BTN to air 'Journey' marathon Friday

CHICAGO – BTN is dedicating the entire day of programing Friday to The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013 by replaying all 12 episodes.

Memorable segments include Michigan State defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun’s path to East Lansing, the family backgrounds of former Iowa linebacker James Morris and former Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman, and the Spartans’ locker room celebration after winning the Big Ten title game.

On Sunday, for the first time in network history, BTN is doing “Heisman Day” as a way of showcasing some of the Big Ten’s all-time greats. Fans can enjoy Father’s Day with a mix of Big Ten Icons, Big Ten’s Best and Big Ten’s Greatest Games featuring B1G Heisman Trophy winners.

Below is an episode index for The Journey and a partial schedule for “Heisman Day.” Complete listings available at BTN.com/Shows.

The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013 (FRIDAY)

ALL TIMES EASTERN

6 AM/10PM – Episode 1: Behind the scenes with the two new head coaches in the Big Ten – Purdue’s Darrell Hazell and Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen, and Northwestern quarterback Kain Colter prepares for the biggest game in Evanston in nearly two decades.

8:30 AM – Episode 2: In the trenches with three Big Ten linemen. Penn State’s John Urschel is a star both on the field and in the classroom, Michigan’s Taylor Lewan returns for his senior year, and learn the details behind Michigan State defensive lineman Shilique Calhoun’s path to East Lansing.

11 AM – Episode 3: A famous athlete inspires Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier, the amazing path Minnesota’s Cedric Thompson has taken from Bombay Beach, CA to Minneapolis, and Wisconsin’s James White and Melvin Gordon are the Big Ten’s best 1-2 punch.

11:30 AM – Episode 4: Spend time at home with Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, the starting quarterback and a husband at the same time. Learn the family backgrounds of Iowa linebacker James Morris and Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman.

Noon – Episode 5: Taylor Lewan and longtime Wolverines’ equipment manager Jon Falk on how Michigan prepared for its rivalry game against Michigan State, the friendship between Northwestern’s Kain Colter and Nebraska’s Kenny Bell, and Purdue Head Coach Darrell Hazell’s Ohio State roots.

2:30 PM – Episode 6: In the meeting room with the high-powered Indiana offense, find out how Nebraska quarterback Ron Kellogg’s life changed forever with one throw and learn more about a special Wisconsin Badgers helmet.

3 PM – Episode 7: Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard goes from unknown recruit to one of the Big Ten’s best defensive players, Penn State freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg learns the intricacies of Bill O’Brien’s system, and how Ohio State defensive back Christian Bryant remains a contributor despite being sidelined by injury.

3:30 PM – Episode 8: Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman and Head Coach Jerry Kill and their special bond, Iowa’s James Morris and his family prepares for Senior Day and Northwestern running back Venric Mark deals with an injury-filled season.

4 PM – Episode 9: Behind the scenes of college football’s greatest rivalry – Ohio State/Michigan – as each team awaits the annual battle. Plus, a Senior Day feature on Wisconsin running back James White.

6:30 PM – Episode 10: See all the build-up and storylines leading into the Big Ten Football Championship Game between Division Champions Ohio State and Michigan State. Episode includes and cinematic game highlights of the Spartans’ thrilling victory, including the unforgettable scene inside Michigan State’s locker room after the game.

9 PM – Episode 11: Best of – Part 1

9:30 PM – Episode 12: Best of – Part 2

“Heisman Day” (Sunday)

9:30 AM Big Ten Icons: Ron Dayne

  • Wisconsin running back and 1999 Heisman Trophy winner finished his career with 6,397 rushing yards, not including his four outstanding performances in bowl games because of NCAA statistical guidelines at the time.

 

10 AM Big Ten’s Greatest Games: 2000 Rose Bowl – Wisconsin vs. Stanford

  • Dayne rushed for 200 yards and two touchdowns to help Badgers win 17-9.

 

3 PM Big Ten’s Greatest Games: 1974 Michigan at Ohio State

  • Ohio State running back Archie Griffin rushed for 111 yards to help Buckeyes win 12-10.

 

5 PM Big Ten Icons: Archie Griffin

  • Ohio State running back is considered among the greatest college football players of all-time, and remains the only two-time Heisman Trophy winner

 

5:30 PM Big Ten’s Greatest Games: 1997 Ohio State at Michigan

  • Charles Woodson intercepted a pass in the end zone, caught a key 31-yard pass and returned a punt for a 78-yard touchdown to help Wolverines win 20-14.

 

7:30 PM Big Ten Icons: Charles Woodson

  • Michigan star and 1997 Heisman Trophy winner was the first defensive player to ever win college football’s top award, but also shined on offense and special teams.

 

10 PM Big Ten Icons: Nile Kinnick

  • 1939 Heisman Trophy winner and namesake of the Hawkeyes’ football stadium stood just 5-foot-8 and weighed 170 pounds, but did it all for the Hawkeyes, playing running back, defensive back and punter.

 

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