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 today announced its 2018 coverage of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse, televising at least 28 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 Saturday, Feb. 17, when Stony Brook visits No. 16 Penn State at 2 p.m. ET. Highlighting the remainder of the schedule are five appearances by reigning national champion and No. 2 ranked Maryland, including a matchup against No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. ET. BTN
Big Ten Network and FloSports, a subscription-based streaming sports platform, today announced a four-year agreement which includes the distribution rights to more than 1,000 non-televised Big Ten Conference events. The events, which were previously exclusive to BTN Plus and range from basketball to ice hockey, will now be available through FloSports’ sport-specific subscription channels such as FloWrestling, FloTrack and FloVolleyball. FloSports is a digital content provider based in Austin, Texas, with a network of 25 verticals covering a range of sports, including basketball, football, wrestling, track, volleyball, gymnastics and swimming. The verticals include sport-specific live streams, documentaries, breaking news and
BTN is the home for complete coverage of the 2017 Big Ten spring championships in April and May, televising events in the sports of baseball, softball, rowing, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. Broadcast coverage of Big Ten spring championships begins on Saturday, April 29, when BTN will televise the Big Ten Women’s Golf Championship at noon ET, while the Big Ten Men’s Golf Championship will air on Sunday, May 7, at 11 a.m. ET. TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio, will serve as the home
BTN today announced the launch of an all-new BTN2Go, the number one sports destination for Big Ten fans and alumni, featuring immense user personalization, new school-specific video content, improved social features and integrated tools such as school emojis to enhance the fan experience. With the new and improved BTN2Go, users can now enjoy a hyper-personalized experience where they’ll always be in the know on the latest and greatest with their favorite school. With BTN2Go, fans will now have instant access to original video content direct from both their favorite athletic department and BTN, curated key social content and quick access
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The 2016 ESPY Awards took place Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The annual awards ceremony was filled with memorable moments, including a touching speech from TNT analyst Craig Sager, who was honored with this year’s Jimmy V award. In honor of the ESPY Awards, I went ahead and made up a Big Ten-themed award list of my own, honoring the top performances of the past academic sports year in Big Ten athletics. Here is what I got. Did I miss one? Tweet me your thoughts, @BTNSean. All opinions welcomed! BIG TEN AWARD WINNERS Best Male Athlete: Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Including the phrase “the leaders and best” in your school’s fight song is a pretty bold move. But when it comes to Michigan, it’s not just idle boasting. From its winged helmets to “The Big House,” from Fielding Yost’s “Point a Minute” football teams to Tom Brady and Charles Woodson, the university’s athletics have always stood out. And Michigan excels in many other areas, too — auto engineering, alternative energy and adaptive technologies, to name a few. These LiveBIG stories demonstrate how Michigan continues to be among the “leaders and best” in many important respects: For Michigan professor, computer science
If you’re a subscriber on BTN Plus, you know that BTN Student U is the leading production branch of BTN’s Big Ten Olympic Sports coverage. These crews produce more than 1,000 live events each year. Student U cultivates real world experience for more than 500 students per year with events that stream live on BTN2Go or air on delay on BTN. Our team went ahead and compiled some of the best moments from 2015-2016. Have a look in the video above. BTN Plus programming includes non-televised games and events like these on BTN2Go with a purchase of a BTN Plus subscription.
Amanda Turturro scored the overtime winner Thursday as Rutgers beat Ohio State 11-10 to advance in the 2016 Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament. In the second quarterfinal, Northwestern dominated Michigan, 20-5. No. 4 Rutgers seed will take on No. 1 seed Maryland in the first of two semifinals games on Friday. The Wildcats will play against No. 2 seed Penn State. All of Friday’s games air live on BTN and online via BTN2Go. Full schedule with links below. For Rutgers, Turturro got her second hat trick of the season and scored the final two goals for the Scarlet Knights in the game. Rutgers