Both Days of USA College Challenge, Presented by arena, to Air Live on Big Ten Network

Nov. 10, 2016

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Both days of this weekend’s USA College Challenge, presented by arena, now are scheduled to air live on the Big Ten Network. To accommodate the enhanced broadcast plans, Saturday’s opening session of the all-star dual meet shifts to a 4:30 p.m. ET start at the Indiana University Natatorium on the campus of IUPUI in Indianapolis.  

Sunday’s session, which begins at 11:30 a.m., will be televised as scheduled from noon-2 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. Both sessions also will stream live online at USASwimming.org and btn.com, as well as via the BTN2GO app.  

Bernie Guenther (play-by-play) and Olympic gold medalist Rowdy Gaines (analyst) will call the action from Indianapolis for the Big Ten Network.  

Ten swimmers, including eight medalists, from the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team will be in action in Indianapolis, as members of the USA Swimming National Team square off against stars from the Big Ten Conference. Highlighting the participants are 2016 individual Olympic medalists Lilly King (Evansville, Ind.), Cody Miller (Las Vegas, Nev.) and Leah Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.).  

Full rosters for both teams are available online at usaswimming.org.        

The two-day, short-course yards dual meet consists of two sessions – Saturday at 4:30 p.m. ET and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. All-session tickets cost $35 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. Single-day tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children. Click here to purchase tickets.  

About USA Swimming
As the National Governing Body for the sport of swimming in the United States, USA Swimming is a 400,000-member service organization that promotes the culture of swimming by creating opportunities for swimmers and coaches of all backgrounds to participate and advance in the sport through clubs, events and education. Our membership is comprised of swimmers from the age group level to the Olympic Team, as well as coaches and volunteers. USA Swimming is responsible for selecting and training teams for international competition including the Olympic Games, and strives to serve the sport through its core objectives: Build the base, Promote the sport, Achieve competitive success. For more information, visit www.usaswimming.org.  

About the Big Ten Conference
The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,500 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.  

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