Posted by: marcmwm | May 29, 2008

Iowa day on the Big Ten Network . . .

So, those of you who do have BTN, have you watched it since the end of basketball season?

Flipping one night, I caught Iowa-Purdue football 2002. WHAT A FABULOUS GAME!!!! I was there and wrote about it and I’m sure I didn’t do it justice. Wow, wow, wow.

Other than that, I haven’t tuned in. I’m not a track, softball or college baseball guy.

They need a weekly, year-round football show. It’s doable. It was take some time and planning and a really great producer, but it’s doable. And it’d be a peg the BTN could rest on. They have Big Ten football and access. The others don’t.

Maybe this will pull you in . . .

Big Ten Network Celebrates Iowa Day on June 4

Network to air 24 consecutive hours of Hawkeye programming

 

CHICAGO – On Wednesday, June 4, the Big Ten Network says “Go Hawks!” with 24 consecutive hours of Iowa programming.

 

The day will include some of Iowa’s best performances in 2007-08, including the Big Ten Wrestling Championship, the softball team’s upset of Michigan, a victory against Michigan State in the Big Ten Field Hockey semifinals and the women’s basketball team’s thriller over Minnesota.

 

At 9 PM ET, the Big Ten Network will present a special edition of Big Ten Tonight, the Iowa Year in Review.  The show will recap all the great Hawkeye moments of the past 12 months.

 

In addition to the most recent triumphs, the network will also re-air two Iowa victories from the series, Big Ten’s Greatest Games, including the men’s basketball game against Connecticut (1995) and the football game against Michigan (1990).

 

The programming schedule also contains four episodes of campus programming produced by Iowa University, including James Van Allen: Flights of Discovery, Lasansky: Inside the Image, and the debuts of The Making of Dance Gala and Iowa Caucuses.

 

Throughout the month of June, the Big Ten Network will air university-themed programming for a full 24 hours devoted to each of the Big Ten member institutions, including Purdue (June 2), Iowa (June 4), Michigan (June 5), Illinois (June 9), Indiana (June 11), Northwestern (June 12), Ohio State (June 16), Penn State (June 18), Wisconsin (June 19), Minnesota (June 23) and Michigan State (June 25).

 

Iowa Day Schedule – June 4

All times Central

 

5am           Big Ten Women’s Basketball

                  Iowa 72, Minnesota 69 (2/17/08)

                  Wendy Ausdemore scored 17 first-half points as Iowa appeared poised

                  to run away from Minnesota.  But the Gophers rallied and took the lead

                  in the second half.  A pair of late buckets by Krista VandeVenter sealed

                  the win for Iowa.

 

7am           Campus Programming

                  Lasansky: Inside the Image

                 

8am           Campus Programming

                  James Van Allen: Flights of Discovery

                 

9am           Big Ten’s Greatest Games

                  Men’s Basketball: Iowa 101, Connecticut 95 (OT) (11/24/95)

                  Chris Kingsbury, who scored a team-high 30 points, buried a spectacular

                  three-pointer with a minute left in regulation. The Hawkeyes dominated

                  the overtime period to upset Ray Allen and sixth-ranked Connecticut.

 

11am         Campus Programming

                  The Making of Dance Gala

 

12pm         Campus Programming

                  Iowa Caucuses

 

1pm           Big Ten Field Hockey Semifinal

                  Iowa 3, Michigan State 2 (11/2/07)

                  The Hawkeyes erased a 2-1 deficit in the second half with goals from

                  Adrienne Dybus and Caroline Blaum Iowa avenged its regular season

                  loss to Michigan State and advanced to the Big Ten Tournament final.

 

3pm           Big Ten Softball

                  Iowa 2, Michigan 1 (4/4/08)

                  Colleen McGlaughlin hit a two-run home run in the first inning to give

                  Iowa a 2-1, upset win over fifth-ranked Michigan. The Hawkeye victory

                  spoiled Michigan’s home opener and snapped their seven-game win streak.

 

5pm           Big Ten Wrestling Championship

                  Iowa captures 2008 Big Ten wrestling title

                  Sophomore Brent Metcalf was named Outstanding Wrestler and the

                  Hawkeyes won their 32nd Big Ten team title. Iowa scored 127 points,

                  while runner-up Minnesota tallied 112.5.

 

8pm           Big Ten Tonight

                  Iowa Year-In-Review

 

8:30pm      Big Ten Tonight

                  Iowa Year-In-Review

 

9pm           Big Ten’s Greatest Games

                  Football: Iowa 24, Michigan 23 (10/20/90)

                  The Hawkeyes remained undefeated in the Big Ten with a 24-23 victory

                  in Ann Arbor.  Trailing 23-17 with less than five minutes to go, Matt

                  Rodgers marched Iowa 85 yards for the go-ahead score. It was Michigan’s

                  first Homecoming loss in 22 years.

 

11pm         Big Ten Tonight

                  Iowa Year-In-Review

 

11:30pm    Big Ten Tonight

                  Iowa Year-In-Review

 

12am         Big Ten Wrestling Championship

                  Iowa captures 2008 Big Ten wrestling title

                  Sophomore Brent Metcalf was named Outstanding Wrestler and the

                  Hawkeyes won their 32nd Big Ten team title. Iowa scored 127 points,

                  while runner-up Minnesota tallied 112.5.

 

3am           Campus Programming

                  Iowa Caucuses

 

4am           Big Ten Tonight

                  Iowa Year-In-Review

 

4:30am      Big Ten Tonight

                  Iowa Year-In-Review

 

About the Big Ten Network: The Big Ten Network is dedicated to covering the Big Ten Conference and its 11 member institutions. The Big Ten Network provides unprecedented access to an extensive schedule of conference sports events and shows; original programs in academics, the arts and sciences; campus activities; and associated personalities. Sports programming includes live coverage of more major men’s and women’s events than ever before, along with news, highlights and analysis, all complemented by hours of university-produced campus programming. The network is available to all cable and satellite carriers and television distributors nationwide, with most programs offered in stunning high-definition television (HDTV). The Big Ten Network is a joint venture between subsidiaries of the Big Ten Conference and Fox Cable Networks. For more information regarding the Big Ten Network, visit www.BigTenNetwork.com.

 

 

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Responses

  1. I can watch that 2002 Purdue game over and over. Can’t believe it’s been 6 years already. I remember vividly all the people that left early that day.

  2. I’m not sure that Adolphus Shelton’s interception was even in the top five big plays that day.

    It was a parade of big plays. It was an aboslute knockout of a game.


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