(AP) After losing its first six games against Top 25 teams, Iowa finally knocked off a ranked opponent. Kamille Wahlin scored all 13 of her points in the second half and Iowa upset No. 13 Purdue 59-42 on Saturday, snapping the Boilermakers’ 11-game winning streak. It’s the first Big Ten loss for Purdue, which made one field goal in the final 11 minutes. “We finally got one,” Iowa coach Lisa Bluder said. Iowa (12-10, 4-5 Big Ten) seemed like an unlikely candidate for the upset as the Hawkeyes had lost four of their last five games. Read the full AP recap and check out the box score.
Six of the Big Ten’s wrestling teams took to the mat on Friday night. In one of the night’s earlier matches, Illinois welcomed in-state rival Northwestern to Huff Hall and captured a 26-10 dual win. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for more on Nebraska-Michigan State and Michigan-Minnesota.
Minnesota beat in-state rival St. Cloud State 2-1 with goals by Jake Hansen and Nick Bjugstad. The teams conclude the home-and-home series Saturday in St. Cloud.
The fourth of the eight-episode series will highlight three high-profile medical advances from Big Ten universities. The episode will air at 10:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Jan. 31.
As I wax nostalgic for Mike Bruesewitz’s floppy mop, it’s time to take a look around the Big Ten. Who’s hot? Who’s not? And what the heck should you be looking for and talking about around the Xerox machine? It’s all right here, people. Lace up your Chucks! And come tell me what you think!
Many of you have watched Jay Paterno’s moving speech from the memorial for his father, Joe Paterno. We post it here again because some of you said you missed it. All of our coverage from the Jan. 26 memorial service can be found on this memorial service archive page, which includes Jay Paterno’s speech as well as most of the speeches from the various participants. Also, you can watch the entire service again on the Big Ten Digital Network.
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Minnesota’s legendary Herb Brooks, who coached the 1980 Olympic hockey team’s “Miracle on Ice” after leading the Gophers to three national titles, was profiled Friday in the return of Big Ten Icons, presented by Discover. Hosted by Hall of Fame broadcaster Keith Jackson, the first of six new episodes airs at approximately 10:30 p.m. ET, following the Minnesota-St. Cloud State hockey game.