UNIVERSITY PARK — Penn State’s 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge clash with Boston College on Wednesday, Nov. 28 in the Bryce Jordan Center has been slated for a 9:15 p.m. start and will be televised by ESPNU.
The Nittany Lions’ second-straight Challenge clash with the Eagles will be the second-to- last game of the 2012 ACC/Big Ten Challenge, played Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 27 and 28.
All 12 games of the Challenge will be broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.
The Boston College game is the second announced appearance for Penn State on an ESPN network for the 2012-13 season. The Lions will also face ESPN.com preseason No. 6 North Carolina State on ESPN2 in the first round of the Puerto Rico Tip- Off on Nov. 15. The Lions made eight appearances on ESPN networks last season.
Penn State has won four of its last five Challenge games, including a 62-54 victory at Boston College in last year’s Challenge.
Track & field
PSU adds throws coach
UNIVERSITY PARK — Patrick Ebel has been hired to lead the Nittany Lion throws contingent, Penn State track and field coach Beth Alford- Sullivan announced Monday. Ebel enjoyed an outstanding coaching stint at Division III powerhouse University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh where he coached nearly 150 NCAA Division III All-Americans in the throws, as well as 34 NCAA Champions.
Since arriving at UWOshkosh in 2001, Ebel has maintained one of the most prolific throws contingents in the NCAA, as his event area has been ranked number one in Division III since his arrival. Statistically speaking, 24 of his Titan throwers are also ranked on the all-time NCAA Top 10 lists. All told, Ebel’s athletes have set UW-Oshkosh records on 43 occasions.