“BTN Soccer Report” kicks off with a conference preview from Kevin Egan and Chris Ritter. Ritter, the 2012 Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year out of Northwestern, joins Egan to discuss the top storylines around the Big Ten. The soccer season is under way so be sure to follow “BTN Soccer Report” on Twitter: @BTNSoccerReport.
The Big Ten Conference announced its 2014 men’s soccer preseason coaches’ poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Maryland claiming the top spot in its first year in the conference. The Terrapins reached the national championship game last season. Maryland concluded the 2013 campaign with a 17-4-5 record, and has advanced to the NCAA Tournament 19 times since 1994. Michigan State checked in at No. 2 in the preseason poll, followed by Michigan at No. 3, defending Big Ten champion Penn State at No. 4 and Indiana, the 2013 Big Ten Tournament champions, at No. 5. All nine
The Big Ten released its 2014 Big Ten men’s soccer TV schedule on Tuesday. View the full BTN/BTN2Go soccer schedule in this post. 2014 Big Ten men’s soccer on BTN Friday Sept 12, 2014 Rutgers @ Wisconsin Madison, WI 8:00pm ET BTN Sunday Sept 14, 2014 Northwestern @ Ohio State Columbus, OH 1:00pm ET BTN Friday Sept 19, 2014 Michigan State @ Maryland College Park, MD 8:00pm ET BTN Sunday Sept 28, 2014 Penn State @ Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 1:00pm ET BTN Sunday October 5, 2014 Maryland @ Northwestern Evanston, IL 1:00pm ET BTN Sunday October 12, 2014 Penn
Michigan Stadium made history Saturday night. The Big House hosted Manchester United’s preseason friendly against Real Madrid, which set the attendance record (109,318) for a soccer match in the United States. Check out our latest Gone Viral posts: The previous record (101,799) was set in the gold medal game of the 1984 Olympics. See pictures from Manchester United’s 3-1 win in this post. [ MORE: Read full mgoblue.com recap | View mgoblue.com gallery ] Michigan Stadium owns the record for the largest crowd ever to watch a NCAA football game (115,109), and now, soccer game (109,318) in USA. — Michigan
Coming off the great popularity of the World Cup, one person took the time to design a couple soccer uniforms for every Big Ten school. See Kevin Ives’ creative design ideas in this post.
Bram and Shari Dorresteijn spent a lifetime – unfairly short as it was – making people’s lives richer. [ MORE: Contribute to the Shari and Bram Dorresteijn Memorial Fund ] Now, a community that was so touched by the couple is returning the favor. On the evening of April 24, Bram, 34, and Shari, 33, of Sun Prairie, lost their lives in a tragic car accident in Kenosha County. The couple, who has deep roots with the Badgers, leaves behind two children: two-year-old Wesley and two-month-old Charlotte. Bram, a former captain for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team, and Shari, a
In snowy South Bend, Ind., the Michigan State men’s soccer team (14-6-3) fell 2-1 to No. 3-seed Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinal on Saturday night. Though the Spartans came back with a header from Jay Chapman after a two-goal deficit, they were unable to obtain the equalizer as time expired in the second half. [ MORE: View the official NCAA interactive bracket ] “It was a great college soccer game,” said head coach Damon Rensing. “It was probably what a quarterfinal match should be. Congratulations to Notre Dame on a great effort. I know they’ll represent the Great
For the first time since 1968, the Michigan State men’s soccer team is headed to the NCAA quarterfinals. The Spartans shut out reigning national runner-up Georgetown, 1-0, Sunday to move two wins away from battling for the national crown. Penn State, the other remaining Big Ten team, lost 2-0 at New Mexico. Catch up on Sunday’s action in this post. [ MORE: View official NCAA interactive bracket ] MICHIGAN STATE 1, GEORGETOWN 0 Earning its program record-tying 13th shutout of the season, the 11th-seeded Michigan State men’s soccer team (14-5-3) outlasted sixth-seeded Georgetown (14-5-2) 1-0 on Sunday afternoon in Washington,
The Michigan State and Penn State men’s soccer teams advanced to the NCAA regional semifinals with second-round victories Sunday. Both teams carded 1-0 wins, with the Spartans downing Louisville in double overtime and the Nittany Lions taking down UC Santa Barbara. Wisconsin lost 4-0 to Notre Dame. [ MORE: View the official NCAA.com interactive bracket ] Michigan State 1, Louisville 0 (2 OT) The 11th-seeded Michigan State men’s soccer team kept its season alive in dramatic fashion, scoring late into double overtime to advance past Louisville 1-0 in the NCAA Tournament Second Round on Sunday. Junior Tim Kreutz’s header 6:29
Wisconsin and Penn State each notched big wins in the opening round of the NCAA men’s soccer tournament. Northwestern and Indiana, the reigning NCAA and Big Ten champions, fell to Akron 3-2. Catch up on all of Thursday’s NCAA men’s soccer action in this post. WISCONSIN 1, MILWAUKEE 0 | RECAP | BOX Wisconsin men’s soccer opened up the NCAA Tournament with a huge victory as Chris Prince scored a first-half goal in a 1-0 win over Milwaukee Thursday night. Max Jentsch recorded three saves for the Badgers. Wisconsin will advance to the NCAA Second Round and take on Notre