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CBS and ESPN Announce 2015-16 Men’s Big Ten Conference Basketball Television Schedules

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CBS and ESPN have released their respective upcoming 2015-16 Big Ten men's basketball television schedules.

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CBS and ESPN have officially announced its 2015-16 men's basketball television schedule for the Big Ten and there should once again be a great number of games receiving massive national exposure. Many are projecting the conference to be extremely strong next season and as such, there should be plenty of coverage and great games televised on the network.

Before jumping into the schedule itself, there is of course, one major thing that is interesting to look at for the conference and that's each team's appearances on CBS and ESPN. Many of the games that do not appear here will be broadcast on BTN - that schedule was released earlier this week - which should give a feel for how the teams are perceived heading into the upcoming season. Here is how the teams appear.

2015-16 Big Ten Conference Appearances On CBS or ESPN:

  • 13 - Indiana, Maryland
  • 12 - Michigan State
  • 10 - Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin
  • 8 - Purdue
  • 7 - Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Penn State
  • 6 - Northwestern, Rutgers
  • 2 - Minnesota
With that in mind, here's a look at CBS and ESPN's television coverage for the upcoming 2015-16 season. It should be an exciting conference season with plenty of great matchups.

CBS and ESPN 2015-16 Men's Basketball Television Schedule: (All Times Eastern)

  • DECEMBER 30
    • Indiana at Rutgers 1 p.m. ESPN2
    • Michigan at Illinois 3 p.m. ESPN2
    • Northwestern at Nebraska 4 p.m. ESPNU
    • Penn State at Maryland 5 p.m. ESPN2
  • JANUARY 2
    • Michigan State at Minnesota 3 p.m. ESPN2
  • JANUARY 5
    • Wisconsin at Indiana 7 p.m. ESPN
  • JANUARY 7
    • Illinois at Michigan State 7 or 9 p.m. ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
    • Michigan at Purdue 7 or 9 p.m. ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
  • JANUARY 9
    • Maryland at Wisconsin Noon or 1 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
    • Nebraska at Rutgers 5 p.m. ESPNU
  • JANUARY 10
    • Ohio State at Indiana 1:30 or 4:30 p.m. CBS Sports
  • JANUARY 12
    • Maryland at Michigan 9 p.m. ESPN
  • JANUARY 14
    • Iowa at Michigan State 7 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
  • JANUARY 16
    • Ohio State at Maryland Noon ESPN or ESPN2
    • Penn State at Northwestern 8:30 p.m. ESPNU
  • JANUARY 17
    • Michigan State at Wisconsin 1:30 or 4:30 p.m. CBS Sports
  • JANUARY 19
    • Illinois at Indiana 7 p.m. ESPN
  • JANUARY 21
    • Iowa at Rutgers 7 p.m. ESPNU
    • Ohio State at Purdue 9 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
  • JANUARY 23
    • Northwestern at Indiana Noon ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
    • Michigan at Nebraska 2 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
    • Maryland at Michigan State TBD ESPN or ESPN2
  • JANUARY 26
    • Indiana at Wisconsin 7 p.m. ESPN
  • JANUARY 28
    • Iowa at Maryland 7 p.m. ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU
    • Michigan State at Northwestern 9 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
  • JANUARY 31
    • Maryland at Ohio State 1 p.m. CBS Sports
  • FEBRUARY 2
    • Indiana at Michigan 9 p.m. ESPN
  • FEBRUARY 3
    • Penn State at Iowa 7 p.m. ESPNU
  • FEBRUARY 4
    • Ohio State at Wisconsin 7 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
  • FEBRUARY 6
    • Michigan State at Michigan 2 p.m. CBS Sports
    • Rutgers at Nebraska 2 p.m. ESPNU
    • Purdue at Maryland 4 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
  • FEBRUARY 9
    • Michigan State at Purdue 7 p.m. ESPN
  • FEBRUARY 11
    • Iowa at Indiana 9 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
  • FEBRUARY 13
    • Purdue at Michigan 2 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
    • Penn State at Nebraska 6 p.m. ESPNU
    • Wisconsin at Maryland 6 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
  • FEBRUARY 14
    • Indiana at Michigan State 1 p.m. CBS Sports
  • FEBRUARY 16
    • Michigan at Ohio State 7 p.m. ESPN
  • FEBRUARY 18
    • Wisconsin at Michigan State 9 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
  • FEBRUARY 20
    • Penn State at Rutgers 1 p.m. ESPNU
    • Purdue at Indiana 7 or 9 p.m. ESPN
  • FEBRUARY 21
    • Illinois at Wisconsin TBD
    • Michigan at Maryland TBD *CBS Sports Wildcard Selection
  • FEBRUARY 20 or 21
    • Ohio State at Nebraska TBD *CBS Sports Wildcard Selection
  • FEBRUARY 23
    • Michigan State at Ohio State 9 p.m. ESPN
  • FEBRUARY 25
    • Nebraska at Penn State 7 p.m. ESPNU
    • Indiana at Illinois 9 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
  • FEBRUARY 27
    • Rutgers at Northwestern 2 p.m. ESPNU
    • Maryland at Purdue 4 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
  • FEBRUARY 28
    • Michigan at Wisconsin TBD
    • Minnesota at Illinois TBD *CBS Sports Wildcard Selection
  • FEBRUARY 27 or 28
    • Iowa at Ohio State TBD *CBS Sports Wildcard Selection
  • MARCH 1
    • Indiana at Iowa 9 p.m. ESPN
  • MARCH 3
    • Illinois at Maryland 7 p.m. ESPN or ESPN2
    • Northwestern at Penn State 9 p.m. ESPNU
  • MARCH 5 or 6
    • Maryland at Indiana TBD
    • Ohio State at Michigan State TBD
    • Wisconsin at Purdue TBD *CBS Sports Wildcard Selection
  • MARCH 9
  • MARCH 10
    • Big Ten Tournament Game #5 6:30 p.m. ESPN2
    • Big Ten Tournament Game #6 9 p.m. ESPN2
  • MARCH 11
    • Big Ten Tournament Game #7 Noon ESPN
    • Big Ten Tournament Game #8 2:30 p.m. ESPN
  • MARCH 12
    • Big Ten Tournament Semifinal #1 1 p.m. CBS Sports
    • Big Ten Tournament Semifinal #2 3:30 p.m. CBS Sports
  • MARCH 13
    • Big Ten Tournament Championship 3 p.m. CBS Sports
All dates and times subject to change.