ESPN Announces Big Ten Television Schedule
Aug. 25, 2010
Champaign, Ill. - ESPN and the Big Ten Conference announced its 2010-11 men's college basketball schedule for coverage on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN3.com will simulcast every ESPN and ESPN2 telecast. Conference action will tip off Tuesday, Dec. 28 with Minnesota at Wisconsin on ESPN2.
On average, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise three Big Ten games a week, highlighted by a telecast every Tuesday as part of the popular weekly Super Tuesday Presented by KFC Big Ten doubleheader with the SEC beginning Jan. 11 with Wisconsin at Michigan State. ESPN or ESPN2 will also televise a Big Ten game every Thursday beginning Jan. 6 with Northwestern at Illinois and at least one game every weekend from Jan. 22 to March 5.
ESPN's eight-week College GameDay Driven by State Farm and Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV game-of-the-week series will originate from two Big Ten sites: Michigan State at Purdue Jan. 22 and Illinois at Michigan State Feb. 19.
Overall, the networks will combine to televise 29 conference games in addition to an extensive schedule of non-conference action (schedule to be determined). Over the course of the 2010-11 season, every school in the conference will be showcased on ESPN or ESPN2.
In March, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise four games of the Big Ten Tournament.
Illinois' Big Ten TV Appearances on ESPN and ESPN2 All times listed are Central. All games also to be streamed on ESPN3.com Thursday, Jan. 6, 8 pm - Northwestern at Illinois, ESPN2 Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6 pm - Michigan State at Illinois, ESPN Thursday, Feb. 10, 8 pm - Illinois at Minnesota, ESPN or ESPN2 Saturday, Feb. 19, 8 pm - Illinois at Michigan State, ESPN Tuesday, Feb. 22, 6 pm - Illinois at Ohio State, ESPN Sunday, Feb. 27, Noon - Wildcard Selection (Iowa at Ill., Pur. at Mich. or Ind. at OSU), ESPN or ESPN2 Tuesday, March 1, 6 pm - Illinois at Purdue, ESPN Saturday, March 5, 3 pm - Wildcard Selection (Ind. at Ill., Wis. at OSU or Pur. at Iowa), ESPN