Minnesota took another step toward a third consecutive Big Ten championship Friday night, taking a 129-point lead after the third day of competition at University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Minnesota relied on great depth, qualifying 15 athletes for the championship finals, while posting two individual champions. The Gophers have 526 points while Indiana is second with 397 points and Penn State is third with 314 points. Michigan is fourth with 272 points and Ohio State is fifth with 261 points. Purdue is sixth with 253 and Wisconsin seventh with 230. [ MORE: Track the action, get results at the Championship
A 78-year-old jumping off a 10-meter platform would be great in itself. But what about a 78-year-old riding a bike off a 10-meter platform? Or a 78-year-old doing a belly flop off a 10-meter platform? That would be instant gold. And that’s exactly what former Michigan diving coach Dick Kimball did in the video in this post. VIDEO: 78-year-old retired coach + 10-meter diving board = GREATNESS. Don't believe us. WATCH #orvillemoment – http://t.co/e71DpUXzSh — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 28, 2013 How awesome is that?!?! Great stuff. Coach looks pretty good, to boot.
Michigan won its Big Ten leading 12th NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships title and first since 1995 on Saturday night at the IU Natatorium on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) in Indianapolis, Ind. The Wolverines totaled 480 team points en route to the national title, while ninth-place Indiana finished in the top 10 with 201 points. [ MGoBlue.com: Even dozen: Wolverines lead coast-to-coast to win 12th NCAA title ] Michigan had 27 top-10 finishes on the way to the crown, including individual titles from Connor Jaeger in the 500-yard freestyle (4:10.84) and 1,650 freestyle (14:27.18) and the
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. Want to bookmark the swimmer’s journals? We’ll be archiving them here. And now, here’s what Vanderkaay sent in Wednesday morning. “I am Peter Vanderkaay, former Michigan swimmer and 2012 Olympic team member. I will be
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. Illinois: Former Illinois men’s track and field hurdler Andrew Riley earned his way to his first Olympic Games in London after qualifying in the 110m hurdles for Jamaica. Riley won his heat with the fastest mark overall and recorded a time of 13.36 to move into the
The Big Ten posted 10 top-ten finishes on the final day of the NCAA Championships on Sunday. Michigan paced the Big Ten with a fifth-place finish (271 points), Indiana finished 10th (140) and No. 12 Ohio State (106), No. 17 Purdue (56) and No. 24 Minnesota (37) followed in the standings. Iowa, Michigan State and Wisconsin also received points. See all the results. Michigan’s Connor Jaeger and Dan Madwed took home top-five finishes on the final day. Jaeger finished third in the 1,650 freestyle (14:35.14) and Madwed placed fifth in the 200 butterfly (1:42.61). In the diving well, Indiana’s Conor
The Michigan men’s swimming and diving team won the Big Ten title Saturday night at the University of Iowa Recreation and Wellness Pool. The Wolverines’ victory marked their second consecutive and 36th all-time. Read the full recap at MGoBlue.com. Also, view the Championship Central page. BTN will re-air the championships at 10 a.m. ET Saturday, March 3. Final Men’s Team Standings 1. Michigan – 738.5 2. Ohio State – 552.5 3. Indiana – 549 4. Minnesota – 403 5. Iowa – 395 6. Penn State – 332 7. Purdue – 316 8. Wisconsin – 225 9. Northwestern – 157 10.
The 2012 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships is being held at the University of Nebraska’s Bob Devany Sport Center Indoor Track. Click here live results and schedule of events from Huskers.com. Also, Iowa hosts the 2012 Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships on Feb. 22-25 at the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Pool in Iowa City, Iowa. Click here for complete updates from HawkeyeSports.com. When will these events and others air on TV? Click inside this post. Look below for TV info and find the complete Olympic sports TV schedule page here. 2011-2012 Women’s Swimming & Diving
The Minnesota women’s swimming and diving team won the Big Ten title Saturday night at the University of Iowa Recreation and Wellness Pool. Read the full women’s recap at GopherSports.com. Also, view the Championship Central page. BTN will re-air the championships at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. Final Women’s Team Results 1. Minnesota – 680.5 2. Indiana – 651 3. Ohio State – 560 4. Wisconsin – 411 5. Penn State – 379.5 6. Purdue – 285 7. Northwestern – 258 8. Michigan – 241 9. Iowa – 201 10. Illinois – 84 11. Nebraska – 82 12. Michigan State
For the fifth consecutive year, BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including men’s and women’s swimming and diving, wrestling, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s gymnastics. Every event will be produced in high definition, including live coverage of the entire Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships, the final rounds of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships and the final session of the Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships. Coverage begins at 11 a. ET on Saturday, Feb. 25, with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships from the University of Iowa. The Big Ten Men’s