Twenty-Five Big Ten Matches To Be Nationally Televised in 2010
Sept. 21, 2010
Park Ridge, Ill. – Big Ten volleyball will enjoy extensive broadcast coverage in 2010 with 25 matches to be televised to a national audience. The Big Ten Network will broadcast 22 matches, while ESPN2 will televise three others. In addition, Big Ten volleyball will also be showcased on www.bigtennetwork.com, as 46 conference matches will be streamed live. Sixteen of those streamed events will be rebroadcast on the linear network during the season through the Big Ten Network’s “Student U” platform. In total, 71 Big Ten matches will be broadcast nationally through the conference’s media agreements.
Each conference squad will appear on the Big Ten Network three or more times in 2010, with every school having at least one home match televised nationally. The conference’s six NCAA Championship-qualifying teams from 2009 – Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota, Ohio State and Penn State – will combine for 32 national TV appearances. The three-time defending national champion Nittany Lions will make eight appearances on linear networks.
Of the 22 matches produced by the Big Ten Network, 18 will be live broadcasts, while each of ESPN2’s contests will be Friday matches that will air delayed at 1 p.m. ET the following Sunday.
While many women’s volleyball matches will be televised, extended coverage of Big Ten volleyball will also be featured on the Big Ten Women’s Show, which airs on Wednesday nights at 6:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.
The Big Ten Network linear schedule will begin on Wednesday with Indiana hosting Purdue at 7 p.m. ET. On Sunday, Wisconsin will host Penn State in a tape-delayed 7 p.m. ET broadcast. Typically, the Big Ten Network will broadcast two volleyball matches each week, one on Wednesday night and another on Saturday. The network’s streaming lineup will feature four or more conference showdowns each week during the Big Ten season.
The final streaming match of the season will be a Nov. 24 contest with Michigan State hosting in-state rival Michigan, while the last live television broadcast of the regular season will be on Nov. 27 when Minnesota welcomes Penn State.
The complete linear and streaming schedules can be found through the link at the top of the page.