Former Iowa QBs, WR to call football on BTN
Former Iowa quarterbacks Chuck Long and Paul Burmeister will broadcast football games this fall for the Big Ten Network.
Long, the Hawkeyes' all-time leading passer and the 1985 Heisman Trophy runner-up, will serve as a game color broadcaster and in-studio analyst. He will be paired with veteran broadcaster Kevin Kugler on game coverage.
Iowa City native Paul Burmeister, who guided the Hawkeyes to the 1993 Alamo Bowl, will call games as a play-by-play broadcaster in addition to his NFL Network duties as a studio host.
Former Iowa wide receiver Danan Hughes will return as an in-studio analyst this fall. Hughes also worked for the network during baseball season.
Among the other BTN newcomers include Eric Crouch (analyst), Chris Denari (play-by-play), Jim Miller (studio analyst), Marcus Ryan (studio analyst) and Steve Physioc (play-by-play). Returning pairs include Matt Devlin-Glen Mason and Eric Collins-Derek Rackley. Other returning talent include play-by-play broadcasters Wayne Larrivee and Josh Lewin, and analysts Brandon Williams, Antwaan Randle El, Jon Jansen and J Leman.
Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will anchor the network’s game-day studio coverage on "Big Ten Football Saturday" for the seventh straight season. All will work on additional studio shows during the week.
The network, which is co-owned by the league and Fox, will air more than 40 games this fall.