We are not entirely sure if anyone has heard about this, but there are not any sports right now and we are still waiting on when those might resume again, among other things. As we still sit here and pass the time, Big Ten Network has announced that Friday, May 8 will see its programming schedule go entirely Maize and Blue for a 24-hour period.
There is a little bit of something for everyone here, including baseball, softball, basketball and football team game replays, as well as other documentary-style content throughout the day.
Here’s the full slate of games and programming announced for the day-long Friday broadcasts into Saturday morning.
All times Eastern
6 a.m. — Baseball: Illinois vs. Michigan (2019 Big Ten Tournament)
9:30 a.m. — Softball: Michigan vs. Minnesota (2019 Big Ten Championship)
11:30 a.m. — Basketball Classic: Michigan State at Michigan (3/7/93)
12:30 p.m. — Big Ten Elite: 1989 Michigan Basketball
1:30 p.m. — Basketball Classic: Michigan at Purdue (2/1/94)
3 p.m. — Maize & Bleu: Michigan Football in France (2018)
3:30 p.m. — Maize & Blue Abroad: South Africa (2019)
4 p.m. — Football Classic: Michigan vs. Florida (2008 Capital One Bowl)
5 p.m. — NEW - Football Classic: Ohio State at Michigan (11/22/97)
6 p.m. — Big Ten Elite: 1997 Michigan Football
7 p.m. — NEW - Football Classic: Notre Dame at Michigan (9/27/97)
8:30 p.m. — Basketball Classic: Michigan vs. Purdue (2018 Big Ten Tournament Championship)
9:30 p.m. — Basketball Classic: Michigan State at Michigan (3/13/13)
10:30 p.m. — Big Ten Elite: 2013 Michigan Basketball
12 a.m. — Football Classic: Notre Dame at Michigan (10/26/19)
2 a.m. — Football Classic: Michigan State at Michigan (11/16/19)
3 a.m. — Divided We Stand: Michigan vs. Michigan State
4 a.m. — Men’s Ice Hockey: Minnesota vs. Michigan (2016 Big Ten Championship)
For me personally, the fun really kicks in around 4 p.m. through midnight with a great mix of football and hoops content. Anything that comes before 9 a.m. and after midnight might need to be recorded, though.
What games or programming are you most looking forward to this weekend? We want to hear your thoughts below.