BTN to increase field hockey coverage in 2012

CHICAGO—BTN will televise more field hockey this season than ever before, with at least 15 matches set to air on BTN, including for the first time each round of the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament. Each BTN broadcast will also be available on BTN2Go.

The field hockey season on BTN begins on Friday, Sept. 21, when defending Big Ten Tournament Champion Penn State hosts Indiana. BTN’s live coverage of field hockey includes a game every Friday, culminating with the Big Ten Tournament final on Sunday, Nov. 4.

The Big Ten enjoyed a successful 2011 field hockey season highlighted by four teams earning bids to the NCAA Field Hockey Championship, marking the 11th-straight season the conference has sent three or more teams to the national tournament. Penn State earned the conference’s automatic berth after winning the Big Ten Tournament, joining Iowa, Big Ten Champion Michigan and Ohio State in the 16-team field.

Below is the schedule of matches scheduled for both BTN and BTN2Go. Additional matches will be scheduled during the season for delayed broadcast as part of the network’s Student U initiative.

2012 Field Hockey (all times ET)
Date Away Home Time Airs
Friday, Sept. 21 Indiana at Penn State 3 p.m. LIVE
Friday, Sept. 28 Penn State at Northwestern 3 p.m. LIVE
Friday, Oct. 5 Iowa at Indiana 3 p.m. LIVE
Friday, Oct. 12 Michigan State at Michigan 3 p.m. LIVE
Friday, Oct. 19 Penn State at Ohio State 3 p.m. LIVE
Friday, Oct. 26 Michigan at Iowa 3 p.m. LIVE
Friday, Nov. 2 Big Ten Tournament Semifinal #1 * 2:30 p.m. LIVE
Friday, Nov. 2 Big Ten Tournament Semifinal #2 * 5 p.m. LIVE
Sunday, Nov. 4 Big Ten Tournament Final * 2:30 p.m. LIVE

* Big Ten Tournament at Iowa


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Ian Graham on 9/11/2012 @ 11:01pm EDT Said:

Do you have a schedule for the delayed broadcast of Michigan State vs Northeastern University field hockey filmed at 2pm at Ralph Young field at MSU on Sunday September 9th? Thanks, staff on 9/12/2012 @ 10:18am EDT Said:

    Ian, this event aired live on the Big Ten Digital; network (online) and still be watched on demand there. It is not set to air on BTN TV.