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BTN will provide extensive coverage of the 2016 Big Ten fall championships and tournaments, including live broadcasts and streams of the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament, Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments and the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. Championship coverage starts off with live coverage of the Big Ten Cross Country Championships, hosted by Minnesota, at 11 a.m. ET on Oct. 30. The Big Ten has a four nationally ranked men’s teams, including No. 14 Michigan, No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 19 Indiana and No. 29 Michigan State. On the women’s side, three Big Ten teams
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.
No. 1 seed Penn State claimed the 2015 NCAA women’s soccer championship in a 1-0 victory over No. 3 seed Duke on Sunday afternoon at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Senior Raquel Rodriguez registered her ninth career game-winning goal, this one in the 72nd minute, to lift the Nittany Lions their first College Cup. Penn State, which put five shots on goal vs. the Blue Devils, outscored its NCAA opponents 20-0 en route to claiming the crown. Here are the game-by-game scores: Round 1: Penn State 5, Albany
The No. 6 Penn State women’s soccer team defeated No. 9 Rutgers, 2-0, Friday night at WakeMed Soccer Park to advance to the College Cup Final for the second time in the last four seasons (2012). [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA tournament bracket ] The Nittany Lions held the opposition off the scoreboard for the seventh consecutive match and the 14th time this season. Penn State (21-3-2) took advantage of its first shot attempt of the night, as both defenses did not allow a shot attempt until the 24th minute. Sophomore Frannie Crouse capitalized on a Rutgers miscue
Five Big Ten women’s soccer teams will compete in the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, it was announced on Monday. Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers all earned berths to the national tournament, which begins on Friday. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Minnesota makes its ninth appearance in the tournament after finishing the season with an 11-6-3 overall record. The Golden Gophers will host South Dakota State in the first round on Friday. Northwestern, which finished the season with a record of 13-5-2, makes its third appearance in the NCAA Championship, and
The top-seeded Penn State women’s soccer team won its sixth Big Ten Tournament title after defeating No. 3 Rutgers, 2-0, in Sunday’s championship match at Penn State’s Jeffrey Field in University Park, Pennsylvania. [ MORE: Maryland wins first Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament ] With the victory, the Nittany Lions earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Elizabeth Ball scored the first goal of the game off a header in the ninth minute, followed by an insurance goal from teammate Emily Ogle in the 26th minute. Penn State’s goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom tallied one save in the shutout
The Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament featured two outstanding games on Friday. We posted highlights in this post, but also follow all of the action at the BigTen.org Tournament Central page and follow @bigtenchamps on Twitter. Friday’s semifinals Rutgers 2, Ohio State 0. Penn State 1, Michigan 0. Sunday’s Championship Rutgers vs. Penn State, 2 p.m., BTN/Watch live on BTN2Go.