With the inaugural season of Big Ten lacrosse set to begin on Saturday, Jan. 31, the Big Ten will continue its week-long preseason coverage by featuring interviews with all 12 head coaches on Wednesday, along with a coaches' media teleconference on Thursday.
On Monday, the Big Ten released its Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll and Players to Watch. On Tuesday, men's preseason poll and players to watch were announced.
On Wednesday from 1-4 p.m. ET, video interviews with all 12 men's and women's coaches will be posted every 15 minutes on bigten.org and BTN.com and promoted via Twitter @B1GLacrosse and @bigtenconf. Those videos will also be archived on bigten.org and BTN.com.
Maryland women's coach Cathy Reese
Maryland men's coach John Tillman
Michigan women's coach Jennifer Ulehla
Michigan men's coach John Paul
Northwestern women's coach Kelly Amonte Hiller
Johns Hopkins men's coach Dave Pietramala
Ohio State women's coach Alexis Venechanos
Ohio State men's coach Nick Myers
Penn State women's coach Missy Doherty
Penn State men's coach Jeff Tambroni
Rutgers women's coach Laura Brand-Sias
Rutgers men's coach Brian Brecht
On Thursday from 10-11:15 a.m. ET, the Big Ten will hold a preseason media teleconference with all 12 head coaches. Archived audio from the teleconference will be available on bigten.org on Thursday afternoon.
The first Big Ten women's lacrosse game is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 31, when Ohio State hosts Detroit. Northwestern will begin its season one week later on Saturday, Feb. 7. The following weekend, Michigan, Penn State and Rutgers will open their seasons on Saturday, Feb. 14, while Maryland will play its season opener on Sunday, Feb. 15.
The Big Ten men's lacrosse season begins on Saturday, Feb. 7, with games for the Wolverines, Buckeyes, Nittany Lions and Scarlet Knights, along with the season opener for Johns Hopkins, the Big Ten's first sport affiliate member. Maryland will open its season on Saturday, Feb. 14.