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MXC: Wisconsin's Byrne Named Great Lakes Coach of the Year

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Wisconsin head coach Mick Byrne has been named the Great Lakes region Men's Coach of the Year, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association announced today. Byrne coached the Badgers to their eighth consecutive Great Lakes regional title last weekend, punching their ticket to next week's NCAA Championships.

The award marks the second Coach of the Year honor for Byrne after he helped Wisconsin to its 12th-straight Big Ten Championships title, reeling in the conference's Coach of the Year award. The regional award is his first since 2008.

MXC: In the Polls

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Four Big Ten men's cross country teams appear in the final USTFCCCA rankings before next week's NCAA Championships. After winning the Great Lakes regional, Wisconsin moves up to No. 4 in the poll, followed by Indiana at No. 13, Minnesota at No. 23 and Penn State at No. 26. All four teams will travel to Terre Haute, Ind., for the championships next Monday.

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Big Ten men's cross country concluded NCAA Regional competition on Saturday with Indiana and Wisconsin earning automatic berths to the NCAA Championships. The Badgers took first place in the Great Lakes regional, while the Hoosiers took second. Iowa's Jeff Thode, Michigan's Craig Forys and Michigan State's Patrick Grosskopf all earned individual berths to the national race. Minnesota and Penn State were two of the 13 teams to earn at-large berths to the championships.

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XC: NCAA Regionals Preview

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Big Ten cross country travels to NCAA Regionals this weekend, with all 10 conference squads looking for berths to the NCAA Championships. Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin head to the Great Lakes Regional in Rochester, Mich., while Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota travel to the Midwest Regional in Peoria, Ill. Penn State will host the Mid-Atlantic Regional in University Park, Pa.

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MXC: Weekend Schedule

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NOVEMBER 5

#12 Indiana at Hoosier Invitational - Bloomington, Ind.
#24 Minnesota at St. John's Fall Finale - Collegeville, Minn.

MXC: In the Polls

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Wisconsin, Indiana, Minnesota and Penn State have all earned rankings in the latest USTFCCCA men's cross country coaches' poll. After winning their 12th consecutive Big Ten title last weekend, the Badgers have cracked the top five, checking in at No. 5. The Hoosiers appear at No. 12 in the poll, while the Golden Gophers jump to No. 24 and the Nittany Lions hold No. 26. Michigan State and Ohio State are receiving votes in this week's rankings.

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MXC: Wisconsin Sweeps Big Ten Postseason Awards

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After earning its 12th consecutive Big Ten Championships title, the Wisconsin men's cross country team has swept the conference's postseason awards, it was announced on Tuesday. Senior Landon Peacock takes home Athlete of the Year honors, while head coach Mick Byrne receives Coach of the Year accolades and Andrew Shields earns Freshman of the Year status. The conference also announced 10 Sportsmanship Award Honorees, recognizing one student-athlete from each team who distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior.

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MXC: Wisconsin Wins 12th Consecutive Big Ten Title

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The Wisconsin men's cross country team placed four runners in the top 10 to earn its 12th consecutive and 44th overall Big Ten Championships title on its home course on Sunday. Landon Peacock took top honors, finishing the eight-kilometer race in 23:41 to pace the Badgers. Wisconsin finished with 28 team points, followed by Indiana with 75 and Minnesota with 101.

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MXC: 2010 Big Ten Cross Country Championships Preview

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With each of the last 11 Big Ten Men's Cross Country Championships under its belt, Wisconsin welcomes the nine other conference teams to Zimmer Championship Cross Country Course for the 2010 Championships on Sunday. The eight-kilometer race is set to begin at 11:45 a.m. CT.

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The Big Ten Network will once again provide coverage of all three Big Ten fall championships, including live broadcasts during the 2010 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament and Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament and delayed coverage of the Big Ten Cross Country Championships.

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