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BTN today announced the launch of an all-new BTN2Go, the number one sports destination for Big Ten fans and alumni, featuring immense user personalization, new school-specific video content, improved social features and integrated tools such as school emojis to enhance the fan experience. With the new and improved BTN2Go, users can now enjoy a hyper-personalized experience where they’ll always be in the know on the latest and greatest with their favorite school. With BTN2Go, fans will now have instant access to original video content direct from both their favorite athletic department and BTN, curated key social content and quick access
The 2016 ESPY Awards took place Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The annual awards ceremony was filled with memorable moments, including a touching speech from TNT analyst Craig Sager, who was honored with this year’s Jimmy V award. In honor of the ESPY Awards, I went ahead and made up a Big Ten-themed award list of my own, honoring the top performances of the past academic sports year in Big Ten athletics. Here is what I got. Did I miss one? Tweet me your thoughts, @BTNSean. All opinions welcomed! BIG TEN AWARD WINNERS Best Male Athlete: Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
If you’re a subscriber on BTN Plus, you know that BTN Student U is the leading production branch of BTN’s Big Ten Olympic Sports coverage. These crews produce more than 1,000 live events each year. Student U cultivates real world experience for more than 500 students per year with events that stream live on BTN2Go or air on delay on BTN. Our team went ahead and compiled some of the best moments from 2015-2016. Have a look in the video above. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events like these on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription.
TERPS WIN!!! No. 1 #Terps beat No. 4 Syracuse, 19-9, to advance to Sunday's NCAA title game! #FearTheTurtle pic.twitter.com/IaPGQnZwi9 — Maryland Women's Lax (@MarylandWLax) May 28, 2016 Maryland’s women’s lacrosse team is moving on to the NCAA championship. Taylor Cummings, Taylor Hensh and Megan Whittle each scored four goals as the Terps defeated Syracuse 19-9 in a NCAA semifinal matchup on Friday night. Zoe Stukenberg added three goals, while goalie Megan Taylor had seven saves in the win. With the victory, No.1-ranked Maryland will take on No. 2 North Carolina at noon ET on Sunday in the NCAA championship game.
The #NittanyLions are advancing to their 10th NCAA Semifinal! #WeAre #PennState #ThisIsB1G #NCAAWLAX pic.twitter.com/bt2C47QqXE — Penn State Lacrosse (@PennStateWLAX) May 21, 2016 PENN STATE RELEASE — The unseeded and 11th-ranked Nittany Lions women’s lacrosse team is off to its first NCAA Semifinals since 1999 with an 8-4 victory over seventh-seeded and No. 14-ranked Penn on Saturday at Penn State Lacrosse Field. “It was an awesome win for our program and just an awesome day in general,” said head coach Missy Doherty. “Our defense just played out of their minds today. They were stopping their main threats. I was so proud
#LaxCapitalOfTheWorld pic.twitter.com/yYlIYezdDN — Maryland Terrapins (@umterps) May 9, 2016 Johns Hopkins and Maryland were selected to the 2016 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament, as announced on the NCAA Selection Show Sunday night. The Blue Jays will face fifth-seeded Brown on Saturday, May 14, while the top-seeded Terrapins will host the Quinnipiac/Hartford winner on Sunday, May 15. [ MORE: View interactive NCAA tourney bracket ] Johns Hopkins earned an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament after finishing the regular season with an 8-6 record, including a 3-2 mark in Big Ten play. The Blue Jays will face off against Brown next Saturday
The 2016 Big Ten Men's Lacrosse semifinals kicked off Thursday evening on BTN. Connor Kelly scored a career-high four goals and Matt Rambo added three goals and two assists to lead the Terrapins to an impressive 16-9 win over Penn State in the first game. Adam Charalambides scored five goals as No. 2 Rutgers defeated No. 3 Johns Hopkins 14-12 in the second semifinal.
This week both Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament semifinals air live on BTN TV as does the entire Big Ten Women's Lacrosse Tournament. Get dates and times plus links to watch all BTN tourney lacrosse games live on BTN2Go.
The Big Ten Men's Lacrosse Tournament field is set and the action starts Thursday with both semifinals live on BTN TV and BTN2Go. Maryland battles Penn State at 5:30 ET followed by Rutgers vs. Hopkins at 8 p.m. BTN lacrosse analyst Mark Dixon takes a closer look at both matchups.