BTN Communications, August 25, 2014

CHICAGO - With seven Big Ten Conference teams ranked in the top 16 in preseason polls, BTN will showcase the nation?s top squads, providing coverage for over 100 women?s volleyball matches across all platforms. Matches will air on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday evenings from late August through late November.

In the AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll, Penn State is No. 1, followed by No. 6 Wisconsin, No. 7 Nebraska, No. 8 Purdue, No. 11 Illinois, No. 12 Minnesota and No. 16 Michigan State.

Key early-season televised contests include No. 3 Stanford at No. 7 Nebraska in the AVCA Showcase on Aug. 31, and No. 1 Penn State vs. No. 6 Wisconsin on Sept. 24 in a rematch of the 2013 National Championship. The first streamed game features No. 7 Nebraska hosting No. 13 Florida State on Aug. 29. Fans can access streamed coverage via the network?s recently launched subscription-based platform, BTN Plus.

On Tuesdays throughout the season, BTN Volleyball Analyst Mike Wolf will post weekly reports at Also, @BTNvolleyball will provide continual updates.


                           Date            Visiting Team                  Home Team                  Time
8/30/2014 Louisville Minnesota 8:00 PM
8/31/2014 Stanford Nebraska 1:00 PM
9/5/2014 North Carolina Michigan State 7:00 PM
9/20/2014 Notre Dame Purdue 8:00 PM
9/24/2014 Penn State Wisconsin 7:30 PM
9/26/2014 Michigan State Indiana 8:00 PM
9/30/2014 Michigan State Michigan 8:00 PM
10/1/2014 Minnesota Illinois 7:30 PM
10/3/2014 Penn State Nebraska 8:00 PM
10/8/2014 Northwestern Penn State 7:30 PM
10/10/2014 Nebraska Michigan State 8:00 PM
10/11/2014 Northwestern Ohio State TBD
10/15/2014 Wisconsin Minnesota 7:00 PM
10/15/2014 Illinois Iowa 9:00 PM
10/17/2014 Penn State Purdue 8:00 PM
10/21/2014 Rutgers Maryland 8:00 PM
10/22/2014 Nebraska Minnesota 7:30 PM
10/24/2014 Michigan Penn State 7:00 PM
10/25/2014 Purdue Illinois 6:00 PM
10/28/2014 Ohio State Penn State 8:00 PM
10/29/2014 Wisconsin Purdue 7:30 PM
10/31/2014 Wildcard Wildcard 8:00 PM
11/1/2014 Wildcard Wildcard 8:30 PM
11/5/2014 Purdue Nebraska 7:30 PM
11/8/2014 Wildcard Wildcard TBD
11/12/2014 Michigan State Nebraska 7:30 PM
11/29/2014 Nebraska Penn State 8:30 PM

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