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Next 'Icons' spotlights Purdue's Gene Keady


Big Ten Icons: Gene Keady

Purdue’s legendary Gene Keady, who won 512 games in 25 seasons as the Boilermakers’ head basketball coach, is profiled Saturday in a new episode of Big Ten Icons, presented by Discover. Hosted by Hall of Fame broadcaster Keith Jackson, the show airs at approximately 9 p.m. ET, following the Purdue-Indiana men’s basketball game.

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Big Ten Bowl Selection Special Airs Sunday

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Big Ten Blast: Dec. 1st Afternoon Update

For a fifth straight year, BTN will present the Big Ten Bowl Selection Special, with the 2011 edition at 8 p.m. ET Sunday night live from Chicago. Dave Revsine will host the show alongside Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith as they preview each Big Ten bowl matchup and discuss key post-season factors. Select coaches also will be interviewed during the 60-minute program.

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Get BTN's Full TV Plans for Championship

BTN’s wall-to-wall coverage of the Big Ten’s inaugural football conference championship (#B1GFCG) begins Friday, as the Michigan State Spartans prepare to take on the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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BTN Signs 5 New Men's Basketball Analysts

As the Big Ten basketball season gets under way, BTN has added five new men’s basketball analysts, including former Ohio State and Maryland coach Gary Williams, former Illinois star Eddie Johnson, former Providence coach Keno Davis, veteran broadcaster Dan Bonner and long-time college basketball coach Dave Miller. Primarily, Williams will be a studio analyst while Johnson, Davis, Bonner and Miller will work games. In addition, Gus Johnson is on board for 30 BTN games this year.

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Tom Dienhart joins BTN as senior writer

CHICAGO – BTN today announced it has hired Tom Dienhart as its senior writer for, covering football and men’s basketball. Dienhart comes to the network after serving as the senior national college football writer at! Sports since 2008.

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‘Big Ten Icons’ debuts with Michigan’s Bo Schembechler

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Big Ten Icons: Bo Schembechler

Throughout the Big Ten Conference’s illustrious history, many coaches have defined excellence, both on and off the field. Banners, busts and statues commemorate their achievements, and pay tribute to their lasting impact. They are the coaches by which all others are measured.

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BTN 101 for Huskers Fans

Nebraska officially joined the Big Ten Conference this summer and here’s an updated Q&A describing just how Nebraska fans can watch a whole bunch of Huskers football on the BTN.

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Keith Jackson, Dhani Jones to Host Shows on BTN This Fall

CHICAGO – Hall of Fame sports broadcaster Keith Jackson and former Michigan football star Dhani Jones will host shows on BTN this fall as part of the network’s “Football Fix” programming block, which includes new shows every weeknight beginning at 7 PM ET.

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Cable ONE to Carry BTN in Norfolk

(Big Ten Network) – NORFOLK, NEB. and CHICAGO – (July 29, 2011) – Cable One in Norfolk, Neb., and Big Ten Network (BTN) announced today that the network will be available on the Cable One’s Expanded Basic package for customers in Nebraska by September 1, 2011. Every Husker regular season football game will be available live for Cable One customers during the team’s inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference.

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BTN Added to Charter’s Expanded Basic Digital Service in Nebraska

(Big Ten Network) – Kearney, Nebraska – Charter’s Nebraska customers will now have even more to cheer about as they anticipate the upcoming Husker football season. In time for Nebraska’s inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference, Charter has added Big Ten Network (BTN) to Expanded Basic Digital, significantly expanding the number of customers enjoying BTN. BTN will remain on channel 425 and be seen by both Expanded Basic Digital and SportsView customers. BTN is also available at no additional cost for high-definition customers on channel 768.

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DISH Network Adding Nebraska Games

(Big Ten Network) – CHICAGO and ENGLEWOOD, Colo., – (July 25, 2011) – DISH Network L.L.C. and the Big Ten Network (BTN) announced today that television coverage of Nebraska Cornhusker football games and other sports will soon be available to DISH Network customers. Starting Sept. 1, DISH Network customers in Nebraska who subscribe to the America’s Top 120 Plus programming package or greater can watch Husker regular season home football games during the team’s inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference.

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Time Warner Cable Moving Big Ten Network to Standard Service Tier for Nebraska Customers

(Big Ten Network) – LINCOLN, NEB. and CHICAGO – (July 25, 2011) –Time Warner Cable and BTN announced today that the network will be available on the company’s standard service tier for customers in Nebraska beginning Aug. 23. Every Husker regular season football game will be available live on Time Warner Cable during the team’s inaugural season in the Big Ten Conference.

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BTN Earns Prestigious Edward R. Murrow Award

(Big Ten Network) – CHICAGO – The Radio Television Digital News Association recognized BTN on Tuesday with an Edward R. Murrow Award in the category of video sports reporting for the network’s feature story on Brock Mealer, the brother of University of Michigan football player Elliott Mealer.

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