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BTN will increase its coverage of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse in 2016, televising at least 25 men’s and women’s games and streaming approximately 40 other games on BTN Plus. Additional events may be added to the schedule at a later date.
The inaugural season of Big Ten Lacrosse got underway last week, and it was filled with excitement. Let’s take a look how the six women’s teams fared during this opening week of Big Ten action.
Thursday is here, which means it’s time to post my Big Ten men’s lacrosse notebook where I touch on each of the six men’s teams and look ahead to their respective weekends.
The Northwestern women’s lacrosse team extended one of the greatest dynasties in the history of college athletics, defeating No. 4 Syracuse, 8-6, Sunday night to capture its seventh national crown in the last eight years.
As it has every year since 2005, six-time national champion Northwestern women’s lacrosse will spend Memorial Day weekend competing for the NCAA championship, thanks to a dazzling 9-7 semifinal victory over No. 3 Maryland Friday night in Stony Brook, N.Y.
Northwestern head women’s lacrosse coach Kelly Amonte Hiller will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame. Amonte Hiller, winner of eight NCAA championships as a player at Maryland and a coach at Northwestern, will be inducted in honor of her tremendous career as a player, which included back-to-back national player of the year awards while playing for two NCAA title-winning teams at Maryland in 1995 and 1996. Read more at NUsports.com.