University Park, Pa. — The Penn State Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball teams will make a combined total of at least 35 television appearances during their 2010-11 seasons, starting with a pair of games this weekend.
Coach Ed DeChellis’ Nittany Lions will make 24 TV appearances this year, as well as every game from the Big Ten Tournament. The Nittany Lions’ first TV game is Friday, Nov. 19, when they host Fairfield, the MAAC pre-season favorite, at 7:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. Penn State can be seen on the Big Ten Network at least 20 times this season.
The Nittany Lions will make at least three appearances on ESPN or ESPN2, starting with the Wednesday, Dec. 1 home clash with Maryland in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge, which tips in the Bryce Jordan Center at 9:15 p.m. on ESPN2. The Nittany Lions and Terrapins will be playing for the first time since 1990. Penn State’s Feb. 17 home game with Minnesota will air at 7 p.m. on ESPN or ESPN2 and its Feb. 24 game at Northwestern will air at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2 or ESPN2.
Coach Coquese Washington’s Lady Lions are scheduled for at least 10 TV appearances this season, in addition to every game from the Big Ten Tournament. The Lady Lions’ first TV game is Sunday, Nov. 21, when they host South Carolina at 3:30 p.m. on the Big Ten Network. Penn State can be seen on the Big Ten Network at least nine times this season and its Jan. 16 home game with Illinois will air on ESPN2 at 4 p.m.
For complete game and TV schedules for the Nittany Lions and Lady Lions, visit www.GoPSUsports.com.
The Big Ten Network is available in approximately 75 million homes in the United States and Canada on DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-Verse and 300 cable providers, including in Pennsylvania: Atlantic Broadband, Beaver Valley Cable, Cablevision, CATV Service, Comcast, Consolidated Communications, Kuhn Communications, Nittany Media, RCN, Service Electric Cable TV, Service Electric Cablevision, Service Electric Broadband Cable, Shen-Heights TV, Tele-Media, Time-Warner and Windstream.
Armstrong, Blue Ridge, Adams and MetroCast Cable, though, do not carry the Big Ten Network in Pennsylvania. More than 35,000 Penn State alumni live in the communities served by the four cable providers in Pennsylvania and the Youngstown, Ohio area.
During the 2010-11 season, the Big Ten Network will televise nearly 160 men’s and women’s basketball games and pre- and post-game shows, as well as Big Ten Basketball and Beyond and the award-winning The Journey: 2011 Big Ten Basketball.
The Big Ten Network also will have an extensive schedule of Student U broadcasts that will be televised on delayed basis, while numerous other Penn State and Big Ten basketball games will be streamed live at www.BigTenNetwork.com.
All Penn State basketball games can be heard on the Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com.
Penn State Basketball season tickets are on sale by calling 1-800-NITTANY. Single game tickets are on sale by calling 814-865-5555 weekdays from 10 a.m.-6 pm., at the Jordan Ticket Center or by visiting www.GoPSUsports.com.