Is Jess Settles still with the B1G Network?

Discussion in 'Basketball' started by 1hawkeye1, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

    Maybe I've just missed him, but I haven't seen him on there in forever.
  2. Robowe

    Robowe Well-Known Member

    Jess did the Illinois - Rutgers game this past Saturday.

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  3. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Settles isn’t as stiff as Bardo.
    I think Jess does a good job.
  4. MelroseHawkins

    MelroseHawkins Well-Known Member

    Yes he is. I think he does a great job on the BTN and when analyzing games on the set.

    Agree, Bardo doing games is really hard to listen to.
  5. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    Bardo makes me want to take a nap
  6. trj

    trj Well-Known Member

    Bardo is alright. I really don’t have any issues with him.
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  7. mopkins

    mopkins King Kong

    I always wondered if once big ten play starts the BTN tries to avoid having alumni covering their own teams. I have zero evidence to support this but it would make sense and probably be smart. I wouldn't really want Robbie Hummel covering a Purdue vs Iowa game...for example.

    Helps them avoid a conflict of interest or at least an appearance of one.
  8. The Big LeHAWKski

    The Big LeHAWKski Well-Known Member

    I’ve got no complaints about Bardo. Jess comes across with great enthusiasm and energy. Both do a good job during games.
  9. Zstatman

    Zstatman Well-Known Member

    Jess also did a non-conference game on BTN earlier in the season. He must be a B teamer, they go to him when they really need him but he doesn't get prime time.
  10. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

    Oh, come now. A professional broadcaster showing bias toward their alma mater?? When has that ever happened?
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  11. FCAS

    FCAS Well-Known Member

    I think Bardo, Morris and Settles are all 3 pretty good. Better than some of the national guys, like Dakich for example.
  12. 1977Hawkeye

    1977Hawkeye Well-Known Member

    Yep Morris is good and his humor never fails to crack me up. I have no issues with Bardo, either.

    Don't know how you guys feel about him, but I wouldn't mind seeing Wayne Larrivee doing Big Ten games again. Always thought he was really solid back in the day.
  13. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    No I don’t either. Just sounds like he’s reading everything.
  14. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    Andy Katz in studio is meh.

    He says stuff to throw around just to get clicks.

    I think he said two weeks ago 14 Big10 teams were going to the ncaa tournament

    And that’s not much of an exaggeration.
  15. EstronHawkKing

    EstronHawkKing Well-Known Member

    Did ESPN fire Katz?
  16. DDThompson

    DDThompson Well-Known Member

    I’m not sure.

    But he’s doing studio work with Revsine who it’s obvious cringes at Katz’s over-the-top commentary.
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  17. ChosenChildren

    ChosenChildren Well-Known Member

    All 3 are terrific