Ohio State might be losing a ton of production from last season, but they're bringing in another large, highly touted and very exciting recruiting class, while also playing an intriguing nonconference schedule and a Big Ten slate featuring many of the country's top teams. Not only does that mean valuable experience for a possible NCAA tournament run, it means TV exposure. The Big Ten announced which of their games will be on national broadcasts today, and the Buckeyes will be on plenty of them.
Ohio State will play five Big Ten games on an ESPN network, and two as national broadcasts on CBS. The two CBS games will be their Jan. 10 trip to Indiana, and their Jan. 31 home tilt against Maryland. Ohio State could have three other games slotted to bigger networks, as their Dec. 21 game with Nebraska could be on either CBS or BTN, their Feb. 27 game hosting Iowa could be BTN or CBS, and the season finale against Michigan State could be on either BTN, ESPN, ESPN2 or CBS.
The Buckeyes will be on some big screens before Big Ten play as well. Ohio State will host Virginia on ESPN on Dec. 1 for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge, and will face Kentucky on Dec. 19, also on CBS.
The full Ohio State basketball schedule, complete with the most up to date TV info, can be found here.