Roar Lions Roundtable: If You Could Schedule a Home-And-Home Series with One School, Who Would It Be?

By RLR Staff on June 22, 2020 at 8:00 am
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After the recent announcement that Ohio State and Alabama have scheduled a home-and-home series, our staff sat down to share who we'd most want see Penn State visit and host.


Matt de Bear: There's a compelling case to be made that LSU and Penn State are the two premier primetime atmospheres in college football. Add in a pair of the most tradition-filled programs in the country, and you have a recipe for a fantastic series.

Michael Stanley: If a Whiteout in Happy Valley isn’t the best environment in college football, the next logical answer has to be in Death Valley. It’d be great for both fanbases to get to see both sides of such spectacular environments.

Bill DiFilippo: I wanna go to Death Valley at night and spend a day tailgating and do all of that stuff, and the thought of LSU fans coming to Happy Valley is an absolute joy. Anyone who says anything other than LSU is wrong.


Dan Smith: One, Austin is a very cool and fun city to visit. Two, it would be very funny to catch them in one of those surprisingly frequent years where they're overrated in preseason polls and Penn State can lay a whooping on them.

Arizona State

Craig Fritz: Penn State has played just one Pac 12 team since the 2008 season. ASU provides a moderate challenge on the field and provides one of the best destinations for Lions fans to visit. Others I'd love to see...Washington, Colorado, Utah, UNC, Clemson, Mississippi, Tennessee.


Nick Polak: I was going to say USC, but since they played not too long ago in the Rose Bowl, I'll pick a different Los Angeles team. I'm all about scheduling teams that you normally never see, and these two haven't squared off since 1968. It would give both the players and the fans the chance to travel and see parts of the country they probably don't visit too frequently. Plus it would be a chance to Penn State to sneak in a trip to the Rose Bowl.

Notre Dame

Matt Flip: Penn State and Notre Dame are two of the most storied programs in college football, but the rivalry has fizzled out over the past decade. Going to South Bend would be a ton of fun, plus hosting Notre Dame would mean the Whiteout could finally be played against someone not named Michigan or Ohio State. 

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