BTN Communications, August 27, 2014

A busy summer that included consumer events in NYC and Washington D.C. to welcome Rutgers and Maryland, the third annual BTN Big 10K race and the BTN football bus tour is now in the rearview mirror.

Summer 2014

Football season is here, and we?re ready to rumble!

In addition to BTN Live, which airs weeknights at 6 pm ET, BTN Football & Beyond debuted this week at its new time, noon ET, and is now daily, Monday through Friday.

BTN hosts Dave Revsine, Mike Hall and Rick Pizzo will be joined on both shows by a healthy blend of the fresh and familiar. New to BTN, but certainly not new to the college football realm, are Charles Davis, FOX Sports football analyst; Shawne Merriman, former NFL and University of Maryland linebacker; Dave Wannstedt, former Pittsburgh Panthers and Chicago Bears head coach; former Rutgers defensive lineman Eric LeGrand; Michael Robinson, Super Bowl champion and former Penn State standout; D.J. Shockley, former University of Georgia quarterback; and former Rutgers quarterback Ray Lucas. Also for the first time, USA Today reporter Nicole Auerbach joins the team.

Returning analysts will include Glen Mason, Chuck Long, Brandon Williams, Stanley Jackson, Antwaan Randle El, Eric Crouch, and from the media side, Yahoo Sports? Pat Forde and Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune.

BTN kicks off the football season with Minnesota in action on Thursday night, defending Big Ten Champion Michigan State in action on Friday night, and four games on Saturday beginning with Iowa and Illinois at noon ET, followed by Nebraska and Maryland at 3:30 PM ET. BTN?s football Saturday coverage throughout the season starts at 11 AM ET with the BTN Football Pregame presented by Auto-Owners Insurance, and wraps up with The Final Drive after the day?s last Big Ten game.

BTN also named its lead game announce teams of Kevin Kugler and analyst Mason and Eric Collins and analyst Long. Additional game analysts are Crouch; former Michigan State quarterback Jim Miller; and former Illinois linebacker J Leman. Additionally, Matt Devlin returns to do play-by-play.

New game analysts include former Rutgers offensive lineman, Super Bowl champion and three-time NFL Pro Bowl selection Shaun O?Hara and former Maryland quarterback Scott McBrien.