August 21, 2014

Hockey Badgers on the tube

Fox Sports Wisconsin and its alternate channel, along with the Big Ten

Mark Zengerle

Network, NBC Sports Network and Fox College Sports will combine to broadcast 23 Wisconsin Badger men’s hockey games live for the upcoming 2012-13 season. 

Thirteen Wisconsin home games will also air tape-delayed on Wisconsin Channel.

FS Wisconsin and its alternate channel will carry 15 Badger hockey games this season, the most it has shown since the 2006-07 season.  Nine of those will air on FS Wisconsin, while the remaining six will be shown on FS Wisconsin plus, an alternate FS Wisconsin station.

The UW television schedule on FS Wisconsin starts with the Friday, Nov. 2 game against Colorado College at the Kohl Center.  That night, Wisconsin will dedicate the ice at the Kohl Center to “Badger Bob” Johnson.

It total, all but three of UW’s 19 regular-season home games will air live on television.

Six Badger road games, in addition to the Hockey City Classic at Soldier Field in Chicago, will also air live.

The Badgers will open exhibition play on Saturday night at 8pm against the U.S. Under-18 team at the Kohl Center.