Pregame: Illinois vs Lewis (Exhibition), Friday, November 1st, 8:00pm CT, BTN+

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Illinois vs Lewis (Exhibition Game)
Friday, November 1st
8:00pm CT
BTN+ ($9.95/month)

:illinois:
 
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BTN+

Illinois has 4 games on BTN+ this season, the pay online service. Only 1 month of BTN+ service is required this season for Illini Basketball.

Lewis (Nov. 1st)
Nicholls St (Nov. 5th)
Hampton (Nov. 23rd)
Lindenwood (Nov. 26th)

https://www.btnplus.com/

$9.95 per month, select Illinois, and don't auto-renew so you use it only 1 month if you only use it for the Illini Basketball games.
 
#3
Does one wait until Friday to sign up so it's the month of November?
 
#5
Michigan
I didn't subscribe last year because of the way they packaged it across months, but 4 in a month seems quite reasonable.
 
#7
One of the reasons we chose Rutgers for football, so we can pick up the Lewis game on Friday night.
 
#8
Huntsville, AL
I would like to purchase this although need some guidance on Direct tv / AT&T fiber optics. Can this be streamed from the fiber optic to the Genie receiver to be watched over the television or only on laptop or mobile device? If it can I need a link on how to do it, Thanks ...
 
#9
Austin
This has probably been said, but how does one watch BTN plus without a BTN app
 
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I would like to purchase this although need some guidance on Direct tv / AT&T fiber optics. Can this be streamed from the fiber optic to the Genie receiver to be watched over the television or only on laptop or mobile device? If it can I need a link on how to do it, Thanks ...
I've used it on my Roku, but as far as I know, it'll work on whichever smart device you have for your TV:

* Roku
* Fire Stick
* Chromecast
* Apple TV

Just download the BTN Plus app for whichever one of those devices you have.
 
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On a computer through the BTN plus website
You can do it this way, but you don't have to. I watched all of the BTN Plus games last year on my big screen the last two years. It works just fine with Roku. I'm certain you can also use a Chromecast or an Apple TV. I'm a little less certain about a Fire stick.

Honestly, watching these games is not different to me than watching any of the others except the production value is a little lower. I thought last year was noticeably better on that front than the year before as well too, though.
 
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You can do it this way, but you don't have to. I watched all of the BTN Plus games last year on my big screen the last two years. It works just fine with Roku. I'm certain you can also use a Chromecast or an Apple TV. I'm a little less certain about a Fire stick.

Honestly, watching these games is not different to me than watching any of the others except the production value is a little lower. I thought last year was noticeably better on that front than the year before as well too, though.
The production value is terrible.
 
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Orange Krush Class of 2013
Stanford, CA
FWIW, that month of BTN+ will probably include some Illini volleyball matches in November, too! Haven't checked the schedule but there are usually a few per month.
 
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I'm projecting a win in this matchup. Tyler Underwood will be our leading scorer.

One of those 2 statements I'm joking about. Which one is it?
 
#18
Michigan
It's by far the worst "professional" broadcast presentation.

That being said, I'm 99.99% sure they give college kids the chance to call the game/be sideline reporters (exclusively), which is something I assume those who get chosen really appreciate.
I'm probably in the minority, but I like the Wayne's World campy-ness of it. It's like watching Dr. Who.

The only thing that bothers me is when the game gets pixeled from streaming issues. Fortunately that has been minor.
 
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I'm probably in the minority, but I like the Wayne's World campy-ness of it. It's like watching Dr. Who.

The only thing that bothers me is when the game gets pixeled from streaming issues. Fortunately that has been minor.
I wish they would talk more during the warmup. I like getting stats and learning about the other teams key scorers and recent trends since it helps me get more into the game.
 
#24
Checked out Lewis' roster. Their leading returning rebounder (at 6.4 rpg) is 6-5, 200 lb Donovan Oliver. Second at 4.1 rpg is 6-8, 205 lb Anthony D'Avanzo. Thinking Kofi might pick up a rebound or two in the game.
If I remember correctly, Donovan Oliver is from Kewanee, my home town, and wanted to come to the beloved. We did not offer him though and he is at Lewis. Watch out for revenge.
 
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Michigan
Anyone recall how Underwood treats exhibitions? Does he treat these like a real game (hope not), or is he free to experiment and try things out?
 
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