Apr 232014
 

Jayson Ness reflects on what winning the Big Ten Medal of Honor meant to him

The Big Ten is celebrating 100 years of the Medal of Honor in 2014. Minnesota will announce its 2014 male and female winners on June 4. Until then, we will look back at some previous student-athletes who were bestowed with the Big Ten Medal of Honor, which is one of the most prestigious conference awards in college athletics. The Big Ten Medal of Honor was first awarded in 1915 to one student-athlete from the graduating class of each university who had “attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.” It was the first award in intercollegiate athletics to demonstrate support for the educational emphasis placed on athletics and was acclaimed throughout the nation, and in particular by the NCAA “as one of the significant gestures yet made in college sports.” Continue reading »

Apr 232014
 

LAS VEGAS – North Dakota State sophomore wrestler Josh Rodriguez claimed a national championship in Greco-Roman and added a fifth-place finish in freestyle at the 2014 FILA Junior Nationals held in Las Vegas on April 17-18.

Rodriguez sat out the 2013-14 season as a redshirt for the Bison after wrestling as a true freshman in the 2012-13 season. Competitors in the Junior division must be under 20 years old. Continue reading »

Apr 222014
 

Athletics will hold the eighth-annual Golden Goldys at TCF Bank Stadium, April 28.

University of Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics will hold the eighth-annual Golden Goldys, a student-athlete awards gala, at TCF Bank Stadium, Monday night, April 28. Dinner is set for 6 p.m., with the awards ceremony scheduled for a 7 p.m. start. For the fourth-straight year, the Golden Goldys and Scholar Athlete awards will be held in a joint ceremony. Continue reading »

Apr 222014
 

It is not new to see, or expect, STMA wrestling to be at the top of the heap when it comes to state wrestling results. As a high school, STMA has captured no less than seven state team titles. Historically the same could not be said for the STMA youth wrestling (K-6th grade). While the program has always been one of the largest programs in the state, and consistently very strong, the closest the youth team had ever been to a NYWA state team championship was eight and nine years ago, when they placed 2nd in back-to-back years. The first year it was 2nd place to Adrian and the following year it was 2nd place to Kasson-Mantorville (KM). That year was also the first of seven consecutive team championships KM had won at state, a streak that included a record of 35-0. This year STMA aimed to change history and get revenge on a loss in the state finals eight long years ago. Continue reading »

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