State College, Pa. loses approximately 70 percent of its population when school ends in May. But when September rolls around, tens of thousands of Penn State students trek back. Not just for classes, but for football.
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Penn State’s 2010 football schedule has been announced. Where the Nittany Lions typically see a few easy games in the early part of the season, they’ll have to be ready for week 2, where they face defending NCAA champion Alabama in Alabama.
Other notable games include the annual bout with Ohio State and the season-ender versus Michigan State.
There is speculation this could be Joe Paterno’s final season. In fairness, the guy is 83 years old and has coached at PSU his entire life, so retirement isn’t exactly unearned. The real question is: How long will it take to rename Beaver Stadium once he calls it quits?
The full Penn State Football schedule:
September 4 – Youngstown State – noon
September 11 – AT Alabama – 7 p.m.
September 18 – Kent State – noon
September 25 – Temple – TBD
October 2 – AT Iowa – 8:05 p.m.
October 9 – Illinois – noon
October 23 – AT Minnesota – TBD
October 30 – Michigan – 8 p.m.
November 6 – Northwestern – TBD
November 13 – AT Ohio State – TBD
November 20 – AT Indiana – TBD
November 27 – Michigan State – TBD