Tailgate 48

Tailgate 48

Experience a football weekend like never before with Tailgate 48. Get an all-access pass to Big Ten campuses for a 48-hour tour of the traditions, pageantry and game day excitement in and around Big Ten stadiums. Airs Wednesday at 6 p.m. ET.

Tailgate 48: Soaking it all in at Wisconsin

Wisconsin Fans

Tailgate 48: Coach Bo Ryan

Our “Tailgate 48″ team was in Madison this past week, and it got a first-hand look at how rabid Wisconsin fans prepare for a big game on campus. We even attended Freakfest, Madison’s Halloween tradition. 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.

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'Tailgate 48' details Michigan's big weekend

Tailgate 48 at Michigan

Tailgate 48: John Beilein & Tim Hardaway Jr.

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.

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Tailgate 48: How does Penn State prep for games?

Penn State Fans

Tailgate 48: Penn State's Bill O'Brien

Our “Tailgate 48″ team spent last Saturday in Happy Valley to follow Penn State fans and the preparations before the Nittany Lions’ game against Temple. Don’t forget each week, 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.

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Tailgate 48: Getting ready with Spartans fans

Michigan State Spartan band performs in front of the statue of sparty prior to start of the game against the Boise State Broncos at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-US PRESSWIRE

Tailgate 48: Keith Nichol Interview

Our “Tailgate 48″ team spent last Saturday in East Lansing to chronicle the Michigan State tailgating experience and get a close look at the Notre Dame-Michigan State game. Also, don’t forget each week, 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.

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Tailgate 48: Our Iowa pregame experience

Iowa Fans

Tailgate 48: Tom Brands Interview

Last week it was Ohio State. Now our season of “Tailgate 48″ continued Wednesday night as our hosts Jason Fisher and Alex Curry reported from Iowa’s first home football game of the year. Also, each week the TV show will spotlight 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.

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Tailgate 48: See You in Ann Arbor

Michigan's Brady Hoke

Troop Salute

Tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET our Tailgate 48 crew heads to Ann Arbor for “The Game.” Co-hosts  Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher interview Michigan football coach Brady Hoke and men’s lacrosse head coach John Paul.  Jason also tests his skills on the volleyball court with the Michigan volleyball team while Julie checks out a Michigan men’s hockey game. Catch the show on BTN.

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Tailgate 48: Fun at Minnesota's football weekend

Minnesota Fans

Tailgate 48: MInnesota Troop Salute

Tonight at 11p.m. ET our tailgate 48 crew shows you how they spent last week at Minnesota. Co-hosts  Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher interview Minnesota Baseball Coach John Anderson, the Big Ten’s all-time leader in wins, and get a backstage tour of Minnesota’s TCF Bank Stadium. Plus, while Alexandria visit with student Fisher tests his hockey skills against members of the Minnesota women’s hockey team and . then tests his skills on the ice. Watch the show on BTN.

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Tailgate 48: See Our Visit to Iowa

Iowa Fans

Tailgate 48: Troop Salute

Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET on Tailgate 48 presented by Omaha Steaks our crew brings you the sights and sounds from their tailgate weekend at Iowa before and during the game against Michigan. In addition to their usual coverage of the fans before the game and the game itself, this week our hosts Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher serve up a number of great moments.

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Tailgate 48: Covering Columbus

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Tailgate 48: Ohio State Troop Salute

Tonight on Tailgate 48, we show you what our crew did last Saturday in Columbus, Ohio, other than attend Ohio State’s thrilling last-minute victory over Wisconsin. Tune in at 7 p.m. ET to see us interview Craig Krenzel, the quarterback of the 2002 Ohio State national championship team, and Archie Griffin, the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner. We also catch up with Ohio State hoops star William Buford to check in on the third-ranked Buckeyes before the season tips off. See everything we’ll feature on the show in this post.

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Tailgate 48: Hello, Northwestern!

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Tailgate 48: Troop Salute

Tonight on Tailgate 48 we show you what our crew did last Saturday at Northwestern. Tune in at 7 p.m. ET to see us interview Northwestern graduate and legendary TV and movie writer/director/producer Garry Marshall. We also hang out with Saturday Night Live’s Seth Meyers at the Pep Rally, tailgate with fans, and tour Mustard’s Last Stand. (BTN’s Lisa Byington caught Myers on the sideline, too, and we post that clip for you here).

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Tailgate 48: Troop Salute

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Tailgate 48: Troop Salute (10/2011)

Each week on “Tailgate 48,” the men and women of our armed forces send in support for their favorite Big Ten teams in a segment we like to call “Troop Salute.”  This week, Specialist Jason Fuller sends a shout out to his Michigan State Spartans as they took on Michigan.  Also, be sure to tune in at 7 ET tonight to catch all of the action from the past weekend in East Lansing on “Tailgate 48.”

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One-on-one: Nebraska's Tom Osborne

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Tailgate 48: Tom Osborne

Pretty good interview with Nebraska’s Tom Osborne that aired on our Tailgate 48 show this week. The Huskers athletic director talks about what makes being at Nebraska so special, but we really like the archival footage. It’s great for fans of the other 11 Big Ten schools to get to know Nebraska through access like this. Reminds us of Mike Hall’s interview with Bo Pelini on Step Into My Office a few weeks ago. Watch that episode on BTN2Go.com.

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Tailgate 48: Welcome to Nebraska!

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Troop Salute (10/13/11)

If you missed the first episode of Tailgate 48 last week, you can get a taste of it in the video posted here. Our hosts Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher went to Madison for the Nebraska game and Badgers great Ron Dayne talked to them  about his playing days and then showed them how to strike the Heisman pose. Last Saturday our crew attended the Ohio State game at Nebraska. What did they discover?

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Tailgate 48: All Over Madison

Wisconsin's Ron Dayne

Troop Salute (10/06/11)

On Thursday night’s season debut of “Tailgate 48,” hosts Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher kicked off their eight-week excursion across Big Ten country in Madison, Wis. The pair gave Big Ten fans an all-access pass to the traditions, pageantry and gameday excitement in and around Camp Randall Stadium for last week’s much-anticipated Nebraska-Wisconsin battle. During their 48-hour tour of the campus, Alexandria and Fisher caught up with Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne, AD Barry Alvarez and hoops sensation Jordan Taylor. Watch the interview with Dayne now and see Taylor’s sitdown in this post.

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"Tailgate 48" Debuts at 7 p.m. ET Thursday

Tailgate 48

Tailgate 48: Nebraska vs. Wisconsin

CHICAGO – Face paint, chants, cheerleaders, marching bands, pep rallies, grilling and die-hard fans are all part of the excitement surrounding Big Ten football. BTN gives fans an inside look at how Big Ten campuses prepare for game day with its new show Tailgate 48, presented by Omaha Steaks. Tailgate 48 kicks off with a trip to Camp Randall Stadium to capture the pregame festivities and party atmosphere as Wisconsin hosted Nebraska in the Huskers’ Big Ten debut. The new eight-episode series airs at 7 PM ET Thursdays beginning tomorrow.

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