BTN announces major coverage of 2021 B1G Wrestling Championships
Big Ten Network is the channel for wrestling fans this weekend.
Tuesday, the network announced that it will be airing nearly 10 hours of coverage for this weekend’s B1G Wrestling Championships. It’s the most wrestling coverage BTN has aired in its decade-long history.
A live broadcast will be available on Saturday, March 6 beginning at 10 a.m. ET. From Big Ten Network:
As a result of schedule adjustments creating additional telecast windows, the Big Ten Network will broadcast live on Saturday of the championships for the first time ever. On Saturday, March 6, from 10 a.m. ET to 2 p.m. ET, BTN will provide whip-around coverage highlighting the best matchups of session 1 with limited commercial interruptions. On Big Ten Network+, individual mat cameras will be also available to provide a comprehensive look at the opening session. On Saturday night from 7:30 p.m. ET to 10 p.m. ET, a double-box presentation will be available on television for the session 2 semifinals while consolation mats will once again be streamed live on Big Ten Network+.
On Sunday, March 7, competition kicks off with individual mat cameras for session 3 on Big Ten Network+ at noon ET, ahead of the main event. From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, BTN will deliver three hours of the most exciting wrestling in the country as champions are crowned in session 4.
BTN’s broadcast team for this year’s championships will be Shane Sparks, Jim Gibbons and Tim Johnson, with a guest appearance from Bo Nickal and on-site reporting from Ray Flores. Most of the coverage will be coming from BTN’s Chicago Studio.
You can find BTN’s complete broadcast schedule here.