New network to launch Aug. 30, dive into games
CHICAGO -- The Big Ten Network will launch Aug. 30 with a highlight show and follow two days later with its first football games.
The network will go on the air at 8 p.m. ET on a Thursday. On Saturday, there will be regional coverage of Appalachian State-Michigan, Youngstown State-Ohio State, Florida International-Penn State and Northeastern-Northwestern.
The conference Monday also announced distribution commitments
for more than 75 local cable systems serving viewers in the eight
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