Big Ten Men's Swimming & Diving Championships Release




Feb. 25, 2014

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BIG TEN MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW

The Donald B. Canham Natatorium on the campus of the University of Michigan will play host to the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships, which will begin Wednesday, Feb. 26 and conclude Saturday, March 1. Timed finals of the 200-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relays will get underway Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. ET. Competition will then begin at 11 a.m. Thursday through Saturday with preliminary heats, while finals will be held at 6:30 p.m. each night.

Thursday’s schedule features the 500-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley, 50-yard freestyle and one-meter diving event, while the 400-yard medley relay will be contested during the evening finals. Friday’s slate includes the 400-yard individual medley, 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle, 100-yard breaststroke, 100-yard backstroke and three-meter diving competition, with the 200-yard freestyle relay held in the evening. Saturday’s schedule features the 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 1,650-yard freestyle and platform diving event, while the 400-yard freestyle relay will be held during the evening.

Michigan won its third consecutive Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championship and 37th overall last season. Indiana finished second, followed by No. 3 Ohio State, fourth-place Minnesota, No. 5 Purdue and sixth-place Wisconsin. Iowa finished seventh, followed by No. 8 Penn State. Northwestern and Michigan State placed ninth and 10th, respectively.

The Wolverines return four individual winners looking to defend their titles. Connor Jaeger will seek his third straight title in the 1,650-yard freestyle and second straight crown in the 500-yard freestyle, while teammate Bruno Ortiz will aim to win the 50-yard and 100-yard freestyle events for the second year in a row. Michigan’s Anders Nielsen will look to repeat his title in the 200-yard freestyle, while Dylan Bosh aims to duplicate his crown in the 200-yard butterfly.

Indiana’s Cody Miller will look to reclaim his crowns in the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke, while teammate James Wells aims for his third title in the 100-yard backstroke. Returning Hoosiers Darian Schmidt and Conor Murphy won the one-meter and platform diving events, respectively, last season.

Ohio State’s Shane Miszkiel aims for his second title in the three-meter diving competition, while Wisconsin’s Drew teDuits will seek to defend his crown in the 200-yard backstroke.

Michigan controlled last year’s relays, winning the 200-yard and 400-yard medley and the 200-yard, 400-yard and 800-yard freestyle relays.

BTN will air tape-delay coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 2.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Wednesday, Feb. 26
Day One Finals: 6:30 p.m.
200-yard Medley Relay
3M Synchronized Diving (Exhibition)
800-yard Freestyle Relay 

Thursday, Feb. 27
Day Two Prelims: 11 a.m.
500-yard Freestyle
200-yard Individual Medley
50-yard Freestyle
1M Diving (Prelims & Consolation Finals, 1 p.m.) 

Day Two Finals: 6:30 p.m.
500-yard Freestyle
200-yard Individual Medley
50-yard Freestyle
1M Diving
400-yard Medley Relay 

Friday, Feb. 28
Day Three Prelims: 11 a.m.
400-yard Individual Medley
100-yard Butterfly
200-yard Freestyle
100-yard Breaststroke
100-yard Backstroke
3M Diving (Prelims & Consolation Finals, 1 p.m.) 

Day Three Finals: 6:30 p.m.
200-yard Freestyle Relay
400-yard Individual Medley
100-yard Butterfly
200-yard Freestyle
100-yard Breaststroke
100-yard Backstroke
3M Diving 

Saturday, March 1
Day Four Prelims: 11 a.m.
200-yard Backstroke
100-yard Freestyle
200-yard Breaststroke
200-yard Butterfly
Platform Diving (Prelims & Consolation Finals, 1 p.m.)
1,650-yard Freestyle 

Day Four Finals: 6:30 p.m.
1,650-yard Freestyle
200-yard Backstroke
100-yard Freestyle
200-yard Breaststroke
200-yard Butterfly
Platform Diving
400-yard Freestyle Relay 

TELEVISION COVERAGE
BTN will air the Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships on Sunday, March 2 at 10:30 a.m. ET.

LIVE COVERAGE
Wednesday evening: Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) 
Thursday morning, afternoon diving: BTDN
Thursday evening: BTDN 
Friday morning, afternoon diving: BTDN
Friday evening: BTDN
Saturday morning, afternoon diving: BTDN
Saturday evening: BTN2Go

MEDIA INFORMATION
All media inquiries should be made through the University of Michigan Athletic Communications Department.
Contact:               Brad Rudner
Email:                   brudner@umich.edu
Phone:                
734-763-4423

BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100th ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT
This year, the Big Ten is celebrating 100 years of the Big Ten Medal of Honor. The conference’s most prestigious award, the Big Ten Medal of Honor was first awarded in 1915 to one student-athlete from the graduating class of each university who had “attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.” In the 99 years of the Medal of Honor, over 1,300 student-athletes have earned this distinction, including 72 men’s swimming & diving student-athletes. Throughout the course of the season, the conference will highlight previous Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients, featuring some of the legends of the Big Ten who have earned this prominent achievement.


 

 

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