Penn State will play rival in primetime; Nittany Lions may finalize series with FCS power
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Under the lights
How about this for a new chapter in the Penn State-Pitt rivalry? Primetime along the north shore of Pittsburgh, in Week 2 of the college football season.
ESPN/ABC made the news official on Wednesday, as they released the first three weeks of primetime football broadcasts, headlined by the Keystone state clash in Pittsburgh, writes the Centre Daily Times’ Josh Moyer.
About the rivalry
Penn State and Pitt are leaving a lot on the table with the ending of the current series after 2019.
Land of 10’s Audrey Snyder takes a look at how both teams have gotten to the point that the series will end, and likely not continue for the foreseeable future.
Series with FCS power looming
Penn State has a couple of schedule holes to fill in the next decade, and they may have found a team.
In a story that flew under the radar for a few days, DelawareOnline.com’s Kevin Tresolini writes that Penn State and FCS powerhouse Delaware may be on track to finalize a series for 2023 and 2027 later on this summer.
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Penn State’s recruiting efforts may get a boost later this week as a key target in the Class of 2019 is set to make a decision.
Land of 10’s Tyler Donohue writes that 4-star defensive back Tyler Rudolph will announce his college commitment on Monday night at his high school, St. Thomas More in Oakdale, Conn. Donohue notes Penn State has been pursuing Rudolph since last fall.
As the Nittany Lions await Rudolph’s decision, they are making moves with another target down south.
Class of 2020 wide receiver Marquez Bell from Lake City, Fla., received an offer from Penn State, writes Lions 247’s Andrew Callahan. Bell has nine offers and is unranked in the 247Sports Class of 2020 rankings.
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