BTN Communications, October 17, 2023

The nation's premier wrestling conference returns to the Big Ten Network in search of a 17th consecutive NCAA Championship, with 24 duals and Big Ten Wrestling Championships coverage airing live on BTN and the FOX Sports app.

Action begins on Sunday, Dec. 3, with the defending national champions and No. 1 team in the nation as Penn State hosts No. 24 Lehigh at 2 p.m. ET. No. 7 Ohio State will take on two ranked non-conference opponents at the start of the year, as No. 15 Pittsburgh visits on Dec. 10 at noon ET and No. 2 Cornell heads to Columbus on Jan. 5 at 8 p.m. ET.

Conference wrestling on the network begins in 2024 with primetime matchup on Friday, Jan. 12, between No. 8 Iowa and No. 5 Nebraska at 7 p.m. ET. The following Friday, Jan. 19, is home to a tripleheader of action with No. 5 Nebraska at No. 16 Minnesota, No. 1 Penn State at No. 9 Michigan and Purdue at No. 8 Iowa squaring off. Throughout the remainder of January and February, Friday night wrestling on BTN will be a mainstay with primetime duals.

Additional schedule highlights include a Friday doubleheader on Feb. 9, when No. 9 Michigan takes on No. 5 Nebraska at 7 p.m. ET ahead of No. 1 Penn State traveling to No. 8 Iowa at 9 p.m. ET. To close out the regular season, No. 25 Wisconsin visits No. 8 Iowa and No. 5 Nebraska competes in Happy Valley against top-ranked Penn State on Sunday, Feb. 18.

More than 80 additional contests will be available for streaming on B1G+, BTN's home for non-televised events and on-demand archives. B1G+ is home to coverage of the Ken Kraft Midlands Championships, supplemental coverage of the 2024 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, Soldier Salute, Zingo Nationals and the University of Iowa women's wrestling team's first ever home event, the "Trailblazer Duals." Subscription options include a conference wrestling pass, which delivers all Big Ten wrestling on B1G+, for just $69.99 per year.

B1G Wrestling & Beyond will return in January of 2024 with host Rick Pizzo and analyst Shane Sparks taking you around the Big Ten with an assortment of highlights, analysis and guests. Additional coverage includes the return of On The Mat, BTN's multi-platform, behind-the-scenes look at Big Ten wrestling, as well as BTN's Big Ten wrestling Instagram page.

According to Intermat's preseason rankings, the Big Ten has 11 teams ranked in the top 30. Defending national champion Penn State leads the way at No. 1, followed by No. 5 Nebraska, No. 7 Ohio State, No. 8 Iowa, No. 9 Michigan, No. 14 Rutgers, No. 16 Minnesota, No. 18 Illinois, No. 22 Maryland, No. 25 Wisconsin and No. 29 Indiana.

2023-24 Big Ten Network Wrestling Schedule

Day Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET)
Sunday 12/3/2023 Lehigh at Penn State 2:00 PM
Sunday 12/10/2023 Pittsburgh at Ohio State 12:00 PM
Friday 1/5/2024 Cornell at Ohio State 8:00 PM
Friday 1/12/2024 Iowa at Nebraska 7:00 PM
Monday 1/15/2024 Minnesota at Iowa 8:00 PM
Friday 1/19/2024 Penn State at Michigan 6:00 PM
Friday 1/19/2024 Purdue at Iowa 8:00 PM
Friday 1/19/2024 Nebraska at Minnesota 10:00 PM
Sunday 1/21/2024 Ohio State at Wisconsin 3:00 PM
Friday 1/26/2024 Michigan at Ohio State 7:00 PM
Friday 1/26/2024 Iowa at Illinois 9:00 PM
Sunday 1/28/2024 Penn State at Maryland 12:00 PM
Sunday 1/28/2024 Nebraska at Wisconsin 2:00 PM
Friday 2/2/2024 Ohio State at Penn State 6:30 PM
Friday 2/2/2024 Iowa at Michigan 8:30 PM
Sunday 2/4/2024 Michigan State at Indiana 12:00 PM
Sunday 2/4/2024 Northwestern at Minnesota 2:00 PM
Friday 2/9/2024 Michigan at Nebraska 7:00 PM
Friday 2/9/2024 Penn State at Iowa 9:00 PM
Monday 2/12/2024 Rutgers at Penn State 7:00 PM
Friday 2/16/2024 Ohio State at Michigan State 7:00 PM
Friday 2/16/2024 Wisconsin at Minnesota 9:00 PM
Sunday 2/18/2024 Wisconsin at Iowa 2:00 PM
Sunday 2/18/2024 Nebraska at Penn State 4:00 PM
Saturday 3/9/2024 Session 1 at B1G Championships 10:00 AM
Saturday 3/9/2024 Session 2 at B1G Championships 7:00 PM
Sunday 3/10/2024 Championships at B1G Championships 4:30 PM