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MXC: Weekend Schedule

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SEPTEMBER 9
#27 MINNESOTA at Oz Memorial - Minneapolis, Minn.
#3 WISCONSIN at Badger Opener - Madison, Wis.

SEPTEMBER 10
#8 INDIANA at Indiana Open - Bloomington, Ind.
#27 MINNESOTA at Hornet Jamboree - Sacramento, Calif.
PURDUE at IPFW Invitational - Ft. Wayne, Ind.

MXC: Runner of the Week

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Penn State's Kyle Dawson has earned the first weekly men's cross country award of the 2011 season. Click here to see the complete release and to read more about Dawson.

MXC: Weekend Schedule

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SEPTEMBER 2
ILLINOIS at Illini Challenge - Urbana, Ill.
IOWA at Iowa Open - Iowa City, Iowa
MICHIGAN (rv) at Michigan Open - Dexter, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at Jeff Drenth Memorial - Mount Pleasant, Mich.
PENN STATE (rv) at Lock Haven Dolan Duals - Lock Haven, Pa.
PURDUE at Illini Challenge - Urbana, Ill.

SEPTEMBER 3
NEBRASKA at Creighton/UNO Classic - Omaha, Neb.

MXC: Four Big Ten Teams Open 2011 Season Ranked Nationally

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Four Big Ten men's cross country teams have earned spots in the preseason USTFCCCA national coaches' top 30 poll, announced on Tuesday. Reigning Big Ten Champion Wisconsin leads the group of ranked conference teams, checking in at No. 3 nationally. Indiana also earns top-10 consideration, holding No. 8 entering the first weekend of competition. Ohio State and Minnesota appear in the top 30 as the Buckeyes stand at No. 25 and the Golden Gophers open the season ranked 27th. Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State are each receiving votes in the first poll of the season.

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Three Big Ten men's cross country and track and field student-athletes have been named Capital One Academic All-Americans, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Tuesday. Penn State's Ryan Foster earned first-team status, while Indiana's Andy Bayer and Wisconsin's Elliot Krause picked up third-team laurels.

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Four Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's Track & Field/Cross Country teams, announced on Thursday. Indiana's Andy Bayer (District 5), Michigan State's Anthony Agrusa (District 4), Penn State's Ryan Foster (District 2) and Wisconsin's Elliot Krause (District 5) have each earned first-team Academic All-District honors. After receiving first-team recognition, all four Big Ten honorees are eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

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MXC: Eight Named USTFCCCA All-Academic Honorees

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Eight Big Ten men's cross country runners have been named USTFCCCA All-Academic Honorees, announced on Monday. Indiana's Andy Bayer and Andrew Poore, Michigan's Craig Forys, Minnesota's Mike Torchia, Purdue's Stephen Schulz and Wisconsin's Mohammed Ahmed, Reed Connor and Elliot Krause were each awarded the honor.

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MXC: Two Big Ten Teams Finish in Top 10 at NCAA Championships

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Big Ten men's cross country wrapped up the 2010 season at the NCAA Championships on Monday afternoon in Terre Haute, Ind. Wisconsin captured the best finish among conference teams, taking third place. Indiana followed in seventh place, while Minnesota finished 27th and Penn State took 30th.

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The complete team results from the NCAA Championships can be found here. Click here for the individual results.

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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