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.
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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.
What would it be like to play on the same team as your two twin brothers? That’s the case for Minnesota sophomore Mike Reilly, who is joined by his brothers, Ryan and Connor, on the Minnesota Gophers men’s ice hockey team. I caught up with the Gophers’ standout defenseman and asked him that question and more before Minnesota takes the ice against Michigan State tonight at 9 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go as part of our Big Ten men’s hockey Frozen Friday doubleheader.
BTN’s third Frozen Friday of the year was a good one. Michigan cruised to a 5-2 victory over Michigan State in the first game of the night. Wisconsin followed with an impressive 5-3 come-from-behind win over Ohio State in the nightcap. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post.
Joe Cox is a standout freshman forward for Michigan State’s men’s ice hockey team, but if hockey doesn’t work out for Cox, he may have a future in professional wrestling.