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Nov. 14, 2011
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Penn State's pivotal Big Ten Leaders Division clash at Wisconsin on Saturday, Nov. 26 will kick at 2:30 p.m. CT/3:30 p.m. ET in Camp Randall Stadium. The regular season finale will air on ESPN or ABC, the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com. Television plans will be announced Sunday.
No. 21 Penn State (8-2, 5-1) is atop the Leaders Division, with the No. 15/13 Badgers in second place (8-2, 4-2). The Nittany Lions visit Ohio State (6-4, 3-3) Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN) and would clinch no worse than a tie for the division title with a win. Wisconsin visits Illinois on Saturday in another Leaders Division game.
The contest against the Badgers is the Nittany Lions' 12th announced telecast of the season. Penn State will be making its ninth appearance of the season on an ESPN-owned network. The Alabama, Iowa and Illinois clashes were ABC telecasts, the Nebraska and Temple games were on ESPN, the Indiana game was on ESPNU and the Eastern Michigan contest was on ESPN2.
The Big Ten Network televised three Nittany Lion wins - Indiana State, Purdue and Northwestern. The network, which is not available to Adams, Armstrong and Blue Ridge Cable customers in Pennsylvania and Ohio, is available to approximately 80 million homes on more than 300 providers in the U.S. and Canada.
Penn State and Wisconsin will annually meet as Leaders Division rivals and will collide in the regular season finale through 2014. The teams are meeting for the first time since the Nittany Lions' 48-7 win in Madison in 2008. Penn State has won the last two meetings, but Wisconsin leads the series, 8-6.
Penn State has appeared on TV in 213 of its last 215 games.