Big Ten Football Tour Visits East Lansing Saturday

The 90-minute program devoted to Michigan State football practice debuts Aug. 15 at 10 p.m.

 

EAST LANSING, Mich. – The Big Ten Network will visit East Lansing Saturday, Aug. 15 for an inside look at a Michigan State football practice. The 90-minute “Big Ten Football Tour” will debut on the network Saturday at 10 p.m. EDT, featuring interviews with head coach Mark Dantonio, offensive coordinator Don Treadwell and defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi. The “Big Ten Football Tour” – hosted by Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith – provides on-the-field analysis of each team’s top newcomers, rising stars, important position battles and schedule.

 

The show will feature mic’ed up segments with some assistant coaches. In addition, Big Ten Network reporter Rick Pizzo will interview several players throughout practice, including quarterbacks Kirk Cousins and Keith Nichol, wide receiver Blair White and linebacker Greg Jones.

 

Saturday, the Big Ten Network tour bus, branded with logos and air times for the network’s “Four Pack” lineup that debuts in September, will be parked in Lot 79, located just south of Spartan Stadium off of Shaw Lane.

 

Spartans fans also can receive “Big Ten Football Tour” updates from East Lansing through the Big Ten Network’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.

 

Following the 90-minute special, the network will televise the 2000 Notre Dame-Michigan State game at 11:30 p.m. as part of “The Big Ten’s Greatest Games” series. In 2000, Jeff Smoker’s 68-yard touchdown strike to Herb Haygood on a fourth-and-10 play gave the Spartans a 27-21 victory over the 18th-ranked Irish.

 

Replays of the “Big Ten Football Tour” from East Lansing will air Sunday, Aug. 16 at 1:30 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 17 at 3 a.m. and 11 a.m.

 

The Big Ten Network also will air a 30-minute Michigan State season preview show on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 10:30 p.m.