Spanier to appear on CBS College Sports Network, Big Ten Network

October 13, 2009

University Park, Pa. — Penn State President Graham Spanier will be a guest on "The Tony Barnhart Show," on CBS College Sports Network, airing at 9 p.m. today (Oct. 13).

Tony Barnhart, known as "Mr. College Football," hosts the new weekly, one-hour primetime show that debates and analyzes the hot topics and issues facing college football on and off the field with a variety of high-profile guests. Also appearing this week are Florida State football coach Bobby Bowden and former SEC commissioner Harvey Schiller.

On Wednesday (Oct. 14), Spanier hosts the next edition of "Expert Opinion" on the Big Ten Network, featuring a discussion of the impact of new media on sports journalism. Among the panelists will be Jason Kint, senior vice president and manager of CBSsports.com. Other panelists are Marie Hardin, associate director for reasearch of the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism at Penn State, and Kathleen Hessert is founder and president of Charlotte, N.C.-based Sports Media Challenge, a firm that offers coaching in traditional and social media to athletes and other sports-industry clients.

Spanier and the panelists examine the breadth of new media, its merits and faults, whether coaches' and athletes' use of technology like Twitter and text messaging is flirting with NCAA recruiting violations, and what the future of sports reporting might look like given the dominance of new media today.

Watch a preview of the show here.

"Expert Opinion" is scheduled to air at 9 a.m. and again at 3 p.m.

Last Updated October 13, 2009