Sept. 27, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Big Ten announced its 2013 conference women's basketball television schedule Thursday, revealing an exciting broadcast lineup for Purdue.
The Boilermakers, tabbed No. 17 in Lindy's preseason rankings will be featured on CBS Sports on Jan. 5 at Nebraska. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. ET in Lincoln. Purdue also has four games on ESPN2: at Michigan State, at Penn State, Iowa at home and at Minnesota as well as seven regular-season contests on the Big Ten Network, with the possibility of the final two home games also being picked up by the network.
Purdue is appearing on CBS for the first time since playing host to UConn on Jan. 6, 2008. Purdue will be traveling to Lincoln, Neb., for the first time in school history. The Boilermakers had never gone up against Nebraska until meeting twice last season and both matchups became instant classics. In the first contest, it took three overtime periods for the 16th-ranked Huskers to defeat the 15th-ranked Boilermakers 93-89 in Mackey Arena. Purdue avenged the loss in the championship game of the Big Ten Tournament, defeating Nebraska 74-70 in double-overtime to bring home a conference-record eighth Big Ten Tournament title.
Last preseason, Purdue had 11 regular-season games slated to be broadcast on a linear network; two on ESPN2 and nine on BTN. So the 12 games picked for television, one on CBS Sports and four on ESPN2 are all an increase from last year.
All 14 games in Mackey Arena will be broadcast in some format, either on television on BTN or ESPN2 or available on a live video web stream on BTN.com or purduesports.com. The complete schedule with game times and broadcast information is available here.
For the sixth straight year, every game of the Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 7 to 10 at Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill., will be televised live to a national audience. The first 10 games of the tournament will appear on BTN, while the championship game will be broadcast by ESPN2. In total, 58 conference or Big Ten Tournament contests are slated for live broadcast coverage this season.
Season tickets for the 2012-13 women's basketball season are currently on sale through the Purdue Athletic Ticket Office. Located on the concourse level on the east side of Mackey Arena, the Athletic Ticket Office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday (except holidays). Tickets may also be purchased over the phone at (800) 49-SPORT or online at purduesports.com.