COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s lacrosse team is scheduled to appear at least twice on the Big Ten Network this season, announced recently by the national network. The Buckeyes will travel to University College, Pa., and face Penn State April 17 before welcoming Johns Hopkins to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium April 30.
The contest vs. the Nittany Lions is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17 and will be shown on same-day delay beginning at 4 p.m. The Blue Jays and Buckeyes will compete live on Big Ten Network at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Television talent for both games is to be determined.
“It is a honor and a privilege to have two games broadcasted on the Big Ten Network for the 2011 season,” Alexis Venechanos, the Buckeyes’ first-year head coach, said. “The Big Ten Network continues to grow and reaches many households across the nation, which is fantastic exposure for the sport and the Ohio State women’s lacrosse program.”
The Buckeyes appeared on BTN three times last season, the first year lacrosse appeared on the network. They also were featured nationally on ESPNU in a road game at Johns Hopkins.
Headquartered in Chicago, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America’s premier collegiate conferences. With more than 350 live sports events, and virtually all of them in high definition, the Big Ten Network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country. The network is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. BTN is available to an estimated 75 million households, through agreements with more than 300 cable, satellite and telco affiliates in all 50 states and Canada.
UNIVERSITY PROGRAMMING ON BIG TEN NETWORK
O-H-I-O 201 (January debut)
See how Ohio State’s external and internal partnerships are making a difference. To address poor water quality problems in Peru, Ohio State students raised money and worked with Nourish International to construct a clean water system. To fill in key branches on the National Science Foundation’s Tree of Life, a group of bioinformatics specialists, evolutionary biologists, and geneticists are studying fascinating biology bridge builders, echinoderms. To give homeless people a chance to see life through a new lens, Ohio State College of Optometry’s clinic joined with local homeless shelter provider Faith Mission. To give NASA an extra boost, Ohio State researchers have rocketed into programs such as a navigation system for the moon and mapping the surface of mars.
Airs Tuesday, January 25 at noon; Wednesday, January 26 at 3am; Tuesday, February 15 at noon
Game Changers 102 (January debut)
Host Brittany Westbrook highlights stories of innovation from The Ohio State University. With the global demand for energy rising, one of the country’s oldest and most experienced transportation research centers, Ohio State’s Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is jumpstarting key research into hybrid electric and other alternative fuel vehicles. Students both lead and learn from this work which also is spawning new companies and business partners. Most recently, CAR Technologies, LLC, relocated to CAR to capitalize on the university’s electrical systems engineering expertise and Monaco electric car pioneer, Venturi, just announced its new North American subsidiary will locate near the university as well.
Airs Tuesday, January 25, 12:30; Wednesday, January 26, 3:30am; Tuesday, February 15 at 12:30pm; Wednesday, February 16 at 3:30am
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