BTN Communications, February 23, 2023
The 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, featuring four of the top 10 teams in the country, begins next Friday on the Big Ten Network with comprehensive coverage of college wrestling's premier conference event.
From 10 a.m. ET to 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 4, BTN will broadcast the opening session on television with whip-around coverage and quad box views. On B1G+, individual mat cameras, as well as the quad box, will allow viewers to customize their experience. For session two on Saturday night, coverage of the wrestleback matches begins at 5:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed exclusively on B1G+. Television coverage resumes for Saturday night's semifinals from 7:30 p.m. ET through 9:30 p.m. ET.
On Sunday, March 5, competition begins at 1 p.m. ET on B1G+ with individual mat cameras for the consolation semifinals. At 4:30 p.m. ET, television coverage resumes as Big Ten champions are crowned, while third and fifth-place bouts will be streamed on B1G+.
Big Ten Network veterans Shane Sparks, Jim Gibbons and Tim Johnson will anchor the weekend broadcasts, along with reporter Ray Flores.
On Saturday and Sunday, the B1G Wrestling Instagram page and Big Ten Network YouTube wrestling page will be updated with highlights, full matches and custom content. For details and subscription information regarding B1G+ coverage, please visit bigtenplus.com.
In preparation for the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, a special edition of Wrestling in 60, highlighting a selection of top matches from the regular season, will air Monday night (2/27) at 7:30 p.m. ET. On Monday, March 6, new episodes of B1G Wrestling and Beyond (7 p.m. ET) and B1G Wrestling in 60 at (7:30 p.m. ET) will recap all the wrestling championships action.
Big Ten Wrestling Championships Schedule
|Day||Date||Session Coverage||Platform||Time (ET)|
|Saturday||March 4||Session 1||BTN||10 a.m.|
|Saturday||March 4||Session 1||B1G+||10 a.m.|
|Saturday||March 4||Session 2 - Wrestlebacks||B1G+||5:30 p.m.|
|Saturday||March 4||Semifinals||BTN||7:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||March 5||Session 3 - Consolation Semis||B1G+||1 p.m. ET|
|Sunday||March 5||Championships - Session 4||BTN||4:30 p.m.|
|Sunday||March 5||Session 4 - 3rd and 5th place||B1G+||4:30 p.m.|