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Old Sep 7, 2017, 01:58 PM   #251
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Didn't see the Bragging Rights game on that schedule. Time and TV for that one?
~7PM on 23rd. Believe ESPN2.
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Old Sep 7, 2017, 02:00 PM   #252
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Old Sep 7, 2017, 02:04 PM   #253
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Another thing I just noticed, no Big Ten games on WatchESPN, is that not part of the new contract? That's another reason why we probably got more BTN Plus games, a couple of those would have been streamed on ESPN instead. Which is too bad as it's a better service and "free".
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Old Sep 7, 2017, 03:12 PM   #254
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Another thing I just noticed, no Big Ten games on WatchESPN, is that not part of the new contract? That's another reason why we probably got more BTN Plus games, a couple of those would have been streamed on ESPN instead. Which is too bad as it's a better service and "free".
Swear I read where the B1G is stopping ESPN3 games.
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Old Sep 7, 2017, 03:57 PM   #255
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Swear I read where the B1G is stopping ESPN3 games.
BTN Plus is so much better.
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Old Sep 7, 2017, 04:02 PM   #256
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I wouldn't give 2 poops about the games being on BTN plus if the service was included with a BTN subscription and the stream actually worked more than half the time.

We should all be uniting behind not paying for BTN plus. I, personally, will search far and wide for pirated streams for all BTN plus games out of principle.
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Old Sep 7, 2017, 07:41 PM   #257
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I wouldn't give 2 poops about the games being on BTN plus if the service was included with a BTN subscription and the stream actually worked more than half the time.

We should all be uniting behind not paying for BTN plus. I, personally, will search far and wide for pirated streams for all BTN plus games out of principle.
I'm behind this 100%
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Old Sep 7, 2017, 08:31 PM   #258
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I'm behind this 100%


+1. I've been on this boycott for awhile now
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Old Sep 7, 2017, 08:53 PM   #259
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I wouldn't give 2 poops about the games being on BTN plus if the service was included with a BTN subscription and the stream actually worked more than half the time.

We should all be uniting behind not paying for BTN plus. I, personally, will search far and wide for pirated streams for all BTN plus games out of principle.
The streams have always buffered well for me. Plus it's easier to rewatch (usually a lot of fun stuff to watch for during early games) because I stream games broadcasted on network tv (I can't record for later). Also, manual slow motion replays are an awesome feature! The amateur announcers are by far the worst part, imo. Pay wall is also obnoxious. Overall, pretty meh over the big ten plus experience, but I'm not boycotting and dealing with an inferior and difficult to find stream.

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Old Sep 8, 2017, 07:39 AM   #260
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BTN+ Is such a sham. Really disappointed in the network.
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Old Sep 8, 2017, 07:59 AM   #261
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BTN+ Is such a sham. Really disappointed in the network.
Better labelling would be BTN-

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Old Sep 8, 2017, 08:42 AM   #262
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Vote with your wallet !

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Old Sep 8, 2017, 09:03 AM   #263
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BTN+ Is such a sham. Really disappointed in the network.
It is not like we are already paying for Big Ten Network on cable, this is a sham and the administrations need to step up and say so.
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Old Sep 8, 2017, 10:06 AM   #264
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I wouldn't give 2 poops about the games being on BTN plus if the service was included with a BTN subscription and the stream actually worked more than half the time.

We should all be uniting behind not paying for BTN plus. I, personally, will search far and wide for pirated streams for all BTN plus games out of principle.
You can also just wait a day or two and watch the replay on BTN.
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Old Sep 8, 2017, 01:14 PM   #265
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BTN plus is just another money grab. I will enjoy those games old school....on the radio listening to Brian!
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Old Sep 8, 2017, 01:21 PM   #266
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Vote with your wallet !
Couldn't agree more
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Old Sep 8, 2017, 01:29 PM   #267
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Of course, maximizing BTN revenue increases cash passed on to the Athletic Department, which this AD has been pouring into the improved facilities which we all agree are desperately needed - due in large part to the fact that other BIG schools have been pouring their share of BTN revenues into their improved facilities.
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Old Sep 8, 2017, 01:50 PM   #268
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Better labelling would be BTN-
I enjoyed this. Thank you.
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Old Sep 8, 2017, 03:27 PM   #269
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Big Ten Network is a joke... Want to complain to somebody about it on the phone? Too bad! A company that provides a service to a hundred million people only allows you to voice concerns via an email that you most certainly won't get a response to. At least I never do.

Don't even get me going into them not using their extra channels to air different games going on at the same time because a 3rd rate camera crew costs oh so much and the big ten network is struggling or something..
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Old Sep 8, 2017, 03:39 PM   #270
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Big Ten Network is a joke... Want to complain to somebody about it on the phone? Too bad! A company that provides a service to a hundred million people only allows you to voice concerns via an email that you most certainly won't get a response to. At least I never do.

Don't even get me going into them not using their extra channels to air different games going on at the same time because a 3rd rate camera crew costs oh so much and the big ten network is struggling or something..
My question (that I have no idea what the answer is)...how is btn in comparison to the ACC, big 12, etc?

Are we getting the short end of the stick, or are we simply unhappy with the product that NCAA bball provides in general? I'm thinking conference as a whole, not just Illinois bball.

There is a risk (I assume) for the big ten that we might to switch our viewership to the NBA due to poor product, but little risk of us switching to another conference.

Do they just know they can provide this service and have little change in viewership? Are we on par with other P5 conferences for amenities? NBA tv is bad, but not this bad.

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Old Sep 10, 2017, 10:39 AM   #271
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Back to basketball - what's everyone's projection for the starting lineup at the beginning of the season, and then the starting lineup halfway through the season?

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Old Sep 10, 2017, 11:21 AM   #272
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^^^^^^^^^^
Groce used 9 different starting lineups last year.
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Old Sep 10, 2017, 12:48 PM   #273
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Beginning of season:

- Alstork
- Finke
- Black
- Lucas
- Smith

Halfway through:

- Alstork
- Nichols
- Black
- Lucas
- Smith

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Old Sep 10, 2017, 05:28 PM   #274
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http://herald-review.com/sports/illi...9bd191df9.html

Article on Alstork.
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Old Sep 10, 2017, 07:38 PM   #275
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I got to hear Underwood speak today at a coaching conference in Normal, IL. I must say I walked away even more impressed than I already was. He explained his spread offense and you can't help but be excited about what our team will look like in the near future. He really emphasizes that his players go 100% at all times and if they don't he sends them to the treadmill as a form of punishment.
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