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Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Drake Relays - Des Moines, Iowa
INDIANA at Penn Relays - Philadelphia, Pa.
IOWA at Drake Relays - Des Moines, Iowa
MICHIGAN at Penn Relays - Philadelphia, Pa.
MICHIGAN STATE at Triton Invitational - La Jolla, Calif.
MICHIGAN STATE at Drake Relays - Des Moines, Iowa
MINNESOTA at Drake Relays - Des Moines, Iowa
MINNESOTA at Triton Invitational - La Jolla, Calif.
NEBRASKA at Triton Invitational - La Jolla, Calif.
NEBRASKA at Drake Relays - Des Moines, Iowa
OHIO STATE at Arkansas Team Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
OHIO STATE at Payton Jordan Invitational - Stanford, Calif.
PENN STATE at Penn Relays - Philadelphia, Pa.
PURDUE at Drake Relays - Des Moines, Iowa
WISCONSIN at Drake Relays - Des Moines, Iowa

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Mt. Sac Relays - Walnut, Calif.
INDIANA at Polytan Invitational - Bloomington, Ind.
IOWA at Musco Twilight XIV - Iowa City, Iowa
MICHIGAN at Mt. Sac Relays - Walnut, Calif.
MICHIGAN at EMU Invitational - Ypsilanti, Mich.
MICHIGAN STATE at Larry Ellis Invitational - Princeton, N.J.
MICHIGAN STATE at Jesse Owens Track Classic - Columbus, Ohio
MICHIGAN STATE at EMU Invitational - Ypsilanti, Mich.
MINNESOTA at Mt. Sac Relays - Walnut, Calif.
MINNESOTA at Musco Twilight XIV - Iowa City, Iowa
MINNESOTA at Carleton Relays - Carleton, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Kansas Relays - Lawrence, Kan.
NEBRASKA at Mt. Sac Relays - Walnut, Calif.
OHIO STATE at Jesse Owens Track Classic - Columbus, Ohio
PENN STATE at Mt. Sac Relays - Walnut, Calif.
PENN STATE at Bucknell Team Challenge - Lewisburg, Pa.
PENN STATE at Mississippi State - Starkville, Miss. (Big Ten/SEC Challenge)
PURDUE at Mt. Sac Relays - Walnut, Calif.
PURDUE at Dave Rankin Invitational - West Lafayette, Ind.
WISCONSIN at Mt. Sac Relays - Walnut, Calif.
WISCONSIN at Musco Twilight XIV - Iowa City, Iowa

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Lee Calhoun Invitational - Macomb, Ill.
INDIANA at Louisville
IOWA at at Lee Calhoun Invitational - Macomb, Ill.
MICHIGAN at UNC Joe Hilton Invitational - Chapel Hill, N.C.
MICHIGAN STATE at Spec Towns National Team Invitational - Athens, Ga.
MINNESOTA at Bear Cat Open - St. Paul, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Nebraska Quad Meet - Lincoln, Neb.
OHIO STATE at 47th See Ray Relays - Knoxville, Tenn.
PENN STATE at Bison Outdoor Classic - Lewisburg, Pa.
PURDUE at 47th See Ray Relays - Knoxville, Tenn.
WISCONSIN at 47th See Ray Relays - Knoxville, Tenn.
WISCONSIN at Spec Towns National Team Invitational - Athens, Ga.


In The Polls

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Four Big Ten teams appear in the latest USTFCCCA Outdoor Track & Field Rankings, led by No. 9 Wisconsin. Nebraska comes in at No. 16, followed by No. 18 Indiana, No. 19 Penn State, No. 22 Minnesota and No. 23 Ohio State.

For the complete poll, click HERE.

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Tiger Track Classic - Auburn, Ala.
INDIANA at Pepsi Florida Relays - Gainesville, Fla.
IOWA at Jim Click Invite - Tucson, Ariz.
MICHIGAN vs. Virginia/ at California - Berkeley, Calif.
MICHIGAN STATE at Spartan Invitational - East Lansing, Mich.
MINNESOTA at Hamline Invitational - St. Paul, Minn.
NEBRASKA at Alabama Invite - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
OHIO STATE at Jim Click Invite - Tucson, Ariz.
PENN STATE at Alabama Invite - Tuscaloosa, Ala.
PURDUE at Tiger Track Classic - Auburn, Ala.

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ILLINOIS at Bill Cornell Spring Classic - Carbondale, Ill.
INDIANA at Texas Relays - Austin, Texas
INDIANA at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
IOWA at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
MICHIGAN STATE at Raleigh Relays - Raleigh, N.C.
MINNESOTA at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
NEBRASKA at Razorback Spring Invitational - Fayetteville, Ark.
PENN STATE at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
WISCONSIN at Stanford Invitational - Palo Alto, Calif.
WISCONSIN at Yellow Jacket Invitational - Atlanta, Ga.

Weekend Schedule

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ILLINOIS at Big Ten/SEC Challenge (Starkville, Miss.)
INDIANA at Alabama Relays (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
IOWA at Alabama Relays (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)
MICHIGAN at Florida State Relays (Tallahassee, Fla.)
NEBRASKA at Arizona State Invitational (Phoenix, Ariz.)
OHIO STATE at Vanderbilt Invitational (Memphis, Tenn.)
PURDUE at Big Ten/SEC Challenge (Starkville, Miss.)
WISCONSIN at Alabama Relays (Tuscaloosa, Ala.)

Big Ten Men's Outdoor Track & Field Season in Review

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An Historic Run: Illinois' Andrew Riley was named a finalist for The Bowerman on June 29, given annually to the most outstanding male and female athletes in collegiate track and field. Riley, who was also named the USTFCCCA National Outdoor T rack Athlete of the Year on June 13, became the first male in Division I history to win both the 100 meters and 110 hurdles at the same outdoor national championships. At this year's Big Ten Outdoor Championships, the Kingston, Jamaica, native was named Big Ten Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Championships after taking home three conference crowns. For the complete release, click HERE.

Academic All-America:
Ten Big Ten student-athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as announced on June 21. To be eligible for All-America recognition, student-athletes must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a 3.30 GPA, and have reached sophomore academic and athletic standings at his or her institution. The complete list of Big Ten recipients can be found HERE.

USTFCCCA All-Americans: Eighty-seven Big Ten student-athletes were named USTFCCCA All-Americans on June 12, based on their performances at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. First-team recognition is awarded to student-athletes that earn a top-eight finish at the national championships, while second-team honors are awarded to ninth to 16th place finishers. The list of Big Ten All-Americans can be found HERE.

NCAA Champions:
Illinois' Riley, Indiana's Andrew Bayer and Nebraska's Chad Wright claimed national titles at the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Riley took home top honors in the 100-meter dash and 110 hurdles, Bayer placed first in the 1,500-meter run and Wright earned the discus crown. For the complete recap, click HERE.

Regional Awards: Illinois' Andrew Riley (Midwest Region) and Wisconsin's Mohammed Ahmed (Great Lakes Region) were tabbed Men's Track Athlete of the Year, while Indiana's Derek Drouin (Great Lakes Region) and Penn State's Jordan Kovacs (Mid-Atlantic Region) were named Men's Field Athlete of the Year. The Badgers' Ed Nuttycombe was honored as Men's Coach of the Year, while the Hoosiers' Jeff Huntoon and the Nittany Lions' Chris Johnson were tabbed Men's Assistant of the Year. To read more, click HERE.

Medal of Honor: The Big Ten Conference office announced the 2012 Medal of Honor winners on June 7, 24 honorees from 13 different sports, with Iowa's Erik Sowinski, Minnesota's David Pachuta and Nebraska's Tyler Hitchler receiving recognition. The Big Ten Medal of Honor was the first award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics. It was acclaimed throughout the nation, and in particular by the NCAA "as one of the significant gestures yet made in college sports." The Big Ten Medal of Honor was expanded in 1982 to include one female student-athlete from each institution. In 2014, the conference will celebrate the 100th anniversary of this prestigious award. For the complete release, click HERE.

B1G Individual Honors: The Big Ten Conference office announced on May 15 the 2012 All-Big Ten men's outdoor track and field teams and individual award winners. Highlighting the list, Illinois senior Andrew Riley was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Track Athlete of the Championships, Penn State senior Joe Kovacs earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year, and Indiana junior Derek Drouin was tabbed Field Athlete of the Championships. Penn State's Robby Creese was named Freshman of the Year, while Wisconsin head coach Ed Nuttycombe was a unanimous selection for Coach of the Year laurels. For the complete release, click HERE.

Badgers Best in B1G: Wisconsin took home the 2012 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday, earning their 18th overall Big Ten title and first since 2007. The Badgers registered 121 points over the weekend, followed by second-place Nebraska (115.50) and third-place Indiana (115). Ohio State came in fourth with 86 points, while Iowa placed fifth with 80.50. For the complete release, click HERE.



Illinois' Riley Tabbed Finalist for The Bowerman

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Illinois' Andrew Riley has been named a finalist for The Bowerman, given annually to the most outstanding male and female athletes in collegiate track and field. Riley, the USTFCCCA National Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year, became the first male in Division I history to win both the 100 meters and 110 hurdles at the same outdoor national championships. At this year's Big Ten Outdoor Championships, the Kingston, Jamaica, native was named Big Ten Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and Athlete of the Championships after taking home three conference crowns.

Riley becomes the first Big Ten student-athlete to be named a finalist for The Bowerman.

For the complete release, click here.

Ten Big Ten Student-Athletes Tabbed Academic All-America

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Ten Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Track & Field/Cross Country Team, as announced on Thursday. To be eligible for All-America recognition, student-athletes must be a varsity starter or key reserve, maintain a 3.30 GPA, and have reached sophomore academic and athletic standings at his or her institution. The complete list of Big Ten recipients is below:

Andy Bayer, Indiana
Chelsea Blanchard, Indiana
Erik Sowinski, Iowa
Rebecca Addison, Michigan
Rebecca Buchholtz, Michigan State
Quentin Mege, Minnesota
Bjorn Barrefors, Nebraska*
Brett Grieb, Nebraska
Nate Polacek, Nebraska*
Elliot Krause, Wisconsin

*First-team honoree

 

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