Track & Field

Video: Bunch, Taylor win Big Ten Athletes of the Year

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David Taylor - Male Athlete of the Year (2014)

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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.

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UW men, Penn State women defend B1G track & field titles

There were familiar teams at the top of the Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Sunday, as the Wisconsin men and Penn State women defended their 2013 crowns. For the Wisconsin men, it’s three titles in a row and 26 overall. BTN will air tape-delay coverage of the championships at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 25.

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Wisconsin men, Penn State women win Big Ten indoor titles

The Wisconsin men and Penn State women claimed Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday in Geneva, Ohio. For the Badgers, the title marks their second consecutive and 25th overall; for the Nittany Lions, it marks their third overall. Read more in this post.

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Purdue's Raheem Mostert wins gold in 60 & 200-meter

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Mostert Returns the Penn State Kickoff 100 Yards for TD

Purdue two-sport athlete Raheem Mostert is showing off his breakaway speed at the 2014 Big Ten Indoor Track & Field Championships. Mostert, a running back returner on the football team, took gold in the 60-meter (6.63) and 200-meter (20.73) Saturday. Not only that, he set the school mark in the former and an event record in the latter. Watch Mostert on the football field here and see his 60m title in this post.

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Register now for 3rd Annual BTN Big 10K

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BTN B1G Women's 10K Winner Interview - Stephanie Pezzulo

CHICAGO –Registration opens at 10 AM today for the BTN Big 10K, the summer race that turns the Chicago lakefront into a Big Ten Tailgate Party. The nationally televised 10K and 5K races return to Soldier Field on Saturday, July 26. Special Olympics Chicago is the race’s charity partner for the second straight year.

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Gophers' Wally Ellenson wins gold in high jump

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Wally Ellenson entered Minnesota last year as a noted leaper. We saw a few glimpses of the 6-foot-4 guard’s athleticism on the hardwood during his freshman season. Here’s one example. And another. Nothing, however, compares to his latest leap. On Sunday, Ellenson won gold in the high jump (2.15 meters; or just over seven feet) at the Junior Pan Am Games in Medellin, Colombia.

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