Friday’s semifinals in the 2012 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament are set and both games will air on BTN/BTN2Go. Penn State faces Illinois at 10 a.m. ET and Ohio State plays Michigan at 12:30 p.m. ET. The winners advance to Sunday’s final at noon ET, and that will also air on BTN/BTN2Go. Track it all at the Tournament Central page at IUHoosiers.com.
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Among my other daily links from around the Big Ten, Doug Lesmerises of the Cleveland Plain Dealer got an exclusive interview with New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow. You may have heard of him. In addition to being known for an iconic pose, Tebow once was a Heisman winning quarterback for Urban Meyer at Florida. Lesmerises talked to Tebow about a variety of subjects, including Buckeye quarterback Braxton Miller. What advice would Tebow give Miller?
Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners.
The Purdue women’s volleyball team gets a five set win on the road over Illinois, 3-2 (26-24, 20-25,21-25,25-20,15-9).
Wednesday night on the latest episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Football,” our cameras gave Big Ten fans a great look into last Saturday night’s big-time Legends Division matchup between Michigan and Nebraska. Watch the clip from the show that highlights the key moments from Nebraska’s victory now. And make sure to take in the entire video, because you’ll see Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell celebrate with Herbie Husker at the end. Nice ups, Herbie!
On Wednesday night’s “Big Ten Football & Beyond,” our crew discussed player safety, with an emphasis on Daydrion Taylor’s vicious hit on Bob Stephenson 15 years ago. The play ended both players’ careers, and BTN analyst and sideline reporter Jon Jansen, who played in the 1997 Michigan-Penn State game, joined the panel to give his thoughts on the hit and its aftermath. Watch the video here.
With just over a month to play, the bowl picture is starting to come into focus. You can’t talk bowls without talking bowl payouts. And, in 2012, the Big Ten’s postseason bottom line may take a hit.