Navy to play at Penn State in football in 2012

July 21, 2010|By Baltimore Sun reporter

Navy will renew a dormant rivarly with Penn State in football when the Midshipmen travel to Happy Valley to take on the Nittany Lions in 2012, both schools announced Wednesday.

Navy, who last played Penn State in 1974, beating the Lions 7-6, will travel to State College Sept. 15 where Penn State is 7-3 against the Midshipmen and 18-17-2 overall.

"Playing Penn State again will bring back many memories for our alumni and friends of Navy Football," said Navy athletic director Chet Gladchuk in a new release.

"The opportunity to visit one of the most impressive stadiums in all of college football and take on the challenge of this storied program will be very inspiring to our coaches and student-athletes."

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