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Big Ten Network announces TV schedule for conference basketball season

The Fighting Illini will have 14 games on BTN this Winter.

Big Ten Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Big Ten Network has announced their 2017 conference basketball television lineup, and the Fighting Illini will be featured 14 times this Winter. Although that'a a little bit more than I was expecting, it's at least in line with what we've seen in recent seasons. The remaining 4 games (at Maryland, at Indiana, Maryland, at Rutgers) will presumably be picked up by either ESPN or CBS.

You can click here to see the entire BTN release, but for now here’s a look at when Illinois will be featured.

1/1/17 - Illinois vs. Ohio State
1/11/17 - Illinois vs. Maryland
1/17/17 - Illinois @ Purdue
1/21/17 - Illinois @ Michigan
1/25/17 - Illinois vs. Iowa
1/28/17 - Illinois @ Penn State
1/31/17 - Illinois vs. Wisconsin
2/4/17 - Minnesota @ Illinois
2/7/17 - Illinois @ Northwestern
2/11/17 - Illinois vs. Penn State
2/18/17 - Illinois @ Iowa
2/21/17 - Illinois vs. Northwestern
2/26/17 - Illinois @ Nebraska
3/1/17 - Illinois vs. Michigan State