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MGOLF: Weekly Rankings

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Seven Big Ten men's golf team have earned top-50 status in the latest GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings, released on Sunday night. Illinois holds No. 7 this week, while No. 12 Iowa and No. 22 Ohio State also received top-25 nods. Indiana checks in at No. 27, followed by No. 30 Purdue, No. 31 Michigan and No. 32 Northwestern.

Click here to see the complete GolfWeek/Sagarin rankings.

MGOLF: Northwestern Wins 2011 Big Ten Match Play Championship

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Northwestern defeated Indiana, 4-2, to earn its second-straight Big Ten Match Play Championship title on Saturday at PGA National Resort. The fourth-seeded Wildcats used wins from David Lipsky, Eric Chun, Nick Losole and Jack Perry to take down the seventh-seeded Hoosiers.

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Northwestern's recap can be found here, while the complete results from the event can be seen here.

MGOLF: Big Ten Match Play Championship Central

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The 2011 Big Ten Match Play Championship is now underway. Click here to visit Championship Central on the Big Ten website.

MGOLF: Big Ten Match Play Championship Begins on Friday

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All 11 conference men's golf teams travel to Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., this weekend to compete in the 2011 Big Ten Match Play Championship on Feb. 11-12. The squads will take part in the two-day event at PGA National Resort, marking the beginning of the spring season for nine teams. The competition will be broadcast on the Big Ten Network on Sunday at noon ET.

The first round of the event is scheduled for Friday morning, while quarterfinal matches are set for that afternoon. Championship and consolation semifinals will take place on Saturday morning with the first-, third-, fifth- and seventh-place matches following in the afternoon. Each match between the schools will consist of six head-to-head contests.

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The event's bracket and schedule can be found here. Click here for live scoring.

MGOLF: Indiana's Wright Named Golfer of the Week

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Indiana's Chase Wright takes home the first Big Ten Men's Golfer of the Week award of 2011 after leading the No. 25 Hoosiers to a 9.5-2.5 win over Ball State at the Big Red Shootout on Saturday. The award marks the second of Wright's career.

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MGOLF: Weekly Rankings

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Three Big Ten men's golf teams have earned top-25 status in the GolfWeek/Sagarin team rankings through the first weekend of spring competition. Illinois leads the way at No. 7, followed by No. 12 Iowa and No. 22 Ohio State. Four other teams sit just outside of the top 25, as No. 27 Indiana, No. 30 Purdue, No. 31 Michigan and No. 32 Northwestern all own top-50 ratings. Additionally, six individual Big Ten golfers appear in the latest top 50.

Click here to see the complete GolfWeek/Sagarin team rankings and here to see the individual rankings.

MGOLF: Weekend Schedule

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FEBRUARY 5

#25 INDIANA at Big Red Shootout - Fort Myers, Fla.
#12 IOWA at Big Four Match Play Championship - Scottsdale, Ariz.

MGOLF: 2011 Season Opens This Weekend

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Big Ten men's golf begins its spring schedule this Saturday, as Indiana and Iowa compete for the first time in 2011. The Hoosiers will travel to Fort Myers, Fla., for the Big Red Shootout, while the Hawkeyes head west to Scottsdale, Ariz., to compete in the Big Four Match Play Championship.

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MGOLF: Illinois' Langley, Pieters to Compete in World Am

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Illinois golfers Scott Langley and Thomas Pieters will compete in the 2010 World Amateur Team Championships from Oct. 28 to 31 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The pair of Illini will compete among 70 teams of one to three players for the Eisenhower Trophy.

Langley, the defending NCAA individual Champion and Big Ten Golfer of the Year, will represent the United States in the four-day, 72-hole tournament. The senior helped the Illini to the Big Ten title in 2010 before becoming the first Big Ten golfer to earn medalist honors at the national tournament since 1999. Pieters, an Illini freshman, will compete for his native Belgium in the Championships.

To find out more about the 2010 World Amateur Championships, click here.

MGOLF: Big Ten Well Represented at Ryder Cup

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Big Ten men's golf will be well represented at the 2010 Ryder Cup, with three former Big Ten golfers taking part in this weekend's tournament. Steve Stricker and Jeff Overton will take to the course for Team USA while Luke Donald will represent Team Europe.

The Big Ten Player of the Year in 1988 and 1989 at Illinois, Stricker is playing in his second Ryder Cup after helping Team USA to the win in 2008. Overton, also a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year at Indiana (2004-05), is one of five Team USA players making their first appearance at the Ryder Cup.

Donald, the NCAA individual Champion in 1999, is one of two players in Big Ten history to be named Player of the Year three times. The former Northwestern golfer enters his third Ryder Cup after leading Team Europe to victory in 2004 and 2006.

Tom Lehman, a three-time All-American and All-Big Ten honoree at Minnesota, will also serve as an Assistant Captain for the USA squad. Current Indiana head coach Mike Mayer will serve as Overton's official instructor for the tournament.

For Mayer's daily blog on his Ryder Cup experience, click here.