Grit. Hustle. Ingenuity. Passion. Those are the qualities you find in the heart of a true champion. The Badgers and Spartans have displayed those characteristics on their journey to the 2015 Final Four — the second-straight year they’ve made deep runs in the NCAA tournament. But those traits are hardly limited to those respective basketball teams. They’re regularly seen among the student body, faculty and staff, and alumni of both Wisconsin and Michigan State. When you’re not watching the games today, take a few minutes to read recent examples from BTN LiveBIG of how people from those universities apply talent,
Minnesota's quest for a sixth national championship came to an end on Friday night in a 4-1 loss to Minnesota Duluth at the NCAA Northeast Regional.
The University of Minnesota women’s hockey team defeated Harvard University, 4-1, to earn its sixth national championship in front of a sold-out crowd at Ridder Arena Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: Minnesota men make NCAA tournament field ] Big Ten schools have now claimed five national titles so far this academic year, including championships for Michigan State women’s cross country, Minnesota women’s ice hockey, Ohio State football and wrestling and Penn State women’s volleyball. Megan Wolfe put the Gophers up 1-0 late in the first period. Junior Hannah Brandt and seniors Meghan Lorence and Rachael Bona scored in the final minutes
Big Ten regular season and postseason champion Minnesota is the lone Big Ten men’s hockey team to make the NCAA field, it was announced Sunday. [ MORE: View the official NCAA tournament bracket ] The Gophers, who won the Big Ten tournament title Saturday night to claim the Big Ten’s automatic berth, open the tourney vs. Minnesota-Duluth at 5:30 p.m. ET Friday on ESPNU. Should Minnesota win, it would face the Boston University-Yale winner for a berth in the Frozen Four. This marks Minnesota’s fourth consecutive NCAA tourney appearance and the 36th in program history.
Minnesota senior Travis Boyd scored two goals to lead Minnesota to a 4-2 win over Michigan on Saturday night in the Big Ten Men's Hockey Tournament Championship.
The 2015 Big Ten Hockey Tournament championship game is set, and it will be No. 1 Minnesota vs. No. 3 Michigan. Watch the game at 8 p.m. ET on BTN (watch on BTN2Go). The Gophers, the Big Ten regular-season champ, earned a first-round bye and shut out Ohio State, 3-0, on Friday to advance to the title game; the Wolverines knocked off Wisconsin, 5-1, in the quarterfinals and Michigan State, 4-1, in the semifinals. The two teams split the season series, 2-2, with Michigan taking both games in the 24th annual Mariucci Classic in January and Minnesota sweeping a February
It’s a great time to be a college hockey fan in the state of Minnesota. The top-seeded Minnesota women’s hockey team advanced to its fourth-straight NCAA championship game with a 3-1 win over Wisconsin on Friday night at Ridder Arena. Juniors Hannah Brandt and Maryanne Menefee recorded three points each to lead the Gophers (33-3-4). Junior goalie Amanda Leveille had 34 saves in the win. The Gophers face No. 3 seed Harvard (26-5-3) in the national championship game at 3 p.m. CT on Sunday. Read the complete recap at gophersports.com.
The semifinal round of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament is in the books. Minnesota notched an impressive 3-0 shutout win over Ohio State in the first game of the day. Michigan followed that with a 4-1 victory over Michigan State in the nightcap. Want to watch Saturday’s Big Ten championship game? You can do that right here on BTN2Go. Use the links below to catch up on both of Friday’s games. FRIDAY’S SEMIFINALS MINNESOTA 3, OHIO STATE 0: BOX | RECAP Adam Wilcox stopped all 39 shots he faced for his 13th career shutout – tying the Minnesota
The first day of the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Hockey Tournament featured two games at Joe Louis Arena. Ohio State began the day with an impressive 3-1 win over Penn State. Michigan followed that up with a commanding 5-1 victory over Wisconsin. Want to watch Friday’s Big Ten semifinal games? You can do that right here on BTN2Go. Use the links below to catch up on both of Thursday’s games. OHIO STATE 3, PENN STATE 1: BOX | RECAP The Ohio State men’s hockey team advanced to the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament after posting a 3-1 quarterfinal win
Michelle McMahon, Dan Kelly and Rick Pizzo preview the Big Ten Hockey Tournament and discuss the All-Big Ten teams and individual award winners. Plus, get TV times and links to watch all the games live on BTN2Go today, Friday and Saturday.