BTN to Air 7 Big Ten Winter Championships

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 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 9, from Indiana.

BTN’s coverage of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 2:30 p.m. 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 p.m. 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. 

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)

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Show Comments (18 Comments)
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Tim Anderson on 2/19/2013 @ 2:34pm EDT Said:

Where can I find a rebroadcast schedule for big ten wrestling?

    BTN Communications on 2/19/2013 @ 2:43pm EDT Said:

    Hey Tim – Head over to BTN.com/Shows and you will find BTN’s full programming schedule for the next few weeks.

Duane on 2/22/2013 @ 1:46pm EDT Said:

I get BTN through Direct TV, why is there a week delay in broadcasting the indoor Track and Field Championships?
Instead of getting coverage I get three consecutive woman’s basketball games and then replays of Mich & Ohio state basketball (for the 8th time)
When are you guys going to step up your coverage?

Tim on 2/23/2013 @ 10:01am EDT Said:

I agree with the above. MORE track coverage. 3 relatively meaningless women’s bball games when the T&F Championships are going on? Both prelims and finals live would have been more appropriate.

Tony on 2/25/2013 @ 4:40pm EDT Said:

Will you be streaming video for all sessions of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships like last year?

    BTN.com staff on 2/25/2013 @ 5:43pm EDT Said:

    Yes, we’ll have more details on this exact plan shortly. We’ll post it here in the wrestling section for sure.

Duane on 2/25/2013 @ 8:02pm EDT Said:

Hey BTN – How about a reply?
What good is it to watch a week old rerun of T&F? I’ve already read about the meet, know who performed well – So what’s the point?
While I know T&F doesn’t have the draw of football or baseball, I assume it draws better than woman’s gymnastics…. How can you cover that (LIVE) and do such a poor job on T&F?

How about a reply?

    BTN Communications on 2/26/2013 @ 10:50am EDT Said:

    Hi Duane – We understand your frustration. We realize it is always more exciting to watch live. Since there is so much action going on during Track & Field events, it requires a bit more time to produce so we can cover and air the event as thoroughly as possible. We hope you understand!

Dominique Williams on 3/2/2013 @ 3:59pm EDT Said:

Is there any way you could show the live Winter Track and Field Championships online on this website?

Beth on 3/4/2013 @ 2:01pm EDT Said:

Is there a chance you will rebroadcast the Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships?

    BTN.com staff on 3/4/2013 @ 5:00pm EDT Said:

    Beth, not in the short term (according to our online schedule) but we do re-air these Olympic sports events later on in the spring and summer.

Dave on 3/10/2013 @ 7:02pm EDT Said:

I had been looking for the scheduled time for the Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships. Now, I find out after the fact it was yesterday morning. Rebroadcast? Video for purchase?

margaret tolbert on 3/27/2013 @ 7:37pm EDT Said:

When will you re-air the first session of the Womens Big Ten Gymnastics Championship? I pay for BTN but could not Tivo it because the schedule was not set when I left for Michigan State to see my daughter compete.(for Ohio State) please rebroadcast the first session!!!

margaret tolbert on 3/31/2013 @ 6:45pm EDT Said:

do you have plans to rebroadcast the first session of the Big 10 Gymnastics Championship??? Please respond!!!

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com on 4/1/2013 @ 10:49am EDT Said:

    Margaret – This re-aired after the event last month, and we’ll show it again many times this summer. Thanks.

gj mandli on 4/17/2013 @ 2:26am EDT Said:

What school is hosting the big ten men’s swimming and diving championships in 2014?

Bill shaughnessy on 3/1/2014 @ 12:42pm EDT Said:

How about a rebroadcast of the 2014, yes this site is a YEAR out of date, women’s swimming and diving championship. It looks like you only care about basketball.

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