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May 31, 2012
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The dates for one of the highlights of the Penn State sports calendar, Blue-White Weekend, have been set for 2013.
Blue-White Weekend will be held April 19-21, 2013, with the Blue-White football game on Saturday, April 20 as the centerpiece for numerous activities throughout the weekend in and around Beaver Stadium.
Numerous events are held during Blue-White Weekend, including a carnival, fireworks, food vendors, live music and performances at the student entertainment stage, in addition to other Penn State athletic events.
The Nittany Lion Club will host its Blue-White Event on April 20, 2013 before the game. The NLC breakfast event features Coach Bill O'Brien and the Nittany Lion seniors and drew more than 1,300 to the Bryce Jordan Center this past April.
Blue-White Weekend has become the university's unofficial annual spring reunion. This year's scrimmage drew an estimated 60,000 fans, the nation's third-highest spring football game attendance. The Blue-White Game attracted record-breaking crowds in excess of 70,000 from 2007-09, topped by 76,500 at the 2009 contest.
The Nittany Lions return 36 letterwinners and 10 starters for the upcoming season (5 offense, 4 defense, 1 specialist), as well as 17 players that have starting experience.
Season tickets are available for the 2012 season, with the Nittany Lions hosting five teams that played in a bowl game last year and playing 10 bowl teams overall. Penn State will host Ohio State (Oct. 27), Wisconsin (Nov. 24-Senior Day), Northwestern (Oct. 6-Homecoming), Indiana (Nov. 17), Navy (Sept. 15-Military Appreciation Day), Temple (Sept. 22-All-University Day) and Ohio (Sept. 1) in Beaver Stadium this fall.
For information on joining the Nittany Lion Club and purchasing season tickets, as well as club seating in Beaver Stadium, fans can visit www.GoPSUsports.com or call 1-800-648-8269 (1-800-NITTANY) weekdays from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. The pricing of 2012 Penn State football game tickets and accompanying donation levels is the same as in 2011.
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