BTN To Air Spring Football Games

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

So networks are actually going through with the airing of Spring Football games huh? If you get the BTN you'll be able to watch Big Ten teams scrimmage on a show called Big Ten Tonight starting Saturday, April 19th.

Football-starved fans will have a unique opportunity to get a first glimpse of future Big Ten stars at 1 PM ET Saturday, April 19, during the 3½ hour BIG TEN TONIGHT: SPRING FOOTBALL SHOWCASE presented by Jimmy John's. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will host the program from Chicago with live look-ins from that afternoon's eight spring games in the Big Ten.

The show will take fans to Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin. At each stop, the Big Ten Network football analysts will give their early opinions on the 2008 season, break down important position battles and discuss which players could have breakout seasons.
Screw you Northwestern, Minnesota, Michigan and your crappy teams! You can also watch a live feed online without interruption as well if you're diehard Hoosier Football fan or something.

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 11:16 AM


Spring football??? College football fans are just a little bit pathetic.

GMoney said...
Apr 9, 2008, 12:25:00 PM  

The Big Ten is behind the times we here in the SEC have been showing full spring games live for years

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 12:25:00 PM  

"The Big Ten is behind the times we here in the SEC have been showing full spring games live for years."

Um, but they haven't been showing Big Ten games. That's the point, dork.

And who knew they have TVs in SEC country? Huh...

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 12:37:00 PM  

Needs more Molly Qerim (if this was on ESPN).

Apr 9, 2008, 12:39:00 PM  

I know why Minnesota isn't involved: their spring game is April 25.

Jon Marthaler said...
Apr 9, 2008, 12:55:00 PM  

If BTN honestly thinks that airing spring games is going to be what drives people to bitch and complain to their cable providers to give them the network, they are about to lose a crap ton of money.

They screwed up last year by alienating fans and trying to blame it on cable companies, and they are 4-5 months away from doing the same thing again this year. It'll be interesting if the companies continue this pissing contest for another year.

Mez said...
Apr 9, 2008, 1:02:00 PM  

Northwestern's spring game is on April 26 and will be streamed, in full, online.

Mark Graban said...
Apr 9, 2008, 1:39:00 PM  

Michigan's playing their spring game in a high school stadium, and it's closed to the public, apparently.

I realize it's because of construction at the Big House, but I'm sure this is how they envisioned the Rich Rodriguez era starting.

Willmott said...
Apr 9, 2008, 6:39:00 PM  

Michigan's spring game is this weekend and will be televised by BTN.

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 7:06:00 PM  

No, the Michigan spring game is NOT on BTN -- it's been played at a high school.

Anonymous said...
Apr 9, 2008, 7:52:00 PM  

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