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.

Hoops, Wrestling, Fall Championships & Tiebreaker - All in One Week!

Whew! What a week!

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Big Ten Elite Q&A: Chuck Long & Ben Clymer

This weekend, BTN Originals rolls out two new episodes of Big Ten Elite. Highlighting some of the most legendary Big Ten teams in history, tonight’s episode will profile the national champion 1979 Minnesota Gopher hockey team and Saturday night will feature the 1985 Rose Bowl-winning Iowa Hawkeye football team.

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Chicago Ideas Week 2013 gets the BTN Treatment

It has been buzzing here at the BTN studios this week due in part to our hosting a Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) Lab. CIW is a week-long annual gathering of global leaders brought together to celebrate innovation and inspire new ideas. CIW Labs are events that give groups of people the opportunity to go behind the scenes of some of Chicago’s local businesses and organizations.

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Everyone here at the network is really excited for the second season of The Journey: Big Ten Football to debut tonight. Last year’s debut season was really well-received and it even won a few awards, including the 2013 CableFax Award for Best Show – Sports, against some pretty stiff competition.

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Mini Mascot Mania! Fan up with BTN2Go

This past Saturday, the new BTN2Go ad campaign was unveiled, and we debuted a 30-second commercial during BTN’s Football Pregame Show. BTN2Go is the mobile extension of BTN that allows fans to watch the network live from anywhere on desktop, tablet or mobile device. Watch the ad in this post, plus see photos of the mini mascots.

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Sweet Home Chicago: BTN soaking it all up

Since launching in August 2007, BTN has called the fabulous city of Chicago its home. Through various community initiatives as well as the BTN Big10K race, BTN is establishing deep roots here.

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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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Who is ready for the 2013 Big Ten football season to begin?

BTN most certainly is. BTN’s fall programming kicked off last night with the debut of #BTNLive. The show airs at 5 PM CT Monday through Friday and is simulcast on FOX Sports Radio

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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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