New Season of The Journey Starts Sunday on the Big Ten Network
Jan. 8, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana sophomore guard Jordan Hulls will be one of several players among the league featured on the new season of The Journey on the Big Ten Network. The fourth season opens on Sunday, Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. ET following the Hoosiers' game at Northwestern.
he popular, documentary-style program takes viewers deep inside Big Ten basketball programs, spending consecutive days with different Big Ten teams on a rotating basis during the 10-week march toward the Big Ten Tournament. The program was named the 2010 co-winner of the best sports show/series by CableFAX magazine, along with ESPN's 30 for 30. New in 2011, fans of the show are invited to experience the Journey on Twitter (@BTNJourney) to get daily updates and bonus content from show producers and editors.
The Big Ten Network's Sunday night will also feature Big Ten Basketball and Beyond at 9:30 p.m. ET, with hosts Dave Revisne, Jim Jackson and The Sporting News' national columnist Mike DeCourcy. The trio will review the week's top headlines, preview the week's top games and look at how the national storylines might affect the Big Ten. Following Big Ten Basketball and Beyond, Big Ten Icons, presented by Discover and hosted by Hall of Fame sportscaster Keith Jackson, continues its countdown to number one. The 20-episode series is coming down the home stretch, with Icons nine through one still to be profiled.
Beginning Jan. 16, the three shows settle into their regular time periods, with The Journey at 8 p.m. ET, Beyond at 8:30 and Big Ten Icons at 9 p.m. ET.
With 111 men's basketball games, including 64 conference matchups, the Big Ten Network will air more Big Ten basketball games than any other network this season. In addition to the Sunday night lineup, the Big Ten Network will have men's basketball telecasts on Tuesdays, Super Wednesday doubleheaders, Thursdays and Saturdays. The network also will feature women's basketball doubleheaders on Thursdays, and additional women's basketball game telecasts on Sundays.
About the Big Ten Network: The Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live events, and nearly all of them in HD, the 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 network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising more Olympic sporting events and women's sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation's finest universities. Each year, the network offers between 35 and 40 football games, 105 regular season men's basketball games; 55 women's basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches' shows; and classic games. Available to all cable and satellite providers nationwide and in Canada, the network currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Omaha), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com.
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