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A race to remember: 'I had no idea I fell like that' in inspirational 2008 run

On this Wednesday, June 3, it's National Running Day. So we reached back into our archives to find one of the most memorable runs in BTN history. Watch this remarkable race video from 2008 and then read our recent Q&A with the Minnesota runner who pulled it off. "After I fell, it was as if a vacuum had sucked all the energy out of the place," the runner remembers. "Then, as I started to gain momentum, it was like a crescendo of noise and excitement, all the way to the finish line."

Register now for 3rd Annual BTN Big 10K

CHICAGO –Registration opens at 10 AM today for the BTN Big 10K, the summer race that turns the Chicago lakefront into a Big Ten Tailgate Party. The nationally televised 10K and 5K races return to Soldier Field on Saturday, July 26. Special Olympics Chicago is the race’s charity partner for the second straight year. New this year, Chicago’s World Famous Garrett Popcorn Shops® is offering a certificate for a One Gallon Tin of the Chicago Mix to each of the first 1,500 runners who sign up for the race. Last year, a record-breaking 13,000 runners participated from 43 states and

Gophers' Wally Ellenson wins gold in high jump

Wally Ellenson entered Minnesota last year as a noted leaper. We saw a few glimpses of the 6-foot-4 guard’s athleticism on the hardwood during his freshman season. Here’s one example. And another. Nothing, however, compares to his latest leap. On Sunday, Ellenson won gold in the high jump (2.15 meters; or just over seven feet) at the Junior Pan Am Games in Medellin, Colombia. Wally Ellenson checks in after winning high jump gold at the Pan Am Jr. Championships…. http://t.co/l1HtNqlMR0 — Gopher M Track/CC (@gophermtrackcc) August 26, 2013

Your All-Big Ten outdoor track & field teams

The Big Ten Conference office announced on Tuesday the 2012 All-Big Ten men’s and women’s outdoor track and field teams and individual award winners. See all of the teams and superlative winners in this post. WOMEN Track Athlete of the Year: Christina Manning, Ohio State Field Athlete of the Year: Alexis Thomas, Ohio State Track Athlete of the Championships: Ashley Spencer, Illinois Field Athlete of the Championships: Alexis Thomas, Ohio State Freshman of the Year: Ashley Spencer, Illinois Coach of the Year: Karen Dennis, Ohio State FIRST TEAM Ryisha Boyd, Illinois Latoya Griffith, Illinois Ashley Kelly, Illinois Stephanie Richartz, Illinois

OSU women, UW men win B1G outdoor track titles

The Ohio State women and Wisconsin men won Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday afternoon at Dan McClimon Memorial Track/Soccer Complex in Madison, Wis. View the Championships Central page, see all the results and find the final standings in this post. WOMEN’S FINAL STANDINGS 1. Ohio State 117 2. Illinois 110 2. Nebraska 110 4. Penn State 87 5. Wisconsin 78 6. Michigan State 72 7. Michigan 67 8. Iowa 53 9. Minnesota 45 10. Indiana 40 10. Purdue 40 MEN’S FINAL STANDINGS 1. Wisconsin 121 2. Nebraska 115.50 3. Indiana 115 4. Ohio State 86 5.

Big Ten announces indoor track & field teams

The Big Ten Conference office announced Tuesday the 2012 All-Big Ten men’s and women’s indoor track and field teams and individual award winners. See the winners in this post. WOMEN Track Athlete of the Year: Christina Manning, Ohio State Field Athlete of the Year: Leah Eber, Purdue Freshman of the Year: Ashley Spencer, Illinois Track Athlete of the Championships: Christina Manning, Ohio State Field Athletes of the Championships: Dani Bunch, Purdue Coach of the Year: Gary Pepin, Nebraska First Team Latoya Griffith, Illinois Ashley Kelly, Illinois Ashley Spencer, Illinois Asia Thomas, Illinois Monique Riddick, Indiana Rebecca Addison, Michigan Shannon Osika,

Nebraska, IU win Big Ten track & field crowns

The Nebraska women and Indiana men claimed 2012 Big Ten indoor track and field titles Saturday at the Devaney Center Indoor Track. For the Huskers, competing in their first Big Ten championship event, it was their second straight conference title, as they won the Big 12 crown last season. Read the full release at Huskers.com. Meanwhile, the Hoosier men won their first Big Ten crown since 1992. Read the full release at IUHoosiers.com. Also, find all the men’s and women’s results and visit the Championship Central page. BTN will re-air the 2012 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships at

Track, swimming championships this weekend

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