BTN Communications, August 13, 2015
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 men?s soccer game will be streamed at 5 ET on Aug. 28 as Maryland takes on No. 4 Notre Dame, and the first women?s game can be seen at 1 ET on Aug. 23 when Purdue welcomes Xavier.
In women?s volleyball, six Big Ten Conference teams are ranked in the top 25 of the preseason AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll. BTN will showcase the nation?s top squads, providing coverage for over 117 women?s volleyball matches across all platforms, the most ever. In the AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll, Penn State is No. 1, followed by Nebraska and Wisconsin sharing the No. 5 slot, No. 8 Illinois, No. 14 Ohio State and No. 19 Michigan State. On Tuesdays throughout the season, BTN Volleyball Analyst Mike Wolf will post weekly reports at BTN.com. Also, @BTNvolleyball will provide continual updates.
Big Ten Field Hockey returns at 1 PM ET on Aug. 30 in the first of 26 games to be streamed on BTN Plus, as Maryland hosts St. Joseph?s in College Park. Both Maryland and Penn State finished last season ranked in the top five, while Northwestern, Michigan, Michigan State and Iowa rounded out the year in the top 25.
The complete streaming schedules for men and women?s soccer, women?s volleyball and field hockey can be found here.
Visit BTN2Go.com for complete scheduling information. More games will be added as the season progresses.