BTN rolls out baseball, softball schedules

BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever, with over 220 events airing on BTN, BTN2Go and BTN.com for the 2013 season. BTN will air at least 84 conference matchups, including the entire Big Ten Baseball Tournament, which will take place at Target Field in Minneapolis.

BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with the third game of a three-game series between Indiana and Penn State. Coverage begins at noon ET on Sunday, March 24, from Bloomington. Purdue finished atop the 2012 Big Ten regular-season standings, and capped off the season by winning the Big Ten Tournament title. It marked the third-consecutive season in which a team won both the regular season and tournament titles. The tournament victory was the first in Purdue’s history and helped the Boilermakers secure their first bid to the NCAA Baseball Championship since 1987.

BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten softball begins by airing a doubleheader between Wisconsin and Northwestern on Thursday, March 28, with games at 6 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. ET. Last season ended with Michigan capturing its conference-record fifth-straight regular-season Big Ten title, and 15th in the last 21 seasons. Michigan and Northwestern both earned NCAA Tournament bids in 2012.

Highlights and coverage of Big Ten baseball and softball will be featured on the Diamond Report, which airs Sunday nights during the season beginning in April. Hosts Rick Pizzo, Mike Hall and various analysts will discuss Big Ten matchups and breakout performances from the weekend’s games.

BTN & BTN2Go BASEBALL SCHEDULE: (All times Eastern)

DATE

TIME

MATCH-UP

LOCATION

Sunday, March 24 NOON Penn State @ Indiana Bloomington, IN
Tuesday, March 26 7 PM Louisville @ Indiana Bloomington, IN
Friday, March 29 7:30 PM Northwestern @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Sunday, April 7 2 PM Ohio State @ Minnesota Minneapolis, MN
Tuesday, April 9 7 PM Kent State @ Penn State University Park, PA
Thursday, April 11 7 PM Michigan State @ Lansing Lugnuts Lansing, MI
Sunday, April 14 NOON Penn State @ Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Sunday, April 14 3 PM Purdue @ Illinois Champaign, IL
Tuesday, April 16 7:30 PM Arkansas @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Friday, April 19 7 PM Nebraska @ Purdue West Lafayette, IN
Sunday, April 21 NOON Illinois @ Ohio State Columbus, OH
Friday, April 26 7 PM Minnesota @ Iowa Iowa City, IA
Sunday, April 28 NOON Purdue @ Michigan State East Lansing, MI
Saturday, May 4 7 PM Indiana @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Tuesday, May 7 7 PM Georgia Tech @ Ohio State Columbus, OH
Friday, May 10 7 PM Oregon @ Ohio State Columbus, OH
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
Wednesday, May 22 NOON Game #1 vs. Game #1 Minneapolis, MN
Wednesday, May 22 3:30 PM Game #2 vs. Game #2 Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, May 23 NOON Game #3 vs. Game #3 Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, May 23 3:30 PM Game #4 vs. Game #4 Minneapolis, MN
Thursday, May 23 7 PM Game #5 vs. Game #5 Minneapolis, MN
Friday, May 24 NOON Game #6 vs. Game #6 Minneapolis, MN
Friday, May 24 3:30 PM Game #7 vs. Game #7 Minneapolis, MN
Friday, May 24 7 PM Semifinal #1 vs. Semifinal #1 Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, May 25 3:30 PM Semifinal #2 vs. Semifinal #2 Minneapolis, MN
Saturday, May 25 7 PM Championship vs. Championship Minneapolis, MN
Sunday, May 26 NOON Championship [If Nec] vs. Championship [If Nec] Minneapolis, MN

BTN & BTN2Go SOFTBALL SCHEDULE: (All times Eastern)

DATE

TIME

MATCH-UP

LOCATION

Thursday, March 28 6 PM Northwestern @ Wisconsin Madison, WI
Thursday, March 28 8 PM Northwestern @ Wisconsin Madison, WI
Saturday, March 30 NOON Ohio State @ Purdue West Lafayette, IN
Sunday, March 31 1 PM Minnesota @ Northwestern Evanston, IL
Sunday, March 31 3 PM Nebraska @ Illinois Champaign, IL
Wednesday, April 10 5 PM Minnesota @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Wednesday, April 10 7:30 PM Minnesota @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Tuesday April 16 2 PM Michigan @ Indiana Bloomington, IN
Tuesday, April 16 4:30 PM Michigan @ Indiana Bloomington, IN
Wednesday, April 17 5 PM Purdue @ Penn State University Park, PA
Wednesday, April 17 7:30 PM Purdue @ Penn State University Park, PA
Sunday, April 21 3 PM Iowa @ Michigan Ann Arbor, MI
Tuesday, April 23 4 PM Illinois @ Iowa Iowa City, IA
Tuesday, April 23 6:30 PM Illinois @ Iowa Iowa City, IA
Wednesday, April 24 4 PM Michigan State @ Ohio State Columbus, OH
Wednesday, April 24 6:30 PM Michigan State @ Ohio State Columbus, OH
Saturday, April 27 2 PM Michigan @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
Sunday, April 28 3 PM Michigan @ Nebraska Lincoln, NE
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
TBD TBD Wildcard @ Wildcard TBD
Saturday, May 11 3 PM Semifinal #1 vs. Semifinal #1 Lincoln, NE
Saturday, May 11 5:30 PM Semifinal #2 vs. Semifinal #2 Lincoln, NE
Sunday, May 12 1 PM Championship vs. Championship Lincoln, NE

 

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dee on 3/22/2013 @ 12:50pm EST Said:

With wisc in first for softball and only one nite of tv exposure?????

    BTN.com staff on 3/22/2013 @ 1:52pm EST Said:

    Two games on TV, yes, and plenty more on the Big Ten Digital Network, as always. The schedules is here. Click on “Live events.”

dee on 3/24/2013 @ 6:43pm EST Said:

Wisconsin softball doubleheader rescheduled. Will we get to see any of their games????? They are in first…

dee on 3/28/2013 @ 6:44am EST Said:

what is airing in place of the wisconsin softball games tonight?

    BTN.com staff on 3/28/2013 @ 10:09am EST Said:

    Dee, the full TV schedule is here and is updated by our programming department.: http://btn.com/shows/ If you’d like to contact them about programming via our customer service page, you can do so on the Contact Us page. BTN’s team reads every piece of mail.

John on 4/10/2013 @ 7:19pm EST Said:

why does the softball sched keep changing re televised games? this morning a game between Minnesota & Nebraska was scheduled, now it’s a football game?