Five Big Ten women’s soccer teams will compete in the 2015 NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship, it was announced on Monday. Minnesota, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Rutgers all earned berths to the national tournament, which begins on Friday. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Minnesota makes its ninth appearance in the tournament after finishing the season with an 11-6-3 overall record. The Golden Gophers will host South Dakota State in the first round on Friday. Northwestern, which finished the season with a record of 13-5-2, makes its third appearance in the NCAA Championship, and
The top-seeded Penn State women’s soccer team won its sixth Big Ten Tournament title after defeating No. 3 Rutgers, 2-0, in Sunday’s championship match at Penn State’s Jeffrey Field in University Park, Pennsylvania. [ MORE: Maryland wins first Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament ] With the victory, the Nittany Lions earned the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. Elizabeth Ball scored the first goal of the game off a header in the ninth minute, followed by an insurance goal from teammate Emily Ogle in the 26th minute. Penn State’s goalkeeper Britt Eckerstrom tallied one save in the shutout
The Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament featured two outstanding games on Friday. We posted highlights in this post, but also follow all of the action at the BigTen.org Tournament Central page and follow @bigtenchamps on Twitter. Friday’s semifinals Rutgers 2, Ohio State 0. Penn State 1, Michigan 0. Sunday’s Championship Rutgers vs. Penn State, 2 p.m., BTN/Watch live on BTN2Go.
BTN/BTN2Go will air the 2015 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament semifinals and final this weekend in University Park, Pennsylvania. No. 3 Rutgers will play No. 7 Ohio State at 3:30 p.m. ET Friday in the first semifinal (watch on BTN2Go), followed by No. 1 Penn State and No. 5 Michigan at 6 (watch on BTN2Go). The Buckeyes upset No. 2 Wisconsin, 2-1, to advance to the semis vs. the Scarlet Knights, who took down No. 6 Minnesota, 4-1, while the Wolverines edged No. 4 Northwestern, 1-0, to take on the top-seeded Nittany Lions, who ousted No. 8 Illinois, 3-1. The
Penn State clinched a share of the Big Ten Championship and earned the No. 1 seed in the 2015 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament with its 3-1 win over Michigan on Wednesday. The Nittany Lions are co-champions with Wisconsin, marking Penn State’s 17th title. The conference tournament champion will earn the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament. The Nittany Lions finished the season with an 8-2-1 conference record and earned the No. 1 seed in the tournament with its 4-0 victory over Wisconsin during the regular season. Penn State will host No. 8 Illinois in the quarterfinals of
BTN’s women’s soccer tournament coverage will begin with Illinois at Penn State on Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. ET. Live coverage of the semifinal round will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 6, with the second game to follow at 6 p.m. ET. The championship game will air live at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 8. Rutgers, Penn State and Wisconsin are ranked No. 9, No. 10 and No. 25, respectively. Wisconsin will aim to win its second-consecutive Big Ten Tournament title and fourth overall. Here’s the full tournament bracket.
BTN will provide extensive coverage of the 2015 Big Ten fall championships and tournaments, including live broadcasts and streams of the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament and Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments, as well as delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. BTN’s women’s soccer tournament coverage* will begin with Illinois at Penn State on Nov. 1 at 3 P.M. ET. Live coverage of the semifinal round will begin at 3:30 P.M. ET on Friday, Nov. 6, with the second game to follow at 6 P.M. ET. The championship game will air live
With Wisconsin’s 1-0 win over Maryland on Saturday, the Badgers clinched at least a share of the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Championship. Wisconsin claims its second Big Ten title and first since 1994. Micaela Powers scored the game-winning goal in the 81st minute with an assist from Kinley McNicoll. Goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem collected two saves in the win. Wisconsin (11-4-3, 8-1-1) hosts Northwestern on Wednesday in the teams’ regular season finale. The 2015 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament will be held Sunday, Nov. 1 and Friday, Nov. 6 through Sunday, Nov. 8. Quarterfinals will be hosted by the top four
Wisconsin will be the next Big Ten school to make a major apparel move. The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced a long-term partnership with Under Armour during a press conference on Friday afternoon. Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank announced a new 10-year partnership, which is set to begin July 1, 2016. Under Armour will exclusively design and supply the footwear, apparel and accessories for training and game-day uniforms for all 23 of the University’s men’s and women’s varsity athletics teams. “The University of Wisconsin is an institution built on the highest values of academic excellence,
Are you a fan of Big Ten football in-game video highlights? How about interviews from your favorite Big Ten basketball coaches? If so, we’ve got you covered, with our new BTN YouTube page. In the fast-paced world of sports and social media, BTN.com now offers in-game Big Ten highlights, interviews and features on our YouTube page, which can be seen here! When a huge play happens or a memorable moment occurs, BTN.com video editors will post and share the video right after they happen. Looking for your favorite play from Week 1 of the season, but don’t want to scroll