CSTV To Televise Nine Big Ten Championships During 2005-06 Season

Oct. 27, 2005

Park Ridge, Ill. - CSTV NETWORKS (www.CSTV.com), the home of Big Ten Championships, will televise a total of nine Big Ten Championships this year covering a wide variety of sports, while also broadcasting two highlight shows featuring coverage from several of the league's winter and spring events.

This fall, CSTV will televise the championship game of three Big Ten events. The women's soccer tournament final will be televised live on Sunday, Nov. 6, the title game of the field hockey tournament will be broadcast on a tape-delay basis on Tuesday, Nov. 8, and the men's soccer championship final will be televised live on Sunday, Nov. 13. Next spring, CSTV will broadcast Big Ten championship action in baseball, gymnastics, softball, outdoor track and field and wrestling. In addition, CSTV will also televise two highlight shows featuring coverage from the indoor track and field, swimming and diving, tennis, golf and women's rowing championships.

The Big Ten currently has 25 nationally-ranked programs in the fall sports, including top-five teams in volleyball (No. 3 Penn State), women's soccer (No. 1 Penn State), men's cross country (No. 2 Wisconsin) and women's cross country (No. 3 Michigan).

"For the third straight year, CSTV is proud to present more Big Ten Championships than any other network," said Tim Pernetti, SVP, Programming & Talent. "The institutions and student-athletes in the conference have provided some of the best moments captured on CSTV's air since our launch in 2003, and this year's installment will be no different."

Big Ten Championships/Tournaments on CSTV (all times ET)
Women's Soccer Tournament - Sunday, Nov. 6, Noon
Field Hockey Tournament - Tuesday, Nov. 8, 8 p.m.
Men's Soccer Championship - Sunday, Nov. 13, Noon
Wrestling Championships- Winter 2006
Men's Gymnastics Championships - Spring 2006
Women's Gymnastics Championships - Spring 2006
Softball Tournament - Spring 2006
Outdoor Track & Field Championships - Spring 2006
Baseball Tournament - Spring 2006
Winter Championships Highlight Show - Spring 2006
(Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving)
Spring Championships Highlight Show - Spring 2006
(Men's and Women's Tennis, Men's and Women's Golf and Women's Rowing)