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.
It’s one of our favorite annual traditions. Every summer, after each practice on our 12-stop trek across Big Ten country, the player represented on our tour bus signs his likeness. It makes for a tremendous photo op – not to mention a really cool memento from our travels. See a photo of all the players signing their likeness and relive all of our tour coverage right here.
If you missed it over the weekend, the BTN Football Tour made stops at Michigan and Michigan State on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Get Tom Dienhart’s thoughts from Michigan and Michigan State, plus read all of our tour coverage here.
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And we’ve reached No. 1 on BTN’s top 10 games of the 2012 football season. The winner: Michigan’s 31-28 overtime victory over Northwestern. This was a wild game, one that featured five lead changes and three ties. Oh, and one of the more memorable plays of the season (Roy Roundtree’s catch above). Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Until then, relive the back-and-forth game in this post.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan is the pick of many to win the Legends Division this season. And, after watching the Wolverines practice today, I can see why. Michigan looked good, easily passing the eyeball test.
Stop No. 4 on the BTN Football Tour took us to Ann Arbor, Mich., to see Brady Hoke’s Michigan Wolverines. Our guys watched practice Saturday afternoon, and we’ve compiled some of their best tweets in this post. Reminder: Watch the Michigan Preview Show at 8 p.m. ET Aug. 16 on BTN/BTN2Go.
The highly respected Phil Steele released his 2013 Initial Power Ratings on Friday, and the list is certain to get the attention of Big Ten fans. For starters, Big Ten preseason favorite Ohio State lands at No. 4, behind reigning national champ Alabama, Oregon and Texas A&M. Ohio State fans won’t like that. Nebraska? The reigning Legends Division champ comes in at No. 27, and is the fifth (!) Big Ten team.