BTN Communications, January 22, 2014

We were all looking forward to Gus Johnson calling tonight?s first ?Super Wednesday? game featuring Iowa at Michigan - fully expecting the ?Law of Gus? to ensure an exciting finish. Call it a casualty of Winter Storm Janus or the Polar Vortex - we?re sad to report that Gus won?t be able to make it. Myriad flights from New York to Detroit were canceled, along with thousands others across the country in the wake of the storm, which so far has dumped nearly a foot of snow in New York City alone. Simply put, Gus wasn?t able to get here from there.

Instead, Eric Collins will be on the call, alongside analyst Stephen Bardo and Stephanie White on the sideline. Given the way both Michigan and Iowa are playing, BTN?s Tom Dienhart still expects a barn burner.

Coverage begins at 6:30 PM ET tonight with the Auto-Owners Insurance Big Ten Tip-Off Show hosted by Dave Revsine and analyst Jim Jackson.

After Iowa at Michigan, we follow with Wisconsin at Minnesota with Kevin Kugler and Shon Morris on the call. After the game, Jimmy and Dave come back with the Big Ten Finale, presented by Reese's.

Gus will be watching BTN from New York, no doubt.