Nov. 20, 2008
CHICAGO – The Big Ten Network will present the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten football awards during Big Ten Tonight: All-Conference Selection Show at 7:30 PM ET Monday, Nov. 24. Dave Revsine will host alongside analysts Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith.
“It’ll be interesting to see how the ballots are cast because you could make a strong case for any number of candidates for some of these awards,” Revsine said. “In particular, I think there is a ton of intrigue in the Coach of the Year battle and it’s going to come down to this weekend.”
The winners of the following awards, selected by the conference coaches and media, will be revealed: Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and Big Ten Freshman of the Year. In addition, the media will choose the winner of the Dave McClain Coach of the Year Award and the coaches will pick the Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year and Defensive Lineman of the Year.
The show will also announce the All-Big Ten teams as selected by both the coaches and the media. Selected award winners will be interviewed during the 30-minute program and for Monday’s edition of Big Ten Tonight.
Additionally, the All-Big Ten volleyball teams will be announced during The Big Ten Women’s Show at 6:30 PM ET Monday, Dec. 1.
About the Big Ten Network:
The Big Ten Network is the first national network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 400 live events, and nearly all of them in HD, the network is the destination for Big Ten fans across the country and allows fans to see their favorite team, regardless of where they live. Operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the Big Ten Network showcases a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televises 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 approximately 35 football games, 105 regular season men’s basketball games, 55 women’s basketball games, dozens of Big Ten Championship events, a nightly studio show, coaches’ shows and classic games. Available to all cable and satellite providers nationwide, the network currently has agreements with AT&T U-Verse, Charter, Comcast, Cox, DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FiOS and 230 cable operators. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com.