Big Ten Conference
As the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team keeps winning, the Big Ten Conference weekly awards keep coming. After the Gophers (23-4-5, 12-2-2) swept Penn State last weekend in their final regular season home series, two players were honored by the league.
After earning a sweep in conference play last weekend against Michigan at Mariucci Arena, the University of Minnesota men’s hockey team had two players earn league honors on Tuesday.
After earning MVP honors in the North Star College Cup, goalie Adam Wilcox earned weekly honors from the Big Ten Conference on Tuesday. Wilcox made 38 saves to lead the Gophers to a 4-1 win over St. Cloud State last Friday and made 38 more saves in a 4-4 tie with Minnesota-Duluth.
Gophers’ junior Sam Warning had a career night to help his team sweep Ohio State in Big Ten hockey on Saturday, and he received a weekly conference award on Tuesday for his efforts. Warning was named the league’s Second Star of the Week after netting a hat trick Saturday night in a 4-2 win over the Buckeyes.
After a big game in a big win over San Jose State on Saturday, Gophers quarterback Mitch Leidner earned some Big Ten Conference recognition on Monday. Leidner, a redshirt freshman from Lakeville, ran for 151 yards and four touchdowns as the Gophers finished 4-0 in the non-conference schedule after a 43-24 win over San Jose State.
Nine of the Gopher men’s basketball team’s 13 non-conference games for the 2013-14 season will be played within the friendly confines of Williams Arena. Game times and TV rights will be released by the Big Ten Conference at a later date.
The Gopher basketball team dropped to .500 in Big Ten play, losing at Michigan State 61 to 50.
The Big Ten Conference says it has reached a media agreement with FOX Sports to be the official broadcast partner of the 2011-16 Big Ten Football Championship Games.