Capital One Bowl preview special to air Tuesday

December 23, 2009

University Park, Pa. -- Nearly 50 radio stations in four states and will carry the Penn State Sports Network's Capital One Bowl Preview Special, presented by AAA.

The call-in program will air from 7:35 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, immediately preceding the network's coverage of the Nittany Lion basketball team's Big Ten opener at Minnesota. The basketball pre-game show will begin at 8:30 p.m., with tipoff at 9 p.m. ET.

Steve Jones, the radio play-by-play voice of the Nittany Lion football and basketball teams, will host the Capital One Bowl Preview Special, presented by AAA. He will be joined by broadcast partner Jack Ham. Members of the Penn State coaching staff also are scheduled to participate in the program.

Fans can call 800-52-LIONS (525-4667) to ask questions of Jones and the other guests.

The Penn State Sports Network's coverage of the No. 11/9 Nittany Lions' Capital One Bowl clash with No. 13 LSU will begin at 11:30 a.m. ET on New Year's Day. Penn State (10-2) and LSU (9-3) are meeting for just the second time, with the first meeting resulting in a 16-9 Nittany Lion victory in the 1974 Orange Bowl. Kickoff for the 2010 Capital One Bowl is set for 1 p.m. in Orlando, Fla.

The Nittany Lion Hotline airs at 6:05 p.m. every Thursday from late August through mid-March. Coach Joe Paterno is on the program during the football season. The basketball season features Nittany Lion coach Ed DeChellis.

In addition to the approximately 50 stations that carry the Nittany Lion Hotline every week, the program and all Penn State football and basketball broadcasts can be heard at, the official Web site of Penn State Athletics. In order to listen to streamed Hotline broadcasts on, listeners will need to subscribe to Penn State All-Access on the Web site.

All Penn State football games can be heard on more than 50 Penn State Sports Network stations in four states and, with Jones and Ham, a Pro Football Hall of Famer, who are in their 10th season together calling Nittany Lion football. A complete listing of stations that carry Penn State football and basketball can be found at online.

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Last Updated December 23, 2009