BTN School Days: Iowa Hawkeyes

That’s more like what Iowa fans were thinking when the men’s basketball team hired Fran McCaffery to replace Todd Lickliter. After a disappointing 11-20 first season under the former Siena coach, Iowa surprised many with its 18-17 encore — a season highlighted by upset victories over ranked Wisconsin, twice, then-No. 13 Michigan and then-No. 18 Indiana on its way to capturing an NIT berth. It might not sound like much, but this is a program that went 38-58 since 2007-08 and hadn’t sniffed the postseason. And now, it’s thinking bigger things. Like the NCAA tourney.

Catch Iowa Day on BTN all day Wednesday. View our programming schedule for the list of shows, games and features to be shown on each Iowa Day. Future Iowa Days include: June 28 and July 19.

Other Iowa highlights from the 2011-12 athletic year:

Shows/games to be featured on Iowa Day:

BTN Football Game of the Week: Pittsburgh at Iowa – 2011

Big Ten Football Replay: 2010 Insight Bowl – Iowa vs. Missouri

The Big Ten’s Greatest Games – Football: 2005 Capital One Bowl – Iowa vs. LSU

The Big Ten’s Greatest Games – Football: Michigan at Iowa – 2003

Big Ten Men’s Basketball 2011-12: Iowa at Wisconsin

Big Ten Icons: Nile Kinnick

Big Ten Icons: Dan Gable

2009 Big Ten Wrestling Championships

[View our programming schedule for the official list of shows on each Iowa Day]

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