Once again, Penn State and Ohio State will be playing under the lights.
James Franklin’s first night game at Beaver Stadium will be on Oct. 25 against the rival Buckeyes. Kickoff is scheduled for 8 p.m. and the broadcast will be on either ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.
It will be the third straight season that the Nittany Lions have faced Ohio State in primetime and the sixth time in the past 10 years. The Buckeyes have won the last two meetings in the series, including a dominant 63-14 showing last fall in Columbus.
Penn State previously announced that the Oct. 11 game at Michigan will be a 7 p.m. kickoff. The only other game on the 12-game schedule that has an official start time is the opener against UCF in Dublin, Ireland, which will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Jumping on the Caravan
Penn State also announced some additions to its annual Coaches Caravan on Tuesday.
Members of Franklin’s staff will be joining him throughout the tour along with head coaches from other Penn State programs.
Just added to the local Caravan stops are offensive coordinator John Donovan and quarterbacks coach Ricky Rahne, who will both accompany Franklin on his May 20 stop at Genetti Hotel and Convention Center in Wilkes-Barre.
Rahne will also be in attendance on May 14 when the Caravan hits Fiorelli Catering in Peckville. Rahne is the program’s designated recruiter for District 2 and the surrounding area.
Men’s hockey coach Guy Gadowsky and men’s volleyball coach Mark Pavlik will also make the May 20 trip to Wilkes-Barre.