 2
Penn State 2, Indiana 1
#19/22 Nebraska 18, Iowa 0 (5 innings)
#4/5 Michigan 8, Michigan State 0 (5 innings)
#14/14 Minnesota 13, #25/23 Northwestern 5 (6 innings)
Ohio State 8, Purdue 0 (5 innings)

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Nine Big Ten Teams Conclude Spring Practice

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Nine Big Ten schools wrapped up spring practice on Saturday, with Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin holding spring games or final practice sessions. See below for short recaps for each school, along with links to full stories.

ILLINOIS: The Blue team turned two turnovers by the Orange into 14 points and held the Orange to less than 200 yards of offense on the way to a 38-7 win in the 2014 Spring Game on a sun-drenched day. Reilly O'Toole threw for two first-quarter touchdowns and Peter Bonahoom caught a game-high seven passes for 95 yards, but the story of the day was defense for the Blue as they racked up 16 tackles for loss, five sacks and an 89-yard interception return for a touchdown. For the full recap, click this link.

INDIANA: In front of 9,231 fans on a picturesque Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, the Cream earned a 24-14 victory over the Crimson in Indiana's annual Spring Game. Shane Wynn, Flo Hardin, Collin Rahrig and Bobby Richardson captained the victorious team. For the full recap, click this link.

MINNESOTA: Football was on display again at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, as Minnesota held its annual spring game in front of a crowd of about 5,000 fans. The game, which featured the offense against the defense, wrapped up the Gophers' spring practice schedule when began on March 4. The offense, adorned in gold jerseys, scored 19 points, while the white-clad defense recorded four sacks, two pass breakups and one interception. For the full recap, click this link.

NEBRASKA: I-back Imani Cross rushed for 100 yards and two scores, while Nebraska's four quarterbacks combined for 356 yards and three touchdowns, as the Red team won the annual Red/White Spring Game with a 55-46 victory Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The game featured a modified scoring system with points for both offensive and defensive plays, as the top units faced off against each other during the contest played in front of 61,772 fans. For the full recap, click this link.

NORTHWESTERN: It's been an eventful spring season for Northwestern, both on the field and off, so it's only fitting to cap the spring with a catch-all post from NUsports.com Skip Myslenski to set the record as straight as possible in both realms. For the full recap, click this link.

OHIO STATE: Bri'onte Dunn and Warren Ball ran for touchdowns to lead the Gray past the Scarlet 17-7 Saturday in Ohio State's annual spring game before a crowd of 61,058 at sunny Ohio Stadium. For the full recap, click this link.

PENN STATE: Spring arrived in Happy Valley in full force for the annual Penn State Blue-White Game presented by AAA, as an estimated 72,000 fans watched the Blue squad defeat the White squad, 37-0, inside a sun-drenched Beaver Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The crowd of 72,000 was third-largest in Blue-White Game history, trailing only 76,500 in 2009 and 73,000 in 2008. The temperature hit 70 degrees as the huge crowd took in Coach James Franklin's first Blue-White Game. For the full recap, click this link.

PURDUE: Keyante Green scored on a 4-yard run with 2:41 remaining Saturday afternoon, leading the Gold to a 12-7 victory against the Black in the Purdue football team's annual spring game in Ross-Ade Stadium. Returning starter Danny Etling engineered the 59-yard, game-winning drive, mixing several short passes with some running plays. For the full recap, click this link.

WISCONSIN: Austin Ramesh rushed for 71 yards in two quarters, and Jack Russell kicked two field goals to give the Cardinal a 6-0 victory over the White squad in the 2014 Wisconsin Football Spring Game. After a three-month break following the Capital One Bowl, the Badgers returned to action at Camp Randall Stadium for their annual spring game. For the full recap, click this link.

Saturday's NCAA Hockey Championship Schedule

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Minnesota, the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA Hockey Championship, will meet No. 1 seed Union Saturday evening in the championship game of the Frozen Four at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pa. The Gophers are seeking their sixth national title and first since 2003.

NCAA Championship Schedule: Saturday, April 12

FROZEN FOUR (Philadelphia, Pa.) 

No.1 MINNESOTA vs. No. 1 Union, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)

All times Eastern

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 33

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NCAA Individual Champions
At least 96 Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have been crowned NCAA individual champions during their career, which includes athletes in the sports of men's and women's cross country, men's and women's fencing, men's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's tennis, men's and women's track & field and wrestling. Men's track & field and wrestling have both produced over 20 national champion Medal of Honor winners.
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