Big Ten Network to Produce 15+ Hours of Spring Football Coverage
March 29, 2010
The Big Ten Network will be the home for the best Big Ten spring football coverage anywhere, with studio shows twice each week beginning April 14 and telecasts of six Big Ten spring games. In all, the network will dedicate more than 15 hours to Big Ten spring football coverage.
The network will produce five episodes of Big Ten Tonight: Spring Football Report on Wednesday and Saturday nights from April 14 through April 28. Dave Revsine will host the shows alongside analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith.
“The Big Ten is coming off a strong bowl season and excitement is already building for 2010,” Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman said. “The Big Ten Network will offer fans the first and most in-depth look at their favorite teams.”
DiNardo and Griffith, who have been visiting Big Ten campuses throughout the spring drills, will review spring practices during the first episode of Big Ten Tonight: Spring Football Report.
Five Big Ten spring games will take place Saturday, April 17. The Michigan and Wisconsin games will be streamed live on www.bigtennetwork.com in the afternoon and will air on the linear network at 8 PM ET and 11 PM ET, respectively. In addition, post-game interviews and highlights from the Iowa, Indiana and Purdue intra-squad scrimmages will air at 10 PM ET that night on the Big Ten Tonight: Spring Football Report.
On Wednesday, April 21, the Big Ten Tonight: Spring Football Report will preview the upcoming NFL Draft, and will include interviews with many of the Big Ten’s projected draft picks.
The remaining six Big Ten spring games will kick off on Saturday, April 24. The Big Ten Network will carry Ohio State’s men’s lacrosse game at 11 AM ET and its spring football game live at 1 PM ET. The network will air the telecast of Penn State’s spring game at 5 PM ET. Complete highlights, analysis and post-game reaction from those games as well as from the Minnesota and Northwestern games will be part of the Big Ten Tonight: Spring Football Report at 10 PM ET.
The Big Ten Tonight: Spring Football Report on Wednesday, April 28, wraps up the spring sessions on every campus and looks ahead to the 2010 season.
About the Big Ten Network: The Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live events, and nearly all of them in HD, the network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising more Olympic sporting events and women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. Each year, the network offers between 35 and 40 football games, 105 regular season men’s basketball games; 55 women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches’ shows; and classic games. Available to all cable and satellite providers nationwide and in Canada, the network currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Omaha), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com.