(BigTen.org)After winning the Big Ten Championship on Saturday, Northwestern earned the No. 1 seed and an automatic spot in the semifinals of the 2011 Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament. The tournament will be held on Michigan’s campus in Ann Arbor, Mich., with opening-round matchups played on Wednesday. The tournament winner will earn the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championship. The Wildcats went undefeated in six conference games this season, posting a 4-0-2 mark. The title marks Northwestern’s first Big Ten Championship. Ohio State, which owned the head-to-head tiebreaker over Wisconsin, earned the No. 2 seed in the tournament
CHICAGO – BTN will once again provide coverage of five Big Ten fall championships, including live broadcasts during the 2011 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament, Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments and delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. BTN will televise live the semifinals and final of the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament at Penn State. Live coverage of the semifinal round will begin at 10 AM ET with the second game to follow at approximately noon ET on Friday, Nov. 4. The championship game will air live on Sunday, Nov. 6, at
The conference’s top two men’s soccer teams, Northwestern and Wisconsin, battled on Sunday. The Wildcats were able to extend their unbeaten streak to six matches, defeating Wisconsin 1-0. In this week’s BTN Soccer Report, host Kevin Egan and analyst Aron Hyde highlight the match, and talk with Northwestern standout Nikko Boxall. You can follow Kevin and the @BTNSoccerReport on Twitter, where he welcomes feedback and questions. Visit our men’s soccer page for more highlights and recaps from around the conference. Also, bookmark our Olympic Sports TV Schedule, so you don’t miss any of the action.
The weekend saw several of the conference’s soccer, field hockey and volleyball teams in action. The No. 4 Nebraska volleyball team (17-1, 10-0) made history Saturday night, overcoming No. 1 Illinois in a 3-1 (24-26, 25-18, 25-19, 25-11) victory. With the win, the Huskers advance as the only undefeated team in Big Ten Conference play. Watch Nebraska head coach John Cook talk about the win now. Take a dive inside for an interview with Saturday’s top player Lauren Cook, plus much more from around the conference. Read the full recap at Huskers.com and FightingIllini.com. Nebraska’s Lauren Cook talks about defeating the
The weekend saw several of the conference’s soccer and volleyball teams in action. The 18th-ranked Indiana men’s soccer team rallied from a 1-0 deficit with four unanswered goals from Eriq Zavaleta, Alec Purdie and Nikita Kotlov in a 4-1 victory at Michigan on Saturday night. Watch the highlights now. Moving to volleyball, Nebraska won a five-set thriller over Minnesota, 3-2, on Saturday night at Williams Arena. Dive inside for highlights of that game, plus much more from around the conference. Nebraska at Minnesota Highlights: Megan Bower and Mike Wolf wrap up the Iowa versus Wisconsin match-up after the Badgers take
Lepe Seetane and Nikko Boxall were the goal scorers for Northwestern in its 2-0 win over Northern Illinois. Watch the highlights now check back all week for more soccer coverage. Read a full recap at NUSports.com. Visit our men’s soccer page for more highlights and recaps from around the conference. Also, bookmark our Olympic Sports TV Schedule, so you don’t miss any of the action.