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Coastal Carolina Fans Will Enjoy Penn State Game On Local TV
Not everyone who resides in the Myrtle Beach area will have to travel to State College, Pa., to catch the Chanticleers’ season opener against Penn State.
HTC will televise the game on channel 6. The game is part of a two-week free trial of the Big Ten Network that the cable provider is offering.
Game time is set for noon Aug. 30 in Happy Valley. Penn State is the first Football Bowl Subdivision team the Chanticleers will face.
It is the first of two Coastal games scheduled to be televised this season. When Coastal hosts Liberty on Oct. 4 the game will be televised by MASN.
CCU coach David Bennett talked about respect, or the lack of it, for the CCU program following Tuesday’s practice.
The polls supported that notion as Coastal Carolina was not ranked in The Sports Networks’ preseason Football Championship Subdivision poll that was released Tuesday.
The Chanticleers received 44 votes in the poll.
Appalachian State, a winner of three straight FCS national titles, was ranked No.1, followed by North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Richmond and Massachusetts in the top five. While Penn State is ranked No. 22 in both Football Bowl Subdivision polls, none of Coastal’s FCS opponents was ranked in the preseason poll.
Of CCU’s 2008 opponents, Liberty received 115 votes and Colgate received 56.
Jamie Childers did not participate in drills Tuesday after returning to limited work Monday.
Childers complained of headaches, which could be a related to the spinal tap that was required to diagnose the extent of viral meningitis he had suffered from. Coastal will take a conservative approach with Childers.
Zach MacDowall will start today’s scrimmage at 4 p.m. at Brooks Stadium. However, even if MacDowall secures the starting assignment at Penn State, Bennett said both MacDowall and Will Richardson will probably see the field at State College
Ford needs surgery
Bennett said reserve offensive tackle Andre Ford will undergo a scope of his injured knee. The 6-foot-8, 325 pounder was battling a cartilage injury. The freshman had been playing with the injury until the Coastal staff became aware of his recurring discomfort. Bennett did not offer a timetable for his return Tuesday.
CCU, Penn St. on local TV
By Travis Sawchik, The Myrtle Beach Sun News