PSU news by
Penn State's student blog



Big Ten Network Declares Today Penn State Day

Well, shouldn’t every day be Penn State Day? The Big Ten Network will devote a whopping 21 hours of programming to the Nittany Lions today, starting at 9 a.m. today and lasting until 6 a.m. Friday. Viewers should expect to see old favorites (Penn State football’s thrilling 1985 home victory against Alabama), as well as new classics (Men’s basketball handily defeating Michi-who? earlier this year). The channel will round out the schedule with wrestling and field hockey.

The conference flagship network plans to devote at least one more day to Penn State-only programming this summer, so look out for that. Here’s a schedule:

9 a.m. — The Big Ten’s Greatest Games: Football: 1984 – Boston College at Penn State — A high-scoring tit-for-tat 37-30 home win for the Lions that pitted Heisman winner Doug Flutie against an elusive Penn State quarterback in Doug Strang.

11 a.m. — Big Ten Field Hockey: Big Ten Championship Final – Penn State vs. Michigan — A storied field hockey team under Charlene Morett captured its second consecutive conference championship, shutting out the Wolverines.

1 p.m. — Big Ten Wrestling: B1G Championship — On the subject of consecutive championships, collegiate royalty Ed Ruth and Quentin Wright led Cael Sanderson’s dominating brawlers to a third straight B1G title.

3:30 p.m. — Big Ten Football Replay 2012: Northwestern at Penn State — Penn State’s first game against a ranked opponent in 2012, the Lions made a 39-28 comeback against a longtime rival thanks to an outstanding performance by Matt McGloin.

5:30 p.m. — Big Ten Football Replay 2012: Wisconsin at Penn State — Another nail-biter and perhaps 2012’s most memorable game, the Badgers missed an overtime field goal to provide an insanely redeeming win to a team stripped of its playoff hopes.

7:30 p.m. — The Journey: Big Ten Football — Profiling Penn State football’s spiritual leader Michael Mauti, among other Big Ten players from the 2012-2013 season.

8 p.m. — The Big Ten’s Greatest Games: Basketball: 2001 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round: Penn State vs North Carolina — Men’s basketball advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1955, trouncing the No. 2 Tar Heels.

9:30 p.m. — Big Ten Men’s Basketball: Michigan at Penn State — In which a fledgling team under Pat Chambers beats the national championship runner-up. Remember this? Good times.

11:30 p.m. — Big Ten Wrestling: B1G Championship — Repeat.

2 a.m. — The Big Ten’s Greatest Games: Basketball: 2001 NCAA Tournament 2nd Round: Penn State vs North Carolina — Another repeat.

3:30 a.m. — BTN LiveB1G: Penn State — This will show just how university researchers are “creating surfaces to reduce concussions, designing apps for farmers, and building a spacecraft to land on the moon,” according to BTN’s website.

4 a.m. —  The Big Ten’s Greatest Games: Football: 1985 – Alabama at Penn State — Among the greatest games in Beaver Stadium history, Paterno’s team would pull out a 19-17 win before Penn State would fall to a formidable Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl that year.

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Mike Hricik

Senior in the College of Communications


Other posts by Mike

Anchors Away: Feds May Cut Penn State’s Navy Pet Project

Congress may strip $22 million in federal funding from Penn State’s Energy Efficient Buildings Hub, part of the redevelopment of Philadelphia’s Navy Yard, according to a report. But, Congress isn’t likely to pass a budget this year anyway. If it does, about 30 jobs might be lost.

Penn State Tech Guru Takes New Job

Jeff Dunham Coming Back to BJC

UPUA To Consider New Policy Change Adding ‘Community Group’ Seats

Though the Judicial Board has final say on the timing of implementing all policy changes, it is expected the changes will take effect for the 14th Assembly if approved.

How Old Main’s Century-Old Clock Keeps Ticking

Ever wondered how the Old Main clock runs? Maybe not, but you’re probably curious now.

Send this to a friend