BTN to air 90-minute special on Iowa football

August 5, 2008

The Big Ten Network will televise a 90-minute special Iowa’s football team Thursday night. The network will televise parts of practice with interviews and analysis. The Gazette’s Marc Morehouse is scheduled to appear as well.

Iowa’s season preview will air 5:30 p.m. Aug. 19.

The BTN begins its 11-school football tour tonight at Ohio State. After Iowa, specials will air on Wisconsin (Aug. 9), Minnesota (Aug. 11), Indiana (Aug. 12), Purdue (Aug. 13), Northwestern (Aug. 14), Illinois (Aug. 15), Michigan (Aug. 18), Michigan State (Aug. 19) and Penn State (Aug. 21).

More than 90 cable, satellite and cooperative outlets in Iowa carry the Big Ten Network. Mediacom, Iowa’s largest cable operator with 400,000 customers, does not carry the Big Ten Network. The BTN and Mediacom continue to negotiate but have not resolved an impasse.


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