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The 2016 ESPY Awards took place Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The annual awards ceremony was filled with memorable moments, including a touching speech from TNT analyst Craig Sager, who was honored with this year’s Jimmy V award. In honor of the ESPY Awards, I went ahead and made up a Big Ten-themed award list of my own, honoring the top performances of the past academic sports year in Big Ten athletics. Here is what I got. Did I miss one? Tweet me your thoughts, @BTNSean. All opinions welcomed! BIG TEN AWARD WINNERS Best Male Athlete: Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Legendary Michigan State hockey coach Ron Mason passed away Monday at the age of 76. Mason was the second-winningest coach in college hockey history, recording 924 career wins and a 635-270-69 mark in 23 seasons at MSU. He led MSU to 17 CCHA regular-season and playoff titles and guided 23 teams to the NCAA Tournament. Mason also served as MSU’s Athletic Director from 2002-07. Following the news of Mason’s death, many former Michigan State athletes took to Twitter to share their condolences. Saddened to hear about the passing of legendary coach Ron Mason. He exemplified what it meant to be
If you’re a subscriber on BTN Plus, you know that BTN Student U is the leading production branch of BTN’s Big Ten Olympic Sports coverage. These crews produce more than 1,000 live events each year. Student U cultivates real world experience for more than 500 students per year with events that stream live on BTN2Go or air on delay on BTN. Our team went ahead and compiled some of the best moments from 2015-2016. Have a look in the video above. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events like these on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription.
Michigan’s Kyle Connor fell just short of winning the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the top NCAA men’s hockey player. Hardvard forward Jimmy Vesey won the award, which was announced during the NCAA Frozen Four championship in a live ceremony held at historic Tampa Theatre in Tampa, Florida and aired nationally on NHL Network. Despite not winning the Hobey Baker, Connor did receive an award on Friday. He was he recipient of the 2016 Tim Taylor Award, bestowed annually upon the best first-year player in NCAA Division I men’s ice hockey. Connor still enjoyed a record-setting season for
Michigan's magical season came to an end on Saturday as the Wolverines fell to North Dakota.
Big Ten fans were treated to an outstanding NCAA Men's Hockey Tournament game on Friday.
The proactive addition of Notre Dame means Big Ten hockey has yet another historically successful program with national appeal, and one with Big Ten ties, as longtime head coach Jeff Jackson played at Michigan State.
Big Ten tournament champion Michigan is the conference’s lone representative in the 2016 NCAA Men’s Hockey Tournament, it was announced Sunday. [ MORE: View the interactive NCAA bracket ] The Wolverines will take on old CCHA rival Notre Dame at 5:30 p.m. ET Friday in the Midwest Regional at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Should Michigan win, it would face the North Dakota-Northeastern winner Saturday with a berth in the Frozen Four on the line. The Wolverines are making their 36th NCAA tourney, an NCAA record, and their first since 2012. Michigan is 50-28 record all-time NCAA Tournament record,
The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team defeated previously undefeated and top-seeded Boston College, 3-1, to earn its seventh national championship at Whittemore Center Arena in Durham, New Hampshire, on Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: Relive the official NCAA tourney bracket ] Minnesota’s Sarah Potomak put the Gophers up 1-0 in the first 13 seconds of the game with an assist from Hannah Brandt and Megan Wolfe. Amanda Kessell tallied another score in the third period with an assist from Potomak, and Kelly Pannek netted Minnesota’s final goal with an assist from Lee Stecklein. Minnesota, which owns a collegiate record seven