The Big Ten Conference announced its 2015 men’s soccer preseason coaches poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Maryland claiming the top spot among the nine conference teams.
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
The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and
The Penn State men’s soccer team recently held the third annual Mack Brady Clinic, and it was a ringing success. The event honors its namesake, a young Penn State soccer fan who died a few years ago from a blood infection. “It’s so wonderful to celebrate the life of Mack Brady,” Penn State coach Bob Warming said. He was energetic, enthusiastic, wonderful little boy who passed away too soon.” To remember Brady, the team hosts a camp for boys Brady’s age to play and interact with Penn State coaches and players. “That’s what this clinic is about,” Warming said. “We’re
Yesterday, John William McKenzie “Mack” Brady would have been 11 years old. The boy, whose greatest wish since he was in Kindergarten was to play goalkeeper for the Nittany Lions, was one of the most well-known fans of the soccer program at the university even as a student in elementary school. Tragically, he passed away on New Year’s Eve of 2012 due to a blood infection. To honor his memory, the team created the Mack Brady Memorial Clinic, held for the past three years on or close to his birthday. “The event is a celebration for everyone who loves soccer
Ohio State men’s soccer team advanced past Akron in a 1-1 double overtime tie after a 15-round (13-12, OSU wins) finish on penalty kicks. Get the details inside!
Six Big Ten men’s soccer teams earned berths to the 2014 NCAA Division I Men’s Soccer Championship, it was announced Monday. Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State and Penn State all secured bids, tying the 2004 Big Ten record of six teams advancing to the tournament. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Indiana, which finished the season with a 12-4-5 record, earned the No. 5 seed and a first-round bye in its 39th NCAA Tournament appearance. The eight-time NCAA champion will face the winner of Thursday’s Monmouth versus Xavier match. After winning the Big Ten Championship
No. 1 Maryland won its first Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament Championship after defeating No. 6 Indiana, 2-1, in Sunday’s championship game.
It’s semifinal time! No. 2 seed Ohio State fell to No. 6 seed Indiana 2-1 in the first semifinal game, while No. 1 seed Maryland defeated No. 5 seed Michigan State on penalty kicks in the second semifinal matchup. [ MORE: View bigten.org’s tournament homepage ] Indiana and Maryland will play for the championship and the conference’s automatic berth to the NCAA tournament at 12:30 p.m. ET Sunday. Indiana 2, Ohio State 1 Indiana (12-5-3) got a first half goal from senior defender Patrick Doody and a late penalty conversion from sophomore Tanner Thompson. Indiana (12-3-5) will take on the
BTN Soccer Report unveiled the 2014 All-Big Ten Men’s Soccer teams and individual honors Wednesday night. See all of the honorees below. [ MORE: Watch Maryland vs. Michigan State | Watch Ohio State vs. Indiana ] 2014 MEN’S SOCCER ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS AND INDIVIDUAL HONORS Coach of the Year: John Bluem, Ohio State Offensive Player of the Year: Connor Maloney, Penn State Midfielder of the Year: Jay Chapman, Michigan State Defensive Player of the Year: Nikko Boxall, Northwestern Goalkeeper of the Year: TYLER MILLER, Northwestern Freshman of the Year: Grant Lillard, Indiana ALL-BIG TEN FIRST TEAM F: Femi Hollinger-Janzen, Indiana