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BTN Finds ‘Treasure’ at the All-Sports Museum

We just got a heads up from Ken Hickman ’98, director of the Penn State All-Sports Museum, encouraging us to tune in (or set our DVRs) for tonight’s episode of Big Ten Treasure Hunter on the Big Ten Network. The show, in which a BTN “expert” searches out and appraises memorabilia related to Big Ten schools, will feature both the All-Sports Museum and the private collection of George Henning ’63, who—if you don’t know—boasts what might be the greatest Penn State collection anywhere. You can check out this old USA Today feature to get an idea of Henning’s dedication, and tune in to BTN tonight at 8 p.m. EST for the episode.

And of course, next time you’re on campus, make time to check out the All-Sports Museum in person.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

September 29, 2015 at 11:19 am 1 comment

Bill O’Brien Lands in Happy Valley

Nearly 24 hours after his hiring was reported by the media, and nearly two months after Joe Paterno’s six-decade tenure came to an end, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien on Friday was officially announced as the 15th head coach in Penn State football history.

O’Brien, who reportedly signed a five-year contract, will be introduced Saturday morning in a press conference at the Nittany Lion Inn. The press conference will be carried live at 11:30 a.m. on Big Ten Network and BTN.com.

O’Brien, 42, is wrapping up his fifth season as an assistant coach with the Patriots, his first NFL team after 14 seasons as a college assistant. (There’s a nice career summary here.) His first coaching gig was as an assistant at Brown, his alma mater. Of course, Brown is Joe Paterno’s alma mater, as well.

Paterno released a statement Friday evening congratulating O’Brien, (more…)

January 7, 2012 at 2:17 am 3 comments


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