Live video: Watch Penn State name coach Saturday

BTN2Go and the Big Ten Digital Network will offer a free live stream of Penn State’s 4:15 p.m. ET Saturday press conference where the school is reportedly set to announce Vanderbilt’s James Franklin as the new football coach. You can watch the entire event live online Saturday via BTN2Go.com or the Big Ten Digital Network.

What’s the difference between those two links? The event will be the same on both. BTN2Go delivers live and on-demand BTN programming to BTN subscribers via the web, mobile phone and tablet, and it’s available to subscribers of participating TV providers. Learn more at BTN2Go.com, or just download the app for the iPad and iPhone here, and get the Android here.

The Big Ten Digital Network (BTDN) combines web streaming audio and video content from the schools plus lots more from BTN. It’s mainly a subscription product but Saturday’s event from Penn State will be available to all viewers for free. Just click here. To learn more about the BTDN, hit our Big Ten Digital Network site.

Also, Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET BTN will air a 30-minute show hosted by Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith and featuring the press conference and interviews with the new coach and others. The show also will air against at 9:30 p.m. ET, as well as Monday night  following Minnesota at Penn State men’s hockey.

Here’s what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart wrote about the hiring of Franklin after multiple reports said the Vanderbilt coach was coming to Penn State.

“Fit often is discussed when a school hires a coach. And, Franklin and Penn State are a match. He brings a familiarity to the state, having been born in Langhorne, Pa., and attended Neshaminy High in Langhorne. Franklin then matriculated to East Stroudsburg University in the Keystone State, where he played quarterback. And as an assistant at Maryland, Franklin frequented many of the same recruiting haunts that Penn State visits to stock its roster.”

Read the whole column here.

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