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Registration is Now Open for Seventh Annual BTN Big 10K on Aug. 12

Registration is now open for the summer race that turns Chicago into a Big Ten tailgate party. The seventh annual BTN Big 10K and 5K takes place on Sunday, Aug. 12, and returns to the picturesque lakefront along Soldier Field. The first 1,000 runners to register this year will receive a $50 virtual gift card to the BTN Fan Shop on BTN.com to buy their favorite school gear. Registration starts 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

2018 Spring Championships Lineup on BTN

BTN today announced its 2018 Spring Championships schedule, beginning with coverage of the Big Ten Women’s Golf Championship at 5 p.m. ET on Monday, April 30. The following week, the Big Ten Men’s Golf Championship will air on Monday, May 7, at 5 p.m. ET. TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio, will serve as the home to the women’s competition, while the Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, Md., will host the men. Michigan State earned its seventh women’s Big Ten Championship last year, while Illinois took home its third consecutive men’s title and eighth in the past nine seasons in

BTN League of Legends Championship Begins Friday

The BTN League of Legends Championship tournament begins on Friday as the top eight teams from the BTN League of Legends regular season face-off for a chance at the League of Legends College Championship. Teams from all 14 Big Ten Conference schools participated in the regular season competition, which features the most played PC video game in the world. Ohio State earned the top overall seed after securing the Big Ten East division crown with a perfect 7-0 record, while Illinois captured the No. 2 seed with an undefeated (7-0) record in the Big Ten West. The Buckeyes and Illini

BTN Presents Extensive Coverage Surrounding Final Four

The Michigan Wolverines have advanced to the Final Four for the second time in the past six seasons and BTN is taking its studio crew on the road for comprehensive coverage. The network’s trip to San Antonio includes pre and postgame press conferences as well as multiple studio shows featuring Dave Revsine, Andy Katz, Mike DeCourcy, Stephen Bardo and Jon Crispin. The studio set will be located at 889 E. Market Street on the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio. BTN tips off its coverage at 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday with the press conferences of Loyola-Chicago’s Porter Moser and Michigan’s

BTN Debuts 2018 Baseball and Softball Schedule

BTN today announced its 2018 baseball and softball schedule, featuring over 400 games on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus throughout the upcoming season. BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with a non-conference showdown between Pittsburgh and Penn State on Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30 p.m. ET. Last season Nebraska claimed its first ever regular season Big Ten Championship and Iowa won the Big Ten Tournament en route to the NCAA tournament for the second time in three years. The Big Ten coaches voted the Indiana Hoosiers, currently ranked No. 14 nationally, as the 2018 conference favorite. BTN’s television coverage

2018 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Delivers Strong Viewership for BTN

The 2018 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament on BTN delivered significant audiences this past week, featuring the most-watched programming across all cable sports networks in BTN’s 12 metered markets* over four doubleheaders on Thursday, March 1 and Friday, March 2. The average audience for the sessions, two on Thursday and two on Friday, bested competing programming on every other national cable sports network** in Baltimore, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Detroit, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Additionally, the 2018 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament not only produced BTN’s largest aggregate tournament viewership ever, up 99% over the

BTN Unveils Redesigned Triborough Bridge Playground B in Astoria, Queens with Basketball Clinic

In partnership with NYC Parks, BTN yesterday opened the new-look Triborough Bridge Playground B after its first significant renovation in over 20 years, complete with a custom court design by Brooklyn-based artist Mark Paul Deren (MADSTEEZ). The art, representing colors from all 14 Big Ten universities and incorporating Deren’s signature “M,” was painted on freshly laid asphalt to accompany the two new basketball hoops installed. To open the court, BTN hosted a youth clinic put on by the trainer for numerous NBA All-Stars, Chris Brickley, and former New York Knicks forward, Big Ten Player of the Year and Indiana Hoosier,

BTN Presents Coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament

BTN’s week-long coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi begins tonight and includes 10 game broadcasts, a comprehensive studio presence and digital and social initiatives to bring fans closer to the action in Madison Square Garden. 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 Rick Pizzo and Jon Crispin will reveal All-Big Ten selections, as well as Big Ten Player, Coach of the Year and Freshman of the Year. Interviews with select award winners will also be

BTN to Broadcast the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Presented by SoFi in 4K

BTN today announced its first ever 4K productions will be available on DIRECTV, Dish and Layer3 TV for all 10 broadcasts of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi. Game Creek Video, which facilitated FOX Sports World Series broadcasts in 4K, will assume the same role in providing the technology necessary to produce games and on-site studio coverage in 4K throughout the tournament. The network also announced its on-air talent for the tournament, highlighted by Gus Johnson and Bill Raftery. Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Stephen Bardo (analyst) and Mike Hall (sideline) will handle duties for opening night in Madison

BTN Plans a Unique Look and Presence in New York City

With the use of iconic advertising, custom art installations and a world-renowned design team, BTN today announced plans to keep up in the city that never sleeps. The campaign, centered on the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Presented by SoFi, began on Monday and will run through the conclusion of the tournament on Sunday, March 4. With the guidance of creative and media agency of record Fallon, and the creative work of Van Orton Design, fans around Madison Square Garden and commuters heading to and from Penn Station will be surrounded by reminders of the tournament’s debut in New York