Feb. 14, 2013
CHICAGO - BTN announced its baseball schedule on Thursday afternoon, and Michigan State will make at least two nationally televised appearances on the network.
The Spartans' first game on BTN will be the seventh annual Crosstown Showdown against the Lansing Lugnuts on Thursday, April 11 at 7 p.m. The Spartans fell to the Lugnuts last season, 7-0.
On Sunday, April 28, MSU will host Purdue at 12 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live.
Michigan State will also be featured on BTN.com for 14 games, including eight home contests.
Big Ten Network will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever, with over 220 events airing on BTN, BTN2Go and BTN.com for the 2013 season. BTN will air at least 84 conference matchups, including the entire Big Ten Baseball Tournament, which will take place at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Highlights and coverage of Big Ten baseball and softball will be featured on the Diamond Report, which airs Sunday nights during the season beginning in April. Hosts Rick Pizzo, Mike Hall and various analysts will discuss Big Ten matchups and breakout performances from the weekend's games.