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ESPN announces Big Ten schedule, UW could appear seven times

091202MBB-0215-Ryan.jpgESPN and the Big Ten Conference announced their 2010-11 men's college basketball schedule for coverage on ESPN and ESPN2.

This season, ESPN3.com will simulcast every ESPN and ESPN2 telecast. Conference action will tip off Tuesday, Dec. 28 with Minnesota at Wisconsin at 6 p.m. (CT) on ESPN2.

On average, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise three Big Ten games a week, highlighted by a telecast every Tuesday as part of the popular weekly Super Tuesday Presented by KFC doubleheader that includes games from the Big Ten and SEC. Super Tuesday begins Jan. 11 with Wisconsin at Michigan State.

ESPN or ESPN2 will also televise a Big Ten game every Thursday, beginning Jan. 6 with Northwestern at Illinois, and at least one game every weekend from Jan. 22 to March 5.

Overall, the networks will combine to televise 29 conference games, with Wisconsin appearing in as many as seven of those. The ESPN networks will also carry an extensive schedule of non-conference action.

In March, ESPN and ESPN2 will combine to televise four games of the Big Ten Conference Championship.

Wisconsin's appearances on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com (All times Central, Schedule subject to change)
Dec. 28  -  6 p.m.  -  Minnesota at Wisconsin  -  ESPN2
Jan. 11  -  6 p.m.  -  Wisconsin at Michigan State  -  ESPN
Jan. 20  -  8 p.m.  -  Indiana at Wisconsin  -  ESPN or ESPN2
Feb. 1   -  6 p.m.   -  Purdue at Wisconsin  -  ESPN
Feb. 12  -  1 p.m.  -  Ohio State at Wisconsin  -  ESPN or ESPN2
March 3  -  8 p.m.  -  Wildcard Selection (Minn. at NW or Wisc. at Ind.)  -  ESPN or ESPN2
March 5  -  3 p.m.  -  Wildcard Selection (Wisc. at OSU, Ind. at Ill. or Pur at Iowa)  -  ESPN

Complete ESPN Big Ten schedule