Penn State-Minnesota clash set for noon kick

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State’s Nov. 9 contest at Minnesota has been set for a noon kick at TCF Bank Stadium. ESPN2 will televise the contest to a national audience.

The Penn State Sports Network and will begin coverage of the Penn State-Minnesota game at 10:30 a.m. 

Coach Bill O’Brien’s Nittany Lions and the Golden Gophers will be meeting for the first time since 2010 and the 13th time overall. Penn State owns an 8-4 on-field edge in the series, which began in 1993, earning the decision in each of the last four meetings. Penn State won in Minneapolis, 33-21, in the last meeting three years ago.

The announcement of the Minnesota kick brings the total of known Penn State start times to nine for this season. The first of Penn State’s three November home games, against Illinois on Nov. 2, will kick at noon and air on ESPN. The Illinois game also will air on the Penn State Sports Network (10:30 a.m. airtime) and

Minnesota improved to 6-2 with a 34-23 win over No. 24 Nebraska last week and visits Indiana on Saturday before hosting the Nittany Lions on Nov. 9.

The remaining three Penn State kick times and TV information will occur within the Big Ten’s six- or 12-day selection process.

Every Penn State football game has been televised the past 10 seasons and 235 of the last 237 contests overall have been on TV. All Nittany Lion football and basketball games air on the Penn State Sports Network and

Tickets are available for the Nittany Lions’ final three home games against Illinois (Nov. 2, THON Day), Purdue (Nov. 16, Military Appreciation Day) and Nebraska (Nov. 23, Senior Day). For information on single game tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit or call 800-NITTANY from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays.

Penn State students can purchase a pair of tickets to each of the remaining home games at a special price – up to two tickets for $40 each – with their valid student ID. Students from all Penn State campuses and the World Campus are able to buy two tickets for the Illinois, Purdue and Nebraska games in advance by calling 800-NITTANY or in-person at the Beaver Stadium ticket office (weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). This special student ticket offer also is available on gameday at the Bryce Jordan Center ticket office from 8 a.m. until kickoff.

The seats for this special student ticket offer will not be located in the 21,000-seat student section in Beaver Stadium.

Pre-paid single game parking passes for the general parking lots ($10) are also available at

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Last Updated October 28, 2013