Penn State adds Central Florida to 2013 schedule

Penn State coach Bill O’Brien will reunite with one of his

mentors when Central Florida counterpart George O’Leary and his

Knights visit Beaver Stadium on Sept. 14.

Both schools announced the game Wednesday. Central Florida

replaced Virginia on Penn State’s schedule after the Cavaliers

asked out of the game last week on the same day they added Oregon

to its home schedule.

The Nittany Lions are trying to reschedule the game with

Virginia. They also plan a return trip to Orlando to play at

Central Florida in 2014 or 2015.

O’Brien was an assistant from 1995 to 2001 at Georgia Tech while

O’Leary was head coach.

Spring practice for Penn State begins March 18. The season

begins Aug. 31 against Syracuse at MetLife Stadium in East

Rutherford, N.J.