Feb. 4, 2007

The Big Ten Network is launching this August, and the excitement is everywhere. The Big Ten Network will be visiting Ohio State on Tuesday for the men’s basketball game vs. Michigan. Be sure to check out the activities.

Fans entering the game will be given a game piece with details regarding the “Road to the Big Ten Tournament” sweepstakes. Fans have the opportunity to win a trip for two to the 2007 or 2008 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. In addition, 100 first prize winners will receive an official Big Ten Network jacket. See game piece for details.

If you attend the Michigan game, make sure you pick up a game piece from the Big Ten Network staff, who will be located throughout the concourse area.

And beginning at midnight after the game, go online to, and enter the code word from your game piece to see if you are a winner.

Gene Smith, director of athletics at Ohio State, looks forward to the first season of the Big Ten Network.

“We are excited to have the Big Ten Network tour at Ohio State on Tuesday and look forward to its official launch in August. The Big Ten Network will provide fans across the country the opportunity to experience the very best of the Big Ten both athletically and academically. It is a unique concept that will quickly become the norm.”

Thanks for your support, and best of luck with the sweepstakes!

* If you can’t make it to the game to receive your Ohio State code word, please send an email to, and type the words “Code Word” in the subject line. Code Word requests will be answered immediately upon receipt of the email.