BTN Communications, August 10, 2021

Following the U.S. Olympic women's volleyball team gold medal in Tokyo, with a roster featuring eight B1G Volleyball alumni, the Big Ten Network today announced the most expansive volleyball schedule in network history. The 2021 schedule includes at least 47 matches on television, a new high-water mark for the network, with all non-televised matches scheduled to appear on Big Ten Network+.

Action kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 28, with a non-conference tripleheader featuring multiple teams ranked in last season's final AVCA Coaches Poll.  The season opens with Kansas State at No. 6 Nebraska at 5 p.m. ET, No. 13 Baylor at No. 3 Wisconsin at 7 p.m. ET and TCU vs. No. 9 Minnesota at 9:30 p.m. ET. The final two games of the night will be played at Wisconsin as part of Big Ten/Big 12 Challenge.

Non-conference season continues in September with a star-studded lineup from last season's Women?s Volleyball Championship. Minnesota hosts NCAA national runner-up Texas on Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. ET, national semifinalist Washington heads to Illinois on Sept. 3 at 9 p.m. ET. and the defending National Champion Kentucky Wildcats visit national semifinalist Wisconsin on Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. ET.

Big Ten Conference play on Big Ten Network begins with a doubleheader on Wednesday, Sept. 22, when Illinois visits Iowa at 7 p.m. ET before Nebraska travels to Northwestern at 9 p.m. ET. A variety of doubleheaders are scheduled throughout the year, including Nebraska at Penn State and Minnesota at Michigan on Oct. 8, Penn State at Minnesota and Ohio State at Wisconsin on Oct. 22, Michigan at Purdue and Penn State at Nebraska on Nov. 19 and Nebraska at Wisconsin and Minnesota at Penn State on Friday, Nov. 26, following the Iowa vs. Nebraska football game.

Returning for a second season is At The Net, the Big Ten Network?s multiplatform, behind-the-scenes look at the elite volleyball players and programs across the conference. Fans can also find the latest updates by following the Big Ten Network's volleyball-focused Instagram account, @B1GVolleyball. Throughout the season, the account will be home to original videos, highlights and custom content featuring some of the most competitive and exciting volleyball in the nation.

In the coming weeks, additional matches are expected to be assigned to both Big Ten Network and Big Ten Network+, a subscription service for non-televised live events. Sport-specific packages are available for fans only interested in viewing volleyball events. For details and subscription information, please visit

2021 Big Ten Network Volleyball Television Schedule

Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET)
Saturday Aug. 28, 2021 Kansas State at Nebraska 5:00 PM
Saturday Aug. 28, 2021 Baylor at Wisconsin 7:00 PM
Saturday August 28, 2021 TCU vs. Minnesota 9:30 PM
Wednesday Sept. 1, 2021 Texas at Minnesota 8:00 PM
Friday Sept. 3, 2021 Georgia at Nebraska 7:00 PM
Friday Sept. 3, 2021 Washington at Illinois 9:00 PM
Friday Sept. 10, 2021 North Carolina State at Rutgers 6:30 PM
Friday Sept. 10, 2021 Kentucky at Wisconsin 9:00 PM
Saturday Sept.18, 2021 Louisville at Nebraska 8:00 PM
Wednesday Sept.22, 2021 Illinois at Iowa 7:00 PM
Wednesday Sept. 22, 2021 Nebraska at Northwestern 9:00 PM
Friday Sept. 24, 2021 Ohio State at Purdue 7:00 PM
Friday Sept.24, 2021 Michigan at Minnesota 9:00 PM
Sunday Sept. 26, 2021 Ohio State at Penn State 4:00 PM
Wednesday Sept.29, 2021 Indiana at Ohio State 6:00 PM
Wednesday Sept.29, 2021 Penn State at Maryland 8:00 PM
Friday Oct.1, 2021 Michigan at Nebraska 7:00 PM
Friday Oct. 1, 2021 Minnesota at Wisconsin 9:00 PM
Sunday Oct. 3, 2021 Michigan State at Nebraska 4:00 PM
Wednesday Oct. 6, 2021 Iowa at Wisconsin 7:00 PM
Wednesday Oct.r 6, 2021 Purdue at Illinois 9:00 PM
Friday Oct. 8, 2021 Nebraska at Penn State 7:00 PM
Friday Oct. 8, 2021 Minnesota at Michigan 9:00 PM
Saturday Oct. 9, 2021 Illinois at Wisconsin 8:00 PM
Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021 Northwestern at Minnesota 8:00 PM
Friday Oct. 15, 2021 Purdue at Ohio State 6:00 PM
Friday Oct.15, 2021 Wisconsin at Michigan State 8:00 PM
Wednesday Oct. 20, 2021 Rutgers at Maryland 6:00 PM
Wednesday Oct. 20, 2021 Michigan State at Purdue 8:00 PM
Friday Oct. 22, 2021 Penn State at Minnesota 7:00 PM
Friday Oct. 22, 2021 Ohio State at Wisconsin 9:00 PM
Saturday Oct. 23, 2021 Purdue at Nebraska TBD
Saturday Oct. 23, 2021 Penn State at Wisconsin TBD
Wednesday Oct. 27, 2021 Minnesota at Indiana 7:00 PM
Wednesday Oct. 27, 2021 Wisconsin at Nebraska 9:00 PM
Friday Oct. 29, 2021 Illinois at Rutgers TBD
Saturday Oct. 30, 2021 Nebraska at Minnesota 8:00 PM
Thursday Nov. 4, 2021 Minnesota at Ohio State 7:00 PM
Thursday Nov. 4, 2021 Nebraska at Illinois 9:00 PM
Saturday Nov. 6, 2021 TBD at TBD TBD
Sunday Nov. 14, 2021 Purdue at Minnesota 3:00 PM
Friday Nov.19, 2021 Michigan at Purdue 7:00 PM
Friday Nov. 19, 2021 Penn State at Nebraska 9:00 PM
Sunday Nov. 21, 2021 Penn State at Ohio State 3:00 PM
Sunday Nov. 21, 2021 Wisconsin at Minnesota 5:00 PM
Friday Nov. 26, 2021 Nebraska at Wisconsin 5:30 PM
Friday Nov. 26, 2021 Minnesota at Penn State 7:30 or 8 PM