Share

Network Presents All-Access Big Ten Basketball Tournament Coverage

The Big Ten Network tips off a week of Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament coverage with the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament Preview Show live from Conseco Fieldhouse tonight at 8 PM ET. The network will also broadcast three Big Ten Tournament games, beginning with No. 6 seed Penn State taking on No. 11 seed Indiana in Game 3 at 7:30 PM ET Thursday. On Friday, the network’s coverage continues at 6:30 PM ET with second-seed Purdue facing the winner of Game 2 (No. 7 Michigan State vs. No. 10 Iowa), followed by Game 7, featuring No. 3 Wisconsin against either Indiana or Penn State.

As always, the network will go well beyond the games with news, press conferences, highlights, and in-depth analysis. The network will have a live studio presence in Indianapolis during the tournament, with Dave Revsine, Ohio State’s former two-time Big Ten Player of the Year Jim Jackson and former Northwestern standout Shon Morris on-location.

Before the games begin on Thursday and Friday, the Big Ten Network will air a 30-minute Tip-Off Show to discuss the latest storylines and get viewers ready for that day’s action. During Big Ten Network games, the studio team returns with halftime analysis. At the end of each day, coverage continues with The Finale, featuring post-game reaction and analysis from Indianapolis.

In addition, the Big Ten Geeks and Brent Yarina from BigTenNetwork.com will be live-blogging from Conseco Fieldhouse. Every Big Ten Tournament post-game press conference also will be streamed live and for free at BigTenNetwork.com.

Visit BigTenNetwork.com for more information on the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament and go to bigten.org for a complete tournament bracket.

________________________________________

‘Selection Sunday Special’ to Dissect NCAA Brackets

The Big Ten Network tips off 23 straight nights of NCAA Tournament coverage with Big Ten Basketball and Beyond: Selection Sunday Special at 7 PM ET on Sunday. The 90-minute program will dissect the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament pairings for each Big Ten team and examine the potential for a Big Ten team to reach the Final Four in Houston. Big Ten Network analysts Shon Morris and Mike DeCourcy join host Rick Pizzo live. In addition, the network will air a 30-minute Big Ten Basketball and Beyond: Tournament Edition show each night after the tournament’s last game. Check local listings for times.

________________________________________

‘Big Ten Icons’ Countdown Concludes with No. 1, Illinois’ Red Grange
 

In the world of college football, he has been called the greatest player of all time, is a charter member of its hall of fame and his sensational career vaulted the sport into the national consciousness for the first time. Now, Illinois’ Red Grange has been named the No. 1 Big Ten Icon by the Big Ten Network.

Presented by Discover and hosted by Keith Jackson, the Big Ten Icons countdown of the conference’s top 50 student-athletes concludes at 10 PM ET on Thursday, following the network’s coverage of that day’s action in the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Grange made an immediate impact as a sophomore, helping the Illini win the 1923 national championship with a perfect 7-0 record.

The legendary “Galloping Ghost” became a three-time All-American and on October 5, 1925, at the age of 21, Grange appeared on the cover of Time magazine.

Fans can visit BigTenIcons.com to see a complete roster of Big Ten Icons, which also features essays, video and other key facts about each Icon’s career.

________________________________________

‘Path to the Pros’ to follow NFL Hopefuls Preparing for Draft

The Big Ten Network will unveil its newest original program, Path to the Pros, tonight at 9 PM ET. The four-episode series follows four Big Ten football players as they prepare for the NFL draft. Each 30-minute show will take viewers behind the scenes as the NFL hopefuls prepare for the next level of their careers, including completing individual workouts, attending meetings and being interviewed.

The four Big Ten players to be featured in the series are J.J. Watt (Wisconsin), Quentin Davie (Northwestern), Dane Sanzenbacher (Ohio State), and Stefen Wisniewski (Penn State).

Wednesday’s episode will air immediately following the Big Ten Basketball Tournament Preview. Visit BigTenNetwork.com for a complete schedule.

BIG TEN NETWORK ADVANCE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

Wednesday, March 9 – Sunday, March 20

– WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9 –

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT PREVIEW (live)
Dave Revsine – host; Jim Jackson and Shon Morris – analysts

9 PM ET / BIG TEN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
PATH TO THE PROS (debut)

– THURSDAY, MARCH 10 –

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN TIP-OFF SHOW (live)
Dave Revsine – host; Jim Jackson – analyst

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT: PENN STATE VS. INDIANA (live)
Gus Johnson – play-by-play; Shon Morris – analyst; Charissa Thompson – sideline reporter

9:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
THE FINALE (live)
Dave Revsine – host; Jim Jackson – analyst

10 PM ET / BIG TEN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
BIG TEN ICONS No. 1 – Red Grange
Keith Jackson – host

– FRIDAY, MARCH 11 –

6 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN TIP-OFF SHOW (live)
Dave Revsine – host; Jim Jackson and Mike DeCourcy – analysts

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT GAME #6 (live)
Gus Johnson – play-by-play; Shon Morris – analyst; Charissa Thompson – sideline reporter

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
BALL STATE AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

8:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN GAME BREAK (live)

9 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT GAME #7 (live)
Gus Johnson – play-by-play; Shon Morris – analyst; Charissa Thompson – sideline reporter

11 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
THE FINALE (live)
Dave Revsine – host; Jim Jackson and Mike DeCourcy – analysts

– SATURDAY, MARCH 12 –

11 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S GYMNASTICS
IOWA, PENN STATE AT MINNESOTA (delay)
Mike Leiderman and Rob Brown – commentators

1 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN TIP-OFF SHOW (live)
Dave Revsine – host; Jim Jackson and Mike DeCourcy – analysts

2 PM ET / BIG TEN TRACK & FIELD
MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS (delay)
Dan Kelly – play-by-play; Craig Virgin – analyst; Kenny McReynolds – reporter

4 PM ET / BIG TEN TRACK & FIELD
WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS (delay)
Tom Werme – play-by-play; Rebecca Haarlow – analyst; Kara Lentz – reporter

6 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL WRAP-UP (live)
Dave Revsine – host; Jim Jackson and Mike DeCourcy – analysts

– SUNDAY, MARCH 13 –

11 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S GOLF
MATCH-PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS from Palm Beach Garden, Fla. (delay)
Rick Pizzo – host

1 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
ALABAMA AT MICHIGAN (delay)
Mike Leiderman and Eddie Umphrey – commentators

3 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN TIP-OFF SHOW (live)
Rick Pizzo – host; Shon Morris and Mike DeCourcy – analysts

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND: SELECTION SUNDAY SPECIAL (live)
Rick Pizzo – host; Shon Morris and Mike DeCourcy – analysts

– MONDAY, MARCH 14 –

6 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL REPLAY: WISCONSIN AT OHIO STATE

8 PM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION (live)
Mike Hall – host; Kerry Sayers, Stephanie White, and Shon Morris – analysts

8:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
THE BIG TEN PULSE
Rick Pizzo – host; Tim Doyle and Jim Jackson – analysts

– TUESDAY, MARCH 15 –

211 PM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION (live)
Rick Pizzo and Mike Hall – hosts; Tim Doyle and Jim Crews – analysts

– WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16 –

9 PM ET / BIG TEN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE JOURNEY: BIG TEN BASKETBALL 2011

11 PM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION (live)
Rick Pizzo and Mike Hall – hosts; Shon Morris – analyst

– THURSDAY, MARCH 17 –

12:30 AM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION (live)
Dave Revsine and Rick Pizzo – hosts; Jim Jackson – analyst

– FRIDAY, MARCH 18 –

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
BALL STATE AT PENN STATE (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

12:30 AM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION (live)
Dave Revsine and Rick Pizzo – hosts; Jim Jackson – analyst

– SATURDAY, MARCH 19 –

1 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S GYMNASTICS
ILLINOIS, NEBRASKA AT OHIO STATE (delay)
Mike Leiderman and Rob Brown – commentators

3 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS
BIG TEN WOMEN’S GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS at MINNESOTA (live)
Mike Leiderman, Elise Ray, and Eddie Umphrey – commentators

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S VOLLEYBALL
IPFW AT PENN STATE (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

12 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION (live)
Dave Revsine and Mike Hall – hosts; Jim Jackson – analyst

– SUNDAY, MARCH 20 –

12 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION (live)
Dave Revsine and Mike Hall – hosts; Jim Jackson – analyst