Aug. 11, 2006

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women’s volleyball team will have three matches televised as part of a 14-match lineup announced by the Big Ten Conference Thursday. The Buckeyes will appear in two national and one regional cable telecasts. OSU’s television schedule will open with a live telecast at Penn State, Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. ET on College Sports Television (CSTV). The Buckeyes will then appear in the first of three ESPN2 matches at Purdue, Friday, Sept. 29. The Purdue match will be shown, Sunday, Oct. 1 at 2:30 p.m. ET. Ohio State’s third televised match will be at Minnesota, Friday, Oct. 27 on Comcast SportsNet Chicago (CSN Chicago). The Minnesota match will be broadcast Saturday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. ET.

The Big Ten Conference will have six national and eight regional televised matches this season. CSTV and ESPN will have three matches each and CSN Chicago with broadcast eight contests including a wildcard match the final weekend of the season.

For more than a decade, the Big Ten has been a leader in collegiate volleyball television exposure. The conference enters its 12th-consecutive year of partnership with ESPN2 in which at least three matches will be telecast.

The complete 2006 Big Ten volleyball television lineup follows.

2006 Big Ten Conference Volleyball Television Broadcasts

Date Match Time TV Broadcast Date/Time Sat., 8/26 Wisconsin at AVCA 6/8:30 p.m. ET CSTV Live College Volleyball Showcase Fri., 9/ 8 Penn State at Texas 7:30 p.m. ET CSTV Live Wed., 9/20 Ohio State at Penn State 8 p.m. ET CSTV Live Fri., 9/29 Ohio State at Purdue 7 p.m. ET ESPN2 Sun., 10/ 1, 2:30 p.m. ET Fri., 9/29 Iowa at Northwestern 7 p.m. CT CSN Chicago Sat., 9/30, Noon CT Fri., 10/ 6 Minnesota at Penn State 7 p.m. ET CSN Chicago Sun., 10/ 8, Noon CT Fri., 10/13 Penn State at Northwestern 7 p.m. CT CSN Chicago Sun., 10/15, Noon CT Sat., 10/14 Purdue at Minnesota 7 p.m. CT ESPN2 Sun., 10/15, 2 p.m. ET Fri., 10/27 Ohio State at Minnesota 7 p.m. CT CSN Chicago Sat., 10/28, Noon CT Fri., 10/27 Penn State at Wisconsin 7 p.m. CT ESPN2 Sun., 10/29, 1 p.m. ET Fri., 11/ 3 Wisconsin at Michigan 7 p.m. ET CSN Chicago Sun., 11/ 5, 7 p.m. CT Fri., 11/10 Michigan State at Indiana 7 p.m. ET CSN Chicago Sat., 11/11, 3 p.m CT Sat., 11/18 Purdue at Illinois 7 p.m. CT CSN Chicago Sun., 11/19, Noon CT Fri., 11/24 Wildcard Match TBD CSN Chicago Sun., 11/26, TBD OR Sat., 11/25