BTN Talent

Dave Revsine
A respected and trusted observer of the Big Ten, Dave Revsine brings strong conference ties to his role at BTN. He was born just miles away from the University of Illinois campus, was raised in the northern suburbs of Chicago, grew up following the Big Ten and graduated from Northwestern University. Follow Revsine on Twitter

Gerry DiNardo
Prior to becoming a college football analyst, Gerry DiNardo served as head coach for Indiana University from 2002-2004, Louisiana State University from 1994-1999, where he led the team to three straight bowl appearances from 1995-1997, and Vanderbilt University from 1990-1994, where he was voted head Southeastern Conference (SEC) Coach of the Year in 1991. DiNardo also served as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado from 1982-1990. Follow DiNardo on Twitter

Howard Griffith
Howard Griffith set an NCAA record with eight rushing touchdowns in a single game during his playing days at the University of Illinois. A retired NFL fullback, he played for two seasons each with the St. Louis Rams and Carolina Panthers before joining the Denver Broncos is 1997. Griffith played five seasons with the Broncos during which he won 2 Super Bowl rings in Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII. Follow Griffith on Twitter

Mike Hall
An original Big Ten Network studio anchor and Chicago native, Mike Hall joined the Big Ten Network in August 2007. He hosts a variety of studio shows and has also served as the studio host for the Big Ten Network’s on-site coverage of the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament. Follow Hall on Twitter

Rick Pizzo
Rick Pizzo is one of the original studio hosts for the Big Ten Network and hosts a variety of shows including the Big Ten Pulse. Pizzo has also served as a sideline reporter on Big Ten Network football telecasts and hockey play-by-play announcer. Follow Pizzo on Twitter

Gus Johnson
One of America’s favorite sportscasters, Gus Johnson has worked for the Big Ten Network since the 2008-09 basketball season. Johnson has served as the network’s play-by-play announcer for the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament. Known for his boundless enthusiasm and memorable catchphrases, Johnson’s high-energy style is popular among fans. He calls dozens of games annually for the Big Ten Network and his previous resume includes the NFL and NCAA Tournament on CBS. Johnson also calls Big 12, Pac-12 and Big Ten football games for FOX Sports and FX.

Tim Doyle, Studio Analyst
Former Northwestern standout Tim Doyle joined the Big Ten Network in October 2007 as an analyst for Big Ten Men’s Basketball. Doyle lettered three times at Northwestern (2005-2007) and was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection as a senior. Doyle is one of 14 players (the first in Northwestern history) in Big Ten history to record 350 points, 150 assists, 100 rebounds and 50 steals in one season. Follow Doyle on Twitter

Rosevelt Colvin
Two-time Super Bowl champion Rosevelt Colvin joined the Big Ten Network in 2010 as a football analyst and regularly appears on the Big Ten Football Report, airing Fridays in the fall. Colvin played college football at Purdue from 1995-1998. Colvin had 61 career tackles for loss, ranking second in school history. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1999 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears and earned two Super Bowl rings during his NFL career with the New England Patriots. Follow Colvin on Twitter.

Tom Hamilton
Four-time Ohio Sportscaster of the Year Tom Hamilton joined the Big Ten Network in 2007 and serves as a play-by-play announcer for Big Ten men’s basketball telecasts. Hamilton is the chief radio announcer for the MLB’s Cleveland Indians. Having called Indians games for more than 20 on the airwaves, the popular Hamilton is considered the “Voice of the Tribe.”

Jim Jackson
Jim Jackson joined the Big Ten Network in 2007. Jackson regularly appears in studio and as an analyst for Big Ten Network men’s basketball telecasts. Jackson attended Ohio State University before being selected fourth overall in the 1992 NBA draft. During his college career Jackson averaged 16.1 points per game. His jersey number, 22, was retired at Ohio State in 2001. Follow Jackson on Twitter.

Greg Kelser
Greg Kelser joined the Big Ten Network in 2007 as an analyst for Big Ten men’s basketball telecasts. Kelser is most known for his standout basketball career at Michigan State University. He played alongside Magic Johnson and the duo led the school to their first national title in 1979. Following the 1979 national championship, Kelser was selected fourth overall in the NBA draft. He played basketball professionally for the next seven years.

John Laskowski
John Laskowski joined the Big Ten Network in 2007 and serves as an analyst for Big Ten men’s basketball telecasts. Laskowski starred at Indiana University basketball from 1972-1975. He was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the second round of the 1975 NBA Draft.

Chris Martin
Former Northwestern defensive back Chris Martin was named a football analyst for the Big Ten Network in July 2007. As a player, Martin was a three-year starter, four-year letterman as cornerback for Northwestern University from 1992-95 and member of NU’s Big Ten Championship team and Rose Bowl team in 1995. After leading the conference in takeaways that season, Martin was a first team All-Big Ten and All-American cornerback. Follow Martin on Twitter

Glen Mason
Former Minnesota football coach and former Ohio State linebacker Glen Mason was named a football analyst for the Big Ten Network in July 2007. A 35-year coaching veteran, Mason joined the network after serving as head football coach for the University of Minnesota for ten seasons. Under Mason, the Gophers won three consecutive bowl games and made bowl appearances in seven of the past eight seasons, a school record. Follow Mason on Twitter

Brian Anderson
Anderson is currently the television voice of the Milwaukee Brewers who also does college basketball broadcasts for BTN and CBS and MLB games for TBS.

Josh Lewin
Lewin is the play-by-play announcer of the New York Mets on WFAN and current radio voice of the San Diego Chargers.

Shon Morris
Shon Morris has worked for the Big Ten Network since its launch, serving as one of the network’s primary men’s basketball analysts. He regularly appears on the Big Ten Tip-Off Show and has been the analyst for the network’s Big Ten Tournament telecasts since 2007. Morris is also a four-year letterwinner in basketball where he was a 1,000 point scorer.

Mary Murphy
Former Northwestern star and Wisconsin coach Mary Murphy joined the Big Ten Network in November 2007 as a women’s basketball analyst. Murphy regularly handles game analysis on location. A Chicago native, Murphy was a two-year captain at Northwestern and a finalist for the Wade Trophy as one of the top players in the country. Murphy served as an assistant at Notre Dame before spending eight years as the head coach at Wisconsin where she led the Badgers to their first NCAA Tournament.

Derek Rackley
Former Minnesota tight end and NFL long snapper Derek Rackley joined the Big Ten Network in the fall of 2010 as a game and studio analyst. Rackley regularly appears on The Big Ten Pulse. Rackley attended the University of Minnesota, where he was a four-year letterwinner. He played tight end and handled long snapping duties as a member of the Golden Gopher football team.

Stephanie White
Former Purdue All-American and WNBA star Stephanie White was named a women’s basketball analyst for the Big Ten Network in November 2007. White is best remembered in Big Ten circles for leading Purdue to its first NCAA Championship in 1999. That season, she was named the National College Player of the Year, the Indiana NCAA Woman of the Year and Big Ten Conference Player of the Year.

Eric Collins
Eric Collins joined the Big Ten Network in fall 2010 as a play-by-play announcer for Big Ten Network football, basketball and other selected telecasts. Collins is a part-time television play-by-play voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Collins’ previous work includes the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing for NBC and ESPN’s coverage of college football and college baseball.

Wayne Larrivee
The award-winning Wayne Larrivee joined the Big Ten Network as a play-by-play announcer in July of 2007. Larrivee has called the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament as well as selected Big Ten Network men’s basketball and football telecasts since the network’s launch.

Lisa Byington
Lisa Byington has served as a sideline reporter for football and men’s basketball, in addition to serving as a studio host and play-by-play announcer for women’s basketball and other olympic sports for the Big Ten Network since its launch in 2007. Byington has a BSJ and MSJ from Northwestern University, where she lettered in basketball and soccer for the Wildcats.

Tom Werme
Tom Werme joined the Big Ten Network in 2008 as a play-by-play announcer for basketball and football. Prior to joining the Big Ten Network, Werme worked for Fox Sports South as a play-by-play announcer in a variety of sports. Werme has also worked with NECN in Boston, WLNE in Providence, and WWLP in Springfield. Werme continues to do sports anchor work for the NBA’s Charlotte Bobcats.

Matt Devlin
Matt Devlin serves as a Big Ten Network play-by-play announcer for football and men’s basketball telecasts. He has been with the Big Ten Network since 2007. Devlin is also the play-by-play TV announcer for the NBA’s Toronto Raptors.

Jon Jansen
Jon Jansen, who will work as a studio and game analyst for BTN, was an All-American offensive lineman for Michigan and a member of the Wolverines’ 1997 national championship team.

Tony Banks
Tony Banks, who will work as a studio and sideline analyst for BTN, finished his Michigan State career as one of the school’s the top five in passing yards, touchdowns and completion percentage.

Stacy Paetz, Reporter
Stacy Paetz joined BTN as a sideline reporter in 2010. Paetz has also served a reporter and studio hosts for the Indiana Pacers on FOX Sports. Her previous experience also includes reporting during TNT’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs, and hosted ESPN’s Scholastic Sports America, a weekly show dedicated to the top high school athletes in the nation. Paetz made her first on-air appearance on ESPN2 at just 19 years old.

Rebecca Haarlow, reporter
Chicago native Rebecca Haarlow has served as a football sideline reporter for BTN since 2007. Haarlow also serves as a reporter for Fox Sports Network and Fox Sports West, covering the Los Angeles Lakers, Clippers, Pac-12 Football, Basketball and Track & Field. A graduate of Princeton University, she won the Ivy League Heptathlon championship as a freshman and was a captain of the Princeton track & field team.

Danan Hughes, Analyst
Former Hawkeye standout Danan Hughes serves as a college baseball and college football analyst for BTN. Hughes was an All-Big Ten selection on the gridiron and the diamond for the Hawkeyes. The New Jersey native, was drafted by baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers and football’s Kansas City Chiefs. He spent two years in the minor leagues before enjoying a successful six-year NFL career with the Chiefs.

Cal Eldred, Baseball Analyst
Former Iowa pitcher Cal Eldred has served as an in-studio baseball analyst for BTN since 2009. Eldred was a first round pick out of Iowa by the Milwaukee Brewers and appeared in 341 games during his 14 MLB seasons. He recorded 86 wins, nine saves and a 4.42 career ERA. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native spent nine seasons with the Brewers, two with the Chicago White Sox and his final three with the St. Louis Cardinals.

Antwaan Randle El, Studio Analyst
Former Indiana quarterback Randle El retired from the NFL just this month after spending 10 years in the league.

Tom Waddle, Studio Analyst
Waddle is a former Chicago Bears wide receiver and current Chicago radio co-host.  He also will co-host The Next Level, BTN’s weekly show featuring the NFL play of former Big Ten stars and the professional potential of current Big Ten student-athletes.

Chuck Long, Studio & Game Analyst
Long is a former Iowa quarterback and member of the College Football Hall of Fame.

J Leman, Game Analyst & Sideline Reporter
Leman is a former Illinois linebacker.

Jason Fisher, Tailgate 48
Jason Zone Fisher has been a loyal Big Ten football fan his entire life – growing up in the heart of Ohio State football country.  Jason is a lifelong die-hard Cleveland sports fan, which he admits is not easy, but has certainly made him stronger.  While still in high school, he co-hosted a two-time Emmy-nominated NBC show about the Cleveland Browns football team, called “Browns Blitz.” Jason went on to attend the Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University where he was a Broadcast Journalism major.  Jason recently filmed a supporting role in the upcoming Samuel L. Jackson film, “Arena” and has worked with Gillette as one of their spokesmen and hosts at big events ranging from the Super Bowl, the MLB All-Star Game, Daytona 500, ESPY Awards and much more.  Throughout his many travels and numerous adventures, Jason has always stayed loyal to his Big Ten roots and never misses a big game.  Tailgate 48 is truly his “dream job.”

Alex Curry, Tailgate 48
With her youthful energy and playful demeanor, Alex Curry has quickly established herself as one of the industry’s bright young stars. Currently, Alex can be seen hosting Angels Weekly on Fox Sports West, sideline reporting for The Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series and the Red Bull Signature Series on NBC Sports Network, and this Fall she will be bringing her talents to Tailgate 48 on the Big Ten Network. From a young age Alex studied musical theater and trained as an actor, appearing in school plays and television shows such as Still Standing and 7th Heaven. Alex continued her studies at San Diego State University where she received a BA in Journalism Media Studies with a minor in Marketing. During her tenure at SDSU she began working behind the scenes for the Joe Lewis  Production Company and Fuel TV. Alex also played NCAA Soccer at SDSU and helped her team take home a National Championship in 2006.

Also, Evan Fitzgerald, Northwestern graduate and current sports anchor at CBS 58 in Milwaukee; Damon Benning, former Nebraska running back; and Justin Conzemius, former Minnesota defensive back, and Mike Kelley.
The Women’s Sports Report features host Dara McIntosh, volleyball analyst Michelle McMahon, and  field hockey analyst Kara Lentz.