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    Friday Night Tailgate Visits Champaign
    Tailgating is a very popular pastime for fans in Champaign before home football games, just as it is all over the college football world.  The Big Ten Network will originate portions of its Friday Night Tailgate program from the UI campus Friday evening.

    Tailgating is a very popular pastime for fans in Champaign before home football games, just as it is all over the college football world. The Big Ten Network will originate portions of its Friday Night Tailgate program from the UI campus Friday evening.

    Oct. 18, 2007

    The Big Ten Network kicks off its coverage of the Illinois-Michigan football game with FRIDAY NIGHT TAILGATE, the network's television show devoted to capturing the excitement of game week on each Big Ten campus.

    The competition between Big Ten schools heats up on FRIDAY NIGHT TAILGATE as our campus correspondents make their second trip to each campus. This week, the show hits Champaign, Ill., and Minneapolis, Minn., to determine whether Illinois or Minnesota has the better campus atmosphere.

    FRIDAY NIGHT TAILGATE airs live at 7 p.m. CT on the Big Ten Network and is hosted by Mike Hall.

    This week, campus correspondent Andy Cameron test drives an innovative, mind-reading invention, learns the fine art of belly dancing and explores the connection between Champaign and the Emerald Isle.

    The episode of FRIDAY NIGHT TAILGATE is part of a year-long competition between Big Ten schools. At the conclusion of the football season, one Big Ten school with the best campus atmosphere will be crowned champion.

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