Big Ten Elite

Big Ten Elite

2012 - 2017, Other, Arts / Culture
The complete story behind some of the Big Ten's all-time great football and basketball squads.

Episode Guide

  • Big Ten Elite - 1976 Rutgers Basketball (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    1976 Rutgers Basketball

    The greatest Rutgers basketball team of all time, finishing the regular season undefeated before eventually falling to Michigan in the Final Four.

  • Big Ten Elite - 2015 Wisconsin Basketball (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    2015 Wisconsin Basketball

    Wisconsin's second straight run to the Final Four, and ultimately, the 2015 National Championship Game.

  • Big Ten Elite - 2002 Maryland and Indiana Basketball (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    2002 Maryland and Indiana Basketball

    Behind the scenes with the players and coaches of the Terrapins and Hoosiers on their journey to the 2002 NCAA Basketball Championship game.

  • Big Ten Elite - 2014 Ohio State Football (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    2014 Ohio State Football

    Urban Meyer returns home to lead his Buckeyes on a chase towards football history by capturing the inaugural College Football Playoff crown and claiming Ohio State's eighth national title.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1989 Illinois Basketball (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    1989 Illinois Basketball

    The 1989 University of Illinois Men's Basketball team, better known as "The Flyin' Illini," took off on a magical journey to reach the NCAA Final Four in Seattle.

  • Big Ten Elite - 2013 Michigan Basketball (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    2013 Michigan Basketball

    Behind the leadership of All-American Trey Burke and the tutelage of Coach John Beilein, a determined Wolverine Basketball squad, spurred by the rambunctious "Fresh Five," makes a glorious return to national prominence and the NCAA Final Four.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1996 Ohio State Football (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    1996 Ohio State Football

    Coach John Cooper and the Scarlet and Gray exorcise some football demons and restore Buckeye tradition on their way to a triumphant 1997 Rose Bowl title run.

  • Big Ten Elite - 2013 Michigan State Football (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    2013 Michigan State Football

    Coach Dantonio and his veteran Spartans embark on a year-long march to end the school's over a quarter-century long absence from Pasadena.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1989 Michigan Basketball (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    1989 Michigan Basketball

    The show looks back at an unforgettable season in Ann Arbor that saw the Wolverines, led by Glen Rice, overcome the adversity of head coach Bill Frieder leaving to take the Arizona State head job just prior to the start of the 1989 NCAA Tournament.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1987 Indiana Basketball (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    1987 Indiana Basketball

    A look back at coach Bob Knight's 1986-'87 Indiana Hoosiers, who would go on to win the National Championship over Syracuse on Keith Smart's game-winning jumper.

  • Big Ten Elite - 2005 Illinois Basketball (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    2005 Illinois Basketball

    The 2005 Illinois Men's Basketball Team's run to the National Championship.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1985 Iowa Football (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    1985 Iowa Football

    The Hawkeyes win their second Big Ten Title in a 5-year span and earn a trip to the Rose Bowl.

  • Big Ten Elite - 2000 Purdue Football (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    2000 Purdue Football

    The 2000 Boilermakers, led by Head Coach Joe Tiller and QB Drew Brees, returned to the Rose Bowl after winning the Big Ten title for the first time since 1966. Tiller, Brees and others discuss their wins over Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio State.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1979 Minnesota Hockey (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    1979 Minnesota Hockey

    Head Coach Herb Brooks leads the Golden Gophers to a third national title in a six year span.

  • Big Ten Elite - 2000 Michigan State Basketball (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    2000 Michigan State Basketball

    Mateen Cleaves returns from injury to guide the Spartans to a National Championship.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1981 Indiana Basketball (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    1981 Indiana Basketball

    A look at the second of Bob Knight's three national championship teams at Indiana. With the arrival of star point guard Isiah Thomas, the Hoosiers were back among the Nation's elite.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1986 Penn State Football (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    1986 Penn State Football

    The 1986 Nittany Lions finished with a perfect 12-0 record after defeating No. 1 Miami in a thrilling title clash en route to their second National Championship in four years.

  • Big Ten Elite - 2002 Ohio State Football (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    2002 Ohio State Football

    In only his second year, Jim Tressel took an unheralded Ohio State team and ran the table in the Big Ten to take a perfect record into the Fiesta Bowl where they faced the defending champion Miami Hurricanes.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1997 Michigan Football (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    1997 Michigan Football

    The Wolverines, led by Coach Lloyd Carr, dominated the Big Ten en route to a perfect 12-0 season which included a Rose Bowl victory over Washington State and featured Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1995 Northwestern Football (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    1995 Northwestern Football

    Gary Barnett and the 1995 Northwestern Wildcats authored a season for the ages. Beginning with a season-opening upset of Notre Dame, the Wildcats continued to surprise and earned their first trip to Pasadena since 1949.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1994 Nebraska Football (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    1994 Nebraska Football

    Tom Osborne's first national championship team - ending years of near misses. Tommie Frazier ran the Nebraska offense - but an injury sidelined him, and Brook Berringer filled in and kept the Cornhuskers marching toward a perfect season.

  • Big Ten Elite - 1993 Wisconsin Football (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    1993 Wisconsin Football

    Coach Alvarez took over a Wisconsin program that was at the bottom of the Big Ten in 1990. By his fourth season, the Badgers were on the rise. Few could have seen that this group of overachievers would win the Big Ten title and the Rose Bowl.

  • Big Ten Elite - 2016 Penn State Football (Episode 23)
    Episode 23:

    2016 Penn State Football

    After starting the season 2-2, the Nittany Lions go on a nine-game winning streak, defeat Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship and play in their first Rose Bowl since 2009.