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BTN Announces Coverage of the 2019 Big Ten Fall Championships & Tournaments

CHICAGO, Ill. – BTN will provide extensive coverage of the 2019 Big Ten fall championships and tournaments, including live broadcasts and streams of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Soccer Tournaments, the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament and the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships. The Big Ten Cross Country Championships kick off BTN’s coverage on Sunday, Nov. 3. The men’s event will air live on FloSports and BTN+ at 10:45 a.m. ET, followed by the women’s event at 11:45 a.m. ET and on television at 7 p.m. ET on Nov. 4. The Big Ten has four nationally ranked men’s teams, including No. 9 Purdue, No. 13 Indiana, No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 17 Michigan. On the women’s side, eight Big Ten teams are ranked led by No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 8 Michigan, No. 9 Michigan State, No. 18 Penn State, No. 19 Illinois, No. 21 Ohio State, No. 23 Indiana and No. 25 Minnesota. BTN will also televise the Big Ten Field Hockey Tournament semifinals and championship from Penn State. The first semifinal game will air live on BTN and the Fox Sports app at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 8, while semifinal No. 2 will stream live on the FOX Sports app at 6:30 and air on BTN at 12 a.m. ET. The championship game will air live at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 10. Six Big Ten teams appear in the top 25 of the latest national poll, including No. 2 Maryland, No. 8 Michigan, No. 9 Iowa, No. 11 Northwestern, No. 16 Rutgers and No. 22 Ohio State. Live coverage of the Big Ten Women’s Soccer Tournament also begins on Sunday, Nov. 3, with regular-season champion Wisconsin hosting a to-be-determined opponent at 1 p.m. ET. Live coverage of the semifinal round from Rutgers will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, continuing with a second semifinal at 1:30 p.m. ET, before the championship match on Sunday, Nov. 10, at noon ET. Three Big Ten teams are ranked in the current top 25, with No. 7 Wisconsin, No. 16 Rutgers and No. 20 Michigan leading the way. Finally, BTN will televise a quarterfinal match, both semifinals and the final of the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament. The quarterfinal match, scheduled for Nov. 10 at 4 p.m. ET, will take place on a to-be-determined campus. The first semifinal game will air live from Maryland at 4 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 15, while the second semifinal will stream live on the FOX Sports app at 7 p.m. and air on BTN at 12 a.m. ET. The championship will be carried live at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 17. Indiana is the No. 10 team in the nation, followed by No. 16 Penn State and No. 17 Maryland.

About BTN: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 1,500 events across all platforms, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The Fox Sports App is the digital extension of the Big Ten Network, delivering live games and on-demand programming to Big Ten Network customers via the web, smartphones, and tablets. Network events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games, dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events, studio shows and classic games. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities, including the Emmy-nominated The Journey. The network is in more than 60 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Altice USA, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. BTN is also available through the majority of OTT providers, including AT&T TV NOW, YouTube TV, Hulu, PlayStation Vue and fuboTV. For additional information, please visit www.btn.com.

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