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Penn State Football: Nittany Lions Add Georgia State And Kent State To Future Schedules

by on July 17, 2014 3:58 PM

Penn State's football team has added two opponents to its future schedule -- Georgia State and Kent State.

The Georgia State meeting -- the first between the two schools -- will take place at Beaver Stadium on September 16 of the 2017 season. Penn State head coach James Franklin and his staff co-hosted a football camp with Georgia State this past summer, apparently striking up quite the relationship along the way.

The Georgia State game also means that the Nittany Lions' previously announced 2017 contest against Pittsburgh has been rescheduled for September 9, a week earlier in the season. Pitt and Penn State will play every season from 2016-19 with the 2017 and 2019 contests slated for Happy Valley.

The Nittany Lions will host Kent State on September 15, 2018. The Nittany Lions have won the four previous meetings with the Golden Flashes. The two teams are also scheduled to meet on Sept. 2, 2016 in Happy Valley.

 With Thursday's announcement Penn State’s 2016 and ’17 schedules are complete. The Nittany Lions have one non-conference opponent to schedule for the 2015 and 2018 campaigns.

While many years away, Penn State has future meetings scheduled that should make for good non conference clashes down the road.

  • Virginia Tech for the first time in 2022 (away) and 2023 (home) 
  • West Virginia in 2023 (home) and 2024 (away). 
  • The Nittany Lions also are scheduled to play Temple each of the next three seasons, including hosting the Owls on Nov. 15 for Military Appreciation Day.

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