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Big Ten Network announces 2013-14 Wrestling coverage

Oct. 31, 2013, 3:43 p.m. (ET)

By Big Ten Network

The television schedule includes a dual between Penn State and Iowa, winners of the past six national titles, a Monday night meet in primetime between Ohio State and Purdue, and live coverage of the entire Big Ten Wrestling Championships hosted by Wisconsin. Although Penn State and Iowa were not originally scheduled to meet as a result of the Big Ten’s rotating slate of eight regular-season duals, the two schools agreed to arrange a non-conference dual. The two schools have met every year since 1982.

Additionally, a record 48 events will be streamed live on the Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) at http://video.btn.com. A large number of those streamed events will also be televised on delay as Student U. BTN’s coverage of the regular season begins with Duke at Purdue, which will stream live on BTDN at 3 PM ET on Nov. 16.

With the passionate wrestling community continuing to grow, more and more fans are turning to BTN as their home for Big Ten wrestling. Last year, BTN’s wrestling coverage saw a double-digit increase in ratings.

“Wrestling attracts an extremely engaged and enthusiastic fan base,” said BTN President Mark Silverman. “With the strength of the Big Ten in the sport, the audience will only continue to grow.”

According to InterMat’s rankings, the Big Ten is expected to open the 2013-14 season with the three top teams in the country with No. 1 Penn State, No. 2 Iowa and No. 3 Minnesota. Nebraska and Wisconsin are also included in the top-10, at seven and eight, respectively.

The final session of the 2014 Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be televised live at 2 PM ET on Sunday, March 9. With nine ranked individuals heading into the season, Penn State will look to capture its fourth-straight Big Ten Championship under Coach Sanderson. Minnesota and Iowa finished second and third, respectively, at the Big Ten Championships last season.

Attached is the complete 2013-14 BTN schedule.

2013-14 Big Ten Wrestling on BTN and BTDN (all times ET)

Saturday, November 16 Duke at Purdue 3:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, November 17 Duke at Indiana 11:00 AM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, November 17 Oregon State at Michigan 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, November 17 Cleveland State at Indiana 3:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Thursday, November 21 Eastern Michigan at Michigan State 8:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, November 24 Stanford at Michigan 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, November 24 Wyoming at Minnesota 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, December 8 Pittsburgh at Penn State 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, December 8 West Virginia at Indiana 11:00 AM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, December 8 SIUE at Indiana 1:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, December 8 Wisconsin at Michigan State 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTN)
Thursday, December 12 Buffalo at Iowa 8:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Saturday, December 14 Manchester at Indiana 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, December 15 Ohio State at Penn State 12:00 PM (LIVE on BTN)
Saturday, December 21 Penn State at Iowa 9:00 PM (LIVE on BTN)

Friday, January 3 Wyoming at Nebraska 8:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Saturday, January 4 Indiana at Northwestern 4:30 PM (LIVE on BTN)
Saturday, January 4 Michigan State at Iowa 8:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 10 Indiana at Nebraska 8:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 10 Minnesota at Northwestern 8:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 10 Oklahoma State at Iowa 8:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Saturday, January 11 Pennsylvania at Nebraska TBA (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, January 12 Indiana at Iowa 3:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 17 Penn State at Indiana 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 17 Minnesota at Michigan State 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Saturday, January 18 Iowa at Nebraska 5:30 PM (LIVE on BTN)
Sunday, January 19 Minnesota at Michigan 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, January 19 Northwestern at Penn State 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 24 Wisconsin at Indiana 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 24 Michigan State at Michigan 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 24 Nebraska at Ohio State 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 24 Illinois at Penn State 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Saturday, January 25 Minnesota at Iowa 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTN)
Sunday, January 26 Illinois at Michigan State 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, January 26 Nebraska at Purdue 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 31 Purdue at Indiana 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 31 Penn State at Michigan State 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, January 31 Iowa at Northwestern 8:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Saturday, February 1 Nebraska at Illinois 5:00 PM (LIVE on BTN)
Sunday, February 2 Indiana at Minnesota 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, February 2 Penn State at Michigan 3:30 PM (LIVE on BTN)
Monday, February 3 Ohio State at Purdue 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTN)

Friday, February 7 Michigan at Nebraska 8:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Friday, February 7 Illinois at Purdue 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, February 9 Michigan State at Indiana 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, February 9 Northwestern at Illinois 3:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, February 9 Michigan at Iowa 3:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, February 9 Penn State at Minnesota 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTN)
Friday February 14 Olivet at Michigan State 7:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, February 16 NWCA National Duals - Day 1 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Monday, February 17 NWCA National Duals - Day 2 TBA (TBA)
Friday, February 21 Nebraska at Wisconsin 8:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, February 23 Virginia Tech at Ohio State 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, February 23 Iowa at Wisconsin 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, February 23 Clarion at Penn State 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Saturday, March 8 B1G Championships - Session 1 11:00 AM (LIVE on BTDN)
Saturday, March 8 B1G Championships - Session 2 6:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, March 9 B1G Championships - Session 3 12:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, March 9 B1G Championships - 3rd Place Match 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTDN)
Sunday, March 9 B1G Championships at Wisconsin 2:00 PM (LIVE on BTN)
All dates/times of scheduled events are subject to change. Please check www.BTN.com for most updated listings.