Indiana women’s soccer head coach Mick Lyon announced he is retiring as the head coach of the women’s soccer program. In his 11 seasons at Indiana, Lyon went 95-98-21 and is 202-163-39 for his career. Read more at IUHoosiers.com. Earlier this season, Lyon and his wife were profiled on “The Big Ten Wiomen’s Sports Report,” and you can watch the entire feature in this post.
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Act Two of the Big Ten title game is almost upon us, but it will be difficult to top last year’s 42-39 sprint that Wisconsin won over Michigan State. Still, Wisconsin and Nebraska will try. Like last year’s Badgers-Spartans game, this year’s Badgers-Huskers game is a rematch of a scintillating regular-season meeting.
Three days away, the field at Lucas Oil Stadium is ready to host the 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game on Saturday night. The B1G Championship Game logo has been added to midfield, the “B1G” logo to the 25-yard lines, and the school names to the end zones. See a photo, courtesy of @B1GFootball, in this post.
BTN2Go will provide live coverage of the three Big Ten teams that are hosting NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament action this weekend. Nebraska’s first-round match vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore (Thursday, 8 p.m. ET) and the potential second-round match against the winner of Kansas State/Northern Iowa (Friday, 8 p.m.ET) will be televised live by NET in Nebraska and streamed live on BTN2Go.
On tonight’s episode “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2012” at 7:30 p.m. we featuring several more rich stories about Big Ten football, including a look at Ohio State’s Zach Boren, the senior fullback-turned-linebacker who played in his final Michigan-Ohio State game.
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All in all, it was quite a good first night for the Big Ten in its Challenge with the ACC. Let’s take a quick look at the results.
Illinois A.D. Mike Thomas had heard enough speculation about the future of Tim Beckman. So, Thomas squashed it by saying Beckman will be back for a second season. Read about that and other Big Ten grid news in my daily links.