Big Ten Men’s Soccer Opens 2013 Season This Weekend
August 29, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
Park Ridge, Ill. – The 23rd season of Big Ten men’s soccer is set to get underway
this weekend, with all seven conference teams officially opening the 2013 slate.
Defending national champion and preseason No. 1 Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State,
No. 19 Northwestern, Penn State and Ohio State will begin the season at home, while
Wisconsin will open on the road.
Indiana, which won its eighth national title in 2012, will host Southern Methodist
on Friday, and entertain UCLA Sunday afternoon in a match that will air live on BTN.
Northwestern, which shared the Big Ten Championship with the Hoosiers last season,
will host UC Santa Barbara on Friday night.
Michigan will entertain Loyola-Chicago on Friday, while Ohio State will challenge
UNC-Wilmington and Penn State will take on Radford. Wisconsin will open the season
on Saturday night at Missouri-Kansas City. Defending Big Ten Tournament Champion
Michigan State will begin its campaign on Sunday against visiting Western Michigan.
Below is the complete schedule for the Big Ten’s opening weekend.
THIS WEEK’S BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE
Friday, Aug. 30
Southern Methodist at No. 1 Indiana (adidas/IU Credit Union Classic), 7:30 p.m. ET
UC Santa Barbara at No. 19 Northwestern, 8 p.m. ET
Loyola-Chicago at Michigan, 4 p.m. ET
Radford at Penn State, 7 p.m. ET
UNC-Wilmington at Ohio State (Wolstein Classic), 7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, Aug. 31
Wisconsin at Missouri-Kansas City, 8 p.m. ET
Sunday, Sept. 1
UCLA at No. 1 Indiana (adidas/IU Credit Union Classic), 2 p.m. ET (BTN)
Western Michigan at Michigan State, 2 p.m. ET
Northern Illinois at Ohio State (Wolstein Classic), 2:30 p.m. ET
Central Connecticut at Penn State, 7 p.m. ET