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BTN Presents 2019 Final Four Coverage from Minneapolis

Beginning today, BTN is taking its studio crew on the road as Michigan State prepares to play in its 10th Final Four in program history and eighth under coach Tom Izzo. The network’s trip to Minneapolis includes pre and postgame press conferences as well as multiple studio shows featuring Jon Crispin, Mike DeCourcy, Andy Katz and Dave Revsine. Fans are encouraged to visit the studio set, located at Seven Steakhouse Sushi & Rooftop (700 Hennepin Ave.) in downtown Minneapolis. BTN tips off its coverage on Thursday with the press conferences of Texas Tech’s Chris Beard and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo.

BTN Announces 2019 Baseball and Softball Schedule

BTN today announced its 2019 baseball and softball schedule, featuring over 400 games on BTN, the FOX Sports app and BTN Plus throughout season. BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with a rivalry showdown between No. 24 Michigan and Michigan State on Friday, March 29, at 3 p.m. ET. Last season, Minnesota became the first team since Indiana in 2014 to win both the regular season and the tournament championship. The Gophers were voted as the 2019 Big Ten favorite by the coaches. Big Ten softball action on BTN also begins Friday, March 29, when Illinois visits Nebraska

BTN Brings the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament to Life Around Chicago

In addition to BTN’s week-long television coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi, the network’s creative and digital team will also look to leave its mark on the Windy City ahead of Wednesday’s opening tip-off. In partnership with creative and media agency Fallon, Chicago’s iconic Daley Plaza has been transformed into a basketball-themed playground. Open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and located at 50 W. Washington Street, a custom-built basketball court will feature 29 school-specific basketball hoops positioned inside a three-point arc adjacent to Chicago’s famous Picasso sculpture. The hoops range in

BTN Announces Coverage and Broadcasters for 2019 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

BTN’s week-long coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi begins on Monday, March 11, and includes the tournament’s first 10 game broadcasts, a comprehensive studio presence and a talented lineup of broadcasters and analysts on-site for the finale of the Big Ten season. Game broadcasts: BTN is the exclusive home of the first 10 games of the Big Ten Tournament. The broadcast pairings feature veteran play-by-play voices and analysts, including a Friday evening trio of Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst) and Andy Katz (sideline). Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play), Shon Morris (analyst) and Mike Hall (sideline) will

2019 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Coverage on BTN

With the bracket set for the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, BTN today announced its coverage plans for the tournament which opens March 8-10 and ends with the championship game on March 23 or March 24. The quarterfinal series will be available via streaming platforms and on select FOX Sports regional networks, while the semifinals and championship rounds will air live on BTN, BTN2Go and the FOX Sports app. Each game in the tournament, spread out across three weekends, takes place on the campus of the higher-seeded teams. Beginning on March 8, Minnesota, Notre Dame and Penn State

2019 Schedule of Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Broadcasts on BTN

BTN today announced its 2019 coverage of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse, televising at least 28 games, including six postseason matchups, and streaming dozens of other games on BTN Plus. Additional regular season events may be added to the schedule at a later date. Men’s television coverage begins on Saturday, Feb. 23, when top-ranked Loyola Maryland visits No. 19 Rutgers at 2 p.m. ET. Three appearances by No. 2 Penn State and five appearances by No. 3 Maryland, including a matchup between the Terrapins and Nittany Lions on Sunday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. ET, highlight the remainder of

BTN to air Seven Big Ten Winter Championships

Beginning this weekend, BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field, men’s golf, wrestling, and men’s and women’s gymnastics. BTN will also broadcast the men’s ice hockey semifinals and final in March, with broadcast information announced at a later date. Coverage begins with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Indiana on Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. ET, while the Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships will air at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 3, from Iowa. The opening night relays and

Registration is Now Open for the Eighth Annual BTN Big 10K on Aug. 11

Registration is now open for the BTN Big 10K, the summer race that turns Chicago into a Big Ten tailgate party. The eighth annual BTN Big 10K and 5K takes place on Sunday, Aug. 11, with a course navigating city streets and a start and finish in Grant Park along Chicago’s picturesque lakefront. Registration begins at $55 for adults for the 10K and $40 for the 5K. For children 12 and under, registration is $25 for the 5K. For all additional information on the BTN Big 10K, visit www.BTNBig10K.com or Facebook. Those who register will also receive a school-specific technical

Eight Hours of Early Signing Period Coverage on BTN

BTN will dedicate eight hours of programming to cover the Early Signing Period on Wednesday with the B1G Football & Beyond: Signing Day Special airing from 9 a.m. ET to 5 p.m. ET. Mike Hall will handle hosting duties with analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith, and the trio will be joined by Midwest Football Recruiting Analyst for 247 Sports, Allen Trieu, as they provide an in-depth analysis of each school’s class. BTN reporters will be on-site at five schools including Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Penn State and Purdue. Throughout the day, the crew will speak with an assortment of

Fox Sports Names Francois McGillicuddy President of Big Ten Network

FOX Sports and the Big Ten Conference today announces it has named veteran media executive Francois McGillicuddy to the position of President, Big Ten Network (BTN). The announcement was made today by Eric Shanks, Chief Executive Officer & Executive Producer, FOX Sports and Jim Delany, Commissioner, Big Ten Conference. McGillicuddy will assume his new role in early 2019 and take over the day-to-day operations for BTN currently held by Mark Silverman, who was elevated in January 2018 to the position of President, National Networks, FOX Sports. BTN is a joint venture between FOX Sports and the Big Ten Conference. “Francois