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BTN is your Source for Buckeyes at 2012 Final Four

BTN's NCAA Tournament coverage continues with new episodes of BTN Basketball and Beyond: Tournament Edition as well as pre-game press conferences on Friday. Also, Dave Revsine, Jim Jackson and Gary Williams will be in New Orleans to report on the latest tournament developments throughout the weekend.
BTN's NCAA Tournament coverage continues with new episodes of BTN Basketball and Beyond: Tournament Edition as well as pre-game press conferences on Friday. Also, Dave Revsine, Jim Jackson and Gary Williams will be in New Orleans to report on the latest tournament developments throughout the weekend.

March 29, 2012

Network to Televise Men's Volleyball Friday Night
BTN will televise Friday's men's volleyball match live at 7 PM ET when No. 10 Ohio State hosts Loyola (Chicago). After a three-game skid, the Buckeyes bounced back with a 3-0 win over Quincy (Ill.) on Saturday. They enter Friday 14-8. The Ramblers are 16-10, and have won six straight entering Friday's match.

Network's NCAA Coverage Continues as Ohio State Reaches Final Four

BTN's NCAA Tournament coverage continues with new episodes of BTN Basketball and Beyond: Tournament Edition as well as pre-game press conferences on Friday. Also, Dave Revsine, Jim Jackson and Gary Williams will be in New Orleans to report on the latest tournament developments throughout the weekend.

No. 2 Ohio State advanced to its first trip to the NCAA Final Four since 2007 by knocking off East Regional No. 1 Syracuse 77-70 on Saturday. Jared Sullinger led the way for the Buckeyes with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Lenzelle Smith Jr. and Deshaun Thomas added 18 and 14 points, respectively.

New episodes of Beyond air at 9:30 PM ET on Thursday, 9 PM ET on Friday, and immediately following Saturday's Ohio State-Kansas game. Additionally, the network will televise both the Ohio State and Kansas Final Four preview press conferences live starting at 3 PM ET on Friday. Post-game press conferences will air immediately following Saturday's game. Check local listings or view the schedule online at BTN.com/shows.

OSU becomes the third Big Ten team in the last four years to reach the national semifinals. Michigan State made the national semifinals in 2009 and 2010.
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Debut of 'B1G Diamond Report' Sunday on BTN After Softball Doubleheader
This year's first episode of the Diamond Report will air at 5 PM ET on Sunday after a B1G softball doubleheader.

Following the second game, host Mike Hall and analysts Cal Eldred and Tammy Williams will have highlights and analysis of the day's softball and baseball games.

In the early game at 1 PM ET, Nebraska and Minnesota take the field against one another for the third time in two days. The Cornhuskers arrive in Minneapolis for the weekend showdown 3-0 in the Big Ten and 19-12 overall. Minnesota has jumped out to an impressive 19-9 record, but only 1-2 in conference.

Softball continues at 3 PM ET with Northwestern at Wisconsin. The Wildcats, who will face the Badgers in a doubleheader on Saturday, look to earn their first Big Ten win of the season. Coming off a 2-1 series at Iowa this past weekend, the Badgers are currently 13-10, but 6-2 at home.

BTN will televise a total of 33 baseball and 28 softball games live this season. More than 150 additional games will stream live on the Big Ten Digital Network.
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Network to Televise Men's Volleyball Friday Night
BTN will televise Friday's men's volleyball match live at 7 PM ET when No. 10 Ohio State hosts Loyola (Chicago). After a three-game skid, the Buckeyes bounced back with a 3-0 win over Quincy (Ill.) on Saturday. They enter Friday 14-8. The Ramblers are 16-10, and have won six straight entering Friday's match.

BTN ADVANCE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

Thursday, March 29 – Monday, April 9

- THURSDAY, MARCH 29 –

3 PM ET Softball 

STUDENT U - Wright State at Ohio State

 

- FRIDAY, MARCH 30 –

1 PM ET Softball 

STUDENT U - Wright State at Ohio State

 

 

          March 27, 2012

Contact: Derek Reinglass (312.665.0920)

 

 

BTN ADVANCE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

Tuesday, March 27 – Monday, April 9

 

- TUESDAY, MARCH 27 –

 

6:35 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL

BIG TEN FOOTBALL REPORT

Rick Pizzo – Host; Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith – Analysts

 

12 AM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL AND BEYOND: TOURNAMENT EDITION

Rick Pizzo – Host; Tim Doyle – Analyst

 


- WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28 –

 

5 PM & 7 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
WRIGHT STATE AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
INDIANA STATE AT ILLINOIS (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

- THURSDAY, MARCH 29 –

 

- FRIDAY, MARCH 30 –

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL

TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: OHIO STATE

 

3:30 PM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL

TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: KANSAS

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S VOLLEYBALL

LOYOLA (CHICAGO) AT OHIO STATE

Mike Wolf – Play-By-Play; Raymond Green – Analyst

 

9 PM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL AND BEYOND: TOURNAMENT EDITION

Rick Pizzo – Host; Shon Morris – Analyst

 

 

- SATURDAY, MARCH 31 –

 

NOON ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S WATER POLO

INDIANA AT MICHIGAN

Greg Mescall – Play-By-Play; Chris Dorst – Analyst

 

1 PM & 3 PM ET (D/H) / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
PENN STATE AT PURDUE (VOD ONLY)

 

1 PM & 3 PM ET (D/H) / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
MICHIGAN AT INDIANA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

1 PM & 3 PM ET (D/H) / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

2 PM & 4 PM ET (D/H) / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
ILLINOIS AT IOWA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

2:05 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE AT ILLINOIS (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

12 AM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL AND BEYOND: TOURNAMENT EDITION

Mike Hall – Host; Tim Doyle – Analyst

- SUNDAY, APRIL 1 –

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL

NEBRASKA AT MINNESOTA

Marney Gellner – Play-By-Play; Jennie Ritter – Analyst

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL                     
PENN STATE AT PURDUE (VOD ONLY)

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL

MICHIGAN AT INDIANA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

1:05 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE AT ILLINOIS (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL

NORTHWESTERN AT WISCONSIN

Eric Collins – Play-By-Play; Heather Lyke – Analyst

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
ILLINOIS AT IOWA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

5 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
B1G DIAMOND REPORT

Mike Hall – Host; Cal Eldred and Tammy Williams – Analysts

 

- MONDAY, APRIL 2 –


7:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

THE BIG TEN PULSE

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

 

- TUESDAY, APRIL 3 –

 

3 PM & 5 PM ET (D/H) / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
PITTSBURGH AT PENN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL

BIG TEN FOOTBALL REPORT

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

 

- WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4 –

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
BALL STATE AT INDIANA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

4:05PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
DRAKE AT IOWA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

- THURSDAY, APRIL 5 –

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
MICHIGAN STATE AT LANSING LUGNUTS

Eric Collins – Play-By-Play; Scott Pose – Analyst

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
GRAND CANYON AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

10 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
UNIVERSITY SHOWCASE: MICHIGAN STATE

 

- FRIDAY, APRIL 6 –

 

5:30 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
MICHIGAN AT OHIO STATE

Dan Kelly – Play-By-Play; Jennie Ritter – Analyst

 

5:35 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
MICHIGAN STATE AT MICHGIAN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
SACRED HEART AT PENN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET/ BIG TEN MEN’S GYMNASTICS

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS – TEAM

Mike Wolf – Host; John Roethlisberger – Analyst; Rob Brown – Reporter

 


- SATURDAY, APRIL 7 –

 

1 PM & 3:30 PM ET (D/H) / BIG TEN SOFTBALLL
IOWA AT NORTHWESTERN

Dan Kelly – Play-By-Play; Jennie Ritter – Analyst

 

1 PM & 3 PM ET (D/H) / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
PURDUE AT INDIANA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S LACROSSE
DELAWARE AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

1:05 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
HARVARD AT PENN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET/ BIG TEN MEN’S GYMNASTICS

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS – INDIVIDUAL

Mike Wolf – Host; John Roethlisberger – Analyst; Rob Brown - Reporter


- SUNDAY, ARIL 8 –

 

NOON ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
MINNESOTA AT OHIO STATE

Matt Shepard – Host; Danan Hughes – Analyst

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
PURDUE AT INDIANA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL
MICHIGAN STATE AT PENN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN SOFTBALL

IOWA AT NORTHWESTERN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

2:05 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
INDIANA AT ILLINOIS (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
MICHIGAN STATE AT MICHIGAN

Eric Collins – Host; Scott Pose – Analyst

 

6 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
B1G DIAMOND REPORT

Diamond Report – WHO IS THE Host; Cal Eldred and Tammy Williams – Analysts

 


 

 

 

 

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