The Big Ten made a major announcement on Wednesday when it said that it will start scheduling six games per season on Friday nights.
It’s to be determined when those games will be and who will host them. But Penn State is saying they won’t take place at Beaver Stadium.
In a statement to the conference, the Nittany Lions told the Big Ten they will not host football games on a Friday night. Penn State cited multiple reasons including high school football and community stakeholders.
The Nittany Lions did say that they were receptive to the idea of the occasional home day game on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. They are also open to one Friday night game on the road each season, but not multiple.
Penn State has informed the Big Ten that we will not host football games on a Friday night. pic.twitter.com/6SH1tcvrw4
— Penn State Athletics (@GoPSUsports) November 2, 2016
Penn State is the second school to say ‘no’ to this idea. Michigan also wanted no part in it.
Both Penn State and Michigan play in 100,000+ seat stadiums that are typically filled on Saturdays by fans who flock from the surrounding area.