BTN to Offer Comprehensive Coverage of the B1G in the Big Dance

       BTN to Offer Comprehensive Coverage of the B1G in the Big Dance

Pre- and Post-Game Press Conferences, Big Ten Basketball & Beyond Highlight
Coverage

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, March 20, 2013

CHICAGO, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Fans looking to follow Big Ten teams
throughout the 2013 NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball tournaments can turn to
BTN for comprehensive coverage, including pre- and post-game press conferences
and frequent episodes of Big Ten Basketball & Beyond: Tournament Edition
hosted by Dave Revsine and Jim Jackson.

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"With the interest in Big Ten teams at record levels, basketball fans will
want to tune in to BTN for in-depth analysis and coverage throughout the NCAA
tournament," said BTN President Mark Silverman.

Tournament coverage on BTN and BTN2Go begins today, with pre-game press
conferences for Michigan State and Michigan at 12:50 and 3:45 PM ET,
respectively. BTN also will televise the majority of Big Ten opponents' press
conferences, with Valparaiso and South Dakota State events set to air 1:20 PM
ET and 4:15 PM ET, respectively. Michigan State takes on Valparaiso at 12:15
PM ET Thursday in Auburn Hills, Mich., while Michigan faces South Dakota State
at 7:15 PM ET, also in Auburn Hills.

In addition, BTN will have reporters on site where Big Ten teams are playing:
Auburn Hills, for Michigan and Michigan State; Dayton, for Ohio State and
Indiana; Austin, for Minnesota and Illinois; and Kansas City for Wisconsin.

At 8 PM ET tonight, BTN will air the season finale of The Journey: Big Ten
Basketball 2013. The 60-minute show takes fans behind the scenes of the Big
Ten Tournament from the opening tip through trophy presentation. The episode
also includes features on Michigan's Trey Burke, Indiana's Victor Oladipo,
Michigan State's Derrick Nix and Wisconsin's Mike Bruesewitz.

A schedule of currently scheduled press conference days and times is below. As
Big Ten teams advance, the programming schedule will be updated to reflect
press conference airings and can be found at BTN.com/Shows.

Wednesday

Time (ET) Event
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: MICHIGAN STATE PRE-GAME
12:50 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: VALPARAISO PRE-GAME
1:20 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: MICHIGAN PRE-GAME
3:45 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: SOUTH DAKOTA STATE PRE-GAME
4:15 PM
          
          THE JOURNEY: BIG TEN BASKETBALL 2013 Season Finale
8 PM
          
          BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION
9 PM
          

Thursday

Time (ET) Event
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: INDIANA PRE-GAME
1:30 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: WISCONSIN PRE-GAME
2:05 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: OLE MISS PRE-GAME
2:35 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: MICHIGAN STATE VS. VALPARAISO
2:45 PM   POST-GAME*

          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: ILLINOIS PRE-GAME
3:30 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: OHIO STATE PRE-GAME
4 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: LIU BROOKLYN/JAMES MADISON
4:30 PM   PRE-GAME

          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: COLORADO PRE-GAME
5 PM
          
          BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION
6:30 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: MINNESOTA PRE-GAME
7 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: UCLA PRE-GAME
7:30 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: MICHIGAN VS. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE
9:45 PM   POST-GAME

          
          BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION
12 AM
          

Friday

Time (ET) Event
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: MICHIGAN STATE PRE-GAME

1:30 PM   *If Advance to 3^rd Round

          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: MICHIGAN STATE OPPONENT PRE-GAME
2:15 PM   *If Advance to 3^rd Round

          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: WISCONSIN VS. OLE MISS POST-GAME

3:10 PM   

          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: MICHIGAN PRE-GAME

3:55 PM   *If Advance to 3^rd Round

          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: MICHIGAN OPPONENT PRE-GAME *If
4:40 PM   Advance to 3^rd Round

          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: INDIANA VS. LIU BROOKLYN/ JAMES
6:40 PM   MADISON POST-GAME

          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: ILLINOIS VS. COLORADO POST-GAME
7:25 PM
          
          NCAA TOURNAMENT PRESS CONFERENCE: OHIO STATE VS. IONA POST-GAME
9:40 PM
          
          BIG TEN BASKETBALL & BEYOND TOURNAMENT EDITION
12 AM
          

*All post-game press conference times are approximate

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 available
to more than 90 million homes across the United States and Canada, and
currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T
U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, DISH
Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct
(Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For additional information, go
to www.BTN.com.

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