Topics

More

Free Access To BTN+ Now Available To Students

Thanks to a group of Big Ten student sections, including Penn State’s own Legion of Blue, it looks like students can now request free access to Big Ten Network Plus — the conference’s own streaming service.

BTN+ was once accessible to only subscribers, but now, any Big Ten student can apply for a free account.

The temporary subscription lasts for five months. In the fall, the service will determine a permanent solution that grants access for as long as you’re a student at Penn State.

On January 4, Northwestern’s student section, the Northwestern Wildside, formally asked the Big Ten Network to consider offering free BTN+ subscriptions to the conference’s students. The letter suggested that due to COVID-19 and its effect, many students couldn’t attend in-person sporting events, preventing them from properly engaging with their favorite teams.

Nearly a dozen other Big Ten student section organizations signed the letter, including the Legion of Blue, asking this of the Big Ten Network. Two weeks later, the Big Ten Network responded and accepted the terms suggested by the student organizations.

Penn State men’s basketball and the Legion of Blue will travel to take on Iowa on Saturday, January 22. Students can stream the game from BTN+ after creating a free account here.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Keeley Lamm

Keeley is a junior journalism major from Richmond, Virginia, and is Onward State's managing editor. She also talks about awesome stuff on our podcast, Podward State. Keeley is a lover of grilled cheese and Kevin Jonas. If you'd like to share your thoughts on the superior Jonas Brother, feel free to contact her on Twitter @keeleylammm or send your best joke to her email [email protected].

News & Notes From James Franklin’s Lift For Life Media Availability

From discussing the White Out to the wide receiver corps, here’s what we learned from Franklin’s latest press conference.

Penn State Names Corey Phelps Dean Of Smeal College Of Business

Phelps came from leading Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business.

Report: Penn State Hoops To Host Penn On December 29

The matchup is one of several reported or announced games for the Nittany Lions in the 2024-25 season.

113kFollowers
164kFollowers
59.8kFollowers
4,570Subscribers
Other posts by Keeley

Four-Time National Champion Carter Starocci Announces Return To Penn State Wrestling For Final Year

“With one year of eligibility left, I want to end my collegiate career on my terms. Healthy, in style, and in a dominant fashion.”

Bellefonte’s Big Spring Spirits Fashions Local Gift Basket For Luke Combs

Your Spring 2024 Finals Week Playlist