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Penn State-Virginia Clash Set for 3:30 Kickoff on ABC

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa., November 3, 2002 - ABC Sports will televise Penn State's non-conference clash with Virginia on Saturday, November 9 to a regional audience. Kickoff has been set for 3:30 p.m. ET in Beaver Stadium.

The telecast is the 10th announced TV appearance of the season for the No. 19 Nittany Lions, who are 6-3 overall and 3-3 in the Big Ten following Saturday's 18-7 win over Illinois. Penn State has appeared on television in 100 of its last 101 games, including the last 66 contests.

The Lions will be making their fifth appearance of the season on ABC against the Cavaliers. Penn State's contests against Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio State also were on ABC. Penn State has appeared on ESPN three times (UCF, Iowa and Illinois), the win over Northwestern aired on ESPN2 and the victory over Louisiana Tech was an ESPN Regional telecast.

Virginia is 6-3 overall. The Cavaliers had their six-game winning streak snapped at Georgia Tech on Oct. 26 and were idle this weekend.

Penn State leads the series with Virginia, 4-2, but the Cavaliers have won the last two meetings, including a 20-14 decision in the 2001 season finale. Virginia won 14-6 in 1989 in its last visit to Beaver Stadium.

Future Penn State contests may be selected by the networks under the six and 12-day provisions of their contracts with the Big Ten.

A limited number of tickets remain for the Virginia contest, as well as Penn State's final home game with Michigan State on Nov. 23. The ticket office is open weekdays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Non-student tickets can be purchased by calling the Jordan Center ticket phone room at 814-865-5555 or 800-863-3336, weekdays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Non-student tickets also are available at, the official website of Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics, by clicking on the football ticket icon on the front page of the website.




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