Aug. 12, 2011
PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference announced today (Friday, Aug. 12) the Big Ten Network television schedules for men's and women's soccer and field hockey. The University of Michigan has a combined eight appearances on the network with the possibility of more televised games with wildcards and postseason play.
The Michigan men's soccer team, which won the Big Ten Tournament and advanced to the NCAA College Cup in 2010, will make four appearances on BTN, starting with a road game at Ohio State set for Sunday, Sept. 25, at 4 p.m. The home match against Indiana on Saturday, Oct. 15, will be a delayed broadcast on the network set for Sunday, Oct. 16, at noon. A non-conference home match-up and College Cup rematch with Akron will be shown live on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 7:30 p.m. and an in-state clash at Michigan State also will be live on BTN on Sunday, Oct. 30, at noon. The Big Ten Network also has a wildcard slot that the Wolverines could fill. Michigan is hosting the 2011 Big Ten Tournament and both semifinals and the championship match can be seen live on BTN. The semifinals are Friday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., with the championship match Sunday, Nov. 13, at noon.
The U-M women's soccer team, coming off an NCAA appearance in 2010, will appear live on the Big Ten Network twice this season, first on Sept. 18 at Indiana and again on Oct. 23 against Penn State. Both matches will be played at noon EDT. The Big Ten Network also has a wildcard slot that the Wolverines could fill. In addition, BTN will showcase the semifinals and championship of the Big Ten Tournament, held Nov. 2-6 at Northwestern.
The Michigan field hockey team, which shared the Big Ten regular-season crown and won the Big Ten Tournament title, has at least two games on BTN. U-M's game at Ohio State set for Friday, Sept. 23, at 3 p.m. will be shown on the network Sunday, Sept. 25, at noon. The Wolverines' game at Michigan State on Friday, Oct. 21, at 4 p.m. will be televised Sunday, Oct. 23, at 4 p.m. The Big Ten Network also has a wildcard game set for Sunday, Oct. 30. Michigan will look to defend its Big Ten Tournament title in State College, Pa., and the Big Ten Network will air both semifinal games as well as the championship match live. The semifinals take place Friday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. and noon, with the championship game Sunday, Nov. 6, at 2 p.m.
MICHIGAN ON THE BIG TEN NETWORK
|Sept. 25||Michigan at Ohio State||4 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Oct. 15||Indiana at Michigan||7 p.m. (Delay: Oct. 16 at noon)|
|Oct. 18||Akron at Michigan||7:30 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Oct. 30||Michigan at Michigan State||Noon (LIVE)|
|Nov. 11||Big Ten Tournament Semis||1 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Nov. 11||Big Ten Tournament Semis||3:30 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Nov. 13||Big Ten Tournament Championship||Noon (LIVE)|
|Sept. 18||Michigan at Indiana||Noon (LIVE)|
|Oct. 23||Penn State at Michigan||Noon (LIVE)|
|Nov. 4||Big Ten Tournament Semifinals||2 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Nov. 4||Big Ten Tournament Semifinals||4:30 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Nov. 6||Big Ten Tournament Championship||4 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Sept. 23||Michigan at Ohio State||3 p.m. (Delay: Sept. 25 at noon)|
|Oct. 21||Michigan at Michigan State||4 p.m. (Delay: Oct. 23 at 4 p.m.)|
|Nov. 4||Big Ten Tournament Semis||10 a.m. (LIVE)|
|Nov. 4||Big Ten Tournament Semis||12 p.m. (LIVE)|
|Nov. 6||Big Ten Tournament Championship||2 p.m. (LIVE)