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
When it comes to college football bowl projections, Jerry Palm is one of the best in the business. Palm recently released his preseason bowl and playoff projections for the upcoming 2015 college football season, and he’s a Big Ten believer. “You can see a scenario where Michigan State goes 11-1, beating Oregon and losing only to 13-0 Ohio State, and both the Buckeyes and Spartans make the playoffs,” Palm writes. “That would mean two leagues getting left out.” Again, that is just a potential scenario. Right now, Palm has defending national champion Ohio State in the playoff (Orange Bowl vs.
The second installment in our four-part Big Ten football preview series asks a beat writer from every school for his/her team's most underrated player.
Defending NCAA Champion Penn State was chosen as the conference favorite for the 2015 volleyball season as voted on by the Big Ten coaches, it was announced on Thursday. After claiming their seventh national title last season, the Nittany Lions top the preseason poll for the 10th time in the last 11 seasons. NCAA quarterfinalist Nebraska was picked to finish second, while Illinois was tabbed third. Wisconsin, which claimed the Big Ten Championship last season, was voted to finish fourth, while Minnesota rounded out the top five of the preseason poll in fifth place. The preseason poll and All-Big Ten
Carolyn McDonald doesn’t have what you’d call a typical commute. Most days, McDonald wakes up at 6 a.m., hops on a motorcycle and rides it over patchy roads and streets to her office in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. It isn’t for everyone, but this recent Penn State graduate would tell you she’s living the dream. That dream started before she ever arrived in Happy Valley. McDonald traveled to Haiti (and on an airplane) for the first time in 2008 to do service work. She found her calling there, along with shocking levels of poverty. “I was so impacted by what I had
Want to pump up a football team? Call the the marching band and have several members enter a team meeting while playing their instruments. That should do the trick.
Two-time defending national champ Penn State paces sits atop the the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Division I Coaches Preseason Poll, released Wednesday afternoon. The Nittany Lions are one of four top 10 Big Ten teams, as Nebraska and 2014 Big Ten regular-season champ Wisconsin are tied for No. 5 and Illinois comes in at No. 8. Ohio State (No. 14) and Michigan State (No. 19) round out the Big Ten teams in the opening poll. Michigan, Minnesota and Purdue each received votes.
The first installment of our four-part Big Ten football preview series asks a beat writer from every school for his/her team's potential breakout player. See their picks inside.
The Big Ten Conference announced its 2015 women’s soccer preseason coaches poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Penn State tabbed as the preseason favorite among the 14 conference teams.
The Big Ten and ESPN have announced the tip-off times and television network information for the 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge. See your team’s time and network information in this post. [ MORE: Ranking 2015 ACC/Big Ten Challenge games ] Monday, Nov. 30 Wake Forest at Rutgers, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) Clemson at Minnesota, 9 p.m. (ESPN2) Tuesday, Dec. 1 Michigan at NC State (7 p.m., ESPN2) Northwestern at Virginia Tech (7 p.m., ESPNU) Virginia at Ohio State (7:30 p.m., ESPN) Miami at Nebraska (9 p.m., ESPNU) Purdue at Pittsburgh (9 p.m., ESPN2) Maryland at North Carolina (9:30 p.m., ESPN) Wednesday, Dec.