It's a busy day of Big Ten wrestling Sunday afternoon, highlighted by No. 1 Iowa traveling to four-time reigning NCAA champ and No. 5 Penn State at 1 p.m. ET on BTN.
Jesse Delgado (125), Illinois’ two-time defending national champion, is back from an injury that sidelined him for two months. In this week’s “BTN Wrestling Report,” host Kara Lentz is joined by BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks to talk about Delgado’s return. Sparks also talks about the race for the Big Ten Championship and what’s ahead this weekend. Catch Sparks matside when No. 6 Penn State hosts No. 1 Iowa on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET live on BTN/BTN2Go. View the full InterMat team rankings here, and see how the Big Ten landed an impressive 11 teams in the Top 25. On Twitter? Interact with us
In this week’s web-only “BTN Wrestling Report,” BTN’s Kara Lentz is joined by BTN wrestling analyst Shane Sparks to talk about the strength of the Big Ten, with 11 ranked teams in the top 25. Sparks also gives his take on a big weekend ahead, highlighted by Wisconsin visiting Michigan on Friday night at 7 p.m. ET. That match which will broadcast live on BTN/BTN2Go. On Twitter? Interact with us at @BTNWrestling and follow Kara at @KaraLentz.
The University of Iowa wrestling team crowned four champions en route to winning their record 24th Midlands Championships title on Tuesday night.
Both days of the 52nd Ken Kraft Midlands Championships at Northwestern will be available live and for free beginning Monday morning and running through Tuesday night.
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 –