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Penn State Football: Pitt Game Scheduled For Noon Kick

by on May 19, 2016 1:00 PM

The long-awaited restart to an old series will kick at noon on Sept 10 as the Nittany Lions travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Panthers in the second game of the 2016-17 season.

The trip marks Penn State Football’s first visit to Pittsburgh in 16 years, the game can be seen on either ABC or ESPN. The Nittany Lions visit the Panthers in the Steel City for the first time since a 12-0 loss during the 2000 season. The game is the first of a four-game home-and-home series between Penn State and Pitt.

The Nittany Lions have met the Panthers more than any other opponent - 96 times - with Penn State owning a 50-42-4 series advantage. The teams first met in 1893 and played every season from 1900-31 and 1935-92, often in a compelling final game of the regular season. The teams did not meet from 1993-96, when Penn State began play in the Big Ten Conference, and then played a four-game series from 1997-2000, with the Nittany Lions winning the 1997-99 contests on the field. 

Previously announced, the Nittany Lions will host Maryland for Homecoming Oct. 8 at noon, Ohio State for the Penn State White Out Oct. 22 at 8 p.m.and Iowa for Seats for Service Members Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Additionally, Penn State’s game at Rutgers is slated for an 8 p.m. kick Nov. 19.

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