Big Ten Network to Replay Orange Bowl

Jan. 8, 2010

CHICAGO – The Big Ten posted a winning record during this bowl season, and the Big Ten Network will re-air all four bowl victories this week, along with a 60-minute Big Ten Football Bowl Wrap-Up at 10 PM ET on Thursday, Jan. 14. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will host the show. They will be joined by Rick Pizzo and analysts Anthony Herron, Chris Martin and Glen Mason.

The Big Ten’s wins in the Rose, FedEx Orange, Capital One and Champs Sports Bowls came against opponents ranked in the top 15. No conference had posted four bowl victories against top-15 opponents in the same season since the Big Ten accomplished the feat in 1998-99.

No. 25 Wisconsin’s 20-14 victory against No. 15 Miami in the Champs Sports Bowl will air at 10 PM ET tonight. Badger running back and 2009 Big Ten Player of the Year John Clay rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns to earn the bowl’s Most Valuable Player honor. Quarterback Scott Tolzien threw for 260 yards for Wisconsin, which ended the season with a 10-3 record, its best since 2006.

No. 8 Ohio State’s 26-17 win against No. 7 Oregon in the Rose Bowl will air at 11 PM ET on Friday. Buckeye quarterback Terrelle Pryor was selected the game’s offensive Most Valuable Player. He passed for a season-high 266 yards and rushed for 72 more. The Buckeyes finished the season with an 11-2 mark and reached a BCS bowl game for a fifth consecutive year.

No. 10 Iowa’s 24-14 win against No. 9 Georgia Tech in the FedEx Orange Bowl will air at 11 PM ET on Sunday.

No. 10 Iowa’s 24-14 win against No. 9 Georgia Tech in the FedEx Orange Bowl will air at 11 PM ET on Sunday. The Hawkeyes’ defense turned in its best performance of the year, limiting the high-powered Tech offense to just 155 yards. Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi returned from injury and completed 17 of 29 passes for 231 yards and a touchdown. True freshman Brandon Wegher rushed for 113 yards and a score.

No. 13 Penn State’s 19-17 victory against No. 12 LSU in the Capital One Bowl will air at 6 PM ET on Monday. Nittany Lions kicker Collin Wagner drilled a 21-yard field goal with 57 seconds left for the game’s final points. In a driving rainstorm that turned the field into a muddy swamp, Penn State coach Joe Paterno won his 24th bowl game, an NCAA record. The Nittany Lions ended their season with an 11-2 record.

In addition, the Outback Bowl between Northwestern and Auburn will re-air at 10:30 PM ET on Monday. The wild, record-setting game ended in a 38-35 overtime victory for the Tigers. Northwestern quarterback Mike Kafka broke Outback Bowl and school records with 532 passing yards, throwing for four scores and running for another to lead a furious comeback that forced overtime. The game was the Wildcats’ seventh bowl game in 15 years and their third New Year’s Day game since 1996.

About the Big Ten Network: The Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live events, and nearly all of them in HD, the network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising more Olympic sporting events and women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. Each year, the network offers between 35 and 40 football games, 105 regular season men’s basketball games; 55 women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches’ shows; and classic games. Available to all cable and satellite providers nationwide and in Canada, the network currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including AT&T U-Verse, Atlantic Broadband, Cablevision, Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Omaha), DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Rogers Cable (Canada), Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, visit