Big Ten Network Celebrates Michigan State Day on June 25

By: Michigan State University
By: Michigan State University

CHICAGO – On Wednesday, June 25, the Big Ten Network shouts “Go State!” with 24 consecutive hours of Michigan State University programming.

The day will feature some of Michigan State’s best performances in 2007-08, including Kalin Lucas’ career-best 18-point effort in the men’s basketball team’s victory against fourth-ranked Texas, the Big Ten men’s golf championships, the men’s soccer team’s victories against Michigan and Wisconsin and the field hockey and volleyball wins against Northwestern.

At 9 PM ET, the Big Ten Network will present a special edition of Big Ten Tonight, the Michigan State Year in Review. The show will recap all the great Spartan moments of the past 12 months.

In addition to the most recent triumphs, the network will also re-air Michigan State victories from the series, The Big Ten’s Greatest Games, including the February 1999 men’s basketball victory at Minnesota when Jason Klein led the Spartans with 21 points, the December 1999 men’s basketball victory at North Carolina in which Morris Peterson led all scorers with 31 points and the record-breaking 2006 football win at Northwestern, the largest comeback in the history of NCAA Division I-A football.

The programming schedule also contains campus programming produced by MSU. The four episodes come from MSU Today, the series that covers the latest events and happenings from Michigan State University.

Throughout the month of June, the Big Ten Network has aired university-themed programming for a full 24 hours devoted to each of the Big Ten member institutions, including Purdue (June 2), Iowa (June 4), Michigan (June 5), Illinois (June 9), Indiana (June 11), Northwestern (June 12), Ohio State (June 16), Penn State (June 18), Wisconsin (June 19), Minnesota (June 23) and Michigan State (June 25).

Michigan State Day Schedule – June 25
All times Eastern

6am Big Ten Men’s Soccer
Michigan State 3, Wisconsin 0 (9/30/07)
Doug DeMartin scored two goals and Kevin Reiman added one as Michigan State
won its first Big Ten road game in style, a 3-0 victory against Wisconsin. The Spartans
improved their record to 6-0-2 and remained unbeaten through eight games.

8am Big Ten Field Hockey
Michigan State 4, Northwestern 0 (9/22/07)
Jeamie Deacon led the Spartans with a goal and an assist to propel sixth-ranked Michigan
State to a convincing 4-0 victory against visiting Northwestern. The Spartans entered
the game as the nation’s top-scoring team and outshot the Wildcats 22-4.

10am The Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Men’s Basketball: Michigan State 86, North Carolina 76 (12/1/99)
Morris Peterson scored a career-high 31 points as the Spartans ended North Carolina’s
55-game non-conference home winning streak. Peterson made 12 of 18 shots and made
five of Michigan State’s 15 steals. Joseph Forte led UNC with 19 points.

12pm Campus Programming
MSU Today 1

12:30pm Campus Programming
MSU Today 2

1pm Campus Programming
MSU Today 3

1:30pm Campus Programming
MSU Today 4

2pm Big Ten Men’s Soccer
Michigan State 5, Michigan 0 (10/14/07)
Doug DeMartin capitalized on a pair of first-half penalty kicks and Michigan State
drilled archrival and 21st-ranked Michigan 5-0 on an otherwise dreary day in East
Lansing. Goalkeeper Chris Austin made seven saves en route to his seventh shutout.

4pm The Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Men’s Basketball: Michigan State 84, Minnesota 82 (2/13/99)
Mateen Cleaves drove the length of the floor and made a driving layup with 1.2
seconds left, erasing a 10-point deficit and stunning the Gophers, 84-82. Cleaves
finished with 23 points and recorded his second game-winning shot in as many weeks.

6pm Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships (4/27/08)
The Michigan State men’s golf team captured its second straight conference championship
with a final round 301 at Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing. It was the
Spartans’ third Big Ten title in four years and its fourth overall.

7pm The Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Men’s Basketball: Michigan State 78, Texas 72 (12/28/07)
Freshman Kalin Lucas keyed a 13-0 first-half run as the ninth-ranked Spartans
handed fourth-ranked Texas its first loss of the season, 78-72, in Auburn Hills.
Raymar Morgan also contributed 18 points. Drew Neitzel and Goran Suton scored
in double figures.

9pm Big Ten Tonight
Michigan State Year-In-Review

9:30pm Big Ten Tonight
Michigan State Year-In-Review

9pm The Big Ten’s Greatest Games
Football: Michigan State 41, Northwestern 38 (10/21/06)
Michigan State trailed 38-3 in the third quarter before staging the greatest comeback
in NCAA Division I-A history. The Spartans intercepted two passes and blocked a punt
for a touchdown in the second half. Brett Swenson’s 28-yard field goal with 13 seconds
left capped the shocking turn of events.

12am Big Ten Tonight
Michigan State Year-In-Review

12:30am Big Ten Tonight
Michigan State Year-In-Review

1am Campus Programming
MSU Today 3

1:30am Campus Programming
MSU Today 4

2am Big Ten Women’s Volleyball
Michigan State 3, Northwestern 1 (10/3/07)
Three Spartans posted double-digit kill numbers and three others tallied double-digit dig
totals as Michigan State routed Northwestern 3-1 in East Lansing.

4am Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships (4/25/08)
The Michigan State men’s golf team captured its second straight conference championship
with a final round 301 at Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing. It was the
Spartans’ third Big Ten title in four years and its fourth overall.

5am Big Ten Tonight
Michigan State Year-In-Review

5:30am Big Ten Tonight
Michigan State Year-In-Review


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