Friday, February 5, 2016

Penn State - Illinois game scheduled for noon

The Nittany Lions' Big Ten opener at Illinois will kickoff at noon ET (11:00 a.m. CT) on Sept. 29.

Penn State - Illinois game scheduled for noon


The Nittany Lions' Big Ten opener at Illinois will kickoff at noon ET (11:00 a.m. CT) on Sept. 29.

The game will be broadcasted nationally by ESPN or ESPN 2, meaning Penn State's first five games this season will all air on the ESPN Network.

The Nittany Lions also have a trend of starting early. Three of Penn State's first five games have a noon (ET) start. Last week's contest against Navy began at 3:30 p.m., as will this week's game against Temple.

Penn State's second Big Ten game, an Oct. 6 clash with Northwestern on Homecoming Weekend at Beaver Stadium, is also scheduled for noon.

-Emily Kaplan

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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.

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