On Thursday morning the Big Ten Conference and the Big Ten Network announced their TV and BTN.com schedules for the 2013 baseball season. The Huskers are slated to make four nationally-televised appearances on BTN, with another nine games streamed live on BTN.com (subscription required).
Four of the BTN.com streams will also be shown live across the state of Nebraska on NET.
Overall, all 21 Husker home games will be either on TV or streamed on the internet, as HuskersNSide will stream 14 games that weren't picked up by BTN or BTN.com.
Every Big Ten Conference series opener will be shown on either BTN or NET/BTN.com, while Nebraska's game with preseason No. 1 Arkansas at Hawks Field on April 16 at 6:35 p.m. will also be shown nationally on the BTN. The Huskers' April 9 meeting with Creighton at Hawks Field is also scheduled to be shown on NET/BTN.com.
Nebraska's first road appearance on BTN will come on Friday, April 19, when the Huskers pay a visit to defending Big Ten champion Purdue. Games two and three of the weekend series will each be streamed on BTN.com.
Also on the road, Nebraska's entire three-game series at Minnesota is scheduled to be streamed on BTN.com. The trip to Minnesota is the NU's final regular-season road trip of the season.
BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever, with over 220 events airing on BTN, BTN2Go and BTN.com for the 2013 season. BTN will air at least 84 conference matchups, including the entire Big Ten Baseball Tournament, which will take place at Target Field in Minneapolis.
Highlights and coverage of Big Ten baseball and softball will be featured on the Diamond Report, which airs Sunday nights during the season beginning in April. Hosts Rick Pizzo, Mike Hall and various analysts will discuss Big Ten matchups and breakout performances from the weekend's games.