BTN announces 2014–15 Big Ten women's basketball coverage

BTN announces 2014–15 Big Ten women's basketball coverage

NCAA Womens Basketball: Big Ten-Tournament Wisconsin v Minnesota

 

CHICAGO – Returning eight sophomores whose scoring averages ranked in the conference’s top 30 in their freshman year, the Big Ten is poised for a great year and a deep postseason run. To showcase the Big Ten’s brightest stars, BTN will provide its most extensive women’s basketball coverage, with 48 conference matchups, four non-conference games and 10 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament games.

More than 100 additional games will be streamed on BTN Plus on BTN2Go, and many of those will air on delay on BTN as part of the Student U initiative.

BTN’s women’s basketball coverage includes highlights and analysis on BTN Women’s Sports Report, which airs weekly. Check local listings for airtimes.

The season will tip off at 7 PM ET on Nov. 19 with Big Ten Co-Champion Michigan State hosting perennial powerhouse and last season’s national runner-up Notre Dame. Also featured on the schedule are two games from the Big Ten/ACC Women’s Basketball Challenge, Nebraska versus Duke and Rutgers versus North Carolina.

The conference slate on BTN opens on Sunday, Dec. 28, with Michigan at Wisconsin, while on Dec. 29, Maryland makes its conference debut versus Ohio State. On Jan. 4, legendary coach C. Vivian Stringer returns to the Big Ten as the Scarlet Knights host Stringer’s former team, the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Also included in the schedule are six wildcard games that will be selected at a later date in order to ensure the most compelling matchups heading down the final stretch of the season.

BTN 2014 WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TELEVISION SCHEDULE (All Times Eastern)

Date Visiting Team   Home Team Time (ET)
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Notre Dame at Michigan State 7:00 PM
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Duke at Nebraska 7:30 PM
Thursday, December 4, 2014 North Carolina at Rutgers 7:00 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Iowa State at Iowa 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 28, 2014 Michigan at Wisconsin 4:00 PM
Monday, December 29, 2014 Ohio State at Maryland 7:00 PM
Monday, December 29, 2014 Nebraska at Minnesota 9:00 PM
Sunday, January 4, 2015 Iowa at Rutgers 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 4, 2015 Michigan State at Michigan 2:00 PM
Sunday, January 4, 2015 Northwestern at Ohio State 4:00 PM
Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Penn State at Wisconsin 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 8, 2015 Purdue at Maryland 6:30 PM
Thursday, January 8, 2015 Nebraska at Michigan State 8:30 PM
Saturday, January 10, 2015 Rutgers at Penn State 12:00 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2015 Purdue at Iowa TBD
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Penn State at Nebraska 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 15, 2015 Maryland at Rutgers 9:00 PM
Saturday, January 17, 2015 Michigan at Northwestern 6:00 PM
Sunday, January 18, 2015 Indiana at Minnesota 3:00 PM
Monday, January 19, 2015 Purdue at Nebraska 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Michigan State at Maryland 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Michigan at Iowa 9:00 PM
Sunday, January 25, 2015 Maryland at Indiana 3:00 PM
Sunday, January 25, 2015 Minnesota at Rutgers 5:15 PM
Monday, January 26, 2015 Illinois at Michigan 7:00 PM
Monday, January 26, 2015 Nebraska at Iowa 9:00 PM
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Rutgers at Purdue 7:00 PM
Thursday, January 29, 2015 Ohio State at Wisconsin 9:00 PM
Sunday, February 1, 2015 Penn State at Rutgers 12:00 PM
Monday, February 2, 2015 Michigan State at Ohio State 6:30 PM
Monday, February 2, 2015 Purdue at Indiana 8:30 PM
Thursday, February 5, 2015 Nebraska at Rutgers 7:00 PM
Thursday, February 5, 2015 Minnesota at Illinois 9:00 PM
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Rutgers at Maryland 9:00 PM
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Iowa at Nebraska 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 Purdue at Rutgers 12:00 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 Northwestern at Michigan 2:00 PM
Saturday, February 14, 2015 Ohio State at Illinois 4:00 PM
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Purdue at Ohio State 7:00 PM
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 Iowa at Minnesota 9:00 PM
Thursday, February 19, 2015 Maryland at Wisconsin 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015 Wildcard at Wildcard 3:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015 Wildcard at Wildcard 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2015 Wildcard at Wildcard 1 or 7 PM
Monday, February 23, 2015 Penn State at Maryland 7:00 PM
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Purdue at Michigan 7:00 PM
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Minnesota at Nebraska 9:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Michigan at Illinois 12:00 PM
Saturday, February 28, 2015 Michigan State at Purdue 2:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015 Wildcard at Wildcard 1:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015 Wildcard at Wildcard 3:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2015 Wildcard at Wildcard 5:00 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Game #3 vs. Game #3 12:30 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Game #4 vs. Game #4 3:00 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Game #5 vs. Game #5 7:00 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2015 Game #6 vs. Game #6 9:30 PM
Friday, March 6, 2015 Quarterfinal #1 vs. Quarterfinal #1 12:30 PM
Friday, March 6, 2015 Quarterfinal #2 vs. Quarterfinal #2 3:00 PM
Friday, March 6, 2015 Quarterfinal #3 vs. Quarterfinal #3 7:00 PM
Friday, March 6, 2015 Quarterfinal #4 vs. Quarterfinal #4 9:30 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2015 Semifinal #1 vs. Semifinal #1 7:00 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2015 Semifinal #2 vs. Semifinal #2 9:30 PM

About BTN: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 1,000 events across all platforms, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. BTN2Go is the 24/7 simulcast of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming via the internet, smartphones and tablets to customers of participating video providers. Events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is in more than 60 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to http://www.BTN.com.

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