BTN announces on-air talent for 2013 season

CHICAGO – BTN today revealed its game broadcast teams and studio talent for the 2013 football season. The network’s football schedule will feature 47 games, extensive pre-game, halftime and post-game coverage on Saturdays and football-themed studio shows every weeknight.

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For the seventh straight year, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will anchor the network’s game-day studio coverage on Big Ten Football Saturday, and will contribute to additional studio shows during the week.

This year’s primary broadcast teams for BTN’s football telecasts include Matt Devlin (play-by-play) and Glen Mason (analyst); Kevin Kugler (play-by-play) and Chuck Long (analyst); and Eric Collins (play-by-play) and Derek Rackley (analyst). Mason, Long and Rackley will also make frequent studio appearances.

Among the new analysts and announcers joining the roster this season are Eric Crouch (analyst), Chris Denari (play-by-play), Jim Miller (studio analyst), Paul Burmeister (play-by-play), and Marcus Ray (studio analyst). They will join returning analysts Brandon Williams, Antwaan Randle El, Jon Jansen, Danan Hughes and J Leman.

Crouch is the 2001 Heisman Trophy winner from Nebraska. Denari currently does play-by-play for the Indiana Pacers and Indiana Fever. Miller, Michigan State alum and former NFL quarterback, is a regular contributor for NFL Network on Sirius/XM Radio. Burmeister, former Iowa quarterback, is currently a studio host and reporter for the NFL Network. Ray is a former Michigan defensive back and member of the 1997 National Championship team.

About BTN: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 800 events, all in HD, the 24/7 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. BTN2Go is the 24/7 simulcast of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming via the internet, smartphones and tablets to customers of participating video providers. Events include football, men’s and women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. The network televises and streams 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. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is in more than 52 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, Rogers Cable, Shaw and Shaw Direct (Canada) and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to www.BTN.com.

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jeffrey l, white on 7/17/2013 @ 1:44pm EDT Said:

Nile crew, looking forward to the season

J.C. on 7/17/2013 @ 2:00pm EDT Said:

Glad Revsine, DiNardo, and Griffith (and only those three) stay intact, as they have good chemistry.

Informative and entertaining, I enjoy the pregame/post game shows, as they’re my sole source of highlights and information (turned off Mickey Mouse’s propaganda years ago).

Paul Heath on 7/17/2013 @ 4:09pm EDT Said:

Glad to see the studio crew remain intact. Look forward to hearing Kugler again, he is top
shelf.

fred willson on 7/17/2013 @ 4:11pm EDT Said:

Thank god for btn. They have thier drawbacks but if it wasnt for them we wouldnt hear anything about the bigten. Stopped watching E-Sec-PN since thats all they talk about anymore

Douglas Mack on 7/17/2013 @ 7:17pm EDT Said:

Eric Collins best around

Thomas Wenndt on 7/17/2013 @ 10:52pm EDT Said:

Hayden Fry would be proud of all the ex-Hawkeye players on this list. Chuck Long, Paul Burmeister and Danan Hughes all roamed the sidelines in Iowa’s Fry years.

Mike G on 7/19/2013 @ 8:51am EDT Said:

I predict that Eric Crouch will be a studio analyst for a major sports network within 5 years.

ryan eaton on 7/20/2013 @ 10:44am EDT Said:

glad you brought kevin back. he is the best there is. GO HOOSIERS

Tom N on 7/20/2013 @ 4:32pm EDT Said:

Great job of getting former players involved. Brandon Williams will be very good.

Jonathan Ashbeck on 8/31/2013 @ 7:53pm EDT Said:

Is Wayne Larrivee still calling games and Brian Anderson is also calling football games?

Tim on 9/7/2013 @ 8:53pm EDT Said:

When exciting action is happening on the field, The announcers for the Nebraska games are talking too much about something else. They should interrupt themselves,
So shut up Crouch and friends. Tim

jerry on 8/13/2014 @ 3:57pm EDT Said:

marcuc ray is one of the best comentators very knowlegble