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Big Ten Network Announces Wrestling TV Lineup

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Updated: November 2, 2010

Big Ten Network to Offer Most Extensive Wrestling Schedule
40 regular-season duals plus Big Ten Championships to receive coverage

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

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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