On a recent “Big Ten Women’s Sports Report,” BTN’s Kara Lentz profiled Michigan field hockey sophomore forward Carly Bennett. What does a left-handed player do in a sport that require you to be right-handed? Watch the full profile in this post. Also know that we have plenty of other videos on the Big Ten Network’s YouTube page.
Suzy Merchant and Jerry Kill both got their head coaching starts at Saginaw Valley State University, a Division II school located in Saginaw, Michigan.
Kelsey Amy was the 2012 Big Ten offensive player of the year in field hockey at Penn State and in addition to working at Nike, she also designs custom shoes. Watch our feature and see her artistic talent at work.
The Big Ten Conference is home to volleyball powerhouses and Penn State and Wisconsin proved that when both made the 2013 NCAA championship game. On Sept. 24, those two squads faced each other for the first time since then. BTN’s Kara Lentz collected some of the sights and sounds from that match. This Friday, the “Big Ten Women’s Sports Report” took viewers behind the scenes with an in-depth look at a top volleyball match between these too. Heading into that match, the No. 3 Nittany Lions were on a nine-match winning streak that dates back to a straight-set victory against
Michigan State’s Sally Nogle isn’t just any athletic trainer. She’s one of the few female head athletic trainers in college athletics. In the latest edition of “Big Ten Women’s Sports Report,” Kara Lentz profiled Nogle and finds out how she worked her way to the top of her field. Watch the feature here and check out our entire collection of Big Ten video feature stories.
Kara Lentz takes a look at the Penn State women’s ice hockey team which is playing its first season as a varsity team. Watch the feature now as Lentz talks with head coach Josh Brandwene and various players.
Michigan women’s gymnastics is back. After missing last season’s NCAA Championships – this from a program that won 18 of the last 21 Big Ten Championships – Michigan has spent time this season atop the national poll. Currently, the Wolverines are No. 3 and they own the conference’s latest Big Ten Gymnast of the Week, Joanna Sampson. Watch our full interview with Michigan coach Bev Plocki now. Here’s a look at the Big Ten standings. Big Ten Overall Team Record Pct. Record Pct. Minnesota 3-0 1.000 8-0 1.000 Michigan 3-1 .750 7-1 .875 Nebraska 3-1
Attorney Marissa Pollick is one of Michigan’s first female varsity letter winners and scholarship athletes, and she now works as a legal consultant for Title IX compliance in collegiate sports. Pollick grew up playing tennis against boys before she started playing for Michigan from 1974, just one year after the team was elevated to varsity status. “We didn’t have a lot ,” Pollick said,. “We had a bathroom in the corner. We had a folding chair. And we would go in and change, and throw out stuff on the folding chair in the bathroom. And that I didn’t complain about.
On our most recent episode of “The Big Ten Women’s Sports Report,” BTN’s Lisa Byington (@LisaByington) took to the ice at Michigan State as part of a program to introduce women to college hockey and hockey in general. Modeled after a similar program at Michigan State for football, any female hockey fan could sign up. For Byington’s hockey session, she was joined by a few familiar Michigan State faces. Watch the entire feature story in this post, and get more details on this program at MSUSpartans.com. In this piece, the special guests participants include Spartan women’s coaches Suzy Merchant (basketball),
Dara McIntosh, Kara Lentz, and Michelle McMahon appear on Friday’s “The Big Ten Women’s Sports Report” at 2:30 p.m. ET and bring you a profile on current Indiana women’s soccer coach Mick Lyon and his wife Elizabeth. Both suffer from multiple sclerosis but continue to fight it and have a positive outlook on life. (Update: Watch the feature in this post.) Also Friday, Big Ten volleyball and field hockey highlights, analysis and breakdowns as well as a look at the latest “Midnight Madness” events for women’s basketball. On Thursday night, Ohio State’s Tiffany Cameron and the Buckeyes beat No. 17