I know you've heard it 1,000 times before, but this really could be the season that Penn State Basketball reaches new heights. Lamar Stevens, Mike Watkins, and company will have to be at their best to get the Lions back to the NCAA Tournament, but the projected roster looks like it could be one of the best under Pat Chambers.
But the games aren't played on paper, and the Big Ten conference always presents its fair share of challenges. With the release of the full Big Ten schedule on Friday, Penn State now knows the conference schedule they will have to navigate their way through. Check it out below.
|Saturday, December 7||at Ohio State|
|Tuesday, December 10||MARYLAND|
|Saturday, January 4||IOWA**|
|Tuesday, January 7||at Rutgers|
|Saturday, January 11||WISCONSIN|
|Wednesday. January 15||at Minnesota|
|Saturday, January 18||OHIO STATE|
|Wednesday, January 22||at Michigan|
|Wednesday, January 29||INDIANA|
|Saturday, February 1||at Nebraska|
|Tuesday, February 4||at Michigan State|
|Saturday, February 8||MINNESOTA|
|Tuesday, February 11||at Purdue|
|Saturday, February 15||NORTHWESTERN|
|Tuesday, February 18||ILLINOIS|
|Sunday, February 23||at Indiana|
|Wednesday, February 26||RUTGERS|
|Saturday, February 29||at Iowa|
|Tuesday, March 3||MICHIGAN STATE|
|Saturday, March 7||at Northwestern|
|Wed-Sun, March 11-15||B1G Conference Tournament|
**The January 4th game against Iowa will be played at the Palestra in Philadelphia.
Penn State will have home and away contests against Ohio State, Iowa, Rutgers, Indiana, Michigan State, Minnesota, and Northwestern. They will see Maryland, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, and Illinois only once each during the regular season.
Michigan State, Maryland, Purdue, Ohio State, Illinois, and Wisconsin will all be contenders for the first top-25 of the college basketball season. Thankfully, the Nittany Lions' schedule seems to be devoid of any ridiculously tough stretches, and the spacing out of these teams on the schedule is a big part of that.
Stick with Roar Lions Roar as we continue to approach basketball season and we ramp up our coverage of what could very well be Penn State's first NCAA tournament team since 2011.