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    Big Ten Network To Air Several NU Olymic Sporting Events This Fall

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Catch NU's fall Olympic sports on the Big Ten Network.
    Catch NU's fall Olympic sports on the Big Ten Network.

    Sept. 5, 2007

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern fans will have plenty of opportunities to catch Wildcat Olympic sports on the Big Ten Network this fall. NU's field hockey, men's soccer, women's soccer, volleyball and men's golf teams will all appear on the network in the coming months. The first of these broadcasts will be live at 3 p.m. CT Saturday, Sept. 22, as field hockey will take on Michigan State in East Lansing.

    NU's men's soccer team, an NCAA quarter finalist in 2006, will appear on the network three times this fall out of the network's eight conference matchups. The 'Cats will make their first appearance at noon Sunday, Sept. 23 at Ohio State. NU's road match at Penn State on Sept. 29 and its home contest against Wisconsin on Oct. 6 will also air. All broadcasts of the Wildcats will be live.

    Volleyball makes its Big Ten Network debut on Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Michigan State. It will air on a same day delay basis with the match taking place at 5:30 p.m. and the broadcast beginning at 7 p.m.

    Northwestern's match at Michigan on Oct. 7 will be a same-day delay broadcast and their home contest against Michigan State will air live at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24.

    NU's women's soccer team will appear twice on the network this fall starting at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at Michigan. The Wildcats' home match against Iowa on Oct. 28 will air at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29.

    Field hockey's only appearance on the network will come on Sept. 22 when they travel to Michigan State.

    NU's men's golf team will also make an appearance on the new network this fall as the Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge will be broadcast on delay. NU joins fellow Big Ten programs Michigan State, Minnesota and Wisconsin for this year's event.

    A schedule of NU events on the BTN appears below. For updates of when you can catch the Wildcats on the Big Ten Network, visit NU's Big Ten Network page.

    Northwestern Olympic Sports on the Big Ten Network (All Times Central)

    Saturday, September 22: Field Hockey at Michigan State -- 3 p.m. (LIVE)
    Sunday, September 23: Men's Soccer at Ohio State -- Noon (LIVE)
    Saturday, September 29: Men's Soccer at Penn State -- 6 p.m. (LIVE)
    Wednesday, October 3: Volleyball at Michigan State -- 5:30 p.m. (Same Day Delay, 7 p.m.)
    Saturday, October 6: Men's Soccer vs. Wisconsin -- 3 p.m. (LIVE)
    Sunday, October 7: Volleyball at Michigan -- 1 p.m. (Same Day Delay, 5 p.m.)
    Friday, October 19: Women's Soccer at Michigan -- 4:30 p.m. (LIVE)
    Sunday-Monday, October 21-22: Men's Golf at Big Ten/Pac-10 Challenge (DELAY)
    Wednesday, October 24: Volleyball vs. Michigan State -- 7 p.m. (LIVE)
    Sunday, October 28: Women's Soccer vs. Iowa -- Noon (Delay - 10/29, 7 p.m.)