HOMECOMING TILT WITH N'WESTERN SET FOR 12:10 KICKOFF

June 21, 2002

Penn State's Homecoming football game with Big Ten rival Northwestern on Saturday, Oct. 19 will kickoff at 12:10 p.m. in Beaver Stadium. The contest will be televised by ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPN Regional, with the televising network or stations most likely to be announced 12 days before the game. Penn State and Northwestern will be meeting in Happy Valley for the first time since 1998. The Nittany Lions lead the series, 6-1, with the initial meeting in 1993. The Lions have won the last four contests with the Wildcats, including a dramatic 38-35 comeback win in Evanston last season. The contest will be Penn State's 83rd Homecoming game. The Nittany Lions have are 59-18-5 in front of the alumni audience, winning 33 of 36 games under Coach Joe Paterno. For more on this story, go to

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