Big Ten Network Enhances Mens Soccer Coverage


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When the Big Ten Network airs the Wisconsin mens soccer teams final home game against Indiana on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. at the McClimon Soccer Complex, it will be holding true to its intention of airing over 400 live events during the 2007-2008 college sports season, highlighting at least 170 NCAA-sponsored sports, including mens soccer.

On Aug. 31, the Big Ten Network aired the first Big Ten mens soccer game live in Columbus, Ohio, where Ohio State defeated West Virginia 1-0. Since then, the network has provided live coverage for nine of the Big Ten mens soccer matches, two of which were Wisconsin games.

The Big Ten Network will soon cover a third Wisconsin game on Nov. 4 at 1 p.m. when the Badgers play Indiana at the McClimon Soccer Complex.

The first time UW competed with the cameras rolling was Sept. 30 in Madison against Michigan State. Overall, the experience was a positive one for the Badgers.

The production and quality of the programming is first-class, head coach Jeff Rohrman stated. It is great for Big Ten teams to get exposure nationally.

The next weekend, the Wisconsin game against Northwestern at Lakeside Field in Evanston, Ill., was aired live as well.

The televised coverage of these events not only introduces the mens soccer team to the wider world of college sports, but offers fans the opportunity to experience more Wisconsin action first hand, and facilitates following the Badgers more closely throughout the duration of the season.

If you are not sure if you receive the Big Ten Network and wish to follow an array of Big Ten sports this winter and spring, enter your zip code on the Big Ten Networks main page ( www.bigtennetwork.com ) to find a provider in your area.

The Big Ten Network will conclude its 2007 mens soccer regular season coverage at the McClimon Soccer Complex this Sunday, Nov. 4 when the Badgers take on the Hoosiers. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

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