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June 17, 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - The Big Ten Network is set to air some of Penn State's most exceptional moments on Wednesday, June 18 with 24 consecutive hours of Nittany Lion programming.
The first of two scheduled Penn State Days this summer will highlight the men's basketball, women's basketball, men's ice hockey, football, women's volleyball and wrestling programs. Wednesday's Penn State programming will begin at 6 a.m. and concludes Thursday at 6 a.m. The Nittany Lions will also be featured on BTN on Thursday, July 24 with different programming.
Penn State Day kicks off at 6 a.m. with a documentary on the opening of Pegula Ice Arena. The documentary, titled "Hockey Valley: The Opening of The Pegula Ice Arena," earned the Outstanding Program Series award for Regional/Local Networks at the Sports Video Group/National Association of College Directors of Athletics College Sports Summit in Atlanta last month. The 60-minute documentary will be followed by an airing of the men's ice hockey 2013-14 season opener and first game at Pegula Ice Arena vs. Army, which the Nittany Lions won, 4-1.
A trio of PSU football specials are set to air starting at 9 a.m. with an episode of B1G Football in 60 featuring the Nittany Lions' 24-17 overtime victory against Illinois on November 2, 2013. An episode of Big Ten Elite showcasing PSU's undefeated 1986 National Championship team begins at 10 a.m. and will be followed by a replay of the Lions' 23-3 win over No. 2 Alabama during the 1986 season.
The Penn State wrestling team won its fourth consecutive Big Ten Championship this past March and the 2014 conference championship will air at 1 p.m. The Nittany Lions would go on to capture their fourth straight NCAA Wrestling Championship.
A pair of thrilling Nittany Lion football games are scheduled to air starting at 4 p.m. with the 2012 Senior Day overtime victory over Wisconsin, which will air again at 4 a.m. on Thursday. Penn State's 37-30 victory against No. 9 Boston College in 1984 will air at 6 p.m.
The Penn State women's volleyball made an exciting run to its sixth National Championship in 2013. The Lions' championship match vs. Wisconsin will be shown on BTN starting at 8 p.m.
A replay of PSU's exciting 43-40, four-overtime win over the Michigan Wolverines from last fall is set to air at 10 p.m., followed by a showing of Penn State men's basketball's 71-70 overtime triumph at Ohio State and a replay of the women's basketball team's 77-62 win vs. Michigan that earned the Lady Lions' their third-straight Big Ten regular season title.
BTN is available to more than 90 million homes through agreements with more than 300 cable, satellite and telco providers in all 50 states and Canada. Adams and Blue Ridge Cable in Pennsylvania, though, do not carry the Big Ten Network. The network also is not available to Armstrong Cable customers in western Pennsylvania and the Medina and Youngstown, Ohio areas. A combined total of more than 35,000 Penn State alumni live in communities served by the three cable providers, in addition to thousands more fans and current Penn State students.
Penn State Day on BTN - Wednesday, June 18
6:00 a.m. - Hockey Valley: The Opening of The Pegula Ice Arena
7:00 am. - Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey: Army at Penn State
9:00 a.m. - B1G Football in 60: Illinois at Penn State 11/2/13
10:00 a.m. - Big Ten Elite: 1986 Penn State Football
11:00 a.m. - The Big Ten's Greatest Games: Football: 1986 Penn State at Alabama
1:00 p.m. - Big Ten Wrestling: B1G Championships
4:00 p.m. - B1G Football Replay: Wisconsin at Penn State
6:00 p.m. - The Big Ten's Greatest Games: Football: 1984 - Boston College at Penn State
8:00 p.m. - NCAA Volleyball: 2013 NCAA Volleyball National Championship: Penn State vs. Wisconsin
9:45 p.m. - BTN LiveB1G: Penn State
10:00 p.m. - B1G Football Game of the Week: Michigan at Penn State - 10/12/13
12:00 a.m. - Big Ten Men's Basketball: Penn State at Ohio Stat
2:00 a.m. - Big Ten Women's Basketball: Michigan at Penn State
4:00 a.m. - B1G Football Replay: Wisconsin at Penn State