Penn State defeated Iowa 3-2 in the Friday’s first semifinal of the 2012 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament while Michigan blanked Indiana 3-0. Both winners advance to play in Sunday’s tournament championship is at 2:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go.
It was an entertaining Week 10, and here are the results: Indiana 24, Iowa 21, Nebraska 28, Michigan State 24, Michigan 35, Minnesota 13, Ohio State 52, Illinois 22, Penn State 34, Purdue 9. Catch up on all the action on our live scoreboard and get fast in-game stories right here. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart previewed all of the games, and he tracked them here and on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart.
Illinois shut out top-seeded Penn State 1-0 in Friday’s first semifinal of the 2012 Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament, then Ohio State edged Michigan 2-1 in the second game on BTN/BTN2Go. Ohio State and Illinois now face off in Sunday’s championship match at noon ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Use the Tournament Central page on the host site IUHoosiers.com for more information on all of ther games.
Welcome to the calm before the storm of football Saturday. First up on my Friday links is a look at Michigan. I’m gonna go ahead and call the Wolverines’ game at Minnesota a must-win if they want to stay in the Legends Division race – just look at the standings. So, what is it that the Wolverines must do to defeat the Golden Gophers? Kyle Meinke of MLive.com tells us here.
Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials Bill Carollo remembers the hit. Whoever saw that hit will never forget it. The collision that took place between Michigan safety Daydrion Taylor and Penn State’s Bob Stephenson back in 1997 resonates today. “And you know what?” says Carollo. “Back then, it was a legal hit. But today, it would be a penalty.”
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In men’s soccer action, Northwestern’s Tyler Miller made two amazing saves at the end of double overtime to save the game as the Wildcats and Indiana Hoosiers settle for a 1-1 tie on Thursday night.