It was probably just an oversight, but the future football schedules released by Penn State earlier this week initially still included a home game against Virginia Tech in 2025. That game has been officially removed from the schedule.
This is not a surprise and pretty much had been common knowledge for some time. Which is why it was peculiar to still see the Hokies on the 2025 schedule a few days ago.
Here’s the back story:
Penn State was supposed to play at Virginia Tech in 2020, but that and all non-conference games were canceled because of COVID.
Virginia Tech was supposed to return the game by visiting PSU on Sept. 6, 2025. But since PSU didn’t go there, the Hokies decided they weren’t going to come to Penn State in 2025.
“(AD Whit) Babcock said he does not think the Hokies will go to Penn State in 2025 because the Nittany Lions did not come here this year,” Hokies beat writer Andy Bitter tweeted on Tuesday. “Said there’ll be a neutral site game that “you all will really like” coming up but did not offer specifics.”
Given that, it was a surprise that Virginia Tech was still listed on PSU’s future schedules when the school announced games earlier this week against Marshall, Kent State and San Jose State.
A check of Virginia Tech’s future schedules that day showed that the Hokies are set to play Vanderbilt on Sept. 6, 2025. So clearly the game at Beaver Stadium was off, and now PSU has changed things on its end.
Here is the Lions’ 2025 schedule, from GoPSUSports:
2025 Penn State Football Schedule
Aug. 30 Nevada
Sept. 6 Open
Sept. 13 Villanova
Sept. 20 Rutgers*
Sept. 27 at Illinois*
Oct. 4 Purdue*
Oct. 18 at Maryland*
Oct. 25 at Minnesota*
Nov. 1 Indiana*
Nov. 15 at Ohio State*
Nov. 22 Michigan*
Nov. 29 at Michigan State*
Note: One non-conference game (Sept. 6) to be scheduled