Big Ten Men's Soccer Opens 2015 Season This Weekend

Aug. 27, 2015

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The 2015 Big Ten men’s soccer season is set to get underway this weekend, with eight conference teams officially beginning the campaign on Friday, while Northwestern opens its season on Saturday.

On Friday, No. 14 Indiana is set to host St. John’s, while No. 13 Maryland challenges No. 4 Notre Dame in the ADIDAS/IU Credit Union Classic in Bloomington, Ind. Michigan and No. 9 Michigan State will travel to No. 6 Creighton and Portland, respectively, and Ohio State and No. 23 Penn State will entertain Cal State Fullerton and San Francisco. Rutgers is set to welcome Siena, and Wisconsin will challenge Butler at home. Northwestern opens their season at home against Colgate on Saturday.

Last season, Maryland won the Big Ten Championship and Tournament titles in its inaugural conference season. Heading into the 2015 campaign, the Terrapins were tabbed as the Big Ten preseason favorite in the Big Ten Preseason Coaches Poll.

Below is the complete schedule for the Big Ten’s opening weekend.

THIS WEEKEND’S BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER SCHEDULE (All Times ET)

Friday, Aug. 28
No. 13 MARYLAND tied No. 4 Notre Dame [4], 0-0
No. 23 PENN STATE def. San Francisco, 1-0
RUTGERS def. Siena, 4-2
RV OHIO STATE def. RV Cal State Fullerton [6],2-0
No. 14 INDIANA def. St. John’s [4], 1-0
Butler def. WISCONSIN, 1-0
No. 6 Creighton def. MICHIGAN, 1-0
No. 9 MICHIGAN STATE def. Portland, 1-0

Saturday, Aug. 29
RV NORTHWESTERN tied Colgate, 1-1

Sunday, Aug. 30
No. 13 MARYLAND def. St. John’s [4], 4-0
No. 4 Notre Dame def. No. 14 INDIANA [4], 1-0 (OT)
Binghamton def. RV OHIO STATE [6], 1-0
RV Oregon State def. No. MICHIGAN STATE, 1-0
No. 23 PENN STATE tied Navy, 1-1
No. 19 Xavier def. WISCONSIN, 2-0

*RV denotes receiving votes in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) preseason rankings

[4] ADIDAS/IU Credit Union Classic - Bloomington, Ind.
[6] Bert & Iris Wolstein Classic - Columbus, Ohio