Penn State Football News
Big Ten Announces 2014 Conference Football Schedule
Nittany Lions Host East Division Foes Maryland, Michigan State and Ohio State in 2014
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; May 16, 2013 – Penn State will welcome Maryland and Michigan State back to Beaver Stadium and play at Rutgers for the first time since 1955 next year as the Big Ten Conference office today announced the conference football schedule for the 2014 season.
During the 2014 season, the Big Ten will welcome a pair of the Nittany Lions’ oldest rivals in Maryland and Rutgers, as they join Penn State, Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State in the Big Ten’s East Division.
The Terrapins will visit Beaver Stadium on Nov. 1, 2014 for the first time since a Sept. 26, 1992 contest. Penn State and Maryland have met 37 times, with the first meeting in 1917 and the last contest in 1993 in College Park. From 1960-93, the Nittany Lions and Terrapins played every year except 1976, ‘81 and ‘83.
Nittany Lions to Clash With Michigan and Ohio State in Prime Time This Fall
Penn State to Play Consecutive Night Games; 5 p.m. start for Homecoming Game with Michigan
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 29, 2013 – Penn State will clash with Big Ten Conference foes Michigan and Ohio State in prime time in consecutive games during the 2013 season. The Nittany Lions will be playing at least one regular season night game for the 14th consecutive season.
Coach Bill O’Brien’s Nittany Lions will host the Wolverines on Oct. 12 for Penn State’s 94th Homecoming game. Kickoff is set for 5:00 p.m. ET in Beaver Stadium and the clash will air on ESPN or ESPN2. The teams will be playing in primetime for the third time in Happy Valley (2006, 2010 and 2013).
Penn State will visit division rival Ohio State on Oct. 26 for an 8 p.m kick on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2. Penn State and Ohio State will be meeting in primetime for the fifth time in the past nine seasons (2005, ’07, ’08, ’12, ‘13).
A determination on which network will nationally televise both games clash may not be made until six days before the contests. The Michigan and Ohio State games are the Nittany Lions’ first announced kick times for the upcoming season.
11th Annual Penn State Uplifting Athletes "Lift For Life” Set For July 12 to Benefit Kidney Cancer Association
Penn State Football Team Event Open to Public; Has Raised More Than $700,000 Raised for Kidney Cancer Awareness and Research
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; March 12, 2013 -- The 11th Annual Penn State Football Uplifting Athletes "Lift For Life" is set for Friday, July 12, with proceeds again benefiting the Kidney Cancer Association.
The popular event will begin at 5 p.m. during the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts in State College. For the second consecutive year, the Penn State Lift For Life will take place at the outdoor Penn State Lacrosse field next to the Ashenfelter Multi-sport Facility.
Eric Shrive, president of Penn State’s Uplifting Athletes chapter, has challenged the members of the Nittany Lion football team to raise $300,000 at this year’s event, which would push the team’s 11-year fundraising total past $1 million for kidney cancer awareness and assistance. Shrive will be a senior guard for the Nittany Lions this season.
Penn State Football To Offer Four Camp Opportunities This Summer
Coach Bill O’Brien and Staff to Lead 39th Year of Nittany Lion Instructional Camps In June
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 6, 2013 – Head coach Bill O’Brien and the Penn State Football staff will welcome high school players from across the nation to the Nittany Lions’ 39th annual summer football camps, which get underway Saturday, June 1.
In his first season as head coach, O’Brien led the Nittany Lions to wins in eight of their final 10 games and was selected the 2012 Bear Bryant, Maxwell Football Club and ESPN Coach of the Year and the Big Ten-Dave McClain Coach of the Year.
Kick Time Set for Blue-White Game Presented by AAA on April 20
Penn State Spring Football Game To Kick at 12:00 p.m.; Feature Event Among Numerous Weekend Activities
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., February 19, 2013 – One of the highlights of the Penn State sports calendar, Blue-White Weekend presented by AAA, gets underway Friday, April 19 with the Blue-White football game as the centerpiece for numerous activities throughout the weekend in and around Beaver Stadium.
Kickoff is set for 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 in Beaver Stadium. The game will air on the Penn State Sports Network. As in previous years, there will be no admission or parking fee for the Blue-White Game. Stadium parking lots will open at 8:00 a.m. and stadium Gates A, B, C and E will open for fans at 10:30 a.m.
A separate autograph session with football student-athletes is in the planning for this summer, perhaps in conjunction with training camp in August, rather than the day of the Blue-White Game.
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