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Penn State completes 2013 schedule with game vs. UCF

Penn State has announced the addition of Central Florida to its 2013 schedules. The two teams will meet Sept. 14 at Beaver Stadium.

Penn State completes 2013 schedule with game vs. UCF

Penn State coach Bill O´Brien talks to quarterback Matt McGloin during<br />the game against Ohio University at Beaver Stadium in State College,<br />Pennsylvania, Saturday, September 1, 2012. Ohio defeated Penn State,<br />14-24. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/MCT)
Penn State coach Bill O'Brien talks to quarterback Matt McGloin during the game against Ohio University at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania, Saturday, September 1, 2012. Ohio defeated Penn State, 14-24. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/MCT)
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Penn State announced Wednesday it has completed its 2013 football schedule by adding Central Florida for a game on Sept. 14 at Beaver Stadium.

The Knights replace Virginia, which pulled out of the date in order to play an extra home game.

UCF, which finished 10-4 last season and won the Beef O’Brady Bowl, is coached by George O’Leary. Penn State coach Bill O’Brien was a member of O’Leary’s staff at Georgia Tech between 1995 and 2001.

“It will be a great honor to play against UCF and coach O’Leary,” O’Brien said in a statement. “UCF is a good football team. Coach O’Leary has done a fantastic job and obviously he has meant a lot to my career. This will be a great game for our fans and I’m really looking forward to it.”

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Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner said the two schools are working on a date for a game in Orlando in 2014 or 2015. He said the game against Virginia will be rescheduled.

The Nittany Lions are playing UCF for the third time. They defeated the Knights in 2002 and 2004, both times at Beaver Stadium.

The Knights will begin play in the Big East this upcoming season.

--Joe Juliano

Inquirer Staff Writer
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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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