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Oct. 31, 2010
Penn State's pivotal Big Ten contest vs. Northwestern on Saturday, Nov. 6, has been set for a 3:30 p.m. ET kick in Beaver Stadium. ABC/ESPN2 will nationally televise the conference clash, which also will air on the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.
Penn State coach Joe Paterno will have his first opportunity to become just the third coach in NCAA history to win 400 games when the Nittany Lions host the Wildcats.
The contest is the Nittany Lions' ninth announced start time for this season and seventh on an ESPN network.
Penn State has made three appearances on ESPN, two on ESPN2 and the Big Ten Network and one on ESPNU this season. The Nittany Lions' thumped Michigan, 41-31, Saturday in Beaver Stadium in Penn State's third ESPN primetime telecast this season.
Penn State and Northwestern will be meeting for the 14th time, with the Nittany Lions owning a 10-3 series advantage. The Lions posted a 34-13 win over the Wildcats last year at Ryan Field.
The Nittany Lions and Wildcats will be in different Big Ten divisions starting next year, but are scheduled to meet in 2011 and 2012. Penn State will visit Northwestern on Oct. 22, 2011.
Penn State has appeared on TV in 198 of its last 200 games. Future Penn State contests may be selected by the networks under the six and 12-day provisions of their contracts with the Big Ten Conference.
Northwestern (6-2, 2-2) won at Indiana, 20-17 on Saturday.
A limited number of tickets for Penn State's home games with Northwestern (Nov. 6) and Michigan State (Nov. 27) are available at www.GoPSUsports.com or by calling 814-865-5555 weekdays from 10 a.m - 6 p.m. Tickets also are available at the Bryce Jordan Center Ticket office.