CHICAGO – BTN is bringing Eddie George, Heisman Trophy winner and former Ohio State Buckeye and Tennessee Titans running back, to the 2015 BTN Big 10K, a 10K and 5K race set in Chicago July 25. George will be the Grand Marshal of the event. George will give a pep talk to runners before both the 10K and 5K races and also will present awards to the top finishers. At the post-race Big Ten tailgate party, George will be available for meet-and-greets and photo opportunities with fans. “Last year, the Big Ten showed we are the best in college football
Los Angeles and Chicago – Former college football All-American, four-time NFL Super Bowl champion linebacker and experienced broadcaster Matt Millen returns to the FOX Sports family of networks as the lead game analyst for the Big Ten Network, working alongside play-by-play announcer Kevin Kugler. Additionally, he appears in FOX Sports 1’s Los Angeles studio as both a college football and NFL analyst for the original news programs AMERICA’S PREGAME and FOX SPORTS LIVE. A four-year letterman at defensive tackle for Penn State from 1976 to 1979, Millen was a member of Nittany Lions teams that posted a combined a 37-11
BTN is the home for complete coverage of Big Ten spring championships in May and will televise events in the sports of baseball, softball, rowing, and men’s and women’s lacrosse, golf, tennis and outdoor track and field.
BTN’s 2015 primetime football schedule will feature the conference’s 2014 West Division Champion Wisconsin Badgers, Cotton Bowl Champion Michigan State and Michigan in its first year under new head coach Jim Harbaugh.
BTN will have complete highlights and analysis of Maryland vs. Connecticut Final Four game at approximately 11 PM ET Sunday on BTN Basketball & Beyond
With both Wisconsin and Michigan State in the Final Four, BTN travels its studio team to Indianapolis for extensive coverage.
BTN is going dancing with the seven Big Ten teams headed to the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament by providing highlights and analysis on nightly airings of BTN Basketball & Beyond.
BTN will offer its most extensive baseball and softball coverage ever, with over 280 games airing on BTN/BTN2Go and BTN Plus for the 2015 season.
BTN welcomes the return of the Big Ten Tournament to Chicago with a full week of comprehensive coverage.
BTN will provide unprecedented coverage of the inaugural seasons of Big Ten men’s and women’s lacrosse, televising at least 25 men’s and women’s games and streaming approximately 30 additional games on BTN Plus.