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
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 Conference announced its 2015 women’s soccer preseason coaches poll and players to watch list on Wednesday, with Penn State tabbed as the preseason favorite among the 14 conference teams.
Every member of the U.S. women’s national team will get a Sports Illustrated cover, the publication announced Monday. [ SEE COVERS: Ali Krieger | Alyssa Naeher | Carli Lloyd | Jill Ellis ] That means ex-Penn State standouts Ali Krieger and Alyssa Naeher and former Illinois coach Jill Ellis will grace a cover of the most prestigious sports magazine. So will ex-Rutgers star Carli Lloyd, the Golden Ball winner, who played for the Scarlet Knights before they entered the Big Ten. There are 25 covers in all, which will hit newsstands later this week, and SI says they will vary
Carli Lloyd is kind of a big deal in the sports world right now. [ GALLERY: View photos of Carli Lloyd in World Cup Final ] Score the fastest hat trick in World Cup history, and in the World Cup final, no less, and that’s going to be the case. Lloyd’s heroics, both in the final and throughout the Women’s World Cup, played a key role in the U.S. winning the World Cup title Sunday night. Lloyd was, and is, a pretty big deal at Rutgers, where she was a three-time All-American and a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy en