BTN to Air Seven Big Ten Winter Championships




Feb. 13, 2013

Chicago, Ill. -

For the sixth consecutive year, BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including men's and women's swimming and diving, wrestling, men's and women's indoor track and field and men's and women's gymnastics. Every event will be produced in high definition.

Coverage begins with the Big Ten Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships, which will air at noon ET on Saturday, March 2. Both the men's and women's events will take place in Geneva, Ohio.

Coverage continues at 10:30 AM ET on Sunday, March 3, with the Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships from Minnesota. The Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will air at 10 AM ET on Saturday, March 9, from Indiana.

BTN's coverage of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 2:30 PM ET on Sunday, March 10, from Illinois.

On Saturday, March 23, BTN will televise the first session of the Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships live at 1 PM ET, followed by the second session live at 6 PM ET. Michigan State will host the women's event. The network will also have live coverage of the Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championships on consecutive nights at 8 PM ET on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6.  The men's event will take place at Minnesota.

The Big Ten currently has 42 teams ranked in the top 25 nationally in Olympic sports programs for the winter season, including in men's gymnastics (No. 1 Penn State, No. 3 Michigan, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Minnesota, No. 7 Illinois, No. 8 Iowa, No. 9 Nebraska), women's gymnastics (No. 3 Michigan, No. 8 Nebraska, No. 11 Minnesota, No. 19 Ohio State, No. 21 Illinois), men's swimming and diving (No. 2 Michigan, No. 7 Indiana, No. 13 Ohio State, No. 14 Minnesota, No. 20 Iowa, No. 24 Penn State), women's swimming and diving (No. 13 Indiana, No T-16. Michigan, No. T-16 Minnesota, No. 19 Wisconsin, No. 21 Ohio State, No. 24 Penn State, No. 25 Purdue), men's indoor track and field (No. 5 Penn State, No. 7 Nebraska, No. 10 Indiana, No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 23 Minnesota, No. 25 Michigan), women's indoor track and field (No. 15 Illinois, No. 17 Michigan) and wrestling (No. 2 Iowa, No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 Minnesota, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 8 Illinois, No. 13 Nebraska, No. 16 Purdue, No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 19 Michigan).


 

 

The complete television schedule for the Big Ten Winter Championships appears below. For more information, go to www.btn.com or www.bigten.org.

2013 BTN Winter Championships Schedule: 

Sport

Dates

Site

Air Date and Time (ET)

Indoor Track & Field

February 22 - 23

Geneva, OH

Saturday, March 2 at 12 PM

Women's Swimming & Diving

February 20 - 23

Minnesota

Sunday, March 3 at 10:30 AM

Men's Swimming & Diving

February 27 - March 2

Indiana

Saturday, March 9 at 10 AM

Wrestling

March 9 - 10

Illinois

Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 PM (LIVE)

Women's Gymnastics

March 23

Michigan State

Saturday, March 23 at 1 PM (LIVE)

Saturday, March 23 at 6 PM (LIVE)

Men's Gymnastics

April 5 - 6

Minnesota

Friday, April 5 at 8 PM (LIVE)

Saturday, April 6 at 8 PM (LIVE)

 About BTN: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 800 events, all in HD, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. BTN2Go is the 24/7 simulcast of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming via the internet, smartphones and tablets to customers of participating video providers. Events include football, men's and women's basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. The network televises and streams more Olympic sporting events and women's sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation's finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is available to more than 90 million homes across the United States and Canada, and currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For additional information, go to www.BTN.com.

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