Feb. 10, 2009
CHICAGO -- The Big Ten Network will nationally televise up to 30 Big Ten baseball games, including the entire Big Ten Baseball Tournament, and 25 Big Ten softball games this spring. Every game will be produced in high definition. Northwestern will have three baseball games and six softball games televised this spring.
“The Big Ten Network is thrilled to give national exposure to Big Ten baseball and softball,” network president Mark Silverman said. “We know that fans will especially enjoy watching these games in HD.”
Every Big Ten baseball team will appear on the network at least three times, plus conference tournament play. Every game on the Big Ten Network baseball schedule will be a conference matchup, including the entire Big Ten Baseball Tournament played Wednesday, May 20 through Sunday, May 24. The event will take place at the new Huntington Park in Columbus, Ohio, the home of the Triple-A Columbus Clippers. The event will mark the Big Ten’s first neutral-site baseball tournament since 1994.
The Big Ten Network’s live softball coverage begins with two games of the Michigan-Northwestern series in Evanston. Game 1 of the series is schedule for 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 21.
Every Big Ten softball team will appear on the network at least three times. The Big Ten Network will televise a softball doubleheader on most Wednesdays as well as selected games on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
About the Big Ten Network:
The Big Ten Network is the first nationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live events, and nearly all of them in HD, the network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising more Olympic sporting events and women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. Each year, the network offers approximately 35 football games, 105 regular season men’s basketball games; 55 women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; Big Ten Tonight, a nightly studio show; coaches’ shows; and classic games. Available to all cable and satellite providers nationwide, the network currently has agreements with more than 250 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com.
Northwestern Baseball On The Big Ten Network
Friday, April 17 -- Iowa at Northwestern -- 3 p.m. CT
Saturday, May 9 -- Northwestern at Indiana -- 2 p.m. CT
Sunday, May 10 -- Northwestern at Indiana -- Noon CT
Northwestern Softball On The Big Ten Network
Saturday, March 21 -- Michigan at Northwestern -- Noon CT
Sunday, March 22 -- Michigan at Northwestern -- 1 p.m. CT
Wednesday, April 8 -- Northwestern at Minnesota (DH) -- 2 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. CT
Wednesday, April 15 -- Iowa at Northwestern (DH) -- 2 p.m. CT/4:30 p.m. CT