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Favor Hamilton's name dropped from Big Ten award

Updated: July 2, 2013, 11:39 AM ET
Associated Press

PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- The Big Ten female athlete of the year award no longer is named for the Olympic track star from Wisconsin who later acknowledged working as a prostitute.

Big Ten spokesman Scott Chipman said Tuesday that Suzy Favor Hamilton's name was removed from the award after discussions between the league and Wisconsin.

Minnesota hockey player Amanda Kessel was named the winner last week. Kessel was also the national player of the year after leading the Gophers to an undefeated ...

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