On Wednesday, Nov. 11, BTN will debut a unique look at the country’s premier volleyball conference. B1G Volleyball Extravaganza, beginning at 7 P.M. ET, features live look-ins at all 14 Big Ten women’s volleyball teams playing in seven conference matches throughout the evening. The whip-around coverage will join the Purdue at Maryland, Indiana at Rutgers and No.18 Illinois at No. 12 Ohio State matches in progress at 7 P.M. ET, and continue to spotlight additional matches for three hours throughout the night. Full matches can also be streamed via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN Plus on
We have reached the midway point of the 2015 season and very little has gone as planned. Look back at the preseason poll released in August and it is nothing like the current standings through ten matches of conference play. The nation’s toughest volleyball conference has always been unpredictable, but now a scrambled Big Ten title race features none of the preseason top four in the No. 1 spot. That position is held by a team that did not even reach the postseason a year ago — Hugh McCutcheon’s 10-1 Golden Gophers. A season after dropping out of the Top
Northwestern (11-6, 3-3 Big Ten) slayed a giant in the form of defending national champ and No. 3 Penn State (15-2, 4-2 Big Ten) on Saturday night, capturing a dramatic 3-2 victory at home. “It’s an incredible feeling. Penn State is a very high-profile, well-known program,” sophomore Taylor Tashima said. “We knew, coming into this game, we had to come to play.” Tashima logged a match-high 52 assists — passing the 1,500 assist mark in her career. She also recorded her sixth double-double of the season, tallying 10 digs. By her side, sophomore Symone Abbott and junior Kayla Morin had
Are you a fan of Big Ten football in-game video highlights? How about interviews from your favorite Big Ten basketball coaches? If so, we’ve got you covered, with our new BTN YouTube page. In the fast-paced world of sports and social media, BTN.com now offers in-game Big Ten highlights, interviews and features on our YouTube page, which can be seen here! When a huge play happens or a memorable moment occurs, BTN.com video editors will post and share the video right after they happen. Looking for your favorite play from Week 1 of the season, but don’t want to scroll
CHICAGO – BTN will offer its most extensive fall sports coverage ever in 2015, with over 250 men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball and field hockey games streamed through BTN Plus on BTN2Go to complement the network’s on-air schedule. More than 107 men’s and women’s soccer games will be available on BTN Plus. The men’s squads from Michigan State (No. 9), Maryland (No. 13) and Indiana (No. 14) all reside among the preseason top 15, while the women’s teams at Penn State (No. 6), Wisconsin (No. 14) and Rutgers (No. 24) take their place in the preseason top 25. The first
This is not a year for parity in the Big Ten, and the league may only get six teams in the NCAA tournament after having eight a year ago.
The Badgers are in control of their Big Ten Volleyball title hopes. Who will challenge Wisconsin going forward? Find out inside!
One week into the second half of the Big Ten conference schedule, and there are very few matches left that will affect the title race. Find out why inside.
After the second week of Big Ten play, a week headlined by Nebraska downing Penn State, it sure looks like the standings will be constantly shifting.
Here’s a quick look at what’s coming up for volleyball in the next week on our subscription service BTN Plus. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events available on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription. BTN Plus content features live games produced by students at Big Ten universities. A subscription to BTN Plus on BTN2Go does not require a Big Ten Network TV subscription with a TV provider. To access BTN Plus programming, you must purchase a BTN Plus Subscription (see pricing, subscription length and conference/school pass options listed here) and create a BTN2Go account. The