OK, probably a poor quote in light that we’re talking about football not cowboys. But even as Iowa switches networks this week with its game at Pittsburgh, the Big Ten Network will re-air two of Iowa’s greatest victories in recent memory.
At 10 p.m. Tuesday, the BTN will show the 2005 Capital One Bowl. We all know what happens, but I’m sure Iowa fans aren’t tired of seeing Drew Tate to Warren Holloway on the game’s final play to beat LSU. The network will re-air the game at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The BTN will show last week’s Iowa-Iowa State (I know, it’s a bit of a stretch to call it a great victory, but it’s a win) several times beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday (concurrently with Kirk Ferentz’s radio show for you diehards). It will show it again at 3 a.m. and noon Friday.
Iowa begins the first of at least two games on the ESPN family of networks this week. ESPN2 will televise the Iowa-Pittsburgh game with Pam Ward and Ray Bentley calling it. Either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN Classic will air Iowa’s homecoming game against Northwestern on Sept. 27, according to Iowa’s SID office.
Right now the BTN has plans to air 19 Iowa men’s basketball games, including the Iowa-Iowa State game.
So as Iowa football and the BTN enjoy a two-week sabbatical, don’t worry. There’s no quit from either side.