Student U is the leading production branch of our Big Ten Olympic Sports coverage, producing over 1,000 live events each year. Big Ten Student U programming consists of student-produced events that stream live on B1G+ with many also rebroadcasted on TV (TV schedule here).

Student U allows Big Ten students interested in a career in sports television an opportunity to get real-world production experience using state-of-the-art equipment. Are you a Big Ten student and interested in joining? Contact the video department at your school's athletic department.

Nearly 500 Big Ten students participate every year. Student U not only provides students an educational look at the television business, but also helps groom the next crop of production and operations professionals. Students are responsible for calling games, as well as operating the cameras and production/transmission equipment.

Also, learn more about The Lisa Byington Award, an annual award presented to the most outstanding graduating female broadcaster in the StudentU program.

Follow the work of Student U on Twitter with @BigTenPlus, the handle for the B1G+ app.