In tonight's (Dec. 4) back-to-back Big Ten Network debuts of "Expert Opinion with Graham Spanier," the host and his guests discuss two current controversies in sports: sports gambling and college football rankings.
In upcoming editions of "Expert Opinion with Graham Spanier," the host and his guests take a look at three controversies in sports: gambling, college football rankings and the crisis in men's basketball. "Sports Gambling" and "College Football Rankings" editions of the show debut back-to-back on Friday evening, beginning at 10 p.m. Dec. 4 on the Big Ten Network, while "The Crisis in Men's Basketball" airs at midnight Monday, Dec. 7. Each show will re-air on other dates and times.
With the season opener just weeks away, the Penn State football team will enter the 2008 campaign ranked No. 22 in the USA Today Coaches' poll. The Nittany Lions will enter Joe Paterno's 43rd season as head coach as one of five Big Ten Conference squads in the USA Today Coaches' Pre-season Top 25, tied for the most teams among all conferences. Penn State will face the other four Big Ten squads that are ranked - Ohio State (3), Wisconsin (12), Illinois (19) and Michigan (24). Nittany Lion opponents Michigan State and Oregon State received votes in the Coaches' poll.