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Northwestern, Illinois To Be Featured On CBS February 5

Northwestern released its 2010-11 Big Ten basketball schedule today and the home game with Illinois on Saturday, February 5 will be featured on CBS-TV at 12 noon CST. It will be the first CBS telecast ever from Welsh-Ryan Arena.

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NU will be featured in at least four conference games on ESPN or ESPN2:

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Northwestern tips off league play with a New Year’s Eve matinee matchup at Purdue that will be televised by ESPN2. It is the lone regular-season meeting between the teams this season.

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Northwestern’s challenging start continues three days later as it heads south to Champaign to square off against Illinois in a contest to be shown on ESPN2.

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The Wildcats and Ohio State square off in their lone regular-season meeting Jan. 29 in a game that is being shown on ESPN2.

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Penn State comes to Evanston Feb. 24 for a game that will be televised by either ESPN or ESPN2. … The Big Ten slate concludes either March 2 or 3 with a showdown against Minnesota at home. The wildcard game would be shown on either ESPN or ESPN 2 if chosen to played March 3.

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The nonconference schedule will be released soon. You can find the entire Northwestern conference schedule here.