Big Ten Network to show wrestling championships

Published 12:08 am Thursday, March 1, 2012

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Big Ten Network will offer its most extensive Big Ten Wrestling Championships coverage ever, with all four sessions Saturday and Sunday at Purdue University receiving either live television or online coverage.

As part of the Big Ten Digital Network’s subscription package and for the first time, BTN will provide live, whip-around Student U streaming coverage of the Big Ten wrestling preliminaries, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday. Streaming coverage of select matches in sessions two and three will continue at 5 p.m. Saturday and at 1 p.m. Sunday, respectively.

On Sunday, session four of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 3 p.m. on BTN. The network’s Tim Johnson, Jim Gibbons and Shane Sparks will call the action from Mackey Arena.

Saturday, March 3:

Big Ten Championships: Session 1, 10:00 a.m. – Student U/BTN Digital

Big Ten Championships: Session 2, 5:00 p.m.  – Student U/BTN Digital

Sunday, March 4:

Big Ten Championships: Session 3, 1 p.m. – Student U/BTN Digital

Big Ten Championship Finals: Session 4, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – BTN