Our “Tailgate 48″ team spent last week in Ann Arbor leading up to the big game against Michigan State and the show airs tonight at 6 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go. Don’t forget each week that the TV show spotlights a few great Big Ten fan tailgating photos (see the latest on BTN.com/connect now). Get your photo considered by tweeting it to @BigTenNetwork and use the hashtag #tailgate48.
Big Ten basketball fans, get ready to watch Thursday’s Big Ten Basketball Media Day live online via the Big Ten Digital Network for free. We’ll be streaming live the press conferences for both the men’s and women’s coaches. Both events start at 9 a.m. ET and run up to about noon. On Thursday morning, Use this link to get to the men’s event and use this link to watch the women’s event.
BTN today revealed its studio talent for the 2012 Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball season. Gus Johnson, one of America’s favorite sportscasters, will return to BTN for his fifth season as a men’s basketball play-by-play announcer. Johnson joined BTN during the 2008-09 season. Known for his memorable catchphrases, Johnson’s style is popular among fans.
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Ohio State and Oregon agreed to a home-and-home football series with games to be played in 2020 in Eugene, Ore., and in 2021 in Columbus. BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart says “This is a beautiful thing,” in his Wednesday Big Ten Links, and our crew from #BTNLive” broke it down on Tuesday night’s show. What do you think?
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What about all these big hits on Ohio State’s Braxton Miller? Does Michigan’s offense need to shake it up? Is Wisconsin really better than Penn State right now? The readers have great questions, and I have my answers in this week’s mailbag.
On Wednesday’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2012″ at 7:30 p.m. ET we take you inside the Saturday’s Michigan State-Michigan game and track Denard Robinson quest for his first win in this heated in-state rivalry. Plus, find out why every time Minnesota wide receiver A.J. Barker takes the field, he is playing for both himself and his brother. “The Journey’ also delivers some amazing highlights just like the ones in this bonus clip from Michigan State-Michigan and another from Minnesota-Wisconsin in this post.
BTN.com’s Brent Yarina continues to unveil his 2012-13 preseason Big Ten Player Rankings one by one. The countdown goes in reverse order, of course, and each installment includes player stats and one video highlight from last season. Once the season starts, Yarina will release a weekly Player Rankings every Monday. Up next: Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas.