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Nov 03 Big Ten Network to offer most extensive Wrestling schedule ever with 41 broadcasts

By Elizabeth Conlisk | Nov. 03, 2010, 6:38 p.m. (ET)
40 regular-season duals plus Big Ten Championships to receive coverage

CHICAGO - The Big Ten Network will offer its most extensive wrestling schedule ever, with a total of 41 events on television or online, including the addition of 18 live streamed events over last year. The schedule features a minimum of 40 regular-season duals, plus the Big Ten Championships to be hosted by Northwestern University in March.

Thirty-three of the 41 events will be conference matchups, and 36 will be available live. The regular-season schedule begins Nov. 14 as Michigan hosts Pittsburgh. Other non-conference highlights include Iowa hosting Iowa State on Friday, Dec. 3, and future Big Ten member Nebraska traveling to Wisconsin on Friday, Jan. 21. The network will dedicate three live hours to the Big Ten Championships.

Last season, Iowa captured its third-straight national championship, and was one of eight Big Ten wrestling programs to finish in the top 25. The Hawkeyes were joined by No. 3 Ohio State, No. 5 Minnesota, No. 10 Penn State, No. 13 Indiana, No. 14 Wisconsin, No. 21 Purdue and No. 23 Illinois.

The Big Ten Network is available to approximately 75 million homes in the United States and Canada, and produces the most college wrestling of any network in the country.

Date/Event/Time/Outlet/Airtime

Sun., Nov. 14 - Pittsburgh at Michigan at 2 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Dec. 3 - Iowa State at Iowa at 8 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Dec. 5 - Oklahoma State at Minnesota at 3 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Dec. 5 - Michigan State at Iowa at 3 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Dec. 12 - Missouri at Purdue at 12 PM on Big Ten Network LIVE
Wed., Dec. 15 - Northwestern at Indiana at 7 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Jan. 7 - SIU-E at Iowa at 8 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Jan. 14 - Purdue at Michigan at 7 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Jan. 14 - Illinois at Northwestern at 8 PM on Big Ten Network LIVE
Fri., Jan. 14 - Indiana at Minnesota at 8 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Jan. 21 - Minnesota at Purdue at 7 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Jan. 21 - Pittsburgh at Penn State at 7 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Jan. 21 - Nebraska at Wisconsin at 8 PM on Big Ten Network LIVE
Fri., Jan. 21 - SIU-E at Illinois at 8 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sat., Jan. 22 - Ohio State at Iowa at 4 PM on Big Ten Network LIVE
Sun., Jan. 23 - Penn State at Indiana at 1 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Jan. 23 - Minnesota at Illinois at 2 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Jan. 28 - Michigan at Ohio State at 7 PM on Big Ten Network LIVE
Fri., Jan. 28 - Iowa at Northwestern at 8 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Jan. 30 - Iowa at Penn State at 2 PM on Big Ten Network - Delay on 1/31, 9 PM
Fri., Feb. 4 - Penn State at Michigan State at 7 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Feb. 4 - Purdue at Northwestern at 8 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Feb. 4 - Ohio State at Illinois at 8 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sat., Feb. 5 - Minnesota at Ohio State at 7 PM on Big Ten Network LIVE
Sun., Feb. 6 - Purdue at Wisconsin at 2 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Feb. 6 - Indiana at Iowa at 6:30 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Feb. 11 - Michigan State at Indiana at 7 PM on Big Ten Network - Delay - 2/12, 2 PM
Fri., Feb. 11 - Illinois at Penn State at 7 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Feb. 11 - Minnesota at Michigan at 7 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Feb. 11 - Wisconsin at Northwestern at 8 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Feb. 13 - Michigan State at Purdue at 1 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Feb. 13 - Michigan at Iowa at 2 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Feb. 13 - Penn State at Minnesota at 3 PM on Big Ten Network - Delay - 2/14, 9 PM
Thurs, Feb. 17 - Indiana at Illinois at 8 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Feb. 18 - Indiana at Purdue at 7 PM on Big Ten Network - Delay - 2/19, 11:30 AM
Fri., Feb. 18 - Wisconsin at Penn State at 7 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Fri., Feb. 18 - Michigan at Michigan State at 7 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sat., Feb. 19 - Northwestern at Ohio State at 12 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Feb. 20 - Wisconsin at Michigan State at 2 PM on BigTenNetwork.com LIVE
Sun., Feb. 20 - Iowa at Minnesota at 3 PM on Big Ten Network - Delay - 2/21, 9 PM
Sun., March 6 - Big Ten Championships at 4 PM on Big Ten Network LIVE

Note - Big Ten Network Televised events in bold

All times Eastern and subject to change

About the Big Ten Network: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live sporting 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 between 35 and 40 football games, 105 regular season men's basketball games; 55 women's basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches' shows; and classic games. The network is available to more than 75 million homes across the United States and Canada, and currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Omaha, Las Vegas and Northern Virginia), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com.

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