Limited tickets for ESPN coaches special available beginning June 17

June 10, 2011

Ticket information for the June 20 taping of an ESPN special featuring Penn State football coach Joe Paterno and Duke men's basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski has been released to the initial group of recipients for the invitation-only event.

Their RSVPs are due by Tuesday, June 14, and any remaining tickets for Penn State students and the general public will be available beginning Friday, June 17.

Penn State students with a valid student ID may pick up a maximum of two tickets, while supplies last, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, June 17, at Eisenhower Auditorium.

If any tickets remain, they will be available for Penn State faculty/staff, students and the general public from 8 a.m. to noon Monday, June 20, at Eisenhower Auditorium.

Tickets to the event are free. Those ticketed for the event must remain in attendance for the entire event, which begins at 1:30 p.m. and is expected to last a minimum of 90 minutes.

Parking for the event will be free in the Eisenhower Parking Deck, with any necessary overflow directed to the East Deck, located off Bigler Road.

The legendary coaches will discuss teaching leadership and teamwork, among other subjects, for a show, "Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski." The unique event will be held at Eisenhower Auditorium on the Penn State campus.

Ten days after the taping, the hour-long show, "Difference Makers: Life Lessons with Paterno and Krzyzewski," will air at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 30, on ESPN. The program will continue at 9 p.m. on ESPNU with questions from the audience for the legendary coaches. Penn State and Duke students will be asking questions of the Hall of Fame coaches for the program.

The on-campus component of the event is sponsored by the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism, housed in the College of Communications at Penn State, and made possible with cooperation from Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics and Duke Athletics.

(Media Contacts)

Last Updated June 14, 2011