Aug. 28, 2014
Rosemont, Ill. - The 2014 Big Ten men's soccer season is set to get underway this weekend, with all nine conference teams officially beginning the campaign on Friday. Eight Big Ten squads will also host matches on Sunday.
Maryland, ranked No. 2 in the NSCAA preseason top 25 poll, will open its inaugural season as a Big Ten member at No. 14 Louisville, while Indiana, Michigan, No. 10 Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, No. 15 Penn State, Rutgers and No. 21 Wisconsin will open the season at home.
On Friday, Michigan State will entertain SMU, while Penn State challenges Oakland and Wisconsin hosts San Francisco. Michigan is set to face Florida International, and Northwestern will host Quinnipiac in the Lakeside Classic. Ohio State hosts the Bert and Iris Wolstein Classic, and will take on UC Davis. Indiana will entertain No. 9 Georgetown in the adidas/IU Credit Union Classic, and Rutgers will host UMKC.
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. 29
Florida International at MICHIGAN, 4 p.m.
SMU at No. 10 MICHIGAN STATE, 5 p.m.
UC Davis at OHIO STATE, 7:30 p.m.
No. 2 MARYLAND at No. 14 Louisville, 8 p.m.
Quinnipiac at NORTHWESTERN, 8 p.m.
No. 9 Georgetown at INDIANA, 8 p.m.
Oakland at No. 15 PENN STATE, 8 p.m.
UMKC at RUTGERS, 8 p.m.
San Francisco at No. 21 WISCONSIN, 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 31
Florida International at No. 10 MICHIGAN STATE, 12 p.m.
Lafayette at RUTGERS, 1 p.m.
SMU at MICHIGAN, 2 p.m.
No. 12 Marquette at INDIANA, 2 p.m.
Hofstra at NORTHWESTERN, 2:30 p.m.
Butler at OHIO STATE, 2:30 p.m.
St. John's at No. 15 PENN STATE, 7 p.m.
Xavier at No. 21 WISCONSIN, 8 p.m.