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 - Saturday 10:30 am ET

The Journey: Big Ten Football

Go behind the scenes with Nebraska RB Ameer Abdullah and his family, how MSU's Tony Lippett transitioned from corner back and has emerged into one of the nation's best WR, and all-access with Indiana's electric wideout Shane Wynn. Plus game highlights from MSU/Indiana and Nebraska/Northwestern

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Next 'Journey' focuses on football families

Ra'Shede Hageman

The Journey 2013: Big Ten Football - Episode 4

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013,” presented by Best Buy, our crew spends time with Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase to learn what it’s like to be the starting quarterback and a husband at the same time. Also, come meet Iowa linebacker James Morris and Minnesota defensive tackle Ra’Shede Hageman and learn about their family backgrounds. This week’s show also features the usual lush highlights from the Iowa’s OT thriller against Northwestern and Minnesota’s upset over Nebraska.

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'Journey' relives 4-OT thriller, profiles 3 linemen

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The Journey 2013: Big Ten Football Bonus: John Urschel

Rob Christy-US PRESSWIRE

In addition to reliving Penn State’s four-overtime win over Michigan (watch the entire game on BTN2Go), the crew from  “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013″ presented by Best Buy takes you into the trenches with three Big Ten linemen – two of them played in that game. Meet Penn State’s John Urschel, who you will learn is a star both on the field and in the classroom. If you watch the clip in this post, you’ll hear a wonderful story about how Urschel outsmarted his own mother back when Urschel was going through toilet training as child.

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'Journey' extra: John Urschel and his Barney diaper

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

The Journey 2013: Big Ten Football Bonus: John Urschel

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

By now, Big Ten football fans know all about John Urschel’s affinity for math. After all, the Penn State senior guard earned an undergraduate degree in mathematics in three years, a master’s in math the next year and now is working on his second master’s (math education). But did you know he used to love Barney, too? Yes, THAT Barney.

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'Journey' cameras tracked Penn State-Michigan

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013″ presented by Best Buy captured their usual amazing shots from selected Big Ten action, including some great plays from the Penn State-Michigan game. Watch two of them in this post and learn more about Wednesday’s episode.

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Get a sneak peek at tonight's 'Journey'

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The Journey 2013: Purdue-Wisconsin Prelude

Tonight at 7 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go, you can watch the season premiere of “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013″ presented by Best Buy as our creew goes behind the scenes for the 2013 Big Ten football season. On our first show, we follow first-year Big Ten coaches in Purdue’s Darrell Hazell and Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen a they take us inside their meetings and practices in preparation for their conference season opening games.

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'The Journey' named finalist in CableFAX Program Awards

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The Journey 2013: Big Ten Basketball (Episode 3, Segment 4)

“The Journey” has been named a finalist for three prestigious awards, the CableFax Program Awards announced Tuesday afternoon. This past year, “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2012″ made its debut, adding to the popular” Journey” brand that already featured “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball.” See the awards our critically acclaimed show is up for in this post.

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'The Journey' spotlights Big Ten NBA draft picks

Victor Oladipo

The Journey 2013: Draft Special Episode 2 (Segment 3)

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten products Victor Oladipo (No. 2; Orlando), Cody Zeller (No. 4; Charlotte) and Trey Burke (No. 9; Minnesota – traded to Utah) all were selected in the first round of last month’s 2013 NBA Draft. “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013″ was in Brooklyn to cover the decorated trio’s night on the big stage. Cameras followed the players around before, during and after the draft.

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2013 NBA Draft: Oladipo, Zeller, Burke go early

Victor Oladipo

The Journey 2013: Draft Special (Segment 2)

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NBA Draft is in the books. Indiana’s Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller went No. 2 to Orlando and No. 4 to Charlotte, respectively, while Michigan’s Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. went No. 9 to Minnesota (traded to Utah) and No. 24 to New York, respectively. Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas was taken in Round 2, No. 58, by San Antonio.

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Watch special 'Journey' episode at 8 p.m. ET today

Trey Burke

The Journey 2013: Draft Special Preview

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At 8 p.m. ET tonight, BTN/BTN2Go will air a special 2013 NBA Draft edition of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball.” Go behind the scenes with Illinois’ Brandon Paul, Michigan’s Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. and Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas, as they prepare for this month’s draft.

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Video: Learn more about Big Ten NBA draft hopefuls

Tom Crean & Victor Oladipo

The Journey: Big Ten Basketball - Brandon Paul

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The 2013 NBA Draft isn’t until Thursday, June 27, but our “Journey” producers have compiled several of the show’s best feature stories on the Big Ten’s top draft eligible players. From Illinois’ Brandon Paul to Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas, check out all of the well-done stories on the Big Ten players who are now preparing for the draft.

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Video: Relive 'Journey' features on Big Ten pros

Nov 24, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: Michigan State Spartans running back Le'Veon Bell (24) looks on from the sideline during the second half against the Minnesota Golden Gophers at TCF Bank Stadium. Michigan State won 26-10. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The Journey - Montee Ball

Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

Twenty-two Big Ten products were selected in the 2013 NFL Draft this past weekend. Since the draft ended Sunday, several undrafted Big Ten stars have gone on to sign free-agent contracts, as well. See all the signings here. Before we officially close the door on these players’ college careers, we wanted to relive several of their features from “The Journey: 2012 Big Ten Football.”

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BTN to air 4 school-specific 'Journey' episodes

BTN will debut school-specific episodes of The Journey: Big Ten Men’s Basketball 2013 this week featuring the four Big Ten teams reaching the Sweet 16: Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State. Journey editors have compiled a 30-minute episode from the stories of the past season.

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'Journey' to cover Big Ten team senior nights

Derek Elston

The Journey 2013 Big Ten Basketball Bonus Clip - Dan Fahey on Playing Time

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This Sunday at 8 p.m. ET “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013 presented by Chase Freedom” takes you behind the scenes at three different ceremonies honoring senior Big Ten men’s basketball player. The show airs right after the Northwestern-Michigan State game on BTN/BTN2Go.

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'The Journey' spotlights Tim Miles & Melsahn Basabe

Tim Miles

The Journey 2013: Big Ten Basketball (Episode 8, Segment 3)

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On Saturday night’s “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013,” we profiled first-year Nebraska coach Tim Miles, Iowa junior Melsahn Basabe and Michigan State’s Adreian Payne. In this segment from the show, learn what recent life situation had Miles saying this: “It’s the only time in my entire life I felt like I don’t want to coach this game.” Also, learn more about Basabe’s role with the Hawkeyes.

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'Journey' spotlights Basabe, Payne & Miles

Indiana at Michigan State

Watch "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013" on March 2nd

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

At approximately 9:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, following the men’s basketball game between Iowa and Indiana, BTN will air a new episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013.”

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'The Journey' profiles Magic's East Lansing trip

Magic Johnson

The Journey 2013: Big Ten Basketball - (Episode 7, Segment 3)

On Sunday night’s “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013,” we put the spotlight on Indiana’s Maurice Creek, Big Ten high-fliers Sam Thompson and Rodney Williams and former Michigan State star Magic Johnson. In this segment of the show, our cameras take you inside the Minnesota-Ohio State game and Johnson’s return to East Lansing for the Indiana-Michigan State game.

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'Journey' features IU's Creek, big dunkers, & Magic

Magic Johnson

Watch "The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013" on Feb. 24th

This week on “The Journey 2013″ presented by Chase Freedom our crew spotlights Indiana’s Maurice Creek and trace his path back from multiple major injuries into the Hoosier rotation. We also look at Ohio State’s Sam Thompson and Minnesota’s Rodney Williams, two of the best dunkers in the Big Ten.

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'The Journey' features Gary Harris & Maize Rage

Gary Harris

The Journey 2013: Big Ten Basketball - (Episode 6, Segment 3)

Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

On Sunday night’s “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013,” we featured Michigan State’s Garry Harris, Michigan’s Maize Rage and Wisconsin’s Ben Brust. In this segment from the show, we take a look at Harris as he made his first visit to Purdue, the school where his mother starred, and go inside a Maize Rage meeting. Watch the segment now and check out bonus clips in this post.

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Next 'Journey': MSU's Harris, Maize Rage & Brust

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The Journey 2013: Big Ten Basketball Episode 6 Promo

This week’s episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013″ debuts at approximately 9:30 p.m. ET on Sunday right after the Illinois at Northwestern men’s basketball game.

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'The Journey' profiles Payne & Swopshire

Jared Swopshire

The Journey 2013: Big Ten Basketball (Episode 5, Segment 2)

Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

On Saturday night’s latest installment of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013,” we profiled Illinois, Michigan State’s Adreian Payne and Northwestern’s Jared Swopshire. Watch a segment from the show that spotlights Payne’s improvement as a player and maturation as a leader and Swopshire’s move from Louisville, a Final Four team last season, to Northwestern now. And jump inside for a couple bonus clips.

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Next 'Journey:' Payne, Swopshire, & Richardson

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"The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013" - Jared Swopshire

On Saturday night after the men’s basketball game between Michigan State and Purdue, BTN airs the next episode of “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013″ around 9:30 p.m. ET.

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January primetime ratings are BTN’s highest ever

January 2013 marked the Big Ten Network’s highest-rated month ever in primetime, according to Nielsen metered market data, fueled by high-quality men’s basketball matchups and strong performance of The Journey, which also set new ratings records.  BTN’s average primetime men’s conference basketball rating was 0.87 in the network’s eight metered markets*.  Among all national sports networks for the month, BTN trailed only ESPN in its eight metered markets.

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'The Journey' profiles Purdue's Johnson brothers

Terone Johnson

The Journey 2013: Big Ten Basketball – (Episode 4, Segment 1)

On Saturday night’s “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013,” we put the spotlight on Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas, Purdue’s Johnson brothers and Wisconsin’s new point guards. In this clip, you get a taste for all three of the latest episode’s storylines. Best of all: We have family video of Terone and Ronnie Johnson as youngsters, and it’s nothing short of cute. Check out the Johnson’s family footage from 1993 in this video.

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'Journey' features Thomas, Purdue & Wisconsin guards

Aaron Craft & Deshaun Thomas

The Journey 2013: Big Ten Basketball (Episode 3, Segment 4)

Bradley Leeb-USA TODAY Sports

Last week “The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2013″ took you inside the Iowa Hawkeyes moving remembrance of former player Chris Street (watch the moment in this post). This week, the show explores how Ohio State’s Deshaun Thomas, the Big Ten’s leading scorer, has matured on and off the court. The show debuts Saturday at 9 p.m. ET after the Ohio State-Nebraska game.

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