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Two Teams Ranked in Lastest Top 25 Poll

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Two Big Ten men's soccer teams received recognition in the latest Top Drawer Soccer top 25 poll. Penn State checked in at No. 13, while Michigan State followed at No. 14.

Both teams will play in the third round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. At 1 p.m. ET, Michigan State will face Georgetown, while Penn State will play New Mexico at 7 p.m. ET.

For the complete Top Drawer Soccer poll, click here.

Purdue's Cody Webster Tabbed Finalist for Ray Guy Award

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Purdue's Cody Webster has been named a finalist for the 2013 Ray Guy Award, honoring the nation's top punter. Webster is currently tied for first in the conference in punting, averaging 43.5 yards per punt. The winner of the Guy Award will be announced live on ESPN on Dec. 12. Three Big Ten punters have earned the honor since first awarded in 2000, with Ohio State's B.J. Sander the last in 2003.  


Ohio State's Shazier Named Finalist for Butkus Award

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Ohio State's Ryan Shazier was named a finalist for the Butkus Award, given annually to the nation's outstanding linebacker. Shazier currently leads the Big Ten in tackles and tackles for loss. The junior averages 9.8 stops per game and has totaled 19.5 tackles for loss this season. He is also first in fumbles forced (4) and tied for seventh in sacks (5.5). Nine standouts from current Big Ten schools have claimed the Butkus Award, most recently when the Buckeyes James Laurinaitis was honored in 2007. The Butkus Award is named for former Illinois linebacker Dick Butkus, who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979 following an illustrious career with the Chicago Bears.


Eight Volleyball Teams Ranked in AVCA Top 25

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Eight Big Ten volleyball squads are ranked in the AVCA Division I Coaches poll, released on Monday. Penn State stays at No. 2 for the sixth straight week, while Nebraska joins the Nittany Lions in the top 10 at No. 10. Minnesota comes in at No. 11, followed by No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 18 Illinois, No. 19 Michigan State, No. 20 Purdue and No. 23 Michigan.

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Saturday's Results

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November 23rd
#11 MINNESOTA def. #17 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-1
#25 PURDUE def. IOWA, 3-1
#6 NEBRASKA def. INDIANA, 3-0
#15 WISCONSIN def. #18 MICHIGAN, 3-2
#2 PENN STATE def. #20 ILLINOIS, 3-1
OHIO STATE def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-0


NCAA Cross Country Championships Results

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Three Big Ten men's cross country teams raced in the NCAA Cross Country Championships on Saturday, with two teams earning top 10 finishes. Indiana, which was paced by Evan Esselink (30:51.9) and Jason Crist (30:53.9), placed eighth with 306 points. Wisconsin finished ninth with 326 points and was led by Big Ten Athlete of the Year Malachy Schrobilgen (30:39.1) and Alex Brill (30:50.6). Michigan was paced by Mason Ferlic (30:32.8) and Mark Beams (31:13.2), finishing 21st with 433 points. Ferlic was the first Big Ten finisher at the championships, placing 22nd individually.

Six women's cross country squads competed in the NCAA Cross Country Championships, with two teams finishing in the top 10. Michigan finished fourth with 215 points and was led by Big Ten Athlete of the Year Erin Finn (20:40.3) and Shannon Osika (20:56.6). Finn was the first Big Ten finisher at the championships, placing 30th individually. Michigan State, which was paced by Leah O'Connor (20:49.1) and Rachele Schulist (20:53.9), placed sixth with 236 points. Minnesota placed 20th at the competition with 406 points and was led by Laura Docherty (20:58.2) and Maggie Bollig (21:22.4). Wisconsin's Emma-Lisa Murphy (20:42.8) and Sarah Disanza (21:20.5) helped the Badgers place 21st with 489 points. Penn State finished 25th with 640 points and was led by Emily Giannotti (21:23.2) and Leigha Anderson (21:38.5). Indiana's Samantha Ginther (21:13.8) and Amanda Behnke (21:33.9) helped the Hoosiers place 26th with 673 points.

For official men's results, click here.

For official women's results, click here.

Saturday's Schedule

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November 23rd
#11 MINNESOTA at #17 MICHIGAN STATE - 6:30 p.m.
IOWA at #25 PURDUE - 7 p.m.
#6 NEBRASKA at INDIANA - 7 p.m., BTDN
#15 WISCONSIN at #18 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m., BTDN
#20 ILLINOIS at #2 PENN STATE - 7:30 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN (rv) at OHIO STATE - 8:30 p.m.

All times are ET

Friday's Results

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November 22nd
#15 WISCONSIN def. #17 MICHIGAN STATE, 3-1
#20 ILLINOIS def. OHIO STATE, 3-1
IOWA def. INDIANA, 3-2
#11 MINNESOTA def. #18 MICHIGAN, 3-0
#25 PURDUE def. #6 NEBRASKA, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. NORTHWESTERN (rv), 3-1


Ten Teams Earn NSCAA Team Academic Award

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Ten Big Ten women's soccer programs were awarded the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Thursday. This award is given to college and high school soccer programs that excel in the classroom and on the field. The Big Ten's representation is listed below. Earning the honor for both their men's and women's soccer teams were Indiana, Northwestern and Penn State.

Illinois - 3.49 GPA
Indiana - 3.42 GPA
Iowa - 3.27 GPA
Minnesota - 3.48 GPA
Nebraska - 3.57 GPA
Northwestern - 3.33 GPA
Ohio State - 3.25 GPA
Penn State - 3.22 GPA
Purdue - 3.20 GPA
Wisconsin - 3.11 GPA

Four Teams Receive NSCAA Team Academic Award

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Four Big Ten men's soccer teams earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 2012-13 academic year, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Thursday. This award recognizes college and high school soccer programs that have excelled in the classroom, in addition to their work on the field. The Big Ten's representation is listed below. Earning the honor for both their men's and women's soccer teams were Indiana, Northwestern and Penn State.

Indiana - 3.00 GPA
Michigan State - 3.13 GPA
Northwestern - 3.26 GPA
Penn State - 3.12 GPA