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Sept. 5, 2008
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., - The Penn State All-Sports Museum will be open on Saturday during three of the next four home football weekends, starting with tomorrow's contest vs. Oregon State.
Museum Director Ken Hickman announced that the museum and gift shop will be open on Saturday from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. prior to the 3:30 p.m. contest between the Nittany Lions and Beavers.
The museum also will be open on Saturday, Sept. 27 from 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. prior to the 8:00 p.m. clash with Illinois. On Homecoming weekend, Oct. 18, the museum will be open from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., with the battle against Michigan set for 4:30 p.m.
The museum also is open Fridays from 10 a.m,-8 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on home football weekends.
The museum may be open the day of the Indiana (Nov. 15) and Michigan State (Nov. 22) games once the kick time is determined for those contests.
A small exhibit on the undefeated 1973 Penn State team is one of the new features in the All-Sports Museum. The team is having a reunion this weekend and will be introduced at halftime of the Oregon State game.
The Penn State All-Sports museum and gift shop's normal operating hours are Tuesday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday from 12-4 p.m. each week. The museum is closed on Monday.
The museum honors the student-athletes and coaches through history who have helped Penn State's intercollegiate athletic program emerge and remain one of the nation's best. Exhibits highlight the success of 32 varsity men's and women's sports, including three that no longer have varsity status - Boxing, bowling and rifle.
The musuem is located in the southwest corner of Beaver Stadium adjacent to the museum gift shop operated by the Penn State Book Store. A canopy leading from Curtin Road marks the museum entrance.
There are two floors of exhibition space in the 10,000 square foot facility, with indoor sports occupying the second floor and outdoor sports on the first floor.
Visitors can park at the parking meters in the lot directly across Curtin Road from the museum entrance and the parking meters located in the Founder's Lot on the East side of the Bryce Jordan Center.
Penn State Home Athletic Events This Weekend:
Friday, Sept. 5
WVB vs. Long Island, 7:00 p.m. (www.GoPSUsports.com)
MSOC vs. Tulsa, 7:30 p.m. (www.GoPSUsports.com)
Saturday, Sept. 6
WVB vs. George Washington, 12:00 p.m. (www.GoPSUsports.com)
FB vs. Oregon State, 3:30 p.m. (ABC /ESPN2, Penn State Sports Network, www.GoPSUsports.com)
WVB vs. Villanova, 8:00 p.m. (www.GoPSUsports.com)
Sunday, Sept. 7 MSOC vs. Bucknell, 3:30 p.m. (BTN / www.GoPSUsports.com)
WSOC vs. Bucknell, 6:00 p.m. (www.GoPSUsports.com)