Temple and Penn State are in negotiations for a future home-and-home football series, according to a source familiar with the situation.
Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour on Tuesday said, "We've been talking to [Temple officials], as we have a lot of people, to round out our schedule."
Asked if she could characterize the talks, Barbour said, "They're conversations. They're all conversations until they're solidified."
The source says the games will be played in 2026 and 2027 but did not know if the first year's game will be at Penn State or Temple. The deal has not been finalized but is expected to be completed.
The two schools last played in 2016 when Penn State earned a 34-27 home win over the Owls. That came after Temple opened the 2015 season with a 27-10 victory over the Nittany Lions. It was Temple's first win over Penn State since 1941.
Temple has four nonleague games per season while competing in the American Athletic Conference. Penn State has three in the Big Ten. Both teams have their nonconference games scheduled through the 2020 season.