What did the dog of former Michigan State goalie (1999-2001) and current Buffalo Sabre Ryan Miller do while his owner was minding the net for Team USA in Sochi? He toured Miller’s campus and visited all of the top spots, of course. See pictures of Miller’s french bulldog Puck in front of Magic’s statue and in the net at Munn Ice Arena, plus so much more, in this post. [ MORE: View Puck’s Twitter profile ] Home from Sochi, where Miller and Team USA lost to Finland in the Bronze Medal Game, the former Spartan has been reunited with Puck.
Four years ago, Ryan Miller was named the Most Outstanding Player as the United States men’s hockey team won the silver medal. This weekend, the US will be playing for the bronze and “home” will have their collective eyes on the ice in Sochi. Home is always on Miller’s mind. A proud product of Michigan State, Miller is never bashful about sharing his Spartan pride. Miller is also aware of the needs of many in the community back home in East Lansing, Mich. As the starting goaltender for the Buffalo Sabres, he has used his platform as a professional athlete to help those
There were two exciting Big Ten hockey games on Friday night. Penn State notched a memorable 5-4 upset win over Michigan in the first game of the night. No. 8 Wisconsin followed with an impressive 5-2 victory over Michigan State. Catch up on all the stats, scores and highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2014 BTN Frozen Fridays Schedule ] WISCONSIN 5, MICHIGAN STATE 2 | RECAP The Wisconsin men’s hockey team has struggled on the power play this season, entering Friday’s contest against Michigan State (9-14-7, 3-6-6-4 Big Ten) having converted on just over 15 percent of
Did you enjoy the exciting hockey action at the Olympics this weekend? We recently shared the great work being done off the ice by Joe Pavelski and Amanda Kessel, two Big Ten alumni helping their teams go for gold in Sochi. DYK: 1,707 stuffed animals have been collected from @OhioState_MHKY #TeddyBearToss the last 3 yrs combined. #GoBucks pic.twitter.com/xglPU3TIBA — Ohio State Buckeyes (@OhioStAthletics) February 12, 2014 The 46th annual University of Minnesota apparel design fashion show, ALIGN, took place on Saturday. Check out some of the highlights on the program’s website and Facebook page! Scientists at Michigan and Purdue may have cracked
There were three entertaining Big Ten hockey games Friday night. Michigan State kicked off the evening with a shootout win over Penn State. Ohio State followed with an impressive 2-1 victory over Wisconsin, and Minnesota topped Michigan, 5-3 in a top-10 matchup. Catch up on all the scores, stats and in-game highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2014 BTN Frozen Fridays Schedule ] MINNESOTA 5, MICHIGAN 3 | RECAP On a night that started with the Golden Gophers honoring the legendary John Mayasich, No. 2 Minnesota turned on the offense in honor of the program’s all-time leading scorer
There were two outstanding Big Ten hockey games tonight on BTN’s Frozen Friday. Ohio State kicked off the action with an overtime shootout victory over Michigan State. No. 12 Wisconsin followed with a huge upset win over No. 1-ranked Minnesota. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2014 BTN Frozen Fridays Schedule ] WISCONSIN 2, MINNESOTA 1 | RECAP For the first time in nearly two years, the Minnesota men’s hockey program suffered a sweep on Friday night as Wisconsin picked up its second 2-1 win in as many nights
The Big Ten Conference has at least 42 current or former student-athletes, alumni or coaches competing for gold medals at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The group includes 18 former Olympians and 16 past medalists, will represent five different countries and seven of the 12 Big Ten institutions in five different sports. The Big Ten Olympians include 31 members of the United States team, along with athletes representing Austria, Canada, Finland and Sweden. Overall, Minnesota leads the way with 14 Olympic participants, followed by Wisconsin (11), Michigan (8), Ohio State (4), Illinois (2) and Michigan State (2) and
When it comes to the Winter Olympics Big Ten schools are well represented in the marquee sport of hockey in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Have a look at who is playing in the 2014 Olympics on the and see what some of them are already tweeting from Sochi. We’ve compiled a number of available Twitter and Instagram accounts and will be following their Olympic experiences via social media. Use the box below to see the latest from the players as well as @usahockey and check out the TV schedule for all hockey games at www.nbcolympics.com. …Minttu Tuominen, Team
Five members of the USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team from the University of Minnesota donated 60 sets of hockey equipment to youth hockey associations. A new center at Penn State received a major grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study – and solve – water pollution. The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team shaved their heads in solidarity with a new teammate – who’s nine years old. Last week, Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo celebrated a birthday. Happy Birthday to Coach Tom Izzo. No chance he sees this, he has no twitter account? Cake & ice cream time!
There were two exciting Big Ten hockey games tonight on BTN’s Frozen Friday. No. 12 Michigan kicked off the action with a home win over No. 9 Wisconsin. Michigan State followed with a shootout win over No. 1-ranked Minnesota in the second game. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2014 BTN Frozen Fridays Schedule ] MICHIGAN STATE 2, MINNESOTA 2 (MSU wins in shootout) | RECAP The top-ranked Minnesota men’s hockey team extended the nation’s longest unbeaten streak to 13 games on Friday night at Mariucci Arena, recording a