Virginia Tech, Penn State announce series

Virginia Tech, Penn State announce series
August 14, 2013, 5:00 pm
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Athletic Director Jim Weaver of Virginia Tech and Penn State Athletic Director Dave Joyner announced today that their schools have agreed to a home-and-home football series that will begin in 2022.

The schools' football teams will face off for the first time in the history of either program on September 17, 2022 at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va. 

The series will shift to State College, Pa. on September 16, 2023.

"I am very pleased that we have been able to negotiate a home and home football series with Penn State," Weaver said in a release. "I think this will be a series that our fans will look forward to since this is another Big Ten team. Over the next 10 years, we will be playing Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State."

Though the Hokies have never played Penn State, they do have a 3-2 all-time record against teams currently in the Big Ten.

The Hokies are 1-0 against Indiana, 2-1 versus Nebraska, and have lost their only meeting with the University of Michigan.

Weaver, incidentally, holds both an undergraduate and a graduate degree from Penn State, and is also an alumnus of the Nittany Lions football program, having played center and linebacker during his career there.

His playing days over, Weaver began his coaching career at Penn State as an assistant, from 1969-1972.

One of the players that he coached during his tenure: his PSU counterpart Dave Joyner, then an offensive tackle.