Big Ten Network to Televise Spring Game Live at Noon on April 14
Michigan Stadium

March 30, 2012

Spring Football Central

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The Big Ten Network will televise live the University of Michigan spring football game and the "Battle at the Big House" men's lacrosse game between Michigan and Ohio State live on Saturday, April 14. The spring practice will start at noon and the men's lacrosse match will start one hour following the conclusion of the football practice, at approximately 2:30 p.m. It will also stream live on the BTN2Go.

Matt Shepard, U-M's men's basketball radio announcer, will anchor the broadcast for both the football scrimmage and men's lacrosse game. He will be joined on the football broadcast by former Michigan offensive tackle Jon Jansen. Lisa Byington will report from the sideline during the football practice. Greg Bice will provide analysis with Shepard on the lacrosse game.

The BTN will conduct interviews with football head coach Brady Hoke, as well as members of his staff and players immediately following the scrimmage that will air on the network in between the two events.

The BTN will have highlights and analysis from the day's Big Ten spring games on Saturday night at 9:30 p.m. on the B1G Tonight Spring Football Edition with Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith. BTN's spring football coverage also includes the Big Ten Football Report every Tuesday night. BTN will offer a live television or internet broadcast for every Big Ten spring football game or final practice.

About BTN2Go: The BTN2Go is a live 24/7 digital extension of the Big Ten Network that gives fans the ability to watch the network live wherever they are via computer, smartphone or tablet. Full online access to BTN2Go is available to subscribers of participating TV providers at no additional charge. As of March 23, Bright House Networks, Charter, Cox, DIRECTV, Dish, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS offer BTN2Go to their subscribers. For more information, go to

Media Contact: David Ablauf (734) 763-4423

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