Set the DVR, get the popcorn, and get ready to binge watch IU. Again.
For the second time since the pandemic started, the Big Ten Network will dedicate an entire day to Indiana.
Several Hoosier teams will be featured on Thursday, June 11, including baseball, men’s soccer, football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball.
Included in the day will be the premiere of a 30 minute program on Christian Watford’s 2011 buzzer beater against Kentucky. That will air at 9 p.m. ET, sandwiched between two reruns of that classic contest.
A second documentary will also debut on Thursday. Not Pictured tells the story of Bedford’s Bill Torphy, a member of IU’s first National Championship team in 1940 who was not only lost too early, but whose presence on that ground-breaking team was all but forgotten for decades.
Here is the full schedule according to BTN.
All times Eastern
- 6 AM – baseball vs. Nebraska (2013 Big Ten championship game)
- 9 AM – men’s soccer vs. Michigan (2019 Big Ten championship game)
- 11 AM – men’s soccer “Worth the Wait” documentary
- 1 PM – football at Purdue (2019)
- 2 PM – football at Nebraska (2019)
- 3:30 PM – football vs. BYU (1979 Holiday Bowl)
- 4:30 PM – women’s basketball vs. Michigan State (2018)
- 5 PM – women’s basketball at Purdue (2020)
- 6:30 PM – men’s basketball vs. Kentucky (2011)
- 7:30 PM – men’s basketball: Not Pictured
- 8 PM – men’s basketball vs. Kentucky (2011)
- 9 PM – The B1G Moment – Christian Watford
- 9:30 PM – men’s basketball vs. Kentucky (1990)
- 10:30 PM – men’s basketball vs. Purdue (1993)
- 11:30 PM – men’s basketball vs. Michigan (1993)
- 1:00 AM – men’s basketball at Michigan (1987)
- 2:00 AM – Big Ten Elite: 1987 Indiana Basketball
- 3:30 AM – men’s soccer vs. Michigan State (2013 Big Ten Championship Game)
Below is the full release from IU Athletics on the documentaries and programming:
Bloomington, Indiana – Virtually all Hoosier Basketball fans know the name Christian Watford, and are well versed in his iconic IU Basketball moment. Very few know the name Bill Torphy, a former IU basketball player whose contributions to an NCAA Championship team were nearly lost to history.
This week, Hoosier fans will have the opportunity to learn about one, and discover more about the other.
Beginning at 6 a.m. ET Thursday, June 11, and continuing through 5 a.m. Friday, June 12, the Big Ten Network will devote its coverage to great moments, victories, and stories about IU sports as part of its Big Ten Network Takeover. Highlighting the 23 hours of coverage is the debut of two new documentaries about these former IU Basketball players.
The Blueline Pictures short documentary, Not Pictured, tells the story of Bedford’s Bill Torphy, a member of IU’s first National Championship team in 1940 who was not only lost too early, but whose presence on that ground-breaking team was all but forgotten for decades. The documentary will air for the first time Thursday at 7:30 p.m. EST.
At 9 p.m. Thursday, Watford will be featured in the BTN’s new documentary series, The B1G Moment. The new documentary series will provide a half-hour deep dive into the context and great stories that surrounded Watford’s unforgettable buzzer-beating 3-pointer that lifted the Hoosiers to a stunning upset win over No. 1 Kentucky in 2011, and announced IU Basketball’s return to national prominence.
In addition to those two documentaries, there will also be another opportunity to see Blueline Pictures documentary Worth the Wait, which chronicles IU Men’s Soccer’s eight-overtime win over Duke in 1982 that earned the program’s first-ever NCAA Championship. While the film is centered on that seminal event, it also details Coach Jerry Yeagley’s journey in building the program from an intramural sport to varsity status. It offers perspectives from Yeagley and many of the other influential individuals who helped build the program from the ground floor, and those who have subsequently maintained that level of excellence since Yeagley’s retirement. The film will air Thursday at 11 a.m.
Finally, Hoosier fans will also be able to enjoy numerous great victories and teams from IU men’s and women’s basketball, football, men’s soccer and baseball. Among the highlights are a re-airing of IU Football’s 1979 Holiday Bowl win over BYU; Men’s Basketball’s 1993 home court wins against Michigan’s Fab Five and Glenn Robinson’s Purdue Boilermakers; and the Women’s Basketball team’s four-overtime win against Michigan State in the 2018 Big Ten Tournament.
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