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The Hawkeyes (10-0) and Buckeyes (6-0) will square off in the Big Ten opener
The Hawkeyes (10-0) and Buckeyes (6-0) will square off in the Big Ten opener

Friday's Wrestling Match Pits No. 4 OSU at No. 5 Iowa

At 8 PM ET on Friday, No. 5 Iowa wrestling hosts No. 4 Ohio State. The Hawkeyes (10-0) and Buckeyes (6-0) will square off in the Big Ten opener for both schools. The match will also stream live on BTN2Go.

BTN's Men's Basketball Lineup This Week Includes No. 8 OSU at No. 14 Illinois on Saturday

BTN will televise six men's basketball games over the next four days, including a Saturday doubleheader featuring No. 8 Ohio State at No. 14 Illinois.

At 8:30 PM ET tonight, Wisconsin hosts Penn State. The Badgers have won three straight while the Nittany Lions have won four in a row. On Saturday, Penn State closed out its non-conference schedule with its highest point total of the season with an 84-74 win over Duquesne. In last week's win over Samford, Wisconsin forward Mike Bruesewitz returned to the starting lineup to score a season-high 13 points. Dave Revsine and Mike Kelley will call the action from the Kohl Center.

Saturday's doubleheader tips off at noon ET with No. 18 Michigan State hosting Purdue. Tom Hamilton and Greg Kelser will call the game. The Spartans will look to bounce back from Monday's 76-63 loss to No. 9 Minnesota in their Big Ten opener. Keith Appling led the way for Michigan State with 15 points and five assists.

At 2:15 PM ET, No. 14 Illinois hosts No. 8 Ohio State. The Illini are coming off a tough loss at Purdue Wednesday. Illinois pulled within two points with 28 seconds remaining, but failed to grab the rebound after a Boilermakers' missed free-throw, and Purdue secured the 68-61 win. Also Wednesday, Deshaun Thomas outscored Nebraska in the first half 18-17, and finished with 22 points to lead the Buckeyes past Nebraska 70-44. Lenzelle Smith Jr. added 17 points.

Sunday's slate of three men's basketball games begins at noon ET with Iowa at No. 2 Michigan. On Monday, the Hawkeyes dropped their Big Ten opener to the visiting No. 5 Indiana Hoosiers. Iowa's Aaron White scored a team-high 15 points, while Roy Devyn Marble and Mike Gesell added 14 and 13 points, respectively. The Hawkeyes will be faced with the challenge of slowing down Michigan's dynamic backcourt duo of Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. Gus Johnson and Shon Morris will have the call.

Action continues at 4:30 PM ET with Nebraska hosting Wisconsin, followed by Northwestern at No. 9 Minnesota at 7 PM ET. Eric Collins and Sean Harrington will have the call. On Monday, the Gophers used an 18-2 run over the final seven minutes to defeat the Spartans for the first time in the regular season since 2006. Andre Hollins finished with 22 points and six assists, while Trevor Mbakwe added 11 points and 12 rebounds.

All televised games will also be available on BTN2Go.


BTN's Basketball Coverage Includes Near-Nightly Studio Presence

With the Big Ten portion of the schedule now under way, BTN's basketball coverage will include a near-nightly studio presence to complement its extensive slate of conference matchups.

This Sunday, BTN debuts this season's Big Ten Basketball and Beyond, where host Dave Revsine is joined by analysts Jim Jackson, Mike DeCourcy and Chris Dortch to analyze the basketball landscape for the coming week and the Big Ten's role in it.

Tuesday nights will include The Finale, with hosts Mike Hall and Rick Pizzo, to recap that day's action with highlights and analysis from Shon Morris and Sam Vincent.

To bookend "Super Wednesday," two conference games back to back, BTN's coverage begins with a preview of that night's games on the Big Ten Tip-Off Show and concludes with The Finale following the last game. Both shows will be hosted by Dave Revsine with analysis from Jim Jackson.

On Thursday, Dara McIntosh and Stephanie White break down the women's landscape and preview that night's action on the Big Ten Women's Sports Report. Big Ten Basketball Report, hosted by Mike Hall, and joined by analysts Shon Morris, Steve Smith and Scoonie Penn, will wrap up the night's coverage following the second game.

Saturday's slate will include both the Big Ten Tip-Off Show prior to the first game and The Finale after the final buzzer.

Also included in BTN's basketball coverage is the debut of Court Pass. Just as BTN & BTN2Go did for football this past fall with BTN Field Pass, we're turning on the cameras before selected Big Ten men's basketball games this season to give fans a glimpse of their teams before they go live. Court Pass is available through BTN2Go.


'BTN LiveB1G' debuts Monday

BTN launches a new show Monday that explores how Big Ten universities are improving lives and giving back through innovations in research, education and community service. The 12-episode series, called BTN LiveB1G, will include a 30-minute show featuring each Big Ten university.

BTN LiveB1G - Indiana debuts at 9 PM ET following the Indiana at Penn State men's basketball game. The episode will include stories about how Indiana has created one of the largest student-based entrepreneurial competitions in the country, developed innovative new medical treatments for veterans, and created a program whose focus is the fight to end world hunger.

In addition to airing during the 30-minute show, the stories will be edited to fit shorter time frames and air during various sporting events.

Future BTN LiveB1G air dates are:

Ohio State - 9:30 PM ET Monday, January 14
Purdue -10 PM ET Monday, January 14
Penn State -11 PM ET Friday, February 1
Illinois - 6 PM ET Sunday, February 3
Iowa - 10 PM ET Friday, February 8
Michigan State - 9 PM ET Friday, February 15
Michigan - 9 PM ET Friday, February 22
Wisconsin - 11 PM ET Monday, February 25
Nebraska - 5 PM ET Sunday, February 24
Minnesota - 10:30 PM ET Friday, March 1
Northwestern - 8:30 PM ET Wednesday, March 27

BTN ADVANCE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

Through Tuesday, January 15


- FRIDAY, JANUARY 4 -

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING

OHIO STATE AT IOWA

Tim Johnson - Host; Jim Gibbons - Analyst; Shane Sparks- Reporter

 

10 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

B1G CLASSIC

MICHIGAN AT NORTHWESTERN (1-3-13)

 

- SATURDAY, JANUARY 5 -

11:30 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN TIP-OFF SHOW

Dave Revsine - Host; Shon Morris and Steve Smith- Analysts

 

NOON ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

PURDUE AT MICHIGAN STATE

Tom Hamilton - Play-By-Play; Greg Kelser - Analyst

 

2:15 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

OHIO STATE AT ILLINOIS

Kevin Kugler - Play-By-Play; Jim Jackson - Analyst

 

4:15 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN FINALE

Dave Revsine - Host; Shon Morris and Steve Smith- Analysts

 

- SUNDAY, JANUARY 6 -

 

NOON ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

IOWA AT MICHIGAN

Gus Johnson - Play-By-Play; Shon Morris - Analyst

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

MICHIGAN AT IOWA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

NORTHWESTERN AT INDIANA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

ILLINOIS AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

2:15 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

PENN STATE AT MICHIGAN STATE

Lisa Byington - Play-By-Play; Stephanie White - Analyst

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

MINNESOTA AT WISCONSIN (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

4:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

WISCONSIN AT NEBRASKA

Justin Kutcher - Play-By-Play; Tim Doyle - Analyst

 

6 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING

PURDUE AT IOWA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

NORTHWESTERN AT MINNESOTA

Eric Collins - Play-By-Play; Sean Harrington - Analyst

 

9 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND

Dave Revsine - Host; Jim Jackson, Mike DeCourcy and Chris Dortch - Analysts

 

- MONDAY, JANUARY 7 -

6 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE BIG TEN PULSE

Rick Pizzo - Host; Tim Doyle and Derek Rackley - Analysts

 

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL REPORT

Mike Hall - Host; Howard Griffith, Gerry DiNardo and Tom Waddle - Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

INDIANA AT PENN STATE

Tom Hamilton - Play-By-Play; Jim Jackson - Analyst

 

9 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BTN LIVEB1G: INDIANA

 

- TUESDAY, JANUARY 8 -

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S ICE HOCKEY

BIG TEN HOCKEY PREGAME

Rick Pizzo - Host; Aaron Ward - Analyst

 

7:40 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S ICE HOCKEY

BOWLING GREEN AT MICHIGAN

Dan Kelly - Play-By-Play; Rob Andringa - Analyst; Lisa Byington - Reporter

 

10 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S ICE HOCKEY

BIG TEN HOCKEY POSTGAME

Rick Pizzo - Host; Aaron Ward - Analyst

 

- WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9 -

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN TIP-OFF SHOW

Dave Revsine - Host; Jim Jackson - Analyst

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

NEBRASKA AT MICHIGAN

Kevin Kugler - Play-By-Play; Greg Kelser - Analyst

 

9 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

MINNESOTA AT ILLINOIS

Brian Anderson - Play-By-Play; Eddie Johnson - Analyst

 

11 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN FINALE

Dave Revsine and Mike Hall - Hosts; Jim Jackson - Analyst

 

- THURSDAY, JANUARY 10 -

6 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BIG TEN WOMEN'S SPORTS REPORT

Dara McIntosh - Host; Stephanie White - Analyst

 

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

NEBRASKA AT INDIANA

Eric Collins - Play-By-Play; LaChina Robinson - Analyst

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

ILLINOIS AT NORTHWESTERN (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

8:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

IOWA AT WISCONSIN

Lisa Byington - Play-By-Play; Mary Murphy - Analyst; Kara Lentz - Reporter

 

10:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL REPORT

Mike Hall - Host; Shon Morris and Steve Smith - Analyst

 

- FRIDAY, JANUARY 11 -

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING
NEBRASKA AT MICHIGAN

Tim Johnson - Host; Jim Gibbons - Analyst; Shane Sparks- Reporter

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING

MINNESOTA AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

9 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S ICE HOCKEY

ALASKA ANCHORAGE AT MINNESOTA

Dan Kelly - Play-By-Play; Rob Andringa - Analyst; Mark Storbel - Reporter

 

- SATURDAY, JANUARY 12 -

11:30 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN TIP-OFF SHOW

Dave Revsine - Host; Shon Morris and Steve Smith - Analyst

 

NOON ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

MINNESOTA AT INDIANA

Gus Johnson - Play-By-Play; Jim Jackson - Analyst

 

2:15 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

ILLINOIS AT WISCONSIN

Brian Anderson - Play-By-Play; TBD - Analyst

 

4:15 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN FINALE

Dave Revsine and Rick Pizzo - Hosts; Shon Morris and Steve Smith - Analysts

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING

NEBRASKA AT NORTHWESTERN (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

- SUNDAY, JANUARY 13 -

 

NOON ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

PENN STATE AT PURDUE

TBD - Play-By-Play; Sean Harrington - Analyst

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

WISCONSIN AT MICHIGAN

Lisa Byington - Play-By-Play; Stephanie White - Analyst

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING

MINNESOTA AT INDIANA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WRESTLING

MICHIGAN STATE AT PENN STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

4 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

MICHIGAN STATE AT ILLINOIS

Mike Wolf - Play-By-Play; Patricia Babcock McGraw - Analyst; Kara Lentz - Reporter

 

6 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

NEBRASKA AT MICHIGAN STATE

Eric Collins - Play-By-Play; TBD - Analyst

 

8 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE JOURNEY: BIG TEN BASKETBALL 2013

 

8:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND

Dave Revsine - Host; Jim Jackson Mike DeCourcy and Chris Dortch - Analysts

 

     - MONDAY, JANUARY 14 -

6:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE BIG TEN PULSE

Rick Pizzo - Host; Tim Doyle and Derek Rackley - Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL REPORT

Mike Hall - Host; Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo - Analysts

 

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

OHIO STATE AT PURDUE

Kevin Kugler - Play-By-Play; Stephanie White - Analyst

 

9:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BTN LIVEB1G: OHIO STATE

 

10 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BTN LIVEB1G: PURDUE

 

- TUESDAY, JANUARY 15 -

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

B1G CLASSIC

MICHIGAN AT OHIO STATE (1-13-13)

 

11:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN'S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN FINALE

Mike Hall - Host; Tim Doyle - Analyst



BTN COURT PASS

Just as BTN & BTN2Go did for football this past fall with BTN Field Pass, we're turning on pregame cameras before selected Big Ten men's basketball games this season to give fans a glimpse of their teams before the TV cameras go live. The experience starts tonight 30 minutes before both BTN games -  Nebraska vs. Ohio State Court pass goes live at 6 p.m. ET and the court pass at Illinois vs. Purdue goes on at 8 p.m.  You can watch these live online feeds via BTN2Go.

What will the cameras show? Anything around the buildup to the games themselves. We expect to see fans getting ready, players and bands warming up, and any other pregame activities that take place on the court. Remember that in addition to the online-only Court Pass feed, you will also be able to watch both BTN basketball games live on BTN2Go as usual, too.

[RELATED: Look ahead with the future Super Wednesday men's basketball TV schedule.]

You have to have access to BTN2Go to watch these exclusive feeds. If you don';t know by now, BTN2Go is a live 24/7 multi-platform extension of BTN that lets fans watch the TV network live wherever they are via the internet, mobile phone or tablet. Cable and satellite companies who have agreed to carry BTN2Go will offer it, but you must have BTN as part of your cable or satellite subscription to get it.

We also now offer BTN2Go for iPhone and iPad via the iTunes store as well as for Android phones via the Google store. To learn more and to use BTN2Go, go to BTN2Go.com.

 

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