BTN to Air 7 Winter Championships

For the fifth 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, including live coverage of the entire Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships, the final rounds of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships and the final session of the Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships.

Coverage begins at 11 a. ET on Saturday, Feb. 25, with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships from the University of Iowa. The Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships will air at 10 a.m.ET on Saturday, March 3, from Iowa City, Iowa.

BTN’s coverage of Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 4, from the campus of Purdue University.

The Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships will air at 1:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 10. The University of Nebraska will host both the men’s and women’s events.

On Saturday, March 24, BTN will televise the first session of the Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships at 6 PM ET, followed by the second session live at 7 PM ET. Iowa will host both men’s and women’s events. The network will have live coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships on consecutive nights at 8 PM ET on Friday, April 6, and Saturday, April 7.

The complete television schedule for the Big Ten Winter Championships appears below. Visit Big for more sport information. Want a really handy way to stay on top of all of sport- and school-specific programming? Sign up for free text alerts.

Sport Dates Site Air Date & Time 2011 Champion
(W) Swimming & Diving Wed-Sat    Feb 15-18 Iowa Saturday, 2/25 – 11 AM Indiana
(M) Swimming & Diving Wed-Sat    Feb 22-25 Iowa Saturday, 3/3 – 10 AM Michigan
Wrestling Sat-Sun    Mar 3-4 Purdue Sunday, 3/4 – 3 PM (LIVE) Penn State
(M/W) Indoor Track & Field Fri-Sat    Feb 24-25 Nebraska Saturday, 3/10 – 1:30 PM (M)Minnesota
(W) Ohio State
(W) Gymnastics Sat    Mar 24 Iowa Saturday, 3/24 – 6 PM Michigan
(M) Gymnastics Fri-Sat    Apr 6-7 Iowa Friday, 4/6 – 8 PM (LIVE) Illinois

The Big Ten currently has 41 teams ranked in the top 25 nationally in Olympic sports programs for the winter season, including top-20 programs in men’s gymnastics (No. 2 Illinois, No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 Ohio State, No. 6 Minnesota, No. 8 Michigan, No. 11 Nebraska, No. 12 Iowa), women’s gymnastics (No. 8 Nebraska, No. 10 Penn State, No. 11 Ohio State, No. 19 Illinois), men’s swimming and diving (No. 4 Michigan, No. 9 Ohio State, No. 11 Indiana, No. 14 Iowa, No. 16 Minnesota, No. 17 Purdue), women’s swimming and diving (No. 12 Indiana, No. 14 Ohio State, No. 15 Minnesota, No. 17 Michigan, No. 19 Wisconsin, No. 20 Penn State), men’s indoor track and field (No. 10 Minnesota, No. 12 Indiana, No. 13 Nebraska, No. 15 Ohio State, No. 17 Wisconsin, No. 20 Iowa), women’s indoor track and field (No. 18 Ohio State) and wrestling (No. 2 Penn State, No. 4 Minnesota, No. 5 Iowa, No. 6 Ohio State, No. 7 Illinois, No. 8 Nebraska, No. 11 Michigan, No. 18 Northwestern).


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joan roberts on 2/22/2012 @ 7:33pm EDT Said:

This is good. However, it would be great if BTN broadcast live or close to live (ie same day) more of these sports & volleyball, tennis etc….ie all the sports. There are lots of hours of repeat material esp at night when you could broadcast these. Perhaps it’s not a big audience, but I assume the 3am audience for repeats of evening shows isn’t too big either. But it’s no fun to watch if the results are already well known! Thanks.

Go81ue on 2/27/2012 @ 9:13am EDT Said:

why are we not streaming the event live like some of the other conf? staff on 2/27/2012 @ 12:37pm EDT Said:

    We forwarded you question to our customer service account. We know it’s easy to comment on the post itself – and we still encourage it – but that’s the best place to ask those kinds of programming questions. Also, while it’s hard to tell from your specific question which event you’re referring to, we do stream live events at BTN2go and as part of the Big Ten Digital Network.

Barb Mays on 3/1/2012 @ 11:59am EDT Said:

Track and field is beign aired March 10 during the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Boise. Too bad it couldn’t have been shown before then.