Penn State-Michigan clash set for 3:30 p.m. on ABC/ESPN

October 12, 2009

University Park, Pa. — ABC/ESPN will nationally televise Penn State's clash at Michigan on Oct. 24. The national powers will kickoff at 3:30 p.m. ET from Ann Arbor, Mich.

ABC will regionally televise the contest and ESPN will air the game outside the ABC coverage area to the rest of the nation. ABC has televised 12 of the previous 14 meetings between Penn State and Michigan, with ESPN carrying the other two contests.

The game with the Wolverines is No. 14/13 Penn State's ninth announced TV appearance of the season. This Saturday's 90th Homecoming game with Minnesota will kick at 3:30 p.m. and air on ABC on a regional basis, with ESPN airing the game outside the ABC coverage area.

The Minnesota game will be Penn State's third appearance on ABC/ESPN this season. The Nittany Lions also have played three games on the Big Ten Network and one on ESPN Classic, with at least one more game this season to air on the Big Ten Network. Penn State's Oct. 31 contest at Northwestern will kick at 4:30 p.m. ET and air on ESPN or ESPN2.

The Nittany Lions (5-1, 1-1) have appeared on television in 183 of their last 185 games. Future Penn State contests may be selected by the networks under the six and 12-day provisions of their contracts with the Big Ten.

All Penn State football games can be heard on the Penn State Sports Network and, with all Big Ten Conference games available on XM Satellite Radio.

Penn State defeated Michigan, 46-17, last season in Beaver Stadium.

Penn State students will have the opportunity to purchase a ticket to the Michigan game on Monday, Oct. 19, at Gate B of the Bryce Jordan Center from 7-8 a.m. Students are eligible to purchase one game ticket during the sale and must have his or her Penn State id+ Card at the time of purchase. Students wishing to sit together at the away games must purchase their tickets together. All purchases are cash only, with a price of $59 for the Michigan game. Students can arrive and line up at Gate B no earlier than 6 a.m. on Monday.

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