Feb. 14, 2013
CHICAGO, Ill. -- The Big Ten Conference and Big Ten Network announced today (Thursday, Feb. 14) the BTN's baseball and softball broadcast schedules for this spring, and the University of Michigan will be featured at least six times during the regular season, with five softball contests and one baseball game as well as the possibility for wildcard selections.
The month of April will be a busy one for the Maize and Blue softball team on the BTN airwaves with five games carried by the network. Michigan will appear for the first time on Tuesday, April 16, against Indiana at the IU Softball Field. Both games of the doubleheader will be broadcast live beginning at 2 p.m. EST.
The Wilpon Complex will host BTN cameras on Sunday, April 21, when the Wolverines play the Iowa Hawkeyes at Alumni Field at 3 p.m. The final two games of Michigan's series at Nebraska will be carried on BTN, with the Saturday, April 27, game live at 1 p.m. CST and the Sunday, April 28, contest airing tape delayed at 3 p.m.
There is a chance that BTN will air a game from Michigan's regular-season finale weekend against Northwestern (May 3-5) as a wildcard selection. BTN will also carry three games from the conference softball tournament in Lincoln, Neb., showing both semifinal games scheduled for May 11 and the championship game on May 12. The Big Ten Tournament returns after a four-year hiatus.
Michigan baseball is scheduled to have one game televised by BTN on Sunday, April 14, against Penn State at noon from the Wilpon Complex.
BTN could choose the Wolverines as a wildcard selection during the final week of regular-season play and air an additional game. The entire Big Ten baseball tournament at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minn., will be broadcast as well.
2013 Michigan Softball BTN Schedule (Times are EDT)
|Tuesday, April 16||Michigan at Indiana||2:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday, April 16||Michigan at Indiana||4:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, April 21||Iowa at Michigan||3:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, April 27||Michigan at Nebraska||2:00 p.m.|
|Sunday, April 28||Michigan at Nebraska||3:00 p.m. (tape delay)|
2013 Michigan Baseball BTN Schedule (Times are EDT)
|Sunday, April 14||Penn State at Michigan||Noon|
Baseball Contact: Kent Reichert (734) 763-4423
Softball Contact: Michael Kasiborski (734) 763-4423