BTN to celebrate Indiana Day on June 11

9 comments by   |   Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 4:49 pm EDT

To deal with the fact that it has exactly zero sporting events left to televise, the Big Ten Network has decided to take one day for each conference school and celebrate the sports teams of said school by broadcasting 24-hours of programming that centers on said teams.

Indiana Day is next Wednesday, June 11.

We had all wondered what the BTN would do to fill its summer hours, and an idea along these lines is fairly obvious. But you have to wonder about the execution. As you’ll see in the broadcast schedule I’ve pasted below, there’s plenty to see. Maybe if you’re the truest of true Hoosiers, you’ll carve out 24 hours and do nothing but watch television. But probably not. Better to just set the DVR and spread the viewing out over the summer.

(Doug has already mentioned his excitement for this event and is considering having a few of our blog regulars — you know, 50 or 75 of you — over to his house to enjoy the day. I’ll get back to you with more details on this.)

Schedule after the jump:

Indiana Day Schedule – June 11
All times Eastern

6am           Big Ten Football
Indiana 27, Purdue 24 (11/17/07)
The Hoosiers reclaimed the Old Oaken Bucket with an emotional 27-24 home
victory against Purdue. Austin Starr’s 49-yard field goal with 30 seconds left
sealed the team’s first bowl bid in 14 years

8am           Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament Semifinal
Indiana 1, Michigan State 0 (11/9/07)
The Hoosiers outshot the Spartans 17-8 and their persistence paid off in
the 78th minute, when freshman Neil Wilmarth scored the game’s only goal.
The win sent Indiana into the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game.

10am         Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Football: Indiana 34, Illinois 31 (OT) (10/2/99)
Antwaan Randle-El generated 422 yards total offense, and led Indiana to a
thrilling 34-31 overtime win against Illinois in Bloomington.

12pm         Big Ten’s Men’s Basketball
Indiana 83, Illinois 79 (2OT) (2/7/08)
Armon Bassett scored 11 of his 16 points in the second overtime and Eric Gordon
scored a team-high 19 points in front of a hostile crowd at Illinois’ Assembly Hall.
Indiana notched its first win in Champaign since 1999.

2pm           Big Ten Men’s Soccer
Indiana 1, UCLA 0 (9/2/07)
Kevin Noschang’s second goal in as many games lifted eighth-ranked Indiana
over top-ranked UCLA, 1-0, in front of a record-setting crowd of more than 7,000.

4pm           Big Ten Men’s Golf Championship
Jorge Campillo earned individual medalist honors at the 2008 Big Ten Championships
at the Forest Akers West Course in East Lansing, Mich. Campillo shot a five-under 67
on the tournament’s final day to claim a two-shot victory.

5pm           Big Ten’s Men’s Basketball
Indiana 83, Illinois 79 (2OT) (2/7/08)
Armon Bassett scored 11 of his 16 points in the second overtime and Eric Gordon
scored a team-high 19 points in front of a hostile crowd at Illinois’ Assembly Hall.
Indiana notched its first win in Champaign since 1999.

7pm           Big Ten Football
Indiana 27, Purdue 24 (11/17/07)
The Hoosiers reclaimed the Old Oaken Bucket with an emotional 27-24 home
victory against Purdue. Austin Starr’s 49-yard field goal with 30 seconds left
sealed the team’s first bowl bid in 14 years

9pm           Big Ten Tonight
Indiana Year-In-Review

9:30pm      Big Ten Tonight
Indiana Year-In-Review

10pm         Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Men’s Basketball: Indiana 87, Kentucky 84 (12/18/90)
Calbert Cheaney scored 19 of his 23 points in the second half as IU held off
Jamal Mashburn and Kentucky, 87-74.  Ten of the Hoosiers’ final 18 points
came at the foul line.

12am         Big Ten Tonight
Indiana Year-In-Review

12:30am    Big Ten Tonight
Indiana Year-In-Review

1am           Big Ten Baseball Tournament
Indiana 11, Penn State 8 (5/23/08)
Tyler Cox blasted a walk-off grand slam to give the Hoosiers an 11-8 win
against Penn State and advance the team into the Big Ten Tournament
semifinals. Cox’s home run atoned for his error in the top of the ninth that
allowed the go-ahead run to score.

4am           Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament Semifinal
Indiana 1, Michigan State 0 (11/9/07)
The Hoosiers outshot the Spartans 17-8 and their persistence paid off in
the 78th minute, when freshman Neil Wilmarth scored the game’s only goal.
The win sent Indiana into the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game.

5am           Big Ten Tonight
Indiana Year-In-Review

5:30am      Big Ten Tonight
Indiana Year-In-Review

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9 comments:
#1
Jim
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 5:08 PM EDT

I havent been keeping up–are we going to finally be able to get the BTN this fall?

 
#2 Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 5:12 PM EDT

Jim,

The highly respected Sports Business Journal has reported that Comcast and the BTN have come to a deal and are working on finalizing the particulars, but there’s been no confirmation from either side. We’ll try to keep you updated.

 
#3
Eric
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 5:36 PM EDT

This schedule is really pretty lame. Why they’d put on golf and baseball and leave off any of the many classic basketball games or the 14-10 football win over Michigan in Bloomington in ’87 is beyond me. I specifically remember a triple-overtime 97-95 loss to Ohio St. in the ’91 season as one of the best college basketball games I’ve ever watched. If they didn’t want to show IU losing, how about the win over Kansas at Assembly Hall in ’94 or ’95, to keep the home win streak alive when Kansas was ranked #1??? Nothing against other IU sports teams, I cheer for them all, but come on, these games I’m talking about are outstanding!!

 
#4
Kenny_G
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 6:50 PM EDT

Doug – can’t wait to hang with you at your house and watch the Randle El game. I’m bringing nachos and extra toilet paper.

 
#5 Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 6:56 PM EDT

Doug- what is happening with Negedu? why so
QUIET?

 
#6
Matt
Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 7:34 PM EDT

Screw Doug’s house — let’s go to Applebees!

 
#7 Wednesday, June 4, 2008 - 10:04 PM EDT

I’m definitely looking forward to this. Go Hoosiers!

To Doug and Chris: I’m proposing something that’s been on my mind for a while now. When the HT has sports scores, most specifically with many teams involved (like IU golf at nationals), it’s hard to find IU’s place in the event. Is there a way you can convince the sports section department to bold Indiana whenever there are multiple teams in a sports event? That would be much appreciated.

Also, can you guys show your separate email addresses on the hoosiershq website? I’ve tried looking for them around the site, but I haven’t been able to find either Doug or Chris’s contact info.

 
#9 Thursday, June 5, 2008 - 9:50 AM EDT

Thank you Cris. It seems that he is trying to get the right fit this time around. Lets hope it’s IU

 


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