Penn State-Ohio State Clash Set for 3:30 p.m.
Nov. 7, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., - Penn State's pivotal Big Ten Leaders Division clash at Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 19 will kick at 3:30 p.m. in Ohio Stadium. The contest will air on ABC (ESPN in outer markets), the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.
No. 12 Penn State (8-1, 5-0) was idle last weekend. The Nittany Lions are the only unbeaten team in Big Ten play and are atop the Leaders Division (5-0), with Ohio State and Wisconsin tied for second at 3-2. The Buckeyes (6-3, 3-2) beat Indiana last Saturday.
The contest against the Buckeyes is the Nittany Lions' 11th announced telecast of the season. Penn State will be making its eighth appearance of the season on an ESPNp-owned network. The Alabama, Iowa and Illinois clashes were ABC telecasts, the Indiana game was on ESPNU, the Temple game was on ESPN and the Eastern Michigan contest was on ESPN2.
This Saturday, Penn State will host No. 19/17 Nebraska for Senior Day, with a 12 p.m kick on ESPN. Ohio State visits Purdue for a 12 p.m. kick on BTN this week.
The Big Ten Network has televised three Nittany Lion wins - Indiana State, Purdue and Northwestern - and additional Penn State games could be selected to air on the network, whch is not available to Adams, Armstrong and Blue Ridge Cable customers in Pennsylvania and Ohio. BTN is available to approximately 80 million homes on more than 300 providers in the U.S. and Canada.
The Penn State-Ohio State clash annually is one of the nation's most highly anticipated contests. The border rivals have met every year since Penn State began Big Ten competition in 1993, with Ohio State having a 14-12 edge in the series. Penn State will be playing in Columbus for the third time in the past four years.
Penn State has appeared on TV in 212 of its last 214 games.