Date Set for 2015 Blue-White Game presented by AAA

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Christian Hackenberg signing autographs for fans at the 2014 Blue-White Game.

Christian Hackenberg signing autographs for fans at the 2014 Blue-White Game.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 17, 2014 - The 2015 date has been set for one of the highlights of the Penn State sports calendar, the Blue-White Game presented by AAA.

      The Blue-White football game will be played Saturday, April 18, 2015 in Beaver Stadium. The intra-squad scrimmage is tentatively scheduled to kick in the mid to late afternoon. More details about Blue-White Game related events will be announced after the 2014 season.

      Coach James Franklin's Nittany Lions concluded spring practice last Saturday, with an estimated 72,000 fans attending the Blue-White Game, the nation's largest spring football crowd thus far in 2014.

      The Blue-White Game presented by AAA is the university's unofficial annual spring reunion. The game has drawn more than 50,000 fans in six of the past eight years, including three consecutive crowds above 70,000.

      Franklin, plus nine other head coaches and nine assistant football coaches, will be participating in the 17-stop Penn State Coaches Caravan, starting May 1 at the Pegula Ice Arena on the University Park campus. Franklin is scheduled to appear at all 17 events in Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. For all the Coaches Caravan event dates and locations, go to: alumni.psu.edu/events/coachescaravan.

      Nearly 3,000 new season tickets have been sold for the 2014 campaign, including approximately 300 at the Blue-White Game. There again was no increase in season tickets prices for Penn State football for the upcoming season. New season tickets are available by calling 1-800-NITTANY, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

      Penn State announced two new football ticket initiatives in January.

      - The Recent Graduate program gives Penn State graduates who earned an undergraduate degree from 2010-14 at any campus the opportunity to purchase up to two season tickets for $300 per ticket for the seven-game home schedule this fall. The cost includes a $50 donation to the Nittany Lion Club and is a savings of 35 percent from the regular $460 season ticket price ($360 + $100 NLC donation).

       More than 400 Recent Graduate program season tickets have been sold, with approximately 2,500 seats remaining available. The seats are located in the North Upper Deck, in Sections NAU-NLU. Interested recent graduates can call 1-800-NITTANY, weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

      - Penn State is implementing a variable pricing structure for its single game public football tickets during the 2014 season. Single game tickets will go on sale to the general public in July, with tickets being available for as low as $40 for some games. For a full list of prices by section for the 2014 football season, fans can log onto: http://www.gopsusports.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/011414aab.html.

      Penn State returns 41 letterwinners and 15 starters (7 offense, 7 defense, 1 specialist) for the 2014 campaign and will play a trio of 2013 Top 10 teams this fall.  The Nittany Lions will host Rose Bowl Champion Michigan State (Nov. 29), Ohio State (Oct. 25), Northwestern (Sept. 27-Homecoming) and Maryland (Nov. 1) during its 2014 Big Ten home schedule. Penn State will host Akron (Sept. 6), UMass (Sept. 20) and Temple (Nov. 15) during its non-conference slate.

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