staff, June 21, 2012

When a team gives itself the nickname "Dream Team," it better deliver on the hype. The Purdue baseball team did just that in 2012. The Boilermakers (45-14, 17-7) won their first Big Ten crown since 1909, claimed the their first Big Ten tournament and advanced to their second NCAA tourney, their first as a regional host. That's a lot of firsts, and it's the reason the baseball team's memorable season highlights Purdue's 2011-12 athletic year. Want more? The program had a record seven players selected in the 2012 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

Catch Purdue Day on BTN all day Thursday. View our programming schedule for the list of shows, games and features to be shown on each Purdue Day. Future Purdue Days: July 12 and July 30.

Other Purdue highlights from the 2011-12 athletic year:

Shows/games to be featured on Purdue Day:

Big Ten Men's Basketball '10-11: Wisconsin at Purdue

The Journey: Big Ten Basketball 2011 – E'Twaun Moore & JaJuan Johnson

Big Ten Icons: John Wooden

Big Ten Icons: Gene Keady

Big Ten Football Replay: 2011 Little Caesar's Bowl – Purdue vs. Western Michigan

BTN Game of the Week: Ohio State at Purdue – 2011

The Big Ten's Greatest Games – Football: Notre Dame at Purdue – 1999

The Big Ten's Greatest Games – Basketball: Indiana at Purdue – 1/18/94

The Big Ten's Greatest Games – Basketball: Purdue at Michigan – 2/18/91

[View our programming schedule for the official list of shows on each Purdue Day]