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Big Ten Network To Air ‘Penn State Day’ July 17

The Big Ten Network is set to host “Penn State Day” on Sunday, July 17. Beginning at 6 a.m., viewers can tune in for 24 consecutive hours of exclusively Penn State athletics programming.

Penn State teams featured throughout the day’s slate include wrestling, men’s hockey, women’s volleyball, men’s soccer, football, men’s lacrosse, women’s soccer, and women’s lacrosse.

BTN will kickoff the day’s proceedings with a replay of Penn State wrestling’s instant classic match against Iowa from January 2022. The teams entered the competition ranked as the nation’s top two units and their performances did not disappoint, culminating in the most-watched wrestling event in Big Ten Network history. After head coach Cael Sanderson’s recent contract extension, it seems unlikely the televised drama is anywhere close to over.

Other notable wrestling competitions will air until 11 a.m., when Penn State hockey takes over. The 2019-2020 Nittany Lions’ strong performance against Minnesota is the time slot’s focus.

At 1 p.m. and 11 p.m., women’s volleyball’s 2013 NCAA championship victory against Wisconsin can be seen. Legendary head coach Russ Rose’s group mounted a comeback against the Badgers to win the program’s sixth national title.

From 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Penn State football reigns supreme. A classic Joe Paterno Rose Bowl win and James Franklin’s 2016 Big Ten Championship can be relived at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., respectively. At 10:30 p.m., a feature on former Penn State linebacker Matt Millen and his fight to return to the broadcast booth will be aired.

Penn State Day will close out with a replay of the women’s lacrosse team’s 2015 semifinal matchup against Northwestern. Heading into the showdown, the Nittany Lions were ranked No. 1 overall. Penn State’s squad would eventually go on to capture the conference championship.

Overall, 18 programs will be shown over the course of the day. For more information, check out the complete list of scheduled events.

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