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Big Ten Announces Television Schedule for 2018-19 Hockey Season
At least 55 games to be televised featuring all seven Big Ten hockey programsROSEMONT, Ill. – The 2018-19 Big Ten hockey regular season will feature an extensive slate of television coverage, with at least 55 total games. The lineup is highlighted by a package of 23 national broadcasts to be carried on BTN, two broadcasts on ESPNU and the first college hockey game on FS1. An additional 29 games will be carried on FOX Sports Regional Networks. Broadcasts of additional games, including the 2019 Big Ten Tournament, will be announced in the coming weeks.

BTN will broadcast 23 games, with the first taking place on Friday, Dec. 7, when Michigan plays host to Minnesota. Highlighting the BTN regular season schedule will be the Super Saturday – College Hoops & Hockey doubleheader on Jan. 26, when Michigan and Penn State will meet at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Illinois’ men’s basketball team will face off against Maryland at noon, followed by the Wolverines vs. Nittany Lions hockey matchup at 7 p.m. ET. Every televised game on BTN can be streamed nation-wide via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go, BTN’s digital extension.
ESPNU will televise an additional pair of regular season contests beginning on Friday, Jan. 4, when Minnesota hosts Penn State. Faceoff for that game is scheduled for 9 p.m. ESPNU will conclude its regular season slate of Big Ten games on Friday, Jan. 18, when Wisconsin hosts Notre Dame at 9 p.m. Both games televised on ESPNU will also be available to stream on the ESPN App. Once again this season, ESPN will be the home of the NCAA Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship.
FS1 televises its first ever college hockey game on Friday, Feb. 22, as Michigan hosts Ohio State at 6:30 p.m. Games televised on FS1 are also available on the FOX Sports app, which provides live streaming of FOX Sports content through iOS and Android devices.
FOX Sports Regional Networks will broadcast an additional 29 games, with contests appearing on FS Detroit, FS North, FS Wisconsin and SportsTime Ohio. Coverage begins in October and concludes on March 3. All games broadcast by FOX Sports Regional Networks can also be streamed live via the web, smartphones, tablets and connected devices on BTN2Go.
The full schedule of regular season games that will air on BTN, ESPNU, FS1 and FOX Sports Regional Networks can be found in the attachment.
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