Though the start of the 2014 season is still several months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about it. While kickoff times are usually not known until a week before the game due to TV schedules, two of Penn State’s games in 2014 already have kick times set. Penn State’s October 11 Big Ten battle at Michigan has been set for 7:00 p.m. E.T. That game will be just the third night game in the history of Michigan Stadium and the first Big Ten night game played there.
ESPN or ESPN2 will show the battle between the conference rivals.
Last season, the Nittany Lions were down 10 points to Michigan in the final six minutes, but rallied back to force overtime and eventually pulled out the win in four overtimes. The game was the longest in Big Ten history and marked the first loss of the season for the Wolverines last year.
Penn State will be playing a regular season night game for the 15th-straight season.
The Nittany Lions will start the season playing their first international game ever when the travel to Ireland to take on the Central Florida Knights in the Croke Park Classic. The game will start at 1:30 p.m. in Dublin, 8:30 a.m. E.T. Last year, the Golden Knights were victorious in the matchup at Beaver Stadium.
No kick times have been set yet for any of Penn State’s home games. The Nittany Lions open their home schedule on September 6 against Akron.
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