In addition to BTN’s week-long television coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi, the network’s creative and digital team will also look to leave its mark on the Windy City ahead of Wednesday’s opening tip-off. In partnership with creative and media agency Fallon, Chicago’s iconic Daley Plaza has been transformed into a basketball-themed playground. Open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and located at 50 W. Washington Street, a custom-built basketball court will feature 29 school-specific basketball hoops positioned inside a three-point arc adjacent to Chicago’s famous Picasso sculpture. The hoops range in
BTN’s week-long coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi begins on Monday, March 11, and includes the tournament’s first 10 game broadcasts, a comprehensive studio presence and a talented lineup of broadcasters and analysts on-site for the finale of the Big Ten season. Game broadcasts: BTN is the exclusive home of the first 10 games of the Big Ten Tournament. The broadcast pairings feature veteran play-by-play voices and analysts, including a Friday evening trio of Brian Anderson (play-by-play), Bill Raftery (analyst) and Andy Katz (sideline). Brandon Gaudin (play-by-play), Shon Morris (analyst) and Mike Hall (sideline) will
The 2018-19 Big Ten basketball season tips off in less than three weeks and BTN today announced on-air talent for over 200 men’s and women’s games, as well as its nightly studio shows. New this year to the network will be play-by-play announcer Dave O’Brien, who joins Kevin Kugler, Brian Anderson, Brandon Gaudin, and Cory Provus in calling games. They accompany an experienced lineup of analysts including Robbie Hummel, a three-time first-team All-Big Ten performer at Purdue; basketball reporters Andy Katz and Mike DeCourcy; Shon Morris, a Northwestern center who led the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding for three consecutive
BTN’s week-long coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi begins tonight and includes 10 game broadcasts, a comprehensive studio presence and digital and social initiatives to bring fans closer to the action in Madison Square Garden. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET today with the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards on the BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show. Host Rick Pizzo and Jon Crispin will reveal All-Big Ten selections, as well as Big Ten Player, Coach of the Year and Freshman of the Year. Interviews with select award winners will also be
The 2017-18 Big Ten basketball season begins on Thursday with Big Ten Basketball Media Day in New York City. In addition to media day coverage, BTN will be the college sports fans’ home for Big Ten basketball all season long with a full lineup of basketball games and nightly studio programming. Thursday’s media day coverage starts with coaches press conferences from 9 a.m. ET to noon ET, followed by additional interviews and analysis with Dave Revsine and Jon Crispin. From noon ET to 3 p.m. ET, coaches and students from each of the 14 schools will visit the set to
As the Big Ten Network prepares to celebrate its 10th anniversary in August, BTN president Mark Silverman today announced what lies ahead of the network at Big Ten Football media days. BTN Programming BTN Tailgate, BTN’s on-campus college football pregame show, will return for its second season and expand to two hours, now airing from 10 a.m. ET to noon ET. Analyst Stanley Jackson will join the crew of Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Spice Adams for 10 shows to serve as the home for Big Ten football fans this fall. Big Ten Elite: 2016 Penn State Football will debut
BTN and BTN2Go will provide more than 14 hours of live coverage at Big Ten Football Media Days in 2017. Coverage will include the press conferences of all 14 Big Ten head football coaches, as well as remarks by Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany. From 1 p.m. ET through 3 p.m. ET on Monday, July 24, BTN will televise remarks from Paul Chryst (Wisconsin), Tom Allen (Indiana), Lovie Smith (Illinois), Mark Dantonio (Michigan State), DJ Durkin (Maryland), Kirk Ferentz (Iowa) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State). Immediately afterward, from 3 p.m. ET – 7 p.m. ET, the coaches and their students
BTN will provide a full week of comprehensive coverage of the Big Ten Tournament from Washington D.C., including five games, pre- and post-game analysis, coach and player interviews, and a 90-minute B1G Basketball & Beyond: Selection Sunday Special. Coverage begins at 5 p.m. ET today with the exclusive, live announcement of the annual Big Ten basketball awards on the BTN Live: All-Conference Selection Show. Host Mike Hall and analyst Shon Morris will reveal All-Big Ten selections, as well as Big Ten Player, Freshman and Coach of the Year. Interviews with select award winners will also be included. At 5 p.m.
Big Ten Network will air a special BTN Live from Welsh-Ryan on Feb. 15 at 6 p.m. ET ahead of a Super Wednesday basketball doubleheader. In addition to hearing from head coaches Chris Collins and Mark Turgeon, host Dave Revsine and analysts Shon Morris and Deon Thomas will be joined by special guests including Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald, athletic director Jim Phillips and Johnny Holiday, the play-by-play voice of the University of Maryland. Following BTN Live at 7 p.m. ET, it’s a battle at the top of the Big Ten as No. 23 Maryland visits Northwestern. Fresh off of
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