Twenty-Nine of ESPN’s 37 2013-14 Big Ten College Basketball Games Involve a Ranked Team

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August 28th, 2013

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Twenty-Nine of ESPN’s 37 2013-14 Big Ten College Basketball Games Involve a Ranked Team

ESPN’s 2013-14 Big Ten Conference men’s college basketball regular-season schedule will showcase 29 games involving at least one team in an early ESPN.com men’s preseason top 25 poll. Overall, 37 conference games will be televised across ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, highlighted by 10 games pitting ranked teams against each other.

The lineup includes top Big Ten games as part of ESPN’s popular weekly Super Tuesday doubleheader with the Southeastern Conference. Every Big Ten Super Tuesday telecast will feature at least one ranked team with six of the matchups matching ranked teams. ESPN will also continue to showcase the Big Ten on Thursdays and Saturdays throughout the season.

ESPN will showcase Michigan at Michigan State in a Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast and stop by College GameDay Covered by State Farm on January 25. College GameDay is hosted by Rece Davis with analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose. The two-hour Saturday morning edition is aired on ESPNU at 10 a.m. and continuing at 11 a.m. on ESPN while the one-hour evening edition on January will air at 6 p.m. on ESPN, an hour before game tip-off.

Big Ten telecasts were ESPN’s most-viewed conference last season, averaging 1,852,000 viewers. It was also the most-viewed season for Big Ten games on ESPN in more than a decade.

All games will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU 2013-14 Big Ten Men’s Basketball Schedule
Dates, times and television listings subject to change

Date    Time (ET)    Game    Network
Tue, Dec 31    1 p.m.    No. 8 Ohio State at Purdue    ESPN2
3 p.m.    No. 20 Indiana at Illinois    ESPN2
Thu, Jan 2    7 p.m.    Wisconsin at Northwestern    ESPN2
Tue, Jan 7    9 p.m.    Super Tuesday: No. 8 Ohio State at No. 3 Michigan State    ESPN
Thu, Jan 9    9 p.m.    No. 10 Michigan at Nebraska    ESPN or ESPN2
Northwestern at No. 25 Iowa    ESPNU
Tue, Jan 14    7 p.m.    Super Tuesday: Wisconsin at No. 20 Indiana    ESPN
Thu, Jan 16    9 p.m.    No. 8 Ohio State at Minnesota    ESPN2
Sat, Jan 18    6 p.m.    No. 10 Michigan at Wisconsin    ESPN
7 p.m.    Penn State at Purdue    ESPNU
Tue, Jan 21    7 p.m.    Super Tuesday: No. 20 Indiana at No. 3 Michigan State    ESPN
Thu, Jan 23    7 p.m.    Illinois at No. 8 Ohio State    ESPN or ESPN2
8 p.m.    Nebraska at Penn State    ESPNU
Sat, Jan 25    7 p.m.    Saturday Primetime: No. 10 Michigan at No. 3 Michigan State *    ESPN
Tue, Jan 28    7 p.m.    Super Tuesday: No. 3 Michigan State at No. 25 Iowa    ESPN
Thu, Jan 30    9 p.m.    Purdue at No. 10 Michigan    ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Feb 1    Noon    No. 8 Ohio State at Wisconsin    ESPN or ESPN2
Tue, Feb 4    7 p.m.    Super Tuesday: No. 8 Ohio State at No. 25 Iowa    ESPN or ESPN2
Thu, Feb 6    9 p.m.    Penn State at No. 3 Michigan State    ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Feb 8    1 p.m.    Nebraska at Northwestern    ESPNU
2 p.m.    No. 10 Michigan at No. 25 Iowa    ESPN
Tue, Feb 11    9 p.m.    Super Tuesday: No. 10 Michigan at No. 8 Ohio State    ESPN
Thu, Feb 13    9 p.m.    Minnesota at Wisconsin    ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Feb 15    1 p.m.    No. 25 Iowa at Penn State    ESPNU
4 p.m.    No. 20 Indiana at Purdue    ESPN or ESPN2
Tue, Feb 18    9 p.m.    Super Tuesday: No. 25 Iowa at No. 20 Indiana    ESPN
Thu, Feb 20    7 p.m.    No. 3 Michigan State at Purdue    ESPN or ESPN2
Penn State at Nebraska    ESPNU
Sat, Feb 22    Noon    Wisconsin at No. 25 Iowa    ESPN or ESPN2
Tue, Feb 25    9 p.m.    Super Tuesday: No. 20 Indiana at Wisconsin    ESPN
Thu, Feb 27    7 p.m.    No. 8 Ohio State at Penn State    ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Mar 1    2 p.m.    Illinois at No. 3 Michigan State    ESPN or ESPN2
5 p.m.    Northwestern at Nebraska    ESPNU
Tue, Mar 4    7 p.m.    Super Tuesday: No. 10 Michigan at Illinois    ESPN
Thu, Mar 6    7 p.m.    Penn State at Northwestern    ESPNU
9 p.m.    No. 25 Iowa at No. 3 Michigan State    ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Mar 8    6 p.m.    No. 20 Indiana at No. 10 Michigan    ESPN

 
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