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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

USA Today's Michael McCarthy wonders aloud what I've been wondering, too: "Is Big Ten Network avoiding Penn State sex scandal?"; Matt Millen's p.o.v.


BigTenNetwork video: Former IU head football coach and current BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo and Dave Revsine talk about the latest news involving the evolving Jerry Sandusky sex scandal and cover-up at Penn State and the future of head coach Joe Paterno. Sports writer Pete Thamel of the New York Times appears on the program to confirm his report that Paterno's reign in Happy Valley is nigh, and that Joe Pa will NOT be back next year.




ESPN video: Matt Millen talks candidly to SportsCenter host Chris McKendry about Jerry Sandusky, a man he has known since 1976. November 8, 2011.
http://youtu.be/3bc4raMo4QU

"Penn State has to stop the train or face the train and that's what it is..."
-Matt Millen

USA Today
Game On blog
Is Big Ten Network avoiding Penn State sex scandal?
By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY
November 8, 2011

The child sex abuse allegations rocking Penn State have dominated TV, with ESPN aggressively covering whether coach Joe Paterno will survive and national network morning shows weighing in on what's become a national and international story.

The TV network that seems to be tiptoeing around the scandal, so far, is the one billing itself as the "ultimate destination" for Big Ten Conference fans and alumni. Namely, the Big Ten Network (BTN).
Read the rest of the article at:
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As if to buttress the reluctantly admitted fact mentioned in the article that the BTN is NOT a "24-7 news operation," which is to say that they are NOT really quite the resource that many Big Ten alums like myself wish they were, on Wednesday, they do not currently have a single LIVE program scheduled.

Everything is videotape, so nobody would think to turn there to see anything that is actually news Tuesday thru Thursdays.

According to their website, they did have a Special Report Tuesday night, one I missed, again, largely because they have so convinced everyone that they are not a full-service sports channel in the way we've come to accept it -and neither is CBS Sports Network for that matter- who would've thought to turn there?
Certainly not me.

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