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BTN announces 2014-15 Big Ten men's basketball coverage

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BTN will televise a record number of men’s conference basketball games this season. The slate features 77 conference matchups, including 10 straight weeks of “Super Wednesdays” and five Big Ten Tournament games for the first time in BTN history.

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BTN adds Rutgers experts to talent roster

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CHICAGO – BTN is welcoming Rutgers University to the conference in a B1G way, adding Rutgers experts to its on-air roster and planning a full day of programming dedicated to Rutgers Athletics.

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BTN adds Maryland experts to talent roster

CHICAGO – BTN is welcoming the University of Maryland to the conference in a B1G way, adding Maryland experts to its on-air roster and planning a full day of programming dedicated to Maryland Athletics.

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BTN to provide live coverage of Big Ten media days

CHICAGO – BTN and BTN2Go will provide more than five hours of live coverage of Big Ten Football Media Days, beginning at 10:30 a.m ET Monday. Coverage includes the press conferences of all 14 Big Ten head football coaches and remarks from BTN President Mark Silverman, Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and College Football Playoff Chief Operating Officer Michael Kelly. The press conferences and remarks will re-air beginning at 7 p.m. ET that evening.

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BTN ‘NBA Draft Preview’ airs at 7 p.m. ET Wednesday

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Adreian Payne Preps for 2014 NBA Draft

CHICAGO – As one of the premier basketball conferences in the country, the Big Ten is expected to once again be heavily represented in the 2014 NBA Draft. Through a series of feature segments, sit-down interviews and in-depth analysis, BTN will prepare fans for draft night with a 60-minute NBA Draft Preview edition of Big Ten Basketball Report at 7 PM ET on Wednesday, June 25.

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BTN to air 'Journey' marathon Friday

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The Journey 2013: Big Ten Football (Episode 4, Segment 2)

CHICAGO – BTN is dedicating the entire day of programing Friday to The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013 by replaying all 12 episodes.

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Enter BTN's NY & NJ Big Ten Fans 'Selfie’ Contest

Tuesday, Big Ten Network starts a three-week search for Big Ten superfans from the New York tri-state area for the most creative and inspired “selfies” taken in front of iconic New York and New Jersey locations. The lucky winners will receive prize packages, including a trip to the 2014 Big Ten Football Championship Game or the 2015 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.

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Five students win first ‘BTN LiveBIG’ journalism award

CHICAGO – Five student journalists from Big Ten universities and the University of Maryland and Rutgers University, which join the Big Ten July 1, will receive the first BTN LiveBIG Student Solutions Journalism Award, the network announced today.

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BTN announces Big Ten baseball tourney coverage

CHICAGO – BTN’s coverage of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament begins at 6 PM ET on Wednesday with No. 1 Indiana vs. No. 8 Iowa from TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., home of the College World Series. The network will also carry games 6, 7 and 8 on Thursday, each game Friday and Saturday and the Big Ten Baseball Tournament Championship Game, which will air at 2 PM ET on Sunday.

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Hulsey promoted to Senior VP/Executive Producer

CHICAGO – BTN President Mark Silverman announced today that Mark Hulsey has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Production/Executive Producer. Hulsey joined BTN in 2009 as Vice President of Production/Executive Producer after nine years at FOX Sports Midwest.

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Strategy behind BTN's prime-time selections

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Abdullah Gets the 4th Down Converstion

Earlier this morning, we released BTN’s 2014 primetime football selections. The six games to air in prime-time this fall will include the 2013 Big Ten Champion Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan and Big Ten newcomers Maryland and Rutgers. The day prime-time schedules are released is always exciting, because it’s like the unofficial start of football season. What most people may not realize is how extensive the research and planning process is prior to finalizing and announcing the selections.

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