Thirty-Six Big Ten Matches Set to be Televised

  0 Wendy Mayer | August 17th, 2017 | Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, News

The Big Ten Conference announced its television slate for the upcoming 2017 season, including matches airing on the Big Ten Network and on the ESPN family of networks. Thirty six matches will take to the small screen, including two on ESPN and three on ESPNU. The rest of the slate will be broadcast live on BTN including 10 doubleheaders.

Big Ten volleyball will make its debut on Sept. 8 as UCLA takes on Nebraska at 9 p.m. ET. The league’s first ESPN matches will be a doubleheader on Sept. 24 as Michigan State travels to Minnesota and Michigan takes on Wisconsin. Other ESPN broadcasts include the Oct. 18 rivalry match between Michigan and Michigan State, Michigan at Ohio State on Oct. 22 and Nebraska at Michigan on Oct. 29. The 31-match BTN slate, including four wildcard matches, which will be announced at a later date.

No. 4 Minnesota and No. 5 Nebraska are set for seven appearances each, while No. 6 Penn State, No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 16 Michigan and No. 25 Purdue check in with six apiece. No. 17 Michigan State and No. 21 Ohio State will make five appearances. All 14 of the Big Ten teams will make it on TV at least twice.

The Big Ten‘s coaches picked Penn State to win this year’s conference title. VolleyMob’s preseason predictions are here. Minnesota and Penn State each feature three preseason all-conference selections as picked by the league’s coaches.

Date Game TV Network Time (ET)
Sept. 8  UCLA at Nebraska BTN 9 p.m.
Sept. 20 Northwestern at Purdue BTN 7 p.m.
Sept. 22  Nebraska at Penn State BTN 8 p.m.
Sept. 23 Ohio State at Purdue BTN 8:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 Michigan State at Minnesota ESPN 1 p.m.
Sept. 24 Michigan at Wisconsin ESPN 3 p.m.
Sept. 27  Indiana at Purdue BTN 7 p.m.
Sept. 29 Minnesota at Nebraska BTN 6 p.m.
Sept. 29 Ohio State at Michigan BTN 8 p.m.
Oct. 4 Minnesota at Wisconsin BTN 8 p.m.
Oct. 6 Rutgers at Maryland BTN 6 p.m.
Oct. 6 Purdue at Illinois BTN 8 p.m.
Oct. 11 Purdue at Minnesota BTN 7 p.m.
Oct. 11 Nebraska at Wisconsin BTN 9 p.m.
Oct. 13 Michigan State at Penn State BTN 7 p.m.
Oct. 13 Ohio State at Illinois BTN  9 p.m.
Oct. 18 Wisconsin at Maryland BTN 6 p.m.
Oct. 18 Michigan at Michigan State ESPNU 7 p.m.
Oct. 18 Minnesota at Ohio State BTN 8 p.m.
Oct. 20  Rutgers at Indiana BTN 6 p.m.
Oct. 20 Penn State at Purdue BTN 8 p.m.
Oct. 21 Wisconsin at Minnesota BTN 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 22 Michigan at Ohio State ESPN 1 p.m.
Oct. 25 Wisconsin at Penn State BTN 7 p.m.
Oct. 25 Illinois at Minnesota BTN 9 p.m.
Oct. 27 Iowa at Michigan BTN 6 p.m.
Oct. 27 Nebraska at Michigan State BTN 8 p.m.
Oct. 29 Nebraska at Michigan ESPNU 1 p.m.
Nov. 1 Penn State at Michigan State BTN 7 p.m.
Nov. 1 Northwestern at Illinois BTN 9 p.m.
Nov. 8 Maryland at Nebraska BTN 7 p.m.
Nov. 8 Penn State at Iowa BTN 9 p.m.

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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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