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Maryland meets Illinois in BTN League of Legends College Season Championship

On Monday, March 27 at 6 p.m. ET, BTN will air the first live esports match in network history when Maryland takes on Illinois in the BTN League of Legends Championship. The match will be held at the NA LCS Battle Theater in Los Angeles and can be seen on BTN2Go. Over the course of the inaugural season, 12 clubs from Big Ten universities were separated into BTN East and West divisions to compete against each other in the most played PC video game in the world. Not including Monday’s championship, seven matches have been streamed across BTN2Go, Facebook and

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

Competitive 2016-2017 season drives 11% ratings increase over previous year

After an extraordinarily competitive 2016-2017 season, BTN’s men’s basketball live game coverage drew an 11% increase in overall household delivery over last season, fueled by a 22% growth in Super Wednesday doubleheaders*. 52 conference games were decided either in the final minute or overtime, and 31 of those were featured on BTN, including 10 of the 12 overtime contests. Additionally, BTN saw six of the top 10 conference games in network history take place during the 2016-2017 season. Along with the Maryland at Minnesota game on Jan. 28 that set the record, Minnesota at Wisconsin (March 5), Michigan State at

BTN presents week-long coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

BTN will provide a full week of comprehensive coverage of the Big Ten Tournament from Washington D.C., including five games, pre- and post-game analysis, coach and player interviews, and a 90-minute B1G Basketball & Beyond: Selection Sunday Special. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET today with the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards on the BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show. Host Mike Hall and analyst Shon Morris will reveal All-Big Ten selections, as well as Big Ten Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year. Interviews with select award winners will also be included. At 5 p.m.

BTN announces coverage of Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse seasons

BTN today announced its coverage of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse in 2017, televising at least 29 games, including six postseason matchups, and streaming approximately 30 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 Tuesday, Feb. 28, when Wagner visits No. 15 Rutgers at 3 p.m. ET. Highlighting the remainder of the schedule are three appearances by 2016 national runner-up and No. 1 ranked Maryland, including a showdown on April 29 against No. 4 Johns Hopkins. No. 10 Penn State will make four

Northwestern at Wisconsin Men’s Basketball Continues Strong Ratings Growth

Northwestern’s upset win of a top-10 Wisconsin team at the Kohl Center on Sunday earned a 0.63 HH rating in BTN’s 12 metered markets,* the third-highest conference rating in network history. The highest-rated conference game in BTN history was set less than a month earlier, when Maryland visited Minnesota on Jan. 28 resulting in a 0.75 HH rating. Northwestern will once again be featured on BTN this evening, as the Wildcats host No. 23 Maryland as part of a Super Wednesday doubleheader. A special episode of BTN Live will air prior to tip off from Welsh-Ryan Arena beginning at 6

BTN visits Welsh-Ryan Arena Wednesday for special episode of BTN Live

Big Ten Network will air a special BTN Live from Welsh-Ryan on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. ET ahead of a Super Wednesday basketball doubleheader. In addition to hearing from head coaches Chris Collins and Mark Turgeon, host Dave Revsine and analysts Shon Morris and Deon Thomas will be joined by special guests including Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald, athletic director Jim Phillips and Johnny Holiday, the play-by-play voice of the University of Maryland. Following BTN Live at 7 p.m. ET, it’s a battle at the top of the Big Ten as No. 23 Maryland visits Northwestern. Fresh off of

BTN to air eight Big Ten Winter Championships and Hockey Tournament in 2017

BTN will televise eight winter Big Ten Championships in 2017, including the entire Big Ten Hockey Tournament, wrestling, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field and men’s and women’s gymnastics. Television coverage begins with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Purdue on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET and continues with Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 26, from Ohio State. The opening night relays and preliminary rounds for both women (Feb. 15-18) and men (Feb. 22-25) can be viewed live on

‘A Taste of Coaching’ to feature Bo Ryan, Gene Keady, Tim Miles and Mike Davis

Sitting around a restaurant table, four coaches who have experienced the highs and lows that accompany Big Ten basketball shared treasured stories and their passion for the game for the Big Ten Network. Their conversations were captured for season three of A Taste of Coaching, hosted by Steve Lavin and debuting at 9:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 12. The four-episode series will air on Sunday evenings in February and March as part of a 90-minute block of studio and original basketball programming following a men’s basketball game. Things get started this weekend with Northwestern at Wisconsin, followed by the

Big Ten Network Announces 2017 Signing Day Coverage

BTN will once again dedicate eight hours of programming to cover National Signing Day on Wednesday, including: BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo’s visit to College Park for a one-on-one feature with Maryland’s DJ Durkin BTN analyst Howard Griffith’s trip up north to Minneapolis for an exclusive interview with Minnesota’s P.J. Fleck Interviews with coaches and signees already on campus In keeping with Signing Day tradition, BTN will honor the fax machine. Fans can submit their recruiting questions during the eight hours of National Signing Day coverage by fax – yes, by fax – to Mike Hall, Griffith, DiNardo and Allen Trieu