'The Penn State Football Show' debuts Thursday on 39 stations

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Nearly 40 radio stations in five states will carry the Penn State Sports Network's "The Penn State Football Show" this season, with the debut program set to air Thursday, Aug. 22. The program also will be carried live on www.GoPSUsports.com via Penn State All-Access.

The one-hour call-in program will take place at Damon’s Grill on East College Avenue in State College at 6:05 p.m. every Thursday from late August through the end of the football season. The final football program will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 26, during the week of Thanksgiving. In late November, "The Penn State Basketball Show" will debut from Damon’s Grill on most of the same network stations and run through mid-March.

Football coach Bill O’Brien, men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers, assistant coaches and members of the football and Nittany Lion basketball teams will be among participants on the programs.

"The Penn State Football Show" will feature Coach O’Brien and other members of the football program answering questions from fans at Damon’s Grill, online and on the phone. Fans can submit questions to www.GoPSUsports.com/askthecoach or call 800-52-LIONS (525-4667) to ask questions of the coaches and student-athletes.

O’Brien will not be able to participate live in this week’s show due to the team’s practice schedule but will join the show live at Damon’s Grill starting Aug. 29.

Steve Jones, the radio play-by-play voice of the Nittany Lion football and basketball teams, is host of "The Penn State Football Show" and will be joined by Roger Corey, who hosts the Penn State Sports Network’s football pre-game "Tailgate Show." Jeff Tarman is the producer of the show. Jones and Pro Football Hall of Famer Jack Ham will be calling Penn State football on the Penn State Sports Network for the 14th consecutive season.

"The Penn State Football Show" can be heard on stations throughout Pennsylvania as well as New York City and northern New Jersey; Olean, N.Y.; Youngstown, Ohio; and Hagerstown, Md.

A complete listing of Penn State Sports Network affiliates can be found at www.gopsusports.com/ot/radio-tv.html.

In addition to the stations carrying the program, all Penn State football and Nittany Lion basketball broadcasts can be heard on the 50-plus station Penn State Sports Network and www.GoPSUsports.com. In order to listen to the streamed Penn State broadcast on GoPSUsports.com, listeners will need to subscribe to Penn State All-Access on the front page of the website.

The Penn State Sports Network, presented by Sands-Bethlehem is syndicated by Penn State Sports Properties, a property of Learfield Sports.

O'Brien's squad returns 16 starters and 37 letterwinners for Penn State’s 127th season. The Nittany Lions will host three teams that finished in the 2012 BCS Top 25: Michigan (Oct. 12-Homeoming), Nebraska (Nov. 23) and Kent State (Sept. 21). Penn State opens the season Aug. 31 vs. Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

The Nittany Lions are being featured on ESPN’s "Penn State: Training Days," including a one-hour program that aired Tuesday on ESPN. Four 30-minute "Penn State: Training Days" episodes on ESPNU began airing at 6 and 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, and will re-air at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, and Friday, Aug. 23.

Season and single tickets are available for the 2013 Penn State football campaign. Single game tickets, including tickets for the Nov. 16-17 Kickoff to Tipoff package, are available at www.GoPSUsports.com/tickets or 800-NITTANY.

Penn State Athletics is on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pennstatenittanylions) and Twitter (http://www.gopsusports.com/ot/socialmedia.html).

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Last Updated August 23, 2013