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MXC: Weekend Schedule

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SEPTEMBER 16
ILLINOIS at Orange and Blue Preview - Urbana, Ill.
#7 INDIANA at Indiana Intercollegiates - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA at Iowa Invitational - Iowa City, Iowa
MICHIGAN (rv) at Orange and Blue Preview - Urbana, Ill.
MICHIGAN STATE (rv) at Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
#26 OHIO STATE at Mountaineer Open - Boone, N.C.
PURDUE at Indiana Intercollegiates - Bloomington, Ind.
#2 WISCONSIN at Orange and Blue Preview - Urbana, Ill.

SEPTEMBER 17
NEBRASKA at Woody Greeno/Nebraska Invitational - Lincoln, Neb.
PENN STATE (rv) at Harry Groves Spiked Shoe Invitational - University Park, Pa.

MXC: In the Polls

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Four Big Ten men's cross country teams have earned top-30 status in this week's USTFCCCA national coaches' poll. Wisconsin leads the contingent of ranked Big Ten teams at No. 2 nationally, while No. 7 Indiana follows in the top 10. Minnesota and Ohio State each moved up one spot this week, with the Gophers checking in at No. 24 and the Buckeyes holding No. 26. Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State are each receiving votes.

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MXC: Runner of the Week

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Minnesota's Pieter Gagnon has been named Big Ten Men's Cross Country Runner of the Week, the conference office announced on Tuesday. Gagnon took first place at the Hornet Jamboree on Saturday. Click here to read more about Gagnon.

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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