When Penn State coach James Franklin enters Beaver Stadium for a game, he immediately heads through the tunnel and makes a lap around the field.
Such was the case Saturday morning, before a noon kick with Army. And by the time Franklin was finished making the lap — dressed in a suit — he was thoroughly soaked.
The weather for the game has turned out to be as bad as everyone expected, with steady rain and — as of 10:30 a.m. — temperature in the low 40s. The tarp came off the field around 9:30 a.m., and the field appears to be OK so far.
However, traffic was light coming into the stadium for a game that is supposed to be a sellout. The parking lots had loads of empty spots as of this writing.