Big Ten Network to Air Seven Winter Championships
Feb. 14, 2008
CHICAGO - The Big Ten Network will televise the 2008 Big Ten Championships in the sports of 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 during a six-week span from Feb. 29 through April 5. All of these events will be produced in stunning high definition.
"These sports have tremendous followings, but have not received as much coverage as some other sports. So we're really pleased to bring fans these championship events," network President Mark Silverman said.
The coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET on Friday, Feb. 29, with the Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving Championships from the campus of Ohio State. The Big Ten Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will appear at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, March 6, from Ann Arbor, Mich.
Sunday, March 9, will be Championship Sunday on the Big Ten Network beginning with a live, three-hour presentation of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships at 3 p.m. ET from Minneapolis, Minn. At 8 p.m. ET, some of the nation's best athletes will be featured at the Big Ten Men's Indoor Track and Field Championships at the University of Wisconsin.
Coverage continues at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, March 10, with the Big Ten Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships from the University of Minnesota.
The network will televise three straight nights of Big Ten Gymnastics Championships beginning Thursday, April 3. The women's championships will air at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday from the campus of the University of Michigan. The men's championships will be carried live from State College, Pa., at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, April 4, and Saturday, April 5.
The complete television schedule for the 2008 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, including information on whether the events will be televised live or on a delayed basis. For more information on the Big Ten Championships, go to www.bigten.org or www.BigTenNetwork.com.
Big Ten Network Winter Championships Schedule:
Sport: Women's Swimming & Diving
Sport: Men's Swimming & Diving
Sport: Men's Indoor Track & Field
Sport: Women's Indoor Track & Field
Sport: Women's Gymnastics
Sport: Men's Gymnastics