FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff coming to Morgantown for WVU’s season-opener against Penn State

107th Backyard Brawl Set to Kick Off at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN

The highly anticipated 107th Backyard Brawl is set to commence at 3:30 p.m. on ESPN, marking a historic moment for college football fans. The clash between West Virginia University (WVU) and Penn State University (PSU) is scheduled to take place on August 31, with FOX’s flagship pregame show, Big Noon Kickoff, making its way to Morgantown for the occasion.

FOX’s decision to select the WVU-PSU matchup as its Big Noon Saturday game demonstrates the magnitude of this event in the college football calendar. In addition to the season opener, the Big 12 conference has also revealed the times for WVU’s two other non-conference games. The Mountaineers will face Albany on September 7 at 6 p.m., a game that will be broadcast on ESPN+. Furthermore, the 107th Backyard Brawl at Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh is scheduled for September 14 at 3:30 p.m., with ESPN or ESPN2 airing the broadcast.

The Big Noon Kickoff pregame show, which premiered in 2019, will broadcast live from Almost Heaven Village, located between the Light Blue and Teral lots, starting at 10 a.m. The show will feature anchor Rob Stone, former college football players Mark Ingram, Matt Leinart, and Brady Quinn, as well as three-time national champion coach Urban Meyer. This marks the third time that Morgantown will host a national pregame show, following ESPN’s College Gameday broadcasts in 2011 and 2014.

The upcoming game between WVU and PSU serves as a rematch from last season, where the Nittany Lions secured a 38-15 victory over the Mountaineers at Beaver Stadium. Notably, this will be the first time Penn State has played in Morgantown since 1992, adding to the excitement surrounding the event. Fans can expect a thrilling matchup as both teams look to kick off their seasons on a high note.

As the college football season progresses, time and broadcast information for WVU’s conference games, starting with Kansas on September 21, will be released by the Big 12 on a 12-day or six-day window prior to each game. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting season of college football action.

Original Story at – 2024-05-30 19:15:59

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