When it comes to the Winter Olympics Big Ten schools are well represented in the marquee sport of hockey in both the men’s and women’s divisions. Have a look at who is playing in the 2014 Olympics on the and see what some of them are already tweeting from Sochi. We’ve compiled a number of available Twitter and Instagram accounts and will be following their Olympic experiences via social media. Use the box below to see the latest from the players as well as @usahockey and check out the TV schedule for all hockey games at www.nbcolympics.com. …Minttu Tuominen, Team
Five members of the USA Women’s Olympic Hockey Team from the University of Minnesota donated 60 sets of hockey equipment to youth hockey associations. A new center at Penn State received a major grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study – and solve – water pollution. The University of Michigan men’s lacrosse team shaved their heads in solidarity with a new teammate – who’s nine years old. Last week, Michigan State men’s basketball coach Tom Izzo celebrated a birthday. Happy Birthday to Coach Tom Izzo. No chance he sees this, he has no twitter account? Cake & ice cream time!
There were two exciting Big Ten hockey games tonight on BTN’s Frozen Friday. No. 12 Michigan kicked off the action with a home win over No. 9 Wisconsin. Michigan State followed with a shootout win over No. 1-ranked Minnesota in the second game. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2014 BTN Frozen Fridays Schedule ] MICHIGAN STATE 2, MINNESOTA 2 (MSU wins in shootout) | RECAP The top-ranked Minnesota men’s hockey team extended the nation’s longest unbeaten streak to 13 games on Friday night at Mariucci Arena, recording a
Following tonight’s men’s basketball game against visiting Northwestern, learn how the University of Wisconsin is using DNA research to save honey bees, and get to know an amazing program that helps women on the other side of the globe. Brittany Ammerman, a junior forward for the Wisconsin women’s hockey team, works with the group Health by Motorbike. Please enjoy this bonus footage not featured in tonight’s BTN LiveBIG premiere: This year, Ammerman is having a great season on the ice. She’s among the national scoring leaders, and the Wisconsin women’s team is one of the best in the country. But
BTN’s third Frozen Friday of the year was a good one. Michigan cruised to a 5-2 victory over Michigan State in the first game of the night. Wisconsin followed with an impressive 5-3 come-from-behind win over Ohio State in the nightcap. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post. [ MORE: View the 2014 BTN Frozen Fridays Schedule ] WISCONSIN 5, OHIO STATE 3 | RECAP Led by a balanced attack, the No. 9 Wisconsin men’s hockey team overcame a 2-1 deficit to defeat Big Ten rival Ohio State, 5-3, Friday night at the Kohl
Friday featured a doubleheader of Big Ten hockey games on BTN. Ohio State kicked off the night with a 5-3 win over Michigan State, while Wisconsin followed with an impressive 5-2 victory over Michigan in the second game of the evening. Catch up on all the action in this post. [ MORE: Ohio State’s Ryan Dzingel nets Big Ten’s first hat trick ] OHIO STATE 5, MICHIGAN STATE 3 | RECAP | BOX The Ohio State men’s hockey team scored three unanswered third-period goals to defeat Michigan State, 5-3, Friday in Value City Arena. Junior leading scorer Ryan Dzingel led
Mark Burish may have had his doubt about being a hockey parent, but much to the benefit of University of Wisconsin athletes, he eventually warmed up to the idea. Years ago, Mark’s wife Helen (who, like her husband, is a UW graduate) called to tell him their neighbor had recommended bringing their two children, Adam and Nikki, to a local ice rink to learn to skate. To Mark, that signaled the start of a hockey parent’s life he didn’t want to lead. The sport grew on him though, and his two kids went on to be captains of NCAA championship
Want to tune into some Big Ten hockey this weekend? No problem. BTN has you covered. Here is a quick rundown of the upcoming Big Ten hockey schedule and a recap of recent news leading up the weekend ahead. Let’s dive into the action: [ More: Big Ten Hockey Standings ] Friday: 11/1/2013 American Int’l College at Michigan State – 7 p.m. ET, BTN2Go. Michigan State hockey twitter account: @MSU_Hockey WATCH @TomAnastos weekly press conference here: http://t.co/dwl1zyK33i — MSU_Hockey (@MSU_Hockey) October 29, 2013 Lake Superior State at Wisconsin – 8:00 p.m. ET, BTN2Go. Wisconsin hockey twitter account: @BadgerMHockey Did you
Earlier today, BTN.com streamed the Big Ten Hockey Media Day live for hockey fans looking to get ready for the conference’s inaugural men’s hockey season. You can still watch the entire even for free via this link, but we also carved out each of the six coaches’ media sessions in this post. Watch them all below. Also, check out a few Big Ten Hockey Media Day pictures from Big Ten Network’s Instagram account. Here are the videos. Minnesota head coach Don Lucia *** Ohio State head coach Steve Rohlik *** Penn State head coach Guy Gadowsky *** Michigan coach Red
It’s tough to find an individual more emblematic of Wisconsin hockey than Mike Eaves. The Badgers’ head coach, all-time leading scorer, 1977 national champion and head coach of the 2006 title team has been around for it all. From the earliest days of Big Ten hockey, where informal standings were kept between schools and a trophy given out for the best record (there weren’t enough teams for a Big Ten conference) to the emergence of the new Big Ten, as a player and coach, Eaves’ knowledge bridges that gap. Big Ten Hockey Media Day was Thursday, Sept. 19 in St.