BTN Communications, October 25, 2018
BTN will provide extensive coverage of the 2018 Big Ten fall championships and tournaments, including live broadcasts and streams of the Big Ten Men's and Women's Soccer Tournaments, the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament and the Big Ten Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships.
The Big Ten Cross Country Championships kick off BTN's coverage this Sunday, Oct. 28. The event will air live on FloSports and BTN Plus at 11:45 a.m. ET, and on television Monday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. ET. The Big Ten has four nationally ranked men's teams, including No. 3 Wisconsin, No. 18 Purdue, No. 22 Indiana and No. 27 Michigan. On the women's side, six Big Ten teams are ranked led by No. 7 Michigan, No. 10 Indiana, No. 11 Wisconsin, No. 13 Penn State, No. 14 Michigan State and No. 21 Minnesota.
BTN will also televise four Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament games, including two semifinals and the championship from Northwestern. Live coverage of the quarterfinal round will begin at noon on Sunday, featuring #6 Iowa at #3 Penn State. The first semifinal game will air live on BTN2Go and the Fox Sports app at 1 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 2, with the television debut following at 5:30 p.m. ET. Semifinal No. 2 will air on BTN live at 3:30 p.m. ET and the championship game will air live at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 4. Six Big Ten teams appear in the top 25 of the latest national poll, including No. 2 Maryland, No. 7 Penn State, No. 8 Michigan, No. 9 Iowa, No. 10 Rutgers and No. 22 Northwestern.
Live coverage of the women's soccer tournament also begins on Sunday, Oct. 28, with quarterfinal action at 2 p.m. ET as Nebraska takes on Ohio State. Live coverage of the semifinal round will begin on BTN2Go at 11 a.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 2, and continue with the second semifinal matchup 1:30 p.m. ET. The championship game will air live at noon on Sunday, Nov. 4. Penn State, Rutgers and Wisconsin are ranked No. 16, No. 21 and No. 23, respectively.
Finally, BTN will televise a quarterfinal match, both semifinals and the final of the Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament. The quarterfinal match will take place on campus, with the semifinals and finals being held at Grand Park in Indiana. Information the quarterfinal for Sunday, Nov. 5, is currently pending, while the semifinals will air live at 1 p.m. ET and approximately 3:30 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 9. The final will be carried live at noon. ET on Sunday, Nov. 11. Indiana is the No. 2 team in the nation, followed by No. 12 Michigan State.
2018 Big Ten Fall Sports Championships/Tournaments on BTN (all times Eastern)
Big Ten Men's and Women's Cross Country Championships
|Event Date||Air Date||Time||Game||Host/Location|
|Sunday, Oct. 28*||Monday, Oct. 29||8 P.M.||Final||Nebraska|
*The event will air live on FloSports and BTN Plus
Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament
|Sunday, Oct. 28||Noon||Quarterfinals – Game 1||Penn State|
|Friday, Nov. 2**||1 P.M.||Semifinal #1||Northwestern|
|Friday, Nov. 2||3:30 P.M.||Semifinal #2||Northwestern|
|Sunday, Nov. 4||2 P.M.||Championship||Northwestern|
**Semifinal #1 will air live on BTN2Go/Fox Sports App and debut on BTN at 5:30 p.m. ET
Big Ten Women's Soccer Tournament
|Sunday, Oct. 28||2 P.M.||Quarterfinal #1||Ohio State|
|Friday, Nov. 2||11 A.M.||Semifinal #1||Westfield, Ind.|
|Friday, Nov. 2||1:30 P.M.||Semifinal #2||Westfield, Ind.|
|Sunday, Nov. 4||Noon||Championship||Westfield, Ind.|
Big Ten Men's Soccer Tournament
|Sunday, Nov. 4||TBD||Quarterfinal #1||Site TBD|
|Friday, Nov. 9||1 P.M.||Semifinal #1||Westfield, Ind.|
|Friday, Nov. 9||3:30 P.M.||Semifinal #2||Westfield, Ind.|
|Sunday, Nov. 11||Noon||Championship||Westfield, Ind.|