'Big Ten Football Preview Tour' Ready to Hit the Road

Aug. 8, 2011

CHICAGO – For the fifth straight year, Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will zigzag across Big Ten country to bring fans a 30-minute, on-site preview show from every Big Ten campus on the Big Ten Football Preview Tour, presented by Culligan. The BTN crew will travel over 3,000 miles during the 15-day stretch.

The BTN crew will be on Iowa’s campus in Iowa City on Friday, Aug. 12 to film the Hawkeyes practice and also interview players and coaches for the show.

The first preview show will air at 8 PM ET on Aug. 14 from the University of Wisconsin. Subsequent shows will air nightly at 8 PM ET, continuing with Minnesota (Aug. 15), Nebraska (Aug. 16), Iowa (Aug. 17), Illinois (Aug. 18), Indiana (Aug. 19), Ohio State (Aug. 20), Penn State (Aug. 21), Michigan (Aug. 22), Michigan State (Aug. 23), Purdue (Aug. 24) and Northwestern (Aug. 25). Additional football preview content from the tour will be available at BTN.com, Facebook and YouTube. Fans can also virtually jump on the bus via Twitter by following @BigTenNetwork, @BTNDaveRevsine and @gerrydinardo from the road.

“Our preview shows are a great way to give fans an early glimpse of their favorite teams and rivals and see how the divisions might shape up,” BTN President Mark Silverman said. “We’re excited to add a new stop in Lincoln this year.”

Preview shows will include interviews with head coaches and selected returning players as the BTN analysts measure each team’s progress for the quickly approaching 2011 regular season.

Revsine, DiNardo, Griffith and the BTN production crew will travel across the conference’s nine states in a customized, chartered bus. The bus will be branded with new logos for BTN.com and BTN2Go, a live 24/7 multi-platform extension of BTN, launching this fall, that gives fans the ability to watch the network live wherever they are via the internet, mobile phone or tablet.

BTN’s preseason football coverage continues the following week with two, hour-long Big Ten Football Preview shows. The first show will highlight the Leaders Division on Tuesday, Aug. 23, followed by the Legends Division Preview Show on Wednesday, Aug. 24. Both shows will air at 7 PM ET with a second chance each night to watch at 10 PM ET.

For a complete list of the BTNs “Football Preview Tour”, click HERE.