According to a report by PennLive.com’s Greg Pickel, UMass’ 2014 road game against Penn State may be in jeopardy.
Pickel reported that if UCF and Penn State agree to a home-and-home series for 2013 and 2014, “Penn State would be replacing it’s 2014 contest with Massachusetts University (sic).”
Information regarding Penn State’s home-and-home with UCF stems from a report in the Orlando Sentinel. Paul Tenorio, the Sentinel’s UCF beat writer, did not name any sources in his report.
UMass announced the Penn State game, which is slated for Sept. 20, 2014, back in April. If indeed the game is cancelled, UMass will still have contests against Boston College and Colorado at Gillette Stadium, and Vanderbilt on the road.
Jon Sinnett, assistant athletic director and head of media relations for UMass, said the school hasn’t spoken to Penn State about canceling the game.
“We haven’t heard anything from them on this, and there is already a contract in place to play the game,” he said.
Regarding whether Penn State would have to pay UMass to cancel the game, Sinnett didn’t know specifics but said that he “would expect there to be compensation as that is fairly standard.”
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