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Penn State's Big Ten opener at Rutgers to be played at night

Penn State will open its Big Ten schedule under the lights on Sept. 13 when it travels to Rutgers for an 8 p.m. kickoff.

Penn State's Big Ten opener at Rutgers to be played at night


Penn State and new Big Ten rival Rutgers will open up the 2014 conference season under the lights on Sept. 13 in Piscataway, N.J.

The game will kick off at 8 p.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium and air on the Big Ten Network. This not only will be the first conference game for the two teams, it also marks the initial Big Ten contest of 2014.

Rutgers officially will become a member of the Big Ten on July 1. The Scarlet Knights will be playing in the East Division meaning they will compete against the Nittany Lions on an annual basis. The two schools have squared off 24 times but their last meeting was back in 1995.

The announcement Tuesday gives Penn State yet another night game for its 2014 season. The Lions also will play at Michigan on Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2) and host Ohio State at 8 p.m. Oct. 25 (ABC, ESPN or ESPN2) at Beaver Stadium.

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The only other starting time known to date on the Penn State schedule is the Lions’ season opener on Aug. 30 against Central Florida in Dublin, Ireland. That contest will kick off at 8:30 a.m., Philadelphia time (1:30 p.m. in Dublin).

--Joe Juliano


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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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