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Penn State, UCF gets prime time slot on Big Ten Network

Penn State and Central Florida will kick off at 6 p.m. on Big Ten Network on September 12. The Big Ten Network will be making their first trip to Beaver Stadium for a prime time game with the trip, and Penn State will play three prime time games in 2013 as a result.

The Big Ten Network will air 12 prime time games, a new all-time high for the network.

“Primetime games are becoming more and more popular,” said BTN President Mark Silverman. “Featuring compelling matchups in primetime allows BTN to remain front and center in Big Ten and college football fans’ minds throughout the entire day,” he said. The network will also air a total of 47 football games this season, but the additional TV lineup for the Big Ten Network will be released at a later time.

Central Florida will be playing their first season in the newly identified American Athletic Conference (The American) and will be Penn State's first official opponent from The American. The two schools are also thought to be discussing a potential 2014 season opener in Ireland.

It was previously announced Penn State will also host Michigan for a 5 p.m. kickoff on ESPN or ESPN2 on October 12, and they will kick off at Ohio State at 8 p.m. on October 26 on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

For a full rundown of updated kickoff times and schedule notes, check out the 2013 Penn State Football Schedule.

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