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
Carli Lloyd, a Rutgers women’s soccer player from 2001 to 2004, scored the fastest three goals in Women’s World Cup history as the U.S. routed Japan 5-2 for the championship in Vancouver on Sunday. Lloyd scored the rare hat trick in just 16 minutes. During her four years at Rutgers, Lloyd became the program’s all-time leader in points (117) and goals (50). She was also a three-time All-American and a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy. Read more about here here. Let’s have a look at the best Lloyd photos from Sunday games.
Former Rutgers soccer star Carli Lloyd had a huge hand in helping the U.S. women’s national team advance to the World Cup final. Lloyd scored the first goal and assisted on the second to help the United States blank Germany, 2-0, in the semifinals Tuesday night at Olympic Stadium. Watch Lloyd’s goal by clicking the link the tweet above. The U.S. will play defending champion Japan in the World Cup final on Sunday in Vancouver. Read more about Lloyd at ScarletKnights.com. Lloyd’s college program is enjoying every moment of this, and for good reason.
The Big Ten announced on Wednesday the 28 honorees named Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners for the 2014-15 academic year. These standouts were chosen from a group of more than 350 students honored throughout the academic year who had displayed positive sportsmanship. One member of each varsity sports team on every campus was chosen by his or her institution as a Sportsmanship Award honoree, and two Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners were then selected from each institution. All of the Sportsmanship Award winners have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, these honorees must be in good academic standing and
The University of Nebraska Athletics Department is deeply saddened to confirm that Assistant Soccer Coach Peter Underwood was tragically killed in a car accident on Saturday, May 16, 2015, while on a recruiting trip near Atlantic, Iowa. Underwood just completed his fourth season with the Nebraska women’s soccer program, serving the last two as a full-time coach and the previous two as a volunteer assistant. Underwood helped the Huskers to the Big Ten Conference regular-season and tournament titles in 2013, as Nebraska posted a 19-4-1 record and advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Prior to coming to
Yesterday, John William McKenzie “Mack” Brady would have been 11 years old. The boy, whose greatest wish since he was in Kindergarten was to play goalkeeper for the Nittany Lions, was one of the most well-known fans of the soccer program at the university even as a student in elementary school. Tragically, he passed away on New Year’s Eve of 2012 due to a blood infection. To honor his memory, the team created the Mack Brady Memorial Clinic, held for the past three years on or close to his birthday. “The event is a celebration for everyone who loves soccer
Inspired by their experiences in college and elsewhere, these Pathfinders are passing by the typical, well-trod career paths and blazing their own trails. We’ll explore the unconventional approaches these Big Ten alums are taking to work. In Swahili, the phrase nikumbuke means “remember me.” When Brittany Ammerman, a student-athlete at the University of Wisconsin, traveled to Kenya to be part of Health by Motorbike, she had no idea she would do something that would make many women in that country remember her. Health by Motorbike, a non-profit founded by Wisconsin professor Dr. Araceli Alonso, provides health education and services to