March 19, 2014
CHICAGO – BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever, with over 240 events airing on BTN, BTN2Go and the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) for the 2014 season.
BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with the third game of a three-game series between Indiana and Michigan. Coverage begins at 1 PM ET on Sunday, March 23, from Bloomington. Last season, Indiana won both the Big Ten Championship and Tournament, and advanced to the College World Series, becoming the first Big Ten squad to reach Omaha since Michigan in 1984.
BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten softball begins with a doubleheader between Iowa and Minnesota on Tuesday, April 8, with games at 4 PM ET and 6:30 PM ET. Last season, Michigan captured a conference-record sixth-straight Big Ten Championship, and 16th in the last 22 seasons. Four Big Ten teams participated in the NCAA Softball Championship, with the Wolverines and Huskers advancing to the Women’s College World Series, marking the first time since 2001 that two Big Ten teams appeared in the event.
Highlights and coverage of Big Ten baseball and softball will be featured on This Week in the Big Ten, a new studio show which airs Sunday nights beginning Sunday, April 6. Hosts Rick Pizzo, Mike Hall and various analysts will discuss Big Ten matchups and breakout performances from the weekend’s games. The Diamond Report will return with nightly airings during the baseball and softball tournaments.
The preliminary BTN baseball and softball schedule can be found on the PDF at the top of the page. Additional games will be added at a later date. The BTDN streaming schedule can be viewed at video.btn.com.