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Jan. 12, 2010
CHICAGO; - The Big Ten Conference posted four impressive bowl victories during the 2009-10 post-season and the Big Ten Network will breakdown the games during its Big Ten Football Bowl Wrap-Up at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday, Jan. 14.
Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith will host the 60-minute program. They will be joined by Rick Pizzo and analysts Anthony Herron, Chris Martin and Glen Mason. Interviews with Big Ten coaches and players will be included in the program.
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.
Penn State delivered a dramatic 19-17 win over No. 13 LSU in the 2010 Capital One Bowl to finish 11-2 and ranked No. 8 in the final USA Today Coaches poll and No. 9 in the Associated Press poll. The Big Ten was the only conference with three teams in the 2009 final Top 10 and four teams in the Top 16.
The Nittany Lions' 24th bowl win under Joe Paterno will re-air on the Big Ten Network on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 3:00 p.m., immediately following the Penn State-Iowa men's basketball game, which tips at 1:00 p.m. on the Network. Tonight's Nittany Lion basketball game at Illinois will air on the Network at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The Big Ten Football Bowl Wrap-Up will re-air three times during the upcoming week: Jan. 15 (5:00 p.m.), Jan. 16 (10:30 p.m.) and Jan. 19 (9:00 a.m.).
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; Big Ten Tonight, a nightly studio show; 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), D&E Communications, DirecTV, DISH Network, Insight, Mediacom, Nittany Media, Rogers Cable (Canada), Service Electric, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. For updated information on the Big Ten Network, go to www.BigTenNetwork.com