Former Rutgers football players Shaun O’Hara, Eric LeGrand and Ray Lucas will be part of the on-air Big Ten Network lineup this season, the network announced on Wednesday.
O’Hara, a former Scarlet Knights offensive lineman who earned three NFL Pro Bowl nods during his distinguished Giants career, will be in the Big Ten Network booth as a game analyst while LeGrand, the former Scarlet Knights defensive lineman who has become nationally recognized in his fight to recover from a paralyzing spinal cord injury, and Lucas, the former Rutgers quarterback who spent seven years in the NFL, will serve as football studio analysts.
The Big Ten already has Rutgers’ Sept. 6 game against Howard, the Sept. 13 tilt versus Penn State and the Oct. 4 contest against Michigan scheduled to air on its network this season. It’s possible that the network will air other Rutgers football action this fall, with TV arrangements set to be announced six-to-12 days in advance of games.
Bob Wenzel, who has the distinction of being the last coach to guide the Rutgers men’s basketball team to the NCAA Tournament in 1991, is also joining the Big Ten Network team as both a studio and game analyst.
In addition, the network announced that Josh Lewin, the voice of the New York Mets and San Diego Chargers, will do play-by-play basketball, while Tina Cervasio, a sideline reporter for the New York Knicks and New York Red Bulls, will also report from the sideline for Rutgers games.
The Big Ten Network previously announced that 24 hours of coverage will be dedicated to some of the most memorable Scarlet Knights games on Aug. 1.
The “Rutgers Day” lineup includes a 60-minute show welcoming the Scarlet Knights to the Big Ten. Host Dave Revsine will be joined in studio by Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, while Big Ten Network football analyst Gerry DiNardo discusses the history and future of Rutgers football and basketball analyst Jim Jackson shares his thoughts on Scarlet Knights hoops.
Rutgers Athletic Director Julie Hermann, football coach Kyle Flood, men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan, women’s basketball coach C. Vivian Stringer and LeGrand will also be featured on the show that airs at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. on the same day the Rutgers football team opens preseason camp.
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