2013 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament Release




Nov. 6, 2013

Rosemont, Ill. -

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Attached, please find the 2013 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament release. The tournament will be hosted by Ohio State University from Nov. 7-10 in Columbus, Ohio

BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

The Big Ten Conference announced the bracket on Sunday for the 2013 Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament, which will be held Nov. 7-10 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. The tournament winner will earn the Big Ten’s automatic berth to the NCAA Championships.

Northwestern and Penn State finished the regular season as Big Ten co-Champions with matching 5-1 conference marks. Due to their head-to-head victory over the Wildcats, the Nittany Lions claimed the No. 1 seed and the Wildcats will be the No. 2 seed in the tournament. With the top seed, Penn State earned an automatic spot in the semifinals on Friday. Northwestern will face seventh-seeded Ohio State at approximately 12:15 p.m. ET in the tournament’s second game on Thursday.  

With Michigan and Michigan State tied at 4-2 in the conference standings, the Spartans collected the No. 3 seed due to their head-to-head win over the Wolverines on Oct. 11. Michigan State will face sixth-seeded Indiana at approximately 2:30 p.m. ET in Thursday’s final game. Fourth-seeded Michigan will battle fifth-seeded Iowa in the tournament’s opening game at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday.

The top-seeded Nittany Lions will face the winner of the matchup between Iowa and Michigan at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 8. The second semifinal will pit the winner of the Northwestern-Ohio State and Michigan State-Indiana games at approximately 12:30 p.m. ET. The final will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10 at Noon ET.

BTN will provide live coverage of the quarterfinals, semifinals and final of the tournament. All three of Thursday’s games will be live streamed on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN). The first semifinal match on Friday will be live on BTN, while the second semifinal will air on delay at 11:30 p.m. ET that evening. The championship game will air live on BTN.

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

Nov. 7
Game 1 - #4 Michigan vs. #5 Iowa, 10 a.m.
Game 2 - #2 Northwestern vs. #7 Ohio State, 12:15 p.m.
Game 3 - #3 Michigan State vs. #6 Indiana, 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 8 (Semifinals)
#1 Penn State vs. Game 1 Winner, 10 a.m.
Game 2 Winner vs. Game 3 Winner, 12:30 p.m.

Nov. 10

Championship Game, Noon

All times are Eastern

TELEVISION COVERAGE

BTN will provide live coverage of the quarterfinals, semifinals and final of the tournament. All three of Thursday’s games will be live streamed on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN). The first semifinal match on Friday will be live on BTN, while the second semifinal will air on delay at 11:30 p.m. ET that evening. The championship game will air live on BTN.

MEDIA COVERAGE

All media inquiries should be directed to the Ohio State University Athletic Communications Department.

Contacts:
Mike Basford
basford.16@osu.edu
(614) 292-0134

Alex Morando
morando.2@osu.edu
(614) 292-1389

BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT

This year, the Big Ten is celebrating 100 years of the Big Ten Medal of Honor. The conference’s most prestigious award, the Big Ten Medal of Honor was first awarded in 1915 to one student-athlete from the graduating class of each university who had “attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.” In the 99 years of the Medal of Honor, over 1,300 student-athletes have earned this distinction, including 23 field hockey players. Throughout the course of the season, the conference will highlight previous Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients, featuring some of the legends of the Big Ten who have earned this prominent achievement.