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Dec. 18, 2007
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., - Nittany Lion football fans can begin gearing up for the 2007 Valero Alamo Bowl with the Penn State Football Story Alamo Bowl Special presented by Rockvale Outlets Lancaster, which debuts on Saturday, Dec. 22 throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
Produced by the creators of The Penn State Football Story, the 60-minute program will preview Penn State's Alamo Bowl clash with Texas A&M and include features, highlights and comments from the Nittany Lions. Junior wide receiver Deon Butler (Woodbridge, Va.) is the host and he interviewed Coach Joe Paterno and several teammates for the program, which also will include an analysis of the Aggies and the match-ups by Steve Jones and the Nittany Lions' plays of the year.
The Valero Alamo Bowl is Saturday, Dec. 29 at 8:00 p.m. ET/7:00 p.m. CT at The Alamodome in San Antonio and air on ESPN, the Penn State Sports Network and GoPSUsports.com, the official website of Penn State Athletics.
The Penn State Football Story Alamo Bowl Special presented by the Rockvale Outlets Lancaster will debut on Saturday on YES Network (12:00 p.m.) in metropolitan New York City, Comast SportsNet Philadelphia (2:00 p.m.) and WHTM-TV (7:00 p.m.) in the Harrisburg-Lancaster-York market. There will be multiple airings of the program on YES and CSN-Philadelphia, as well as MASN in Baltimore-Washington, D.C., including Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
In central Pennsylvania, Penn State fans will be able to watch the program on several outlets, in addition to WHTM. The show will air on WPSU-TV (Dec. 27, 9:00 p.m.), FSN Pittsburgh (Dec. 28, 8:00 p.m.), WNEP-TV (Dec. 29, 1:00 p.m.) and WTAJ-TV (Dec. 29, 7:00 p.m.).
Also, on Friday, Dec. 21, the Nittany Lion Hotline Alamo Bowl Special - Presented by AIG Auto Insurance will air on most Penn State Sports Network affiliates that carry the Nittany Lion Hotline. The call-in program will air from 6:05-7:00 p.m. and feature the Penn State football broadcast team of Steve Jones and Jack Ham and interviews with members of the squad.
A complete listing of stations and networks airing the Penn State Football Story Alamo Bowl Special presented by the Rockvale Outlets Lancaster and Nittany Lion Hotline Alamo Bowl Special - Presented by AIG Auto Insurance can be found at the official Penn State Athletics website, www.GoPSUsports.com. Click on Athletic Dept. and the Radio-TV link for the listing of the affiliates carrying Penn State football and basketball programming.
Mind Over Media, a Pittsburgh-based production company, produces The Penn State Football Story and the Penn State Basketball Story. Mind Over Media has received numerous Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards and nominations for its work on Penn State football and men's basketball programming produced in cooperation with Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics.
Penn State Sports Properties, a division of Learfield Sports, is the multimedia rights' holder for Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics.
Penn State (8-4) will face Texas A&M (7-5) in the 2007 Valero Alamo Bowl. The Nittany Lions will be playing in their second Alamo Bowl, defeating the Aggies 24-09 in 1999, and 34th bowl game under Paterno, who is the all-time leader in bowl appearances and wins (22-10-1 record).
Penn State's remaining tickets for the Valero Alamo Bowl can be ordered via www.GoPSUsports.com. Fans also can purchase tickets by calling (814) 865-5555 or (800) 863-3336.