The Journey

The Journey

Our latest season of "The Journey" covers the 2014 men's basketball season. Follow BTN's popular documentary-style show on Twitter and go behind the scenes with show producers running @BTNJourney for updates, photos, videos and more. We're also on www.facebook.com/JourneyBTN, www.Instagram/BTNJourney, and www.Storify.com/btnjourney, too.

Next Episode - Friday 1:00 pm ET

The Journey: Big Ten Football

Travel to Detroit and see how Michigan QB Devin Gardner's hometown has helped shape him, all-access with Ohio State DT Michael Bennett, & spend a day in the life with new Penn State head coach James Franklin. Plus game highlights from Michigan/Michigan State and Ohio State/Penn State

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BTN to air 'Journey' marathon Friday

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The Journey 2013: Big Ten Football (Episode 4, Segment 2)

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

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Tonight's 'Journey' finale spotlights tourney

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 - Aaron Craft

As six Big Ten teams prepare to compete in the NCAA Tournament, this week’s one-hour season finale of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014” takes you inside the final weekend of the regular season and the entire Big Ten Tournament. The episode includes emotional locker room moments, Senior Night for Ohio State’s Aaron Craft and Michigan’s Jordan Morgan, and Michigan State’s on-court celebration after winning the tournament championship on Sunday. The show debuts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

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'Journey' rewind: Sendoffs for Payne, Frazier & Brust

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 (Episode 9, Segment 2)

If you watched the latest episode of “The Journey: 2014 Basketball” this past weekend, you got an inside look at three stories. The show’s crew went behind the scenes on the Senior Nights at Penn State, Wisconsin and Michigan State where they tracked Tim Frazier, Ben Brust, and Adreian Payne, respectively. Watch a portion of that episode in this post.

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Next 'Journey' airs Saturday

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 - Episode 8 Promo

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014″ we see how Michigan freshman point guard Derrick Walton has tackled the task of filling Trey Burke’s shoes. Plus, there is special bond between Iowa’s Fran McCaffery and his brother. We also take a look at how Indiana basketball plays a big role in the life of international recording star and Hoosier state native John Mellencamp. The show debuts at 8 p.m. ET this Saturday after the Minnesota-Michigan game.

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Next 'Journey' airs Sunday night

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 - Episode 7 Promo

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014″ we learn how Purdue freshman Kendall Stephens is following in his father’s footsteps and how Nebraska’s Terran Petteway transformed himself from an under-the-radar transfer into a potential All Big-Ten player. We also chronicle the story of Ohio State team manager Derek Upp, who hasn’t let physical limitations hinder his involvement with the Buckeye basketball team. The new episode airs Sunday at 6:15 p.m. after the Purdue-Nebraska game.

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Watch latest 'Journey' episode at 5 p.m. ET Sunday

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 (Episode 6, Segment 1)

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014,” we learn how and why Ohio State’s Shannon Scott and Sam Thompson traded places in the starting lineup and sparked the Buckeyes. Also, see why Chris Collins’ most important recruiting win at Northwestern so far was keeping senior Drew Crawford in Evanston. We also explore the special family connection between Michigan State’s Denzel Valentine and his brother Drew.

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New 'Journey' airs Saturday night

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 - Ep. 5 Promo

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014” we see how Indiana’s Yogi Ferrell’s role has expanded as a sophomore, learn more about Michigan’s only senior Jordan Morgan, and watch Minnesota’s Richard Pitino embraces being the son of a Hall of Fame coach. Also, catch our usual highlights from Michigan-Indiana and Minnesota-Purdue. The new episode airs Saturday at 10:15 p.m. ET immediately after Indiana’s men’s basketball game at Minnesota.

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Harris, Irvin featured on Saturday's 'Journey'

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 - Episode 4 Promo

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014” we see why the Michigan-Michigan State game took on a special meaning for longtime friends Gary Harris of the Spartans and Zak Irvin of the Wolverines. The new episode debuts Saturday at 9:30 p.m. ET right after the Iowa-Illinois game on BTN/BTN2Go (full schedule here).

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Rice, Mathieu featured on Sunday's 'Journey'

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 - Episode 3 Promo

This week “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014″ airs Sunday at 5 p.m. ET after Illinois plays Indiana on BTN/BTN2Go and we’ve got the stories right here. Come meet Minnesota point guard DeAndre Mathieu, a former walk-on and JUCO transfer who is now flourishing in Richard  Pitino’s system – all while honoring a friend. Also, track the long and winding road taken by Champaign native Rayvonte Rice, who wound up at Illinois as one of the leagues’ top scorers.

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Watch our Sam Dekker 'Journey' segment

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 (Episode 1, Segment 2)

Sam Dekker is one of the Big Ten’s top players. Did you know he also really likes to rap? On Sunday night’s premiere of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014,” Nigel Hayes told us this about his star teammate: “I really believe he’d rather be Eminem than LeBron James, if he could pick.” Watch one of our show’s segments on Dekker in this post.

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Bonus video: Preview Sunday's 'Journey' episode

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The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014 - On the Perception of Northwestern Basketball

When Chris Collins took the job at Northwestern, he was aware of the overall perception of the basketball program. “I’m taking over a program that’s been right on the cusp,” Collins said. “They just haven’t been quite able to get over the hump.”

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BTN Originals debuts 'The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014'

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The Journey : Big Ten Basketball 2014 - Episode 1 Promo

CHICAGO –BTN Originals will once again give Big Ten fans a view inside some of the most dynamic men’s basketball programs in the country this season with the debut of The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2014. The series’ fifth season debuts at 9:30 PM ET Sunday following the Illinois at Northwestern men’s basketball game.

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Best of The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013

NCAA Football: Big Ten Championship-Michigan State vs Ohio State

The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013 (Episode 9, Segment 4)

The season finale of The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013 will air tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BTN. The episode will feature all the build-up and storylines leading into the Big Ten Football Championship Game in Indianapolis between Leaders Division Champion Ohio State and Legends Division Champion Michigan State.

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Video: Go inside Michigan-Ohio State game

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The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013 (Episode 9, Segment 4)

When a TV show says it will take you behind the scenes at an event, that can mean many things. But our show “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy always delivers on this promise, and we present the video in this post as the latest proof. Wednesday night’s debut of the latest “Journey” episode took you inside last Saturday’s Michigan-Ohio State game, so watch the start of this clip and see how intense it got between both teams before the game even started.

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'Journey' preview: Go behind the scenes of 'The Game'

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The Journey 2013: Ohio State Touchdown

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy, we go behind the scenes on both sides of college football’s greatest rivalry – Ohio State vs. Michigan.  Our cameras follow each team as they prepare for the game. Also this week, we profile Wisconsin senior running back James White on his Senior Day.

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Hageman, Kill bond profiled in next 'Journey'

Minnesota Golden Gophers defensive lineman Ra'Shede Hageman (99) looks on from the bench in the first quarter against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at TCF Bank Stadium.

The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013 - Episode 8

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This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013″ presented by Best Buy we learn more about the special bond between Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman and Minnesota coach Jerry Kill during this remarkable season for the Gophers. Plus, watch how Iowa’s James Morris and his family prepared for last Saturday’s Senior Day and see how Northwestern running back Venric Mark has helped his team despite his own injuries.

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'Journey' profiles Dennard, Hackenberg

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The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013 Episode 7

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Tonight on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013″ presented by Best Buy we learn how Michigan State cornerback Darqueze Dennard went from unknown recruit to one of the Big Ten’s best defensive players. We also track how Penn State freshman quarterback Christian Hackenberg has quickly learned the intricacies of Bill O’Brien’s system, and how Ohio State defensive back Christian Bryant has remained a contributor despite being sidelined by injury. The show airs Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go.

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Kellogg on Hail Mary play: 'My life has changed'

Nebraska Cornhuskers quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. (4) and Taylor Martinez (left) celebrate after defeating the Northwestern Wildcats at Memorial Stadium. Nebraska won 27-24.

The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013 - Episode 6

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Tonight on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013″ presented by Best Buy our crew continues to take you inside Big Ten football programs with exclusive looks at the players and the coaches. Find out how Nebraska quarterback Ron Kellogg’s life changed forever with one throw – you remember it, right? – and experience the meeting room where Indiana plans it’s high-powered offense. Plus, we’ll also show you a special Wisconsin Badgers football helmet and  our weekly highlights from BYU-Wisconsin and Illinois-Indiana.

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'Journey' tracks two rivals & another thriller

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Kain Colter and Kenny Bell Youth Football Journey Bonus Clip

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy, we go inside Michigan’s game preparations for Michigan State through the eyes of senior tackle Taylor Lewan and longtime equipment manager Jon Falk. Also, learn about the longtime friendship between Northwestern’s Kain Colter and Nebraska’s Kenny Bell, and trace Purdue coach Darrell Hazell’s Ohio State roots.

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