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Big Ten Network presents its coverage of 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships on BTN and B1G+

by Pat Kenny/Big Ten Network,

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CHICAGO, Ill. – The 2023 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, featuring four of the top 10 teams in the country, begins next Friday on the Big Ten Network with comprehensive coverage of college wrestling’s premier conference event.

From 10 a.m. ET to 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, March 4, BTN will broadcast the opening session on television with whip-around coverage and quad box views. On B1G+, individual mat cameras, as well as the quad box, will allow viewers to customize their experience. For session two on Saturday night, coverage of the wrestleback matches begins at 5:30 p.m. ET and will be streamed exclusively on B1G+. Television coverage resumes for Saturday night’s semifinals from 7:30 p.m. ET through 9:30 p.m. ET.

On Sunday, March 5, competition begins at 1 p.m. ET on B1G+ with individual mat cameras for the consolation semifinals. At 4:30 p.m. ET, television coverage resumes as Big Ten champions are crowned, while third and fifth-place bouts will be streamed on B1G+.

Big Ten Network veterans Shane Sparks, Jim Gibbons and Tim Johnson will anchor the weekend broadcasts.

On Saturday and Sunday, the B1G Wrestling Instagram page and Big Ten Network YouTube wrestling page will be updated with highlights, full matches and custom content. For details and subscription information regarding B1G+ coverage, please visit

In preparation for the Big Ten Wrestling Championships, a special edition of Wrestling in 60, highlighting a selection of top matches from the regular season, will air Monday night (2/27) at 7:30 p.m. ET. On Monday, March 6, new episodes of B1G Wrestling and Beyond (7 p.m. ET) and B1G Wrestling in 60 at (7:30 p.m. ET) will recap all the wrestling championships action.

Big Ten Wrestling Championships Schedule

Day/Date/Session Coverage/Platform/Time (ET)

Saturday March 4 Session 1 BTN 10 a.m.

Saturday March 4 Session 1 B1G+ 10 a.m.

Saturday March 4 Session 2 – Wrestlebacks B1G+ 5:30 p.m.

Saturday March 4 Semifinals BTN 7:30 p.m.

Sunday March 5 Session 3 – Consolation Semis B1G+ 1 p.m. ET

Sunday March 5 Championships – Session 4 BTN 4:30 p.m.

Sunday March 5 Session 4 – 3rd and 5th place B1G+ 4:30 p.m.

About The Big Ten Network

A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 2,200 live events across all platforms, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The Fox Sports App is the digital extension of the Big Ten Network, delivering live games and on-demand programming to Big Ten Network customers via the web, smartphones, and tablets. Network events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games, dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events, studio shows and classic games. With over 1,700 events annually, B1G+ is the subscription streaming service for thousands of live non-televised games, next day on-demand archives, 14 school channels programmed 24 hours a day and access to Big Ten Network's library of previous season classics and original programming. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments from some of the nation’s finest universities, including the Emmy-nominated The Journey. The network is carried by all the major video distributors across the United States and Canada, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon Fios, Spectrum, Xfinity, Optimum, Cox Contour TV, Mediacom, Astound Broadband and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. Big Ten Network is also available through the majority of streaming providers, including DIRECTV Stream, FuboTV, Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, Vidgo and YouTube TV. For additional information, please visit