Big Ten Network Celebrates Indiana Day on July 5
June 30, 2009
CHICAGO - Hoosiers around the country can tune into the Big Ten Network on Sunday, July 5 to catch 24 hours of Indiana-only programming.
Highlights of the day will include Hoosier triumphs from the 2008-09 sports season. The baseball team won the 2009 Big Ten Tournament, and the 13-2 championship win vs. Minnesota, will air at 7 PM ET. Last fall, the men's soccer team beat Ohio State 3-2 on a free kick in overtime, and the win will air at 3 PM ET. The women's swimming and diving team put forth a strong combined effort to win the 2009 Big Ten Championships, which will air at 5 PM ET.
Episodes of the original series The Big Ten's Greatest Games, featuring some of the Hoosiers' memorable victories, will air throughout the day. The 2003 men's basketball overtime win over Iowa will air at 10 AM ET, and the football team's 1999 win over Illinois will air at 1 PM ET. An impressive performance by Antwaan Randle-El and a late comeback from a 21-point deficit enabled the Hoosiers to pull off the victory in that contest. At 10 PM ET, the 1987 National Championship Game against Syracuse will air. Keith Smart's jumper in the closing seconds gave Indiana another title under coach Bob Knight.
Big Ten Short Stories, featuring the Indiana Hoosiers, will air first at noon ET. Segments of the episode include footage of men's basketball head coach Tom Crean wired during practice and stories about famous Hoosiers such as running back Anthony Thompson, women's tennis head coach Lin Loring and Major League Baseball play-by-play announcer Dave Niehaus.
The day of Indiana programming is the second of three full days dedicated to Hoosiers athletics and campus programming that will air this summer. Each university will have three full days of dedicated programming on the network during the next two months.
Indiana Day Schedule - July 5
6 a.m. - Big Ten Men's Golf - Big Ten Match Play Championship (2/14/09)
9 a.m. - Indiana Campus Programming - Talking Sports: Heroes, Hype & the Truth
10 a.m. - The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Men's Basketball: Indiana 91, Iowa 88 (OT) (3/1/03)
Noon - Big Ten Short Stories
12:30 p.m. - Big Ten's #1 NBA Draft Picks - Featuring Kent Benson
1 p.m. - The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: Indiana 34, Illinois 31 (OT) (10/2/99)
3 p.m. - Big Ten Men's Soccer - Indiana 3, Ohio State 2 (OT) (10/26/08)
5 p.m. - Big Ten Women's Swimming and Diving - Big Ten Championships (2/21/09)
6:30 p.m. - Big Ten Short Stories
7 p.m. - Big Ten Baseball - Big Ten Tournament Championship: Indiana 13, Minnesota 2 (5/23/09)
10 p.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games - Men's Basketball: 1987 NCAA Championship: Indiana 74, Syracuse 73 (3/30/87)
11:30 p.m. - Big Ten Short Stories
Midnight - Big Ten Baseball - Big Ten Tournament: Indiana 11, Penn State 8 (5/23/08)
3 a.m. - Indiana Campus Programming - Talking Sports: Heroes, Hype & the Truth
4 a.m. - The Big Ten's Greatest Games - Football: Indiana 31, Iowa 28 (10/14/06)
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