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In The Polls

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Nine Big Ten men's tennis teams appear in the latest ITA College Tennis Rankings, released on Tuesday. Ohio State, which clinched a share of the Big Ten Championship on Sunday, claimed the No. 1 spot for the seventh time this season. Illinois (No. 10) and Penn State (No. 22) joined Ohio State in the top 25, followed by Purdue (No. 28), Northwestern (No. 35) and Michigan (No. 49) in the top 50. Minnesota checks in at No. 51, with Indiana (No. 59) and Nebraska (No. 63) also within the top 65.

Individually, 14 Big Ten men's tennis players and nine doubles pairs have been ranked nationally in the ITA poll. The complete list of Big Ten singles and doubles players can be found below.

Singles
7. Peter Kobelt, OSU
8. Jared Hiltzik, ILL
13. Farris Gosea, ILL
33. Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
39. Leandro Toledo, MINN
52. Tim Kopinski, ILL
58. Raleigh Smith, NU
93. Herkko Pollanen, OSU
103. Alex Petrone, MICH
104. Sam Monette, IND
110. Hunter Callahan, OSU
111. Dustin Boyer, NEB
112. Sam Shropshire, NU
118. Oskar Wikberg, WIS

Doubles
3. Peter Kobelt/Kevin Metka, OSU
4. Tim Kopinski/Ross Guignon, ILL
20. Mathieu Froment/Jack Hamburg, MINN
31. Barrett Franks/Alex Buzzi, MICH
33. Mihir Kumar/Raleigh Smith, NU
36. Russell Bader/Leonard Stakhovsky, PSU
59. Sam Monette/Daniel Bednarczyk, IND
70. Ricky Medinilla/Szymon Tatarczyk, PUR
85. Diego Acosta/Aaron Dujovne, PUR

For the complete polls, click here.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 33

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NCAA Individual Champions
At least 96 Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have been crowned NCAA individual champions during their career, which includes athletes in the sports of men's and women's cross country, men's and women's fencing, men's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's tennis, men's and women's track & field and wrestling. Men's track & field and wrestling have both produced over 20 national champion Medal of Honor winners.

Weekend Schedule

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April 11
Illinois at Iowa - 3 p.m. CT
Michigan at Minnesota - 6 p.m. CT
Michigan State at Wisconsin - 5 p.m. CT
Northwestern at Nebraska - 3 p.m. CT
Nebraska-Omaha at Nebraska - 7 p.m. CT
Tulsa at Ohio State - 6 p.m. ET
Penn State at Purdue - 1 p.m. ET

April 13
Illinois at Nebraska - 12 p.m. CT
Penn State at Indiana - 12 p.m. ET
Northwestern at Iowa - 12 p.m. CT
Michigan at Wisconsin - 12 p.m. CT
Michigan State at Minnesota - 12 p.m. CT
Ohio State at Purdue - 12 p.m. ET

Weekend Schedule

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April 4
Michigan State at Illinois - 3 p.m. CT
Indiana at Nebraska - 3 p.m. CT
Purdue at Iowa - 2 p.m. CT
Michigan at Northwestern - 2:30 p.m. CT
Ohio State at Minnesota - 3 p.m. CT
Penn State at Wisconsin - 6 p.m. CT    

April 6
Michigan at Illinois - 12 p.m. CT
Indiana at Iowa - 12 p.m. CT
Michigan State at Northwestern - 12 p.m. CT
IUPUI at Northwestern - 7 p.m. CT
Penn State at Minnesota - 12 p.m. CT
Purdue at Nebraska - 12 p.m. CT
Ohio State at Wisconsin - 12 p.m. CT

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 23

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At least 579 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients have been a part of teams that have won Big Ten Championships, including at least 44 who won conference titles all four years they competed. Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have won four straight crowns in the sports of men's basketball, men's cross country, football, men's and women's golf, men's and women's gymnastics, men's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's and women's tennis, men's track & field and wrestling.

Ohio State breaks NCAA home win streak record

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Led by senior Peter Kobelt, a native of New Albany, Ohio, the No. 2 Ohio State men's tennis team rewrote history Friday night with a 4-3 victory over No. 28 Northwestern at the Varsity Tennis Center. The Buckeyes (20-2, 6-0 Big Ten) won their 185th-consecutive home match, breaking the intercollegiate NCAA record set by Stanford women's tennis team from 1999-2011. Guided by director of tennis and head coach Ty Tucker, who claimed his 415th career win, Ohio State won the doubles point and three singles matches to secure the win against the Wildcats (12-9, 1-4 Big Ten).

OHIO STATE RECAP

Weekend Schedule

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March 28
ILLINOIS at PENN STATE - 3 p.m. ET
WISCONSIN at INDIANA - 2 p.m. ET
NEBRASKA at MICHIGAN STATE - 4 p.m. ET
MINNESOTA at PURDUE - 1 p.m. ET
NORTHWESTERN at OHIO STATE - 6 p.m. ET

March 29
IOWA at MICHIGAN - 12 p.m. ET

March 30
ILLINOIS at OHIO STATE - 12 p.m. ET
MINNESOTA at INDIANA - 12 p.m. ET
Vincennes at INDIANA - 6 p.m. ET
IOWA at MICHIGAN STATE - 1 p.m. ET
NEBRASKA at MICHIGAN - 12 p.m. ET
NORTHWESTERN at PENN STATE - 12 p.m. ET
WISCONSIN at PURDUE - 12 p.m. ET

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 15

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At least 632 Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients have also earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition, including 308 three-time and 80 four-time honorees. Football has the most Academic All-Big Ten selections (132), followed by track & field (84), swimming & diving (69), basketball (61), tennis (37), gymnastics (35), cross country (34), soccer (32) and volleyball (30).

Men's Tennis Schedule

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March 21 
Michigan at Ohio State (Columbus, Ohio) - 6 p.m. ET
Michigan State at Penn State (University Park, Pa.) - 3 p.m. ET
Wisconsin at Nebraska (Lincoln, Neb.) - 5 p.m. ET


March 23
 
Illinois vs. Ball State (Bloomington, Ind.) - 9 a.m. ET
Illinois at Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.) - 12 p.m. ET
Morehead State at Indiana (Bloomington, Ind.) - 5 p.m. ET
Iowa at Wisconsin (Madison, Wis.) - 1 p.m. ET
Penn State at Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mich.) - 12 p.m. ET
Ohio State at Michigan State (East Lansing, Mich.) - 12 p.m. ET
Nebraska at Minnesota (Minneapolis, Minn.) - 1 p.m. ET

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 8

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Two Big Ten Medal of Honor winners now work in Indianapolis media: Joe Staysniak (Ohio State, 1990, football) is a radio talk show host and Kevin Gregory (Purdue, 1987, tennis) has been a meteorologist for WRTV-TV since 1989. In his senior season with the Buckeyes, Staysniak was a first-team All-Big Ten offensive tackle and first-team Academic All-American. He was taken by the San Diego Chargers in the 1990 NFL Draft. Gregory was an All-Big Ten honoree and Boilermaker MVP in 1985 and 1986 and earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition.
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