After 30 years, 26 Big Ten Conference championships and countless contributions to his sport, Ed Nuttycombe is retiring from his position as head coach of the Wisconsin men’s track and field program. Nuttycombe announced his retirement Friday, following the completion of his 30th season as the Badgers’ head coach. “I just feel the time is right,” Nuttycombe said. “There is probably never a ‘good time’ to walk away from something that has meant so much to you for so long, but I’m excited about what the future holds for me and my family.” “Ed’s career is unparalleled,” UW Director of
Wisconsin placed second at the NCAA Men’s Cross Country Championships on Saturday, with four Badger runners finishing in the top 50. Indiana placed 18th at the national meet, while Michigan took 23rd and Michigan State finished 31st. 2011 Big Ten Athlete of the Year Mohammed Ahmed led the way for the Badgers, taking eighth place individually. Maverick Darling placed 11th, while Reed Connor followed at 12th and Robert Finnerty finished 49th. Ahmed, Darling and Connor each collected All-America honors after placing in the top 40. The Badgers compiled 135 team points, trailing only Oklahoma State (72). All-American and Big Ten
Wisconsin won its 14th consecutive and 46th overall Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Championship on Sunday, placing four runners in the top 10 en route to the title. The Badgers were led by Maverick Darling, and Mohammed Ahmed, who placed second and third, respectively. Indiana’s Zach Mayhew took home the individual crown, running the 8,000 meter course in 23:29. Michigan placed second in the team standings with 65 points, while Indiana finished third with 79 points. Indiana’s Andy Bayer and Michigan’s Dan Lowry rounded out the individual top five. The complete All-Big Ten teams can be found below. First Team All-Big
For the first time, BTN will provide full coverage of the Big Ten fall championships and tournaments, including live broadcasts during the 2012 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament, Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments and delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. Coverage of the quarterfinals for men’s and women’s soccer and field hockey will be streamed live for the first time on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN). The semifinals and finals for each event will be available on both BTN and BTN2Go. The network will be in Bloomington, Ind., for the Big
(BigTen.org) Wisconsin won its fifth NCAA Men’s Cross Country Championship on Monday, as four of the five Badger scorers earned All-America status en route to the national crown. All five competing Big Ten teams placed in the top 25 at the national meet as Wisconsin took first, Indiana finished seventh, Minnesota placed 16th, Michigan took 20th and Ohio State landed in 23rd. Big Ten Athlete of the Year Mohammed Ahmed led the way for the Badgers, taking fifth place individually. Elliot Krause placed 17th, while Ryan Collins took 23rd, Reed Connor finished 36th and Maverick Darling closed the race in
(BigTen.org) CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Wisconsin won its 13th consecutive and 45th overall Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Championship, placing five runners in the top six en route to the title. The Badgers were led by individual champion Mohammed Ahmed, who set a Big Ten Championships 8K record with a time of 23:18 to give Wisconsin its 28th winner at the conference meet all-time. Wisconsin posted a team score of 17, tying the second-lowest winning score in championships history. Indiana followed in second place with 60 points, while Michigan and Minnesota tied for third with 104 points. Joining Ahmed in the
They’re at an even dozen, and next fall the Badgers will be in pursuit of a baker’s dozen. That’s right, the Wisconsin men’s cross country team claimed its unprecedented 12th straight Big Ten Men’s Cross Country Championship on Sunday in Verona, Wis. Landon Peacock took top honors, finishing the eight-kilometer race in 23:41 to pace the Badgers. Wisconsin finished with 28 team points, followed by Indiana with 75 and Minnesota with 101. Click here to read the full recap.