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BTN to air eight Big Ten Winter Championships and Hockey Tournament in 2017

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BTN to air eight Big Ten Winter Championships and Hockey Tournament

Network to showcase hockey, wrestling, swimming & diving, indoor track & field and gymnastics

CHICAGO, Ill.  – BTN will televise eight winter Big Ten Championships in 2017, including the entire Big Ten Hockey Tournament, wrestling, men’s swimming & diving, women’s swimming & diving, men’s and women’s indoor track & field and men’s and women’s gymnastics.

Television coverage begins with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships from Purdue on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m. ET and continues with Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships at 10:30 a.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 26, from Ohio State. The opening night relays and preliminary rounds for both women (Feb. 15-18) and men (Feb. 22-25) can be viewed live on BTN Plus via BTN2Go.

Championship coverage on BTN continues at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Feb. 27, with the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field Championships. Both the men’s and women’s events will take place at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, and live coverage of the finals on Feb. 25 will be streamed on BTN Plus via BTN2Go.

BTN’s coverage of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 3 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 5, from Indiana, and the first three sessions on Saturday will be streamed live on BTN Plus via BTN2Go.

All five games of the Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament will be televised live on March 16-18, including the championship game on Saturday, March 18, at 8 p.m. ET from Detroit, Mich.

Also on Saturday, March 18, BTN will televise the first session of the Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships live at noon ET, followed by the second session live at 5 p.m. ET from Rutgers. The network will also have live coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, April 7 (team), and at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 8 (individual competition), from Illinois.

The Big Ten currently has 40 teams ranked in the top 25 nationally in the following sports:

  • Men’s gymnastics (College Gymnastics Association): No. 3 Illinois, No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 Minnesota, No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Nebraska, No. 10 Michigan and No. 11 Iowa
  • Women’s gymnastics (College Gymnastics Association): No. 7 Michigan, No. 18 Ohio State, No. 19 Nebraska, No. 21 Illinois and No. 22 Iowa
  • Men’s Ice Hockey ( No. 5 Minnesota, No. 10 Penn State, T-No. 12 Ohio State and No. 17 Wisconsin
  • Men’s swimming & diving (CSCAA Coaches): No. 4 Indiana, T-No. 7 Michigan, No. 18 Ohio State, No. 20 Minnesota and No. 22 Wisconsin.
  • Women’s swimming & diving (CSCAA Coaches): No. 6 Michigan, No. 12 Wisconsin, No. 15 Indiana, No. 20 Minnesota and No. 22 Ohio State
  • Men’s indoor track & field (USTFCCCA): No. 22 Michigan and No. 24 Penn State
  • Women’s indoor track & field (USTFCCCA): No. 10 Michigan, No. 16 Purdue and No. 20 Penn State
  • Wrestling (InterMat): No. 2 Penn State, No. 3 Iowa, No. 4 Ohio State, No. 5 Nebraska, No. 10 Illinois, No. 11 Rutgers, No. 12 Minnesota, No. 13 Michigan and No. 19 Wisconsin

The complete television schedule for the Big Ten Winter Championships appears below. For more information, go to or

2017 BTN Winter Championships Schedule:


Competition Dates


Air Date and Time (ET)

Women's Swimming & Diving

Feb. 15-18

West Lafayette, Ind.

Sunday, Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m.

Men's Swimming & Diving

Feb. 22-25

Columbus, Ohio

Sunday, Feb. 26 at 10:30 a.m.

Indoor Track & Field

February 24-25

Geneva, Ohio

Monday, Feb. 27 at 6 p.m.


March 4-5

Bloomington, Ind.

Sunday, March 5 at 3 p.m. (LIVE)

Men’s Ice Hockey

March 16-18

Detroit, Mich.

Thursday, March 16 at 4:30 p.m. (LIVE)

Thursday, March 16 at 8 p.m. (LIVE)

Friday, March 17 at 4:30 p.m. (LIVE)

Friday, March 17 at 8 p.m. (LIVE)

Saturday,  March 18 at 8 p.m. (LIVE)

Women's Gymnastics

March 18

Piscataway, N.J.

Saturday, March 18 at Noon (LIVE)

Saturday, March 18 at 5 p.m. (LIVE)

Men's Gymnastics

April 7-8

Champaign, Ill.

Friday, April 7 at 8 p.m. (LIVE)

Saturday, April 8 at 8 p.m. (LIVE)

*Schedule is subject to change

About BTN:
A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 1,500 events across all platforms, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. BTN2Go is the digital extension of the Big Ten Network, delivering live games and on-demand programming to Big Ten Network customers via the web, smartphones, and tablets. Events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is in more than 60 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to

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