See 'The Mighty Macs' on Penn State Basketball Friday

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Oct. 19, 2011

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA. - Penn State basketball coaches Patrick Chambers and Coquese Washington will be hosting "A night at the movies on Penn State Basketball" on Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:15 at the College 9 movie theater. The first 200 attendees to the 7:15 showing of the new movie "The Mighty Macs" will receive a ticket, small popcorn and small drink courtesy of the Penn State Basketball programs.

Fans can meet coach Chambers and coach Washington before the movie, along with special guests. The College 9 Theater is located on Carnegie Drive in State College.

"The Mighty Macs" is based on the incredible true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College team and their head coach Cathy Rush. The squad became one of the original Cinderella stories in women's basketball as they won the inaugural AIAW Championship. Rush is one of eight female coaches inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The "Mighty Macs" also produced three of the most successful coaches in women's basketball history in former Lady Lion head coach Rene Portland, Rutgers and Illinois mentor Theresa Grentz and Marianne Stanley, who led Old Dominion to a trio of national titles with the first coming at the age of 24.

The film is directed, produced and written by Tim Chambers, brother of Penn State's Patrick Chambers. Carla Gugino stars as Rush, while David Boreanaz portrays Rush's husband, NBA referee Ed Rush. The film also features Marley Shelton and Oscar-winner Ellen Burstyn. Additionally, seven of the "Mighty Macs" appear in the film as nuns in a church scene.

Single-game tickets available for the Nittany Lions and Lady Lions by calling 814-865-5555 or by visiting or Ticketmaster. Single-game tickets for Nittany Lion games are $18 for the lower bowl and $15 for upper level tickets for adults and seniors. Youth tickets (18 and under) are $7 for the lower bowl and $5 for upper level seating, while Penn State student tickets (University Park or branch campus) are $5 for each of 17 home contests requiring tickets. Single-game tickets for Lady Lion games are $12 for adults and seniors, $5 for youth (18 and under) and, beginning this season, free for Penn State students.



Season tickets for Nittany Lion Basketball are $200 for adults, $170 for faculty/staff and seniors, $80 for youth (18 and under) and $59 for students. Lady Lion Basketball season tickets are $117 for adults, $91 for faculty/staff and seniors and $52 for youth.

PNC Flex Books are also available again this year for $99. The Flex Book gives fans 12 vouchers, 10 that can be redeemed in any combination for Nittany Lion and Lady Lion Basketball tickets throughout the year and two extra vouchers for the Nittany Lions' Coaches Vs. Cancer game on Feb. 11 vs. Nebraksa and the Lady Lions' Think Pink game on Feb. 26 vs. Minnesota.


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