June 12, 2009
CHICAGO - On Sunday, June 14, the Big Ten Network will air this summer's second full day of Michigan State programming.
Six episodes of the Big Ten's Greatest Games, featuring the Michigan State football and men's basketball teams, are part of the day's programming, including the memorable 2005 Elite Eight double overtime victory over Kentucky at 8 p.m. and the football team's 1990 one-point win over then-No. 1 Michigan at 10 p.m. ET. In addition, The Greatest Stories of Michigan State Basketball will air at 6:30 p.m. ET.
This past season, the Michigan State men's hockey team beat Ohio State in a shoot-out, and that game will air at 10 a.m. Spartan student-athletes also earned Big Ten Conference titles in rowing and men's soccer. The rowing team's victory in the Big Ten Championship will air at noon ET. The men's soccer victory over Northwestern, which clinched the regular season title, will air at 1 p.m. and the victory over Indiana in the Big Ten Tournament Championship Game also will air.
In addition, an episode of Big Ten Short Stories and three separate episodes of the University-produced MSU Today Presents will air.
The day of Michigan State programming is the second of three full days dedicated to Spartan athletics and campus programming that will air this summer. Each university will have three full days of dedicated programming on the network during the next two months.
Michigan State Day Schedule - June 14
All times Eastern
6 a.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games, Men's Basketball: Michigan State 78, Texas 72 (12/22/07)
The No. 10 Spartans gave the No. 5 Longhorns their first loss of the season. The first half ended with a 13-0 Michigan State run and it wasn't until the final minute when Texas threatened to come back. With only 1:15 left, Longhorn junior A.J. Abrams made four three-pointers in a 36-second span to cut Michigan State's lead to five. But a crucial block by MSU's Raymar Morgan prevented the Longhorns from threatening any further.
8 a.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games, Football: Michigan State 27, Notre Dame 21 (9/23/00)
The Fighting Irish trailed 20-7 entering the fourth quarter, but mounted a furious rally to take the lead with eight minutes left. But the Spartans' true freshman quarterback, Jeff Smoker, completed a 68-yard touchdown pass on fourth-and-10 with less than two minutes remaining, and the No. 20 Spartans beat the No. 18 Irish for the fourth season in a row.
10 a.m. - Big Ten Men's Ice Hockey, Michigan State 2, Ohio State 1 (2/14/09)
After the Buckeyes tied the game with a late goal, the teams skated through a five-minute overtime period, then headed to a shootout, where Spartans won, 2-1, in four rounds.
12 p.m. - Big Ten Rowing, Big Ten Championship (5/2/09)
The No. 3 Spartans earned their second Big Ten Conference title in a row and third in five seasons. Five Michigan State student-athletes were named to the All-Big Ten Team.
1 p.m. - Big Ten Men's Soccer, Michigan State 1, Northwestern 0 (11/2/08)
The Spartans won their first-ever regular season Big Ten Men's Soccer Championship by defeating No. 6 Northwestern. Senior Louis Stephens III scored the match's only goal in the 55th minute.
3 p.m. - Big Ten Short Stories, Michigan State Spartans
Segments include former MSU track All-American Judi Brown Clarke, Mike Hall going through a Tom Izzo-led basketball practice, a portion of NBA Draft #1 Picks with Magic Johnson, Sam Puryear, MSU golf's head coach and junior football player and piano wiz Jon Misch.
3:30 p.m. - Michigan State Campus Programming, MSU Today 10
4 p.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games, Football: Michigan State 41, Northwestern 38 (10/21/06)
Michigan State pulled off the biggest comeback in Division 1 football history, rallying from a deficit of 38 points to defeat Northwestern.
6 p.m. - Big Ten Short Stories, Michigan State Spartans
6:30 p.m. - The Greatest Stories of Michigan State Basketball
From the Spartans' National Championship season in 1979 to the title in 2000 under head coach Tom Izzo, all the greatest plays, players and performances that define Spartan basketball are remembered in this Big Ten Network original production.
8 p.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games, Men's Basketball: 2005 NCAA Elite Eight: Michigan State 94, Kentucky 88 (2 OT) (3/27/05)
Tom Izzo's Michigan State team defeated Tubby Smith's Kentucky Wildcats in one of the most memorable NCAA Tournament games in history. The second-seeded Wildcats rallied from an eight-point deficit in the final 5:25 of regulation, capped by Patrick Sparks's buzzer-beating three-pointer that bounced on the rim four times before dropping. Michigan State's Alan Anderson made four free throws in the final 15 seconds of the second overtime to send the Spartans to the Final Four.
10 p.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games, Football: Michigan State 28, Michigan 27 (10/13/90)
Michigan was ranked No. 1 going into the game in Ann Arbor. A Desmond Howard touchdown and the extra point would have tied the game at 21, but a failed two-point conversion kept the Wolverines out of the national title hunt and gave the Spartans the victory.
12 a.m. - Michigan State Campus Programming, MSU Today Presents: A Study in Jazz
12:30 a.m. - Michigan State Campus Programming, MSU Today 12
1 a.m. - Big Ten Men's Soccer, Michigan State 1, Indiana 0 (11/16/08)
Despite the Hoosiers' first-half dominance (a 9-3 shot advantage in the first 45 minutes), the Spartans scored the game's only goal and secured both the regular season and conference tournament titles for the first time in MSU history.
3 a.m. - Big Ten's Greatest Games, Men's Basketball: Michigan State 84, Minnesota 82 (2/13/99)
In this battle of two ranked teams with NCAA Tournament hopes, Michigan State staged a tremendous comeback in the second half, despite 29 points from the Gophers' Quincy Lewis. Mateen Cleaves drove the length of the court and hit a layup with one second remaining, cementing Michigan State's victory and leaving the Golden Gophers squarely on the bubble for a tournament bid.
5 a.m. - Big Ten Short Stories, Michigan State Spartans
5:30 a.m. - Michigan State Campus Programming, MSU Today Presents: Rumba Sinfónica!