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The 2016 ESPY Awards took place Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The annual awards ceremony was filled with memorable moments, including a touching speech from TNT analyst Craig Sager, who was honored with this year’s Jimmy V award. In honor of the ESPY Awards, I went ahead and made up a Big Ten-themed award list of my own, honoring the top performances of the past academic sports year in Big Ten athletics. Here is what I got. Did I miss one? Tweet me your thoughts, @BTNSean. All opinions welcomed! BIG TEN AWARD WINNERS Best Male Athlete: Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
If you’re a subscriber on BTN Plus, you know that BTN Student U is the leading production branch of BTN’s Big Ten Olympic Sports coverage. These crews produce more than 1,000 live events each year. Student U cultivates real world experience for more than 500 students per year with events that stream live on BTN2Go or air on delay on BTN. Our team went ahead and compiled some of the best moments from 2015-2016. Have a look in the video above. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events like these on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription.
No. 1 seed Penn State claimed the 2015 NCAA women’s soccer championship in a 1-0 victory over No. 3 seed Duke on Sunday afternoon at the WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, North Carolina. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] Senior Raquel Rodriguez registered her ninth career game-winning goal, this one in the 72nd minute, to lift the Nittany Lions their first College Cup. Penn State, which put five shots on goal vs. the Blue Devils, outscored its NCAA opponents 20-0 en route to claiming the crown. Here are the game-by-game scores: Round 1: Penn State 5, Albany
The No. 6 Penn State women’s soccer team defeated No. 9 Rutgers, 2-0, Friday night at WakeMed Soccer Park to advance to the College Cup Final for the second time in the last four seasons (2012). [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA tournament bracket ] The Nittany Lions held the opposition off the scoreboard for the seventh consecutive match and the 14th time this season. Penn State (21-3-2) took advantage of its first shot attempt of the night, as both defenses did not allow a shot attempt until the 24th minute. Sophomore Frannie Crouse capitalized on a Rutgers miscue
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