staff, August 2, 2012

If it?s August, it must be time for the Big Ten Football Preview Tour. For the sixth straight year, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will zigzag across Big Ten country to bring fans a 60-minute, on-site preview show from every Big Ten campus on the Big Ten Football Preview Tour, presented by Culligan. The BTN crew will travel over 3,000 miles, across the conference?s nine states, in a customized chartered bus branded with the BTN logo. All shows can also be seen on BTN2Go.

The first preview show will air at 10 p.m. ET on Aug. 9 with Iowa. Subsequent shows will air nightly at 10 p.m. ET, continuing with Nebraska (Aug. 10), Minnesota (Aug. 12), Wisconsin (Aug. 14), Northwestern (Aug. 15), Purdue (Aug. 16), Indiana (Aug. 17), Illinois (Aug. 18), Ohio State (Aug. 19), Penn State (Aug. 21), Michigan State (Aug. 23) and Michigan (Aug. 24). Preview shows will include interviews with head coaches and selected returning players as the BTN analysts measure each team?s progress for the quickly approaching 2012 regular season.

Fans can also virtually jump on the bus via Twitter by following @BigTenNetwork, @BTNDaveRevsine, @HowardGriffith, @gerrydinardo and @BTNTomDienhart from the road. Dienhart, Senior Writer, will also be providing daily stories from the tour at

BTN?s preseason football coverage continues the following week with two, hour-long Big Ten Football Preview shows. The first show will highlight the Legends Division on Tuesday, Aug. 28, followed by the Leaders Division Preview Show on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Both shows will air at 8 p.m. ET with a second chance each night to watch at 11 p.m. ET.

The television schedule for the Big Ten Football Preview Tour is listed below:

Football Previews (TV shows air at 10 PM ET)
Aug. 9: Iowa
Aug. 10: Nebraska
Aug. 12: Minnesota
Aug. 14: Wisconsin
Aug. 15: Northwestern
Aug. 16: Purdue
Aug. 17: Indiana
Aug. 18: Illinois
Aug. 19: Ohio State
Aug. 21: Penn State
Aug. 23: Michigan State
Aug. 24: Michigan
Aug. 28: Legends Division Preview Show, 8 PM ET
Aug. 29: Leaders Division Preview Show, 8 PM ET