BTN today announced Carli Lloyd and Alyssa Naeher as the grand marshals of the 2019 BTN Big 10K. The recently crowed FIFA Women’s World Cup champions and graduates of Rutgers and Penn State will join thousands of Big Ten fans and runners on Sunday, Aug. 11, for 10K and 5K runs, as well as a massive tailgate party in Grant Park along Chicago’s picturesque lakefront. Lloyd and Naeher will deliver a pre-race pep talk to the runners, present awards for the top 10K and 5K finishers and be available for photos throughout the day. Runners of all ages can register
Ahead of the Big Ten Network’s 13th football season, BTN president François McGillicuddy today shared the network’s perspective on the 2019 season at Big Ten Football media days.
BTN today announced its 2019 Spring Championships schedule, beginning with Big Ten tennis coverage. The Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament finals can be streamed live on BTN Plus at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, April 28, while the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament finals can be streamed live on BTN Plus at 1 p.m. ET the same day. The men’s tournament will be hosted by Michigan, while the women’s tournament will be hosted by Nebraska. On Tuesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. ET, the Big Ten Women’s Golf Championship will debut on BTN. The following week, the Big Ten Men’s
Beginning today, BTN is taking its studio crew on the road as Michigan State prepares to play in its 10th Final Four in program history and eighth under coach Tom Izzo. The network’s trip to Minneapolis includes pre and postgame press conferences as well as multiple studio shows featuring Jon Crispin, Mike DeCourcy, Andy Katz and Dave Revsine. Fans are encouraged to visit the studio set, located at Seven Steakhouse Sushi & Rooftop (700 Hennepin Ave.) in downtown Minneapolis. BTN tips off its coverage on Thursday with the press conferences of Texas Tech’s Chris Beard and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo.
BTN today announced its 2019 baseball and softball schedule, featuring over 400 games on BTN, the FOX Sports app and BTN Plus throughout season. BTN’s television coverage of Big Ten baseball begins with a rivalry showdown between No. 24 Michigan and Michigan State on Friday, March 29, at 3 p.m. ET. Last season, Minnesota became the first team since Indiana in 2014 to win both the regular season and the tournament championship. The Gophers were voted as the 2019 Big Ten favorite by the coaches. Big Ten softball action on BTN also begins Friday, March 29, when Illinois visits Nebraska
In addition to BTN’s week-long television coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi, the network’s creative and digital team will also look to leave its mark on the Windy City ahead of Wednesday’s opening tip-off. In partnership with creative and media agency Fallon, Chicago’s iconic Daley Plaza has been transformed into a basketball-themed playground. Open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and located at 50 W. Washington Street, a custom-built basketball court will feature 29 school-specific basketball hoops positioned inside a three-point arc adjacent to Chicago’s famous Picasso sculpture. The hoops range in
BTN’s week-long coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi begins on Monday, March 11, and includes the tournament’s first 10 game broadcasts, a comprehensive studio presence and a talented lineup of broadcasters and analysts on-site for the finale of the Big Ten season. Game broadcasts: BTN is the exclusive home of the first 10 games of the Big Ten Tournament. The broadcast pairings feature veteran play-by-play voices and analysts, including a Friday evening trio of Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst) and Andy Katz (sideline). Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play), Shon Morris (analyst) and Mike Hall (sideline) will
With the bracket set for the 2019 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, BTN today announced its coverage plans for the tournament which opens March 8-10 and ends with the championship game on March 23 or March 24. The quarterfinal series will be available via streaming platforms and on select FOX Sports regional networks, while the semifinals and championship rounds will air live on BTN, BTN2Go and the FOX Sports app. Each game in the tournament, spread out across three weekends, takes place on the campus of the higher-seeded teams. Beginning on March 8, Minnesota, Notre Dame and Penn State
BTN today announced its 2019 coverage of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse, televising at least 28 games, including six postseason matchups, and streaming dozens of other games on BTN Plus. Additional regular season events may be added to the schedule at a later date. Men’s television coverage begins on Saturday, Feb. 23, when top-ranked Loyola Maryland visits No. 19 Rutgers at 2 p.m. ET. Three appearances by No. 2 Penn State and five appearances by No. 3 Maryland, including a matchup between the Terrapins and Nittany Lions on Sunday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m. ET, highlight the remainder of
Beginning this weekend, BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, including men’s and women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field, men’s golf, wrestling, and men’s and women’s gymnastics. BTN will also broadcast the men’s ice hockey semifinals and final in March, with broadcast information announced at a later date. Coverage begins with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Indiana on Feb. 24 at 10:30 a.m. ET, while the Big Ten Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships will air at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, March 3, from Iowa. The opening night relays and