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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

Weekly Award Wrap-Up

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Twenty-four Big Ten student-athletes in eight different sports collected awards from the conference office during the week of Nov. 18th. Below is the complete list of honorees.

Men's Basketball
Player of the Week - Adreian Payne, MSU
Freshman of the Week - Noah Vonleh, IND

Women's Basketball
Player of the Week - Amber Moore, ILL
Player of the Week Honor Roll - Aerial Powers, MSU; Rachel Theriot, NEB; Courtney Moses, PUR
Freshman of the Week - Aerial Powers, MSU

Football
Offensive Player of the Week - Carlos Hyde, OSU
Defensive Player of the Week - Ryan Shazier, OSU
Special Teams Player of the Week - Brendan Gibbons, MICH
Freshman of the Week - Corey Clement, WIS

Hockey
First Star - Joel Rumpel, WIS
Second Star - Michael Shibrowski, MINN
Third Star - Logan Davis, OSU

Men's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Derek Toomey, MINN
Diver of the Week - Andrew Cramer, NU
Freshman of the Week - Filip Bujoczek, PUR

Women's Swimming & Diving
Swimmer of the Week - Kierra Smith, MINN
Diver of the Week - Abby Grilli, IOWA
Freshman of the Week - Breanna Siwicki, MINN

Volleyball
Player of the Week - Kelsey Robinson, NEB
Defensive Player of the Week - Katie Slay, PSU
Setter of the Week - Mary Pollmiller, NEB
Freshman of the Week - Maddie Mayers, ILL

Wrestling
Wrestler of the Week - David Taylor, PSU

Friday's Schedule

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November 22nd
#15 WISCONSIN at #17 MICHIGAN STATE - 6:30 p.m.
#20 ILLINOIS at OHIO STATE - 7 p.m.
IOWA at INDIANA - 7 p.m.
#11 MINNESOTA at #18 MICHIGAN - 7 p.m.
#6 NEBRASKA at #25 PURDUE - 7 p.m.
NORTHWESTERN (rv) at #2 PENN STATE - 7 p.m.

All times are ET
All games are available on BTDN

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 11

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Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska) - Notched six solo tackles and one pass deflection in the Giants' 27-13 victory over the Packers

Pat Angerer, LB, Indianapolis Colts (Iowa) - Tallied nine tackles, including eight solo and one for loss, in the Colts' 30-27 victory over the Titans

Cliff Avril, DE, Seattle Seahawks (Purdue) - Recorded one sack, one forced fumble, one pass deflection and two tackles in Seattle's 41-20 win over Minnesota

Alan Ball, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Illinois) - Tallied three solo tackles and four pass deflections in the Jaguars' 27-14 loss to the Cardinals

Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos (Wisconsin) - Ran for two touchdowns in Denver's 27-17 defeat of Kansas City

Le'Veon Bell, RB, Pittsburgh Steelers (Michigan State) - Ran for 36 yards and caught four receptions for 52 yards in the Steelers' 37-27 victory over the Lions

Zack Bowman, CB, Chicago Bears (Nebraska)
- Recorded nine solo tackles in the Bears' 23-20 win over the Ravens

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue)
- Threw for 305 yards on 30-for-43 passing and one touchdown in the Saints' 23-20 win over the 49ers

Jonathan Casillas, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Wisconsin) - Totaled five tackles and one pass deflection in the Buccaneers' 41-28 win over the Falcons

Scott Chandler, TE, Buffalo Bills (Iowa) - Notched two receptions for 40 yards, averaging 20.0 yards per catch, in the Bills' 37-14 win over the Jets

Adrian Clayborn, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Iowa) -
Registered seven tackles, including two for loss, in the Bucs' 41-28 win over the Falcons

Jeff Cumberland, TE, New York Jets (Illinois) - Reeled in a touchdown reception in the Jets' 37-14 loss to the Bills

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska)
- Tallied a team-high nine tackles, including five solo, in Tampa Bay's 41-28 win over Atlanta

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) -
Posted five receptions for 71 yards, including a long of 33, in the Broncos' 27-17 victory over the Chiefs

Bradley Fletcher, CB, Philadelphia Eagles (Iowa)
- Posted six solo tackles, one interception and one pass deflection in Philadelphia's 24-16 win over Washington

Tedd Ginn, WR, Carolina Panthers (Ohio State)
- Recorded a touchdown reception in the Panthers' 24-20 win over the Patriots

Robbie Gould, PK, Chicago Bears (Penn State) - Made three field goals, including the game-winning 38-yarder in overtime, in Chicago's 23-20 win over Baltimore

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Reeled in seven catches for 136 yards, including a long of 42, and one touchdown in the Texans' 28-23 loss to the Raiders

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa) - Tallied six tackles, including one for loss, in the Vikings' 41-20 loss to the Seahawks

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan) - Registered nine tackles, including five solo and one for loss, in the Jet's 37-14 loss to the Bills

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Caught five passes for 65 yards in the Dolphins' 20-16 win over the Chargers

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Recorded six tackles and one sack in the Packers' 27-13 loss to the Giants

Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers (Ohio State) - Registered six tackles, including five solo, and two pass deflections in the Steelers' 37-27 win over the Lions

Micah Hyde, CB, Green Bay Packers (Iowa) - Notched six tackles, including five solo, in the Packers' 27-13 loss to the Giants

DeAndre Levy, LB, Detroit Lions (Wisconsin) - Led the team with 12 tackles and two pass deflections in Detroit's 37-27 loss to Pittsburgh

Matt McGloin, QB, Oakland Raiders (Penn State) - Threw for 197 yards on 18-of-32 passing and three touchdowns in Oakland's 28-23 defeat of Houston

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Illinois) - Rushed for a touchdown in the Cardinals' 27-14 defeat of the Jaguars

Mike Neal, DE, Green Bay Packers (Purdue) - Tallied one sack and two solo tackles in the Packers' 27-13 loss to the Giants

Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue) - Recorded a team-high nine tackles and two sacks in the Patriots' 24-20 loss to the Panthers

Domata Peko, DT, Cincinnati Bengals (Michigan State) - Totaled four tackles in the Bengals' 41-20 victory over the Browns

Shaun Phillips, DE, Denver Broncos (Purdue) - Notched 1.5 sacks, two pass deflections and 10 tackles in Denver's 27-17 win over Kansas City

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern) - Notched one interception, one pass deflection and four tackles in Oakland's 28-23 win over Houston

Kawann Short, DT, Carolina Panthers (Purdue) - Notched one forced fumble and two tackles in the Panthers' 24-20 win over the Patriots

Pierre Thomas, RB, New Orleans Saints (Illinois)
- Rushed for 49 yards and caught five passes for 35 yards in New Orleans' 23-20 win over San Francisco

Cameron Wake, DE, Miami Dolphins (Penn State) - Recorded four solo tackles and one sack in the Dolphins' 20-16 win over the Chargers

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Recorded two sacks and five solo tackles in Houston's 28-23 loss to Oakland

Donte Whitner, S, San Francisco 49ers (Ohio State) - Deflected two passes and recorded three solo tackles in the 49ers' 23-20 loss to the Saints

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) -
Threw for 230 yards on 13-of-18 passing and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' 41-20 win over Minnesota

Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders (Michigan) - Posted seven tackles, two forced fumbles and a pass deflection in Oakland's 28-23 defeat of Houston

Three Teams Recognized in Latest Top 25 Poll

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Top Drawer Soccer released its top 25 women's soccer poll, with three Big Ten teams receiving recognition. Nebraska led the way at No. 9, followed by No. 10 Michigan and No. 19 Penn State.

For the complete Top Drawer Soccer poll, click here.

Three Teams Ranked in Latest Top 25 Polls

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Three Big Ten men's soccer teams received recognition in the NSCAA/NCAA Coaches, Soccer America and Top Drawer Soccer top 25 polls, released on Tuesday.

In the coaches' poll, Michigan State checked in at No. 14, followed by No. 16 Penn State and No. 19 Wisconsin. Earning recognition for the Big Ten in the Soccer America poll was Penn State at No. 20. In the Top Drawer Soccer weekly poll, the Nittany Lions led the way at No. 15, followed by No. 16 Michigan State and No. 24 Wisconsin.

For the complete NSCAA/NCAA Coaches poll, click here.

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