Indiana Preview Show to Air on Big Ten Network Monday Evening
Aug. 16, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana will lead off the Big Ten Network's Big Ten Football Preview Tour with an hour-long special on Monday evening at 8 p.m. ET. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith watched the Hoosiers' third preseason practice and talked to Coach Lynch, fifth-year senior quarterback Ben Chappell, senior linebacker Tyler Replogle and junior wide receiver Tandon Doss.
For the fourth straight year, Revsine, DiNardo and Griffith will travel nearly 3,000 miles during a 15-day stretch to bring fans an hour-long, on-site preview show from every Big Ten campus on the Big Ten Football Preview Tour.
This year, fans will be able to follow the tour online, with a behind-the-scenes look at the tour on the network's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube pages.
"As the calendar turns to August, the excitement for football season is at a fever pitch and the Big Ten Football Preview Tour is a great way to give fans an early glimpse of their favorite teams and rivals," Big Ten Network President Mark Silverman said.
Preview shows will include interviews with head coaches, coordinators and selected returning players to measure each team's progress for the quickly approaching 2010 regular season.
Revsine, DiNardo, Griffith and the Big Ten Network production crew will travel across the conference's eight states in a customized, chartered bus. The bus will be branded with logos and air times for the network's new show Big Ten Icons, hosted by Keith Jackson. Big Ten Icons will debut on Saturday, Sept. 18, and air Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET.
About the Big Ten Network: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live sporting events, and nearly all of them in HD, the 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. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising more Olympic sporting events and women's sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation's finest universities. Each year, the network offers between 35 and 40 football games, 105 regular season men's basketball games; 55 women's basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches' shows; and classic games. The network is available to more than 75 million homes across the United States and Canada, and currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Omaha), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com.
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