Taylor Wodnick tallied a goal in the eighth minute to lift Minnesota past Michigan State, 1-0. The victory is the Gophers’ first Big Ten win of the season. Read the full recap at GopherSports.com. Watch the Minnesota and Michigan State highlights now and dive inside for more of our Sunday Olympic sports video. Purdue women’s soccer received an equalizing goal early in the second half from Hadley Stuart, but Iowa responded with two more scores and defeated the Boilermakers, 3-2, Sunday afternoon. Read the full recap at PurdueSports.com. Big Ten Student U talks with Iowa’s Dana Dalrymple after their 3-2
The 11th-ranked Penn State women’s soccer team ended a three-year win-less stretch against Wisconsin by knocking off the No. 13 Badgers, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Jeffrey Field. Read the full recap at GoPSUSports.com. Watch the highlights now and dive inside to see more of our Sunday Olympic sports video. The 14th-ranked University of Iowa field hockey team defeated No. 20 Albany, 2-1, Sunday at Grant Field. Iowa improved to 2-0 at home this season and 5-2 overall. Read the full recap at HawkeyeSports.com. Big Ten Student U talks with Iowa’s Kelsey Mitchell after their 2-1 victory over Albany on
Former star Illini soccer player Emily Zurrer sends back her final update as part of our ongoing Big Ten Olympic Journals for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In this post, she wraps up her experience and describes Team Canada’s thrilling bronze medal match. Here’s what Zurrer sent us after the Olympics ended. “I apologize for the lack of blog updates! Everything has been so crazy that I haven’t even found time to respond to messages let alone sit down and try to put on paper what has happened this past week. It has been a roller coaster of emotions and a
The Big Ten announced its 2012 women’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Tuesday, with defending regular season champion Penn State earning top honors among the 12 conference teams. The Nittany Lions enter the season as the conference favorites after winning their 14th straight Big Ten title in 2011. [BTN.com: BTN to air more soccer than ever before] The 2012 season officially kicks off on Friday, with 11 conference teams opening play. BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL 1. Penn State 2. Illinois 3. Ohio State 4. Wisconsin 5. Michigan T-6. Iowa T-6. Michigan State
CHICAGO – BTN will televise more soccer this season than ever before, with at least 60 matches set to air on BTN, including for the first time each round of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments. Each BTN broadcast is also available on BTN2Go. The soccer season on BTN begins on Friday, Aug. 24, when defending Big Ten Champion Penn State women host 2011 National Champion Stanford, while the men begin on Sunday, Sept. 23, with seven-time national champion Indiana at Ohio State. BTN’s live coverage of men’s and women’s soccer includes three doubleheaders and one tripleheader, as
Former star Illini soccer player Emily Zurrer sends back her latest update as part of our ongoing Big Ten Olympic Journals for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In this post, she describes how she had a great vantage point for a big win for Team Canada. Here’s what Zurrer wrote Sunday night. “Not much has happened since the last time I wrote….oh wait maybe one just thing. WE’RE IN THE OLYMPIC SEMI-FINALS!!! Former Illinois soccer All-American Emily Zurrer is playing for Canada in the 2012 London Olympics. The three-time All Big Ten player chronicles her journey here for BTN.com. Read all
Former star Illini soccer player Emily Zurrer sends back her latest update as part of our ongoing Big Ten Olympic Journals for the 2012 Summer Olympics. In this post, she discusses the disappointment over her injury, but her spirits remain high. Here’s what Zurrer sent us late Thursday night. “WANTED: A new hamstring. Size M-ML. (I’ve been lifting hard). Preferably a soccer player’s, but a 100-meter sprinter will do as well… “Since I last wrote, a lot has happened here in Britain. Former Illinois soccer All-American Emily Zurrer is playing for Canada in the 2012 London Olympics. The three-time All
Emily Zurrer was a star soccer player for Illinois. After playing for Team Canada in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Zurrer is back again with Team Canada in the 2012 London Olympics. She’s also one of a handful of Big Ten names chronicling their Olympic adventures for BTN.com. Find more journals here. Here’s what Zurrer wrote today: “This past year has been a whirlwind full of highs, plenty of lows, and everything in between. Former Illinois soccer All-American Emily Zurrer is playing for Canada in the 2012 London Olympics. The three-time All Big Ten player chronicles her journey here for BTN.com.
Northwestern followed up their regular-season title with the Big Ten Tounament title. In the latest installment of “BTN Soccer Report,” host Kevin Egan and analyst Aron Hyde recap the tournament and highlight Northwestern’s championship run. Soccer By Ives writer John Boschini also calls in to look ahead to the NCAA Tournament. On the women’s side, Illinois beat 2010 defending NCAA Champion Notre Dame to advance to the second round. We’ll also hear from Illini coach Janet Rayfield about the win. Watch the latest webisode now and come back next week for another soccer update. You can follow Kevin and the
Illinois and Penn State’s women’s soccer teams are still alive in the NCAA Women’s Soccer Tournament. Next up: Illini No. 4 Oklahoma State (20-1-2) on Friday at 6 p.m. ET while Penn State faces Marquette on Friday at 5 p.m. ET. For Illinois, find more at FightingIllini.com. And for Penn State, get stories and updates at GoPSUsports.com. Track the scores and updates with NCAA.com’s interactive bracket.