The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and
Day 2 of the 2014 Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament took place on Friday. See the results inside!
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,