Big Ten Network to feature several Penn State sports

February 23, 2010

The Penn State basketball, wrestling and winter sports teams will be prominently featured on the Big Ten Network during the next two weeks as the regular season winds down and Big Ten Championship competition begins.

The Nittany Lion basketball team won at Northwestern and Michigan last week and host No. 9 Ohio State Wednesday at 6:30 p.m., while the Lady Lions beat the Wolverines last week and will have their Senior Day on Thursday vs. Wisconsin at 7 p.m.

Penn State Basketball on the Big Ten Network the next two weeks:

-- Wednesday, Feb. 24: Nittany Lions vs. No. 9 Ohio State, 6:30 p.m.

-- Sunday, Feb. 28: Nittany Lions vs. Northwestern, noon.

-- Sunday, Feb. 28: Lady Lions at Indiana, 4 p.m.

-- Saturday, March 6: Nittany Lions vs. No. 3 Purdue, 2:30 p.m.

-- March 4-7: Lady Lions at Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis (9 games live on BTN)

-- March 11-14 - Nittany Lions at Big Ten Tournament in Indianapolis (3 games live on BTN)

More Penn State events upcoming on the Big Ten Network:

-- Sunday, March 7: Big Ten Wrestling Championships, 2 p.m. (finals live)

-- Friday, Feb. 26: Coverage of Big Ten winter championships begin with women’s swimming and diving, 8 p.m.

-- Saturday, Feb. 27: Men’s gymnastics vs. No. 1 Illinois, noon.

The Big Ten Network is televising approximately 350 live events this year, nearly all of them in HD, in addition to streaming approximately 200 events on BTN.com.

Less than three years after its debut, the Big Ten Network is available to approximately 75 million homes, including more than 80 percent of Pennsylvania cable homes, and 19 of the nation’s top 20 markets. Available to all cable and satellite providers nationwide and in Canada, the network currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including Atlantic Broadband, AT&T U-Verse, Bright House, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Omaha), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Midcontinent, RCN, Rogers Cable (Canada), Service Electric, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS, Western Broadband, Windstream and WOW.

Below are links to the Big Ten Network’s Channel Finder, so fans can see if their cable provider already is carrying the network, as well as the most recent FAQ, which includes a listing of the more than 50 major markets and states where the Network is available outside of Big Ten Country.

Big Ten Network Channel Finder: http://www.bigtennetwork.com/channelfinder/index.asp

BTN Frequently Asked Questions: http://www.bigtennetwork.com/corporate/FAQ.asp

Penn State Athletics: http://www.gopsusports.com/

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Last Updated February 26, 2010