Latest 2012 Olympics News

Olympic Journal: NU's Grevers Checks In

The latest update to our Big Ten Olympic Journal is in, and it comes from Northwestern swimmer and U.S. Olympian Matt Grevers, who details a fun race he had with a U.S. teammate at practice. You should also know that Grevers likes cantaloupe – lots and lots of it. Earlier this week, U.S. swimmer and Michigan student-athlete Connor Jaeger posted about life leading up to the Olympics before some team introductions from Peter Vanderkaay and Davis Tarwater’s first post.

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Olympic Journal: 'It's Really Starting to Hit Me'

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 details her latest travels, her training, and how she felt was handed her first official Olympic swim cap. “I realized, “This is it,” Farrell writes. “It’s here!” Read her journal entry among others in our Big Ten Olympic section.

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Olympic Journal: When in France, Eat Well, Swim Hard

The latest update to our Big Ten Olympic Journal is in and it comes from Michigan swimmer and U.S. Olympian Connor Jaeger, who describes the team’s training regimen and one dinner outing during their training stop in France. As one of four Big Ten names on the U.S. swimming team sending back journals, Jaeger follows up on some amusing team introductions from Peter Vanderkaay as well as a funny note from Davis Tarwater.

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NU Wrestling Coach To Blog From Olympics

Northwestern head wrestling coach Drew Pariano and associate head coach Tim Cysewski are headed to London to support two-time NCAA champion and 2009 Hodge Trophy winner Jake Herbert who is wrestling for the U.S.. Pariano will provide blog updates to NUsports.com while BTN.com will also publish the updates. Get more details at NUsports.com and find all of BTN.com’s Big Ten Olympic Journals from all of our Big Ten Olympians over here. Our full BTN.com Olympic section with update and links is available, too.

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Post Best Wishes To Our Big Ten Olympians

A number of past and present Big Ten student-athletes are competing in the 2012 Summer Olympic in London, and we’ll be tracking all of their updates in our Big Ten Olympics Blog here. As we head toward the London Opening Ceremony on July 27, we’re inviting Big Ten fans to send their best wishes to any and all of our competitors.

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Olympic Journal: Getting Ready To Make A Splash

As part of our ongoing series of Big Ten Olympic Journals leading up to and through the 2012 London Olympics, we’ve put together a band of Big Ten swimmers on the U.S. Olympic Swim Team. Michigan graduate and Olympian Peter Vanderkaay dives in with his first post here and introduces the other contributors as we head toward the start of the Olympics on July 27.

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Big Ten men's hoop players and the Olympics

Team USA finalized its 2012 men’s basketball roster Sunday, and the Big Ten will be represented in Illinois’ Deron Williams. Williams, who helped the “Redeem Team” win gold during the 2008 games, will team with 11 other NBA superstars in search of another gold medal, starting July 29. Fifteen Big Ten players have suited up for USA and won a gold medal, not counting coaches, but Williams could become the first to win two. Check out the Big Ten’s history in the Olympics in this post.

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Olympic Journal: Lining Up For Canada

Emily Zurrer was a star soccer player for Illinois. After playing for Team Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Zurrer is back again with Team Canada in the 2012 London Olympics. She’s also one of a handful of Big Ten names chronicling their Olympic adventures for BTN.com. Find more journals here.

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Olympic Journal: Getting Ready To Run

As a college runner at Iowa, Diane Nukuri Johnson racked up the honors. But before she rant for the Hawkeyes, Nukuri Johnson competed for Burundi in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney as a teenager. Now she’s back competing for Burundi in the marathon and she’s also one of a handful of Big Ten names chronicling their Olympic adventures for BTN.com. Find more journals here.

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Big Ten Names Land on U.S. Squad

Two former Penn State women’s volleyball stars and one former Nebraska star were named to the U.S. Women’s Volleyball Team for the upcoming Olympics. Former Nebraska Husker Jordan Larson was named as were Penn State’s Christa Harmotto and Megan Hodge.

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More Big Ten Names Punch Olympic Tickets

A number of Big Ten names nailed down spots on national teams this weekend to compete at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. In this post, we present a quick roundup from the official school websites. We’ll continue to track news of any updates with additional posts in our Olympics section at www.BTN.com/2012olympics.

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Big Ten Athletes Hold Olympic Dreams

A large number of Big Ten student-athletes past and present have qualified or are still trying to qualify to compete in the upcoming London Olympics (July 27-Aug. 12). Here at BTN.com, we’re collecting the various names for an official and comprehensive list that we’ll post in the coming weeks, although your Big Ten school website is a great place to find confirmed participants from each school.

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