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BTN LiveBIG: Evans Scholarships driving education home

The Evans Scholarship is one of the most prestigious awards available in the United States, and it has an influence over its scholars for not only the time they are in college but the years that follow. But the influence goes beyond the financial aid it provides the college students.

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Gophers win Big Ten men's golf championship

Minnesota claimed the Big Ten Championship in men’s golf on Sunday after shooting a four-round score of 1,186 at the 2014 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships. The Golden Gophers were followed by second-place Illinois (1,190), third-place Iowa (1,194), fourth-place Northwestern (1,204) and fifth-place Purdue (1,205) at the par-72, 7,152-yard Pete Dye Course.

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Big Ten hands out All-Big Ten women's golf honors

The Big Ten Conference office announced the women’s golf All-Conference teams and individual award winners on Tuesday following the 2014 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships. Ohio State’s Jessica Porvasnik was named the Big Ten Player of the Year and the Big Ten Freshman of the Year, while the Buckeyes’ Therese Hession was tabbed the Big Ten Coach of the Year.

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Ohio State, Michigan State share women's golf crown

Michigan State and Ohio State began Sunday tied atop the 2014 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championship standings, and that’s exactly how the finished the day. The Spartans and Buckeyes shared the crown in French Lick, Indiana, marking the former’s third title in the last four seasons. The two teams finish 31-over (895), 10 strokes ahead of Northwestern. See the full leaderboard and photos in this post.

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Illini men finish second at NCAA Championships

Illinois was up or all square in three of the five matches coming down the stretch, but Alabama senior Scott Strohmeyer won holes 14-16 to defeat Illini sophomore Brian Campbell 3 and 2, and give Alabama a 4-1 team victory. Junior Thomas Pieters was the Illini’s lone victory, as he was ahead 1-up when the Tide clinched the deciding team points.

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Illini men win first regional, off to 6th straight NCAA event

Sixth-seeded Illinois fired a one-over-par 289, the best round of the day, to win the NCAA Fayetteville Regional by three strokes over host and second-seeded Arkansas at the par-72, 7,251-yard Blessings Golf Club on Saturday. It marks the first regional title in school history and extends the Illini’s streak of consecutive appearances in the NCAA Championships to six straight seasons.

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