'Expert Opinion' takes on 'Recruiting' Sept. 20 on the Big Ten Network

University Park, Pa. — On the next edition of "Expert Opinion with Graham Spanier," debuting at noon Eastern time Monday, Sept. 20, on the Big Ten Network, the host and his guests will discuss practice, progress and policies on "Recruiting Top College Athletes." The show will explore the techniques and resources coaches use to identify top talent; the challenges and limitations of regulations; and the kinds of pressures recruiters face from bosses, agents and fans.

Joining Spanier on the show are experts Mike McQueary, Russ Rose and Frank Busch. McQueary is recruiting coordinator for Penn State football. His efforts as recruiting coordinator yielded six of the fastest and most athletic classes in Penn State history. He also was a quarterback for Penn State from 1994 to 1997.

Rose is Penn State’s head coach for women’s volleyball. He has accumulated more than 1,000 wins and four national championships, and is an 11-time Big Ten Coach of the Year. In addition to coaching volleyball, he teaches sports ethics at Penn State.

Busch is head coach for men’s and women’s swimming at the University of Arizona. In 2008, both his men’s and women’s teams captured national championships. He has been named NCAA Coach of the Year six times, and Pac-10 Coach of the Year 11 times. He has served on the USA Olympics coaching staff for both the 2004 Olympics in Athens and the 2008 Olympics in Beijing.

"Recruiting Top College Athletes" airs at noon on Monday, Sept. 20, on the Big Ten Network. Watch a preview of the show here.

Show times are listed for Eastern time; check local listings. Go to http://expertopinion.psu.edu for more information about the shows and to watch previously aired episodes.

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Last Updated January 18, 2011