In July, CBSSports.com's Jeremy Fowler reported that Penn State and Virginia Tech were finalizing a deal that would see the see the schools play a home-and home series. On Wednesday the two schools made it official.
The Nittany Lions and Hokies will play a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023. The first game will be played in Blacksburg on Sept. 17, 2022, and in State College on Sept. 16, 2023.
"I am very pleased that we have been able to negotiate a home-and-home football series with Penn State," said Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver in the release. "I think this will be a series that our fans will look forward to since this is another Big Ten team. Over the next 10 years, we will be playing Ohio State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Penn State."
"We are excited to be able to announce this football series with Virginia Tech," said Penn State athletic director Dave Joyner. "Virginia Tech is an opponent our alumni and fans have been asking about adding to the schedule. I am very appreciative of the efforts of Jim Weaver to make this long-awaited matchup become a reality."
Weaver and Joyner are familiar with one another. Weaver is a Penn State alum and actually coached the offensive line at the school from 1969 to 1972. One of his players? Dave Joyner.
Amazingly, even though the schools are only 325 miles apart, the 2022 meeting will be the first time they've ever faced one another on the football field.