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It Looks Like Penn State/Ohio State Will Get FOX Treatment

by on May 15, 2017 8:30 PM

Penn State's trip to Columbus this season might be on Fox if the network's graphics package is to be believed. Fox spent Monday afternoon showcasing its year ahead as part of its upfront. Upfronts can best be described as an advertising based preview of programming for television networks' upcoming content.

While the network didn't directly address the game, an eagled-eyed observer would have noticed that Penn State and Ohio State were among the featured contests showcased around the room. Fox recently purchased half of the Big Ten's media rights as part of an overall package that will see the conference bring in just shy of $2.7 billion per reports.

ESPN, the second half of the rights deal, will carry its fair share of big contests as well, but Fox currently has the first choice to pick its slate of games. Each entity will broadcast 25 football and 50 basketball games over its family of networks.

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Additionally, until the television schedule is officially announced it is possible that Fox will broadcast the game on FS1. But given the high profile nature of Penn State's trip to Columbus it is unlikely that will happen. The Pac-12 has also largely dominated the FS1 programing schedule during the fall, another reason Penn State will probably find itself on Fox.

Penn State last played on Fox this past fall at the Big Ten Championship game in a come from behind victory over Wisconsin.

 

 



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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