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Penn St. homecoming vs. Northwestern to start at noon

Penn State's homecoming game against Northwestern on Oct. 6 will start at noon, the athletic department said Thursday.

Penn St. homecoming vs. Northwestern to start at noon

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Penn State says that its football team's homecoming game against Northwestern on Oct. 6 will kick off at noon.

The game will be televised on the Big Ten Network, ESPN or ESPN2. An announcement on the network doesn't have to be made until 12 days before the game.

This is the third start time announced for the 2012 season, the Nittany Lions' first under new head coach Bill O'Brien. Penn State's Oct. 20 game at Iowa will start at 8 p.m. on the Big Ten Network, while its Oct. 27 game against Ohio State kicks off at 6 p.m. at Beaver Stadium on ESPN2.

Kickoff times for the Lions' first two home games -- Sept. 1 vs. Ohio and Sept. 15 against Navy -- should be announced by June 15, the athletic department said.

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Northwestern, which will rotate off the Penn State schedule next year, has been on the opposite of two milestone victories for Joe Paterno the last two years. The Wildcats lost two years ago at Beaver Stadium in what was Paterno's 400th career victory, and last year's defeat at the hands of the Nittany Lions enabled Paterno to tie the record for most wins in Division I, at 408.

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Joe Juliano has been a staff writer for The Inquirer for 30 years, covering covering Penn State football, Villanova basketball and other college sports, along with golf and the Penn Relays. This is his seventh season on The Inquirer’s Penn State beat. He previously covered the Nittany Lions for United Press International from 1976-84.

Joining Joe this season is Erin McCarthy, an intern for The Inquirer and a junior at Penn State majoring in print and digital journalism. This is Erin's first season on the Penn State football beat. She previously spent two summers as an Inquirer summer intern on the Pennsylvania and South Jersey desks. She is also an editor for the Daily Collegian, the university's student newspaper. A Delaware County native, Erin graduated from Episcopal Academy.

Reach Joe at jjuliano@phillynews.com.

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