BTN increases coverage of Big Ten Wrestling Championships

Live finals coverage set for 2 p.m. (Iowa time) Sunday

The BTN will provide live coverage of all four sessions of the 2012 Big Ten Wrestling Championships hosted by Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., on Mar. 3-4.

The coverage includes the first three sessions being streamed online, while the finals will be live on BTN beginning at 2 p.m. (Iowa time).

Below is the news release from the University of Iowa SID:

BTN to offer Unprecedented Coverage of Big Ten Wrestling Championships

The first three sessions will receive online live coverage for the first time.

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, March 3 and 4, 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 AM ET Saturday. Streaming coverage of select matches in sessions two and three will continue at 5 PM ET Saturday and at 1 PM ET Sunday, respectively.

On Sunday, session four of the Big Ten Wrestling Championships will be carried live at 3 PM ET 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

All times ET

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