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Purdue-Michigan Selected for BTN Tailgate

College GameDay Rotel Style is coming to Purdue

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It is not quite College Gameday, which is going to the college football hotbed of New York City this weekend for reasons unknown, but BTN Tailgate, the Rotel-ized version of GamDay specifically for BTN will have its first on campus appearance of the season this weekend when the Michigan Wolverines come to town:

Saturday’s BTN Tailgate heads to campus to feature a Purdue team that sports a 2-1 record after their largest road win since 1999. The Boilermakers will face a top-10 Michigan team and a Wolverine defense that ranks No. 5 nationally in total defense while only allowing three touchdowns this season. The matchup will be televised by FOX at 4 p.m. ET.

In its second season, BTN Tailgate will expand to two-hours, beginning at 10 a.m. ET. The live show is the home for Big Ten football fans on Saturday mornings, capturing the unique game day environment on each campus, with fan interaction, special guests, football analysis and special features. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Anthony “Spice” Adams and Michelle McMahon will return on-air this season, welcoming former Ohio State Quarterback Stanley Jackson to the group of on-air personalities.

A wide array of sponsor activations encompass the BTN Tailgate footprint including the Dairy Queen Fan Zone, music and touchdown celebration end zone presented by T-Mobile, a football skills and game zone presented by TIAA, a sign making station presented by Chase Sapphire and an LED screen presented by GEICO to enhance on-site viewing pleasure, along with additional giveaways and activities that vary each week. BTN Tailgate is supported logistically by Navistar, the Official Equipment Truck of the Big Ten Conference.

The location will be on the front lawn at Cary Quad and entrances will open at 9AM, an hour before the live show begins. All of the new sponsors make me pine for the old days. I want to dive for prizes in a hot vat of Rotel & Queso. I want to get that close shave of America before enjoying my foreplay pancakes in the Barbasol flapjack zone.

Ah well. It will be a fun day anyway.