The first USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll was released Saturday, and No. 1 Iowa paces a whopping nine ranked Big Ten teams.
Who was the best male college athlete from the 2014 sports year? How about the best male U.S. Olympian? Those are just two of the six categories in which a current or former Big Ten athlete is nominated for at this year’s ESPY Awards on July 16 at the Nokia Theatre L.A. The award show gathers top athletes from around the world to commemorate the past year in sports. This year, there are seven current or former Big Ten athletes who are up for awards. Here is a look at the list. BEST NFL PLAYER: Russell Wilson, QB, Seattle Seahawks
BTN unveiled the Big Ten Athlete of the Year for the men and women on Monday night’s “This Week in the Big Ten.” Penn State’s four-time NCAA champion David Taylor claimed the men’s honor and Purdue’s Dani Bunch took home the women’s hardware. Watch our interview with Taylor here and see Bunch’s in this post.
The 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships has reached Saturday night’s finals, and Minnesota sits atop the team standings. The Gophers, with 104 points, lead three-time reigning champ and Big Ten rival Penn State (101.5), which is in second place. Iowa (74.5) is fourth, Ohio State (52) seventh and Nebraska (43.5) 10th. See the full standings in this post. The finals begin at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN. [ MORE: Get all the NCAA Wrestling Championship results at NCAA.com ] TEAM STANDINGS AFTER SESSION V 1. Minnesota, 104 2. Penn State, 101.5 3. Oklahoma State, 87.5 4. Iowa, 74.5 5. Edinboro, 62
Three-time reigning NCAA champ Penn State enters the final day of the NCAA Wrestling Championships in first place. The Nittany Lions have amassed 91 points after the first two days, just ahead of second-place Minnesota (90.5) and third-place Oklahoma State (87.5). Penn State also has two veteran leaders in the championship finals, as seniors and four-time Big Ten champs David Taylor and Ed Ruth will both seek NCAA titles. [ MORE: Get all the NCAA Wrestling Championship results at NCAA.com ] Read the full recap at gopsusports.com. TEAM STANDINGS (Click on school to read team recaps) 1: Penn State –
The first day of the 2014 NCAA Wrestling Championships is complete, and Penn State sits in first place. The Nittany Lions are one of two teams with 10 wrestlers still alive as they seek their fourth straight NCAA title. Penn State leads the team race with 26.5 points, just ahead of Oklahoma State and Minnesota, who are tied for second with 21.5 each. [ MORE: Get all the NCAA Wrestling Championship results at NCAA.com ] Read the full recap at gopsusports.com. TEAM STANDINGS 1: Penn State – 26.5 T2: Oklahoma State – 21.5 T2: Minnesota – 21.5
Penn State won its fourth straight Big Ten Wrestling Championships title on Sunday. The Nittany Lions (140.5) become just the fifth school to win four consecutive conference titles and the first since Iowa won 25 in a row from 1974-1998. Penn State took home two individual titles, as Ed Ruth and David Taylor closed their careers as just the 12th and 13th wrestlers to be four-time champs. Iowa finished in second place with 134 points, while Minnesota took third with 114.5. Fourth-place Ohio State (86.5 points) and fifth-place Nebraska (79 points) rounded out the top five. Taylor was named Big
Entering the final day of the 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, only 11 wrestlers had won four Big Ten championships in the event’s first 99 years. Add two more to the list. Penn State seniors David Taylor (165-pound) and Ed Ruth (184-pound) joined the rare group with impressive title victories Sunday in Madison, Wis. Watch Taylor and Ruth wrap up Big Ten titles No. 4 in this post. [ MORE: Penn State wins fourth straight Big Ten Wrestling Championships ] INSTANT HIGHLIGHT: @pennstateWREST's David Taylor just became 12th four-time #B1G champ. #B1GWRE100 WATCH – http://t.co/EfZTr2FlVH — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork)
Three-time reigning Big Ten Wrestling Championships winner, Penn State takes a narrow lead into Sunday’s Big Ten Wrestling Championships title bouts. The Nittany Lions, with 128.5 points, lead Iowa by one-half point. The rest of the top 5: Minnesota (110.5); Ohio State (73.5); Illinois and Michigan (69.5). [ MORE: UWBadgers.com: Visit official Championships page ] Current Team Scores (thru consi semis): 1. PSU 128.5 2. IOWA 128 3. MINN 110.5 4. OSU 73.5 5. ILL & MICH 69.5 #B1GWRE100 — Big Ten Wrestling (@B1GWrestling) March 9, 2014 Who will be crowned as the 100th team champion in Big Ten Wrestling Championships history? #B1GWRE100 A photo posted by
Co-Big Ten champ Minnesota leads the 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships after Session 1. The Gophers racked up 77 points to jump out to the early lead in Madison. Penn State and Iowa, the other two teams that shared the dual meet crown, are in second and third place, respectively, with 70 and 68 points. [ MORE: View the latest Championships brackets ] Team Scores: 1. MN 77 2. PS 70 3. IA 68 4. NE 32 5. MI 29 6. WI 26 7. OS 23.5 8. IL 21.5 9. NU 17 10. PU 13 11. IN 11 12. MS 4 #B1GWRE100 — Big Ten Wrestling (@B1GWrestling) March 8, 2014 Follow @b1gwrestling for all