Penn State game at Virginia to start at noon

Penn State's initial road game of the 2012 season, on Sept. 8 at Virginia, will kick off at noon and be televised by ABC, the university announced Thursday.

This is the fourth kickoff time to be announced for the upcoming season. The Nittany Lions will take on Northwestern at Beaver Stadium at noon on Oct. 6, will play at Iowa at 8 p.m. (Philadelphia time) on Oct. 20 and will host Ohio State at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27.

Penn State last played Virginia during the 2002 season. The Lions lead the series 5-2. The Cavaliers will visit Beaver Stadium on Sept. 14, 2013.

The Cavaliers finished 8-5 last season, closing with a loss to Auburn in the Chick-Fil-A Bowl. They are one of 10 bowl teams that will serve as Penn State opponents this seaosn.

--Joe Juliano