FOX Sports Trades Joe Buck for a Penn State Football game

We are a couple weeks away from the start of Penn State Football as the Nittany Lions open up the season in a Thursday night primetime clash against Purdue on September 1.

Coming into the season one of the questions is; why is Penn State Football opening their season on a Thursday night? And, how did FOX Sports get this game, anyway?

During offseason the big shake up in NFL broadcasting was Joe Buck leaving Fox Sports to join Troy Aikman over at ESPN. Part of the deal to let Joe Buck go to ESPN was the Worldwide Leader would give up a Big Ten game.

When Joe Buck got introduced at ESPN he would talk about being traded for a Big Ten game which turned out to be a Penn State game

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Fox Sports will have their number one broadcast crew of Gus Johnson and Joel Klatt calling Penn State Football at Purdue on September 1st.

Penn State Football is looking to build off the last season which saw them go 7-6 on the season, 4-5 in Big Ten play & losing to Arkansas in the Outback Bowl.

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David Malandra Jr.

I am Sports Reporter that covers Pro & College Sports in Philadelphia