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Big Ten Network to Televise
Baseball Tournament from
First Pitch to Final Out

For the second straight year, the Big Ten Network will televise every game of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament, from the first pitch on Wednesday, May 26 through the tournament’s final out this weekend. The entire tournament will be carried live from Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. The Big Ten Network will provide exclusive, live tournament coverage, including post-game press conferences, expert analysis between games and interviews with coaches and players.

The Big Ten title and tournament participants came down to the final weekend of the season with Minnesota clinching the outright championship on Saturday, May 22. The title marked the 22nd regular season crown for the Golden Gophers and their first since 2004.

The tournament begins Wednesday with two games. At noon ET, No. 4 Iowa faces No. 5 Purdue, and following that game, No. 3 Northwestern will take on No. 6 Indiana. After receiving a first-round bye, the tournament’s top two seeds, No. 1 Minnesota and No. 2 Michigan, will swing into action on Thursday.

On Wednesday and Thursday, Brent Stover will handle play-by-play, with former Iowa two-sport star Danan Hughes providing the analysis. Former Anaheim Angels and current Illinois radio broadcaster Brian Barnhart will call the action on the remaining days alongside former major league outfielder Scott Pose. Shireen Saski will report from field level throughout the week.

The Big Ten Network studio team of Rick Pizzo, Mike Hall and former major league pitcher Cal Eldred will provide complete highlights and analysis on Big Ten Tonight, at 9 PM ET on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Eldred played 14 seasons in the major leagues with the Brewers, White Sox and Cardinals, following a stellar career at Iowa.  

BIG TEN NETWORK

ADVANCE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MAY 27 –

Noon ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
Big Ten Tournament Game 3 (live)
Brent Stover
– Play-By-Play; Danan Hughes – Analyst; Shireen Saski – Reporter

3:30 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
Big Ten Tournament Game 4 (live)
Brent Stover
– Play-By-Play; Danan Hughes – Analyst; Shireen Saski – Reporter

7 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
Big Ten Tournament Game 5 (live)
Brent Stover
– Play-By-Play; Danan Hughes – Analyst; Shireen Saski – Reporter

10 PM ET / BIG TEN TONIGHT
Big Ten Tonight (live)
Rick Pizzo; Mike Hall – Hosts; Cal Eldred – Analyst

FRIDAY, MAY 28 –

Noon ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
Big Ten Tournament Game 6 (live)
Brian Barnhart
– Play-By-Play; Scott Pose – Analyst; Shireen Saski – Reporter

3:30 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
Big Ten Tournament Game 7 (live)
Brent Stover
– Play-By-Play; Danan Hughes – Analyst

7 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals 1 (live)
Brian Barnhart
– Play-By-Play; Scott Pose – Analyst; Shireen Saski – Reporter

10 PM ET / BIG TEN TONIGHT
Big Ten Tonight (live)
Rick Pizzo; Mike Hall – Hosts; Cal Eldred – Analyst

SATURDAY, MAY 29 –

3:30 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
Big Ten Tournament Semifinals 2 (live)
Brian Barnhart
– Play-By-Play; Scott Pose – Analyst; Shireen Saski – Reporter

7 PM ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
Big Ten Tournament Championship (live)
Brian Barnhart
– Play-By-Play; Scott Pose – Analyst; Shireen Saski – Reporter

10 PM ET / BIG TEN TONIGHT
Big Ten Tonight (live)
Rick Pizzo; Mike Hall – Hosts; Cal Eldred – Analyst

SUNDAY, MAY 30 –

(If necessary)
Noon ET / BIG TEN BASEBALL
Big Ten Tournament Championship (live)
Brian Barnhart
– Play-By-Play; Scott Pose – Analyst; Shireen Saski – Reporter

9 PM ET / BIG TEN TONIGHT
Big Ten Tonight (live)
Rick Pizzo; Mike Hall – Hosts; Cal Eldred – Analyst

BIG TEN NETWORK OHIO STATE CAMPUS PROGRAMMING – MAY, 2010

For more information:

http://www.wosu.org/o-h-i-o/

http://www.wosu.org/imix/

http://www.bigtennetwork.com/

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Please note: Dates/times subject to change. Contact: Cheryl Petrilla, WOSU, petrilla.6@osu.edu

O-H-I-O 105 (debut)

From energy efficient buildings to the use of alternative fuels, Ohio State has become a leader in sustainability. In this episode of O-H-I-O, hear from industry leaders, OSU researchers, policymakers, and other experts at the 2010 Moving Ahead conference about the latest in logistics, plug-in vehicles, smart sustainable communities, and more. Also featured in this episode are the Kiplinger Program’s Digital Media KipCamp and the Center for Automotive Research (CAR).

Airdates/Times: Tuesday, May 25 at noon and 7:30pm; Wednesday, May 26 at 3am

ALL SIDES 101

Author Carla Buckley discusses her new book The Things That Keep Us Here, a psychological thriller that relies on the real life scientific predictions surrounding a global flu pandemic. Featured are two of Ohio State’s 135-plus Public Health for Infectious Disease experts Dr. Armando Hoet, Director, Veterinary Public Health Program, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine; and Dr. Richard D. Slemons, Professor, Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

Airdates/Times: Tuesday, May 18 at 12:30pm, Tuesday, May 25 at 12:30; Wednesday, May 26 at 3:30am

‘Big Ten Icons’ to Count Down Conference’s All-Time Top 50 Student-Athletes

Iconic broadcaster Keith Jackson to host the series launching this fall 

CHICAGO – Throughout the Big Ten Conference’s illustrious history, many student-athletes have defined excellence: National Champions, All-Americans, Olympians. Their jerseys hang from the rafters. They are the standard against which all others are measured, the players who made the conference big.

Beginning this fall, the Big Ten Network will celebrate these individuals with its most ambitious project in its three-year history: a multi-platform event whose centerpiece is a new 20-episode series, Big Ten Icons, hosted by legendary college sports broadcaster Keith Jackson. The show debuts Sept. 18 following a Big Ten Network football telecast in which Icon No. 20 will be revealed. The countdown continues every Tuesday night through the end of football season and into the spring.  The No. 1 Big Ten Icon will be revealed around the 2011 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Prior to the show’s on-air launch, Icons 50 through 21 will be revealed online daily beginning in early September at www.BigTenIcons.com and www.facebook.com/BigTenIcons.  The website will include a text and video feature on each Icon.

The event also includes video on demand, mobile applications and myriad marketing and social networking activities that kick off March 11 at the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament in Indianapolis and extend until the top Icon is unveiled.

Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman said the network is creating a series that will engage and spark conversation among sports fans everywhere. “What will make Big Ten Icons stand out is the depth of the storytelling,” he said, “focusing on collegiate rather than pro careers and highlighting previously unknown stories behind the success of these student-athletes. The rankings themselves are sure to generate quite a bit of discussion.”

The top-50 list and the order are being determined by a panel of on-air talent, network executives, conference officials and long-time Big Ten observers.

Silverman said Jackson was the clear choice to host the show. “As the voice for so many of college sports’ unforgettable games and moments, particularly involving the Big Ten, he is a perfect match for this series,” he said.

Jackson said he’s excited about hosting the show.  “The Big Ten Conference is unsurpassed in the tradition of producing tremendous student-athletes and I have been honored to cover so many of the great ones through the years,” Jackson said. “It will be a great thrill to look back at the very best on Big Ten Icons.”

Jackson’s long association with the Big Ten and college sports includes play-by-play duties for ABC on Big Ten basketball games, football games and bowl games during his 50-plus year Hall of Fame broadcasting career.  Jackson was the play-by-play announcer for 15 Rose Bowl games and is credited with coining the nicknames, “the Grandaddy of them All,” for the Rose Bowl and the “Big House” for Michigan Stadium.

The Big Ten Icons “Bobbleton”

 

In addition, an online contest – the “Bobblethon” – will run from the Big Ten tournament through the end of July. Beginning March 11 on www.BigTenIcons.com, Big Ten fans will be encouraged to go online and click on their favorite bobblehead.  The university that receives the most clicks during the Bobblethon will win $10,000 for its alumni association’s scholarship fund. Fans also will get a chance to win a trip for two to a Big Ten football game of their choice and other great prizes.

Eight-foot tall bobbleheads representing each school will be stationed around Conseco Fieldhouse during the event. The bobbleheads will include Red Grange (Illinois), Steve Alford (Indiana), Chuck Long (Iowa), Charles Woodson (Michigan), Mateen Cleaves (Michigan State), Dave Winfield (Minnesota), Pat Fitzgerald (Northwestern), Jesse Owens (Ohio State), John Cappelletti (Penn State), Drew Brees (Purdue) and Ron Dayne (Wisconsin).