The Penn State women’s soccer (21-3-2) team will be appearing in its first ever NCAA National Championship game after senior midfielder Christine Nairn tapped in the game-winner just 1:12 into overtime Friday to give Penn State a 2-1 win over Florida State. The Nittany Lions are just the second Big Ten team to play for the national title, the first being the 1991 Wisconsin Badgers.
A goal from Eriq Zavaleta in the 60th minute ended an eight year College Cup drought for the Hoosiers, giving them a 1-0 win at No. 9 seed North Carolina in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Scheduling is everything in college football. And Nebraska’s 2013 slate figures to give the Cornhuskers a big advantage. Nebraska will open next season with five home games, not venturing on the road until playing at Purdue on Oct. 12. In all, the Huskers will play eight home games in 2013. That’s quite an advantage. Nebraska also played eight home games in 2008.
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News of the Big Ten title game percolates, with kickoff set for 8:17 pm ET on Saturday in Indianapolis. One of the interesting stories is Wisconsin quarterback Curt Phillips, a fifth-year senior who will be making just his fourth career start. Read about that—and other conference grid news—in my daily links.
Despite getting double-digit scoring performances from Rachel Banham, Sari Noga and Kayla Hirt, Minnesota dropped its Big Ten-ACC Challenge game to Virginia, 68-90. Jump inside for highlights of Illinois’ win over Wake Forest and get full scores and stats on our women’s basketball scoreboard.
Nebraska and Wisconsin are set to meet in the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game on Saturday night in Indianapolis, and BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina are there to cover it. Given they’ve been debating topics here all season long, the two of them thought it would be fun to look ahead to the 2013 Big Ten title game. So, who will represent the Legends and Leaders a year from now?
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In a bit of a surprise, the ACC took four of six games last night to clinch a tie in this year’s Challenge. Let’s look at how they did it.
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