“BTN Soccer Report” kicks off with a conference preview from Kevin Egan and Chris Ritter. Ritter, the 2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year out of Northwestern, joins Egan to discuss the top storylines around the Big Ten.
The Big Ten Conference announced its 2014 men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Maryland claiming the top spot in its first year in the conference.
The Big Ten released its 2014 Big Ten men’s soccer TV schedule on Tuesday. View the full BTN/BTN2Go soccer schedule in this post.
Coming off the great popularity of the World Cup, one person took the time to design a couple soccer uniforms for every Big Ten school. See Kevin Ives’ creative design ideas in this post.
In snowy South Bend, Ind., the Michigan State men’s soccer team (14-6-3) fell 2-1 to No. 3-seed Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal on Saturday night. Though the Spartans came back with a header from Jay Chapman after a two-goal deficit, they were unable to obtain the equalizer as time expired in the second half.
Two Big Ten men’s soccer teams advanced to Sunday’s championship match with semifinal wins at host site Ohio State on Friday. In the first semifinal, Indiana beat Penn State 1-0 in an overtime shootout. The Hoosiers shot a perfect 5-of-5 in the shootout. In the second semifinal, Michigan State junior Fatai Alashe scored the game’s lone goal as the Spartans defeated Northwestern, 1-0.