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Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Headed To Atlantic City

by on June 04, 2018 1:53 PM

Penn State basketball will take part in a unique event this season as the Nittany Lions will face NC State at the first-ever Boardwalk Classic at Historic Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, December 15, 2018 in Atlantic City.

According to the event, the one-day quadruple-header will feature Temple University vs. Davidson College; Iona College vs. Princeton University; Penn State vs. North Carolina State University; and Virginia Tech vs. University of Washington.

“Atlantic City has long been a popular destination on the east coast with wonderful hotels, dining and entertainment. We are very excited to host the inaugural Boardwalk Classic at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City this December,” said John L. Doleva, President and CEO of the Basketball Hall of Fame in a statement. “The eight teams participating and the fans who travel with them are sure to have a fantastic experience in this unique venue.”

For Penn State it's an opprotunity to once again put the program in front of a Nittany Lion friendly crowd near the heart of so many alumni bases outside of the state. With recent trips to New York already in the books, a trip to New Jersey ought to yield a very similar pro-Penn State atmosphere. Important not only for the game being played, but recruits watching it as well.

“We know our team is in a great environment anytime we can play in front of our alumni, fans and family, and the Basketball Hall of Fame is giving us the opportunity to showcase our program at the Boardwalk Classic in Atlantic City," Coach Pat Chambers said in a release.

"Penn State has been invited to participate in previous Basketball Hall of Fame events and we’ve had great experiences. We’re excited about this game and the destination.”

For the most part the majority of Penn State's out of conference schedule has yet to be released, although games against Virginia Tech and DePaul were recently announced. 

Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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