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BTN Announces 2014-15 Wrestling Coverage

CHICAGO – With the Big Ten seeking its ninth-straight national championship, BTN’s 2014-15 wrestling coverage, presented by returning sponsor Cliff Keen Athletic, will be the most extensive in network history.

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Seven Big Ten names up for ESPY Award on July 16

Russell Wilson

#BTNLive Talks About Russell Wilson

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.

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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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Penn State wins 4th straight NCAA wrestling crown

Make it four straight NCAA titles for Penn State wrestling. The team’s incredible run continued this weekend as it held off Big Ten rival Minnesota to take the NCAA Wrestling Championships. This marks the eighth year in a row that a Big Ten school has won the event. Prior to Penn State’s run of four straight crowns, Iowa won three straight (2008-10) and Minnesota won one (2007).

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Minnesota takes lead into NCAA wrestling finals

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.

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