Penn State Men’s Basketball times and TV information announced

ROSEMONT, Ill. — A Sunday afternoon home game on CBS is just one of the highlights of the national television schedule for the Penn State men’s basketball team as the Big Ten Conference announced game times and broadcast information today (Sept. 6) for the 2018-19 season.

Four Big Ten weekend games at the Bryce Jordan Center will be featured on CBS, Big Ten Network and FS1 and the Nittany Lions will appear on BTN, the ESPN family of networks and FS1 throughout the season. At least 27 Nittany Lion games will be televised in 2018-19, with some TV designations to be announced.

When applicable, games will also be available on BTN Plus, BTN2Go and the WatchESPN digital platforms. Penn State’s 2018-19 schedule and available times and broadcast information is available at All times listed are Eastern Time.

The first opportunity for Penn State fans to see their Nittany Lions in action will be Saturday, Nov. 3 exhibition vs. Nyack College at the Bryce Jordan Center at 1 p.m. BTN Plus will offer coverage of the preseason game vs. the Warriors.

Two confirmed regular-season contests will be available on BTN Plus as the Friday, Nov. 9 season opener vs. North Florida will tip off at 7:30 p.m. ET on the digital network. A 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12 game vs. Jacksonville State on BTN closes out the first weekend of competition.

DePaul and Penn State square off in the 2018 edition of the Gavitt Games at Chicago’s WinTrust Arena on Thursday, Nov. 15. Television coverage of this meeting will be provided by either FS1 or BTN.

After their two-game trip to the Cancun Challenge, the Nittany Lions return to University Park for their Big Ten/ACC Challenge game vs. Virginia Tech. The two teams will tangle at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27 with the broadcast carried by either ESPN2 or ESPNU.

Penn State’s Big Ten season opener and home opener, on Saturday, Dec. 1 at Maryland and Tuesday, Dec. 4 vs. Indiana will both be available on BTN. The Nittany Lions and Terps are scheduled for a 1 p.m. tip off time. The Tuesday night game vs. the Hoosiers will start at 7 p.m., the first of 10 Big Ten home games as part of the league’s new 20-game format.

UMBC will visit the Bryce Jordan Center on Dec. 29.