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    BTN to Broadcast Finals of 49th Ken Kraft Midlands Championships

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM The Big Ten Network will provide television coverage of this year's Midlands finals.
    The Big Ten Network will provide television coverage of this year's Midlands finals.

    Nov. 8, 2011

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    EVANSTON, Ill. – Wrestling fans will be able to watch the finals of the 49th Annual Ken Kraft Midlands Championships, hosted by Northwestern, on the Big Ten Network. The network announced that it will air the Dec. 30 finals on a same-day delay at 9 p.m. CT. The 49th edition of the prestigious wrestling tournament at Welsh-Ryan Arena begins Thursday, Dec. 29 and continues Friday, Dec. 30. This is the fifth year in a row the Big Ten Network has aired coverage of Midlands.

    With the addition of Midlands to the Big Ten Network broadcast schedule, Northwestern will now appear on BTN three times throughout the 2011-12 season. NU’s duals at Wisconsin (same-day delay, 8 p.m.) and at Illinois (live at 5 p.m.) are also part of this year’s BTN wrestling schedule.

    Northwestern also makes a number of appearances on the Big Ten Digital Network. A partnership between the Big Ten Network and CBS Interactive, the BTDN will merge online video content previously available through either or the All Access packages into one convenient subscription. Below is a list of matches with live video coverage (all times Central and schedule is subject to change):

    1/6/12 vs. Michigan 7 p.m.
    1/13/12 vs. Penn State 7 p.m.
    1/15/12 at Iowa 1 p.m.
    1/20/12 vs. Michigan State 7 p.m.
    1/27/12 vs. Northern Illinois 7 p.m.
    2/17/12 vs. Indiana 7 p.m.

    Fans can purchase tickets to Midlands by calling 1-888-GO-PURPLE or by filling out an order form, which is available at the Midlands Tournament info section on


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