CHICAGO — The Big Ten announced its television schedule on Monday that includes a record-setting 55 matches between Big Ten Network, ESPN2, ESPNU and FS1.
Nebraska will play in 12 of those matches, two during the nonconference and 10 during league play. Nebraska also announced that six additional matches will be televised.
The Huskers will make their 2022 television debut on Sept. 3 when they host Ole Miss — coached by former Husker Kayla Banwarth — for a BTN match. The conference network will also televise Nebraska’s home match against Stanford on Sept. 13. Both matches are scheduled for 7 p.m. starts.
BTN will also televise Nebraska’s Big Ten matches at Michigan State (Oct. 6, 7 p.m.), against Penn State (Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.), at Purdue (Oct. 19, 7 p.m.), at Illinois (Oct. 22, 7 p.m.), at Wisconsin (Oct. 26, 8 p.m.), against Indiana (Nov. 2, 8 p.m.), at Ohio State (Nov. 13, 3:30 p.m.), against Purdue (Nov. 20, noon), against Wisconsin (Nov. 25, 7 p.m.) and at Minnesota (Nov. 26, 8 p.m.).
Additionally, FS1 will broadcast Nebraska’s clash against Creighton at CHI Health Center Omaha at 5 p.m. on Sept. 7 while ESPNU will televise Nebraska’s nonconference match at Kentucky. Locally, Nebraska Public Media will also show Nebraska’s home matches against Tulsa (Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m.), Ohio State (Sept. 24, 7 p.m.), Northwestern (Oct. 16, TBA) and Iowa (Nov. 11, 7 p.m.).
In total, BTN will broadcast 47 matches, matching the record-setting figure from last season. The ESPN networks will carry six while FS1 has picked up an additional two matches. All contests BTN shows will be available on the Fox Sports App as well, and any matches not televised will be available on B1G+.
The conference also announced a new partnership with Volleyball World that will enhance the promotion and coverage of Big Ten volleyball internationally. As part of the multi-year partnership, 70-plus matches will appear on VolleyballWorld.tv.
“Volleyball World’s emerging platform provides an excellent opportunity to deliver elite-level volleyball content to new and existing fans,” said Michael Calderon, Senior Vice President, Programming and Digital Media at BTN. “Since launching last year, Volleyball World has established itself as the premier destination for the international volleyball community and we are excited for the role Big Ten volleyball can play in the growth of the game.”
Volleyball is one of the fastest-growing sports in North America, and the Big Ten will continue to promote the game both locally and abroad with its 2022 broadcast schedule.
Jacob is in his third year with Hail Varsity covering Husker athletics. He has also written extensively for SB Nation’s Bright Side of the Sun and The Creightonian. His love of basketball can best be described as an obsession and if you need to find him, he’s probably in a gym somewhere watching, coaching or playing hoops.