Homecoming Kickoff Announced
As the 2009 NCAA football season inches closer, more and more details regarding the schedule have been released. This week’s reveal is specifics surrounding the Nittany Lions’ homecoming game.
Penn State’s Homecoming clash with Minnesota is set for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff on Oct. 17 in Beaver Stadium, the third start time announced by the university.
The contest with the Golden Gophers will be an ABC regional telecast, with ESPN or ESPN2 airing it in the rest of the nation.
This is the third announced kickoff for the season, with the 8 p.m. Big Ten opener against Iowa on Sept. 26th and the 3:30 Halloween game against Northwestern having been previously revealed.
All three televised games have great potential – both Northwestern and Minnesota saw dramatic improvements in win-loss records last year, and the Iowa contest is already being built up as this year’s “revenge game.” Given the team’s Rose Bowl appearance last year and this squad’s potential, don’t expect these to be the only nationally televised bouts that take place in Beaver Stadium this season.
[Source: Centre Daily Times]
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