The Big Ten Conference announced television networks and tip times for a whole host of games during the 2019-20 season on Thursday afternoon. The Wisconsin Badgers men’s basketball team will have every single one of their conference games airing on national TV for the season, while the women’s team has two games featured on Big Ten Network and two additional conference games that will be on TV but haven’t had a network assigned yet.
The first Badgers regular season game on TV will be the non-conference matchup against St. Mary’s in South Dakota, but that game hasn’t been assigned a network yet. Wisconsin faces off against Eastern Illinois on BTN+ on Friday, Nov. 8th at 7 p.m. CT for your first announced chance to see the Badgers play.
Marquette comes to the Kohl Center on Sunday, Nov. 17th at noon on FS1 for the Badgers first marquee non-conference battle. December 7th is when the Badgers open up conference play with a matchup against Indiana on BTN (time TBD). Big non-conference games against NC State, Tennessee and both games of the Legends Classic have not had their TV information announced yet.
Notable @BadgerMBB TV games:— Bucky's 5th Quarter (@B5Q) September 5, 2019
Sun. 11/17 vs. Marq., FS1, noon
Sat. 12/7 vs. IU, BTN, TBD
Tues. 1/14 vs. Maryland, ESPN/2, 8 pm
Fri. 1/17 @ MSU, FS1, 6 pm
Sat. 2/1 vs. MSU, FOX, noon
Sun. 2/9 vs. OSU, CBS noon
Thurs. 2/27 @ Mich., ESPN/2 6 pm
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The women’s team’s first televised game is a home matchup versus Penn State on Jan. 4th at 3 p.m. on BTN. They also do battle with Nebraska on Jan. 25th at 11 a.m. on BTN and then they’ll play Northwestern on Feb. 22nd and Rutgers on Feb. 27th with both of those games not having a TV channel yet. Here is the full B1G TV schedule.
The men’s season really kicks off with the annual Red/White Scrimmage at the Kohl Center on Sunday Oct. 13th at noon, which will be the public’s first chance to see the Badgers post-Ethan Happ lineup. They then have an exhibition game against UW-La Crosse on Friday, Nov. 1st on BTN+ at 7 p.m.
We will have much more on the basketball season as we get closer to tip-off.