Michigan-Indiana to Clash on Big Ten Network at Noon on March 31 in CWPA Western Division Action
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan water polo team will host Indiana University on a national stage when both teams meet in Collegiate Water Polo Association (CWPA) Western Division play on the Big Ten Network. The match-up will air live on Saturday, March 31, at noon from Michigan's Canham Natatorium.
This will be the third consecutive season that both teams meet on BTN. Last season, the network aired two Michigan match-ups -- when the Wolverines faced nationally ranked UCLA during the 2011 Michigan Kickoff and when U-M topped IU, 9-8, on March 26. The Wolverines' 6-4 win over the Hoosiers in 2010 was also on the conference's network, giving U-M a 2-1 overall record in televised games.
"The nice thing is that we have become a regular on the BTN. This is our fourth game on the network and our third against IU," said Michigan water polo head coach Matt Anderson.
"Viewers around the nation expect it, and we are glad to continue the relationship. With the new Big Ten/PAC-12 TV collaboration, we should be able to see more televised games due to the PAC-12's top four teams in the country."
"We are very excited to continue the relationship between water polo and the BTN," said Indiana head coach Barry King. "It should be a great match between two very young and aggressive teams."
Michigan and Indiana are the only Big Ten Conference member schools to compete in varsity water polo.
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The game continues a series of nationally televised CWPA games following on the heels of the Princeton University-Santa Clara University game on ESPN in the fall.