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MGOLF: Nicklaus Named "Big Ten Icon" by Big Ten Network

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Jack Nicklaus has been named Big Ten Icon No. 18 on the Big Ten Network's Big Ten Icons top 50 countdown. In 1961, he won the Big Ten Championship by 16 strokes and also captured the NCAA championships for the Buckeyes. The Columbus native and lifelong Buckeye fan was the first player to win the NCAA individual championship and the U.S. Amateur in the same year.

In an essay for www.BigTenIcons.com, former Chicago Tribune sports editor Dan McGrath wrote, "it's no exaggeration to say Nicklaus revolutionized golf, setting records that might never be approached, let alone broken." To read the full essay and to watch a video feature on Nicklaus, visit his Big Ten Icons locker at www.BigTenIcons.com.

The Big Ten Icons countdown, presented by Discover, continues at 9 PM ET on Tuesday, Sept. 28, with a profile of the legendary Ohio State golfer. The episode includes new, exclusive interviews with Nicklaus, Bob Knight, Arnold Palmer and many others.

MGOLF: Two Teams Recognized in Golfweek Preseason Rankings

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Illinois and Michigan have earned spots in Golfweek's preseason men's golf top 30. The Illini check in at No. 18, while the Wolverines round out the poll at No. 30. Illinois' Scott Langley also received preseason recognition, slated at No. 4 in its preseason individual top 30.

To read the complete release from the Big Ten, click here. Click here for Golfweek's team rankings, and click here for the individual rankings.

M Golf: Illinois' Langley helps USA to Palmer Cup Win

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The successful summer continued over the weekend for Illinois golfer Scott Langley as he helped the United States defeat Europe, 13-11, to win the Palmer Cup at Royal Porthush Golf Club in Northern Ireland. Langley earned the match-clinching point for the United States, finishing 1-up.

"I knew it was close and I knew that I had to play 17 well. I didn't know that I didn't need to play 18 well, but I still tried to do my best and hit two solid shots and I was able to do that."

To read more about Langley's effort in the Palmer Cup, click here.

M Golf: Illinois' Langley Finishes 16th at U.S. Open

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After an incredible season that saw him win medalist honors at the NCAA Championships, Illinois' Scott Langley continued his string of impressive performances by finishing tied for 16th place at the U.S. Open on Sunday in Pebble Beach, Calif. The Illinois junior fired an 8-over par for the tournament, finishing as the top amateur at the championship. He finished ahead of several successful professionals, including Sergio Garcia, Tom Watson and Vijay Singh.

Click here to get Langley's insights on his successful showing at the 110th United States Open, click here.

M GOLF: Illinois' Langley Wins NCAA Championship

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Illinois' Scott Langley claimed the NCAA Men's Golf Individual Championship following the final round of stroke play at the 2010 NCAA Men's Golf Championship on Thursday night at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.

For more information on Langley's victory at the NCAA Championships, click here.

Illinois and Penn State qualified for the 2010 NCAA Championships, scheduled to be held June 1-6 at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn., by finishing in the top five of their respective regionals on Saturday afternoon.

For a complete recap from the final day of the 2010 NCAA Regional Championships, click here.

Twenty-four Big Ten student-athletes were named to the 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Teams for the at-large division, it was announced Thursday by the Academic All-America Committee.

To be nominated for Academic All-District, a student-athlete must be a starter or a key reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative GPA and must be a sophomore in both athletic and academic standing. All First Team Academic All-District honorees from each of the eight districts will be placed on the national ballot and are eligible to be selected to the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America team.

The complete list of Big Ten CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District members include:

District 2
First Team:
Brandi Personett, Women's Gymnastics, PSU
Second Team:
Amy Bonenberger, Field Hockey, PSU
Miguel Pineda, Men's Gymnastics, PSU

District 4
First Team:
Chelsea Davis, Women's Swimming and Diving, OSU
Lindsay Quintiliani, Field Hockey, OSU
Stefan Sigrist, Men's Swimming and Diving, OSU
Second Team:
Kent Caldwell, Men's Gymnastics, MICH
Sarah Curtis, Women's Gymnastics, MICH
Kelsey Knutson, Women's Gymnastics, MICH
Ian Makowske, Men's Gymnastics, MICH
André Schultz, Men's Swimming and Diving, MICH
Brad Smith, Men's Golf, OSU

District 5
First Team:
Lachlan Ferguson, Men's Tennis, IND
Emily Kasavana, Rowing, IND
Kelsey Lindenschmidt, Women's Golf, NU
David Colturi, Men's Swimming and Diving, PUR
Christine Inman, Women's Swimming and Diving, PUR
Second Team:
Allison Buckley, Women's Gymnastics, ILL
Abe Souza, Men's Tennis, ILL
Aaron Fortunato, Men's Gymnastics, MINN
Kaylee Jamison, Women's Swimming and Diving, MINN
Tyler Duncan, Men's Golf, PUR

District 7
First Team:
Brent Metcalf, Wrestling, IOWA
Second Team:
Patricia Dean, Field Hockey, IOWA

Men's Academic All-District Teams / Women's Academic All-District Teams

The 2010 NCAA Men's Golf Regional Championships are underway as six conference squads hope to be one of the 30 teams advancing to the NCAA Championships by weekend's end

For a complete preview of the men's golf regionals, click here.

The NCAA Division I Men's Golf Committee selected six Big Ten teams and three individuals to participate in the 2010 NCAA Men's Golf Championships, the group announced on Monday night. In total, 81 teams and 45 individuals will head to one of six, 54-hole regional championships sites, scheduled for May 20-22.

For more information on the participating teams, click here.

M GOLF: All-Big Ten Teams Announced

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The Big Ten Conference office announced on Tuesday the members of the 2010 All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners, as voted on by the conference coaches. Illinois' Scott Langley was named conference Player of the Year, the first time an Illinois golfer has won the award since 2003, while mentor Mike Small was named Big Ten Coach of the Year by his peers. Michigan's Jack Schultz was the coaches' unanimous choice for Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Also, the conference honored one student-athlete from each institution to receive the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award.

For complete information on the All-Big Ten team, click here.