In the latest webisode of “BTN Soccer Report,” host Kevin Egan and Chicago Fire Goalkeeping Coach Aron Hyde preview the Big Ten men’s soccer season, which begins Friday, Sept. 23. The two discuss the top soccer headlines, including a trio of teams starting freshman goalkeepers, and Aron offers his predictions on who will win the Big Ten and names a pair of players who he thinks Big Ten fans should keep an eye on this fall. Watch the webisode now.
Our Student U initiative opens the door for young Big Ten broadcasters to report from their campuses and call games live for the Big Ten Digital Network. You can learn more about it here. In this video Big Ten Student U Reporter Sophia Perri introduces the new faces of the Penn State 2011 Men’s Soccer Team.
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Hello, soccer fans! BTN.com is proud to bring you “BTN Soccer Report,” our new web-only show dedicated to everything Big Ten soccer. In the debut webisode, host Kevin Egan takes a quick glance at the Big Ten Preseason Coaches Poll, catches up with Indiana men’s soccer coach Todd Yeagley to discuss the Hoosiers chances of repeating as Big Ten champs, and touches upon Yeagley’s long connection with the Indiana soccer program. Watch the debut webisode right now.
The season’s first men’s soccer weekly honors were released Monday. You can view the recipients, all juniors, here. On Tuesday, the latest NSCAA poll was revealed, and it features three Big Ten teams. Penn State leads the way, at No. 15, while Indiana (18) and Ohio State (23) round out the Big Ten contingent. View the entire poll here.
The Big Ten announced its 2011 men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Tuesday, with defending champion Indiana earning top honors among the seven conference teams. The Hoosiers enter the season as the conference favorites after winning their 12th Big Ten title in 2010.
The 2010 Big Ten men’s soccer season was a ringing success. Five of the conference’s seven teams made it to the final 16 of the NCAA tourney, headlined by Michigan’s fantastic run to the College Cup. The MLS, you can say, took notice. A total of seven Big Ten players were selected in the annual MLS draft and will now embark on their professional careers. Among the seven drafted was Indiana star Will Bruin, the Big Ten Player of the Year.