Ryan Sullivan, December 18, 2014

CHICAGO - BTN will provide extensive coverage surrounding the College Football Playoff Semifinal matchup between Ohio State and Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

BTN kicks off the New Year at 11 AM ET with live segments from New Orleans featuring Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Glen Mason with the BTN Football Pregame: Bowl Edition. The analysts will preview the Sugar Bowl matchup between Ohio State and Alabama. Anchoring BTN?s New Year?s Day bowl game coverage from its Chicago studios are Rick Pizzo, Mike Hall, Stanley Jackson, and Chuck Long.

Prior to Thursday night?s Sugar Bowl kickoff, the BTN Football Pregame: Sugar Bowl presented by Auto-Owners Insurance will begin at 7:30 PM ET. Following the game, BTN presents the BTN Football State Farm Postgame: Sugar Bowl, starting at approximately midnight ET. Select guests will join Revsine, DiNardo, Griffith, and Mason during BTN?s live segments from New Orleans.

New Year?s Day bowl games featuring the Big Ten include the Cotton Bowl with Michigan State vs. Baylor, the Outback Bowl featuring Wisconsin vs. Auburn, and the Citrus Bowl featuring Minnesota vs. Missouri. BTN will have reporters on-site at each of the games. BTN Live: Bowl Edition airs at 4:30 PM ET following the games.

The Big Ten has six other teams competing in postseason play, including Iowa, Nebraska, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers and Illinois.


About BTN: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, BTN is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With more than 1,000 events across all platforms, the 24/7 network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. BTN2Go is the digital extension of the Big Ten Network, delivering live games and on-demand programming to Big Ten Network customers via the web, smartphones, and tablets. Events include football, men?s and women?s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Olympic sports and championship events; studio shows; and classic games. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation?s finest universities. The groundbreaking Student U initiative provides real-world experience for students interested in careers in sports television. The network is in more than 60 million homes across the United States and Canada, including carriage by all the major video distributors, such as DIRECTV, DISH, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse, Charter Communications, Comcast Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, Cox Communications, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, and approximately 300 additional video providers across North America. For additional information, go to www.btn.com.