BTN Communications, February 15, 2016
BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including wrestling, men?s and women?s swimming & diving, men?s and women?s indoor track & field and men?s and women?s gymnastics and the entire Big Ten Hockey Tournament in 2016.
Coverage begins with the Big Ten Women?s Swimming & Diving Championships from Michigan on Feb. 22 at 7 p.m. ET, while the Big Ten Men?s Swimming & Diving Championships will air at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 29, from Purdue. The opening night relays and preliminary rounds for both women (Feb. 17-20) and men (Feb. 24-27) can be viewed live on BTN Plus via BTN2Go.
Championship coverage continues at 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday, March 5, with the Big Ten Men?s and Women?s Indoor Track & Field Championships. Both the men?s and women?s events will take place at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, and the final day on Feb. 27 will be live streamed on BTN Plus via BTN2Go.
BTN?s coverage of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 6, from Iowa City, and the first three sessions on Saturday will be streamed live on BTN Plus via BTN2Go.
All five games of the Big Ten Men?s Ice Hockey Tournament will be televised live on March 17-19, including the championship game on Saturday, March 19, at 8 p.m. ET from Saint Paul, Minn.
Also on Saturday, March 19, BTN will televise the first session of the Big Ten Women?s Gymnastics Championships live at noon ET, followed by the second session live at 5 p.m. ET from Nebraska. The network will also have live coverage of the Big Ten Men?s Gymnastics Championships at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, April 1 (team), and at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 2 (individual competition), from Ohio State.
The Big Ten currently has 41 teams ranked in the top 25 nationally in the following sports:
? Men?s gymnastics: No. 3 Minnesota, No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 Illinois, No. 6 Nebraska, No. 7 Iowa, No. 9 Penn State and No. 10 Michigan
? Women?s gymnastics: No. 3 Michigan, No. 14 Nebraska, No. 18 Minnesota, No. 20 Illinois and No. 23 Ohio State
? Men?s Ice Hockey: No. 6 Michigan and No. 16 Penn State
? Men?s swimming & diving: T-No. 3 Michigan, No. 9 Indiana, T-No. 15 Ohio State, T-No. 15 Wisconsin and No. 23 Minnesota.
? Women?s swimming & diving: No. 6 Michigan, No. 12 Indiana, No. 17 Wisconsin, No. 18 Purdue, No. 21 Penn State, No. 24 Minnesota and T-No. 25 Ohio State
? Men?s indoor track & field: No. 16 Nebraska, No. 20 Penn State and No. 23 Purdue
? Women?s indoor track & field: No. 10 Wisconsin and No. 11 Michigan
? Wrestling (InterMat): No. 1 Penn State, No. 2 Iowa, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Nebraska, No. 12 Illinois, No. 15 Rutgers, No. 16 Minnesota, No. 21 Purdue and No. 22 Indiana.
2016 BTN Winter Championships Schedule:
|Sport||Dates||Site||Air Date and Time (ET)|
|Women's Swimming & Diving||Feb. 17-20||Ann Arbor, Mich.||Monday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.*|
|Men's Swimming & Diving||Feb. 24-27||West Lafayette, Ind.||Monday, Feb. 29 at 7 p.m.|
|Indoor Track & Field||February 26-27||Geneva, Ohio||Saturday, March 5 at 10:30 a.m.|
|Wrestling||March 5-6||Iowa City, Iowa||Sunday, March 6 at 4 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Men's Ice Hockey||March 17-19||Saint Paul, Minn.||Thursday, March 17 at 4 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Thursday, March 17 at 7:30 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Friday, March 18 at 4 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Friday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Women's Gymnastics||March 19||Lincoln, Neb.||Saturday, March 19 at Noon (LIVE)|
|Saturday, March 19 at 5 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Men's Gymnastics||April 1-2||Columbus, Ohio||Friday, April 1 at 7 p.m. (LIVE)|
*Schedule is subject to change