BTN to provide most baseball & softball coverage in network history

BTN to provide most baseball & softball coverage in network history

BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever in 2017, with over 400 games airing on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus during the upcoming season.

BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with a conference showdown between No. 21 Michigan and Maryland on Saturday, March 25 at 7 p.m. ET. Last season, Minnesota won the outright Big Ten title, but Ohio State won the Big Ten Tournament Championship for the first time since 2007 en route to the NCAA tournament. The Big Ten coaches voted the Maryland Terrapins as the 2017 conference favorite; however, they figure to face stiff competition from both Michigan and Nebraska.

BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten softball begins Friday, March 24, when Rutgers visits Indiana at 6 p.m. ET. No. 8 Minnesota is currently 22-2 and won last year’s Big Ten Softball Tournament after upsetting top-seeded Michigan, which is currently ranked No. 19 in the NFCA Coaches Poll. Seventeen all-conference players return this year, including two-time Big Ten Pitcher of the Year Megan Betsa (Michigan) and Big Ten Freshman of the Year Maddie Houlihan (Minnesota).

Highlights and coverage of Big Ten baseball and softball will be featured on This Week in the Big Ten, which airs Sunday nights beginning on April 2. Hosts Rick Pizzo and Mike Hall will discuss Big Ten matchups and breakout performances from the weekend’s games. The Diamond Report will return with airings during the baseball and softball tournaments.

Below is a preliminary schedule, with more games to be added to the TV schedule at a later date. The BTN Plus streaming schedule can be viewed here.


BTN/ BTN2Go 2017 Baseball Schedule

Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET)
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Michigan Maryland 7:00 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Minnesota Ohio State 12:00 PM
Sunday, March 26, 2017 Michigan State Illinois 3:00 PM
Friday, March 31, 2017 Nebraska Indiana 7:00 PM
Saturday, April 01, 2017 Purdue Ohio State 6:00 PM
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 Creighton Nebraska 7:30 PM
Saturday, April 08, 2017 Maryland Nebraska 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 09, 2017 Ohio State Penn State 3:00 PM
Friday, April 14, 2017 Northwestern Illinois 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 16, 2017 Iowa Nebraska 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Rutgers Iowa 8:00 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2017 Indiana Michigan 12:00 PM
Sunday, April 23, 2017 Illinois Purdue 3:00 PM
Sunday, April 30, 2017 Michigan State Northwestern 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 Georgia State Minnesota 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 06, 2017 Maryland Illinois 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 07, 2017 Ohio State Michigan 4:00 PM
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Penn State Indiana 12:00 PM
Sunday, May 14, 2017 Michigan Purdue 3:00 PM
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Louisville Indiana 6:00 PM
May 18-20, 2017 TBD TBD TBA
May 18-20, 2017 TBD TBD TBA
May 18-20, 2017 TBD TBD TBA
May 18-20, 2017 TBD TBD TBA
May 18-20, 2017 TBD TBD TBA
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #1 TBD 10:00 AM
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #2 TBD 1:30 PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #3 TBD 5:00 PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #4 TBD 8:30 PM
Thursday, May 25, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #5 TBD 10:00 AM
Thursday, May 25, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #6 TBD 1:30 PM
Thursday, May 25, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #7 TBD 5:00 PM
Thursday, May 25, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #8 TBD 8:30 PM
Friday, May 26, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #9 TBD 1:00 PM
Friday, May 26, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #10 TBD 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #11 TBD 10:00 AM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #12 TBD 1:30 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #13 (if necessary) TBD 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #14 (if necessary) TBD 8:30 PM
Sunday, May 28, 2017 B1G Tournament Championship TBD 2:00 PM

BTN/ BTN2Go 2017 Softball Schedule

Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET)
Friday, March 24, 2017 Rutgers Indiana 6:00 PM
Saturday, March 25, 2017 Ohio State Maryland 1:00 PM
Friday, March 31, 2017 Rutgers Ohio State 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 02, 2017 Northwestern Michigan 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 02, 2017 Iowa Purdue 12:00 PM
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Illinois Northwestern 3:00 PM
Wednesday, April 05, 2017 Illinois Northwestern 5:30 PM
Friday, April 07, 2017 Penn State Michigan State 4:00 PM
Friday, April 07, 2017 Michigan Ohio State 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 09, 2017 Indiana Minnesota 1:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Nebraska Iowa 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 Nebraska Iowa 6:30 PM
Friday, April 14, 2017 Wisconsin Purdue 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 16, 2017 Michigan Maryland 1:00 PM
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Michigan State Michigan 6:00 PM
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Minnesota Wisconsin 4:00 PM
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Minnesota Wisconsin 6:30 PM
Friday, April 21, 2017 Ohio State Michigan State 4:00 PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Notre Dame Northwestern 5:00 PM
Friday, April 28, 2017 Penn State Maryland 6:00 PM
Friday, April 28, 2017 Northwestern Nebraska 8:00 PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Indiana Michigan 3:00 PM
Saturday, April 29, 2017 Purdue Minnesota 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 06, 2017 TBD TBD 2:00 PM
Sunday, May 07, 2017 TBD TBD 2:00 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #1 TBD 11:00 AM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #2 TBD 1:30 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #3 TBD 4:30 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #4 TBD 7:00 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #5 TBD 11:00 AM
Friday, May 12, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #6 TBD 1:30 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #7 TBD 4:30 PM
Friday, May 12, 2017 B1G Tournament Game #8 TBD 7:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 B1G Tournament Semifinal #1 TBD 1:00 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 B1G Tournament Semifinal #2 TBD 3:30 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2017 B1G Tournament Championship TBD 6:00 PM
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