Since he arrived in January, James Franklin has emphasized the importance of tradition as much as possible. This fall, however, at least one game day ritual will be different as the traditional Blue Bus arrival is now a thing of the past:
According to a Penn State athletics spokesperson, the Blue Buses will stop at Medlar Field instead of directly outside the South tunnel. This will let fans form a human tunnel that the players will walk through on their way into the stadium. Penn State wants the State College community to help practice this new arrival on Tuesday morning before the team’s practice at Beaver Stadium. Fans are encouraged to arrive at 9 a.m. to cheer on the team’s arrival at 9:15. B94.5 and members of the Blue Band will be in attendance, and this year’s official poster will be available. Parking is free in the visitors lots. Come cheer on the team and practice a new gameday tradition!