Spring championships coverage begins April 29 on BTN
April 13, 2017

CHICAGO, Ill.  – BTN is the home for complete coverage of the 2017 Big Ten spring championships in April and May, televising events in the sports of baseball, softball, rowing, men’s and women’s lacrosse, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.

Broadcast coverage of Big Ten spring championships begins on Saturday, April 29, when BTN will televise the Big Ten Women’s Golf Championship at noon ET, while the Big Ten Men’s Golf Championship will air on Sunday, May 7, at 11 a.m. ET. TPC River’s Bend in Maineville, Ohio, will serve as the home to women’s competition, while the Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, MD., will be host the men. The Northwestern and Ohio State women’s teams shared the 2016 Big Ten Championship, while Illinois took home its second consecutive men’s title last season and seventh in the past eight seasons.

The Big Ten Men’s Tennis Championship, hosted by Purdue at 11 a.m. ET, will air live on Sunday, April 30 followed by the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Championship, hosted by Illinois, at 1 p.m. ET. The Ohio State men’s and women’s teams will look to defend their Big Ten Tournament crowns from a year ago.

Championship coverage continues on Thursday, May 4, as BTN airs the Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Semifinals, hosted by Ohio State at 5:00 p.m. ET and 7:30 p.m. ET. The championship will follow on Saturday, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Semifinals of the Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament, hosted by Maryland, will also air live on the network on Friday, May 5, at 6:00 p.m. ET and 8:30 p.m. ET, followed by the championship game at noon ET on Sunday, May 7. Maryland’s men’s and women’s teams swept the lacrosse championships in 2016.

On Sunday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET, the network will air coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships from Penn State. The Nebraska men’s team won the 2016 championship, while the women of Michigan and Minnesota split the title.

BTN will provide live coverage of the entire Big Ten Softball Tournament from Michigan beginning on Thursday, May 11, and concluding with the championship game at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, May 13. Minnesota won last season’s Big Ten Tournament crown.

At 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, May 20, BTN will televise the Big Ten Rowing Championship from Indianapolis, as the Buckeyes seek their fifth-consecutive Big Ten title. That event can also be seen live on Sunday, May 14, via BTN2Go. Ohio State has also won three of the past four national championships, with a runner-up finish in 2016.

BTN’s presentation of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament takes place May 24-28 from Bloomington, Ind. Live coverage begins on Wednesday, May 24, at 10 a.m. ET and the Championship Game will air at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 28. Last season, Ohio State claimed its first Big Ten Tournament Championship since 2007.

The complete television schedule for the 2017 Big Ten Spring Championships and Tournaments appears below. For more information on these events, go to www.BTN.com or www.bigten.org.

2017 Big Ten Network Spring Championships/Tournament Schedule

Sport

Dates

Air Date and Time (ET)

(W) Golf

April 21-23

Saturday, April 29 - Noon

(M) Tennis

April 27-30

Sunday, April 30 - 11 AM

(W) Tennis

April 27-30

Sunday, April 30 - 1 PM

(M) Golf

April 28-30

Sunday, May 7 - 11 AM

(M/W) Outdoor Track & Field

May 12-14

Sunday, May 14 - 7 PM

Rowing

May 14

Saturday, May 20 - 11 AM

 

2017 Big Ten Men’s Lacrosse Tournament Schedule

 

Games

Date

Air Time (ET)

Semifinal 1

Thursday, May 4

5 PM

Semifinal 2

Thursday, May 4

7:30 PM

Championship

Saturday, May 6

7:30 PM

 

2017 Big Ten Women’s Lacrosse Tournament Schedule

 

Games

Date

Air Time (ET)

Semifinal 1

Friday, May 5

6 PM

Semifinal 2

Friday, May 5

8:30 PM

Championship

Sunday, May 7

Noon

 

2017 Big Ten Softball Tournament Schedule

 

Games

Date

Air Time (ET)

B1G Tournament Game #1

Thursday, May 11

11:00 AM

B1G Tournament Game #2

Thursday, May 11

1:30 PM

B1G Tournament Game #3

Thursday, May 11

4:30 PM

B1G Tournament Game #4

Thursday, May 11

7:00 PM

B1G Tournament Game #5

Friday, May 12

11:00 AM

B1G Tournament Game #6

Friday, May 12

1:30 PM

B1G Tournament Game #7

Friday, May 12

4:30 PM

B1G Tournament Game #8

Friday, May 12

7:00 PM

B1G Tournament Semifinal #1

Saturday, May 13

1:00 PM

B1G Tournament Semifinal #2

Saturday, May 13

3:30 PM

B1G Tournament Championship

Saturday, May 13

6:00 PM

 

2017 Big Ten Baseball Tournament Schedule

 

Games

Date

Air Time (ET)

B1G Tournament Game #1

Wednesday, May 24

10:00 AM

B1G Tournament Game #2

Wednesday, May 24

1:30 PM

B1G Tournament Game #3

Wednesday, May 24

5:00 PM

B1G Tournament Game #4

Wednesday, May 24

8:30 PM

B1G Tournament Game #5

Thursday, May 25

10:00 AM

B1G Tournament Game #6

Thursday, May 25

1:30 PM

B1G Tournament Game #7

Thursday, May 25

5:00 PM

B1G Tournament Game #8

Thursday, May 25

8:30 PM

B1G Tournament Game #9

Friday, May 26

1:00 PM

B1G Tournament Game #10

Friday, May 26

5:00 PM

B1G Tournament Game #11

Saturday, May 27

10:00 AM

B1G Tournament Game #12

Saturday, May 27

1:30 PM

B1G Tournament Game #13 (if necessary)

Saturday, May 27

5:00 PM

B1G Tournament Game #14 (if necessary)

Saturday, May 27

8:30 PM

B1G Tournament Championship

Sunday, May 28

2:00 PM