Archive: May, 2013
Penn State will provide the opposition when Rutgers makes its Big Ten football debut in 2014.
On Thursday, the conference released its 2014 schedule which finds the Nittany Lions opening the Big Ten season on Sept. 13 in Piscataway, N.J. It will mark the first time Penn State has played at Rutgers since 1955.
The Lions also will travel to Michigan (Oct. 11), Indiana (Nov. 8) and Illinois (Nov. 22) for conference games. They will host Northwestern (Sept. 27), Ohio State (Oct. 25), Maryland (Nov. 1) and Michigan State (Nov. 29) at Beaver Stadium.
Penn State moved quickly Tuesday night to rebut a Sports Illustrated story that appeared to paint an unflattering portrait of the university’s medical operation as it applies to football.
The story, which is teased on the cover of this week’s edition of the magazine with the headline, “Do Athletics Still Have Too Much Power at Penn State?”, is expected to be released online Wednesday morning. It was not available Tuesday night on any web sites.
A statement issued by Penn State said: “To characterize the medical care Penn State provides our student-athletes as anything other than the highest quality is erroneous. Access to urgent and quality are for our athletes is no less than where it was at any point in the past 20 years.