January 24, 2011

Ohio St. Women on Big Ten Network

from press release

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State women's lacrosse team is scheduled to appear at least twice on the Big Ten Network this season, announced recently by the national network. The Buckeyes will travel to University College, Pa., and face Penn State April 17 before welcoming Johns Hopkins to Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium April 30.

The contest vs. the Nittany Lions is set for 1 p.m. Sunday, April 17 and will be shown on same-day delay beginning at 4 p.m. The Blue Jays and Buckeyes will compete live on Big Ten Network at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Television talent for both games is to be determined.

"It is a honor and a privilege to have two games broadcasted on the Big Ten Network for the 2011 season," Alexis Venechanos, the Buckeyes' first-year head coach, said. "The Big Ten Network continues to grow and reaches many households across the nation, which is fantastic exposure for the sport and the Ohio State women's lacrosse program."

The Buckeyes appeared on BTN three times last season, the first year lacrosse appeared on the network. They also were featured nationally on ESPNU in a road game at Johns Hopkins.

Headquartered in Chicago, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed television network dedicated to covering one of America's premier collegiate conferences. With more than 350 live sports events, and virtually all of them in high definition, the Big Ten Network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country. The network is on the air 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. BTN is available to an estimated 75 million households, through agreements with more than 300 cable, satellite and telco affiliates in all 50 states and Canada.

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