Thursday night at 7 p.m. ET on Tailgate 48 presented by Omaha Steaks our crew brings you the sights and sounds from their tailgate weekend at Iowa before and during the game against Michigan. In addition to their usual coverage of the fans before the game and the game itself, this week our hosts Julie Alexandria and Jason Fisher serve up a number of great moments.
The Penn State board of trustees press conference, which announced the dismissal of Joe Paterno and University President Graham Spanier (read the AP story), will air on BTN beginning at 2 a.m. ET Thursday. Repeats of the presser will run until 11 a.m., at which time the press conference to announce Tom Bradley, formerly the defensive coordinator, as the interim head coach is scheduled to begin. Here’s GoPSUSports.com’s release on Bradley taking over. Bradley and Penn State, the top team in the Leaders Division, host Nebraska on Saturday.
The Penn State Board of Trustees announced Wednesday night that football coach Joe Paterno and president Graham Spanier have been terminated in the wake of the recent scandal at Penn State. Read PSU.edu’s release. Defensive coordinator Tom Bradley will serve as the interim coach. Paterno, 84 and in his 46th season as the head coach, announced earlier in the day that he was going to retire following the season. Penn State plays Nebraska on Saturday at Beaver Stadium, which is senior day and would have been Paterno’s final home game. Read the AP story.
Dave Revsine, along with analysts Gerry DiNardo and Chris Martin, hosted a 90-minute special Wednesday on the ongoing Penn State scandal. The crew discussed the latest developments and offered their thoughts on what Penn State and Joe Paterno, who announced he will retire at the end of the season, should do next. SI.com’s Andy Staples and the Chicago Tribune’s Teddy Greenstein also made their weekly appearances, plus Revsine interviewed D.J. Dozier, Adam Taliaferro and Michael Haynes. Watch our analysts’ take now and see all our video clips from the show in this post.
On Wednesday night’s 90-minute special edition of Big Ten Football & Beyond, BTN host Dave Revsine interviewed former Penn State football players D.J. Dozier, Adam Taliaferro and Michael Haynes to get their reaction to the Penn State scandal and their thoughts on their former coach Joe Paterno. Watch our interview with Dozier now and see the Taliaferro and Haynes interviews in this post. Watch all of our other video from Wednesday night’s show here.
Our season previews roll along in reverse order of expected finish. We’ve covered Penn State and Iowa. Up next: the Northwestern Wildcats.
Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany on Wednesday released a statement regarding the Penn State scandal. See the full statement in this post.