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Tailgate 48: See You in Ann Arbor

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.

Tailgate 48: Fun at Minnesota's football weekend

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.

Tailgate 48: See Our Visit to Iowa

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. They include: Julie meets Tim Dwight, who starred in track and football at Iowa. Jason explores the student Union and the student-run radio station, then test Iowa fans with football trivia questions. Julie visits

Tailgate 48: Hello, Northwestern!

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). Other Tailgate 48 features from Northwestern include: An interview with former  QB Steve Schnur, a visit with Northwestern’s powerhouse women’s lacrosse team, and a look at

Tailgate 48: Troop Salute

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.”

Tailgate 48: Welcome to Nebraska!

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? Tune in Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET (and again at 10 p.m. ) and watch the following moments on this week’s show. Our hosts interview

Tailgate 48: All Over Madison

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. Taylor, one of nine Big Ten players on