Sunday featured a trio of big matchups on the Big Ten women’s hardwood. Iowa went into Ann Arbor and took down Michigan, 63-57, No. 8 Penn State moved to 7-0 in conference play with a 71-56 victory at Ohio State, and No. 13 Purdue topped Michigan State, 67-62, in overtime. Catch up on all the day’s action in this post.
You’ve heard of Happy Valley. Wait until you see Hockey Valley. Penn State’s new hockey home, Pegula Ice Arena, is a sight to behold. The new facility, which will open for the 2014 season, included an $80 million construction fee, and it’s pretty easy to see where all the money went. With a capacity of 6,000, Pegula will be the smallest arena in the Big Ten, however it was constructed to have the fans right on the ice. Watch Kara Lentz’s all-access tour of the new arena now.
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It’s Coaches vs. Cancer weekend, and that means coaching staffs around the nation are wearing gym shoes on the sidelines to help raise awareness for the deadly disease. And, in some cases, coaches opt for a more comfortable look, like Tom Crean. Check out photos of all the Big Ten coaches’ footwear from this weekend in this post.
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Taylor Holstrom netted the game-winning goal with 4:01 left in regulation as Penn State erased a 2-0 deficit in a 3-2 victory over Michigan State at Munn Ice Arena on Saturday night. The Nittany Lions, who won for the first time when trailing after the opening stanza, improved to 10-13-0, while the Spartans fell to 7-16-3. Read the full GoPSUSports.com recap and get Penn State interviews and Lake Superior State-Ohio State highlights in this post.
No. 4 Iowa outscored No. 3 Minnesota, 41-33, in match points to defeat the Gophers, 16-15, Saturday at Williams Arena. The two teams were tied at 15 after splitting the first 10 bouts, but the Hawkeyes earned the deciding team point based on the advantage in match points — the third tiebreak criteria.
Traevon Jackson beat the shot clock in the final seconds to lift Wisconsin past No. 14 Minnesota on Saturday. Or did he? This one was about as close as buzzer-beaters come. Remember, if the shot clock buzzer sounds and the ball has yet to leave the shooter’s hand, it’s a violation. On this play, it’s hard to tell if the ball is out of Jackson’s fingertips before the horn goes off. See for yourself in this video and check out a screengrab in this post.