Chicago — The Big Ten Network will televise eight Big Ten football games on Saturday, including the Penn State-Temple clash at 3:30 p.m. from Beaver Stadium. The contest with the unbeaten Owls also will air on the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.
Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Purdue and Wisconsin play at noon ET on the Big Ten Network, followed by Penn State-Temple. Indiana kicks at 7 p.m. and Minnesota kicks off at 8:30 p.m. ET on the network, which will have approximately 12 consecutive hours of live, football game coverage.
The No. 23/20 Nittany Lions will be making their second appearance this season on Big Ten Network. Penn State will play at least one, if not multiple, conference games on the network this fall, as will every Big Ten team. Big Ten Network televised four Penn State football games in 2009.
The Big Ten Network is available to more than 75 million homes across the United States and Canada, and has agreements with more than 300 affiliates. The network is available in more than 90 percent of the homes in the eight Big Ten states and 19 of the nation’s top 20 markets.
The network, though, is not carried by Adams, Blue Ridge and MetroCast cable in Pennsylvania. The network also is not available to Armstrong Cable customers in western Pennsylvania and suburban Youngstown, Ohio. A combined total of more than 35,000 Penn State alumni live in communities served by the four cable providers, in addition to thousands more fans and current Penn State students.
Big Ten Network channel assignments for some affiliates are consistent nationally, and are listed below:
Temple at Penn State (3:30 PM ET):
DIRECTV: 610 SD and HD
Dish Network: 439 SD / 9500 HD
AT&T U-Verse: 650 SD / 1650 HD
Verizon FiOS: 85 SD / 585 HD
Cable companies: GameFinder
The Nittany Lions and Owls will be meeting for the 40th time on Saturday. Temple is 3-0 for the first time since 1979, under the direction of head coach Al Golden, a former Penn State co-captain and assistant coach.
Tickets remain for the clash with the Owls and can be purchased at www.GoPSUsports.com or by calling 814-865-5555 weekdays from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
About the Big Ten Network: A joint venture between the Big Ten Conference and Fox Networks, the Big Ten Network is the first internationally distributed network dedicated to covering one of the premier collegiate conferences in the country. With approximately 350 live sporting events, and nearly all of them in HD, the network is the ultimate destination for Big Ten fans and alumni across the country, allowing them to see their favorite teams, regardless of where they live. The network operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, showcasing a wide array of classic-to-current sports and televising more Olympic sporting events and women’s sports than has ever been aired on any other network. Original programming highlights activities and accomplishments of some of the nation’s finest universities. Each year, the network offers between 35 and 40 football games, 105 regular season men’s basketball games; 55 women’s basketball games; dozens of Big Ten Championship events; studio shows; coaches’ shows; and classic games.
The network is available to more than 75 million homes across the United States and Canada, and currently has agreements with more than 300 affiliates, including DirecTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-Verse, Verizon FiOS, Atlantic Broadband, Bright House, Cablevision, CATV Service, Inc., Charter, Comcast, Cox (Cleveland, Omaha, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Las Vegas, Northern Arizona), Insight, Mediacom, Midcontinent, Nittany Media, RCN, Rogers Cable, Canada), Service Electric, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct (Canada), Shen-Heights TV, Time Warner Cable, Western Broadband, Windstream and WOW.