Big Ten Network host discusses plans for pregame shows in 2020
Big Ten Network’s popular pregame show BTN Tailgate will look a little bit different during the 2020 season.
Typically, BTN’s pregame show follows a College GameDay type set up, traveling to one of the conference’s 14 institutions for on-site coverage of a league matchup. In 2020, that won’t be the case, according to network host Dave Revsine.
“There are going to be strict limitations on how all of that will work, and I think they’re still trying to figure that out as to how many people can be in particular places at once and how do you distance people from one another,” Revsine said, according to 247Sports. “That’s still evolving.”
BTN will still run the program and Revsine will continue to host, alongside analysts Howard Griffith and Gerry DiNardo. However, the show will be conducted from the studio rather than from campuses.
ESPN’s College GameDay has continued to travel to on-site locations, but has not permitted fans in the backdrop, creating a different look on Saturday morning.