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Big Changes Coming for Penn State, Big Ten TV Deals 

Big changes are coming for how you watch Penn State Football, Penn State Basketball, and the rest of the Big Ten.

Brett McMurphy of the Action network is reported Monday that barring any last minute miracles, the Big Ten television deal is all but finalized and it will not include ESPN for the first time in 40 years.

Big Ten finalizing media rights deal w/Fox Sports, CBS & NBC, sources told @ActionNetworkHQ. 1st reported by @Ourand_SBJ. Unless there’s a last minute change, this will be 1st time in 40 years Big Ten football & basketball games will not be on ESPN, @Ourand_SBJ reports

— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) August 9, 2022

Fox, CBS and NBC will be the new rights holders to Big Ten Football, and will make for the Big Ten having three windows each Saturday, all on network television, which is a humongous coup for the conference in terms of national exposure.


What Penn State fans can expect from now Big Ten TV deal

For the Nittany Lions, these major changes will mean more dollars and should help in recruiting and just overall brand awareness.

Fox will keep its Big Noon kickoff,while CBS, who fans have grown accustomed to having the big SEC game of the day, will have Big Ten kickoffs at 3:30pm.

The weekly nightcap will be on NBC, meaning no more ABC primetime kickoffs with Herbstreit and Fowler in the booth for the annual white out games.

The new TV deal will undoubtedly send shockwaves through the rest of college football and will impact what happens with the Big 12 and Pac 12, likely affecting those conferences in a positive fashion.

With the Big Ten out of the picture, ESPN will have a lot of windows and inventory to fill and will likely turn to the Big 12 and Pac 12 to help them do so.

Penn State Football fans will get a prelude of things to come with CBS this season when the team travels to Auburn in Week 3, set for a 3:30pm kick off on CBS.

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