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7:00 PMThe Opening Kickoff: The Tumultuous Birth of a Football Nation
Dave Revsine, author of the new book "The Opening Kickoff," leads an in-depth discussion with former OSU quarterback Stanley Jackson, author John Bacon, college football historian Ron Smith, and Pat Forde on how football became America's most popular and controversial sport
8:00 PMBig Ten Elite: 1993 Wisconsin Football
One of the defining seasons for Coach Alvarez who took over a program that was at the bottom of the Big Ten in 1990 and by his fourth season the Badgers were on the rise. Few could have seen that this group of overachievers would win the Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl. Watch this on BTN2Go
9:00 PMBTN Live
A simulcast of the Big Ten Network radio show discussing the topics of the day during the football season
Evanston’s Lincoln Elementary School has partnered with Northwestern for the “Gotcha Ball Kid Program” that rewards students’ good behavior with opportunities to be a ball kid at Northwestern men’s and women’s basketball games. When Lincoln students display exceptional sportsmanship, teamwork and respect, they receive a special purple Northwestern “gotcha” from a teacher or school staff member.
The Northwestern women’s soccer team has befriended Hallie Munro, who is suffering from a number of illnesses. On August 31st, Hallie attended her first NU women’s soccer game and spent time with the girls who have helped her in a time of need.
In our “Countdown to Kickoff” show live from Northwestern before the game, we aired a feature on Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa. Watch the feature here and find bonus video clips from the feature lower down in this post.
Most people would describe Northwestern designated hitter Michelle Batts as funny and outgoing. But if you think that Michelle has had a big impact on the Northwestern softball team, wait until you meet her sister Michaela. Watch now to learn more about the relationship between the two siblings and how that it has affected the Wildcats.
Former Northwestern tennis player Katrina Adams flew under the radar as a high school star. A 16-year-old senior, questions over her young age kept many of the scholarship offers from coming. She wanted to play for Southern Cal or UCLA, among others, but the Chicago product had to settle on staying close to home. Adams isn’t bitter about how her tennis days played out, and for good reason. Adams had a great career at Northwestern and went on to win 20 doubles titles during her 12-year professional career.