Big Ten Network Celebrates Iowa Day June 10

June 4, 2009

CHICAGO, IL – On Wednesday, June 10, the Big Ten Network will provide fans with 24 consecutive hours of Iowa programming.

The day will include some of Iowa’s best performances of the 2008-09 season, highlighted by the football team’s exciting last-second, one-point victory over then-undefeated Penn State at 9 PM CT. In addition, the network will air the field hockey team’s Big Ten Tournament Championship win in overtime against Ohio State while the wrestling team’s victory at the Big Ten Championships will air at 4 PM CT.

Six episodes of The Big Ten’s Greatest Games, featuring some of the more memorable victories in Hawkeye history, will air throughout the day, highlighted by the 2009 men’s basketball game vs. Wisconsin at noon CT and the 1987 NCAA Sweet Sixteen match-up with Oklahoma at 7 PM CT. Both were won in overtime.

Three original Iowa campus programming episodes also are in the lineup and an episode of the Big Ten Network’s original series Friday Night Tailgate airs at 11 PM CT.

The day of Iowa programming is the sixth of 11 full days of programming devoted to individual Big Ten universities, including Wisconsin (May 27), Illinois (May 31), Michigan State (June 1), Indiana (June 3), Minnesota (June 7), Northwestern (June 8), Michigan (June 15), Ohio State (June 17), Penn State (June 21), and Purdue (June 24). Two more full days per university of school-specific programming also are planned for later in the summer.

Iowa Day Schedule – June 10 All times Central

5 a.m. – Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Men’s Basketball: Iowa 84, Indiana 82 (2 OT) (2/7/04)

All five Iowa starters scored in double figures, led by Greg Brunner’s 23, in this double-overtime thriller. Indiana forced the first overtime by intentionally missing a free throw with one second left and getting a tap-in from Patrick Ewing, Jr., but Jeff Horner’s off-balance lay-up with two seconds left in the second overtime gave the Hawkeyes the win in Bloomington.

7 a.m. – Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Football: Iowa 31, Purdue 28 (10/5/02)

Purdue racked up 507 offensive yards and had a 28-24 lead late in the fourth quarter. But Brad Banks led the Hawkeyes on the game-winning drive, hooking up with Dallas Clark for the go-ahead score. The Boilermakers had one final chance, but a Hawkeye interception clinched the victory and the conference title. Iowa’s special teams accounted for two touchdowns, including a blocked field goal and a blocked punt.

9 a.m. – Big Ten Field Hockey
2008 Big Ten Tournament Championship
Iowa 2, Ohio State 1 (OT) (11/9/08)

To capture its third-straight conference tournament championship, Iowa battled Ohio State in overtime and scored off a long corner in the 79th minute of play. Along with the championship trophy, Iowa secured an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.

11 a.m. – Iowa Campus Programming
Iowa Magazine: Sustainability

11:30 a.m. – Iowa Campus Programming
Getting Ready for the Boom

Noon – Big Ten Men’s Basketball
Iowa 73, Wisconsin 69 (OT) (1/21/09)

In a largely defensive battle which saw seven lead changes and 14 ties, Wisconsin’s Jordan Taylor forced overtime with a three-pointer as the buzzer sounded. In the extra period, however, it was the Hawkeyes who caught fire from beyond the arc, sinking back-to-back three-pointers, securing the win for Iowa.

2 p.m. – Big Ten Softball
Iowa 1, Illinois 0 (4/1/09)

Hawkeye freshman Liz Watkins delivered a walk-off home run and Iowa senior pitcher Brittany Weil threw the third perfect game in school history. It was also Weil’s third no-hitter of the season.

4 p.m. – Big Ten Wrestling
Big Ten Championships (3/8/09)

The University of Iowa won its second straight Big Ten Championship team title. The broadcast also features championship wins by two Hawkeyes, juniors Brent Metcalf and Dan Erekson. Metcalf also was named the tournament’s Outstanding Wrestler for the second time. Nine Iowa wrestlers qualified for the 2009 NCAA Tournament.

7 p.m. – Big Ten’s Greatest Games Men’s Basketball: NCAA Sweet Sixteen: Iowa 93, Oklahoma 91 (OT) (3/20/87)

Two of college basketball’s fastest-paced teams faced off when Iowa coach Dr. Tom Davis, B.J. Armstrong, and Roy Marble met Stacey King and Coach Billy Tubbs of Oklahoma. Kevin Gamble of Iowa swished a three-pointer with one second remaining in overtime, leaving the Sooners without a chance to inbound the ball as the Hawkeyes earned a place in the 1987 Elite Eight.

9 p.m. – Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Football: Iowa 24, Penn State 23 (11/8/08)

Penn State was driving down the field late in the 4th quarter, holding on to a 23-21 lead. An interception turned the tide of the game and quarterback Ricky Stanzi completed third down after third down to march the length of the field. As time expired, Iowa’s Daniel Murray hit a 31-yard field goal to beat the previously undefeated Nittany Lions and end their hopes for a national championship bid.

11 p.m. – Big Ten Friday Night Tailgate `08
University of Iowa

12:30 a.m. – Iowa Campus Programming
Iowa Magazine: The 2008 Flood

1 a.m. – Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Men’s Basketball: Iowa 101, Connecticut 95 (OT) (11/24/95)

In the Great Alaskan Shootout, No. 6 UConn started strong, but the No. 10 Hawkeyes kept the Huskies within reach. Iowa guard Chris Kingsbury, who scored a team-high 30 points in this game, made a spectacular three-pointer with one minute remaining to tie the game at 84. The Hawkeyes dominated overtime and advanced to the tournament’s championship game.

3 a.m. – Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Football: Iowa 24, Michigan 23 (10/21/90)

No. 10 Michigan hosted No. 22 Iowa in Ann Arbor. The Hawkeyes stopped a late, critical two-point conversion attempt to capture a share of the conference crown and a trip to the Rose Bowl.