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Tag: "Big Ten Network"

A TV show Hawkeye football fans don’t want to miss

[ 0 ] October 24, 2013

How do you decide which sports stories are worth re-telling? Bill Friedman, a coordinating producer for Big Ten Network, offered a simple litmus test, and explained why Iowa’s 1985 football team passed with ease. “I think what we look for is, you want to pick a team where a fan would say, ‘Of course I […]

BTN to air seven Iowa men’s basketball games

[ 0 ] October 2, 2013

From UI Athletic Communications: The Big Ten Network (BTN) announced today its men’s basketball television schedule for the 2013-14 conference season. The schedule includes seven Iowa league games on the network, with the potential of two more.  All games are available on its mobile platform BTN2GO as well. Iowa home games versus Nebraska (Dec. 31) […]

Hawkeyes gaining steam among national pundits

[ 0 ] September 30, 2013

USA TODAY isn’t exactly ready to place the Iowa football team near its top 25 yet, but has “re-ranked” the Hawkeyes as the No. 56 team in the country, moving them up 10 spots from last week. The list, which is separate from the weekly top 25 coaches’ poll, gives the biggest credit to West […]

National writers evaluate Jake Rudock’s debut

[ 0 ] September 1, 2013

So, Hawkeye fans, maybe something positive did come out of Iowa’s 30-27 loss against Northern Illinois on Saturday. Iowa is 0-1 and has lost seven straight dating to last season, but after just one game in 2013, there seems to be a growing consensus within Big Ten Conference football circles that the Hawkeyes have likely […]

BTN analyst: Ferentz ‘one of the best’ coaches, but recruiting landscape ‘hurts a place like Iowa’

[ 0 ] August 20, 2013

Before you judge Kirk Ferentz, take a look at his circumstances. That’s how Gerry DiNardo of the Big Ten Network explained his defense of Iowa’s football coach. Earlier this summer, Ferentz was listed among the five worst coaches nationally by SI.com. “I would disagree with that take,” DiNardo said. “I would say of all the […]

Big Ten Network primetime football games announced; no Iowa games chosen

[ 0 ] May 6, 2013

The Big Ten Network announced its own primetime football schedule Monday, with eight conference teams featured among the network’s dozen games. The Iowa Hawkeyes were among the four teams left off the initial evening slate. Five of the games feature a pre-season top-25 Big Ten team, while three of the 12 matchups feature games versus teams from the […]

Big Ten Network gives Iowa football a dreary forecast

[ 0 ] April 23, 2013

The Big Ten Network gave it’s early thoughts on Iowa’s upcoming football season, and things look pretty bleak. Tom Dienhart of BTN.com doesn’t expect the Hawkeyes to qualify for a bowl game this fall, adding, “The Hawkeyes are trending down. There’s no other way to put it. From 11-2 in 2009 to 8-5, 7-6 and […]

Big Ten network cuts academics, citing low ratings

[ 2 ] May 17, 2012

BTN has cut back non-sports programs and hired outside production companies to produce high-quality shows.

2011-12 Big Ten Network wrestling schedule

[ 0 ] November 18, 2011

See the 2011-12 Big Ten Network wrestling schedule.

Keno Davis lands job with Big Ten Network

[ 1 ] October 17, 2011

Keno Davis is coming soon to a television near you. The former Drake and Providence basketball coach signed a one-year deal today with the Big Ten Network to do work as a color analyst for men’s basketball games this season. The 39-year-old Davis will also do studio work during the basketball season. “I am really […]