Women's Tennis Championship Highlight's BTN's May Schedule

April 22, 2010

CHICAGO – May is the month for spring championships, and the Big Ten Network will televise eight Big Ten events in the sports of baseball, men’s and women’s golf, rowing, men’s and women’s tennis and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field. Each of these events will be produced in high definition.

Broadcast coverage begins at 4 p.m. Iowa time on Sunday, May 9, with the Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament from the campus of the University of Iowa. The UI will stage the championship at the award-winning Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex located west of Finkbine Golf Course near the UI Athletics Hall of Fame and Museum, Grant Field, the Iowa Soccer Complex and the UI’s new sports medicine center.

Click HERE to visit Tournament Central for the 2010 Big Ten Women’s Tennis Tournament.

The Big Ten Men’s Tennis Tournament, hosted by Indiana, will follow at 6 p.m. Iowa time.

At 11 a.m. Iowa time on Sunday, May 16, the Big Ten Network will televise the Big Ten Rowing Championships from East Lansing, Mich.. At 4 p.m. Iowa time, the Big Ten Network will show the Big Ten Women’s Golf Championships, hosted by the Univeristy of Wisconsin.

At 3 p.m. Iowa time on Saturday, May 22, the Network will have coverage of the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track and Field Championships from Indiana University. The Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships, hosted by the University of Minnesota at Windsong Farm Golf Club, will air at 11 a.m. Iowa time on Sunday, May 23.

For the second straight year, the Big Ten Network will televise every game of the Big Ten Baseball Tournament live. The event will take place May 26-29, with a game on May 30 if necessary, from Bill Davis Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Coverage begins with two opening-round games at 11 a.m. Iowa time on Wednesday, May 26.

In the latest polls, the Big Ten has nationally ranked teams in the sports of men’s golf (No. 11 Illinois), women’s golf (No. 8 Purdue, No. 13 Michigan State and No. 19 Ohio State), women’s rowing (No. 8 Michigan State, No. 11 Michigan, No. 14 Wisconsin and No. 15 Ohio State), men’s tennis (No. 4 Ohio State and No. 14 Illinois), women’s tennis (No. 4 Michigan, No. 6 Northwestern, No. 21 Illinois), men’s track and field (No. 20 Minnesota and No. 24 Wisconsin ) and women’s track and field (No. 6 Penn State and No. 23 Illinois).

For more information on these events, go to bigten.org or bigtennetwork.com.