The University of Akron will play Penn State for its 2017 football season opener, according to a news release.
The Zips will play the game at Penn State on Sept. 2.
It will represent the second time the Zips play PSU in a four-season span as they take the Nittany Lions on Sept. 6, 2014.
The Nittany Lions, who are currently under heavy sanctions by the NCAA, lead the series 3-0.
The Zips will kick off football training camp Aug. 1.
• UA volleyball coach Ron Arenz announced the addition of Allison Kearney as assistant coach and Chris Ostome as a volunteer assistant coach Thursday.
— George M. Thomas