Whiteout Declared, Pep Rally Set

Penn State is gearing up for this weekend's big matchup with Notre Dame at Beaver Stadium. The athletic department is calling for a Whiteout for the nationally televised game. There will also be a "Rally in the Valley" Friday night.

The large and loud Penn State student section has delivered on several Beaver Stadium white outs over the past three years, earning notice across the nation for their enthusiasm and solidarity.

For the first time, all Nittany Lion fans are being asked to wear white for the highly-anticipated clash with Notre Dame on Saturday. Kickoff is at 6:00 p.m. in Beaver Stadium and ESPN will televise the sold out contest to a national audience.

The more than 107,000 tickets for the game were printed in white. More than 50,000 white shakers, courtesy of PHEAA, will be distributed for the all stadium white out.

On Friday, the Blue & White Society and Penn State Intercollegiate Athletics are teaming up to host a "Rally in the Valley" football pep rally at 8 p.m. in Rec Hall.

Head coach Joe Paterno, the Nittany Lion football team, the Penn State cheerleaders, Lionettes dance team, the Blue Band, and the Nittany Lion mascot will all participate in the pep rally and help ready students, alumni and friends for the next day’s football game.

The Penn State faithful will be pumped up and primed at the “Rally in the Valley” in anticipation of the widely anticipated and sold out Penn State-Notre Dame clash in Beaver Stadium. The Nittany Lions will be facing the Fighting Irish in a primetime contest that will be televised to a national audience by ESPN.

Notre Dame will be making its first visit to Happy Valley since 1991. The Irish took a 9-8-1 series lead by winning in South Bend last season.


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