Big Ten Elite

Big Ten Elite

Big Ten Elite airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET and gives viewers the complete story behind seven great football and basketball squads over the history of the conference. Use the links on the right side of this page to watch previous episodes of "Big Ten Elite" on BTN2Go.

Next Episode - Tuesday 8:30 pm ET

2013 Michigan State Football

Coach Dantonio and his veteran Spartans embark on a year-long march to end the school's over a quarter-century long absence from Pasadena

More Showings All Times Eastern

Sep 23 8:30 PM  2013 Michigan State Football  
Sep 24 3:00 PM  1985 Iowa Football  
Sep 30 3:00 PM  2002 Ohio State Football  
Oct 7 3:00 PM  2000 Purdue Football  
Oct 14 3:00 PM  2013 Michigan State Football  
Oct 18 4:00 PM  Big Ten Elite  
Oct 21 3:00 PM  2002 Ohio State Football  
Oct 23 3:00 PM  1997 Michigan Football  
Oct 25 4:30 PM  Big Ten Elite  
Oct 29 3:00 PM  1985 Iowa Football  

Big Ten Elite: '89 Michigan hoops show airs tonight

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Big Ten Elite: 1989 Michigan Basketball

Tonight at 10 p.m. ET BTN Originals presents a new episode of Big Ten Elite presented by Chase featuring the 1989 National Champion Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team. The show looks back at an unforgettable season in Ann Arbor that saw the Wolverines, led by Glen Rice, overcome the adversity of head coach Bill Frieder leaving to take the Arizona State head job just prior to the start of the 1989 NCAA Tournament.

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Big Ten Elite profiles 1985 Iowa football

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Big Ten Elite: 1985 Iowa Football

On Saturday right after Iowa’s football game against Northwester, BTN airs the latest “Big Ten Elite,” which profiles the 1985 Iowa Football team. Led by Head Coach Hayden Fry and senior quarterback Chuck Long, the Hawkeyes won their second Big Ten Title in a five-year span and headed to the Rose Bowl.

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Next on Big Ten Elite: 1979 Minnesota hockey

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Big Ten Elite: 1979 Minnesota Hockey

On Friday night at 10:30 p.m. ET BTN airs “Big Ten Elite: 1979 Minnesota hockey” right after the Boston College-Minnesota men’s hockey game at 8 p.m. ET. Watch it to learn more about Minnesota coach Herb Brooks and one of the best college hockey teams ever to take the ice for Minnesota’s storied program.

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Next on Big Ten Elite: 2000 Purdue football

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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.

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Next on Big Ten Elite: 1986 Penn State football

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Big Ten Elite: 1986 Penn State Football

Penn State has one of the most storied football programs not only in the Big Ten, but throughout the entire country. On Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, “Big Ten Elite” profiles the 1986 Penn State national championship team. In this documentary program, we look back at all the unforgettable moments that led to the Nittany Lions’ perfect 12-0 season.

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'Elite' profiles Indiana's 1981 hoops squad

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Big Ten Elite: 1981 Indiana Basketball

In our season’s first basketball episode of “Big Ten Elite” on Friday at 10 p.m. ET right after the Indiana-Bryant men’s basketball on BTN/BTN2Go, we take a close look at at the second Bob Knight’s three national championship teams at Indiana. Just two years prior, Indiana didn’t qualify for the NCAA Tournament. But with the arrival of star point guard Isiah Thomas the Hoosiers were back among the nation’s elite.

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'Elite' profiles 1995 Wildcats football team

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Big Ten Elite: 1995 Northwestern Football

Tonight’s episode of “Big Ten Elite” at 8 p.m. ET (and again at 10 p.m.) profiles of one of the greatest rags-to-riches stories in recent college football history. When Gary Barnett arrived on campus and announced that Northwestern fans and players should “expect victory,” few thought he could live up to that proclamation. But in 1995 the Northwestern Wildcats authored a season for the ages.

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Next 'Elite' episode profiles 1994 Nebraska football

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Big Ten Elite: 1994 Nebraska Football

In 1994, Nebraska was years away from joining the Big Ten. On Tuesday, “Big Ten Elite” celebrates the history of the Big Ten’s newest member by profiling Tom Osborne’s first national championship football team. In this look back, we see how this ended years of near misses for the Big Red.

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'Elite' spotlights 2002 Buckeyes football tonight

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Big Ten Elite: 2002 Ohio State Football

In only his second year, Jim Tressel took an unheralded Ohio State team from a 7-5 record the year prior and survived a number of close finishes to run the table in the Big Ten and take a perfect record into the Fiesta Bowl, where they faced the defending champion Miami Hurricanes. Tonight at 7 p.m. ET (and again at 10 p.m.), our one-hour TV show “Big Ten Elite” explores that team’s undefeated season.

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'Elite' reviews Badgers' magical 1993 team

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Big Ten Elite: 1993 Wisconsin Football

Tonight at 8 p.m. ET on the next episode of “Big Ten Elite” we look at one of the defining seasons of Wisconsin football. Barry Alvarez took over a program that was at the bottom of the Big Ten in 1990, but by his fourth season the Badgers were on the rise.

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'Big Ten Elite' spotlights 1997 Michigan team

Michigan's Charles Woodson

Big Ten Elite: 1997 Michigan Football

In our debut episode of “Big Ten Elite” on Tuesday night, we profiled Michigan’s most recent national championship football team. Lloyd Carr was entering his third season as Michigan head man and took what had been an underachieving Michigan squad the previous two seasons to the pinnacle of college football.

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