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No, Joe Biden Isn’t Postponing Penn State-Purdue

Contrary to online concerns, President Joe Biden’s speech Thursday night will not impact the broadcast of the Penn State-Purdue football game. The game will kick off at 8 p.m., as will coverage.

In an email to Onward State, a programming official from FOX confirmed that Biden’s speech won’t be televised by the network — leaving the game’s coverage unimpeded.

“There are no plans to provide coverage of the President’s speech tomorrow night,” the email read.

Speculation around the potential programming conflict emerged when the White House announced Biden would give a presidential address in prime time on September 1. With the Nittany Lions set for a prime-time conference battle, some fans believed Biden’s speech would overlap.

According to the White House’s announcement, Biden is set to deliver his speech on “the soul of the nation” outside the Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.

The president’s speech will be televised on other networks and channels Thursday night, but the FOX airwaves will remain clear for James Franklin and his squad.

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