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100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 4

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A number of Big Ten Medal of Honor winners went on to become legendary coaches in their respective sports, including Bernie Biermann (Minnesota, 1916), who coached the Gophers to five national championships in football; Fritz Crisler (Chicago, 1922), longtime football coach and director of athletics at Michigan; John Wooden (Purdue, 1932), who led UCLA to a record 10 NCAA basketball titles; Bud Wilkinson (Minnesota, 1937), coach of Oklahoma football teams that won three national titles and compiled a 47-game winning streak; John Kundla (Minnesota, 1939), the first coach of the NBA's Minneapolis Lakers and later coach of the Gophers; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (Northwestern, 1986), and Tony Dungy (Minnesota, 1977), the first African-American coach to win a Super Bowl while with the Indianapolis Colts.

Ten Big Ten Standouts Named NABC All-District

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The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) released its All-District Teams on Wednesday, with 10 Big Ten standouts being named to the District 7 first and second Teams.

The list of Big Ten players garnering All-District recognition is below:

District 7
First Team
Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Terran Pettaway, Nebraska
Gary Harris, Michigan State
Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana

Second Team
Adreian Payne, Michigan State
Drew Crawford, Northwestern
D.J. Newbill, Penn State
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Keith Appling, Michigan State

The 2014 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament will tip-off from Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday with four quarterfinal contests.


Eleven Big Ten players and coaches from seven different schools were named All-District selections by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) on Tuesday, including a pair of individual award winners.

Michigan's Nik Stauskas was named the District V Player of the Year, while Wolverine head coach John Beilein was tabbed the district's Coach of the Year.

Below is a full list of Big Ten All-District honorees, according to the USBWA.

DISTRICT V

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Nik Stauskas, Michigan

COACH OF THE YEAR
John Beilein, Michigan

Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Gary Harris, Michigan State
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Caris LeVert, Michigan
Adreian Payne, Michigan State
Nik Stauskas, Michigan

DISTRICT VI
Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa
Terran Petteway, Nebraska


Four Teams Ranked in Top 25

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The Associated Press (AP) and USA Today Coaches polls were released on Monday, and the Big Ten was represented with four teams among the top 25 of both ballots. In the AP poll, Michigan was ranked No. 8, followed by No. 12 Wisconsin, No. 22 Michigan State and No. 24 Ohio State. In the coaches' ballot, Michigan was ranked No. 9, followed by No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 22 Michigan State and No. 24 Ohio State. Iowa and Nebraska received votes in both polls.

Sunday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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On the final day of the regular season, Northwestern will travel to Purdue, Ohio State will welcome #22/22 Michigan State, Minnesota will host Penn State and Nebraska will entertain #9/11 Wisconsin.

Sunday, March 9
Northwestern at Purdue, Noon (BTN)
#22/22 Michigan State at Ohio State, 4:30 p.m. (CBS)
Penn State at Minnesota, 5:15 p.m. (BTN)
#9/11 Wisconsin at Nebraska, 7:30 p.m. (BTN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Saturday's Men's Basketball Results

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On Saturday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, Michigan defeated Indiana at Crisler Center, while Illinois posted a road win at Iowa.

Saturday, March 8
Illinois 66, #24/25 Iowa 63
#12/12 Michigan 84, Indiana 80

Rankings: AP/USA Today Coaches

Stauskas, Harris Named Wooden Award Finalists

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Michigan's Nik Stauskas and Michigan State's Gary Harris were named finalists for the John R. Wooden Award, recognizing the top men's college basketball player in the nation.

Stauskas leads the Wolverines with 17.3 points per game, while averaging 3.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest. He has set new career bests in 11 stat categories this season.

Harris has scored 20 or more points 10 times this season and is the second highest scorer in the Big Ten, averaging 17.7 points per game. Harris is also third in the Big Ten in steals (2.0 spg).

Stauskas and Harris were both named finalists for the Wooden Award despite not being named to the Midseason Top 25.

All balloted players have proven to their universities that they are making progress toward graduation and are maintaining at least a cumulative 2.0 GPA. The John R. Wooden Award Player of the Year will be announced during the Final Four Weekend in North Texas.



The Wooden Award All American Team, consisting of the nation's top 10 players, will be announced the week of the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament after voting by nearly 1,000 media members between March 12-24 and through the fan voting site.

Thursday's Men's Basketball Results

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On Thursday's men's basketball slate, Penn State defeated Northwestern and Michigan State pulled away from Iowa. The Spartans secured a bye in the first round of next week's Big Ten Tournament.

Thursday, March 6

Penn State 59, Northwestern 32
#22/22 Michigan State 86, #24/25 Iowa 76

Rankings: AP/USA Today Coaches

Thursday's Men's Basketball Schedule

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On Thursday's Big Ten men's basketball slate, Northwestern will host Penn State, while Michigan State will entertain Iowa.

Thursday, March 6
Penn State at Northwestern, 7 p.m. (ESPNU)
#24/25 Iowa at #22/22 Michigan State, 9 p.m. (ESPN)

All times Eastern
Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches

Wednesday's Men's Basketball Results

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Nebraska recorded a road win at Indiana, and Wisconsin extended its winning streak to eight games with a victory over visiting Purdue.

Wednesday, March 5
Nebraska 70, Indiana 60
#9/11 Wisconsin 76, Purdue 70

Rankings are AP/USA Today Coaches