ESPN and the Big Ten Conference announced its 2010-11 men’s college basketball schedule for coverage on ESPN and ESPN2. ESPN3.com will simulcast every ESPN and ESPN2 telecast. Conference action will tip off Tuesday, Dec. 28 with Minnesota at Wisconsin at 7 p.m. on ESPN2.
On average, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise three Big Ten games a week, highlighted by a telecast every Tuesday as part of the popular weekly Super Tuesday Presented by KFC Big Ten doubleheader with the SEC beginning Jan. 11 with Wisconsin at Michigan State. ESPN or ESPN2 will also televise a Big Ten game every Thursday beginning Jan. 6 with Northwestern at Illinois and at least one game every weekend from Jan. 22 to March 5.
ESPN’s eight-week College GameDay Driven by State Farm and Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV game-of-the-week series will originate from two Big Ten sites (Michigan State at Purdue Jan. 22 and Illinois at Michigan State Feb. 19).
Overall, the networks will combine to televise 29 conference games in addition to an extensive schedule of non-conference action (schedule to be determined). Over the course of the 2010-11 season, every school in the conference will be showcased on ESPN or ESPN2.
In March, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise four games of the Big Ten Conference Championship.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com 2010-11 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Schedule (Schedule subject to change)
|Tue, Dec 28||7 p.m.||Minnesota at Wisconsin||ESPN|
|Fri, Dec 31||Noon||Northwestern at Purdue||ESPN|
|6 p.m.||Ohio State at Indiana||ESPN|
|Tue, Jan 4||7 p.m.||Indiana at Minnesota||ESPN|
|Thu, Jan 6||9 p.m.||Northwestern at Illinois||ESPN|
|Tue, Jan 11||7 p.m.||Wisconsin at Michigan State||ESPN|
|Thu, Jan 13||7 p.m.||Purdue at Minnesota||ESPN|
|Tue, Jan 18||7 p.m.||Michigan State at Illinois||ESPN|
|Thu, Jan 20||9 p.m.||Indiana at Wisconsin||ESPN|
|Sat, Jan 22||9 p.m.||Michigan State at Purdue||ESPN|
|Tue, Jan 25||9 p.m.||Purdue at Ohio State||ESPN|
|Thu, Jan 27||7 p.m.||Michigan at Michigan State||ESPN|
|Sat, Jan 29||6 p.m.||Ohio State at Northwestern||ESPN|
|Tue, Feb 1||7 p.m.||Purdue at Wisconsin||ESPN|
|Thu, Feb 3||7 p.m.||Michigan at Ohio State||ESPN|
|Sat, Feb 5||4 p.m.||Iowa at Indiana||ESPN|
|Sun, Feb 6||2 p.m.||Ohio State at Minnesota||ESPN|
|Tue, Feb 8||7 p.m.||Indiana at Purdue||ESPN|
|Thu, Feb 10||9 p.m.||Illinois at Minnesota||ESPN|
|Sat, Feb 12||2 p.m.||Ohio State at Wisconsin||ESPN|
|Tue, Feb 15||9 p.m.||Michigan State at Ohio State||ESPN|
|Thu, Feb 17||7 p.m.||Minnesota at Penn State||ESPN|
|Sat, Feb 19||9 p.m.||Illinois at Michigan State||ESPN|
|Tue, Feb 22||7 p.m.||Illinois at Ohio State||ESPN|
|Thu, Feb 24||9 p.m.||Penn State at Northwestern||ESPN|
|Sun, Feb 27||1 p.m.||Wildcard Selection (Purdue at Michigan State, Indiana at Ohio State or Iowa at Illinois)||ESPN|
|Tue, Mar 1||7 p.m.||Illinois at Purdue||ESPN|
|Thu, Mar 3||9 p.m.||Wildcard Selection (Minnesota at Northwestern or Wisconsin at Indiana)||ESPN|
|Sat, Mar 5||4 p.m.||Wildcard (Wisconsin at Ohio State, Indiana at Illinois or Purdue at Iowa)||ESPN|