With Gus Johnson leaving MSG and no longer having to worry about calling Knicks games, quite a bit of free time was added to his schedule. Luckily for Big Ten basketball fans, Johnson has decided to fill that free time by calling more games for the Big Ten Network.â†µ
America’s favorite play-by-play announcer, Gus Johnson, returns to the Big Ten Network for a third season, and will call 23 Big Ten men’s basketball games this winter, more than twice as many as the previous two years.â†µ
Twenty of Johnson’s 23 assignments will be regular-season conference matchups or Big Ten Tournament games. His first conference game is scheduled for Monday, Dec. 27, when Indiana hosts Penn State at Assembly Hall in Bloomington. Johnson also will handle play-by-play responsibilities during the network’s Super Wednesday doubleheaders beginning in January, as well as selected Tuesdays and Thursdays during the conference season and all three of the network’s Big Ten Tournament games.â†µ
I'm all for more Gus Johnson, especially on the Big Ten Network. The overall slate of announcers on the channel is pretty disappointing, but Johnson helps make up for that with his exciting announcing, so having him announce more Big Ten games this upcoming season will be great. After all, who else can make a game in the middle of the week between Northwestern and Iowa seem interesting? Very few can, but Johnson is someone who will bring excitement to the table no matter what.