The Big Ten's Greatest Games

The Big Ten's Greatest Games

Re-live the top moments in the conference’s rich history with The Big Ten’s Greatest Games. Every week, see the best games, the incredible performances and the unforgettable moments.

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1985 - Alabama at Penn State

Penn State came from behind to defeat Alabama and hand the Crimson Tide their first loss of the season. The Nittany Lions went on to complete an 11-0 undefeated regular season. After Alabama scored the game's first touchdown, Penn State climbed to a 12-7 lead, scoring all of their points on field goals. The Crimson Tide sliced the lead to two with a 45-yard field goal, but the Nittany Lions responded with an 11-yard touchdown pass from back-up quarterback Matt Knizer to push the game out of reach.

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Jul 24 3:00 PM  1985 - Alabama at Penn State  
Jul 25 1:00 AM  3/5/09 Illinois at Penn State  
Aug 2 6:00 AM  2007 - Illinois at Ohio State  
8:00 AM  2011 B1G Championship Wisconsin vs. Michigan State  
12:00 PM  2011 Notre Dame at Michigan  
8:00 PM  2010 Notre Dame at Michigan State  
Aug 3 6:00 AM  2007 - Purdue at Indiana  
12:00 PM  2012 Outback Bowl - Michigan State vs. Georgia  
8:00 PM  2011 Ohio State at Nebraska  
Aug 4 10:30 AM  2007 - Purdue at Indiana  

Flashback: Watch four UM-MSU classics online

The latest football game between Michigan and Michigan State airs live Saturday on BTN/BTN2Go at 3:30 p.m. and you can catch Glen Mason’s full interview with Brady Hoke at 11 a.m. ET on our Saturday pregame show. But you don’t have to wait to watch a few classics between these two Big Ten rivals right here and right now.

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Suggestion Box: Nominate Your Big Ten Greatest Game

“The Big Ten’s Greatest Games” for football and basketball is a popular program for our TV viewers and online readers. Each year we dig through the archives and roll out new episodes featuring games from the past. For example, that classic 1989 Big Ten basketball finish between Illinois and Indiana featured in our ongoing series “I Hit It To Win It” (watch the video in this post).

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Flashback: Wild Night Game at Wisconsin

With the Big Ten and conference football fans abuzz over Nebraska’s game at Wisconsin this weekend, we went back into our archives and dug up this classic night game in Madison from 1998. Remember Drew Brees and his incredible 83 passes, 55 completions and 494 yards with two touchdowns? Recall the Badgers forcing five turnovers, including four interceptions? Can the Huskers and the Badgers match this thriller?

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Greatest Games: Minnesota at Northwestern (2007)

 Seeking their first Big Ten win of the season Minnesota Gophers quarterback  Adam Weber connected with wideout Ernie Wheelwright seven times for 116 yards and three touchdowns in Evanston against the Wildcats. Get the full list of this season’s of upcoming Greatest Games right here.

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Greatest Games: Notre Dame at Michigan State (2010)

In this episode of Big Ten’s Greatest Games we look back at when Notre Dame traveled to East Lansing looking to beat Michigan State in consecutive years for the first time since 1994. The game would turn out to be one of the most exciting finishes of the entire 2010 NCAA football season.

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Here Come More Greatest Games

We get a lot of feedback on our show “The Big Ten’s Greatest Games” and the fans love it. And we do, too. It’s just fun to see our old Big Ten heroes play in older stadiums in old uniforms. It brings back a lot of memories for Big Ten fans everywhere. And now we’re happy to tell you we have the list of games for the upcoming season.

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