Hoosier Fan Wins Trip to Big Ten Tournament
Feb. 14, 2007
CHICAGO - The Big Ten Network announced on Tuesday, Feb. 13, that Indiana Hoosier fan and Fort Wayne resident Steven Shriner is the first grand prize winner in the "Road to the Big Ten Tournament Sweepstakes," winning a trip for two to the 2007 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament in Chicago on March 8-11.
Shriner entered online after obtaining an official sweepstakes ticket at the Michigan-Indiana basketball game on Jan. 27 at Assembly Hall as a part of the Big Ten Network Basketball Tour.
"I have been a huge IU fan since 1974. This will be a great weekend for my wife and me, and I want to thank the Big Ten Network for this opportunity," said Shriner. "This is unbelievable due to the fact that I have never won anything of this magnitude."
The Big Ten Network Basketball Tour promotes the upcoming 24-hour a day, 365-day a year television network that is dedicated exclusively to the Big Ten Conference and scheduled to launch this August.
"The Big Ten Network congratulates Mr. Shriner on being the first winner of the Road to the Big Ten Tournament Sweepstakes," said Mark Silverman, president of the Big Ten Network. "Our basketball tour has generated extremely positive reactions from fans so far, and we look forward to awarding additional prizes during the remainder of our tour."
The Big Ten Network Basketball tour will visit all 11 Big Ten basketball arenas during select games throughout the 2007 season. Fans at each of these games have the opportunity to win a trip to the 2007 or 2008 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.
Launching in August 2007, the Big Ten Network will carry many of the games and events previously available only through syndication, providing greater exposure for these and other Big Ten sports. The sports programming on the Big Ten Network and/or through alternative Big Ten Network platforms will include, but is not limited to:
35-plus football games, with each school having at least two games aired (at least one of which will be a conference game);
The Big Ten Conference's compelling athletic competition positions the network as the go-to destination for Big Ten alumni and fans across the nation. In addition to traditional distribution through cable and satellite, select Big Ten Network content will also be available through alternative media platforms such as the Internet, iPods, cell phones and/or other emerging technologies.
The Big Ten Network, scheduled to launch in August 2007, is dedicated exclusively to the Big Ten Conference and will be the destination for Big Ten fans across the country. Operating 24-hours a day, 365-days a year, the Big Ten Network is majority-owned by the Big Ten Conference, while Fox holds a minority interest in the network. Showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports as well as original programming produced by the conference's 11 institutions, it will be available to all carriers and distributors nationwide. For more information regarding the Big Ten Network, visit www.bigten.org. For employment opportunities, interested candidates should submit resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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