100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 30

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Ohio State's Jerry Lucas (1963, basketball)
Lucas, who received the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1963, was the leading scorer and rebounder on Ohio State's 1960 NCAA Championship team. He was a two-time National Player of the Year, three-time first-team consensus All-American and three-time Big Ten MVP. During his college career, the Buckeyes posted a 78-6 record and won three Big Ten titles. Lucas led the nation in field goal shooting for three consecutive years and still holds Ohio State's career records in field goal percentage (.624), free throws made (438) and rebounds (1,411). The Middletown, Ohio, native was also the youngest player on the USA Basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics. During his 11 seasons in the NBA, Lucas was a seven-time All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1980 and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Lucas was the first men's basketball player to have his number retired at Ohio State.

Tuesday's Results

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Iowa 5, Kansas 3
Central Michigan 10, Michigan State 1
Nebraska 4, Creighton 2
Northwestern 12, Valparaiso 5
Ohio State 8, Eastern Michigan 1
Penn State 8, West Virginia 4
Louisville 3, Purdue 1 (10)

Tuesday's Softball Results

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Minnesota recorded a road sweep at Iowa, and Michigan recorded a run-ruled win over Western Michigan on Tuesday's Big Ten softball slate.

Tuesday, April 8    
#14/14 Minnesota 2, Iowa 0 (Game One)
#14/14 Minnesota 7, Iowa 0 (Game Two)
#4/5 Michigan 8, Western Michigan 0 (5 innings)
Nebraska-Omaha 3, #19/22 Nebraska 2

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches

Tuesday's Schedule

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Illinois at Eastern Illinois, 7 p.m.
Evansville at Indiana, 6 p.m.
Kansas at Iowa, 7 p.m., BTDN
Central Michigan at Michigan State, 3 p.m.
Nebraska at Creighton, 7:30 p.m.
Valparaiso at Northwestern, 4 p.m., BTDN
Eastern Michigan at Ohio State, 6:30 p.m.
West Virginia at Penn State, 6:30 p.m.
Louisville at Purdue, 5 p.m., BTDN

All times are ET and schedule subject to change

Tuesday's Softball Schedule

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Four games are on Tuesday's Big Ten softball schedule, including Iowa hosting Minnesota in a doubleheader on BTN.

Tuesday, April 8    
#14/14 Minnesota at Iowa, 4 p.m. (BTN)
Western Michigan at #4/5 Michigan, 6 p.m.
#14/14 Minnesota at Iowa, 6 p.m. (BTN)
Nebraska-Omaha at #19/22 Nebraska, 6 p.m.

All times Eastern
Rankings are USA Softball/NFCA Coaches
 

Big Ten Softball in the Polls

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In the latest national polls, four Big Ten softball teams appeared among the top 25 of the NFCA Coaches poll, while four conference squads received top 25 nods in the USA Softball ballot. In the coaches' poll, Michigan and Minnesota remained at No. 5 and No. 14, respectively, followed by No. 22 Nebraska and No. 23 Northwestern. In the USA Softball ballot, Michigan improved to No. 4, followed by 14th-ranked Minnesota, No. 19 Nebraska and No. 25 Northwestern.

Michigan is riding a 15-game winning streak, and will host Western Michigan on Tuesday before opening a three-game series against Michigan State in Ann Arbor, Mich., this weekend. Minnesota will visit Iowa for a doubleheader tonight before welcoming Northwestern to Minneapolis for a weekend series. Nebraska will take on Nebraska-Omaha on Tuesday and challenge Northern Iowa on Wednesday. The Huskers will host Iowa in Big Ten action this weekend.  

Penn State Appears in USTFCCCA Poll

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The Penn State women's outdoor track & field team is ranked No. 14 in the latest USTFCCCA poll, which was released on Tuesday. The Nittany Lions moved up three spots from the preseason rankings.

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Three Big Ten Men's Outdoor Track & Field teams are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Wisconsin leads conference squads, coming in at No. 6. Nebraska checks in at No. 14 and Penn State is ranked No. 20.

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100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 29

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Penn State's Helen Holloway (1994, basketball)
A 1994 recipient of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Holloway led Penn State to its first Big Ten Championship in her senior season. She guided the Lady Lions to four NCAA Tournament appearances, tallying 1,022 points and 598 rebounds in her career. Holloway was a two-time All-Big Ten selection and was tabbed the Atlantic 10 Freshman of the Year in 1991. She was named to the NCAA Midwest All-Region team in 1994 and is tied for most rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game in Lady Lion history with 16.

Monday's Result

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Indiana 5, Iowa 3
After being shut down for the first seven innings, No. 23 Indiana saw their bats come alive to plate five runs in the eighth inning and come away with a 5-3 victory on Monday afternoon at Duane Banks Field. Evan Bell pitched three innings of two hit, scoreless relief to improve to 2-0 this season and Brad Hartong delivered the go-ahead 2-run double in the decisive eighth inning. Earlier in the inning, Sam Travis came up with his second hit of the day to plate Casey Rodrigue from third base to tie the game. Dating back to the end of the 2013 regular season, when Indiana won the last two regular season games at Ohio State, the Hoosiers have now won eight straight conference road games. RECAP
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