Big Ten Network Releases Conference Schedule
John Beilein

Sept. 7, 2011

2011-12 U-M Schedule

PARK RIDGE, Ill. -- In conjunction with the Big Ten Conference, the University of Michigan men's basketball team announced today (Wednesday, Sept. 7) a total of seven conference games will be featured on the Big Ten Network.

The Wolverines will have their first two games of the conference slate on BTN, hosting Penn State in the opener on Thursday, Dec. 29, followed with Minnesota after the New Year on Sunday, Jan. 1. U-M will also host BTN games against Northwestern on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Indiana on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Michigan's BTN road contests will include games at Iowa on Saturday, Jan. 14; at Nebraska on Wednesday, Feb. 8; and at Northwestern on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

U-M has the possibility of two additional games on BTN if the Wolverines are not selected as one of the CBS or ESPN wildcard games. The Wolverines' remaining nine conference games will be shown nationally on CBS or ESPN. U-M has four games on CBS and five on ESPN or ESPN2.

A total of 66 Big Ten games will appear on BTN during the 2011-12 season, marking the fifth consecutive year that every regular-season conference game will be nationally broadcast. Combined with the 44 games appearing on CBS or the ESPN family of networks, more than 100 conference games will appear on national networks.

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Michigan's Big Ten Network Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 29Penn State7:30 p.m.BTN
Sunday, Jan. 1Minnesota4 p.m.BTN
Wednesday, Jan. 11Northwestern6:30 p.m.BTN
Saturday, Jan. 14at IowaNoon CSTBTN
Wednesday, Feb. 1Indiana6:30 p.m.BTN
Wednesday, Feb. 8at Nebraska7:30 p.m. CSTBTN
Tuesday, Feb. 21at Northwestern7 p.m. CSTBTN
Sat. or Sun., Feb. 25 or 26PurdueTBDCBS/ESPN/BTN wildcard
Sunday, March 4at Penn StateTBDCBS/ESPN/BTN wildcard

Additional Michigan Basketball Schedule Releases
CBS, ESPN to Carry 11 Men's Hoops Big Ten Games (Sept. 6, 2011)
ESPN College GameDay Coming to Ann Arbor for Michigan-Ohio State Game (Aug. 11, 2011)
Game Times Announced for ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Aug. 8, 2011)
Wolverines to Open with Memphis at Maui Invitational (Aug. 4, 2011)
Trip to Maui Invitational Highlights Non-Conference Slate (Aug. 1, 2011)
Wolverines to Take Part in 2011 Maui Invitational (Oct. 14, 2010)
U-M to Play Virginia at Annual ACC/Big Ten Challenge (May 17, 2011)

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