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Three Big Ten men's cross country and track and field student-athletes have been named Capital One Academic All-Americans, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced on Tuesday. Penn State's Ryan Foster earned first-team status, while Indiana's Andy Bayer and Wisconsin's Elliot Krause picked up third-team laurels.

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MTRK: Illinois Names Turk Head Coach

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Mike Turk has been named the head coach of men's track and field at Illinois, the university announced on Wednesday. Turk has spent six seasons with the Fighting Illini after joining the coaching staff as an assistant coach in 2006 and being named interim head coach for the 2010-11 season.

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Four Big Ten student-athletes have been named to the Capital One Academic All-District Men's Track & Field/Cross Country teams, announced on Thursday. Indiana's Andy Bayer (District 5), Michigan State's Anthony Agrusa (District 4), Penn State's Ryan Foster (District 2) and Wisconsin's Elliot Krause (District 5) have each earned first-team Academic All-District honors. After receiving first-team recognition, all four Big Ten honorees are eligible for Academic All-America consideration.

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the National Athletes of the Year for the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season. High jumper Derek Drouin of Indiana is the coaches' pick for best male field athlete of the season. The junior won the NCAA high jump title with a clearance of 7-5 (2.26m), and moved him to a tie for third indoors all-time in the collegiate ranks. Drouin is the first back-to-back indoor national champ since USC's Jesse Williams in 2005 and 2006.

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MINDR T/F: USTFCCCA Names All-America Awards

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announces the 267 men that earned either first-team or second-team USTFCCCA All-America distinctions for the 2011 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field season. The Big Ten had 45 individuals who received the honor, including Illinois' Andrew Riley and Indiana's Derek Drouin, both took home NCAA crowns in their respective events.

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MINDR T/F: 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships Review

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For the third straight year, Indiana and Minnesota led all Big Ten conference teams at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Hoosiers and Gophers both tied with 27 team points at the conclusion of the two-day event. Iowa racked up 20 points as the Hawkeyes tied for eighth place, followed by Penn State tied for 11th place with 16 team points. Illinois earned 23 points while Purdue, Michigan State and Wisconsin tallied 4.50, 4.00 and 3.00 respective team points.

For the entire recap of the NCAA Championships, click here.

 

MINDR T/F: NCAA Participants Announced

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The NCAA Division I Men's Track and Field Committee announced the participants in the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships. The championships will be held March 11-12 at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas.

The Big Ten has 44 representatives competiting on the national level, below are the breakdowns of participants by each school:

Illinois -- 2

Indiana -- 8

Iowa -- 8

Michigan State -- 2

Minnesota -- 5

Ohio State -- 5

Penn State -- 7

Purdue -- 1

Wisconsin -- 6

MINDR T/F: National USTFCCCA Polls

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In preparation for next weekend's NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships taking place on the Texas A&M University's campus in College Station, Texas, the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced on Tuesday the weekly update of the NCAA Division I National Team Rankings for indoor track and field. Leading the conference for the seventh week is Indiana, taking the No. 6 spot. Penn State, Wisconsin and 2011 Big Ten Champion Minnesota remain in the middle of the pack, at No. 16, No. 17, and No. 18, respectively. Ohio State remained at No. 20, while Iowa moved up one spot to No. 22.

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The U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced the Region Athletes and Coaches of the Year for the NCAA Division I indoor track & field 2011 season on Monday with the Big Ten earning several awards. Click here for the entire release. 

Men's Track Athlete of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Andy Bayer -- Indiana

MID-ATLANTIC REGION -- Ryan Foster -- Penn State

Men's Field Athlete of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Derek Drouin -- Indiana

MID-ATLANTIC REGION -- Joe Kovacs -- Penn State

Men's Head Coach of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Ron Helmer -- Indiana

MIDWEST REGION -- Minnesota

Men's Assistant Coach of the Year

GREAT LAKES REGION -- Mick Byrne -- Wisconsin

MIDWEST REGION -- Joey Woody -- Iowa

 

MINDR T/F: Weekend Schedule

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MARCH 4

Alex Wilson Invitational, All Day [1]

NCAA Qualifier, All Day [2]

MARCH 5

Alex Wilson Invitational, All Day [1]

MICHIGAN at Virginia Tech Final Qualifier, 12 p.m. ET [3]

USA Indoor Combined Events Championships, All Day [4]

WISCONSIN at UW-Stevens Point Last Chance, All Day [5]

[1] -- South Bend, Ind.

[2] -- Madison, Wis.

[3] -- Blacksburg, Va.

[4] -- Bloomington, Ind.

[5] -- Stevens Point, Wis.