BTN’s Dan Kelly and Kevin Egan kick off the 2013 Big Ten men’s soccer season with a new “BTN Soccer Report.” Kelly and Egan preview the Big Ten season that begins Saturday, highlighted by Michigan hosting Northwestern at 7 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Digitial Network. Indiana, the reigning NCAA champ, opens conference play vs. Ohio State at 3 p.m. ET Sunday on BTN/BTN2Go. Get the latest Big Ten soccer standings here. On Twitter? Stay up to date by following Dan Kelly, Kevin Egan and the BTN Soccer Report. Find the full BTN TV schedule for men’s soccer below. 2013
The Big Ten announced Wednesday its 2013 men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list, with defending national champion Indiana earning top honors among the seven conference teams. The Hoosiers, who are ranked No. 1 in the NCAA preseason top 25 poll, became the first-ever No. 16 seed to win the national title last season. Reigning Big Ten Tournament Champion Michigan State checked in at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Northwestern, No. 4 Michigan and No. 5 Penn State. The Wildcats and Nittany Lions shared the Big Ten title in 2012. BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER PRESEASON COACHES’
On this season’s final edition of BTN Soccer Report, host Kevin Egan checks in with newly crowned national champion Indiana. Head coach Todd Yeagley and captain Caleb Konstanski discuss the program’s eighth College Cup crown and that thrilling final 1-0 win over Georgetown.
Indiana got a goal from Nikita Kotlov in the 64th minute and the stifling Hoosier defense made it stick Sunday. Indiana defeated Georgetown 1-0 at Regions Park to claim its eighth national championship. The goal came after a kick from near the corner-kick spot came in to Eriq Zavaleta. Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Gomez rushed to the right of the goal to keep Zavaleta in check. When Zavaleta’s header attempt came to the center, Kotlov then had a wide-open net and didn’t miss. [NCAA.com: View the completed 2012 interactive bracket] It was Kotlov’s ninth goal of the season and one of
With a goal from freshman Femi Hollinger-Janzen in the 27th minute, Indiana will make its 14th NCAA title game appearance, and first since 2004, this after tallying a 1-0 win over Creighton (17-4-3) in the NCAA College Cup semifinal match at Regions Park in Hoover, Ala. [IUHoosiers.com: Full recap | Box score | Photo gallery] Indiana (15-5-3) will face the Georgetown Hoyas at 2 p.m. ET Sunday for the NCAA title after the Hoyas advanced to their first title game by topping Maryland 4-4 (4-3 PKs). [RELATED: NCAA.com: View the official interactive bracket] Indiana’s 14 NCAA Championship game appearances are
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. [RELATED: NCAA.com: View the official interactive bracket] With the win the Hoosiers improve to 14-5-3 on the season, while UNC ends its year at 16-4-3. For the Tar Heels, the loss snapped a 40-match winning streak at Fetzer Field, with its last loss coming against Akron on Sept. 10, 2010. Indiana will face the winner of
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.
In men’s soccer action, Northwestern’s Tyler Miller made two amazing saves at the end of double overtime to save the game as the Wildcats and Indiana Hoosiers settle for a 1-1 tie on Thursday night. Get complete stats and details via the GameTracker at IUHoosiers.com.
Here we are in the final week of the Big Ten regular season and just as everybody expected the defending champion Northwestern Wildcats and seven-time national champion Indiana Hoosiers are battling for the championship – the two teams play tonight at 8 p.m. ET on 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2GO. Only, it’s not quite that simple as Michigan State and Penn State are alive as well. Northwestern can grab the outright title with a win in Bloomington, but that would require the Wildcats to find the back of the net, something they haven’t done in three games (0-2-1). Although, they
For the first time, BTN will provide full coverage of the Big Ten fall championships and tournaments, including live broadcasts during the 2012 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament, Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments and delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. Coverage of the quarterfinals for men’s and women’s soccer and field hockey will be streamed live for the first time on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN). The semifinals and finals for each event will be available on both BTN and BTN2Go. The network will be in Bloomington, Ind., for the Big