Most of the football teams in the Big Ten are underway with practice. And as the days pass in August fans get more anxious for the first game to be played. Any information they can receive on their team is valuable. Today the Big Ten Network will help contribute to the their hunger for news as they began their tour around the conference previewing each of the teams. The Iowa Hawkeyes were their first stop.
The network's studio team of Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith anchor the coverage on each of the stops. Interviews include notable players and head coach. A minimal crew record the practice and all components are produced back in Chicago to be shown Thursday night at 9pm (Iowa time).
The BTN announcing crew, which includes blogger Tom Dienhart travel among the conference cities by bus. After its stop in Iowa City it moves west along I-80 to Nebraska followed by Minnesota, Wisconsin and Northwestern before switching production crews in Chicago for the final 7 teams. The BTN bus has a player representing each school. Keenan Davis is the lone Hawkeye on the bus, and above he signs below his picture.