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BTN To Host ‘Special Report’ A Day After Claiming Not To Be A News Organization

A general view of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions tall flag squad. (Credit: Rick Stewart  /Allsport)

A general view of the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions tall flag squad. (Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport)

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(CBS) A day after not covering the findings of the Freeh Report, BTN announced they will air a Penn State Special Report at 8 p.m. CT Friday.

The show will feature Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo, Howard Griffith and Glen Mason, as well as Malcolm Moran, a Penn State professor and the Knight Chair in Sports Journalism.

The Big Ten’s television network received criticism Thursday when it chose not to air the report’s findings. BTN released the following statement to defend that decision:

“While some may be unaware, BTN is not and was never intended to be a news organization. Our focus is to air, discuss and analyze what happens relative to the field of play, which is what our viewers are most interested in. BTN analysts have repeatedly expressed their disappointment with the way in which Penn State football officials handled the Sandusky situation. When our football coverage resumes later this month, it will be a topic of conversation as to how it may affect the Penn State football program and the rest of the Big Ten.”

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