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BREAKING: Big Ten Football Schedule Released, Penn State-Ohio State Set for Early Clash

We (once again) know how the schedule will shape up for the Nittany Lions in 2020.

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Now that it’s official that the Big Ten will be playing football this fall, there’s one major detail to work out - creating a new schedule to take the conference from its late October start through the championship weekend Dec. 19. Eight games, eight weeks.

Here’s how things shake out for Penn State in 2020:

Oct. 24 - at Indiana

Oct. 31 - Ohio State

Nov. 7 - Maryland

Nov. 14 - at Nebraska

Nov. 21 - Iowa

Nov. 28 - at Michigan

Dec. 5 at Rutgers

Dec. 12 - Michigan State

Dec. 19 - Big Ten Championship

The schedule gets off to a tough start, with an Indiana team that typically finds a way to play to the level of its opponent at home, followed by the home opener against Ohio State, which might be the biggest game of the entire college football regular season. Maryland and Nebraska both look to bounce back after losing seasons, and could be dangerous at times. A home clash with Iowa followed by a road trip to Ann Arbor will be challenging, but things ease up at the end of the regular season with a visit to Rutgers and regular season finale against a Michigan State squad that will be just starting to build back the program.

We will have plenty more thoughts to share on Penn State’s schedule in the coming days, as well as how things shake out for the rest of the Big Ten.

It’s happening, folks.