Big Ten Network To Celebrate First of Three Penn State Days on Wednesday
June 19, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Big Ten Network will air some of the Nittany Lions' most memorable victories and conference championships on Wednesday and Thursday, June 20-21, with 25 consecutive hours of Penn State programming.
The Penn State men's basketball, football, wrestling and women's track and field teams will be featured on the first of three Penn State Days this summer on BTN. Penn State Day begins Wednesday at 6 a.m. and ends Thursday at 7 a.m. The Nittany Lions also will be featured on BTN on July 11 and August 2 with different programming.
Episodes of Big Ten's Greatest Games featuring the Nittany Lions will air throughout Wednesday. At 6:00 p.m., Penn State's epic 17-10 victory over Ohio State from 2005 will air, followed at 8:00 p.m. by the Nittany Lions' 2002 win at No. 19 Wisconsin. At 10:00 p.m., Penn State's 19-17 comeback win over LSU in the 2010 Capital One Bowl will air.
A trio of memorable Nittany Lion basketball victories will air Wednesday, starting at 6 a.m. with the thrilling win over No. 2 Michigan State in the 2001 Big Ten Tournament. Penn State wins over ranked Spartan squads in 2008 and 2011 will air at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., respectively.
The Penn State wrestling team captured its second consecutive Big Ten Championship this past March and the 2012 conference championship meet will air Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Two weeks after winning its second straight Big Ten title, Penn State captured its second consecutive NCAA Wrestling Championship. Cael Sanderson was selected by BTN as the conference's 2011-12 Men's Coach of the Year and the Penn State wrestlers were chosen the Men's Team of the Year.
The Penn State women's indoor track and field team's second Big Ten Indoor Championship will air Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to be followed by the 2012 conference Wrestling Championships.
The Big Ten Network televised more than 110 Penn State events during 2011-12, in addition to coverage of 15 Big Ten Championships and institutional programming. Twenty-five Penn State squads were featured amongst BTN's more than 800 events in 2011-12.
BTN is available to more than 80 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.
Multiple Penn State football games will air on BTN this fall, including the Oct. 20 clash at Iowa, which will kick at 7 p.m. CT in Kinnick Stadium.
Penn State Day Schedule - June 20
All times Eastern
6 a.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games
8 a.m. - University Showcase: Medicine in Blue and White
8:30 p.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games
12:30 p.m. - 2012 Big Ten Wrestling Championships
3:30 p.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games
5:30 p.m. - Big Ten Icons: John Cappelletti
6 p.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games
8 p.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games
10 p.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games - 2010 Capital One Bowl
12 a.m. - 2012 Big Ten Wrestling Championships
3 a.m. - 2010 Big Ten Women's Indoor Track and Field Championships
5 a.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games