The Big Ten Conference office announced today its broadcast schedule for the 2017-18 wrestling season, which will include three of eight road duals for the Gophers this season.
Minnesota will make its 2017-18 debut on the Big Ten Network on Jan. 26, 2018 when the Gophers travel to rival Penn State for a huge matchup in University Park, PA. That dual will begin at 6:00 p.m. CT.
The Gophers will be back on BTN just a week later when they again hit the road to take on Iowa in one of the greatest rivalries in college wrestling. That Feb. 2 dual is set to begin at 8:00 p.m. CT.
Nine days later, Minnesota will be back on BTN with their second to last dual of the season against Maryland. On Feb. 11, the Gophers will travel to College Park, MD. to take on the Terrapins. The dual is scheduled for a 1:00 p.m. CT start on BTN. The last time the Gophers and Terrapins met was also on BTN where Minnesota prevailed 26-12 in Minneapolis.
The rest of the Gophers home schedule will be streamed on BTN Plus, the Big Ten's online platform. Gopher duals on BTN Plus will include Air Force (Sun. Nov. 12), Fresno State (Sun, Dec. 10), Michigan State (Sun. Jan. 7), Illinois (Sun. Jan. 14), Michigan (Sun. Jan. 21) and Northwestern (Sun. Jan. 28).
BTN Plus is a subscription-based, online streaming platform that streams across multiple sports. For more information on BTN Plus, visit BTN2Go.com
With official practice starting today, make sure to follow the Gophers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also always find more information on the Gopher wrestling program on GopherSports.com.
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