Two-Hour Edition of BIG NOON KICKOFF Originates from Columbus with Set Locations Inside and Outside Ohio Stadium
Nittany Lions and Buckeyes Kick Off at Noon ET on FOX
NEW YORK – FOX Sports plans an all-out production blitz for its presentation of No. 4 Penn State at No. 1 Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 23. Before the BIG NOON SATURDAY clash between the Big Ten East Division powerhouses, the network presents a special two-hour edition of BIG NOON KICKOFF with studio locations inside and outside Ohio Stadium.
Host Rob Stone and analysts Brady Quinn, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart and former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer are live on FOX beginning at 10:00 AM ET from outside the southeast entrance to Ohio Stadium near the Recreation and Physical Activity Center (RPAC). In the 11:00 AM ET hour, the cast of BIG NOON KICKOFF moves inside the Horseshoe behind the end zone near the southwest tunnel for more analysis until the game kicks off at 12:00 PM ET. FOX College Football lead broadcasters Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft have the call.
FOX Sports’ outdoor set features a demo field, used for BIG NOON KICKOFF’s popular “Urban’s Playbook” segment, as well as two large LED screens. The screens show live pregame, halftime and postgame coverage, as well as the entirety of the game for fans outside the stadium.
Big Ten Network’s “BTN Tailgate” is also live from Columbus on Saturday, Nov. 23, located just east of FOX Sports’ outdoor studio location. Hosted by Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Michelle McMahon, “BTN Tailgate” begins at 10:00 AM ET.
This Saturday, FOX College Football presents a doubleheader of Big Ten action, beginning with a BIG NOON SATURDAY showdown between Maryland and top-ranked Ohio State. At 4:00 PM ET, No. 13 Wisconsin hosts No. 18 Iowa in a matchup of West Division heavyweights. Coverage begins at 11:00 AM ET with BIG NOON KICKOFF.