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BTN to Air Seven Big Ten Winter Championships

February 13, 2013
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CHICAGO - For the sixth consecutive year, BTN will televise seven winter Big Ten
Championships, including men's and women's swimming and diving, wrestling, men's and
women's indoor track and field and men's and women's gymnastics. Every event will be
produced in high definition.

Coverage begins with the Big Ten Men's and Women's Indoor Track and Field
Championships, which will air at noon ET on Saturday, March 2. Both the men's and
women's events will take place in Geneva, Ohio.

Coverage continues at 10:30 AM ET on Sunday, March 3, with the Big Ten Women's
Swimming and Diving Championships from Minnesota. The Big Ten Men's Swimming and
Diving Championships will air at 10 AM ET on Saturday, March 9, from Indiana.

BTN's coverage of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 2:30
PM ET on Sunday, March 10, from Illinois.

On Saturday, March 23, BTN will televise the first session of the Big Ten Women's
Gymnastics Championships live at 1 PM ET, followed by the second session live at 6
PM ET. Michigan State will host the women's event. The network will also have live
coverage of the Big Ten Men's Gymnastics Championships on consecutive nights at 8 PM
ET on Friday, April 5, and Saturday, April 6.  The men's event will take place at
Minnesota.

The Big Ten currently has 42 teams ranked in the top 25 nationally in Olympic sports
programs for the winter season, including in men's gymnastics (No. 1 Penn State, No.
3 Michigan, No. 5 Ohio State, No. 6 Minnesota, No. 7 Illinois, No. 8 Iowa, No. 9
Nebraska), women's gymnastics (No. 3 Michigan, No. 8 Nebraska, No. 11 Minnesota, No.
19 Ohio State, No. 21 Illinois), men's swimming and diving (No. 2 Michigan, No. 7
Indiana, No. 13 Ohio State, No. 14 Minnesota, No. 20 Iowa, No. 24 Penn State),
women's swimming and diving (No. 13 Indiana, No T-16. Michigan, No. T-16 Minnesota,
No. 19 Wisconsin, No. 21 Ohio State, No. 24 Penn State, No. 25 Purdue), men's indoor
track and field (No. 5 Penn State, No. 7 Nebraska, No. 10 Indiana, No. 11 Wisconsin,
No. 23 Minnesota, No. 25 Michigan), women's indoor track and field (No. 15 Illinois,
No. 17 Michigan) and wrestling (No. 2 Iowa, No. 3 Penn State, No. 4 Minnesota, No. 5
Ohio State, No. 8 Illinois, No. 13 Nebraska, No. 16 Purdue, No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 19
Michigan).

The complete television schedule for the Big Ten Winter Championships appears below.
For more information, go to www.btn.com<http://www.btn.com> or
www.bigten.org<http://www.bigten.org>.

2013 BTN Winter Championships Schedule:

Sport

Dates

Site

Air Date and Time (ET)

Indoor Track & Field

February 22 - 23

Geneva, OH

Saturday, March 2 at 12 PM

Women's Swimming & Diving

February 20 - 23

Minnesota

Sunday, March 3 at 10:30 AM

Men's Swimming & Diving

February 27 - March 2

Indiana

Saturday, March 9 at 10 AM

Wrestling

March 9 - 10

Illinois

Sunday, March 10 at 2:30 PM (LIVE)

Women's Gymnastics

March 23

Michigan State

Saturday, March 23 at 1 PM (LIVE)

Saturday, March 23 at 6 PM (LIVE)

Men's Gymnastics

April 5 - 6

Minnesota

Friday, April 5 at 8 PM (LIVE)

Saturday, April 6 at 8 PM (LIVE)


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