Men's soccer to be featured twice on Big Ten Network

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State men's soccer team is scheduled to be featured in at least two matches on the Big Ten Network (BTN) this fall as announced Thursday (Aug. 15) by the Big Ten Conference.

The defending Big Ten champion Nittany Lions will square off against preseason top-ranked Indiana at 2:30 p.m. on Oct. 6 in Bloomington, Ind., before hosting Northwestern at 1 p.m. on Oct. 27. 

Infusing a wealth of talented newcomers with a battle-tested group of veterans, Penn State will look to replace a large percentage of its offense in 2013. The Lions open up preseason play at 7 p.m. on Saturday (Aug. 17) in Omaha, Neb. against University of Nebraska-Omaha.

The Big Ten Network is available to more than 90 million homes through agreements with more than 300 cable, satellite and telco providers in all 50 states and Canada. Armstrong, Blue Ridge and Adams Cable, though, do not carry the BTN in Pennsylvania and the Medina and Youngstown, Ohio areas. More than 35,000 Penn State alumni live in the communities served by the three cable providers in Pennsylvania and the Medina and Youngstown areas, in addition to thousands of more fans and current Penn State students.

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 800 events, all in HD, 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. BTN2Go is the 24/7 simulcast of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming via the internet, smartphones and tablets to customers of participating video providers. Events include football, men's and women's basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. The network televises and streams more Olympic sporting events and women's sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation's finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is in more than 52 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, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, Rogers Cable, Shaw and Shaw Direct (Canada) and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to www.BTN.com.  

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Last Updated August 16, 2013