Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up for women’s soccer in the next week on our subscription service BTN Plus. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events available on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription. BTN Plus content features live games produced by students at Big Ten universities. A subscription to BTN Plus on BTN2Go does not require a Big Ten Network TV subscription with a TV provider. To access BTN Plus programming, you must purchase a BTN Plus Subscription (see pricing, subscription length and conference/school pass options listed here) and create a BTN2Go account.
The Big Ten released its 2014 Big Ten women’s soccer TV schedule on Tuesday. View the full BTN/BTN2Go women’s soccer schedule in this post. 2014 Big Ten women’s soccer on BTN Thursday Sept 11, 2014 Northwestern @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE BTN 3:30pm ET Friday Sept 12, 2014 Wisconsin @ Michigan State East Lansing, MI BTN 3:30pm ET Sunday Sept 14, 2014 Ohio State @ Purdue West Lafayette, IN BTN 3:00pm ET Thursday Sept 18, 2014 Indiana @ Illinois Champaign, IL BTN 3:30pm ET Sunday Sept 21, 2014 Michigan @ Rutgers New Brunswick, NJ BTN 1:00pm ET Thursday Sept 25, 2014
In January 2013, Allie Adam, a senior on the University of Iowa women’s soccer team, traveled to Haiti with a teammate on a weeklong mission trip with Community Health Initiative (CHI), an organization dedicated to providing medical care to rural communities in that country and also addressing broader health issues. Adam returned inspired with an idea. While in Haiti, Adam had the opportunity to play pickup soccer with some local young people. What started as a casual match became an unexpectedly passionate battle between two talented teams. “It was barefoot — and it was probably one of the most competitive
The Big Ten Conference announced its 2014 women’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Penn State earning top honors among the 14 conference teams. The Nittany Lions enter the season as the conference favorites after making their 19th straight NCAA Tournament appearance in 2013. Penn State completed the 2013 campaign with a 7-4-0 conference record (15-7-1 overall), and returns eight starters for the 2014 season. The Nittany Lions have won 15 of the last 16 Big Ten women’s soccer titles. The 2014 season officially kicks off on Friday, Aug. 22, with all 14 conference
In 2004, a nine-year-old girl named Tory accompanied her mother, Shiela, to the hospital while she received treatment for breast cancer. Tory wrote notes of encouragement and drew pictures for her mother that made an enormous impact on Shiela’s daily battle with the disease. This little girl became the inspiration behind Gems of Hope, a non-profit organization in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, started by Shiela and two friends that works to bring joy to cancer patients in the area through art. Sadly, Shiela lost her battle with cancer in 2008. But Gems of Hope continues in her memory, distributing more than
Nebraska got an early penalty kick goal from Jaycie Johnson, and it was all it needed to tally a 1-0 victory over Iowa on Sunday in the 2013 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament finals. With the shutout, the Huskers earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth into the NCAA tournament. Watch Johnson’s goal: Relive the 2013 tournament: Wednesday, November 6 Time Teams Coverage 1:30 p.m. #3 Penn State 2, #6 Wisconsin 0 Box Score 1:30 p.m. #7 Iowa 1, #2 Michigan 0 Box Score 4:30 p.m. #1 Nebraska 4, #8 Minnesota 1 Box Score 4:30 p.m. #4 Indiana 5, #5 Illinois
Nebraska and Iowa both advanced to Sunday’s championship game of the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament after winning their semifinal games on Friday afternoon at host site Illinois. No. 7 seed Iowa shut out No. 3 seed Penn State 1-0 before top-seed Nebraska dropped No. 4 seed Indiana 3-1. Sunday’s championship airs live on BTN/BTN2Go at 2 p.m. ET. Find more information at the tournament central page at host site FightingIllini.com. Wednesday, Nov. 6 Time Teams Coverage 2:30 p.m. #3 Penn State 2, #6 Wisconsin 0 Box Score 2:30 p.m. #7 Iowa 1, #2 Michigan 0 Box Score 5:30 p.m.
The Big Ten announced its 2013 women’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with defending champion Penn State earning top honors. The Nittany Lions enter the season as the favorites after winning their 15th straight Big Ten title, the most consecutive titles by a Big Ten women’s program in any sport. BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER PRESEASON COACHES’ POLL 1. Penn State 2. Michigan 3. Illinois 4. Ohio State 5. Wisconsin 6. Iowa 7. Minnesota 8. Northwestern 9. Nebraska 10. Michigan State 11. Purdue 12. Indiana BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER PRESEASON PLAYERS TO WATCH Nicole Breece,
The No. 14-ranked Michigan field hockey team extended its winning streak to five straight games with a 2-1 upset victory at No. 12 Iowa on Friday afternoon. Watch the highlights now and jump inside for women’s soccer and volleyball action from around the conference. In soccer action, the Golden Gophers closed out the regular season with a victory beating the Cornhuskers 4-2. The Minnesota volleyball team defended its home court as they defeated Northwestern in straight sets and improve to 18-4 on the season. Kierra Jones had 11 kills to lead the way for No. 21 Purdue as they swept
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