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‘The Journey’ Continues with Gopher, Buckeye, Boiler Profiles 

The Big Ten Network’s fourth season of The Journey, presented by GMC, continues Sunday at 8 PM ET following the Minnesota-Iowa game. The award-winning, documentary-style program takes viewers deep inside Big Ten basketball programs, spending consecutive days with different Big Ten teams on a rotating basis during the 10-week march toward the Big Ten Tournament.

This week on The Journey, learn how Robbie Hummel is still leading the Boilermakers despite his season-ending injury, meet Minnesota forward Trevor Mbakwe and go behind the scenes with Ohio State’s backcourt tandem of Jon Diebler and Aaron Craft.

New in 2011, fans of the show are invited to experience The Journey on Twitter (@BTNJourney) to get daily updates and bonus content from show producers and editors.

Did you miss last week’s episode of The Journey? Check your cable or satellite system’s On Demand channel for full episodes, or visit BigTenNetwork.com/Journey to watch clips from previous shows.

Special ‘Big Ten Tip-Off Show’ to air Saturday for Ohio State-Wisconsin Showdown

Dave Revsine, Jim Jackson, and Mike DeCourcy will be live in Madison 

CHICAGO – When the Badgers and the Buckeyes tip at the Kohl Center on Saturday, Big Ten fans will be ready, thanks to the Big Ten Network.

Leading into Saturday’s highly anticipated men’s basketball matchup between No. 1 Ohio State and No. 14 Wisconsin, the network will air a live, special 60-minute edition of the Big Ten Tip-Off Show, presented by Auto-Owners Insurance, at 1 PM ET from the Kohl Center. Just before the show, a pair of recent battles between the two – one from 2010 and one from 2007 – will air on the network.

Dave Revsine, Jim Jackson and Mike DeCourcy will host the Big Ten Tip-Off Show courtside. The trio will break down the matchup, and interview Ohio State coach Thad Matta and a Wisconsin basketball player for their perspective. Mike Hall, Tim Doyle and Steve Smith will also contribute with coverage and analysis from the network’s Chicago studios.

Top-ranked Ohio State will come into Saturday’s game with a perfect 24-0 record, 11-0 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes are the nation’s lone undefeated Division I basketball team.  Entering Wednesday’s game at Iowa, No. 14 Wisconsin is 17-5 and tied for second place in the Big Ten with a 7-3 conference record. The Badgers are undefeated in 13 games at the Kohl Center this season and have won 34 of their last 35 at home. Saturday’s game also will feature two of the top candidates for Big Ten Player of the Year, Ohio State freshman Jared Sullinger and Wisconsin junior guard Jordan Taylor.

The February 2007 men’s basketball game between Ohio State and Wisconsin will air just before the show, at 11:30 AM ET. Entering that game, Ohio State was ranked first in the USA Today Coaches Poll, while Wisconsin was ranked number one in the Associated Press poll.  Mike Conley Jr.’s runner in the lane with four seconds left lifted the Buckeyes to a 49-48 victory and clinched a Big Ten title for Ohio State.

At 10:30 AM ET, the network will air a condensed version of last fall’s meeting at Camp Randall Stadium, where No. 18 Wisconsin knocked off No. 1 Ohio State, 31-18, on its way to the Rose Bowl. In that game, the Badgers’ David Gilreath returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown and John Clay led the ground attack with 104 yards and two touchdowns.

BIG TEN NETWORK ADVANCE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE 

– FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11 –

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
MINNESOTA AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

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

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN (live)
Dan Kelly – play-by-play; Billy Jaffe – analyst

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY
NORTH DAKOTA AT WISCONSIN (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
WISCONSIN AT NORTHWESTERN (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

10 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
BIG TEN HOCKEY POST-GAME
Mike Hall – host; Aaron Ward – analyst

– SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 –

8:30 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
INSIDE MICHIGAN BASKETBALL

9 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
PENN STATE BASKETBALL STORY

9:30 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
GOPHER BASKETBALL WITH TUBBY SMITH

10:30 AM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin (10-16-10)

11:30 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
Wisconsin vs. Ohio State (02-25-07)

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

2 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
MICHIGAN STATE AT INDIANA (delay)
Tim Johnson – play-by-play; Lee Kemp – analyst

4 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
INDIANA AT MICHIGAN (live)
Wayne Larrivee- play-by-play; Shon Morris – analyst; Charissa Thompson – sideline reporter

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

5 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY
BEMIDJI SATE AT MINNESOTA (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

6 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
THE FINALE (live)
Dave Revsine – host; Tim Doyle and Steve Smith – analysts

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE GREATEST SEASONS: 1976 BASKETBALL

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
OHIO STATE AT MICHIGAN (live)
Dan Kelly – play-by-play; Billy Jaffe – analyst

10 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
BIG TEN HOCKEY POST GAME (live)
Mike Hall – host; Aaron Ward – analyst

– SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13 –

12:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
PENN STATE AT INDIANA (live)
Mike Wolf – play-by-play; Stephanie White – analyst

1 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
MICHIGAN STATE AT PURDUE (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

3 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY
NORTH DAKOTA AT WISCONSIN (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

3 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
IOWA AT NORTHWESTERN (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

3 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
OHIO STATE AT MINNESOTA (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

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

3:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
NORTHWESTERN AT PENN STATE (live)
Tom Hart – play-by-play; Tim Doyle – analyst

5:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN GAME BREAK (live)
Mike Hall – host

6 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
MINNESOTA AT IOWA (live)
Eric Collins – play-by-play; Kenyon Murray – analyst

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

8:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL AND BEYOND (live)
Dave Revsine – host;Jim Jackson and Mike DeCourcy – analysts

9 PM ET / BIG TEN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
BIG TEN ICONS No. 4 – Archie Griffin
Keith Jackson – host

9:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
PENN STATE AT MINNESOTA (same day delay)
Tim Johnson – play-by-play; Jim Gibbons – analyst


– MONDAY, FEBRUARY 14 –

5 PM ET / BIG TEN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE BIG TEN GREATEST GAMES
Iowa vs. Michigan State (03-11-05)

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
THE BIG TEN PULSE
Rick Pizzo – host; Derek Rackley and Tim Doyle – analysts

– TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15 –

11 PM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL WRAP-UP (live)
Rick Pizzo and Mike Hall – hosts; Kendall Gill – analyst

– WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 –

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

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

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
INDIANA AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

8:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
MICHIGAN AT ILLINOIS (live)
Eric Collins – play-by-play; Quinn Buckner – analyst

10:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
THE FINALE (live)
Dave Revsine and Mike Hall – hosts; Jim Jackson – analyst

– THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 –

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
THE BIG TEN WOMEN’S SHOW
Lisa Byington, Brittney Payton and Stephanie White – hosts

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
PENN STATE AT OHIO STATE (live)
Tom Hart – play-by-play; Mary Murphy – analyst

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
NORTHWESTERN AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
PURDUE AT MINNESOTA (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

9 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
IOWA AT NORTHWESTERN (live)
Gus Johnson – play-by-play; Shon Morris – analyst

11 PM ET / BIG TEN BASKETBALL
THE FINALE (live)
Dave Revsine and Lisa Byington – hosts; Tim Doyle – analyst

– FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 –

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

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
MINNESOTA AT WISCONSIN (live)
Dan Kelly – play-by-play; Billy Jaffe – analyst

10:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S ICE HOCKEY
BIG TEN HOCKEY POST-GAME (live)
Rick Pizzo – host; Aaron Ward – analyst

11:00 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
INDIANA AT ILLINOIS
Joe Miller – play-by-play; Lee Kemp – analyst

– SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19 –

11:30 AM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
INDIANA AT PURDUE
Joe Miller – play-by-play; Lee Kemp – analyst

NOON ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
NORTHWESTERN AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

1:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
MICHIGAN AT WISCONSIN (live)
Jay Wilson – play-by-play; Stephanie White – analyst

4 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN TIP-OFF SHOW (live)
Dave Revsine – host; Shon Morris and Jim Crews – analysts

4:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
MICHIGAN AT IOWA (live)
Eric Collins – play-by-play; Jim Jackson – analyst

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BAME BREAK (live)
Dave Revsine – host

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
NORTHWESTERN AT INDIANA (live)
Tom Hart – play-by-play; Greg Kelser – analyst

9 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
THE FINALE (live)
Dave Revsine and Mike Hall – host; Tom Doyle, Shon Morris and Jim Crews – analysts

– SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 –

11 AM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S TENNIS
VANDERBILT AT MICHIGAN

1 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
MINNESOTA AT NORTHWESTERN (live)
Dave Eanet – play-by-play; Stephanie White – analyst

2 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
WISCONSIN AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)
www.bigtennetwork.com

3 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
MICHIGAN STATE AT ILLINOIS (live)
Tom Hart – play-by-play

6 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
PENN STATE AT WISCONSIN (live)
Brian Anderson – play-by-play; Shon Morris – analyst

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

8:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL
BIG TEN BASKETBALL AND BEYOND (live)
Dave Revsine – host; Jim Jackson and Jim Stack – analysts

9 PM ET / BIG TEN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
BIG TEN ICONS No. 3
Keith Jackson – host

9:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S WRESTLING
IOWA AT MINNESOTA
Tim Johnson – play-by-play; Jim Gibbons – analyst

                                                                                                   

Big Ten Network to Air Seven Winter Championships in HD

Network to highlight winners in gymnastics, swimming and diving, indoor track and field, wrestling

CHICAGO – The Big Ten Network will televise seven winter Big Ten Championships, beginning Feb. 26 with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The schedule also features men’s swimming and diving, wrestling, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and men’s and women’s gymnastics.

The Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics Championships and the second day of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live, and all seven championships will be produced in high definition.

Coverage begins at noon ET on Saturday, Feb. 26, with the Big Ten Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships from Indiana University.

The Big Ten Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships will air at 10 AM ET on Sunday, March 6, from Minneapolis. Later that afternoon, the second day of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 4 PM ET from the campus of Northwestern University.

The Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track and Field Championships will air back-to-back, starting at 2 PM ET on Saturday, March 12. The University of Illinois will host the men’s event with the women’s event taking place in West Lafayette, Ind., to be televised at 4 PM ET.

The Big Ten Network will televise the Big Ten Women’s Gymnastics Championships live at 3 PM ET on Saturday, March 19, from the University of Minnesota.  The network will have live coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Gymnastics Championships on consecutive nights at 8 PM ET on Friday, April 1, and Saturday, April 2, from Champaign, Ill.

The Big Ten currently has 40 teams ranked in the top 25 nationally in Olympic sports programs for the winter season, including top-20 programs in men’s gymnastics (No. 2 Illinois, No. 5 Penn State, No. 6 Michigan, No. 7 Minnesota, No. 8 Ohio State, No. 9 Iowa), women’s gymnastics (No. 8 Michigan, No. 15 Ohio State, No. 16 Illinois, No. 17 Minnesota, No. 18 Penn State), men’s swimming and diving (No. 11 Ohio State, No. T13 Indiana, No. T13 Michigan, No. 15 Minnesota), women’s swimming and diving (No. 13 Minnesota, No. 14 Indiana, No. 15 Michigan, No. 17 Wisconsin, No. 18 Ohio State, No. 19 Purdue), men’s indoor track and field (No. 5 Indiana, No. 8 Penn State, No. 16 Ohio State), women’s indoor track and field (No. 19 Penn State, No. 20 Indiana) and wrestling (No. 2 Iowa, No. 3 Penn State, No. 5 Minnesota, No. 10 Michigan, No. 12 Wisconsin, No. 16 Northwestern, No. 20 Illinois).

The complete television schedule for the 2011 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. For more information on the Big Ten Championships, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com or www.bigten.org.

Big Ten Network Winter Championships Schedule:

Sport

Days

Dates

Site

Air Date and Time (ET)

Defending Champion

(W) Swimming & Diving

Wed-Sat

Feb 16-19

Indiana

Saturday, 2/26 – noon

Indiana

(M) Swimming & Diving

Wed-Sat

Feb 23-26

Minnesota

Sunday, 3/6 – 10 AM

Ohio State

Wrestling

Sat-Sun

Mar 5-6

Northwestern

Sunday, 3/6 LIVE – 4 PM

Iowa

(M) Indoor Track & Field

Sat-Sun

Feb 26-27

Illinois

Saturday, 3/12 – 2 PM

Minnesota

(W) Indoor Track & Field

Sat-Sun

Feb 26-27

Purdue

Saturday, 3/12 – 4 PM

Penn State

(W) Gymnastics

Sat

Mar 19

Minnesota

LIVE – 3 PM

Michigan

(M) Gymnastics

Fri

Apr 1

Illinois

LIVE – 8 PM

Illinois

 

Sat

Apr 2

Illinois

LIVE – 8 PM

 

 

About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes’ lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. Big Ten universities provide in excess of $100 million in athletic scholarship aid to more than 8,700 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.

About the Big Ten Network: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live sporting events, and nearly all of them in HD, the 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. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising more Olympic sporting events and women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. Each year, the network offers between 35 and 40 football games, 105 regular season men’s basketball games; 55 women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches’ shows; and classic games. The network is available to more than 75 million homes across the United States and Canada, and currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Omaha, Las Vegas and Northern Virginia), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com.

Contact: Elizabeth Conlisk

(312) 665-0726

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