January 28, 2013 at 5:29 PM
Virginia is no longer on Penn State's football 2013 schedule, according to a statement released by Athletic Director Dave Joyner on Monday.
"The University of Virginia notified Penn State that it would not be playing the Sept. 14, 2013 game scheduled for Beaver Stadium in order to play a home game on that date," Joyner said in a press release. "We are working with Virginia to re-schedule the game for Beaver Stadium in a future season. We have begun discussions to find an opponent for the Sept. 14 date and expect to make that announcement very soon."
The Nittany Lions suffered a 17-16 loss to the Cavaliers on Sept. 8, 2012 in Charlottesville, but will have to wait to avenge the defeat.
Last week, the Orlando Sentinel reported Central Florida will be the team to replace Virginia on Penn State's nonconference slate, though neither school has given official word of a scheduled contest. Penn State coach Bill O'Brien previously was an assistant under UCF coach George O'Leary while both were at Georgia Tech.
Regardless of which team Penn State faces in the third week of the season, the team will open its 2013 campaign against Syracuse on Aug. 31 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.