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Penn State Confirms Cancellation of UVA Game, Working on New Opponent

Cancelled UVA Game

Penn State will not have a chance to get revenge against Virginia during the 2013 season as the Cavaliers have decided not to make the September 14th trip to Beaver Stadium, instead opting for a home game against the Oregon Ducks.

An official statement from Athletic Director David Joyner says the following:

“The University of Virginia notified Penn State that it would not be playing the Sept. 14, 2013 game scheduled for Beaver Stadium in order to play a home game on that date. We are working with Virginia to re-schedule the game for Beaver Stadium in a future season. We have begun discussions to find an opponent for the Sept. 14 date and expect to make that announcement very soon.”

Dave Joyner, Director of Athletics

The updated 2013 schedule for the Nittany Lions can be found here. There is currently an open date in the Week 3 slot, but that should be filled shortly to complete the schedule.

According to a report in the Orlando Sentinel last Friday, the Central Florida Knights are the rumored opponent, which makes sense given the friendship between Bill O’Brien and UCF head coach George O’Leary.

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