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Penn State to play in Alamo Bowl

Nov. 30, 2007 at 4:25 PM

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Penn State will play in the Alamo Bowl in Joe Paterno's 500th game as coach of the Nittany Lions, the university announced Friday.

The Big Ten team's opponent in the Dec. 29 game in San Antonio will be a team from the Big 12, likely Texas A&M or Texas Tech.

Penn State, which was 8-4 this season, played in the Alamo Bowl once before, defeating Texas A&M 24-0 in 1999.

"We're delighted to have the opportunity to return to the Alamo Bowl," Penn State Athletic Director Tim Curley said.

"The Alamo Bowl has been a great partner with the Big Ten and all the conference schools, and we're excited about returning to San Antonio."

The 80-year-old Paterno has been Penn State's football coach since 1966. His teams have appeared in 33 bowl games, winning 22.

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