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Blue White Game to Air on ESPN

From September to early January (minus those few weeks in December), Penn Staters are used to seeing a Nittany Lion football game on TV almost every weekend.

Late April? Not so much.

That changes this year with the announcement that ESPN2 will televise the 2010 Blue-White Game. The Lions’ annual spring scrimmage will air live at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. It’s not quite a first — a handful of schools, including defending national champion Alabama, have had their spring games televised in recent years — but Penn State is the first Big Ten school to land the spot. And what’s the draw for the sports broadcasting giant? I’m guessing they’re aware that last year’s Blue-White Game drew nearly 77,000 fans, and it doesn’t hurt that this spring could feature a wide-open race to replace outgoing all-Big Ten quarterback Daryll Clark ’08 Com.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

March 12, 2010 at 9:52 am Leave a comment

Clearing the Air

Fans going into Beaver Stadium for tomorrow’s Blue-White Game would be smart to bring seat cushions (those metal bleachers are as unforgiving as ever), hats (the folks at Accuweather are predicting 86 and sunny) and a program to figure out all the new names and faces on the field. But they can leave their cigarettes back at the tailgate.

Starting with Saturday’s game, the Pennsylvania Clean Indoor Air Act will go into effect at Beaver Stadium — meaning there’s no smoking anywhere inside the stadium gates. For at least the past few years, smokers have been able to light up in the outer stairwells and walkways; from now on, any smoking once you’ve had your ticket scanned at the gate is strictly prohibited.

Ryan Jones, senior editor

April 24, 2009 at 9:49 am 1 comment

Spring in Happy Valley

I was driving back from the printer in Virginia the other afternoon, and as I came up College Avenue, the light on Old Main and the daffodils in the lower Old Main lawn just seemed especially sweet. Of course, in the time it took me to go around the block and find a parking space, the sky clouded over a bit and suddenly Old Main wasn’t catching the light anymore. But still, I thought you might enjoy seeing the view; click on the photo to see a larger version.

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While I was out of the car, I walked a few more yards down to the Allen Street gates, where some orange-colored tulips (those are tulips, right?) are in full bloom:

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If you’re coming up for the Blue-White Game this weekend, you’re in for a treat. Some of the trees on campus are in blossom, and AccuWeather says we’re supposed to have a high of 74 on Friday and 82 on Saturday. Enjoy.

Tina Hay, editor

April 23, 2009 at 10:39 am Leave a comment

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