Exhibition Game and Rally in the Valley broadcast on BTN.com


#1

Both of these events will be broadcast on Bigtennetwork.com this Friday.

Here’s the email:

Battle Named To Naismith Watch List; Lions Take On Slippery Rock Friday

Exhibition game and “Rally in the Valley” that follows both streamed live on BigTenNetwork.com

A member of Team USA this summer, Talor Battle has been named to the Naismith Award Preseason Watch List.

A member of Team USA this summer, Talor Battle has been named to the Naismith Award Preseason Watch List.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Nov. 4, 2009 - Penn State junior point-guard Talor Battle (Albany, N.Y.) has added yet another preseason honor to his growing resume as he has been named to the 2009-10 Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List.

The Naismith Trophy is presented to the men’s College Player of the Year and past winners include Bill Walton, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Patrick Ewing and David Robinson. The watch list was compiled by the Atlanta Tipoff Club’s Board of Selectors, which based its criteria on player performances from the previous year and expectations for the 2009-10 college basketball season.

The Naismith Trophy presented by AT&T will be awarded at the 2010 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Indianapolis, Ind. The Big XII Conference has claimed two of the last three Naismith Trophies for Men’s College Player of the Year, and has done so with a sophomore (Blake Griffin, Oklahoma, 2009) and a freshman (Kevin Durant, Texas, 2007).

Battle was one of 14 juniors and 33 upperclassmen named to the 50-person Watch List. He was joined by fellow Big Ten standouts Manny Harris (Michigan), Robbie Hummel (Purdue), Kalin Lucas (Michigan State) and Evan Turner (Ohio State). Battle also joined those four on the preseason All-Big Ten team selected by media voters last week and was previously named a preseason candidate for the Wooden Award.

Battle, who averaged 16.7 ppg while setting a Penn State single season record with 189 assists last year, will lead the Nittany Lions into their first contest of the season this Friday as Penn State takes on Slippery Rock in exhibition action starting at 6:00 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center. The Rock played Big East power Pittsburgh to a close 75-64 game on Sunday in Pittsburgh, hitting 15 threes in the fast paced game. Admission to Friday’s game is $5 for the general public with students and season ticket holders admitted for free. All seating is general admission.

The football pep rally will begin immediately after the Nittany Lion basketball game at approximately 8 p.m. All fans who plan to attend the pep rally are encouraged to attend the basketball game. Rally in the Valley will pump up and prime the Nittany Lion faithful for the highly-anticipated clash between No. 10 Penn State and No. 12 Ohio State on Saturday. The pep rally will feature Coach Joe Paterno, the Nittany Lion football team, Penn State cheerleaders, Lionettes dance team, the Blue Band, and the Nittany Lion. T-shirts will be given away at the pep rally.

Both the Nittany Lions’ exhibition game and Rally in the Valley will be streamed live in their entirety on BigTenNetwork.com

The Nittany Lions basketball team opens its regular season the following Friday, Nov. 13 vs. Penn in the Jordan Center.

-NITTANY LIONS-


#2

i can’t remember and don’t know if it’d hold true this year or not… but will they archive this footage for those of us that can’t watch it live?


#3

Craftsy, it’s on bigtennetwork.com, not on TV. As it’s the first games, not sure if they’re archived. I bet they are, but they cost $2.99 per game. During the season, there aren’t many games, so those must be on bigtennetork, but on TV. Go to their site to sign up, and pay by game.

Here’s link.

http://video.bigtennetwork.com/index;jsessionid=nxszc0wdoeam


#4

Warm up the TIVO…

The game will be televised on tape delay at 3:00 AM (yes that’s in the morning) on Saturday on the BTN. Re-broadcast on Monday at 11:00am. It’s under the heading of “Student U”.

Also the Penn game will be tape delayed on BTN on Monday the 16th at 1:00pm also under the heading “Student U”.


#5

My DVR just came today! Woohoo!


#6

[quote=“NittanyIllini, post:4, topic:184”]Warm up the TIVO…

The game will be televised on tape delay at 3:00 AM (yes that’s in the morning) on Saturday on the BTN. Re-broadcast on Monday at 11:00am. It’s under the heading of “Student U”.

Also the Penn game will be tape delayed on BTN on Monday the 16th at 1:00pm also under the heading “Student U”.[/quote]

Thanks Illini, I just “set the recordings.”


#7

[quote=“NittanyIllini, post:4, topic:184”]Warm up the TIVO…

The game will be televised on tape delay at 3:00 AM (yes that’s in the morning) on Saturday on the BTN. Re-broadcast on Monday at 11:00am. It’s under the heading of “Student U”.

Also the Penn game will be tape delayed on BTN on Monday the 16th at 1:00pm also under the heading “Student U”.[/quote]

Awesome - thanks for the heads up!


#8

gopsusports.com: Rally in the Valley Set for Friday in Jordan Center After Nittany Lion Basketball Game

The basketball game begins at 6 p.m., and tickets are $5 for the general public. Students and season ticket holders will be admitted for free.

Correct me if I’m wrong but weren’t PSU mens hoops season ticket holders charged $5.00 to attend this game?


#9

Perfect. That’s just about when I get home on Friday nights anyway. ;D


#10

[quote=“NittanyIllini, post:4, topic:184”]Warm up the TIVO…

The game will be televised on tape delay at 3:00 AM (yes that’s in the morning) on Saturday on the BTN. Re-broadcast on Monday at 11:00am. It’s under the heading of “Student U”.

Also the Penn game will be tape delayed on BTN on Monday the 16th at 1:00pm also under the heading “Student U”.[/quote]

I just used the DirecTV iPhone app to record these suckers on my DVR. Life is good!


#11

Not sure Joe’s pep rallies are good for TV. He sometimes walks a fine line. :slight_smile:

Also surprised he would want it televised.


#12

[quote=“Banta_dont_use_Tide, post:11, topic:184”]Not sure Joe’s pep rallies are good for TV. He sometimes walks a fine line. :slight_smile:

Also surprised he would want it televised. [/quote]

Very true. Luckily, elderly folks are able to get away with questionable comments sometimes :smiley:


#13
[quote="Banta_dont_use_Tide, post:11, topic:184"]Not sure Joe's pep rallies are good for TV. He sometimes walks a fine line. :)

Also surprised he would want it televised.[/quote]

Very true. Luckily, elderly folks are able to get away with questionable comments sometimes :smiley:

For $3.00, I’m watching it live. And yes, I’ll DVR it as well(soon as I figure out how to use it.) :wink:


#14

Is tomorrow’s game being aired free? Or are they charging for a friggin exhibition?


#15

$2.99 on bigtennetwork.com. Link is above in thread.


#16

I may just not have enough prior knowledge, but are scrimmages in general usually aired at all besides maybe a few schools?

Hell, the entire OOC except 1 or 2 games for Seton Hall isn’t on TV. But here’s the thing, I’m paying $4.95 to watch a months worth of games (almost the entire OOC) online for SHU, where this 1 exhibition game is $3. I win!


#17

If it’s not worth it to you, don’t pay.


#18
[quote="Tom, post:14, topic:184"]Is tomorrow's game being aired free? Or are they charging for a friggin exhibition?[/quote]

I may just not have enough prior knowledge, but are scrimmages in general usually aired at all besides maybe a few schools?

You are correct, it’s rare for a school to have an exhibition game televised.


#19

In HD, no less! (Or at least that’s what the DirecTV guide says…) Wahoo!


#20

That’s funny. I will get to see Slippery Rock/Penn State hoops in HD, but will have to watch THE Ohio State/Penn State football game in standard def (only way it will be televised on ESPN2 in the Southeast). Wow ???