BTN2Go to air Iowa-Nebraska game on Saturday

Saturday afternoon’s Iowa-Nebraska game, originally scheduled for Thursday but postponed due to an impending winter storm, will air at 2 p.m. ET on BTN2Go, the Big Ten Conference announced Wednesday.

The game was originally set to be televised by ESPN2, but when the game was rescheduled, ESPN informed the conference office that due to other programming commitments and logistical issues it would not be able to televise the game.

The conference office then asked if BTN could come up with a solution so that fans would be able to see the game.  As a service to Iowa and Nebraska fans, and as a result of a significant logistical effort, BTN has made arrangements to be able to show the game on BTN2Go, the 24/7 mobile version of BTN that is widely available.

BTN will stream the feed from the arena video board on BTN2Go. Fans can go to BTN2Go.com to find out if their provider offers BTN2Go.  Visit www.btn2go.com to watch on your computer, or search for “BTN2Go” in the iTunes App Store or on Google Play for Android devices.

Q:  Why can’t the game be televised?
A:  BTN is unable to televise the game because we have live events scheduled for 1 PM & 3 PM ET on Saturday.  In addition, a production truck was unavailable to produce the game from Lincoln on short notice. 

Q:  Why can’t BTN produce the game as a Student U streamed event?
A:  In preparation for the renovation of the Bob Devaney Center, some cabling and equipment has already been removed.  This cabling and equipment is necessary in order to produce a Student U event that can air on delay on BTN.

Q:  What if my television provider doesn’t offer BTN2Go?
A:  BTN2Go is widely available, through providers such as DIRECTV, Dish Network Time Warner Cable, Mediacom, Charter, Cox, Verizon FiOS and others.  If your television provider does not offer BTN2Go, contact your provider.

Q:  How do I access the game on BTN2Go?
A:  Visit www.btn2go.com to watch on your computer, or search for “BTN2Go” in the iTunes App Store or on Google Play for Android devices.

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John Erland on 2/20/2013 @ 6:42pm EDT Said:

Excuses are all it is a double driver truck could get to Lincoln total BS.

As a Hawkeye fan I bummed to say the least. I thought the BTN was to avoid garbage like this

if it was OSU MI the game would some how be on.

The game never should of been cancelled to begin with

    BTN Communications on 2/22/2013 @ 5:03pm EDT Said:

    Hey John – We understand your frustration. The Iowa at Nebraska men’s basketball game was originally scheduled to be on ESPN 2 but when the game was rescheduled, ESPN informed the Big Ten conference office that due to other programming commitments and logistical issues it would not be able to televise the game.The conference office then asked if BTN could come up with a solution so that fans would be able to see the game. BTN has back to back women’s basketball games airing live tomorrow starting at 1 PM ET, but as a service to Iowa and Nebraska fans, BTN has made arrangements to stream the Iowa at Nebraska game on BTN2Go, the 24/7 mobile version of BTN. For more information go to BTN2Go.com.

Gary Johnson on 2/20/2013 @ 7:31pm EDT Said:

This is BS and slap in the face to Hawkeye fans! If Indiana, Michigan, Michigan St, or Ohio St had a b-ball game rescheduled, somehow I think BTN could figure out a way to televise the game. Somehow teams and fans can figure out a way to change thier schedules yet the television network that has a sole purpose of televising conference games cannot figure this out? This is a conference game, how hard can this be??

Jim knudson on 2/21/2013 @ 8:52am EDT Said:

Not televising this game is absurd!!

Eddie on 2/23/2013 @ 1:28pm EDT Said:

Maybe when your team is #1 like mine… Go Hoosiers, you”l get televised!!!

BC on 2/23/2013 @ 2:51pm EDT Said:

Agreed get it together Big Ten or come to an agreement with Comcast. Figure it out.

Chris on 2/23/2013 @ 3:20pm EDT Said:

The worst part is how long it takes for BTN to verify an email account with a service provider…since I didnt know that it would take 24 hrs for this to happen. But hey…Indiana vs. Illinois womens bball is on, since Im sure the ratings for that have to be THROUGH THE ROOF compared to an Iowa v. Neb Mens BBall game…GOOD JOB BTN…no wonder why I dont watch your network