2017 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament Preview
Oct. 26, 2017


2017 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament Central

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Tournament Information
Dates: October 27-29; November 3-5
Host: Michigan State University
Site: Ralph Young Field

Television Coverage: BTN will televise one Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament game at Michigan and three games at Michigan State. Live coverage of the quarterfinal round at Michigan will begin at noon on Sunday, Oct. 29, featuring the top-seeded Michigan Wolverines. Live coverage of the semifinal round in East Lansing will begin at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 3, with the second semifinal to follow at 1:30 p.m. ET. The championship game will air live at noon ET on Sunday, Nov. 5. Six Big Ten teams appear in the top 25 of the latest national poll, including No. 3 Michigan, No. 5 Penn State, No. 7 Maryland, No. 10 Northwestern, No. 20 Rutgers and No. 23 Iowa.

Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament (All times Eastern)--

Friday, Oct. 27
Game 1
#8 Ohio State vs. #9 Indiana - 3:00 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 29
Game 2 (BTN/BTN2Go)
#1 Michigan vs. Ohio State/Indiana - 12:00 p.m.
Game 3 (BTN Plus)
#4 Northwestern vs. #5 Rutgers - 12:30 p.m.
Game 4
#3 Penn State vs. #6 Iowa - 12:00 p.m.
Game 5 (BTN Plus)
#2 Maryland vs. #7 Michigan State - 1:00 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 3
Semifinal #1 (BTN/BTN2Go) - 11 a.m.
Semifinal #2 (BTN/BTN2Go) - 1:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5
Championship Game (BTN/BTN2Go) - 12 p.m.

Media Information: All media inquiries should be directed to the Michigan State University Athletic Communications Department. Contact: Chelsey Stoa (stoachel@ath.msu.edu) or Jamie Baldwin (jweir@ath.msu.edu).

Follow the Big Ten: The field hockey pages on bigten.org will feature championship information, links to results and a full recap following the events. Fans can also track the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament in real-time by following the conference on Twitter @BigTenChamps and @BigTen, or become a fan of the Big Ten Conference on Facebook or Instagram and receive exclusive updates.

2017 BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

The University of Michigan finished 8-0 in Big Ten play to win their ninth regular-season Big Ten Championship and the first since 2011. The Wolverines earned their fifth outright title and the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament. The tournament champion will earn the Big Ten's automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Ohio State earned the No. 8 seed in the tournament, and will take on No. 9 Indiana in the lone first-round game on Friday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. ET in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Buckeyes defeated the Hoosiers 2-1 on Oct. 20 in Columbus, Ohio. Michigan (8-0 in Big Ten play) will host the Ohio State-Indiana winner in the quarterfinals on Sunday, Oct. 29 at noon live on the Big Ten Network.

Maryland (6-2) claimed the No. 2 seed and will host No. 7 Michigan State (2-6) in Sunday's quarterfinals at 1 p.m. Maryland and Michigan State will be meeting for the second time this season. Maryland claimed the first meeting with a 4-1 victory in East Lansing, Michigan on Oct. 6.

Penn State (6-2) earned the No. 3 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will host No. 6 Iowa (3-5) on Sunday in the quarterfinals at 1 p.m. The Nittany Lions defeated the Hawkeyes 3-0, on Sept. 15.

Northwestern garnered the No. 4 seed in the Big Ten Tournament after posting a 6-2 conference record. The Wildcats will entertain No. 5 Rutgers (3-5) in Sunday's quarterfinals at 12:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. CT. Northwestern defeated Rutgers, 3-2, on Sept. 29.

The semifinals and championship match are scheduled for Friday, Nov. 3 and Sunday, Nov. 5 at Ralph Young Field in East Lansing, Michigan.

The semifinals will be broadcast live on BTN at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3. The championship game will be carried live at noon on Sunday, Nov. 5. Follow all the action at bigten.org and on Twitter @bigtenchamps and @bigten.