Former Michigan State standout Tony Banks was in the studio today getting ready for the Big Ten Football Report. With the NFL opening weekend underway, we asked Tony about what he remembers most from his first NFL game. Watch now as Tony recounts the first time he ever called a play in the NFL, as a quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, and discusses his personal growth and excitement for the game.
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Tonight on “The Big Ten Football Report” our team covers a number of topics, but one of the feature stories takes a look at the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. Penn State’s Stephfon Green is a native of the Bronx and he was in school when the World Trade Center Towers were attacked on Sept. 11, 2001. Here’s a snippet of that feature.
We get a lot of feedback on our show “The Big Ten’s Greatest Games” and the fans love it. And we do, too. It’s just fun to see our old Big Ten heroes play in older stadiums in old uniforms. It brings back a lot of memories for Big Ten fans everywhere. And now we’re happy to tell you we have the list of games for the upcoming season.
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Sunday marks the 10-year anniversary of the horrific 9/11 attacks. For Penn State football players Stephen Obeng-Agyapong and Stephfon Green and Illinois’ Tavon Wilson and Trulon Henry, the day will always have added significance. All four were living near the destruction, either in New York City or Washington DC, at the times of the attacks. In this feature, watch all four players share their memories of that fateful morning in 2001 when America forever changed.
“BTN Live” answered the call of the fans with the debut of “ReJoice Mail”. Did you call and leave a message about your team? Watch the video montage to see if your message was used and check back again next week.
Our TV production team has crafted several feature stories for this weekend as part of our observance of the tenth anniversary of 9/11. One of these features airs Friday night on the Big Ten Football Report” at 7 p.m. and here’s an advance clip of Illinois DB Trulon Henry.
BTN Live” is about to debut live tonight and we’re looking forward to including viewer feedback like never before. Let’s count the ways. You can comment on our BTN Facebook page or tweet directly at the show @BTNLive. You can vote in our weekly polls and you can call the show at (319) BIGTEN-1 and record an audio message that could be included in the show each week. While you’re waiting for the show to air, listen to our Web-only Week 2 podcast right here.