Next on Big Ten Elite: 2000 Purdue football

Drew Brees is one of the most popular NFL quarterbacks of this generation. But Brees first made a name for himself during his record-setting college career at Purdue. On Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, “Big Ten Elite” profiles the 2000 Purdue football team. In this documentary program, we look back at all the unforgettable moments that led to the Boilermakers’ Big Ten Championship season, the program’s first since 1966.

Brees led Purdue to an 8-4 record in 2000, including a perfect 7-0 mark at home. He closed out his career at Purdue with 11,792 passing yards and 90 touchdown passes, both Big Ten Conference records. The Boilermakers’ star quarterback won the Maxwell Award as the nation’s most outstanding player of 2000 and finished third in the Heisman Trophy voting.

Purdue defeated Indiana 41-13 to close out the conference season, earning the program’s first Rose Bowl appearance since 1967.

The show will feature interviews with Brees, head coach Joe Tiller and Vinny Sutherland, among others.

Want to watch previous episodes of Big Ten Elite? It’s easy. Make sure you have access to BTN2Go, then click on any of the links below to watch full programs about:

Originally from Farmington Hills, MI, I have worked at the Big Ten Network since 2012 and took over my role as web editor and blogger in August, 2013. Follow me on twitter for constant Big Ten updates @srmerriman. Thanks and enjoy!!

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sue viehmann on 11/24/2013 @ 4:52pm EDT Said:

When will the Big Ten Elite – Purdue football 2000 air again. Caught just the last 10 minutes today and want to record.

Nate Felix on 12/9/2013 @ 8:45am EDT Said:

Hello BTN Staff! Is there anyway this episode of the 2000 Purdue Football team can be purchased on DVD?

    BTN.com staff on 12/20/2013 @ 10:53am EDT Said:

    We’re sorry but we don’t offer DVDs at this time for any show.

Dennis Preiser on 12/11/2013 @ 12:07pm EDT Said:

When will you have the 11/24/13 broadcast video of Drew Brees at Purdue available on your website or when are you airing it again. I can access the 10/12 video of Purdue Football 2000 on Big Ten Elite, but not the one aired on 11/24. I didn’t get to see it on 11/24, but heard about it. Thanks.

    BTN.com staff on 12/20/2013 @ 11:08am EDT Said:

    Here it is: http://btn.com/video/70969923797

      Dennis on 12/20/2013 @ 2:48pm EDT Said:

      Thanks for responding, but this 1-minute clip is not the video of Brees’s senior year/Rose Bowl season that the BTN ran on 11/24 of this year.  It was a much longer video.  Thanks.

      Dennis Preiser Sierra Vista, AZ

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

      BTN.com staff on 12/20/2013 @ 4:32pm EDT Said:

      Ah, understood. “Big Ten Elite: Purdue 2000″ is available to watch on demand at BTN2Go. Here’s the direct link. BTN2Go is free to customers of participating TV providers, so as long as your provider provides it, you can watch that whole show there once you authenticate with your TV log-in credentials. Sorry for the confusion.

      Dennis on 12/20/2013 @ 4:56pm EDT Said:

      Thanks much.

      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

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