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Big Ten Network Announces Baseball, Softball Schedules
The Big Ten Network announced broadcast and streaming schedules for baseball and softball on Thursday.

The Big Ten Network announced broadcast and streaming schedules for baseball and softball on Thursday.

Feb. 14, 2013

The Big Ten Network announced its television and Student U broadcast schedules for baseball and softball on Thursday, and at least 27 Illini events will be shown throughout the 2013 season.

Two Illinois baseball games will be aired on BTN and BTN2Go, and 11 more will be broadcast on the Big Ten Digital Network through the BTN Student U initiative. Illini softball will have three BTN broadcasts and 11 will be shown on the Big Ten Digital Network. As each season progresses, BTN will select five more softball games and four more baseball games to air. The semifinals and championship of the Big Ten softball tournament and every game of the Big Ten baseball tournament will be carried live on BTN.

BTN will air the series finale between Nebraska and the Fighting Illini at Eichelberger Field on Sunday, March 31, which will cap the Huskers' first-ever trip to Champaign. That game will be tape-delayed to 2 p.m. Central time. Both games of Illinois' doubleheader at Iowa on Tuesday, April 23, will be aired live. The Illini's first two games of the Nebraska series will be streamed on BTDN, as will the April 3 game against Indiana State, April 17 vs. DePaul, April 19 vs. Indiana, the entire three-game series at Michigan State (April 26-28) and the three-game set against Ohio State (May 3-5).

On the baseball side, the Illini's first BTN and BTN2Go appearance will be when they host Purdue on Sunday, April 14. Illinois also will be on BTN for their series finale at Ohio State on Sunday, April 21. The Orange and Blue will have 11 games on BTDN: April 13 against Purdue, at Ohio State (April 19) and the entire three-game series against Northwestern (April 26-28), at Michigan State (May 3-5) and at Minnesota (May 16-18).

Fans can watch the games streamed on BTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access and purchasing the Illini All-Access service.

 2013 Baseball TV/Streaming Schedule
 Date OpponentGame TimeLocationPlatform
Sat., April 13 Purdue3 PMIllinois FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sun., April 14 Purdue2 PMIllinois FieldBig Ten Network & BTN2Go
Fri., April 19 Ohio State5:30 PMColumbus, OhioBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sun., April 21 Ohio State11 AMColumbus, OhioBig Ten Network & BTN2Go
Fri., April 26 Northwestern6 PMIllinois FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sat., April 27 Northwestern3 PMIllinois FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sun., April 28 Northwestern1 PMIllinois FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Fri., May 3 Michigan State2 PMEast Lansing, Mich.BTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sat., May 4 Michigan State12 PMEast Lansing, Mich.BTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sun., May 5 Michigan State12 PMEast Lansing, Mich.BTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Thurs., May 16 Minnesota3 PMMinneapolis, Minn.BTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Fri., May 17 Minnesota2 PMMinneapolis, Minn.BTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sat., May 18 Minnesota1 PMMinneapolis, Minn.BTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access

 2013 Softball TV/Streaming Schedule
 Date OpponentGame TimeLocationPlatform
Fri., March 29 Nebraska6 PMEichelberger FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sat., March 30 Nebraska2 PMEichelberger FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sun., March 31 Nebraska11:30 AM (2 PM air time)Eichelberger FieldBig Ten Network & BTN2Go
Wed., April 3 Indiana State6 PMEichelberger FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Wed., April 17 DePaul4 PMEichelberger FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Fri., April 19 Indiana6 PMEichelberger FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Tues., April 23 Iowa (DH)3 PMIowa City, IowaBig Ten Network & BTN2Go
Fri., April 26 Michigan State4 PMEast Lansing, Mich.BTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sat., April 27 Michigan State12 PMEast Lansing, Mich.BTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sun., April 28 Michigan State12 PMEast Lansing, Mich.BTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Fri., May 3 Ohio State6 PMEichelberger FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sat., May 4 Ohio State2 PMEichelberger FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access
Sun., May 5 Ohio State1 PMEichelberger FieldBTDN on Fighting Illini All-Access

All times Central and subject to change

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