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Friday's Schedule

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NCAA Championship Regional Semifinals
Florida State vs. #12 WISCONSIN - 5 p.m. (Champaign, Ill.)
MICHIGAN STATE vs. #2 PENN STATE - 5 p.m. (Lexington, Ky.)
PURDUE vs. #13 ILLINOIS - 7 p.m. (Champaign, Ill.)
#7 Stanford vs. #10 MINNESOTA - 7 p.m. (Lexington, Ky.)
#9 San Diego vs. #8 NEBRASKA - 8 p.m. (Lincoln, Neb.)

All times are ET
All matches are available on ESPN3

Penn State volleyball player Katie Slay has been named the Capital One Academic All-America of the Year, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). A communications sciences and disorders major with a 3.64 GPA, Slay is the fourth different Penn State volleyball player to be named as the Academic All-America of the Year and the first since Megan Hodge in 2009. Slay is a three-time All-Big Ten and academic All-Big Ten selection. Michigan State's Kristen Kelsay was also honored by CoSIDA, as she was named to the Academic All-America third team.

For the complete release from CoSIDA, click here.

Thirteen Big Ten men's soccer players were named to the NCAA Division I Men's All-Great Lakes Region team, including six on the first team.

Indiana's Jacob Bushue was a third-team selection after helping the Hoosiers win their 12th Big Ten Tournament Championship. He was also a second-team All-Big Ten pick. 

Tyler Arnone of Michigan was named to the first team after scoring two goals and collecting five assists. The Big Ten Midfielder of the Year was also a first-team All-Big Ten pick and was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.

Michigan State's Kevin Cope was a first-team all-region pick, Jay Chapman was a second-team selection and Tim Kreutz was named to the third team. Cope scored two goals and collected two assists, while Chapman tallied 18 points during the season, including three goals and eight assists. Kreutz started all 23 matches, scoring nine goals and tallying five assists. All three student-athletes earned first-team All-Big Ten honors. The Spartans advanced to the "Elite Eight" of the NCAA Tournament.

Northwestern's Joey Calistri was a named to the first team, Tyler Miller and Chris Ritter were second team selections and Nikko Boxall was a third-team all-region pick. Calistri led the Big Ten with 28 points, including 12 goals and four assists, while Miller posted eight shutouts. Ritter tallied five goals, including three game-winners, while Boxall contributed to a backline that helped the Wildcats post nine shutouts.

Andrew Wolverton of Penn State was a first-team all-region choice after collecting 76 saves and posting eight shutouts. The Big Ten Goalkeeper of the Year led the Nittany Lions to the Big Ten Championship and the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament.

Wisconsin's AJ Cochran and Tomislav Zadro were both named to the Great Lakes All-Region first team, while Nick Janus was a third-team selection. Cochran, the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, anchored a backline that helped Wisconsin shut out seven opponents, and he also scored three goals. Zadro was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year after scoring four goals and collecting eight assists, while Janus scored nine goals and recorded three assists. The Badgers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

First Team
Tyler Arnone, MICH
Kevin Cope, MSU
Joey Calistri, NU
Andrew Wolverton, PSU
AJ Cochran, WIS
Tomislav Zadro, WIS

Second Team
Jay Chapman, MSU
Tyler Miller, NU
Chris Ritter, NU

Third Team
Jacob Bushue, IND
Tim Kreutz, MSU
Nikko Boxall, NU
Nick Janus, WIS

Big Ten in the NFL - Week 14

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Mike Adams, S, Denver Broncos (Ohio State) - Recorded six tackles, including five solo, in Denver's 51-28 defeat of Tennessee

Prince Amukamara, CB, New York Giants (Nebraska)
- Notched six tackles, including five solo, in the Giants' 37-14 loss to the Chargers

Alan Ball, CB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Illinois) -
Posted four tackles, an interception and a pass deflection in the Jaguars' 27-20 win over the Texans

Montee Ball, RB, Denver Broncos (Wisconsin) -
Rushed the ball 15 times for 77 yards and one touchdown in Denver's 51-28 win over Tennessee

NaVorro Bowman, LB, San Francisco 49ers (Penn State)
- Led the team with nine tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in San Francisco's 19-17 win over Seattle

Zack Bowman, CB, Chicago Bears (Nebraska) -
Recorded eight tackles and one pass deflection in Chicago's 45-28 win over Dallas

Tom Brady, QB, New England Patriots (Michigan)
- Threw for 418 yards on 32-for-52 passing and two touchdowns in the Patriots' 27-26 victory over the Browns

Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans Saints (Purdue) - Threw for 313 yards on 30-of-42 passing and four touchdowns in New Orleans' 31-13 win over Carolina

Lavonte David, LB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nebraska) - Led the team with nine tackles, two interceptions, two pass deflections and one sack in Tampa Bay's 27-6 win over Buffalo

Eric Decker, WR, Denver Broncos (Minnesota) - Caught eight passes for 117 yards and a touchdown in Denver's 51-28 win over Tennessee

William Gholston, DE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Michigan State)
- Notched four tackles, including one for loss, 1.5 sacks and one pass deflection in the Bucs' 26-6 victory over the Bills

Robbie Gould, PK, Chicago Bears (Penn State) - Scored 13 points, including three field goals and four extra-points in Chicago's 45-28 win over Dallas

Garrett Graham, TE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Caught eight passes for 73 yards and one touchdown in Houston's 27-20 loss to Jacksonville

Shonn Greene, RB, Tennessee Titans (Iowa) - Rushed for 46 yards and two touchdowns in the Titans' 51-28 loss to the Broncos

Chad Greenway, LB, Minnesota Vikings (Iowa)
- Registered 11 tackles, an interception and a pass deflection in the Vikings' 29-26 loss to the Ravens

Tamba Hali, LB, Kansas City (Penn State) - Recorded six tackles, including five solo, in the Chiefs' 45-10 win over the Redskins

David Harris, LB, New York Jets (Michigan) - Led the team with eight tackles, including five solo, in the Jets' 37-27 win over the Raiders

Brian Hartline, WR, Miami Dolphins (Ohio State) - Caught five passes for 51 yards and one touchdown in Miami's 34-28 win over Pittsburgh

A.J. Hawk, LB, Green Bay Packers (Ohio State) - Notched four tackles and one pass deflection in the Packers' 22-21 win over the Falcons

Chad Henne, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Michigan) - Passed for two touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Jaguars' 27-20 defeat of the Texans

Cameron Heyward, DE, Pittsburgh Steelers (Ohio State) - Notched a team-high 10 tackles, including seven solo, one sack and one pass deflection in Pittsburgh's 34-28 loss to Miami

Santonio Holmes, WR, New York Jets (Ohio State) - Caught three passes for 55 yards in the Jets' 37-27 victory over the Raiders

Micah Hyde, CB, Green Bay Packers (Iowa) - Tallied five tackles, including four solo, in Green Bay's 22-21 victory over Atlanta

Malcolm Jenkins, S, New Orleans Saints (Ohio State) - Registered nine tackles, including six solo, in the Saints' 31-13 win over the Panthers

Ryan Kerrigan, LB, Washington Redskins (Purdue) - Notched eight tackles, including seven solo, in the Redskins' 45-10 loss to the Chiefs

James Laurinaitis, LB, St. Louis Rams (Ohio State) - Recorded five tackles and one pass deflection in the Rams' 30-10 loss to the Cardinals

Sean Lee, LB, Dallas Cowboys (Penn State) - Tallied six tackles in the Cowboys' 45-28 loss to the Bears

Keshawn Martin, WR, Houston Texans (Michigan State) - Notched four receptions, including a touchdown catch, in Houston's 27-20 loss to Jacksonville

Matt McGloin, QB, Oakland Raiders (Penn State) - Threw for 245 yards on 18-of-31 passing and two touchdowns in the Raider's 37-27 loss to the Jets

Rashard Mendenhall, RB, Arizona Cardinals (Illinois) - Ran for 41 yards and a touchdown in Arizona's 30-10 defeat of St. Louis

Brandon Meyers, TE, New York Giants (Iowa) - Reeled in four passes and a touchdown reception in the Giants' 37-14 loss to the Chargers

Mike Neal, DE, Green Bay Packers (Purdue) - Recorded one forced fumble and one tackle in Green Bay's 22-21 win over Atlanta

Rob Ninkovich, DL, New England Patriots (Purdue) - Registered seven tackles and one sack in the Patriots' 27-26 win over the Browns

Bernard Pollard, S, Tennessee Titans (Purdue) - Totaled seven solo tackles and three pass deflections in Tennessee's 51-28 loss to Denver

Paul Posluszny, LB, Jacksonville Jaguars (Penn State) - Recorded a team-high 13 tackles, including 10 solo, in Jacksonville's 27-20 defeat of Houston

Andrew Quarless, TE, Green Bay Packers (Penn State) - Caught six passes for 66 yards and one touchdown in Green Bay's 22-21 win over Atlanta

Nick Roach, LB, Oakland Raiders (Northwestern) - Led the team with nine tackles, including eight solo, one forced fumble and one pass deflection in the Raiders' 37-27 loss to the Jets

Marcus Sherels, CB, Minnesota Vikings (Minnesota) - Tallied five tackles, an interception and a pass deflection in the Vikings' 29-26 loss to Baltimore

Ndamukong Suh, DT, Detroit Lions (Nebraska) - Registered a team-high 10 tackles, including seven solo, in Detroit's 34-20 loss to Philadelphia

Cameron Wake, DE, Miami Dolphins (Penn State) - Recorded three solo tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in the Dolphins' 34-28 win over the Steelers

J.J. Watt, DE, Houston Texans (Wisconsin) - Registered three solo tackles and one pass deflection in Houston's 27-29 loss to Jacksonville

Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks (Wisconsin) - Threw for 199 yards on 15-of-25 passing and one touchdown in the Seahawks' 19-17 loss to the 49ers

Charles Woodson, S, Oakland Raiders (Michigan) - Notched five tackles, including four solo, in the Raiders' 37-27 loss to the Jets

Big Ten Reels in AVCA Regional Awards

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Big Ten volleyball standouts collected numerous AVCA Division I Regional Awards on Tuesday, with 31 players earning All-Region honors and two coaches tabbed Coach of the Year in their respective region. Big Ten student-athletes made up all 14 spots on the North Region team, while conference players took 12 of the 14 spots on the Northeast Region team and five were named honorable mention selections. Minnesota head coach Hugh McCutcheon earned North Region Coach of the Year recognition, while Penn State's Russ Rose took home Northeast Region Coach of the Year honors. Freshmen Kadie Rolfzen of Nebraska and Lauren Carlini of Wisconsin were tabbed Freshman of the Year in the North and Northeast Regions, respectively. Nebraska and Penn State led the way with five honorees each, while Purdue had four. The complete list of Big Ten standouts that garnered All-Region recognition can be found below.

Jennifer Cross, MICH
Lexi Dannemiller, MICH
Molly Toon, MICH
Alexis Mathews, MSU
Kori Moster, MSU
Lauren Wicinski, MSU
Tori Dixon, MINN
Adrianna Nora, MINN
Ashley Wittman, MINN
Meghan Haggerty, NEB
Mary Pollmiller, NEB
Kelsey Robinson, NEB
Kadie Rolfzen, NEB
Stephanie Holthus, NU

Honorable Mention: Cecilia Hall, NEB; Caleigh Ryan, NU
Freshman of the Year: Kadie Rolfzen, NEB
Coach of the Year: Hugh McCutcheon, MINN

Jennifer Beltran, ILL
Jocelynn Birks, ILL
Kaitlyn Leary, OSU
Nia Grant, PSU
Micha Hancock, PSU
Deja McClendon, PSU
Ariel Scott, PSU
Katie Slay, PSU
KiKi Jones, PUR
Val Nichol, PUR
Lauren Carlini, WIS
Ellen Chapman, WIS

Honorable Mention: Liz McMahon, ILL; Carly Cramer and Catherine Rebarchak, PUR
Freshman of the Year: Lauren Carlini, WIS
Coach of the Year: Russ Rose, PSU

For the full list of regional award winners, click HERE

2013 Big Ten Field Hockey Season in Review

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The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2013 field hockey season highlighted by two teams earning bids to the NCAA Field Hockey Championship. Northwestern and Penn State were crowned Big Ten co-Champions and Michigan State won the Big Ten Tournament title.

NCAA Bound: Two Big Ten teams competed in the NCAA Field Hockey Championships, as Michigan State and Penn State earned berths in the field. The Spartans participated in a play-in game and upset second-seeded Syracuse in the first round, before falling in the quarterfinals to eventual national champion Connecticut. The Nittany Lions lost a heartbreaker to Princeton in the opening round. For more on the NCAA Tournament, click HERE.

We Are The Champions: Northwestern and Penn State ended the regular season with matching 5-1 conference marks to finish the year as Big Ten co-Champions. The crown marked the second in a row for the Nittany Lions and seventh overall. The Big Ten Championship was the sixth for the Wildcats and first since 1994. For the complete releases, click HERE and HERE.

Tournament Titans: Third-seeded Michigan State claimed the Big Ten Tournament Championship on Sunday, Nov. 10th. The Spartans defeated fifth-seeded Iowa, 3-2, in the title match. The crown marked Michigan State's fourth Big Ten Tournament title and first since 2009. Spartan Abby Barker was tabbed Tournament MVP. For more on the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament, click HERE.

Where We Rank: Four Big Ten field hockey teams appeared in the final Penn Monto/NFHCA Coaches Poll. Penn State came in at No. 9, followed by No. 17 Northwestern, No. 19 Iowa and No. 20 Michigan State. For the complete poll, click HERE.

And The Awards Go To: The Big Ten Conference announced its 2013 field hockey All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners on Nov. 7, with Iowa, Michigan Northwestern and Penn State collecting individual honors. Wolverine Rachael Mack was tabbed Player of the Year, and was a unanimous selection for Offensive Player of the Year. Nittany Lion Brittany Grzywacz was a unanimous pick for Defensive Player of the Year. Hawkeye Stephanie Norlander picked up Freshman of the Year accolades and Wildcat head coach Tracey Fuchs earned Coach of the Year recognition. For the complete release, click HERE.

All-America Honors: Nine Big Ten field hockey players were tabbed 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Americans. Big Ten Player of the Year Rachael Mack of Michigan was tabbed a first-team selection, while Iowa's Natalie Cafone, Northwestern's Nikki Parsley, and Penn State's Laura Gebhart and Brittany Grzywacz were second-team picks. Indiana's Audra Heilman, Iowa's Dani Hemeon, Michigan State's Abby Barker and Northwestern's Tara Puffenberger claimed third-team honors. For more on the Longstreth/NFHCA All-Americans, click HERE.

Regional Recognition: Twenty-one Big Ten field hockey players were named to the 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA All-Region Teams. Thirteen student-athletes were tabbed first-team selections, led by Big Ten co-champions Northwestern and Penn State with three honorees each. The full list of conference players named to the All-Region Teams can be found HERE.

Best in the West: Michigan's Rachael Mack was named the 2013 Longstreth/NFHCA West Region Player of the Year. The Wolverine captain posted a career-high 21 goals, six assists and 48 points to lead the Big Ten and rank third nationally with a 1.05 goal-per-game average. She posted two hat tricks and netted seven game-winning goals this season. For the full release, click HERE.

Final National Stats: Numerous Big Ten standouts appeared among the top 25 of the final NCAA statistical leaders of 2013, including eight in the top 10. Iowa's Natalie Cafone led the nation in points per game, while Michigan's Rachael Mack was third. Penn State's Laura Gebhart finished third in assists per game.  Below is a complete list of Big Ten student-athletes in the top 25, which includes eight in the top 10. For the complete lists, click HERE.

Head of the Class: Following the conclusion of the fall season, the Big Ten recognized a total of 869 fall sports student-athletes who have been named to the Academic All-Conference team, which included 74 field hockey players. To be eligible for Academic All-Big Ten selection, student-athletes must be letterwinners who are in at least their second academic year at their institution and carry a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. At least 20 student-athletes maintained unblemished cumulative GPAs, including field hockey players Hannah Boyer of Indiana and Haley Kerstetter of Penn State. For the complete Academic All-Big Ten release, click here.

The 2013 NSCAA/NCAA Division I Women's All-America Teams were announced, with four Big Ten women's soccer players earning accolades. Michigan's Nkem Ezurike received a first-team nod, while Nebraska's Ari Romero, Michigan's Meghan Toohey and Penn State's Maya Hayes were second-team All-Americans.

Romero started all 23 games and helped the Cornhuskers claim the Big Ten Championship and the Big Ten Tournament title. She was named the Defensive Player of the Tournament and was selected to the All-Tournament Team. The Big Ten Defender of the Year helped Nebraska finish its season with a 19-4-1 record.

Ezurike ranked third in the Big Ten with 38 points, including a team-high 14 goals and 10 assists, and was a first-team All-Big Ten choice. Toohey scored six goals and added four assists, earning All-Big Ten first team plaudits. The Wolverines reached the "Elite Eight" of the NCAA Tournament and finished with an 18-4-1 mark.

Hayes, a first-team All-Big Ten selection, earned All-America honors for the third time in her career. She ranked second in the Big Ten after concluding the season with 19 goals and six assists. She helped the Nittany Lions lead the Big Ten in goals (60), assists (55), shots (419) and points (175). Penn State advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished its season with a 15-7-1 mark.


Sunday's Result

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NCAA Championship Second Round
MICHIGAN STATE def. #15 Kentucky, 3-1

Sunday's Schedule

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NCAA Championship Second Round
MICHIGAN STATE vs. #15 Kentucky - 4 p.m. ET (Lexington, Ky.)

Saturday's Results

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NCAA Championship First Round
MICHIGAN STATE def. Ohio, 3-0

NCAA Championship Second Round
#13 ILLINOIS def. Marquette, 3-1
#10 MINNESOTA def. Colorado, 3-2
#8 NEBRASKA def. Oregon, 3-0
#2 PENN STATE def. Utah, 3-0
PURDUE def. #4 Missouri, 3-1
#12 WISCONSIN def. California, 3-0

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