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Penn State Football 2016, 2017 Conference Schedule Released

Penn State football fans are getting a glimpse at what post-sanction life might include with the release of the 2016 and 2017 Big Ten schedules today.

The schedules are unique in that they will be the first two seasons of the restructured Big Ten scheduling system. This will be the first two seasons featuring a nine game conference schedule — with each team playing the six teams in its division and three teams from the other division on a rotating basis.

Of course, the highlight in 2016-2017 is a home-and-home matchup against in-state rival Pitt. Home games against Ohio State, Iowa, Michigan, and Nebraska in those two seasons round out a solid slate of games for the Nittany Lions.

Here are the full schedules as we know them.


Sept. 3            KENT STATE

Sept. 10          at Pitt

Sept. 17          TEMPLE

Oct. 1             MINNESOTA

Oct. 8             MARYLAND

Oct. 15           at Michigan

Oct. 22           OHIO STATE

Oct. 29           at Purdue

Nov. 5             IOWA

Nov. 12           at Indiana

Nov. 19           at Rutgers

Nov. 26           MICHIGAN STATE

Dec. 3             Big Ten Championship Game



Sept. 2            AKRON

Sept. 9            TBA

Sept. 16          PITT

Sept. 30          INDIANA

Oct. 7              at Northwestern

Oct. 14            at Iowa

Oct. 21            MICHIGAN

Oct. 28            at Ohio State

Nov. 4             at Michigan State

Nov. 11            RUTGERS

Nov. 18           NEBRASKA

Nov. 25           at Maryland

Dec. 2             Big Ten Championship Game

About the Author

Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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