Friday, June 27, 2008
Man they just keep coming up with more and more reality TV ideas don't they? This time it's in the college ranks as Ron Zook's team is going to be followed around by cameras. The Big Ten network is doing a second season of "The Journey" and Illinois is its choice....
Zook is prepared to go in front of the cameras with his coaches and players for a Big Ten Network series called "The Journey."Well isn't that fun? I think it's official that I need and want the Big Ten Network on my cable plan. I'll even pay to see Zook's bedroom!
BTN officials plan to announce Thursday the Illini will be featured in Season 2. Minnesota and its first-year basketball coach, Tubby Smith, were the series' guinea pigs.
"I talked with Tubby and he was impressed with their professionalism," Zook said. "He had the same fears in the beginning as I do."
Chief among those fears?
"This will be like having someone in your bedroom," Zook said.
The first installment of "Illinois Football: The Journey" will air Sept. 2 and last an hour. The series is slated for 10 to 13 episodes, most 30 minutes long.
Big Ten Network goes behind scenes with Illinois (Chicago Sports)