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Four Big Ten Men's Outdoor Track & Field squads are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Wisconsin leads conference teams, coming in at No. 6. The Badgers are followed by No. 12 Nebraska, No. 18 Penn State and No. 24 Illinois.

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As the Big Ten continues to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Big Ten Medal of Honor, Nebraska announced that Emily Wong and Seth Wiedel captured the prestigious awards at the Student-Athlete Recognition Banquet at the Embassy Suites in downtown Lincoln on Sunday. Wong and Wiedel are the fifth and sixth Huskers to earn the honor since Nebraska joined the Big Ten for the first season of competition in 2011-12. Wong and Wiedel were also named Nebraska Female and Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

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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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Friday, April 11
MICHIGAN STATE at Tennessee Relays - Knoxville, Tenn.
OHIO STATE, #6 WISCONSIN at Spec Towns National Team Invitational - Athens, Ga.
MINNESOTA, #20 PENN STATE at Sun Angel Track Classic - Tuscon, Ariz.

Saturday, April 12
ILLINOIS, IOWA at Illinois Twilight - Champaign, Ill.
INDIANA, PURDUE at Border Battle - Louisville, Ky.
MICHIGAN STATE at Tennessee Relays - Knoxville, Tenn.
MICHIGAN STATE at Siena Heights Invitational - Adrian, Mich.
MINNESOTA at Holst Invitational - St. Paul, Minn.
MINNESOTA, #20 PENN STATE at Sun Angel Track Classic - Tuscon, Ariz.
#14 NEBRASKA at Nebraska Quad - Lincoln, Neb.
OHIO STATE, #6 WISCONSIN at Spec Towns National Team Invitational - Athens, Ga.
#20 PENN STATE at Bucknell Invite - Lewisburg, Pa.
#6 WISCONSIN at UW Platteville Invitational - Platteville, Wis.

Sunday, April 13
#20 PENN STATE at Bucknell Invite - Lewisburg, Pa.


Three Big Ten Men's Outdoor Track & Field teams are ranked in the latest USTFCCCA poll, released on Tuesday. Wisconsin leads conference squads, coming in at No. 6. Nebraska checks in at No. 14 and Penn State is ranked No. 20.

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100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 25

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Rob Mango (Illinois, 1973, track & field)
Mango was a runner who became an internationally exhibited painter and sculptor based in New York. During his collegiate career, he became the first Illinois men's track & field athlete to win an NCAA title, winning the two-mile relay crown in 1972. Mango was a three-time Big Ten champion in the 880-yard run, winning the indoor and outdoor titles in 1972 and taking home the indoor crown the next year. In the Illinois record book he ranks first in the two-mile run and fourth in the 800-meter run.

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, April 4th
#25 ILLINOIS at Tiger Track Classic - Auburn, Ala.
INDIANA, #19 PENN STATE at Crimson Tide Invitational - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
INDIANA, IOWA, #19 PENN STATE at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
IOWA, #11 NEBRASKA at Arkansas Invite - Fayetteville, Ark.
MICHIGAN STATE at Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
MINNESOTA at Hamline Invitational - St. Paul, Minn.
PURDUE at Texas State Invite - San Marcos, Texas
#6 WISCONSIN at Florida Relays - Jacksonville, Fla.
#6 WISCONSIN at Rex Foster Invitational - Whitewater, Wis.

Saturday, April 5th
#25 ILLINOIS at Tiger Track Classic - Auburn, Ala.
INDIANA, #19 PENN STATE at Crimson Tide Invitational - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
INDIANA, IOWA, #19 PENN STATE at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
IOWA, #11 NEBRASKA at Arkansas Invite - Fayetteville, Ark.
MICHIGAN, California at Virginia - Charlottesville, Va.
MICHIGAN STATE at Auto-Owners Insurance Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
MINNESOTA at Hamline Invitational - St. Paul, Minn.
OHIO STATE at LSU Battle on the Bayou - Baton Rouge, La.
PURDUE at Texas State Invite - San Marcos, Texas
#6 WISCONSIN at Florida Relays - Jacksonville, Fla.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 22

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Upon graduation, most of the Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have gone on to successful careers. Of the nine inaugural honorees in 1915, at least three became physicians: Matthew Winters, a football and baseball player at Indiana, Herman Von Lackum, a three-sport athlete in football, basketball and baseball at Iowa and Boles Rosenthal, who participated in football and track & field at Minnesota. Von Lackum went into orthopaedics, while Rosenthal took his degree to California where he spent time coaching football. In addition to his medical degree, Winters worked as a cryptographer during World War II.

100 Days of the Big Ten Medal of Honor: Day 19

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At least twenty-one Big Ten Medal of Honor winners have won gold medals in the Olympics, including Illinois' Robert E. Richards (1947, track & field), Indiana's Steve Alford (1987, basketball), Jim Montgomery (1977, swimming), Ken Sitzberger (1967, diving) and Michelle Venturella (1995, softball), Iowa's Ed Banach (1983, wrestling) and Charles Darling (1952, basketball), Michigan's Mike Barrowman (1991, swimming), Brent Lang (1990, swimming) and Davis Tarwater (2006, swimming), Minnesota's Bill Baker (1979, hockey) and Jack McCartan (1958, hockey), Northwestern's Ralph Breyer (1925, swimming) and Harold Osborn (1915, track & field), Ohio State's Bruce Ira Harlan (1950, diving), Bill Hosket (1968, basketball), Jerry Lucas (1963, basketball), Sarah Josephson (1985, synchronized swimming), Katie Smith (1996, basketball) and Harry Dwight Steel (1924, wrestling) and Wisconsin's Carla MacLeod (2005, ice hockey). 

Weekend Schedule

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Friday, March 28
INDIANA, #11 NEBRASKA, #19 PENN STATE at Texas Relays - Austin, Texas
MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN STATE at Raleigh Relays - Raleigh, N.C.
MICHIGAN at North Florida Invitational - Jacksonville, Fla.
IOWA, #11 NEBRASKA at Arizona State Invitational - Phoenix, Ariz.
OHIO STATE at Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invite - Nashville, Tenn.
PURDUE at Mike Poehlein Invite - West Lafayette, Ind.

Saturday, March 29
#25 ILLINOIS at Lenny Lyles/Clark Wood Invitational - Louisville, Ky.
INDIANA, #11 NEBRASKA, #19 PENN STATE at Texas Relays - Austin, Texas
MICHIGAN, MICHIGAN STATE at Raleigh Relays - Raleigh, N.C.
MICHIGAN at North Florida Invitational - Jacksonville, Fla.
IOWA, #11 NEBRASKA at Arizona State Invitational - Phoenix, Ariz.
#11 NEBRASKA at ESU Spring Open - Emporia, Kan.
OHIO STATE at Vanderbilt Black & Gold Invite - Nashville, Tenn.
PURDUE at Mike Poehlein Invite - West Lafayette, Ind.
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