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April 30. 2013 1:28AM

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Penn State and Michigan won’t be in the same division until 2014. But the Wolverines are back on the Nittany Lions’ schedule this year, and the game will be under the lights at Beaver Stadium.

Disney (ABC/ESPN) began rolling out its prime time schedule for the season Monday and Penn State will have two evening games featured on national TV.

Penn State’s Homecoming game against Michigan will be at 5 p.m. on Oct. 12. Two weeks later, the Lions will travel to Columbus and play the Buckeyes at 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium.

The Michigan game will be broadcast on either ESPN or ESPN2. The Ohio State game will air on ABC, ESPN or ESPN2.

It will be the third time in Michigan’s last four trips to Happy Valley that the game will be in the evening.

Penn State and Ohio State will be meeting in prime time for the fifth time in the past nine seasons.

Coaches Caravan opens today

Bill O’Brien is back on the bus.

The Penn State coach will again be joined by others from the campus in touring the region, beginning today in Reading.

O’Brien will be making his second straight spring trip to NEPA on May 8 when he attends the annual alumni association chapter dinner at Genetti Manor in Dickson City.

Men’s basketball coach Patrick Chambers and men’s volleyball coach Mark Pavlik will join O’Brien in Lackawanna County.

Registration for the event is online at

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