Penn State sets Blue-White Game kickoff

Daily Record/Sunday News – File

Blue-White Weekend gets under way Friday, April 19, with the annual Blue-White scrimmage game as the centerpiece for numerous activities in and around Beaver Stadium.

Kickoff is set for noon on Saturday, April 20. As usual, there will be no admission or parking fee for the game. Stadium parking lots will open at 8 a.m., and stadium Gates A, B, C and E will open at 10:30 a.m.

One change this year is a separate autograph session with the Nittany Lions is being planned for this summer, rather than the day of the Blue-White Game.

The game will be broadcast on the Penn State Sports Network.

Other sporting events during Blue-White weekend include the 2013 NCAA Men’s Gymnastics Championships in Rec Hall, as well as home games for the Nittany Lions baseball, field hockey, men’s golf, softball, men’s tennis, women’s tennis and men’s volleyball teams.

The weekend also includes fan favorites, such as Friday’s Wingfest and fireworks and Sunday’s Beaver Stadium 5K Run/Family Fun Walk to benefit Special Olympics Pennsylvania. A carnival, food vendors and several bands and student performers also will return.

The Nittany Lion Club’s Blue-White breakfast on April 20 will feature Coach Bill O’Brien and the Nittany Lion seniors. The event will be held in the Bryce Jordan Center and is open to the public. Event schedule and ticket information will be announced in early March.

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.

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