Penn State to Play BYU in 2010

You want some drama in next years out of conference schedule, you’ve got it. Sources very close to the basketball program confirmed today that on Saturday December 18th(Time may change) Penn State will travel to the Times Union Center to play BYU and Jimmer Fredette in a showdown in Albany of epic proportions. Three of New Yorks brightest stars will face off in the Times Union Center in Albany NY which is close to the hometown of star Cougar guard Jimmer Fredette and Penn State stars Talor Battle and Taran Buie. BYU and Penn State haven’t released their nonconference schedules, but BYU coach Dave Rose acknowledged last month that the Cougars were trying to get a game in New York so Fredette could play close to home his senior year.

“Former Bishop Maginn coach Rich Hurley said he’s been involved in talks about a possible BYU/Penn State game in recent days because of his connection to Battle. Hurley said he was asked to reach out to Penn State by Glens Falls Councilman-at-Large Dan Hall, who has been one of the leaders in the effort to bring BYU to Glens Falls.

Hurley said he made a call to Penn State earlier in this week. He said one day later he got a call from Penn State saying the schools had agreed to play, and asked him to contact the Times Union Center. Hurley said he was “99 percent” sure the game would be played.”

This is already in part of a OOC slate that has the following teams (see below). Maybe Ed isn’t going to sit back after all.

  • Confirmed:
    76 Classic (Neutral – Anaheim)
    VT (Away)
    ACC/Big10 Challenge (Home)
  • BYU (Neutral)
  • Rumored:
    Lehigh (Home)
    Ole Miss

For those of you who haven’t heard of one or both of those players you can check a complete side-by-side comparison here.

~ by blj1887 on March 25, 2010.

2 Responses to “Penn State to Play BYU in 2010”

  1. This could also be a bit of a reunion if you will.
    I read somewhere that Jimmer Fredette and Talor Battle were AAu teammates.

  2. […] 26, 2010 This just in from the Penn State sports blog The22000: The Nittany Lion basketball team will reportedly face BYU next December in Albany, N.Y. It may […]

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