Monday's links: Martinez, hoops primer & much more

Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez has progressively gotten better each year in Lincoln. It’s no accident. A reason for that improvement has been his offseason work with quarterback guru Steve Calhoun in southern California. Well, Martinez is still working with Calhoun, looking to punctuate his Cornhuskers career in style. And, hopefully, the program’s first league title since 1999.

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Gallery: Hoosiers roll to College World Series

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For the first time since 1984, the Big Ten is sending a baseball team to the College World Series. And for the first time in school history, it’s Indiana, the 2013 Big Ten regular-season and tourney champion. The Hoosiers swept its best-of-3 series with Florida State on Sunday to advance to Omaha, Neb. View a photo gallery, courtesy USA TODAY Sports, in this post.

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McRobbie, others congratulate CWS-bound Hoosiers

The College World Series is a pretty big deal. So, it comes as no surprise that Indiana received its share of love Sunday after sealing up the program’s first CWS berth, and the Big Ten’s first since 1984 (Michigan). Indiana beat Florida State, 11-6, to sweep the best-of-3 Tallahassee Super Regional.

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Off to Omaha! Indiana advances to first CWS

Indiana is making its first trip to the College World Series. And the Hoosiers have broken a long CWS drought for the Big Ten along the way. Sam Travis hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning to break open a tie game as Indiana defeated Florida State 11-6 on Sunday in the Tallahassee Super Regional.

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Indiana's Drouin first five-time NCAA high jump champ

History-making Indiana high jumper Derek Drouin put his name in the NCAA record books Friday at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Drouin cleared 2.34m (7-8) to claim the NCAA high jump crown and became the first five-time champion in the event.

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Debate It: 2013 Big Ten rushing TD leader?

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Braxton Miller TD Run vs. UAB

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There used to be a time when the rushing touchdown leaderboard always came down to the elite running backs. These days, the running backs receive stiff competition from dual-threat quarterbacks. More specifically, in the Big Ten, Kain Colter, Taylor Martine and Braxton Miller. Will a signal-caller lead the Big Ten in rushing scores this fall? See Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina’s picks in this post.

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