September 13, 2010

Penn State vs Temple kickoff set for 3:30 p.m.; Kent at noon

Last year's Temple game was at noon. The Owls gave the
Penn State run game fits. Will it happen again this year,
with a later kickoff time?
The Big Ten a few minutes ago announced that Penn State's home game against Temple will air on the Big Ten Network at 3:30 p.m.

All I have to say is "wow, it's about time." Every time Penn State kicks off on the Big Ten Network, it's been at the atrocious noon timeslot. For people like me, who have to make going to games a day-trip, having to wake up at 4 a.m. isn't much fun. The 3:30 slot is fantastic. I'd love it for Penn State to get more of these, but I don't know if Penn State prefers the early kickoffs or not. You'd think after all those slow starts by the team, later kickoffs would be preferred for the benefit of the team itself. Anyway...

Also, we forgot to announce here that the Kent State game this weekend will kickoff at... NOON (zugh). Though, it will at least be on ESPN2. Not sure why the Kent State game got ESPN preference over the Temple game. But whatever. So put on some extra coffee, and hope it doesn't rain.

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  1. I thought ABC/ESPN had 3:30 as an exclusive timeslot. I must say this is very welcome news. 11am kickoffs in the central time zone get old fast.

  2. @stp147, I've always felt sorry for you mid-westerners. I couldn't do it.

  3. @Mike It could be worse, we could still be getting up for practice carrying our uniform out to the practice field before the building for 12 o'clock kicks. Although TV is no where near as good a real life.