Big Ten Network to Air Seven Winter Championships in HD
Feb. 23, 2010
CHICAGO; - The Big Ten Network will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, starting Friday, Feb. 26 with the Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. The schedule also includes wrestling, men's and women's gymnastics, men's swimming and diving, and men's and women's indoor track and field.
The Big Ten Men's and Women's Gymnastics Championships and the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live, and all seven of the events will be produced in high definition.
Penn State is hosting the Big Ten Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 27-28. Action will be held at the Ashenfelter Multi-Sport Facility starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday and 12 p.m. on Sunday.
Big Ten winter championships coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, with the Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships from the campus of Purdue University.
The Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will air at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday, March 7, from Columbus, Ohio. The Big Ten Wrestling Championships will immediately follow, with live coverage at 2 p.m. ET from Ann Arbor, Mich.
The Big Ten Network will televise the Big Ten Women's Gymnastics Championships live at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 27, from Ohio State. The network will have live coverage of the Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championships on consecutive nights at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, April 2, and Saturday, April 3, from Columbus, Ohio.
Five Penn State winter programs have been nationally ranked in the Top 20 this year: wrestling, men's and women's gymnastics and men's and women's indoor track and field.
The complete television schedule for the 2010 Big Ten Men's and Women's Gymnastics, Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving, Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field and Wrestling Championships appears below, including information on whether the events will be televised live or on a delayed basis. For more information on the Big Ten Championships, go to www.bigten.org or www.BigTenNetwork.com.
Big Ten Network Winter Championships Schedule:
Sport, Days, Dates, Site, Air Date and Time (ET), Defending Champion
(W) Swimming & Diving, W-Sa, Feb 17-20, Purdue, Friday, 2/26 - 8 p.m., Indiana
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