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Gameday Coverage: Penn State vs. Virginia

Good morning from Scott Stadium where the Penn State Nittany Lions (0-1) are set to take on the Virginia Cavaliers (1-0) from the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Cavaliers are led by Mike London who is in his third season with the program. London has a 13-13 record with the Cavaliers while Bill O’Brien is still searching for his first win as a head coach after dropping his debut to Ohio last week.

Below is all of the media information and coverage for today.

Kickoff: 12:01 p.m.

Television: ABC- Mike Patrick (Play-by play), Ed Cunningham (Analyst), George Smith (Sideline reporter)

Radio: Penn State Sports Network- Steve Jones (Play-by-play), Jack Ham (Analyst), Loren Crispell (Sideline reporter)

Weather: 81 degrees, Party cloudy, 20% chance of rain. The possibility of rain and thunderstorms will increase as the game goes on.

Last Time They Met: November 9, 2002- Penn State won this contest at Beaver Stadium 35-14 although the win was technically vacated by the NCAA. Counting this game, the Nittany Lions lead the overall series 5-2.

Injuries: Full injury reports for all teams can be viewed here. The big news is that Penn State running back Bill Belton did not make the trip due to an ankle injury. This is not surprising news but is rather important. Cornerback Stephon Morris has been nursing an ankle injury but should be good to go.

Media Coverage: @OnwardState will have live tweets throughout the game as editors Drew Balis (@drewBbalis), Kevin Horne (@KevinHornepsu), and Ryan Beckler (@RBecklerpsu) will all be inside Scott Stadium. StateCollege.com reporters Ron Musselman (@RMusselmansc) and Nate Mink (@MinkNate) will also have live coverage throughout the day.

A recap of coverage from both outlets throughout the week can be found below:

Onward State:

Game Day Observations: Ohio

Five Issues Penn State Needs to Fix Before Virginia

Penn State Events During the UVA-PSU game

Beaver Stadium Mobile App Falls Short

O’Brien Gets Creative to Keep Team Spirits High

How to Enjoy an Away Game in Happy Valley

Staff Predictions; Penn State vs. Virginia

 Walk-On to Starter: Matt Lehman’s Journey to PSU

A Team to Remember 

50 Stats for Saturday: Virginia

Nittany Lions Head South in Need of a Victory

StateCollege.com:

5 Ways to Fix the Nittany Lion Defense

Paterno was Cavalier About Virginia QB Rocco

New Compression Suit Final Stage of “Regeneration Friday

Complete Bill O’Brien News Conference for Virginia Week

“Dirty Show” and “Run-Ons” Hold Key Roles in Future of Penn State Football

Bill Belton Held Out of Wednesday’s Practice

Mailbag Talks Guns and Roses, Bill Belton and Kick Returners

Pacino to Play Paterno in Upcoming Film Related to Sandusky Scandal

Derek Day Gets Nod at Running Back for Saturday’s Game at Virginia

O’Brien Hopes Seniors End His 0-6 Streak at Virginia

 3 Coaching Decisions to Watch Unfold at Virginia

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Drew Balis

Drew is a senior marketing major. This fall, he will be covering Penn State Football for Onward State. He is a huge Philadelphia sports fan and loves THON and Domonic Brown.

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