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MINDR T/F: Ohio State and Minnesota Earn Weekly Honors

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The conference office announced on Monday the weekly men's indoor track and field awards. Ohio State's Thomas Murdaugh was recognized as Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Minnesota's Micah Hegerle received Field Athlete of the Week accolades.

Ohio State's Thomas Murdaugh earned two first-place finishes last weekend in helping the Buckeyes' 88-74 victory against Michigan.

Minnesota's Micah Hegerle earned first place in the weight throw last weekend at the Minnesota Open with a toss of 66-2 1/4.

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MINDR T/F: Weekend Schedule

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JANUARY 14

Badger Track Classic, 11 a.m. ET

MICHIGAN STATE at Kentucky Invitational, All Day

JANUARY 15

Illini Open, 11 a.m. ET

INDIANA at PURDUE, All Day

IOWA Open, All Day

MICHIGAN at OHIO STATE, Noon ET

MICHIGAN STATE at Kentucky Invitational, All Day

MINNESOTA Open, All Day

Nittany Lions Challenge, All Day

The conference office announced on Monday the weekly men's indoor track and field awards. Iowa's Justin Austin was tabbed Big Ten Track Athlete of the Week, while Indiana jumper Derek Drouin earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Week.

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MINDR T/F: Weekend Schedule

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JANUARY 7

Buckeye Invitational, 6 p.m. ET

JANUARY 8

Iowa at Illinois, 1 p.m. ET

Indiana Open, All Day

Michigan at Eastern Michigan Invitational, 10 a.m. ET

Northwest Open (Minnesota), All Day

Penn State Relays, All Day

Purdue Invitational, 11 a.m. ET

MINDR T/F: Ohio State Garners First Weekly Award of 2011

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The conference office announced on Tuesday the first weekly men's indoor track and field awards for the 2011 season. Ohio State's Cody Marshall earns the nod as field athlete of the week.    

Freshman Cody Marshall began his collegiate campaign by capturing the first pole vault title as the Buckeyes traveled to Kent State for the Golden Flash Gala last weekend. The East Canton, Ohio, native set a personal record of 4.90 meters to take home the title in Ohio State's first meet. This award marks the first weekly laurel of Marshall's career and the second straight for an Ohio State field athlete since Matt DeChant took home the award in February 2010.

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The 2011 season of indoor track and field is set to begin this weekend with Ohio State at the Kent State Early Bird Meet, a two-day event, held at the Kent State University Field House. Competition for the event is set to begin at 1 p.m. CT on Friday.

The remaining Big Ten teams will open their indoor seasons on January 8. Michigan will hit the road to compete at the Eastern Michigan Invitational, held at the Bob Parks Track/Bowen Fieldhouse in Ypsilanti, Mich. while Indiana opens their season by playing host to the Indiana Open in the Gladstein Fieldhouse.

On that same day, Iowa meets Illinois for a dual at the U of I Armory Track & Floor, with field events slated to start at Noon CT and running events to begin at 1 p.m.  Penn State also begins its season that day by hosting the Penn State Indoor Relays, at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track while Purdue will compete in the Purdue Invitational. Rounding out the pack of Big Ten teams in action is Minnesota. The two-time defending Big Ten Indoor Champion will begin its quest for its fourth Big Ten title as the Gophers open competition at the Northwest Open in Minneapolis, Minn.

Michigan State and Wisconsin will begin their seasons a week later. The Spartans start their campaign on the road as they travel to Lexington, Ky., to race in the Kentucky Invitational, while the Badgers begin by hosting the two-day Badger Track Classic.

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The 2011 season of indoor track and field is set to begin this weekend with Ohio State at the Kent State Early Bird Meet, a two-day event, held at the Kent State University Field House. Competition for the event is set to begin at 1 p.m. CT on Friday.

The remaining Big Ten teams will open their indoor seasons on January 8. Michigan will hit the road to compete at the Eastern Michigan Invitational, held at the Bob Parks Track/Bowen Fieldhouse in Ypsilanti, Mich. while Indiana opens their season by playing host to the Indiana Open in the Gladstein Fieldhouse.

On that same day, Iowa meets Illinois for a dual at the U of I Armory Track & Floor, with field events slated to start at Noon CT and running events to begin at 1 p.m.  Penn State also begins its season that day by hosting the Penn State Indoor Relays, at Horace Ashenfelter III Indoor Track while Purdue will compete in the Purdue Invitational. Rounding out the pack of Big Ten teams in action is Minnesota. The two-time defending Big Ten Indoor Champion will begin its quest for its fourth Big Ten title as the Gophers open competition at the Northwest Open in Minneapolis, Minn.

Michigan State and Wisconsin will begin their seasons a week later. The Spartans start their campaign on the road as they travel to Lexington, Ky., to race in the Kentucky Invitational, while the Badgers begin by hosting the two-day Badger Track Classic.

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The Big Ten announced on Thursday the 22 student-athletes named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2009-10 academic year. These individuals were chosen from a group of 276 student-athletes honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship.

One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree. From each university's list, two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected. All of the Sportsmanship Award honorees have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these student-athletes must be in good academic standing and must have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

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MINDR T/F: NCAA Championships Review

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For the second straight season, Indiana and Minnesota led all Big Ten conference teams at the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships. The Hoosiers finished the meet in sixth place with 25 points, the best for IU since 2005 and the third-most ever at the Indoor meet for IU.  Minnesota earned 18 team tallies to tie for eighth place at the conclusion of the two-day event.  Penn State racked up 14 points as the Nittany Lions tied for 14th place followed by Wisconsin in 26th place with eight team points. Illinois earned four points while Michigan State and Ohio State tallied three points. 

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MINDR T/F: Big Ten Announces Individual Honors

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The Big Ten Conference office announced on Tuesday the 2010 All-Big Ten Men's indoor track and field teams and individual award winners. Highlighting the list, Ohio State sophomore Thomas Murdaugh was named Big Ten Track Athlete of the Year and Indiana senior Derek Drouin earned the nod as Field Athlete of the Year. Indiana's Andy Bayer was tabbed Freshman of the Year by the conference coaches while Golden Gopher head coach Steve Plasencia was named Coach of the Year by his peers. The conference coaches also recognized a pair of student-athletes for their excellent performances at this year's Big Ten Indoor Championships as Murdaugh and Minnesota senior Aaron Studt took home Track and Field Athlete of the Championships laurels, respectively.


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