With Michigan pausing all athletic activities for two weeks following their own Covid outbreak(s), Penn State will now play its previously postponed game against Ohio State in Columbus on Wednesday, January 27. Game is still scheduled for 7 PM on the Big Ten Network.
A change in this week’s schedule sends your Nittany Lions to Columbus for a 7 pm Wed., Jan 27 matchup with the No. 15/18 Buckeyes on the Big Ten Network. ⚪— Penn State Men’s Basketball (@PennStateMBB) January 24, 2021
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The Nittany Lions will be playing four consecutive home games due to the most recently announced scheduling changes in the coming week. Penn State’s game against Nebraska on January 30th has been postponed due to covid complications in the Nebraska program. As a follow up to that development, Michigan agreed to play the Nittany Lions during it’s bye week, so they replace Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 27th. Meanwhile, the Badgers will travel to Bryce Jordan on Saturday, January 30th instead.
The scheduling changes mean Penn State will play Wisconsin in back-to-back games, as the originally-scheduled road game with the Badgers is still on the slate for Tuesday, February 2nd.
Both games are scheduled to be on the Big Ten Network, with Michigan’s tilt scheduled for 7 PM, while Wisconsin’s scheduled to tip off at 3 PM.
With four home games in a row, Penn State will likely find themselves playing a number of road games to close the season in order to make up the two postponed games (at Nebraska, at Ohio State).