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BTN Announces Men’s & Women’s On-Air Talent Rosters for 2012 Basketball Season

BTN today revealed its on-air talent for the 2012 Big Ten men’s and women’s basketball season. Gus Johnson, one of America’s favorite sportscasters, will return to BTN for his fifth season as a men’s basketball play-by-play announcer. Johnson joined BTN during the 2008-09 season. Known for his memorable catchphrases, Johnson’s style is popular among fans.

BTN has added five new faces to the men’s basketball talent roster. Justin Kutcher, who previously worked for ESPN, will join BTN’s deep roster of returning play-by-play announcers, which includes Eric Collins, Kevin Kugler, Dave Revsine, Brian Anderson, Tom Hamilton and Wayne Larrivee.

Sam Vincent, former head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats, Mike Kelley, who previously worked as an analyst for ESPN, Scoonie Penn, former Ohio State point guard and Sean Harrington, former Illinois shooting guard, will all join returning BTN analysts Jim Jackson, Shon Morris, Greg Kelser, Dan Bonner, Steve Smith and Eddie Johnson. Vincent, who played at Michigan State, spent seven seasons in the NBA with multiple teams and won an NBA Championship with the 1986 Boston Celtics. Kelley, a former Badger basketball standout and 1999 Defensive Player of the Year, holds Wisconsin’s all-time record in career steals with 275. Penn was a two-time All Big Ten selection and a third team All-American as a senior. Harrington spent the last four years at Illinois as the Director of Basketball Operations.

BTN has added former ESPN and NBA TV analyst LaChina Robinson to the women’s basketball talent roster. Robinson, who played in college at Wake Forest, will join returning analysts Stephanie White, Mary Murphy and Debbie Antonelli. Returning play-by-play talent to the women’s basketball roster includes Lisa Byington and Brenda VanLengen, as well as Kugler and Collins.

BTN will bring fans two 60-minute basketball preview shows for both men’s and women’s basketball. The Big Ten Men’s Basketball Preview Show will air at 7 PM ET on Nov. 4 and will be hosted by Revsine and Jackson. The Women’s Big Ten Basketball Preview Show will air at 8:30 PM ET on Nov. 5 and be hosted by White and BTN’s Mike Hall.

BTN is the fan’s home for Big Ten basketball this season, airing more than 175 men’s and women’s conference and non-conference matchups, which includes four Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournament games and 10 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament games. All televised games will also be available on BTN2Go. An additional 150 games will be streamed on the Big Ten Digital Network.



Oct. 23, 2012

BTN ADVANCE PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

Tuesday, October 23 – Monday, October 29

– TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23

5:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
The Next Level

Rick Pizzo – Host; Russ Lande, Tom Waddle and Antwaan Randle El – Analysts

 

6 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BIG TEN FOOTBALL in 60

PURDUE AT OHIO STATE (10-20-12)

 

7 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
#BTNLive

Dave Revsine – Host; Howard Griffith and Chuck Long – Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER

BOWLING GREEN AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER

AKRON AT OHIO STATE

Dan Kelly – Play-By-Play; Kevin Egan – Analyst

 

– WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24

5 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BIG TEN FOOTBALL in 60

MICHIGAN STATE AT MICHIGAN (10-20-12)

 

6 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
TAILGATE 48: MICHIGAN STATE AT MICHIGAN

Jason Fisher and Alex Curry – Hosts

 

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL & BEYOND

Dave Revsine – Host; Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin – Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER

EVANSVILLE AT INDIANA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER

NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT NORTHWESTERN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE JOURNEY: BIG TEN FOOTBALL 2012

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

PENN STATE AT IOWA

Mike Wolf – Play-By-Play; Liz Tortorello-Nelson – Analyst

 

– THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25

9 AM ET/ BIG TEN BASKETBALL

MEDIA DAY PRESS CONFERENCES (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

5 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BIG TEN FOOTBALL in 60

NEBRASKA AT NORTHWESTERN (10-20-12)

 

7 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
#BTNLive

Dave Revsine – Host; Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo – Analysts

 

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

MIDNIGHT MADNESS AT PENN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com


– FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26

2:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
WOMEN’S SPORTS REPORT

Dara McIntosh – Host; Kara Lentz and Michelle McMahon – Analysts

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY

MICHIGAN AT IOWA

Lisa Byington – Play-By-Play; Kara Lentz – Analyst

 

5 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER

MINNESOTA AT NEBRASKA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL REPORT

Mike Hall – Host; Tony Banks and Rosevelt Colvin – Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

MICHIGAN STATE AT INDIANA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

NORTHWESTERN AT MINNESOTA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

OHIO STATE AT NEBRASKA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

MICHIGAN AT PURDUE

Mike Wolf – Play-By-Play; Audrey Flaugh – Analyst

 

– SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27 –

11 AM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL PREGAME
Dave Revsine – Host; Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo – Analysts

NOON ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL

INDIANA AT ILLINOIS

Kevin Kugler – Play-By-Play; Chris Martin – Analyst; Jon Jansen – Sideline

 

3:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
PURDUE AT MINNESOTA

Eric Collins – Play-By-Play; Derek Rackley – Analyst; J Leman – Sideline

 

6 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER

ILLINOIS AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL POSTGAME
Dave Revsine – Host; Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo – Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

MICHIGAN AT INDIANA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

MICHIGAN STATE AT PURDUE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

LEWIS AT ILLINOIS (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

12 AM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
THE FINAL DRIVE

Dave Revsine – Host; Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo – Analysts

– SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28 –

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER

NORTHWESTERN AT WISCONSIN
Dean Linke – Play-By-Play; Chris Doran – Analyst

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY

NORTHWESTERN AT IOWA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER

INDIANA AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

1 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER

OHIO STATE AT PENN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

NORTHWESTERN AT WISCONSIN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

ILLINOIS AT MINNESOTA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

PENN STATE AT NEBRASKA

Mike Wolf – Play-By-Play; Audrey Flaugh – Analyst

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BIG TEN FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK (TBD)

– MONDAY, OCTOBER 29

6:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE BIG TEN PULSE

Rick Pizzo – Host; Tim Doyle and Derek Rackley – Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL REPORT

Mike Hall – Host; Howard Griffith and Chris Martin – Analysts

 

7:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
BTN LiveBIG

Dhani Jones – Host

– TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30

5:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE NEXT LEVEL 2012

Rick Pizzo – Host; Russ Lande, Tom Waddle and Antwaan Randle El – Analysts

 

6 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL 

BIG TEN FOOTBALL in 60 – TBD

 

7 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
#BTNLIVE

Dave Revsine – Host; Howard Griffith and Chuck Long – Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER

DETROIT AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBTION: NORTHWOOD FL AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBITION: WALSH AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBITION: MONTEVALLO AT PURDUE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET/ BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

BIG TEN ELITE – 1994 NEBRASKA FOOTBALL

 

 

 

– WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31

5 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BIG TEN FOOTBALL in 60 – TBD

 

6 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
TAILGATE 48: MICHIGAN STATE AT WISCONSIN

Jason Fisher and Alex Curry – Hosts

 

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL & BEYOND

Dave Revsine – Host; Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin – Analysts

 

7:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE JOURNEY: BIG TEN FOOTBALL 2012

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

PURDUE AT ILLINOIS

Mike Wolf – Play-By-Play; Liz Tortorello-Nelson – Analyst

 

10:30 AM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

1:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

3:00 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER

AKRON AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

4:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

7:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

– THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1

12 PM ET / BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

2:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1 (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

5 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BIG TEN FOOTBALL in 60 – TBD

 

5 PM ET / BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 1(live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBITION: NORTHERN MICHIGAN AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBITION: MINNESOTA STATE-MANKATO AT MINNESOTA (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

6:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING

STEP INTO MY OFFICE: IOWA’s COACH KIRK FERENTZ

Mike Hall – Host

 

7 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
#BTNLive

Dave Revsine – Host; Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo – Analysts

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S SOCCER

NORTHWESTERN AT INDIANA

Dan Kelly- Play by play; Chris Doran – Analyst

– FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2

9:30 AM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
WOMEN’S SPORTS REPORT

Dara McIntosh – Host; Kara Lentz and Michelle McMahon – Analysts

 

10 AM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINAL #1

Dan Kelly – Play by play; Kate Markgraf – Analyst; Danielle Slaton -Sideline

 

12:30 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINAL #2

Dan Kelly – Play by play; Kate Markgraf – Analyst; Danielle Slaton -Sideline

 

2:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINAL #1

Lisa Byington – Play by play; Kara Lentz – Analyst

 

5 PM ET / BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY

BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP SEMIFINAL #2

Lisa Byington – Play by play; Kara Lentz – Analyst

 

2:07 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S HOCKEY

MINNESOTA STATE AT WISCONSIN (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL REPORT

Mike Hall – Host; Tony Banks and Rosevelt Colvin – Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

NEBRASKA AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

WISCONSIN AT OHIO STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

INDIANA AT NORTHWESTERN (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

MINNESOTA AT PENN STATE

Mike Wolf – Play-By-Play; Audrey Flaugh – Analyst

 

8:30 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBITION: ST. CLOUD STATE AT MICHIGAN STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

 

 

 

 

– SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3 –

11 AM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL PREGAME
Eric Collins – Play-By-Play; Derek Rackley – Analyst; TBD – Sideline

 

TBD / BIG TEN FOOTBALL

TBD

Eric Collins – Play-By-Play; Derek Rackley – Analyst; TBD – Sideline

 

3 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL POSTGAME
Dave Revsine – Host; Howard Griffith, Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin – Analysts

 

TBD / BIG TEN FOOTBALL

TBD

Kevin Kugler – Play-By-Play; Chris Martin – Analyst; TBD – Sideline

 

4 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBITION: PHILADELPHIA UNIVERSITY AT PENN STATE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBITION: NEWBERRY AT PURDUE (live streaming)

www.BTN.com

 

6:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL

THE FINAL DRIVE

Dave Revsine – Host; Howard Griffith, Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin – Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

IOWA AT MICHIGAN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

INDIANA AT ILLINOIS (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL

PURDUE AT            NORTHWESTERN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S HOCKEY

COLORADO COLLEGE AT WISCONSIN (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

– SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4 –

 

12 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S SOCCER

BIG TEN SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIP

Dan Kelly – Play-By-Play; Danielle Slaton – Analyst – Sideline – Lisa Burnett”

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBITION: LINDSEY WILSON AT PURDUE (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

2 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBITION: QUINCY AT IOWA (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

2:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY

BIG TEN FIELD HOCKEY CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Lisa Byington – Play-By-Play; Kara Lentz – Analyst

 

4 PM ET / BIG TEN WOMEN’S BASKETBALL

EXHIBITION: WEST CHESTER AT ILLINOIS (live streaming)
www.BTN.com

 

4:30 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL

BIG TEN FOOTBALL REPLAY

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL PREVIEW SHOW

Dave Revsine – Host; Jim Jackson – Analyst

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BIG TEN FOOTBALL GAME OF THE WEEK (TBD)

 

– MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5

6:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
THE BIG TEN PULSE

Rick Pizzo – Host; Tim Doyle and Derek Rackley – Analysts

 

7 PM ET / BIG TEN FOOTBALL
BTN FOOTBALL REPORT

Mike Hall – Host; Howard Griffith and Chris Martin – Analysts

 

7:30 PM ET / BTN ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING
BTN LiveBIG

Dhani Jones – Host

 

8 PM ET / BIG TEN MEN’S BASKETBALL

BIG TEN BASKETBALL PREVIEW SHOW

Mike Hall – Host; Stephanie White – Analyst