Extra Points

Extra Points

"Extra Points" is an exclusive look at the television network dedicated to covering your favorite schools from one of America’s premier collegiate conferences -- the Big Ten! Get the scoop on the latest news and happenings at the Big Ten Network directly from the BTN Communications team.

Lights, Camera, Action with A.J. Hawk

Former Ohio State linebacker and current member of the Green Bay Packers A.J. Hawk came to BTN this afternoon to join host Mike Hall and analyst Stanley Jackson on the set of #BTNLive.

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Avoid Game-Day Panic - Make BTN's GameFinder Your Friend

The BTN PR team is once again working hard to make sure Big Ten fans find their games for Saturday well before kickoff. There will be six games on BTN tomorrow. To avoid game-day panic, make BTN’s GameFinder application your friend. GameFinder will provide you with channel information for all six games.

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Football Saturday is Here: Time to Find Your Game

Another football Saturday is upon us. With six games tomorrow, we will again be working hard to make sure that fans can find their games. As a reminder, the national providers, including -– DIRECTV, DISH, AT&T U-Verse, and Verizon FiOS –- have the same channels nationwide, and they are listed below. Please go to BTN.com/GameFinder for the specific cable channel in your area.

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Here's how to find your game - look now!

One of the most important jobs I and my team at BTN have is to help fans find their games on football Saturdays when we televise more than one game at a time. With four games at noon and three at 6 p.m. ET tomorrow, we are poised for a busy day. Below is some important information to help you tune in to the game you most want to watch.

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That's a wrap: 2013 BTN bus tour

The BTN bus tour concluded the 2013 trip with this morning’s Hawkeye practice. After returning to home base, the BTN studios, I had the chance to catch up with some of the B1G travelers.

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How I spent my summer as an intern at BTN

Editor’s note: This post was written by Eric Gordon, a summer intern at BTN, who is a journalism major at Syracuse University and grew up in Deerfield. Eric is third from left below and is pictured with fellow interns Drew Jenkins, left, and Matt Hillebrand, right, along with Eddie George at Big Ten Football Media Days.

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2013 Fall Tour Rolls On

BTN is halfway through the Bus Tour of 2013. So far, Dave, Gerry, Howard, Tom and team have been to Indiana, Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan and Michigan State, and wrap up their visit to Purdue today. Then, the bus returns to Chicago, where the guys get a chance to see their families, do a load of laundry and get ready for Part II. The first BTN Football Preview Show, on the prospects for the Indiana Hoosiers, airs tonight at 8 PM ET.

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BTN Big10K By the Numbers

The second annual BTN Big10K is in the books!  More than 13,000 runners from 47 states and five countries registered.  Runners were greeted by a cool morning, with temperatures in the low 60s.

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Up Close & Personal: B1G Football Media Day & Luncheon

These are the type of days that my friends would kill to have my job. For two full days this week, I was able to go behind the scenes at Big Ten Football Media Days at the Chicago Hilton. Our BTN communications team spent time with the @BTNJourney crew, which interviewed all 12 Big Ten head coaches and the student-athletes that made the trip with them. Below is a picture with Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, who explained how he keeps his team focused.

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