Latest 2012 Olympics News

Olympic Journal: Bronze Medal Caps Off My Games

Former star Illini soccer player Emily Zurrer sends back her final update as part of our ongoing Big Ten Olympic Journals for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In this post, she wraps up her experience and describes Team Canada’s thrilling bronze medal match.

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Big Ten totals 35 medals, including 15 Gold, at Olympics

The Big Ten Conference brought home a total of 35 medals, including 15 gold medals, at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. More than 100 former and current Big Ten student-athletes and coaches participated in this year’s games, representing 32 countries in 24 different sports. See how every Big Ten product fared in London in this post.

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Olympic Journal: Herbert all class at Olympics

NUsports.com posted the final Olympic update from Wildcats head wrestling coach Drew Pariano, and we’re sharing it here as part of our Big Ten Olympic coverage. Pariano and associate head coach Tim Cysewski headed to London to support Northwestern graduate and U.S. wrestler Jake Herbert as he competed in the the 84 kg freestyle division. In this last entry, Pariano explains how well Herbert handled a frustrating and controversial Olympic experience.

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Illinois product Deron Williams wins gold medal

Make it two-time gold medal winner Deron Williams. The former Illinois and current Brooklyn Net point guard helped Team USA capture the gold medal with a 107-100 victory over Spain on the final day of the 2012 London Olympics. The gold medal marks Team USA and Williams’ second consecutive Olympic championship, and it makes Williams the first Big Ten men’s basketball player ever to win multiple gold medals. See a photo of Williams and his two gold medals in this post.

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Olympic Journal: Update from Indiana's Farrell

As a dual citizen of the U.S. and France, Indiana swimmer Margaux Farrell competed for France in the 2012 Summer Olympics. In her latest Big Ten Olympic Journal entry, Farrell recaps what she has done in London since winning her bronze medal and writes about her excitement for the closing ceremony. Read her journal entry among others in our Big Ten Olympic section.

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Olympic Journal: IU's Farrell writes about bronze medal

As a dual citizen of the U.S. and France, Indiana swimmer Margaux Farrell is competing for France in the 2012 Summer Olympics. In her latest Big Ten Olympic Journal entry, Farrell describes the thrill of winning a bronze medal. Read her journal entry among others in our Big Ten Olympic section.

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Olympic Journal: Here Comes Herbert's Time

NUsports.com posted the latest Olympic update from Wildcats head wrestling coach Drew Pariano and we’ll share it here as part of our Big Ten Olympic coverage. Pariano and associate head coach Tim Cysewski head to London to support Northwestern graduate and U.S. wrestler Jake Herbert as he competes in the the 84 kg freestyle division. In this entry, Pariano tells us what’s ahead for Herbert once the draw is announced.

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Olympic Journal: What a Dominant Run

The latest in our entertaining and insightful series of Big Ten Olympic Journals is in and it’s from U.S. swim team co-captain and Michigan graduate Peter Vanderkaay, who writes about how the U.S. swimming team put together a dominant run.

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Olympic Journal: 'It's Going To be a Battle'

Former star Illini soccer player Emily Zurrer sends back her latest update as part of our ongoing Big Ten Olympic Journals for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In this post, she describes how she had a great vantage point for a big win for Team Canada.

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Olympic Journal: Injured Leg Won't Get Me Down

Former star Illini soccer player Emily Zurrer sends back her latest update as part of our ongoing Big Ten Olympic Journals for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In this post, she discusses the disappointment over her injury, but her spirits remain high.

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Big Ten Olympians Tweet Photos

As the 2012 London Olympics roll on, a number of Big Ten names at these Olympic Games are posting cool photos to Twitter. Have a look at few we found this morning.

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Olympic Journal: What NU's Herbert Faces Next

NUsports.com posted the latest Olympic update from Wildcats head wrestling coach Drew Pariano and we’ll share it here as part of our Big Ten Olympic coverage. Pariano and associate head coach Tim Cysewski head to London to support Northwestern graduate and U.S. wrestler Jake Herbert as he competes in the the 84 kg freestyle division. In this entry, Pariano looks at Herbert’s Olympic competition.

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Olympic Journal: Getting Herbert Ready for London

Just as we’re running Olympic Journals from our Big Ten names like our U.S. swimmers, our Team Burundi long-distance runner, and our French swimmer, our friends at NUsports.com are publishing posts from Wildcats head wrestling coach Drew Pariano, and we’ll be sharing those here, too. Pariano and associate head coach Tim Cysewski head to London to support Northwestern graduate and U.S. wrestler Jake Herbert as he competes in the the 84 kg freestyle division. In Pariano’s first entry, he explains how Northwestern helped Herbert prepare.

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NU's Grevers Wins Swimming Gold

Former Northwestern swimmer Matt Grevers set an Olympic record and won gold in the men’s 100 backstroke Monday in the London Olympics.Grevers is part of a team of Big Ten swimmers blogging for BTN.com. You can send him your congratulations here.

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Boudia Medals in Platform Synchro Diving

Former Purdue diver David Boudia and Nick McCrory paired up for the U.S. to take the bronze medal in the men’s 10-meter synchronized title at the London Olympics on Monday. China won gold and Mexico won silver.

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Olympic Journal: I Carried the Flag for Burundi

Former Iowa standout runner Diane Nukuri Johnson is running for Burundi in the 2012 London Olympics. She’s also one of our Big Ten names chronicling their Olympic adventures for BTN.com, and this time she tells us what it was like to prepare for the trip to London and how she wound up carrying the flag for Burundi on Friday night. Find more journals here.

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Olympic Tweets from Big Ten Names

With the Olympics off to a roaring start, we’ve been keeping our eyes on the Twitter accounts for any Big Ten name competing in London. Have a look at a few choice tweets from over the weekend, and see the entire list of Big Ten names involved in the post below.

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Bryant Takes Silver In 3M Synchro Diving

Kelci Bryant, the 23-year-old two-time NCAA diving champion from the University of Minnesota swim team and a five-time national champion, landed gold as she and diving partner Abigail Johnston finished second Sunday in the women’s 3-meter synchronized diving. Bryant and Johnston became the first Americans to win an Olympic medal in diving since the 2000 Sydney Games.

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Olympic Journal: Big Ten Swimmers Making Waves

The latest of our Big Ten Olympic Journals is in and this time U.S. swimmer and Michigan product Davis Tarwater is back to tell us about the Opening Ceremony, bronze medals, and one big Wildcat. Tarwater is one of four Big Ten swimmers teaming up to send back journal entries as they prepare for the 2012 London Olympics.

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Olympic Journal: Village Buzzes With Anticipation

Gia Lewis-Smallwood is a former discus thrower at Illinois who recently qualified for the 2012 London Olympics as a member of Team USA. In her second Big Ten Olympic journal for BTN.com, she writes about what it’s like to be in London. Read her first entry in this post and find more Big Ten Olympic journals here.

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Olympic Journal: My Room With a View

As a dual citizen of the U.S. and France, Indiana swimmer Margaux Farrell is competing for France in the 2012 Summer Olympics. In her latest Big Ten Olympic Journal entry, Farrell describes arriving in London and getting introduced to the Olympic pool. Read her journal entry among others in our Big Ten Olympic section.

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Olympic Journal: Bump in the Road for My Olympics

Former star Illini soccer player Emily Zurrer sends back her latest update as part of our ongoing Big Ten Olympic Journals for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In this post, she describe the days leading up to Canada’s Olympic game and she has a little bad news to report.

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Olympic Journal: Hello London! We're Here!

The latest in our entertaining and insightful series of Big Ten Olympic Journals is in and it’s from U.S. swim team co-captain and Michigan graduate Peter Vanderkay, one of four swimmers sending back reports. Vanderkaay reveals the name of his Olympic roommate, the all-you-can-eat McDonald’s, and more as we’re just days away from Friday’s Opening Ceremony. Read Vanderkaay’s latest entry in this post and check out all of our Big Ten Olympic Journals throughout the 2012 Olympics.

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Sending Off Our Big Ten 2012 Olympians

The Big Ten Conference and member schools released their official lists of all Big Ten names past and present competing in the upcoming 2012 London Summer Olympics, which open this Friday. The list includes the handful of Big Ten athletes contributing Olympic journals to BTN.com, featuring an entertaining band of Big Ten swimmers. Find the official list by school in this post and click on the linked names to find the latest journals from those athletes.

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Olympic Journal: Training in London Begins

Felix Aronovich is a Penn State gymnast competing for Israel in the upcoming Summer Olympics and in his second Big ten Olympic Journal entry he details his taring reguimen, among other things. Go back and read his first entry, then read his latest update in the post below.

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