Big Ten Network: The Ultimate College Sports Hub

Big Ten Network: The Ultimate College Sports Hub

As collegiate sports continue to rise in popularity across the country, fans are getting more and more options for watching the teams they love, from the comfort of their own homes. The Big Ten Network was a trailblazer in this regard and beginning in 2006, was one of the first collegiate sports networks widely available.

Almost seventeen years later and Big Ten Network has continued to evolve, showing more of the games, recaps and analysis fans want. The network is a joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and FOX and is the first collegiate network to be distributed internationally.

We lay out everything you need to know about the Big Ten Network on DIRECTV, including what programs they show and how to start watching at home right now.

WHAT COLLEGES ARE INCLUDED IN THE BIG Ten NETWORK?

This league is known for its strong athletics and even stronger education, making it one of the most successful and widely watched collegiate conferences in the country. The Big Ten Conference consists of 14 member universities, including:

  • University of Illinois
  • University of Indiana
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Maryland
  • Michigan State University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Nebraska
  • University of Minnesota
  • Northwestern University
  • Ohio State University
  • Penn State University
  • Purdue University
  • Rutgers University
  • University of Wisconsin

According to the league, Big Ten college sports have won a combined total of 450 team and 1,800 individual national championships. That’s certainly not something you want to miss!

WHAT PROGRAMS ARE SHOWN ON THE BIG Ten NETWORK?

The Big Ten Network offers a wide range of programming, from live broadcasts of Big Ten (Big 10) conference football and basketball games to original shows that take a behind-the-scenes look at the lives and challenges of athletes and coaches. Fans can also tune in for analysis and commentary from experts on everything from recruiting methods to game strategy and beyond.

So, if you’re looking for the best place to keep up with your favorite teams, look no further. Among the Big Ten Network’s vast programming include:

  • 40+ football games
  • 200+ basketball games (men’s and women’s)
  • 22 Big Ten Basketball Tournament games
  • 100+ Olympic sporting events
  • Many championship events

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING ON THE BIG Ten Network

As mentioned above, Big Ten Network has more than just the games you want to watch; they also have the commentary and analysis you need to complete your collegiate sports experience.

Some of the studio and original programming from the network include:

  • B1G Today
  • The B1G Show
  • B1G Tailgate
  • The Final Drive
  • The Journey
  • The B1G Story
  • The B1G Moment

PROMOTING WOMEN’S SPORTS

One of the coolest parts about the Big Ten Network is their commitment to lifting up women’s sports and promoting equality in sport. The network reports that across both televised and streamed events, more than one-half (54%) of the programming features women’s athletics.

So not only can you watch your favorite teams compete on the B1G Network, but you can also feel good about supporting a network that values inclusivity and diversity in athletics.

HOW CAN I START WATCHING THE BIG Ten NETWORK AT HOME?

There are several ways to catch all the action on the Big Ten Network. And with the start of football season approaching, now’s the time to figure out your preferred way of watching. So, whether you’re looking to watch at home, on the go, or somewhere in between, you can get access to Big Ten sports.

WATCH BIG Ten NETWORK ON TV

One of the most popular ways to watch the Big Ten Network is through your TV provider. For example, with world-class lead in sports programming, DIRECTV, Big Ten Network is included in three out of the four packages available, for no additional cost to you. Just tune in to channel 610 to start watching the games you want today.

In addition to watching live streams and broadcasting, DIRECTV allows customers to watch a variety of shows and broadcasts from previous seasons and weeks. Plus, you can use your DIRECTV DVR to record any of the games, recaps or commentaries important to you.

WATCH BIG Ten NETWORK ON THE GO

And now you can take Big Ten Network wherever you go! There are a few different ways to watch. First is through DIRECTV’s app. You can get access to your live programming or stream previous content right from your phone.

FULL TV SCHEDULE ON BIG Ten Network

Network For more information on the complete daily TV schedule for the Big Ten Network, check out the official channel guide here.

WATCH BTN ON DIRECTV TODAY

From its founding in Chicago in 1896 to today, the Big Ten Conference has become one of the most successful – and most watched – conferences of the NCAA. And with DIRECTV, you get the Big Ten Network and much more. Our CHOICE Package is made for sports lovers and includes BTN plus dozens of additional national and local sports channels.

Switch to DIRECTV today and get the best sports coverage tomorrow – and every day after that.

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