Report: Penn State vs. Pitt to Kickoff at Night in Heinz Field

By John Morgan on April 16, 2018 at 8:30 am
Sep 9, 2017; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions safety Marcus Allen (2) reacts after tackling Pittsburgh Panthers running back Darrin Hall (22) in the end zone for a safety during the fourth quarter at Beaver Stadium. Penn State defeated Pitt 33-14.

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For anyone who has ever rented, you understand that you are at the mercy of your landlord. That's no different for Pitt Football.

When Penn State visited Heinz Field in 2016, it was a noon game because the Pittsburgh Pirates had a night game scheduled. It looked like this fall's game would be no different. The Pirates were scheduled to play that evening vs. the Miami Marlins at PNC Park, which meant that in all likelihood, it would be another noon game. Over weekend, it was announced that the Pirates have adjusted their start time.

Though there has been no formal announcement, all indications are Pitt will try to make their marquee game a primetime event. Penn State knows that they will be in a hostile environment regardless of the kickoff time, but a game under the lights will take it up another notch. Roar Lions Roar will provide more information when official details are released.

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