Oct. 1, 2013
Rosemont, Ill. – A total of 61 Big Ten women’s basketball conference or tournament games are scheduled for live television coverage during the coming season, the Big Ten announced today. BTN will televise 53 games, ESPN networks will carry seven contests and CBS Sports will broadcast one conference matchup.
Minnesota has six games slated to be televised this season, with the possibility for an additional game or two on BTN in the final week of the season.
Head coach Pam Borton’s Golden Gophers have home games on BTN versus Miami (Dec. 5) and Wisconsin (Jan. 23), as well as road games at Nebraska (Jan. 16), Northwestern (Feb. 15) and Michigan State (Feb. 24). Minnesota will also appear in the lone game on CBS Sports, when it travels to Penn State on Jan. 26. The Gophers’ final two homes games, versus Indiana (Feb. 27) and Ohio State (March 2) could also be selected for live BTN broadcasts.
During the regular season, 50 conference contests are scheduled for live television coverage, beginning with the opening night of Big Ten play on January 2. The Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) will also stream numerous other conference matchups throughout the season. That schedule will be finalized at a later date.
For the seventh consecutive season, every game of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament, which will take place March 6-9 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, will be televised to a national audience. BTN will carry the first 10 games of the tournament, while the championship game will be televised by ESPN at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 9.
The full conference schedule, along with television designations and start times, can be found on the attached PDF.
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