Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

2017 Date Set for Pitt-Psu

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

2017 Date Set for Pitt-Psu

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Penn State's game against Pitt in 2017 will be played Sept. 9 at Beaver Stadium, and Penn State also added a game against Georgia State for that year, according to the school.

The Pitt game is part of a four-year series. Pitt and Penn State are scheduled to play in Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2018 and again in University Park in 2019. The Georgia State game will be Sept. 16, 2017.

Penn State also announced it will play Kent State Sept. 15, 2018.

College football

Oklahoma is the overwhelming favorite to win the Big 12 title in a preseason media poll. The Sooners, who have won eight Big 12 championships, received 47 of the 56 first-place votes and had 548 total points. Defending champion Baylor is led by senior quarterback and league preseason offensive player of the year Bryce Petty. It got the other nine first-place votes and had 508 votes. West Virginia finished eighth in the voting.

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Pro basketball

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Tennis

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