Two weeks ago with the release of the Freeh Report, Matt looked at ESPN throwing Penn State alum Matt Millen in front of the camera (again) for coverage. As opposed to ESPN, which at least trotted someone out to discuss the findings, Big Ten Network essentially ignored the Freeh Report and went on with their normal programming. Today, BTN stepped up in a big way, and provided some of their best coverage ever.
With the NCAA handing down penalties against Penn State this morning, BTN covered the press conference like no other. The network jumped on the air live from the studio at 8:30, a half hour before the press conference was about to begin. The usual studio crew of Dave Revsine, Gerry Dinardo, and Howard Griffith were on set, and before the press conference, they discussed the case and what the possible punishments would be. Also, the network featured anchor Mike Hall on hand at the press conference giving live reports. The network aired NCAA president Mark Emmert's press conference in its entirety, and jumped back to the studio for analysis from the crew.no comments