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Have a Colorful Weekend with Penn State's Blue-White Game
Saturday, April 18, 2015 | Beaver Stadium-Penn State University Park
One of the highlights of the Penn State sports calendar, the Blue-White game presented by AAA, is set for Saturday, April 18, 2015 as the centerpiece event for activities throughout the weekend on the University Park campus.
The Penn State institution is scheduled for an afternoon kickoff on Saturday, April 18, and will air on the Penn State Sports Network. As in previous years, there will be no admission or parking fee to watch Coach James Franklin and the Nittany Lions battle it out in their inaugural game. Stadium parking lots open at 8:00 a.m.
The popular autograph session with the team will be held at 10:45-11:30 a.m. in Beaver Stadium. The players are permitted to sign one item per person to give as many fans as possible an opportunity to meet the squad.
The Lions will arrive at the stadium at approximately 10:15 a.m. on April 18. Stadium gates A and B will open at 10:30 a.m. Gates C, D and F will open at 12:00 p.m. for the game.
The Penn State football gameday Fan Festival, with numerous displays, vendors and interactive events for kids, will begin at 9 a.m. and be located on Curtin Road near Beaver Stadium, as it is during the season.
But don’t limit your weekend to just football! Make a weekend out of it with the Penn State women’s tennis team. Root for your home team during the matches against Purdue on Friday, April 11, 3:30 p.m. and Indiana on Sunday, April 13, 11 a.m. All other sports teams are away that weekend. Arrange your hotel room by clicking here for current availability.
The 6th Annual Paterno Family Beaver Stadium Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania is set for Sunday, April 19. Participants will finish at the 50-yard line in Beaver Stadium for the three mile run or one mile walk. Click here for more information.
The Blue-White Game presented by AAA has become the university’s unofficial annual spring reunion. The 2012 scrimmage drew an estimated 60,000 fans, the nation’s third-highest spring football game attendance. The Blue-White Game attracted record-breaking crowds in excess of 70,000 from 2007-09, topped by 76,500 at the 2009 contest.
Franklin was named the Nittany Lions' 16th head football coach in 2014. A product of Langhorne, Pa., Franklin led Vanderbilt University to unprecedented success the past three years as head coach, including consecutive nine-win seasons and bowl victories the past two years, as well as back-to-back Top 25 finishes, all for the first time in VU history. In his 20th year of coaching, Franklin was a two-time All-PSAC quarterback at East Stroudsburg University.
Penn State is ready to hit the field hard with 15 returning starters and 41 letterwinners for the upcoming season. The Nittany Lions begin spring drills March 17 with the 15 practice sessions culminating in the alumni institution, the Blue-White Game, on April 12.
Season ticket renewals are underway online at the GoPSUsports website. There again was no increase in season tickets prices for Penn State football for the 2014 season. New season tickets are available by calling 1-800-NITTANY, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Planning to spend the night in Happy Valley? Check hotel availability or call 814-231-1400 to book your room!